1938 Elgin Barn Find. With BikeBug motor


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Mkc1hno

On Training Wheels
Aug 5, 2012
6
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Kansas city
#1
I was down in SE Kansas and found this Elgin at a yard sale. The guy said it was a 1938.
It looks like the BikeBug was put on in the late 60's or 70's.

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Mkc1hno

On Training Wheels
Aug 5, 2012
6
0
Kansas city
#5
1941 elgin

I did buy it. I removed the motor and working on it now, it does have spark and compression.
It does seem to be a 1941 after all, with the aftermarket chain guard.
I would like to get the fork truss rods and correct chain guard, but I'm assuming thats going to be a bit difficult.
Here's some pics with that motor removed.

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Album of pic's:
http://s401.photobucket.com/albums/pp99/mkc1hno/1938 Elgin/
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
22,286
7,231
Chicago area west
#6
I have an Elgin seat and guard for that. I think that may be a Manton & Smith? guard.
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
22,286
7,231
Chicago area west
#8
Cool. Do you have any pics of the seat and guard? What are you asking?
Thanks Heath.
I'll post some pics when I get home....I have $70 in the recovered seat and $40 in the Guard.
Domestic shipping probably $20?, so $130.00 I may have an original seat also...have to dig.
FYI... your stem is correct. bri.
 

Mkc1hno

On Training Wheels
Aug 5, 2012
6
0
Kansas city
#9
Thanks. I'm planning on keeping the paint as is. The patina is pretty cool looking.
So a rough looking seat and guard would match this bike the best.
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
22,286
7,231
Chicago area west
#10
Thanks. I'm planning on keeping the paint as is. The patina is pretty cool looking.
So a rough looking seat and guard would match this bike the best.
...yea yellow and black cool, but not the original patina...a repaint.
 
M

MagicRat

Guest
#12
Its only original once.

I say leave the original patina/history alone.(Just clean it)

I dont think Mkc is gonna be leaving that bike outside.
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
22,286
7,231
Chicago area west
#13
see Parts pics above...... Oh, don't let the "fringe" scare ya off...it's removable!....lol!
 
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Mkc1hno

On Training Wheels
Aug 5, 2012
6
0
Kansas city
#15
Bri,
Thanks for the pics, I may be interested in the guard. I found an old leather seat laying around that is working for now.
I'll let you know about the guard.
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
22,286
7,231
Chicago area west
#16
Ok. the '39-42's usually had the "egg cup" springed seats with the oblong front spring. Jusy say'n..... She cleaned up nice!
 

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