39' Speigel Airman / Monark Speedster

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by saladshooter, Nov 26, 2017.

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Howdy All

    Like many of you, I was blown away when this bike surfaced back in June. So I have to say that I am honored to be the next caretaker of this killer machine.

    After all the advice given to the original owners family to not restroy this bike. I hope that I did this incredibly rare bike justice.

    Enjoy
    Chad
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice! First one Ive ever seen

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    Congrats! I thought I might be a player but the selling price was quite a bit more than I was willing to go. V/r Shawn
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    Good job Chad!

    Nice to know it's now at least in the Cabe family!

    To my mind this is nearly the most interesting bike that has surfaced on the forum this year.

    Can I visit when I make it out your way and take a spin???:eek::p:D
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Well, I'm happy to hear that you feel that I paid too much for my bike. Being a super cool frame and the only one known to exist with a tank - for half the price of a deluxe prewar Schwinn, I'm comfortable with it.

    Thanks
    Chad
     
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    Nice bike! Congratulations!
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    nice
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Great bike Chad, congrats!
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    Awesome bike! I've never heard of this one. Congrats on a great buy.
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Sorry if it came across like that. I've paid some crazy money for bikes I really wanted and I'm sure others would think I paid too much. It is a unique piece and as such really hard to put a price on. I'm glad you got it and took it to the next level--looks good! V/r Shawn
     
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  11. #11 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Outstanding rare beauty, Congrads!!
     
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  12. #12 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    First one iv ever seen also ,Its cool . Can you post pics of the other side.Thanks for sharing the pics and Congrats
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Beautiful. Congrats!


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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Thanks for posting a picture of the inside of the tank.
    It's interesting the way it's strapped on.
    Does the other half have the same type of corresponding trim piece?
    Super cool bike!
    Congrats, on the nice acquisition.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Thanks Marty,

    No the other half of the tank I'd have to guess is the same as a standard Five bar tank as it only has one fastening screw hole. From my observation, the only difference between the two tanks (Five-bar and this) themselves are the five slits cut in the top center left half for the tabs on the triangular piece to enter and be bent over to support the back half of the tank. But I'd be curious if a standard five bar tank have these slits cut in them.

    Chad
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    I live for the CABE

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    Very cool, I'd love to own the only example of a bike.
     
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    Chad no standard Five Bar tank I've ever seen has the slots for the tabs. This is unique to this model. V/r Shawn
     
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    Welcome to the Speedster Club. I think there's only three of us on here now (yes, you have to own one to join, sorry)

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Glad to finally be accepted into the club!

    Total of three I've seen on the CABE. Obviously there are more, but how many are out there? 5 7 12?
     
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