39' Speigel Airman / Monark Speedster


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saladshooter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 30, 2014
944
2,847
Littleton, CO
#1
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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saladshooter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 30, 2014
944
2,847
Littleton, CO
#5
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
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
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,046
14,766
Evans, GA
#10
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
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
 

Kickstand3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 16, 2014
697
985
Grapevine Tx
#12
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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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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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
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12,412
Compton, United States
#14
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.
 

saladshooter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 30, 2014
944
2,847
Littleton, CO
#15
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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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,046
14,766
Evans, GA
#17
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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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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