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Aluminum Frame ID?

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slv63

Look Ma, No Hands!
Skip tooth, old aluminum frame. Anybody know what it is? I know Monarch made aluminum frames but don’t know enough to know if this is one. Thanks!
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stezell

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
They were mostly 24" which this one appears to be and some 26", I would say value around a couple hundred, because the fork should be aluminum as well unlike the fork on this one.
 

Blackbomber

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Hi @slv63. Don’t confuse Monarch with Monark (two different bicycle companies). I’ve been told all pre-war Silver King are 24”, but they don’t have diminutive dimensions - still very much rideable. Nice find.
 

Nickinator

Riding my '38 Deluxe Bluebird

TR6SC

I live for the CABE
Skip tooth, old aluminum frame. Anybody know what it is? I know Monarch made aluminum frames but don’t know enough to know if this is one. Thanks!View attachment 1034199View attachment 1034200View attachment 1034201


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Wonderful frames. The 1934 and '35 had a clamping style seat post. The '36 and later were wedge style. Yours is later, so it didn't come with a skip tooth drive. But, who cares? Throw a set of wheels on it, and a seat too! Have fun.
 

YoYoRower

On Training Wheels
I'm going to slip in here and ask some more questions about the mentioned frame since I also got my hands on gramps old Monark Silver King.

I notice most of the pictures of bikes found are missing the rims - is this because they are generally pretty bad shape? I took the rims off the unit in the picture attached and went to the LBS and asked about rebuilding wheels and sounds like 200-250 between the hubs and rims (new spokes) would be the approximate cost. Pricey - but since I have the original (I think) triple step rims I thought lets go for it... turns out there's a couple pulled spokes and rims have some rust holes in it and the chrome is garbage under the paint.

What's the general consensus on when to keep it original and when to rat it up?

It has a lot of sentimental value but gramps was never one to shy away from some customization! The fenders are mashed up, seat and handle bars aren't original and the rims would need some weld and re-chrome. Already into it for a plastic bead blast job on the frame/fork to remove the paint. And it's all stripped down to pieces currently.

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YoYoRower

On Training Wheels
I'm taking Skiptooth's response as a +1 for new wheels!

Might investigate using the old hubs and just getting new AL rims, SS spokes - resto-mod style.
 

tech549

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
patience is the key ,you have the fenders which are proberbly the hardest part to find on these,you can have them rolled out will look like new!the wheels show up now and then,a lot of them are painted because there so pitted.i would build a set of 24 inch wheels and ride it till the triple steps are found
 

New Mexico Brant

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Just find a decent set of correct period wheels; If you are patient you should get a good rideable pair for $50-100; You will have to pay more for correct triple steps unless you get lucky. Some guys like to buy a period girls bike for the wheel set. Often they are in great shape (not ridden hard), and only need minor truing and re-pack the bearings. The last two girl's bike I bought had the worst wheels, the girls had ridden them to death!
 
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