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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
4,321
Fairborn, Ohio
just picked this up, badged shelco

Very nice bicycle, kccomet.

May very-well be a '35 .. taking the one-year only tank .... see Tank No. 1001 near bottom.

The toolbox tank for '35 featured a ''cowcatcher nose'' for the taller motorbike with the five-inch head-tube ... see Tank No. 1000.

Your machine might take this dandy from a current ebay auction .. $950.oo with FREE Shipping ... easily cheaper than diamonds of equal weight.



Disclaimer ... that is not me selling this tank .... fellow must be new to older bicycles ... sheeesh ......



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tank 35b.jpg



The shorter frame (3-inch + / - head) that you have is even more seldom seen than the standard (5-inch + / -) Shelby motorbike of the day.

Below are some fotos of the 5-inch head specimen which was available in balloon or 28" high-pressure ..like yours.


1935 Shelby Motorbike (only year produced).jpg


1935 Lindy  -.jpg


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This "Buckeye" is a recent build by my friend, Ron ... AKA Oldnut of Dayton, OH.

1935  shelby  002.jpg


McCauley 1935 Catalog  COPY.jpg



This last illustration is just kool ... hope ya dig it as much as i do ......


..................... patric


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chitown

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 21, 2010
2,924
Prospect Heights, United States
Love the colors! Very cool find.

Can you post more frame construction details (BB, stays etc...) to document as Oldnut said "Yea don't see many of these". Could be a great reference for i.d.'ing future unbadged bikes with similar construction.

Thanks for posting!
 

scrubbinrims

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2010
6,771
4900 New Kent Rd, Richmond, VA 23225, USA
Original paint 5 inch headtube

Since this is becoming a Shelby motorbike party, I'll add my '32 (Morrow B hub).
The cowcatcher tank I picked up at MLC a couple of years ago fits it well, just haven't got around to patina matching it and never took photos of it cleaned up and accessorized.
Chris
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Oldnut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2012
962
Dayton,oh
Since this is becoming a Shelby motorbike party, I'll add my '32 (Morrow B hub).
The cowcatcher tank I picked up at MLC a couple of years ago fits it well, just haven't got around to patina matching it and never took photos of it cleaned up and accessorized.
Chris
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That 1000 tank will fit that frame last one I picked up was 70 bucks they also fit columbias
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with the tall frame
 

hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
4,321
Fairborn, Ohio
SPACER


Oldnut ... I don't believe the '1000' tank will fit the shorter headtube Shelby ...
the cowcatcher may catch the fork-crown and severely-limit steering.

Surely someone could mod a '1000' tank into a '1001' variety.

Lemme see ... the '1001' tank on e-b ... BIN @ 950 Simoleons .. with free shipping .....

Or ... score a '1000' tank for hundreds of Simoleons less ..... and mod it as a '1001' mimic ......

Hmmm .... ?



............. patric




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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
19,266
Evans, GA
This last illustration is just kool ... hope ya dig it as much as i do ......


..................... patric


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Wonder if this badge is for that motorcycle? Thoughts? V/r Shawn

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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
4,321
Fairborn, Ohio
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Using an appropriate fiber/woven/abrasive end-cutter on your Dremel or your Foredom ... CUT THE COWCATCHER OFF THE TANK.

Your measurements need to be accurate.

Use an index-card to design a working-pattern of the repair / filler-piece.

When you are satisfied with fit ... transfer this index-card information to a piece of suitable sheet-metal.

Do not do anything heroic. Measure, then check your measurements -- before any scoring, clipping and
bending of the sheet metal.

When you sense your accuracy ... clean everything with lacquer-thinner and attach the filler-piece in
a manner that makes it obvious you respect what you're working on.


.... patric





McCauley 1935.c Catalog pg-11  bb.jpg



McCauley 1935.c Catalog pg-11  cc.jpg




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