HEX TUBE HELP

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    My friend has a beautiful 48 Hex Tube Silver King that has garbage aftermarket pedals on it. Does anyone know what pedals would have originally come on this bike? Thanks.
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    I saw an original ad saying Torrington 8s.
     
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    I second the Torrington 8s as far as what was called for in the literature. That said I believe my original bike has a different pedal but I'll check. V/r Shawn
     
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    Thanks. Would they have had black blocks?
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    Thanks Shawn. I thought they might have come with the elusive Monark deluxe or supreme pedals. Maybe these were later?
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    Thank goodness they didn't come with those! The light is bad enough. By the catalog T8s will fill the bill. V/r Shawn
     
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    Thanks again Shawn. Luckily, it has the pedestal light already.
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    @Freqman1 what is the difference between a T8 and T10's. Is it the length of the blocks?
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    Blocks and caps are both different. If you do a search here on the forum you should find examples pretty easy. The T10 was used, primarily, on deluxe bikes and the T8, generally, on the lower tier bikes. V/r Shawn
     
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    Ok. Gonna search more on here. Thanks again for you help Shawn. He also has a dogleg crank on it, from a 35 SK I believe, that won' allow him to run the proper chain guard. Do you know what crank should be on there? A lot of questions, but you usually have a lot of answers. Haha
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    Sean,
    Without moving a bunch of bikes here are the best pics I can get. I believe the crank is a standard post war Monark crank and could even be a Wald. Here are the pedals on my bike which I believe to be original. Lastly notice the mount of the guard which conforms to the frame of the bike--this is unique to the Hex Tube. Hope this helps. V/r Shawn

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    Right on Shawn. You da man. He has the correct guard and clamp for the hex tube as well. Thanks so much for the information. I did find a thread on the pedals, and it was full of details. I' hoping someday I can talk him out of this bike. Haha. Thanks again.
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    THEY WOULD HAVE HAD EITHER 8'S OR 10'S I'VE SEEN THEM BOTH WAYS BUT THE MONARK "SCRIPTED" PEDALS ARE INCORRECT FOR SURE
     
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    Thank you and thank goodness. Those Monark pedals aren' cheap
     
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    Sean, that light on there actually came from @Freqman1 haha
     
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    Right on