I found this vintage bicycle during a clean out. Does anyone know the model name and year of this Elgin? It’s very solid and seems complete.


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Mercian

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2016
329
381
51
France
#24
Hi,

BB stands for Bottom Bracket, which is the tube on the frame that the pedal crank goes through.

If you turn the bike upside down, as a westfield you will probably find two lines of letters and numbers stamped on it. If you give us those we can say which month and year it was made.

Best Regards,

Adrian
 
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Mercian

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 1, 2016
329
381
51
France
#26
Hi

The 'E' in front of the number says the bike was built up in 1940.

There may be another stamp above it in characters of the same size, an "F' or a 'G' with one or two numbers following it. If you were interested, it would tell you the month the bike frame was made. 'F' =1939, 'G' = 1940, and the numbers, the month 1= Jan, 12 = Dec. Based on 25094, I guess G2 or G3?

Best Regards;

Adrian
 

bscottip

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 8, 2019
14
18
48
Rhode Island
#27
Hi

The 'E' in front of the number says the bike was built up in 1940.

There may be another stamp above it in characters of the same size, an "F' or a 'G' with one or two numbers following it. If you were interested, it would tell you the month the bike frame was made. 'F' =1939, 'G' = 1940, and the numbers, the month 1= Jan, 12 = Dec. Based on 25094, I guess G2 or G3?

Best Regards;

Adrian
Thank You for the knowledge
Regards
Scott
 
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