Matthews monshock 1974

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 23, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    lookibg for some info on this bike.
    Stopped out by Families for Xmas.
    Uncle knows I Collect some bikes and asked me to look at a bike in the garage.
    It was his sons my cousins.
    Owned since new.
    I took a peak at remembered that crazy monoshock bike. Lol
    Asked me if it’s worth anything.
    I thought maybe $50 bucks.
    After 10 minutes of research find out low production bike and possibly collectible.
    Can anyone give me more info and or value
    This is og paint bike
    Og seat , grips and tires.
    Crazy forks. Look like bridge towers lol.
    Serial number is low.

    One issue seen.
    Very bottom of seat tube weld is cracked a lower seat tube looks to be 3/4 open and connected by 1/4 weld.
    Looks to be repairable but unfortunately a fix is is fix.
    Thank you
    Look forward to your feedback.
    Mark

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  2. #2 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That looks nearly complete. Does the top of the seat have any markings?

    As for value, depends on the condition, completeness and who is interested. Drop a line if you're interested in selling.

    Very cool bike if early bmx is your thing.
    Enjoy
     
  3. #3 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    It's a Matthews Monoshock. Early bmx race bike. They were very quickly displaced by lighter, rigid framed bikes. You'll notice that even with the aluminum front end, the bike is a tank. Everything else on the bike is steel.

    There are guys (like me) who collect early 70s race stuff. It wouldn't be too hard to sell it.

    The broken frame will certainly affect the dollar value, and moreso if the repair would ruin the original finish. But it is almost complete. (I don't believe the grips and seat are original, but I could be wrong. The grips look like copies of Oakley II, whicch were not OEM.)

    All that said, it's a great survivor.
     
  4. #4 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Is the downtube dented/split on the left side?
     
  5. #5 Posted Dec 24, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Octopus grips OG
    Frame dented from Mathews fork
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 3, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Thank you for all the info and pm’s
    I will pass this info on to owners.
    Appreciated !
    If they decide to sell it , I will be listing here.

    Currently the bike is and has been sitting behind all their Yard decorations for the last 20 years.

    Thanks
    Mark