Matthews monshock 1974


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cr250mark

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 18, 2015
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Paw Paw, IL, United States
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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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nycet3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 13, 2016
541
936
50
Toronto/Boston
#2
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
 

nycet3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 13, 2016
541
936
50
Toronto/Boston
#3
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.
 

cr250mark

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 18, 2015
828
1,021
Paw Paw, IL, United States
#6
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
 

cr250mark

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 18, 2015
828
1,021
Paw Paw, IL, United States
#7
This bike is now for sale if someone is interested.
I don’t have pictures on my phone anymore to post in for sale sections but can get new ones if necessary.
Bike can be brought to Lebanon ind. show next week if interested.
Pm me with offer.
Thanks
Mark
 

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