Monark Silver King 24 x 2.125 Single Tube Tire

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Mark Mattei, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. #1 Posted Jan 10, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    24052858-C6A5-4FA7-990F-35FA04792B49.jpeg 48FABB2B-FBE2-40A9-9F23-7A595F2FE7AE.jpeg 96DBFEB4-9EC7-44E5-99E3-1D9978A83119.jpeg F08A8A2E-7A4F-48A5-A425-A288CD93C39D.jpeg 769112FB-6103-443A-AB9B-FAD1CB34F8E2.jpeg F37602F8-4F80-4D11-9E6F-41D5BB59502A.jpeg 2805CDC4-3EEC-4432-A487-071573D50CBF.jpeg Had a pair of these for a while, found them lying in rubbish pile at the old Chicago Cycle & Supply Building on Des Plaines Avenue in Chicago when Schwinn had taken a floor of it over as a staging area for their planned bicycle museum. Asked Jim Hurd if they were available and he said take em’. I miss Jim. Anyone have or have seen a bike with these? Thanks, Mark.
     
  2. #2 Posted Jan 11, 2018 at 5:34 PM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Very cool tires....
     
  3. #3 Posted Jan 12, 2018 at 2:41 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  4. #4 Posted Jan 12, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Amazing find, Mark.
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
    I'm sure that must have a great adventure, getting into those old cycle supply buildings with Jim Hurd.
    That single tube 24" Silver King tire like nothing I've ever seen.
    Interesting that it says Musselman patent applied for.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jan 12, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    I live for the CABE

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    Really cool tires. Made me go back and check the early Silver King ads. I see that double tube balloon tires were specified with Musselman cords listed as an option.