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Shawn Michael

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 3, 2012
793
Keizer, OR
Hi, I did some trading with a good friend of mine last week. I traded a tank for a couple of bikes. I liked the potential of this pre war boys bike, but don't know what it is or what the missing parts might look like. The seat tube doesn't have a collar or a split on the back. Someone put in a Schwinn post as a place holder. It has a nice Jiffy kickstand and once had some truss rods on it. The badge is missing too, but has two horizontal holes for one. The serial number is on the bottom bracket and reads E60800 or E6080Q.
Thanks for any help friends,
Shawn M.
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Balloonoob

I live for the CABE
Jan 24, 2019
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Somethin' like a V200 or hawthorne speedline ?
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Euphman06

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 17, 2011
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I was thinking hawthorne speedline. Missed out one a few hours away from me for less than 350...ouch. It was complete too

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Archie Sturmer

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Jun 13, 2018
1,650
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Later 1930’s, Excelsior Michigan City plant.
1936-E was one year only.

One might start with either the odd frame or the odd tank, in order to re-build the classic bike.
Starting with the frame at least allows for a “minimally viable product” (new buzzword, intended to impress); a rider.

A gentle refurbishment may be in order, perhaps until such time, as a tank might be acquired, or an owner of such tank shows interest for the bike.
 
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SKPC

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Feb 2, 2018
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Utah - United States
Yes, the 5/8" post, one-year only collet-style Snyder 1936 seatpost binder design..abandoned quickly. I believe it also appeared early in the 1900's also on other bike makers of slightly different designs. Your frame is very strange though as the top tube cluster-f is different than the bikes shown above..
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Archie Sturmer

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Jun 13, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
Would the seat post have been the type with a tightening bolt at the top or would there be a bolt on collar?
If the seat post works, for now, one might either be patient, or post a wanted ad, for the original type collet arrangement. I luckily got mine that happened to come with an old saddle seat and post offered for sale.
 
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Balloonoob

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That bike is screaming to be klunked, and it's most of the way there!
Strangely on this particular bike I agree. It's a fairly rare frame but putting it all back together with correct parts would cost a fortune.
 

juanitasmith13

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 6, 2015
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The rear axle stays to seat tube collet being bent @ center around the seat tube look like collets seen on late 30s early 40s Monark skirts; but, the Monark axle stays curve, going down... yours are straight down; and, the drop-out is different. Monark employed that same collet to attach 4 and 5 bars to the head tube, as well. Your fork has a triple layer crown; Monark's were double layer spaced wider. The Monark used a seat tube shim and a 5/8" stem that anchored with a long bolt and wedge similar to a handlebar stem; Shelby and maybe some others did, too. Your present seat post stem is not the type you asked about.??? Don't think you have a Monark; just sayin' where I've seen that collet.
 
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