Need help on Evans Sonic Scout

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bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Can someone please help me pin down the year on this ladies Sonic Scout?

The serial number is B177962624.
It is a 15" frame measured from the top of seat lug to the center of crank arm.
The crank arms are 5.75" long.

The wheels are missing (among other things) but the frame appears to have used the smaller 24" wheels. It was a green, close to a teal green color?

Here is a link to an Imgur album with photographs and additional research info I have just started collecting.

This bike's rack attachment and design at the seat tube differs from the mid to late 1950s models I have seen in ads. I am thinking this bicycle may be early 50s or even late 1940s?

Just a note - I wrote a couple of days ago to Mr. Dixon for assistance with a serial number look up/date as mentioned in a previous Evans thread here, but received an automated response that they were moving. So, I am not sure about getting an answer from him, at least for the time being.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
The tough part to find will be the front fender, but be patient. The middleweight stuff can still be found with due diligence, but it's not always cheap anymore. Evans was pretty much exclusive in using those flat, square fenders. I do not believe this had a tank, though I could be wrong. The rack is original.

Evans built some pretty unique bikes. They aren't valuable because of their obscurity (most people don't know or remember them at all) but I guarantee that you will be the only one in your area with an Evans. What you do with it is up to you.
 

bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
The tough part to find will be the front fender, but be patient. The middleweight stuff can still be found with due diligence, but it's not always cheap anymore. Evans was pretty much exclusive in using those flat, square fenders. I do not believe this had a tank, though I could be wrong. The rack is original.

Evans built some pretty unique bikes. They aren't valuable because of their obscurity (most people don't know or remember them at all) but I guarantee that you will be the only one in your area with an Evans. What you do with it is up to you.


Thank you for the reply. The front fender is with the bike (shown separately in the photo album). I appreciate your insights on this one.
 

Fltwd57

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Michael,

Your Sonic Scout is a '55 model, which was the replacement for the Evans Special "equipped" model around mid-1955. Basically the exact same bike, but the color combo changed from Charcoal/White on the Special to Green/White on the Sonic Scout.
I don't have literature specific to your bike, but here's the early-'55 Special specs for reference...

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Hope this is helpful :)
 

bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Michael,

Your Sonic Scout is a '55 model, which was the replacement for the Evans Special "equipped" model around mid-1955. Basically the exact same bike, but the color combo changed from Charcoal/White on the Special to Green/White on the Sonic Scout.
I don't have literature specific to your bike, but here's the early-'55 Special specs for reference...

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Hope this is helpful :)

Perfect! Thank you so much for your time and sharing the information!
 
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