Question: Correct Sprocket for the 1934 Shelby Lindy Motobike

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Michael Boyd

Finally riding a big boys bike
Hi All,
I’m finally going to get my 1934 Shelby Lindy on the road after 3 years of gathering, research,etc.
Below is a picture of the bike before I got it, my plan is to clean up the original parts , replace the Shimano system with proper triple drop rims and repaint and “age” the fenders.
My question is, which of the two sprockets below would be better. The bike is definitely a 1934 model per the serial number(serial # K162363…..photo below as well).
After doing my own research and looking at the Shelby book , it would seem either are correct, but I’d love to hear from any of you. Thanks in advance!

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Michael Boyd

Finally riding a big boys bike
Kreika,
The picture you show is the 1920’s Lindy and it has the spider web sprocket . My Lindy is a 1934 , which only came out a few years after the one you’ve pictured( 1st 1927, 2nd Model 1928-30 and mine , the third model 1931-34)
I have been told by a few folks that the holey sprocket is from 1935 on, but I’m not sure, so that’s why I’m asking as I’ve seen a few of the 1930’s Shelby motobikes with the holey one.
The spider web sprocket seems to have had a very long Shelby life on various bikes well beyond 1934.
Anyway, appreciate all the responses thus far.
 

kreika

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Kreika,
The picture you show is the 1920’s Lindy and it has the spider web sprocket . My Lindy is a 1934 , which only came out a few years after the one you’ve pictured( 1st 1927, 2nd Model 1928-30 and mine , the third model 1931-34)
I have been told by a few folks that the holey sprocket is from 1935 on, but I’m not sure, so that’s why I’m asking as I’ve seen a few of the 1930’s Shelby motobikes with the holey one.
The spider web sprocket seems to have had a very long Shelby life on various bikes well beyond 1934.
Anyway, appreciate all the responses thus far.
I didn’t know they made them that long. I did a google search. They looked like most of them had that style. Good luck in your search.
 

SKPC

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
I have heard phone dial sprocket was late 20's. My 34 moto originally had a spider web style.
 
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