Shelby Kingb


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33 Shelby

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Oct 20, 2018
14
70
57
Orient Ohio
#1
Thanks for including me to the CABE. My name is glen from orient Ohio. I’ve always liked antique bicycles but never had one. I went to a farm auction couple months ago and bought this bike because it’s head badge said Columbus Ohio and I really liked the looks of it. I brought it with me to the Fairborn Ohio bicycle swap meet few weeks ago . I met Tim Fox and a few other really nice guys who educated me so much on this bike . I will try to post some pics if I can figure it out
 

Archie Sturmer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 13, 2018
240
163
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#8
Nice depression bike.
Looks like you posted to the correct forum, for the 28" bike; are the tires tubeless or clincher-type?
Is there a serial number thread for earlier Shelby cycles or an alphabetical code for the year of make?
I have seen some circa 1935's with M&N's, so would an "H" perhaps be from 1930 or 31?
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I have seen a 1930 Ad (St. Louis) that appears to show a Shelby chain ring.
 

bentwoody66

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 4, 2008
2,276
1,253
52
Middletown Ohio
#9
Nice depression bike.
Looks like you posted to the correct forum, for the 28" bike; are the tires tubeless or clincher-type?
Is there a serial number thread for earlier Shelby cycles or an alphabetical code for the year of make?
I have seen some circa 1935's with M&N's, so would an "H" perhaps be from 1930 or 31?
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I have seen a 1930 Ad (St. Louis) that appears to show a Shelby chain ring.
You ask about the tires, I found it interesting that the rear tire is marked war tire.

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33 Shelby

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Oct 20, 2018
14
70
57
Orient Ohio
#10
@33 Shelby ... glen ... I, too, own a 1935
Shelby-Built King B. The architecture of
this machine .. as well as the architecture
of the Huffman-Built motorbike of late
1934, dictate that these two marques are
my absolute favorite bicycles of the balloon
era.

Welcome to the CABE.

..... patric

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Thanks Patric, that’s one awesome looking bike, have you ever been able to find out where in Columbus they sold the kingb ?
 
Likes: hoofhearted

Archie Sturmer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 13, 2018
240
163
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#15
The Columbus Ohio badge has a monogram below the S & B, could be an H, M or W, (or two).
There's a Cabe owner who often sell badges and may have insight; or maybe we have seen the monogram in a catalog page?
[it should not be Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.; they were in Chicago].
https://www.columbusunderground.com/historic-smith-bros-hardware-building-continues-ongoing-rebirth
Smith Brothers (as in the cough drops?)
https://capitolequities.com/our-difference/see-our-work/smith-bros-hardware-building/
 
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33 Shelby

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Oct 20, 2018
14
70
57
Orient Ohio
#16
The Columbus Ohio badge has a monogram below the S & B, could be an H, M or W, (or two).
There's a Cabe owner who often sell badges and may have insight; or maybe we have seen the monogram in a catalog page?
[it should not be Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.; they were in Chicago].
https://www.columbusunderground.com/historic-smith-bros-hardware-building-continues-ongoing-rebirth
Smith Brothers (as in the cough drops?)
https://capitolequities.com/our-difference/see-our-work/smith-bros-hardware-building/
That is so cool, that bike needed to belong to me, I kept trying to think of a building in Columbus that was SB&H and I just cannot, then after your post it hit me . I’m a pipe welder local 189 Columbus Ohio, well 20 years ago we helped rebuild SMITH BROTHERS HARDWARE . I have this picture of the finished building in my shop.

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