52 Monark General...



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Hey everyone!

It's been a few years since I've been on here and I recently rekindled the old bike love in part to trolling around on here again. So, I started scouring CL for a new project... Much to my surprise!!! I came across a Monark General that I had my eyes on a few years ago that ended up in a fellow RRBers hands.

So I picked it up. From what I gathered from his thread, It came out of a cabin up north and is a 1952 model.


After getting it home and starting to disassemble the General, I can give you a shorter list of parts that are not bent or rusted solid.

The seat post is still giving me a hard time.
 
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With all of the bent or broken parts and then scouring the forums and ebay for replacements... I decided on picking up a donor.


I will still have to get a dogleg crankset to replace the badly bent original set. I did manage to straighten out the original chainring.
 
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I found a different donor that I feel less bad about tearing down. I was really wanting to keep the ladies Rocket untouched.

It even had the dogleg cranks that I was after. but what I am really excited about are the New Departure blackout hubs!


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Found a proper tank with improper graphics but it gets the job done and the horn works! A few more OG parts to track down.

*please excuse the crappy upside down photo. She's in the rafters for the winter.



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It is. I'm feeling the same way about this tank...


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Looking good so far :thumbsup:
 
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I got a different chain guard and it was nice out today so I pulled the Monark down from the rafters. I'm in need of some truss rods if anyone has any.



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