First monark and already stumped

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Ahab, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Ahab

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    i just recently picked up a monark spartan and some of the serial #'s are blurred. what i can read is 1H3***05 does this help on figuring a year? thanks!
     
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    Post pics! Could be a 1961 Huffy built bike by the 1H serial though. -Adam
     
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    Definitely '61, Huffy built. -Adam
     
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    I'm really late to this one but I have a similar Spartan I've been looking for info on. All I know is that it should be a Huffy built Monark. Would really like to know the year. Thanks
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    That one is Huffy made also, the chainwheel is clearly Huffy. Find the serial number and you'll have the year. 1H is 1961 as shown above, the number before the H is the last digit of the year. 9H would be 1959 or 1969, etc. My guess is yours is late 50's or early 60's. Here's a 59 Huffy Thunderbird:
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  7. tater262

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    Thanks for the info. Ive got a couple other bikes to finish before I tackle this one. Really looking forward to it since I want to restore it and Ive never done a restoration.
     

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