**MONSTER HIGGINS** 7/20 update HEADBADGE

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  1. ndaway

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    [​IMG] here we go :mrgreen: my first build off bike :mrgreen: starting with a bike i bought at the midwest swap meet. It is a J C Higgins that I was told was built by Monark My inspiration is one of my favorite local builders you know him as aka_locojoe :mrgreen: two of his bikes have inspired me from the first bike i am useing the rustoleum textured paint, and from the second bike i am useing the 24 x 3 tires and maybe the tank plate :mrgreen: :mrgreen: also a jocky shift 3 speed will find its way onto the bike[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    sounds cool...your past builds were very clean im excited to see this develop!
     
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    Get to work, build a clean bike and people won't be distracted. Good luck!
     
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    i can already tell you old higgins .....sweet!!! can't wait to see it hooked up !!!
     
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    Cool Bike , just throw tires on and your done.
     
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    Re: **MONSTER HIGGINS**

    Do you know what year your Higgy is? Mine is a '56 strike bike made in West Germany. Mine has tank and truss rods, all original. I am working on it in tandem with this build-off.
     
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    The guy i bought it from is a local bike guru and he said the back half of the frame and chain ring are Monark he said he thinks Monark made bikes for J C Higgins a couple of years during a strike. what i have found is Monark quit building ballooners in 1954 so it should be early 50s but I am far from an expert :lol: there is a plate on the bottom bracket i will have to research the serial #
     
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    LOL now that wouldnt be any fun :wink:
     
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    Thanks ndaway I'm truly flattered.

    What a great bike to start with. I'll be following along.
     
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    I love those two bikes :D. I will take one of my finished pictures at the same gas pumps :mrgreen:
     
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    Nice frame to start with...
    I just picked up what I think is one of those cranks... Monster 51 tooth sprocket...
    Good Luck
     
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    I love those Monark sprockets.. It looks HUGE! 51? Great frame for the BO!
     
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    How about this, leave the rims tireless, build a single rail track in your back yard ... get the picture? Any who, welcome to the bike build off.
     
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    ndaway, I wanted that bike. I've got twin girls and need a 2nd project - they don't want to share :lol: Unfortunately for me you had beat me to the punch at the swap meet. Doh! Have fun, I'm sure you'll create something outstanding. Look forward to seeing it "done".

    Clark
     
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    Great start! :p
     
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    I like what I see so far :mrgreen:

    Thats cool you are using a couple of Loco Joe's bikes for inspiration!

    rooting for the local guy :D Dont forget your friendly local bike guys if you need anything. I wont be entering so your welcome to rifle thru my meager pile o goodies.
     
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    THANKS Mitch :D
     
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    Thanks and Sorry I was on a mission that morning to find a cool frame that could Handle a 3 inch wide back tire :p
     
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    Same goes for me. These guys will tell you, I always have cool tchotchkes that help set a bike apart.
     
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    looking good :mrgreen:
     

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