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here we go my first build off bike 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 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 also a jocky shift 3 speed will find its way onto the bike
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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.
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
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 there is a plate on the bottom bracket i will have to research the serial #
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I love those two bikes . I will take one of my finished pictures at the same gas pumps
ndaway, I wanted that bike. I've got twin girls and need a 2nd project - they don't want to share 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".
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