10th December 1939 ()
This is an Original Twin 20 model Elgin Bicycle made in late 1939 or early 1940. Elgin Twinbar Bicycles were made by Murray of Ohio and Sold by the Sears Department stores from 1938-1942, Pre World War 2. This Bicycle was the Cutting Edge at it’s time, with a Design that Boasted the Design Similarities of a Suspension Bridge. Elgin TwinBars Very Unique, Highly Sought after By Collectors, and One of My Personal Favorite Antique Bikes. Twin Bars Have a Unique Frame that has no seat tube, an Incredible Head Shroud with logo on the Head tube, a Unique Tear Drop Pod around the bottom bracket, Finned air cooled Hubs, and Raised ridge Gothic fenders. They have incredible Design and Quality Like a Schwinn. Definitely One of the Coolest Antique Bicycles, and In My Opinion, Twinbars Give Classic Schwinn Bicycles a Run for their Money.
This Bicycle has Incredible Show Chrome starting with a Rechromed Original Elgin Crank, Skiptooth Sprocket, Bottom Bracket, Headset, Seat Post, and Stem. The Hardware is a combination of Rechromed and New Spec Stainless Steel. The Handle bars, Working Torpedo Fender Light, American torpedo Grips, and pedals are Nice New Reproductions. The Rare Skiptooth Chain is a Nice Diamond Roller and in Good working Condition. The Hubs are Beautifully Rechromed and rebuilt Elgin Fined Air cooled Hubs, Made by Murray / Musselman. The Wheels are Rebuilt with Stainless Steel Spokes laced to Rechromed Original Drop Center Rims. The Tires are Black wall 26″x 2.125″ Ballooner Tires. It has an Unique Rechromed Original Elgin Head set and Bottom Bracket. It has a Rebuilt Original Twinbar only Kickstand and an Original Elgin Troxel Saddle Rebuilt and Comfortable. The Rails and Springs are Powder Coated for Durability, Rebuilt with new Foam and a Quality Leather Top. The Elgin Twin 2o is a Unique, Rare, Incredibly Beautiful Bicycle that’s Highly Sought After and Shows so much Quality and History.
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