02nd March 1941 ()
This is a 1941 Elgin Pilot Deluxe Special and was a Top of the Line Elgin with All the Accessories. Elgin was the Brand Name of the Bicycles sold by Sears Department Stores before World War 2. Elgin Bicycles are highly Unique and well Sought after by Collectors and from the looks of this one you can see why. The Uniqueness and Beauty of Elgin Bicycles Helped rival the Sales Away From the Bicycle giant Arnold Schwinn Bicycles. This Particular Elgin was Manufactured By Murray of Ohio for Sears.
Look at the Elgin Pilot Deluxe and You can See the Beautiful Styling, Unique Long Tank, Deluxe Struts, Rack, Gothic Fenders, ChainGuard, Dropstand Kick stand, the Deluxe Saddle and the Pre war Delta Light. The Bike has a Rear Elgin Air Cooled Coaster Brake and an Elgin Air cool Front Hub. They are laced with Original NOS Torrington Double spokes to Nice Painted Drop Center Rims and Have Allstate Ballooner Tires. The Drive train is the Unique 1 inch pitch chain, AKA Skiptooth Chain. This Elgin is a Full size Men’s Adult Ballooner Bike with 26″x 2.125 Black wall tires. This Elgin Seat post can be Reversed for an even more laid back cruiser flow. Elgins are Cooler than Schwinn Cruiser Bikes, in My Opinion, and are Cool, Cruising Bikes having a long Flowing Design.
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