23rd September 1939 ()
1939 Black Elgin Twin 20 Ballooner Bicycle built by Murray of Ohio and Sold by the Sears Department stores from 1938-1942, Pre World War 2. This Bike was Cutting Edge at its time, with an 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. This Twin Bar has an Unique Frame that has no seat tube, The Unique Tear drop pod around the bottom bracket, Finned air cooled Hub, and Raised ridge Gothic fenders. Incredible design and Quality Like a Schwinn. Definitely One of the Coolest Antique Bikes, and In My Opinion, Twinbars Give Classic Schwinn Bicycles a Run for their Money.
This is a Full Lux Low Restoration with Look and Performance Suitable for Show or Everyday Riding.This Bike has Extensive Lux Low paint work and Incredible Show Chrome. The Bike has Re chromed 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, Elgin Torpedo Grips, and Teardrop pedals are Nice New Reproductions. The Rare Skiptooth Chain is a Nice Diamond Roller and in Good working Condition. This Twinbar has a Nice Rebuilt Original Rear Elgin Air Cool Coaster Brake ( Musselman Made ) hub and a Rebuilt New Departure Front Hub. The Wheels are Rebuilt with Sweet Stainless Steel Spokes laced to Black with Ivory Striping Original Drop Center Rims. The Tires are Original Sears ALLSTATE Black wall 26″x 2.125″ Ballooner Tires. Rebuilt Kickstand. Troxel Saddle Rebuilt and Comfortable. The Rails and Springs are Powder Coated for durability, Rebuilt with new Foam and a Quality Leather Top. This Bike has an Elgin Head Badge Installed and is missing the Head Shroud, if I had one it would be installed, and the price reflects the missing Shroud. You May Enjoy her as She is and hunt for one yourrself. A Shroud May Be installed at any time by removing the fork and Installing it. Elgin Twin Bars are Oversized Prewar Ballooner Bikes that are bigger than than the standard that was used on post war bikes, in addition the lack of a seat tube lets you position your seat back for a cool laid back look and ride. Stylish, Unique, Rare, Incredible Beauty, and Highly Sought after, This Elgin Twin 20 Bicycle Shows History, Beauty, and Can Be Ridden Daily in Style.
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