14th March 1949 ()
Antique 1949 Manton and Smith Golden Zephyr Balloon Tire Cruiser Bike with Bike Lok Protection. This Golden Zephyr is Quite an Rare Deluxe Postwar FatTire Bicycle with Unique Features like: Triple Spring Dual Action Spring Fork, Tank, Bike Lok, Zephyr Chainguard, and others. At first glance the Manton & Smith Bike can appear a tad on the Shoddy side because of there use of mediocre after market components, but after working with the bike, M&S Built some Top Quality Classics. Manton and Smith produced Prewar and Postwar ballooner bicycles out of Chicago Illinois. This Golden Zephyr is completely Rebuilt and Patina Restored, Ready to Ride in Style.
I got this 1949 Antique Manton and Smith for a full restoration project, but ended up just doing an Patina Restoration that I am more than Pleased with the Results. This Bike was M&S Top offering for 1949 and has Many Unique Features. The Fork is a M&S Triple Spring Dual Action Spring Fork Quite and Oddity in it self and what looks as an unimpressive design actually preforms better than most springer forks. The Frame has the Bike Lok fork locking System, and it’s in the open Position, Sorry no key and I did not look into getting a key made. Unique Golden Zephyr Post war Zephyr Tank with Remnants of the Golden Zephyr Decal, tank as a horn but unfortunately ins not working it will be revisited when I have more time. The Bike has the Zephyr Chain guard which is actually a prewar M&S chainguard, I built it with the Zephyr because it is what I desired, I also the correct post war chainguard open for discussion with purchase of the bike. Note; although you will see both chainguards on M&S Bicycles the chainguards are after market and the presents on your bike does not make your bike is an M&S. Fenders are Big, Deep and Solid M&S Fenders, Bike Has Crossed Braced Bars, Rack, and Deluxe Persons Saddle. The Light is and Excellent Original Chrome Working Rocket Ray Light. Wheels ate Painter Ballooner Wheels with new Blackwall 26″x2.125″ Goodyear pattern tires. This M&S Golden Zephyr is quite an Unique Rare Bike that Rides Smooth with Much Style.
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Local Sale: Cash Pickup in Golden, Colorado. Cash Price is Lower than our web posted prices.
Non Local Sales: You will be billed through Paypal and Shipping is: $250 for this bike to most of the US.