10th August 2014 ()
This Vintage 1935 Elgin Falcon prewar bike was made by Columbia / Westfield manufacturing for the Sears department stores. The Falcon was one of Elgin’s first fat tire cruiser bikes, boasting a smooth soft balloon tire ride, and motorcycle styling. As you can see, the styling on this antique ballooner bike is unmatched. The Falcon has a streamlined automobile type Twin-bar frame, a hanging tool box tank, rugged rear carrier, deluxe bucket saddle, crossed braced handle bars, rear drop stand, light, speedometer, and siren.
The Falcon was the lesser brother to the Sears Black Hawk, both bikes had a similar look but had different features. ( mainly horns, lights, and paint ). Falcons commonly came with painted fenders, This one came with stainless fenders, which was a option on early Falcons. This Falcon has the rare early metal covered wood airwheel ballooner 26″x2.125″ rims laced to early Musselman hubs. This Falcon is patina restored, completely rebuilt and can be gingerly ridden. The rare wooden wheels took extensive rebuilding and perform fine now, but with antique wood wheels strongly suggest light usage. I have some step side balloon tire rims for the bike as an option, if it was to be ridden daily.
This is a full size men’s adult ballooner bike with 26″x 2.125 wheels and real nice vintage Allstate heavy duty black wall tires. The Sears Elgin Falcon is an amazing example of a prewar ballooner bike and beginning of the fat tire era.
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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: $200 for this bike to most of the US.