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Old 05-08-07, 08:34 PM   #1
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Monark Rocket (1936??)

I couldn't resist picking this up from a nice retired gent this eve. The frame has such a nice "flow" to it. His dad was the original purchaser (for his daughter) and he only wanted a few bucks.

The only thing I'm seeing on the entire bike is on the rear hub (Sgl speed /coaster brake) and it is simply stamped "36-13"

Could this be a 1936 Monark?? I knew in advance that this bike is probably beyond help (As you can see, the headset is not well), but figured that sooner or later I'd love to sand/paint/use these nice old handlebars and chainguard on something, so what the heck



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EDIT: I take it back, I am having my morning coffee outside and looking at this frame. I think that this will be my summer project.

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Old 05-08-07, 09:19 PM   #2
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Looks like late 50's early 60's to me.
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Thanks for the info, I don't know much about the Monark brand. I wonder if they made their own hubs...??
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They made about the coolest springer forks ever.
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As someone else said late 50s to mid 60s. The rear hub is probably a Komet. 36 is the spoke hole number.
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Email these peoplez. I'm guessing it's 50s (+3?) based on the look, and that the markings are just related to the coaster hub.
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Dont know if this will help, but here are pics of my Monark Silver King, its a 1938ish? all aluminum framed bike, pretty cool I think but I dont know much about it or the company Ill be adding a chain and fenders to it very soon



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Oh man! That Silver King crank is GREAT!!

That frame could just as easily be from the future rather than the past. Very sleek design for that era

I don't know much about Monark either, but would like to have a glimpse at their history/biography
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