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    Senior Member bigwoo's Avatar
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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



    http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...2/bikes080.jpg

    http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...2/bikes081.jpg

    http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...2/bikes082.jpg

    http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...2/bikes083.jpg



    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.
    Last edited by bigwoo; 05-09-07 at 08:56 AM.

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    Looks like late 50's early 60's to me.

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    Senior Member bigwoo's Avatar
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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.
    Unsafe at Any Speed.

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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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    Senior Member bigwoo's Avatar
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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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