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Old 07-04-06, 07:34 PM
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1940 Elgin Restoration

Here is a couple pictures of my 1940 Elgin TwinBar 4-Star Deluxe that I am in the middle of restoring. I have a few more parts to get painted and a few small pieces to get chromed. This will be ridden when it gets done, I can't wait to take it for a spin. It has NOS Torrington 8's and a Troxel saddle that was restored by Bailey the rest of the parts are original to the bike just rechromed and or repainted. The wiring harness and switches are even all original.


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Old 07-04-06, 07:57 PM
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Woah! That is a sweet frame! Is that a 26'? It sure dosent look like it.
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26"

Yes, it is a 26" frame here is a picture of an orginal 1940 TwinBar 20 that I also have. If you notice there is not a center seat post in the frame. I ride this one a lot


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That is wild. Neat bikes.
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That red frame is siiiiiick. I'd ride that -with a cooler seat. Fluid lines.
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