1936 Monark Silverking


Seriously cool!

Bill Chance

1936 Monark Silverking, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas (click to enlarge) 1936 Monark Silverking, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
(click to enlarge)

One of the riders on the Stop and Photograph the Roses bike ride met up with us about halfway through. He was delayed because he was picking up a “new” bicycle.

It was a 1936 Monark Silverking and it was way cool. Made of cast aluminum and swaged tubing it was a long way ahead of its time. I didn’t know that there were pre WWII aluminum bicycles.

We posed it in front of the Art Deco sculptures in Fair Park. I realized that the bike was made in the same year as the architecture. It shows.

1936 Monark Silverking 1936 Monark Silverking, you can see the integrated lock – the key releases the steering tube which locks at ninety degrees.

View original post

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Bicycling. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to 1936 Monark Silverking

  1. Tim Potter says:

    That sure is a cool bike. Gorgeous! The bike shop in Owosso, House of Wheels, has one in their museum which I photographed last Friday when we were there. Stop by there sometime and see it for yourself. It’s a very nice little museum.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s