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Manton and Smith Balloon Tire Bicycle

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Unique Manton and Smith with Bike-Lok fork and cool chainring!

Manton and Smith Balloon Tire Bicycle

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This is a Vintage Manton & Smith with the Bike-Lok front fork.  We believe that the bike should be dated to around mid-1940.  This model has the Morrow Eclipse rear hub with very worn writing on the hub itself - can't read the hub well enough to date it.  The bike does have some very specific features - a unique chainring and also a very rare fork stay brace.  
The original tires are missing and were replaced with middleweight tires - 26 x 1.75
This bicycle has the Bike-Lok locking fork.  No key, but fork is unlocked.
Bike is painted blue.
All chrome painted silver.
Small dent on the middle tube near the headtube.
Take notice of the bent fork.  Can be repaired, with some effort.

Seat Tube - 18"
Top Tube - 23"
Stand-over Height - about 31"

Seatpost - steel straight post
Saddle - Messinger with tan top - good shape
Stem (mm)
Handlebars (cm center to center)
Crankset - 1 piece steel fork with unique skiptooth chainring
Pedals - 4" block pedals, worn
hubs -Morrow Eclipse rear coaster brake hub, New Departure front hub 
rims- drop center 26" balloon tire style, steel, painted silver? showing some rust
skiptooth chain

Serial #39692
Reference #126976

Additional Information

Manufacturer Manton & Smith
Color Blue
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
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