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Posted by: josh TITLE: AGE / VALUE:   pre war shelby
i bought a house and this bike was in the garage. the local bike shop told me its a pre war shelby and the best way to identify it was by the split (like a y) in the frame before the seat. if anyone has info on shelbys or can help me out in anyway it would make my day
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Posted by josh
i found no comparable, mine definetly noseless and therefore one of the cheaper models
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Posted by JOHN
Josh: Mine was painted a "nice 1970~s orange." I carefully stripped the top layer and there was enough of the original paint left to determine orginal colors and pinstripping location. I redid the mechanicals and with a repaint it was reborn. I use a big Wald Newsboy basket with my 15 pound dog along for the ride and it~s a lot of fun on a nice summer day. Never fails to attract attention on the local rail trail, especially when I tell them its (the bike) almost 70 years old. Bikes were meant to ride so get busy on yours and have fun with it!
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Posted by ken
here are tons of pictures
http://www.nostalgic.net/arc/bicycles/
let us know if you find a comparable
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Posted by josh
thanks for the reply man I~ve tried various yahoo searches, but not google. mine is i believe called a Rex? its all original parts although it was painted with 1960s bright orange paint
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Posted by john
Google Shelby Bicycles and you~ll find quite a bit of info. Don~t forget to also use the images section as well. I have a prewar model that I think is a model 30 obtained from the family of the original owner that was unfortunately "modernized" in the 70~s by removing the original stand, battery holder for the horn/light combo, and installing a Wald chainguard. I also have Oglaend~s bicyle catalog that I think is prewar that has Shelby Bicycle images but they are so small (2 3/4 x 1 1/2") it~s impossible to see any detail. john
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