Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jack's 'Firestone Imperial Cruiser' Restoration


1950's era Firestone Imperial Cruiser

Manufactured by Monark Bicycles

Firestone Imperial Cruiser
1950's era
Monark Bicycles

Jack's uncle bought this bicycle and used to ride it to visit the people in his parish.  After some years the bike ended up on 'the farm' where Jack and his siblings rode it all the time.

At some point it ended up packed away in a railway car.  Jack decided he wanted to clean it up and brought it to Paul...We can't wait to see how it will turn out!

Rear Wheel
Before Cleaning

Springer Fork

Turn Signals!


Lots of Miles

Before any decisions are made on a full restoration (re-chrome) or partial (re-condition and super clean!), Paul has started cleaning and dating.

Model and Serial Number
Hard to Read but it will Help

New Departure Hub
Made in the USA

Will the Chrome clean up??
Testing Testing
Lots and lots of work to be done, more to come!


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