Sears and Roebuck Elgin vintage

  • That's a gorgeous bike. Chain looks a little bit slack is all, and mind out any batteries in the "tank" don't leak.
    – Criggie
    Jul 18, 2017 at 21:03
  • Almost certainly prior to 1970. But how much before is hard to guess. Could easily be from the late 1940s. (But if I had to take a stab I would say 1957.) Jul 18, 2017 at 23:04
  • Use this as a guide. My guess is that you'll use the answer that refers to back catalogues and fan websites: bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/47078/11160
    – RoboKaren
    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:54
  • Skiptooth cranks and lack of CPSC reflectors are a guide and really should be in the reference question...
    – RoboKaren
    Jul 19, 2017 at 3:55

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It looks a lot like this 1941 Elgin Pilot Deluxe Special

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Bent seat tube, fork support, style of chainguard, fenders, seat, chainring, rear dropouts

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Similar wishbone seat stays, seat post

The originally posted bike is missing the rack and does not have the kickstand - the the rear dropout is a similar shape and looks like it would have supported the pictured kickstand. The handlebars, grips and trim paint are different - possibly older or newer style than the original post

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