bike frame

Need help with identification. If anyone knows what kind of bike has the rear fender built in to the frame, that might help.

  • I've seen it before, but not for 30-40 years. Aug 20, 2019 at 21:54
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    Ashtabula crank, big slotted dropouts and smaller size make me think it's a 'novelty' child's bike Aug 21, 2019 at 11:57

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What pieces I can deduce from the looks of it.

  1. It was designed for a single speed drivetrain.
  2. No mounts for rim or disk brakes means it was likely meant for a drum rear brake
  3. Ashtabula cranks mean it was old and/or cheap bike.
  4. A curiously shaped "integrated" rear fender means the bike was unlikely to be designed to take part in competitions. Most likely it was a cruiser/utility/novelty bike.
  5. Judging from relative diameters of head and seat tubes, it likely took a 1 inch fork, but it is hard to tell.
  6. Wheel size as well as frame size are unclear as no reference measurements are provided. I can guess it was designed for wheels from 20" to 26".
  • I think this bike is strange enough that even an idea about the the reason for the frame style and vague idea about when it was made could be enough.
    – ojs
    Aug 21, 2019 at 13:10

This is an unusual but not unique frame shape for a kid’s bike. An example is the Kent Giggles bike shown below.

There’s a better picture at this link: https://www.varagesale.com/i/mzk6ev78-reduced-price-like-new-kent-cycling-brand-girls-14-bike-has-giggle-monkey-peace-sign-etc-design I have seen this design on other models as well.enter image description here

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