1936 Monark Silverking

1936 Monark Silverking, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas (click to enlarge)

1936 Monark Silverking, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
(click to enlarge)

One of the riders on the Stop and Photograph the Roses bike ride met up with us about halfway through. He was delayed because he was picking up a “new” bicycle.

It was a 1936 Monark Silverking and it was way cool. Made of cast aluminum and swaged tubing it was a long way ahead of its time. I didn’t know that there were pre WWII aluminum bicycles.

We posed it in front of the Art Deco sculptures in Fair Park. I realized that the bike was made in the same year as the architecture. It shows.

1936 Monark Silverking

1936 Monark Silverking, you can see the integrated lock – the key releases the steering tube which locks at ninety degrees.

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