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#1 2011-09-13 10:22am

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1975 Matthews Monoshock

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1975 Matthews Monoshock

(AKA MS-1)

Just bought this one, Not sure if I'll give it a full restoration. I know I can hardly wait to ride it!
I wanted this one when I was 8. We went to SEARS and they were out of stock so I ended upwith the Huffy Pro Thunder with Tuff Wheel! I love the forks on this bike!

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#2 2011-09-13 11:18am

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

Awesome.  cool

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#3 2011-09-13 1:55pm

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

Congratulations Mike!  Wishes do come true sometimes eh?  And not just a mono-shock but a Matthews with girder forks!  Way cool!  I'm happy for you and I'm sure you will love riding it.  They are a lot of fun.


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#4 2011-09-13 3:13pm

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

Nice bike!   Definitely a 1975 though.   Matthews didn't make any bikes until very late in 1974 and only a small handful then.

Yes, please just clean it up.  It will be a super nice survivor with just a little cleaning and polishing.   It looks like someone has probably switched the bars at some point.  The Matthews bars were too short for a lot of people.

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#5 2011-09-13 9:29pm

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

Monster-Robot wrote:

Nice bike!   Definitely a 1975 though.   Matthews didn't make any bikes until very late in 1974 and only a small handful then.

Yes, please just clean it up.  It will be a super nice survivor with just a little cleaning and polishing.   It looks like someone has probably switched the bars at some point.  The Matthews bars were too short for a lot of people.

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#6 2011-09-15 5:09am

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

A wee bit before my time, but this defines 'old school'. Congratulations. Clean it up (just a bit) and go for a spin!

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#7 2011-09-18 2:26pm

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

Well it's been cleaned up and all overhauled (just new grease) and a chain. I road it and it's just as I thought it would be, squshie! But fun!!!
I'll have it for sale soon, I'm going to let it sit at the shop for a while. Thanks for looking!!!


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#8 2011-09-18 3:22pm

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

i have never ridden one of those mono shocks, but they sure do interest me.  that is an awesome find!


Looking for GT Performer forks - maybe.  Lemme know what you have!

V-bars, knobby tires, and chain guards - Oh, yeah!  big_smile

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#9 2011-10-08 1:39pm

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

Monster-Robot wrote:

Nice bike!   Definitely a 1975 though.   Matthews didn't make any bikes until very late in 1974 and only a small handful then.

Yes, please just clean it up.  It will be a super nice survivor with just a little cleaning and polishing.   It looks like someone has probably switched the bars at some point.  The Matthews bars were too short for a lot of people.

Thanks, I did some diggin' and it is a 75. Thanks for your input! sometimes it hard to judge the old school stuff!


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#10 2016-03-29 3:35pm

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Re: 1975 Matthews Monoshock

I spent the summer of 1980 riding all over Sun Valley on one of these bikes -- their kids rental fleet was all these. Respect!


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