Those were only made from 1961-63 with a chrome frame. It has the truss fork instead of the springer, so it's just below the top Flightliner. In...
[ATTACH] MOS-P is 1950, 24"s aren't worth a whole lot to begin with. The chart above doesn't reflect Sears bikes, which have an S in the code. - Adam
S-7 wheels will fit snugly, without fenders and with a coaster brake. OG rims are S-5 or S-6. -Adam
These deluxe bikes don't look right without ww's!!! -Adam
Definitely Murray built, '60s - '70s.
I remember seeing some pretty tall Ralieghs back in the day, though not as big as the green giant up there! -Adam
I'm not a Guru on this, but I believe when the welded on kickstand showed up early postwar, the cheaper bikes kept the bolt on, and continued with...
If it has a Sturmey Archer rear hub, it'll have a 2 digit year code. -Adam
There never was a strike, but Murray was building a new factory in '56, likely causing a shortage. ..Most of Sears' 3 speed lightweights after the...
I saw it on the fb page, and that was my first thought too, that magical TX water again!! :D -Adam
Nice, I had the same thing, but with green/yellow decals. Of course, wasn't long before I took 'em off, following the reflectors & chain guard! -Adam
The straight springer struts are a prewar thing. -Adam
Yes, Puch was the main supplier for Sears' lightweights, from the mid '50s through the late '70s at least. I'm not sure if these are, being newer,...
AMF bought Cleveland Welding Co, and Shelby, in the early '50s. They continued using the Shelby name into the early '60s, when yours were made. -Adam
Happened to me when I had my apartment at the beach 20 something years ago. And I parked my '57 Schwinn behind the couch. Of course, it blew at 2...
It may have the reverse year code stamped on the BB. Something like '45 SN' would be a '54, letters are unknown. ~Adam
Looks like a '52 A' model, probably has a tag on the BB, something like 'No. 49' would be a '49. ~Adan
I believe Snyder took over Firestone's bike line in '58, as Monark was bought out by Huffy in '57. One of the Evolution of the Bicycle books has a...
"Trust the truss"! ~Adam
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