Possibly a 1959 JC Higgins?

Feb 19, 2011
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Murray-built "Flightliner"-style bike; could've been badged as Higgins (many were), and '59 puts it right in the thick of flightliner production. Here's a pic of a clean example; not sure how original it is, but looks pretty close....... FWIW, the Higgins-badged bikes of this style were typically badged as "Flightliner"; identical frames wore different badges and were sometimes offered with different equipment. All were made by Murray, though. Those dropouts are a dead giveaway to indicate a Murray-built frame, and that is the traditional Murray front sprocket, too.


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Rob
 
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Seems about right time wise, looks like mostly stock Murray stuff, aside from the seat, Flightliner, Fleetwing perhaps, I think there were a couple of other model names, Jet fire maybe?
 
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Yeah, they put a lot of different labels on those frames, but they're all from late 50s/early 60s, all made by Murray, and it seems to me that the ones badged "JC Higgins Flightliner" were the most common. It's a cool bike no matter what stickers it came with; whatcha gonna do with it?
 
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