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    Picked up another AMF bike. This time all (mostly) original.

    Johnny 5 is alive! lol
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    Picked up another AMF bike. This time all (mostly) original.

    Yea, that kinda confused me too, looks newer than my '62 beside it but date stamp says older. I noticed the fenders are a bit thinner as well, in comparison to the ones on my '62, despite both being peaked style. Was no battery holder in the tank, either. Can't hurt to at least try and...
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    Picked up another AMF bike. This time all (mostly) original.

    Facebook marketplace find. $100 Canadian pesos and was sold. Needs work, tank needs innards, cranks need replaced or bent back to shape and rear wheel needs trued, once I get the spokes unseized. Came with the Troxel saddle, Hunt Wilde grips, a Light Foot white wall and a cheapo rear tire. Not...
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    Where can I find cable ends for brake cables?

    Thanks for the replies. I looked at Porkchop's website but it'd be $30 to ship to Canada+ the cost of the items them selves, in US dollars, which would be about $40. Now trying to find a place with better shipping rates. We're also under lockdown atm so, everything is curbside pickup atm, can't...
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    Where can I find cable ends for brake cables?

    As far as "normal" goes, I'm used to seeing these kind. The ones on this bike have a step down that goes into the brake lever and the larger outside acts as the cable stop for the housing. The housing end bit broke off which prevented the brake from working.
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    Where can I find cable ends for brake cables?

    Looking for the ferrules/cable stops that fit older brake levers. One of mine broke and has rendered the brake unusable and I have no replacements and Local bike shops don't either, too "old" of a bike. Bike in Question was made by CCM. I took off the working brake cable from the lever, to show...
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    Well, finally felt up to the task and installed the headbadge i had. Center punched where the mounting holes were gonna be, drilled them and then hammered in rivets. Got some sheet metal, and I plan on fabbing up some round cylindrical saddlebags for it, maybe, use pop rivets to put them...
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    Unusual parts found scavenging bikes.

    Modern high end MTBs have gone to a similar interface system. Kinda odd how old tech comes back around sometimes.
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    Thanks. Only been out on one ride so far. Thinking of flipping the bars. Rides good though, feels more solid than my Fleetwing.
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    Removing stickers from painted chrome graphics?

    I've got a tank on my 1962 Skyrider and on each side, there's a sticker, right on top of the Skyrider graphic.. Is there a safe way to get them off, without damaging the original graphic? I have Goo Gone but I know that can have some unwanted side effects at times. I've not touched them, as...
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    Dug her out of the basement yesterday, finally, since the weather has been Spring like. I put a set of brown OGK grips I had laying around on it for now, they're the same grips as my Fleetwing, (I had ordered 2 pair at the time, as they were dirt cheap). My friend down the street has some NOS...
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    Anyone tried these "Thousand Heritage" helmets?

    Seems I'm gonna have to get one, lol. I even found a place here in Canada selling them. I'm probably gonna get the black on black, but I kinda like the titanium colour too.
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    Anyone tried these "Thousand Heritage" helmets?

    I was looking for a retro/vintage styled helmet that met safety standards and stumbled upon these guys. Old school helmet style, with leather straps and a hole to lock it to your bike. Plus a variety of colours. https://www.explorethousand.com/products/bike-helmet
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    Near the point, what kinda grips should I put on it and what colour? Brown to match the saddle? Black? Maybe Red? Torpedo grips? Ball grips, Coke Bottles?
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    Coming along. Fixed the front fender issue,, tightend down a lot of things, ran BLO on the fork and front fender as well, since I forgot about them. I also mocked up the shifter, not sure how high/low I want it yet, gonna reroute the cable down and below the BB and along the chain stay. But, it...
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    Yea, wheels and fork came off my gold JC Higgins build. This was supposed to be a simple frame swap, lol. Though, y'know how it goes...
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    Haven't been doing much to the bike lately, but I should be continuing it, now that I've got the fork installed. So, I ended up doing what @Wildcat and @Dr. Tankenstein suggested and using the original fork the bike came with, which was actually too long and the extra length came in handy for...
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    So, my headset finally arrived....except, it's completely the wrong one I ordered. On the other hand, it's a more expensive headset I received, compared to what I paid for. I originally ordered a generic BMX steel headset, with caged bearings and a 27mm crown race to fit the Monarch repop...
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    Value on a 24'' US Royal Airflight tire for a Schwinn?

    I got this as part of an eBay listing and seller had it listed as NOS and from what I can tell, it is aside from shelf wear. I'm just not sure on the value of it? I got the listing because it had another NOS tire to match my current build.
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    1962 AMF Roadmaster Sky Rider

    My matching NOS Western Flyer tire showed up today, along with the Schwinn tire that the Fleabay listing came with. I'll probably sell off the US Royal tiree as I have no use for it. it's NOS as well. Not sure on its worth though. Still no headset though...last part I'm waiting on, other than...