Montgomery Wards middleweight

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I picked this up yesterday because I liked the frame. Any info on it would be great. Thanks !
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That looks like a good bike, just a scrape on the seat and the rear wheel was replaced. Snyder made those frames, their main brand was Rollfast, but sometime in 71 they were then Mossberg made, but the same style, parts and all. The BMA6 sticker on the seat tube began in 1971. There are 2 serial numbers on the dropout, but I don't have any info on Mossberg numbers, and my Snyder numbers only go to 1970.
Mossberg didn't make bikes for that long, until 72 or 73. Then Emory got all the tooling of those bikes and made their bikes beginning around 1976.
The Montgomery Ward stickers are in great shape for being 50 years old.
 

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That looks like a good bike, just a scrape on the seat and the rear wheel was replaced. Snyder made those frames, their main brand was Rollfast, but sometime in 71 they were then Mossberg made, but the same style, parts and all. The BMA6 sticker on the seat tube began in 1971. There are 2 serial numbers on the dropout, but I don't have any info on Mossberg numbers, and my Snyder numbers only go to 1970.
Mossberg didn't make bikes for that long, until 72 or 73. Then Emory got all the tooling of those bikes and made their bikes beginning around 1976.
The Montgomery Ward stickers are in great shape for being 50 years old.
I have the original rim. The seller stuck that on there since the original one was in need of some tlc.
 
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Snyder serial #s are believed to return to letter A in '69, ending a ten year run. I see an R, but it's at the end, it's the first digit is the year. They went out of business around the end of '75, the last of their orders were filled by AMF and Westfield/Columbia. I'd say this bike is near the end of Snyder. I own a Rollfast badged one that's very similar, I keep forgetting to see what letter it starts with, but it's at least a '71 with the BMA/6 decal.
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