1950s AMF Roadmaster Luxury Liner Help


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Is it worth fixing?

  • Yes, you should fix it.

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • No, it's not worth the time or money.

    Votes: 5 71.4%

  • Total voters
    7

Connor

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 2, 2016
178
228
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San Diego, California 92106
#1
Hey Guys, a friend of mine had his 1950s AMF Roarmaster Luxury Liner restored locally. It seems like guy didn't really know what he was doing... The question that I'm wondering is, is it worth finishing properly? He has the original rack and seat, but it needs the tank, light, pedals, head badge, grips and the rims should be chromed...
-Connor
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Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
306
Concord NC
#2
Do you know what year this is? (Might be under the bottom bracket.) If you have the missing parts, it might be worth re-doing, otherwise, I'd just put a longer stem on that light and ride it, and put my money toward a better example to fix up.
 

ratina

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 21, 2009
847
151
Westmont, IL
#5
That frame came out mid 1954. It's probably 56-57. The front fender is on backwards. Not worth restoring, lots of wrong and missing parts. It looks like a nice rider though.
 

Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
306
Concord NC
#8
Even if you just want the tank for looks, it's probably going to be tough to find one with the same finish as the rest of the bike. Good luck!
 

Connor

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 2, 2016
178
228
26
San Diego, California 92106
#11
@Connor

Throwing this out there.... If you ever want to part with the fenders, I've got a good example of a '58 Roady who only needs those fenders to be complete...


But if you are gunna keep those fenders.... Turn the front one around... It's on backwards :D;)
Sorry, but I don't think that the owner wants to get rid of the fenders. But I'll let him know that the front one is on backwards...:D
 

Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
306
Concord NC
#12
You say you couldn't find a serial number? If it was made in Cleveland it should be stamped under the bottom bracket. If that frame was built after they moved to Little Rock then it might be on on the left drop out, just above the left rear axle nut. They changed the location of the serial number sometime after they moved, but I don't know exactly when. I think they built this frame both places, but again, I'm not sure. If we see enough frames, maybe we'll eventually figure it out.
 
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Mitt25

On Training Wheels
Mar 20, 2014
5
5
Wayne, PA
#14
I know this thread is a year old but.... Here's mine it was an estate sale find several years back. I just got lucky and picked up the battery tray for the rear light that was missing on ebay. The numbers on this one are as @Oilit stated on the left drop out, just above the left rear axle nut. The example Connor showed had a lot of nice parts in great condition. Cheers
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Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
306
Concord NC
#15
I know this thread is a year old but.... Here's mine it was an estate sale find several years back. I just got lucky and picked up the battery tray for the rear light that was missing on ebay. The numbers on this one are as @Oilit stated on the left drop out, just above the left rear axle nut. The example Connor showed had a lot of nice parts in great condition. Cheers View attachment 749209 View attachment 749210
@Mitt25 , you can post pictures like these any time you want! Nice find, looks all original and in great shape, too!
 

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