1950s AMF Roadmaster Luxury Liner Help

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by Connor, Jul 3, 2017.

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Is it worth fixing?

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  2. No, it's not worth the time or money.

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  1. #1 Posted Jul 3, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    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...
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  2. #2 Posted Jul 5, 2017

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    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.
     
  3. #3 Posted Jul 5, 2017

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    Not sure what year it is - there's no serial number... Does anyone know of any tanks for sale?
    -Connor
     
  4. #4 Posted Jul 8, 2017

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    I'd say no, it's a later '50s model, chain ring is cwc western flyer, rack looks '60s. Probably spend more finding the correct parts than it's worth.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jul 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    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.
     
  6. #6 Posted Jul 14, 2017

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    Okay, thank you all for you help! I think I'm just going to try to get a tank for it... Anyone know where I can find one?
    -Connor
     
  7. #7 Posted Jul 17, 2017

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    Very few bikes are profitable to restore. Do it if you really want it that bad. In my eyes, it's a no.
     
  8. #8 Posted Jul 17, 2017

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    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!
     
  9. #9 Posted Jul 21, 2017

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    I think you should just put a repop tank on and call it a day. Here's mine, same frame
     
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  10. #10 Posted Aug 18, 2017

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    @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;)
     
  11. #11 Posted Aug 19, 2017

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    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
     
  12. #12 Posted Aug 19, 2017

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    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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  13. #13 Posted Sep 12, 2017

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    nice bike. i would buy it! I would ride it