1950s AMF Roadmaster Luxury Liner Help

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

?

Is it worth fixing?

  1. Yes, you should fix it.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. No, it's not worth the time or money.

    3 vote(s)
    100.0%
  1. #1 Posted Jul 3, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    San Diego, California 92106
    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
    IMG_0609.JPG
     
  2. #2 Posted Jul 5, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Concord NC
    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

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    San Diego, California 92106
    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

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,018
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Western North carolina
    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.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jul 14, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Westmont, IL
    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

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    San Diego, California 92106
    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 at 6:52 AM

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    8,941
    Likes Received:
    2,565
    Location:
    The Land of Oz
    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 at 3:05 PM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Concord NC
    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!
     
Loading...