1955 Murray Fleetline

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Jay81, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 2, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Picked this up a couple months ago. Then decided to sell it after determining some of the parts would be hard to find (like the headlight) So you have probably seen it in the for sale section here on CABE. Well I got lucky and scored some parts on ebay so I decided to keep it. Here are pics of what I started with.

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    I live for the CABE

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    I was on ebay last weekend and came across some fleetline parts. Found the correct headlight along with a nice set of fenders and pedals. The front fender that came with the bike was the wrong one.
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    I broke the bracket of the top of the rear fender, so I have to wait to install it until I get the bracket reattached. But I swapped out the front fender and pedals, added the light, and while I was at it I swapped the black tires for some whitewall lighting darts I had in the garage. I also have a nicer seat I'll be putting on it. I really like how it's coming along. Starting to look like a different bike. Here's some current pics.
    Still have to replace the seat and rear fender, and figure out an issue I'm having with the rear hub. These pics were taken at night and I think they actually make it look better than it really does. I'll have to take more during the day.

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    Here's some better shots of the pedals and light. Also been working on cleaning up the nicer seat I had. Not done with the seat yet, but it's pictured here on the bike.
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  5. #5 Posted Dec 2, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  6. #6 Posted Dec 2, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Interesting bike ...i grows on you...I got one on a trade from a CABE member recently. Looks like the Crome just disentagrate with time. Haven’t rode it yet...
     
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    Nice bike I have one too. You don't see them like X-53's
     
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  8. #8 Posted Dec 2, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    ... Lookin' good ! ... :cool:
     
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