Amf Roadmaster flying falcon


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Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
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I've got one that looks very similar to yours (Except a lot rougher) and the guy I bought it from said he thought it was 1956. The components on it look right for that period, but he wasn't certain and I'm not either. Nice bike!

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Adamtinkerer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 8, 2008
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Cantilever frame on the black bike is '58 at the earliest, when Schwinn's patent on the design ran out. Green bike is the earlier '55-7 style.
 
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Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
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307
Concord NC
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Cantilever frame on the black bike is '58 at the earliest, when Schwinn's patent on the design ran out. Green bike is the earlier '55-7 style.
That makes sense, Thanks! Does anyone know when Weinmann went from the squared off brake lever housing to the more rounded style?
 

Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
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307
Concord NC
#9
Can anybody give me some info on this bike. Real barn find. I believe it's a mid 50s bike but I can't find any good info on it. View attachment 370699 View attachment 370700
If the rear hub is a Sturmey-Archer, there will be two numbers on it, one for the month the hub was made and the other the last two digits of the year, for instance "61 5" for May, 1961.
 

Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
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307
Concord NC
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This came up on EBay and I was the only bidder. It must be fate or something. And I was reading through the CWC Serial Number thread and they said AMF moved production from Cleveland to Little Rock in 1956. Is there an easy way to tell where this bike was made?

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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
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#12
That makes sense, Thanks! Does anyone know when Weinmann went from the squared off brake lever housing to the more rounded style?
For Schwinn I believe it was during the 1957 model year, the 58's definitely had the new Weinmann levers.
 
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Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
307
Concord NC
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For Schwinn I believe it was during the 1957 model year, the 58's definitely had the new Weinmann levers.
That sounds right. I know the '54 Jaguar had the older style, so they must have changed over on the early middleweights but I haven't seen enough to know the year.
Thanks!
 

Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
307
Concord NC
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I wish this ad was clear, but the original wasn't great and then when I scanned it, it only got worse. But if you can read it, it's interesting to compare this to the pictures. And thanks to Floyd @WetDogGraphix for his help!

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partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
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Now that is a handsome AMF!

Bendix Aviation 2-Speed was out in the mid 1950's, and is definitely original to the bike.
 

Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
307
Concord NC
#16
Now that is a handsome AMF!

Bendix Aviation 2-Speed was out in the mid 1950's, and is definitely original to the bike.
Thank you sir!
And you're right about the two speed. I've been looking at old ads and it looks like they adopted the three speed for 1957, about the same time they moved production to Little Rock. If anyone has a 1957, I would like to see pictures!
 

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