Amf Roadmaster flying falcon


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Oilit

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
552
386
Concord NC
#4
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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504
Western North carolina
#7
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

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
552
386
Concord NC
#8
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

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
552
386
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

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
552
386
Concord NC
#11
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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6,760
Central Arizona
#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

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
552
386
Concord NC
#13
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!
 

partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
10,363
3,984
The Land of Oz
#15
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

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
552
386
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!
 

Oilit

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 30, 2015
552
386
Concord NC
#17
After two years I believe I can finally date the original poster's bike as a 1958. I picked up the identical bike this summer and the Sturmey Archer hub on mine is dated "57 10" and the serial number on the left drop out starts with "H", followed by six numbers. On Phil Marshall's chart of CWC serial numbers, he notes that AMF bought Cleveland Welding in April 1951. If you take 1951 as "A", then 1958 works out to "H". And from the ads I've seen, in 1957 they were still using the straight bar frame, and in 1959 they changed the chain guard, so this was a one year style. The original colors of the head badge were blue and red, but the red on this one has completely faded out for some reason. Also the front caliper seems big compared to the fork. I suspect it was originally bought for the balloon tire version and AMF was using up old stock.

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Felixnegron

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 9, 2017
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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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And that move from Here in CLEVELAND Ohio to ARKANSAS. Was so (Bad & Sad) cause after (CwC) going down the hill. And sold. To the Chinese but the building Complex still exists. And it's located at (w.117 / Berea) Rd. Not to far from Me am I love everytime I drive bye.....:););)
 
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