Patric...very cool bike! I've spent the last few days studying this rare bike. Is it possible this is a Merkel built bike and not a Miami Cycle build? It doesn't have the Miami signature drop outs and the split bottom bracket. Yet it replicates the Flying Merkel motorcycle.Acquired this speciman in the late 1990's ... earliest example known ... Miami Cycle Manuf. Co.
acquired The Light Manuf. Co. and began producing the Flying Merkel Motorcycle in 1911.
Respectfully I disagree, here's documented evidence that supports my suggested dates.Miami built motorcycles under their name until 1909. In 1909 they bought the Merkel-Light Motor Co. and produced The Flying Merkel Motorcycle Through 1913.