Anyone here own a Miami / Flying Merkel Bicycle?


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hoofhearted

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Be careful in the identification of those ''cloverleaf cutout'' patterns.

Look closely at each of the following chainrings ... all from Miami Cycle & Manuf. Co.

Are they the same, regarding the ''cutout area'' ?

......... patric



miami mfc. co cutout.jpg



image miami cutout.jpg




Miami-Built cutout hudson.jpg



juvi f-m 22t ring copy 1916.jpg
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
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Be careful in the identification of those ''cloverleaf cutout'' patterns.

Look closely at each of the following chainrings ... all from Miami Cycle & Manuf. Co.

Are they the same, regarding the ''cutout area'' ?

......... patric



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Patric I have noticed some differences in these rings. Even though they may all be Miami rings we need to determine which ones (ring and tooth count) were actually used on the Flying Merkel. V/r Shawn
 
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hoofhearted

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Let's clarify what ring is what ring.

Below is a variation-Hudson ring ...
and right below this first foto is the
Miami-Hudson machine with Miami
Cycle & Manuf. Co. badge

NOTE ... This ring may be what I call
a variation ... in that the piercings (cut-
outs) are not narrow ... and almost look
like they are morphing into actual Miami /
F-M rings featured in the 1915 .. 1916 ..
and 1917 F-M catalogs.

miami mfc. co cutout.jpg



hudson 006 colby.jpg









Here we have the slim-pierced (cutout) ring used on the Hudson .. from Miami Cycle.

Miami-Built cutout hudson.jpg


crank hudson early 1900's.jpg




1909 hudson.jpg


1909 hudson copy.jpg








Now we come to the FLYING MERKEL cutout ring ...
shown in vignette in the 1915 .. 1916 .. and 1917 F-M catalog.
The very-first .. here .. is a vignette from the 1916 F-M catalog.


fm  1916.jpg



You must commit information in the following pics ... to your memory ... if you ever expect a successful-gathering in the field.



image  f-m chainring.jpg


image miami f-m cutout .jpg


juvi f-m 22t copy 1916.jpg


juvi f-m 22t copy 1916  COPY.jpg


juvi f-m 22t copy 1916  COPY enlarge.jpg




 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
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Dat be good stuff brother Patric. I show the 1" pitch ring as being used by FM in 28 and 30 tooth but not 26. Also 24T but as a center drive ring which would look different due to the way it mounts. Also would this same pattern used for the 1/2" pitch ring? V/r Shawn
 

hoofhearted

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Dat be good stuff brother Patric. I show the 1" pitch ring as being used by FM in 28 and 30 tooth but not 26. Also 24T but as a center drive ring which would look different due to the way it mounts. Also would this same pattern used for the 1/2" pitch ring? V/r Shawn
Andy_Devine_1256902844  002.jpg


Say boys and girls ... old Andy here ...
them Flying Merkels are bunches of fun
if you can find them. You need to be a
straight-shooter and pay attention or the
possibility of you finding a part .. or maybe
even the whole bicycle --- may get dashed in the dirt.







The Sons Of The Flying Merkel need to consider something ... just
because Miami Cycle put a foto of a particular model in a catalog ..
or piece of advertising ... doesn't mean the actual machine sold to
a rider matched the literature. Consider this ....

1915-Miami-Bulldog-catalog-  CABE.jpg



1915  Miami Bull Dog ... Tall Frame  smaller foto.jpg



1915 miami bulldog.jpg



USE OF SOLID CENTER CHAINRING In 1915 ... Miami Cycle on the Flying Merkel


1915 .. Model 403 ... F-M Princess 24T
1915 .. Model 407 ... F-M Ladies Roadster 24T

1915 .. Model 404 ... F-M Special 26T ... (but appears 28T) This is the double, parallel-bar motorbike.
1915 .. Model 406 ... F-M Roadster 26T
1915 .. No Racer Listed in 1915 ... the Racer was issued with 24T ring ... even the ''center drive'' from the 1920's.
ALL SOLID-CENTER CLOVER LEAF .................. ALL ONE-INCH PITCH



1912

Ideally .. we need to begin at 1912 .. figuring the largest inch-pitch
ring .. that has a solid center. There has been no literature available
for this machine. The ring that is placed in my 1912 F-M right now
is not the correct ring for the machine. The ring has alien origins ...
definitely not Miami Cycle.

Stopping for today .



1912-Flying-Merkel-PC-1.jpg


Wrong ring on my 1912. Ring is not a Miami
Cycle & Manuf. Co. item. Replacing this ring
with a solid-center 30T ring.



 
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hoofhearted

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Redline1968 ... it's a close call ...

Look closely at how the centralized cutout
terminates in the chainring on your Miami.

Your Miami has a FLAT feature in the central-
ized area. I believe this is a Miami feature.

Thank you - redline1968 !!

...... patric

This is a closeup of my 1912 F-M ring ....


1912-Flying-Merkel-PC-1  COPY.jpg


 
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redline1968

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Redline1968 ... it's a close call ...

Look closely at how the centralized cutout
terminates in the chainring on your Miami.

Your Miami has a FLAT feature in the central-
ized area. I believe this is a Miami feature.

Thank you - redline1968 !!

...... patric

This is a closeup of my 1912 F-M ring ....


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I see... yours looks like it has a mushroom type cut out.. like this I think is super close.
 

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spent parts of the last 3 days plowing through this inspiring thread. I've yet to see a more in depth exploration in all of my hobbies on any forum.
gents... take a bow.
oh...nice eye candy too :D
 
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
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Fairborn, Ohio
spent parts of the last 3 days plowing through this inspiring thread. I've yet to see a more in depth exploration in all of my hobbies on any forum.
gents... take a bow.
oh...nice eye candy too :D
Zephyrblau ... on behalf of each and every contributor
to this thread ... we appreciate your very-kind words.

The Special Offer (below) is for YOU !!

....... patric



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