Anyone here own a Miami Flying Merkel Bicycle?

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  1. #641 Posted Jul 23, 2017

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    From Hatfield, Jerry - Antique American Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide, 1996, Motorbooks International

    http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/isbn/0760301735/

    The Minneapolis Journal
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Wed, Apr 1, 1903:

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    The Minneapolis Journal
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Wed, Aug 19, 1903:

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    1908, Merkel Motor Company joined with the Light Motor Company and moved to Pottstown Pennsylvania -

    Reading Times
    Reading, Pennsylvania
    Fri, Oct 16, 1908:

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    First mention of the "Flying Merkel"? -

    The San Francisco Call
    San Francisco, California
    Monday, August , 1909:

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    Comparison of the circa 1910 Merkel Light and Racycle motorcycles:

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    Merkel and Miami both exhibit at the New York Automobile Show, January 1910:

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    July, 1911:

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  6. #646 Posted Aug 9, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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  7. #647 Posted Oct 11, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    is this a 26T miami ring?
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    I do not think so. The triangles are too sharp and top of clover leafs are too round. V/r Shawn
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I stand corrected--I was thinking FM. There are a few Miami rings that weren't used on the FMs. I'm sure Patric will weigh in on this one. V/r Shawn
     
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    26-T ... four-circle, clover-leaf .....
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    Same ring on a later, non-screwhole badge Racycle .....
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    Yes it is ... also used on some but not all F-M's.

    ..... patric
     
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    Nope--$5.50 post paid to lower 48. First patch is free if you own one and send me pics of the bike and serial number. V/r Shawn
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    Don't own one, just started on a Racycle. Got a long way to go, but I'll buy a patch. Paypal F2F o.k.?

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    1903 model improvment - Merkel fork


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    Another mention for the improved fork 1903

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    Another plug for the 1903 fork

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    OF COURSE MIAMI CYCLE BUILT CUSTOM ONE - OFFS ...
    Why would anyone believe otherwise ?



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    Good info Patric. I would love to see the nugget that answers the head badge question definitively though. V/r Shawn
     
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