Anyone here own a Miami / Flying Merkel Bicycle?


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barracuda

I live for the CABE
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Niles, California
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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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
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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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hoofhearted

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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

26-T ... four-circle, clover-leaf .....
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Same ring on a later, non-screwhole badge Racycle .....
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