Bike from the Dead's Freshly-Exhumed Finds (Everything I've dug up since 6/15/21)

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razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
I decided to change the tubes and tires on the AMFlite Falcon this past weekend, and that gave me a chance to see the underside of the bike and its overall condition. There is hardly ANY rust on the underside of either fender! I mean, I could stick them in Evaporust and it'd look like nothing ever happened here! This bike is arguably the nicest one I've ever bought!
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Even the underside of the seat looks clean! This bike was really taken care of!
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While there is some rust on the underside of the frame, just like with the rest of the bike, it's very minimal, and it just helps to show the bike's age.
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Unfortunately, due to one of the original lock washers, I'm not sure what the serial number ultimately says. I don't know if that's a "K," an "H," or an "R" up front. That might be an "I" that comes after it, though. Does anyone here know how to I.D. AMF bikes?
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Here's what the bike looks like with fresh tires and tubes. I used whitewall tires because I already had them. I was saving them for another project, but since progress has been slow on that one, and this one actually rolls, I figured I'd just use those tires on this bike. I've got to say, they really add to the look of the Falcon! So much so, in fact, that I'm not sure I want to turn it into a 26 inch muscle bike now. This bike is really unique as it is, and the whitewalls just make it look nicer than I could have ever anticipated. All this bike really needs to be fully ridable is a coaster brake service, and a more comfortable seat. I'd still like to explore some non-destructive customizations, but this is already an attractive bike as-is.
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What's really funny is that that family, who usually don't care as much about old bikes as I do, really like this bike. I'll show my parents whatever bikes I'm working on, and they're supportive of my hobby, but I know they're just not into it like I am. But then I brought this home, and put some whitewalls on it, and everyone in my family, even my brother, opted to take it for a spin around the cul-de-sac without hesitation! They've all been quite vocal about how much they like this one bike of mine, and I really like that. So, I might just focus on making this bike into a reliable rider for now, and worry about the modifications later.
Hey Deadman, are these the 26x2.125 or the 1.75 tires? I have a set of the 2.125's for mine and after 2 years of looking i finally found a hard to find rear rack for my Shark. And i have another surprise in store when all's said and done. Looking good Falcon here!! RideOn. Razin.
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Hey Deadman, are these the 26x2.125 or the 1.75 tires? I have a set of the 2.125's for mine and after 2 years of looking i finally found a hard to find rear rack for my Shark. And i have another surprise in store when all's said and done. Looking good Falcon here!! RideOn. Razin.
26 x 1.75. I actually tried fitting a wheel with a 26 x 2.125 tire to the rear, but it wouldn't clear the frame. How did you get balloons to fit yours? Awesome! Looking forward to that surprise! Thanks Hellrazer! Keep on rollin'!
 

razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
26 x 1.75. I actually tried fitting a wheel with a 26 x 2.125 tire to the rear, but it wouldn't clear the frame. How did you get balloons to fit yours? Awesome! Looking forward to that surprise! Thanks Hellrazer! Keep on rollin'!
Is your wheel straight and is tire seated properly on the rim? Iv'e also found that the diamond pattern tires are some what wider than the rib tread tires i'm using. Hope this helps. Razin.
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Is your wheel straight and is tire seated properly on the rim? Iv'e also found that the diamond pattern tires are some what wider than the rib tread tires i'm using. Hope this helps. Razin.
Yeah, rim and tire seemed fine. The tread was just too wide to squeeze in. You've have to show me a photo of the kind of tires you used.
 

razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
I decided to change the tubes and tires on the AMFlite Falcon this past weekend, and that gave me a chance to see the underside of the bike and its overall condition. There is hardly ANY rust on the underside of either fender! I mean, I could stick them in Evaporust and it'd look like nothing ever happened here! This bike is arguably the nicest one I've ever bought!
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Even the underside of the seat looks clean! This bike was really taken care of!
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While there is some rust on the underside of the frame, just like with the rest of the bike, it's very minimal, and it just helps to show the bike's age.
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Unfortunately, due to one of the original lock washers, I'm not sure what the serial number ultimately says. I don't know if that's a "K," an "H," or an "R" up front. That might be an "I" that comes after it, though. Does anyone here know how to I.D. AMF bikes?
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Here's what the bike looks like with fresh tires and tubes. I used whitewall tires because I already had them. I was saving them for another project, but since progress has been slow on that one, and this one actually rolls, I figured I'd just use those tires on this bike. I've got to say, they really add to the look of the Falcon! So much so, in fact, that I'm not sure I want to turn it into a 26 inch muscle bike now. This bike is really unique as it is, and the whitewalls just make it look nicer than I could have ever anticipated. All this bike really needs to be fully ridable is a coaster brake service, and a more comfortable seat. I'd still like to explore some non-destructive customizations, but this is already an attractive bike as-is.
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What's really funny is that that family, who usually don't care as much about old bikes as I do, really like this bike. I'll show my parents whatever bikes I'm working on, and they're supportive of my hobby, but I know they're just not into it like I am. But then I brought this home, and put some whitewalls on it, and everyone in my family, even my brother, opted to take it for a spin around the cul-de-sac without hesitation! They've all been quite vocal about how much they like this one bike of mine, and I really like that. So, I might just focus on making this bike into a reliable rider for now, and worry about the modifications later.
On picture #2, the front bottom mounting screw is backwards and the tire might be rubbing on the screw. It needs to be turned around the other way. Maybe this would solve your clearance problems. Good luck. Razin.
 

Bike from the Dead

Wore out three sets of tires already!
On picture #2, the front bottom mounting screw is backwards and the tire might be rubbing on the screw. It needs to be turned around the other way. Maybe this would solve your clearance problems. Good luck. Razin.
Front... bottom... mounting screw... you mean the one on the rear fender? I can already tell you, that's not the problem I had trying to squeeze a 26" x 2.125" tire back there. The tread was too wide to fit in between the chain stays where they start to narrow. If the axle slot on the frame opened a little further back, or if I deflated the tire first, I could squeeze that balloon tire in, but there was no way for me to even set the axle down inside the frame. I can double check that screw though, but I typically see it mounted that way on every bike I've ever had.
 

razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
Front... bottom... mounting screw... you mean the one on the rear fender? I can already tell you, that's not the problem I had trying to squeeze a 26" x 2.125" tire back there. The tread was too wide to fit in between the chain stays where they start to narrow. If the axle slot on the frame opened a little further back, or if I deflated the tire first, I could squeeze that balloon tire in, but there was no way for me to even set the axle down inside the frame. I can double check that screw though, but I typically see it mounted that way on every bike I've ever had.
Yeah, iv'e seen these screws installed wrong on LOTS of bikes that way. I always have to turn them around to get the proper clearance. Just a thought i had. Razin.
 
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