Chrome Frame Middleweights

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by marching_out, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 25, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Has there ever been a list created of all the chrome frame middleweight bikes manufactured? I'd be interested in seeing a list. My guess is it's a lot larger than I think.
     
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  2. #2 Posted Jul 27, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Great question!! Here is my list, that I know of:

    - 1961-1967 Huffy Silver Jet
    - 1961-1967 Monark Silver King (built by Huffy)
    - 1962-1963 Belknap Bluegrass Deluxe (re-trimmed and re-badged Silver Jet)
    - Hiawatha Silver Jet (production years known, on the rarer side, no relation to the Huffy bikes)
    - Sears Spaceliner
    - Murray Astro Flite
    - Firestone Silver Cruiser (built by Ross, occasionally Huffy)
    - Western Flyer Cosmic Flyer

    I know there are others.
     
  3. #3 Posted Jul 28, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Thanks for the list. I also found a few others while surfing the interweb. There is a beautiful Murray built Ranger on fleebay. I did some quick research on it but came up with next to nothing. Maybe you can shed some light on that one.

    I'm sure there are others. Thanks for your help and if anyone else wants to add to the list feel free.
     
  4. #4 Posted Jul 29, 2017

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    Early 60's Firestones were Snyder built, I have a chrome ladies'. Hiawatha was probably AMF, I have a chrome men's frame also.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jul 31, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    That's it! I did see one huffman-built model though. It was a girls bike at Copake a few years back.

    @jd56 which other Murray models can we add to this list?
     
  6. #6 Posted Aug 1, 2017

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    "Ahhhh...it's all about the tanklights".
    That was my passion when I first acquired the bike collecting madness disease.


    Looks like Steve and Adam have pretty much listed the most popular of the "Spaceliner Clones.
    It appeared that every retailer wanted their own badged Murray chromed framed bike...it was the "Spuknik" era after all.
    There is the JC Higgins Flightliner.

    Other than what's mentioned already...I can't think of any others right now.

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  7. #7 Posted Aug 1, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Not all here are chromed but just some of the collection I've had.
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  8. #8 Posted Aug 5, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    IMG_0832.JPG Here's my chromed 63 Flightliner
     
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  9. #9 Posted Aug 5, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I was just thinking the '61-3 Deluxe chrome Flightliner wasn't mentioned yet!
     
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  10. #10 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    JD, you truly are the king of tank light bikes. I still need to buy one from you, probably; one fo rme and one for my wife.
     
  11. #11 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Let's see some pics of the ones mentioned. I'm familiar with the Spaceliners which are one of my favorite tank light bikes.
     
  12. #12 Posted Aug 6, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Believe it or not, but I only have 4 or 5 left in the middleweight class. Just started concentrating on the prewar heavyweights.

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  13. #13 Posted Aug 7, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Really? You have always been the champion of the middle-weight tank light bikes! Darn. I was hoping to get a few of them from you for my wife and I. Ok, well . . .
     
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  14. #14 Posted Aug 8, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    There's always me lol...I am selling a couple right now, but all men's.
     
  15. #15 Posted Aug 8, 2017

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    I do have a couple for sale still. pm me if you want to know. Partsguy always has quality bikes too. He's been doing Monark / Huffy taillights for forever.
    Anyway, I'll send you a couple of what I have..

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    I sent you a pm...let me know if you got it. a417ddf8a6af8cb675aae37dc03b694d.jpg 9e23bc08cb8cbfac03ae1c64519ac811.jpg

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