Flightliner/Spaceliner forks

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by Levine, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 22, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    I'm thinking about putting a rat trap on a flightliner frame. This is probably a dumb question, but... are all the configurations of front forks/springers interchangeable on any Space/Flightliner frame, boys and/or girls? Trying to figure out if I can pick up a donor bike without worrying about forks fitting... thanks.
     
  2. #2 Posted Dec 22, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Take your fork off and measure the length of the steer tube. Then you can buy the correct fork. I am assuming they will all be 1 inch diameter. Roger
     
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    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Do you know anything about the "knee" bracket in the photo on the right? Some springers seem to have them and some don't. The bike I had as a kid in the early sixties did have that bracket.
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  5. #5 Posted Dec 22, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Here's a 1961 Flightliner and a 1964 Spaceliner for reference. They appear to be similar and interchangeable. 61and64.jpg
     
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  6. #6 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    There might be bikes out there that had both a Spaceliner style springer fork plus truss bars, but Spaceliners never came that way. The deluxe Spaceliners came with springer forks, and the mid-tier chromed Spaceliners came with truss bars and no springer fork, but no Spaceliner model came with both.
     
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  7. #7 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Thanks for that. It seems like almost all the Flightliner and Spaceliner wheels/fenders/running gear, etc, is interchangeable, even with the 26" girls' models. Do I have that right?
     
  8. #8 Posted Mar 11, 2018

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    Flight liner/Spaceliner year of manufacture

    Does anyone now how to date your ride, I have 3 to date,

    Thanks Colin.
     
  9. #9 Posted Mar 12, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Colin:
    To determine model years for Spaceliners, check the great sticky thread by BrentP at the top of "Middleweight Bicycles." For Flightliners, post a picture that will allow denizens of this site to respond with personal experience and info from old catalogs.