Help With Bike Identification Please


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Dave M

On Training Wheels
Jan 2, 2018
1
1
51
McHenry
#1
Probably not on the correct thread. Just signed up
and not sure how things work. Just posted a pic of an American Flyer that was brought over to my shop. The owner got it from a customer. I overhauled both hubs, BB, headset, new rubber, and replaced a spoke.
2 unique things about this bike:
1. tank goes past the seat tube,
2. Has 5 stays/struts that go down to the each side of the front wheel.

Does anyone have an idea of the year of this bicycle?

Thanks!

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bike

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 26, 2007
5,170
1,809
Bicycleland
#2
dp harris bike makers of rollfast prob ~1941 others will chime in
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
17,440
27,272
East Los
#3
Looks to be about a 40, smaller 18" frame. Looks to be a pretty deluxe, similar to my '41.
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
17,440
27,272
East Los
#4
This looks very similar to yours' There were several models that used that same frame/tank/etc.
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WetDogGraphix

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 29, 2015
2,040
4,509
West Coast
#8
The front springer is not put together right and it will ride bad.....both of these bikes are wrong.
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Here's what it's supposed to be.....
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Adamtinkerer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 8, 2008
3,475
504
Western North carolina
#9
Snyder was the factory, Harris owned the Rollfast brand. They began stamping the 2 digit year in reverse on the BB sometime in 1940. So a '40's Snyder would be stamped 04, 14, 24, etc.
 
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