Help With Bike Identification Please

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by Dave M, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. #1 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    On Training Wheels

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    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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  2. #2 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    dp harris bike makers of rollfast prob ~1941 others will chime in
     
  3. #3 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Looks to be about a 40, smaller 18" frame. Looks to be a pretty deluxe, similar to my '41.
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  4. #4 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    This looks very similar to yours' There were several models that used that same frame/tank/etc.
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  5. #5 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    D P Harris built Rollfast '53 ish
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Huh??o_O
     
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  7. #7 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Another similar bike also equipped with the Snyder springer.
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  8. #8 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    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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  9. #9 Posted Jan 6, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    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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