MIAMI CYCLE Co. STANDARD

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  1. #1 Posted Apr 26, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Curious as to what this is. Badged as a STANDARD. I'm no expert by any stretch. I spent hours researching and thanks to those that have posted great info to search through.

    Looks to have some Miami lineage but I would be interested to see what it really is or isn't.

    Sprocket, fork crown and the rear fender bridge (no drilled hole) on the seat stays look like Miami to me. Rear hub is a Mussleman armless coaster with one patent date...July 18, 07

    It is green with what looks to be dove gray scallops with really fine gold pinstripes. Rims are green, black stripes with really fine gold pinstripes.

    United States No 77 Giant Chain Tread white walls.

    4 digit serial number.

    Thanks for any input in advance.

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  2. #2 Posted Apr 26, 2018

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    @SimpleMan

    Jeff ... I am proud of you for doing plenty of research
    as to what you may have.

    More than a few of us are too quick to seek knowledge
    from fellow CABErs ..... while there is so much that can
    be learned by researching ... whether it's thru the CABE
    search bar. .. or google ... or other sources.


    You, Sir, are someone who I am enjoying giving help ...
    because you bothered to help yourself, first.

    Your machine is indeed a Miami-Built.

    It is not some lackluster, old thing carried by a few mom
    and pop hardware stores back when.

    The Standard is to be respected as a machine that was
    presented as a simple machine. Just look at yours ...
    it is a very plain machine .. BUT ... there is not one bland
    thing about it.

    The beauty is in it's tasteful color scheme. That bicycle is alive.

    If those aren't well-selected colors ... picked out by some-
    one at the factory to do just that ... I'll be a monkey's uncle.


    Your find is beautiful to behold.

    ...... patric


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  3. #3 Posted Apr 27, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Excellent info...thank you. With the single patent date hub and the block chain, I was guessing this is from 1908/09 era.
     
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  4. #4 Posted Apr 28, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Patric said it all about this beauty! And I agree. Not usually a fan of ( hoo doo wagon!) green, but, the color looks great on this machine. Awesome find, good luck with it, really!
     
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  5. #5 Posted Apr 28, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Wow, really nice bicycle. Congrats!
     
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  6. #6 Posted May 1, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Great find!
     
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  7. #7 Posted May 8, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I always wondered what that represented.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
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  8. #8 Posted May 13, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    What a beauty, and those rims, yum!
     
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  9. #9 Posted May 15, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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