Miami frame decoding


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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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17,901
Evans, GA
#2
I'm not thinking Westfield but it would really help if you could post post pics of the whole frame to include head tube and fender bridges. V/r Shawn
 

ssum2

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 16, 2014
96
140
southern ca 92857
#3
Thanks for replaying confused on year will send pics tomorrow but after taking paint off is miami based on darts of frame no badge so dont know what I have
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
16,461
17,901
Evans, GA
#4
Thanks for replaying confused on year will send pics tomorrow but after taking paint off is miami based on darts of frame no badge so dont know what I have
Does it have holes for a badge? Looking forward to better pics. V/r Shawn
 

ssum2

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 16, 2014
96
140
southern ca 92857
#9
YesQUOTE="Freqman1, post: 830669, member: 4154"]Well we can rule out Flying Merkel but I'm thinking late
Well we can rule out Flying Merkel but I'm thinking late teens/early 20s.
Yes we can but confused on color and right badge looks teens hopefully someone can read serial# figure out model thanks
 

hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,970
6,192
Fairborn, Ohio
#14
Thanks more pics
ssum2 .... Am sure you are aware of a CABE, long-running
thread called ''Anyone here own a Miami Flying Merkel
Bicycle ?''

Miami Cycle and Manuf. Co. in Middletown, Ohio began the
making of F-M bicycles in 1912 ... and their LAST Published
Catalog is dated 1923. Many doubt that any 1923 machines
were made.

Shortly thereafter ... Miami Cycle was purchased by Westfield.
Their machines were assembled from Miami parts that Westfield
purchased. When the Miami parts disappeared, Westfield parts
were substituted.

I brought up the ''Anyone here own a Miami ...... '' thread for a reason --
i don't believe anyone has all of the tiny and large nuances deeply-
etched in their memory bank.

It's important to refer back to this thread .. sometimes over and over.


Here are a few more fotos that can be used as possible clues .......

At this point, I have nothing more to offer .........

Respectfully ........ patric


markel frames 8  1917 and 1919 f-m.jpg



Vaughn%20Ulmer%20-%20Flying%20Merkel-1 1917 f-m hercules head.jpg

^^^ Owner Vaughn's 1917 F-M ... no metallic badge, but has a rather worn F-M decal.
(You might be worn a bit if you were 101 years old.)



miami-built ___ olive green 01  no sleeve.jpg

The above three fotos show ''Hercules Heads'' ...
AND No Seatmast Sleeve to support the aft end
of the undertank bar. I am leaving the researching
of the ''Hercules Head'' up to the reader.


00z0z_2QooQ2brMQM_600x450 f-m tall frampton.jpg


DSCN0692 f-m tall frampton.jpg

The above fotos show a TALL FRAME Miami ride,
sporting a trumpet-mouth fitting on the fore-end
of the undertank bar .. and a sleeve on the aft-end.



f-m fenderbridge small trumpets upper stays not pinched in.jpg

Miami-Built frame showing stout fenderbridge ...
but No Overstated TRUMPET-MOUTH features
at the bridge ends.








 
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,970
6,192
Fairborn, Ohio
#16
BUMP ... Worth a Re-read ......

And don't give me the ''stink-eye'' ... it's for your own good.
 
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