Sears space liner

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  1. #1 Posted Aug 17, 2017

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    bike experts or spaceliner experts ... i picked up this frame for 15 bucks , it seems like a space liner to me the serial # is 469420 .... im thinking its the one in the photo but could be wrong .... i just need to make sure before i start buying parts .... thanks for you input and keep on rolling #havefun #enjoytheride c0097ef02dca5116559539dedfab0647.jpg ecf5a38cde2786034658cb1cfe1c3f70.jpg

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    Dang wrong section

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    Hey! I hope all is well, I haven't seen you here in a while.

    What you have there is a 1960's Murray frame. It could be a Spaceliner, if the serial starts out with "502". Otherwise, post the whole serial number and I will try to decode it for you. Murray was pretty detailed in their numbers. They also had bikes very similar to the Spaceliner made for the house brand (Murray), JC Penny, Hiawatha-Gambles, Western Flyer, and a few others. Generally, the parts are all the same or interchangeable. The main differences between the different brands, was trim, color, racks, headlight shroud or dash knobs, and chaingaurd. Sometimes a front fender ornament was added.

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    Here's a Murray Astro Flite from Nostalgic Dave's:

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    Your frame appears to have the clip for the Spaceliner tank on the lower 'down' bar, the non deluxe bikes didn't have this..
     
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    I did not see that. The OP is right then, it is definitely a Spaceliner.
     
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    Thanks for your input ... this is very helpful ... now time to find some parts lol ... ya its a cool frame i think they saved the chrome when they painted over it ...

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    You're probably right. I'll bet when you strip the paint off you'll find the chrome is in much better shape than normal, and has fewer rust pits.