The Ultimate Sears Spaceliner Reference

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jd56

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Mar 26, 2011
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Good question. Don't know.
 

BrentP

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 26, 2010
371
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Why the rubber sleeve on the part that holds the rear of the left battery? Wouldn't that keep it from grounding? Just showing my ignorance here.

Mike
The rubber end is simply a grip to make it easier to open and close the lever that holds the batteries in place. It doesn't interfere with electrical contact.

P.S... It would probably be better to post technical questions as new threads in the Middleweight forum rather than hide them in the Spaceliner Reference sticky. You'll probably get a lot more people seeing your question if it's in the main part of the Middleweight forum.

Since the battery holder part of this is basically beyond repair, the best possibility might be to bring it somewhere like Radio Shack and see if they have a new plastic 2-cell battery holder that will fit within your unit. Then you can wire the new battery holder to your switch and light, and it will operate.
This is the best option to get yours functioning. Give it a good soak in Evap-o-rust, first, and it will look like this one.

FrontBattTray_s.jpg
 
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mickeyc

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 21, 2013
3,016
Rochester Hills, MI
This is a picture of one of my Murray built Astro Flite's battery tray that should be the same as the Spaceliner. The rear tray retainer spring loaded clip holds the battery in place and acts as the ground on the ground end of the tandem mounted batteries.

Thanks JD, great picture. I just bought an Astro Flite but unfortunately it's in New York and I live in Michigan. Probably won't see it until summer when I visit my daughter or she visits me.

Mike
 

BrentP

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 26, 2010
371
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LOLOL... I guess I've hit the mainstream when people are quoting my Spaceliner reference, verbatim, in their eBay ads like this one.
 

gifarmer

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 11, 2010
66
Mpls, MN
people are quoting my Spaceliner reference, verbatim, in their eBay ads
Using someone elses text or images without their permission is plagiarism and is against eBay policy: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/image-text.html
So, if this bothers you, tell the seller to include the source of his information, or report him to eBay. I once had a furious eBay buyer contact me because he had bought an old radio from someone that had used an image of my very nice radio to sell their beat-up radio. When the buyer got the beat-up radio he searched Google Images, found the photo from my website that was used in the eBay listing, and it led him to me. I was able to convince him that I wasn't the seller, didn't know the seller, and hadn't pulled a 'bait and switch'. He said he was going to report the incident to eBay, but I never heard the outcome.
 

whitefiretiger

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 21, 2014
28
Thanks for the guide.

With it I was able to i.d. the frame I just got as a 46305.
Not sure what I'm going to do with it (maybe sell it) but glad to know what I have.
 

ratcycle

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 10, 2007
136
Madison,WI
Restore

I am in process of restoring a chrome mens 1966 spaceliner. I wanted to know if a komet hub ever came on a 66 mens spaceliner? I don't know off hand what model it is. Meaning base or deluxe. Someone Know?
 

BrentP

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 26, 2010
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I am in process of restoring a chrome mens 1966 spaceliner. I wanted to know if a komet hub ever came on a 66 mens spaceliner? I don't know off hand what model it is. Meaning base or deluxe. Someone Know?
Read the Spaceliner Reference and use it as described to figure out what model number you have and how it should be outfitted.
 

ratcycle

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 10, 2007
136
Madison,WI
restore

I did consault the space liner reference before I had ask. It did not say what hubs can on the bikes. It was just pics of space liners?
 

BrentP

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Jun 26, 2010
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I did consault the space liner reference before I had ask. It did not say what hubs can on the bikes. It was just pics of space liners?
Find your model number as described in the 'how-to' reference, then go down to the model list to find out which hub your model came with originally (either a 1-speed or 2-speed Bendix). You don't need to look at the pictures, the specs are in the list.
 

BrentP

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http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?64809-How-to-date-post-spaceliner-Sears-MW-bicycle&p=391979#post391979

Model Number does not seem to be in your list.

Also my Boys Base chrome forward thrust model number does not appear in your list:
View attachment 176430

Thanks!

Sure they are. Last and third from the bottom in the Men's/Boy's 7-Tank section. Model #46943 (men's) from the pic above, and the boy's will be model #46963 on the list.

Here's the LINK to the pics of those models.
 
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bike

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 26, 2007
5,859
Bicycleland
OK I am dum

Sure they are. Last and third from the bottom in the Men's/Boy's 7-Tank section. Model #46943 (men's) from the pic above, and the boy's will be model #46963 on the list.

Here's the LINK to the pics of those models.
439431 is my model --the middle numbers -my bike is 26" I searched the first page for this with the browser search feature and could not find it.

46943 corresponds to the style, but seems my number is usless in i.d.'ing the bike...no?
 

BrentP

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 26, 2010
371
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439431 is my model --the middle numbers -my bike is 26" I searched the first page for this with the browser search feature and could not find it.

46943 corresponds to the style, but seems my number is usless in i.d.'ing the bike...no?
It might be easier if you message me, because I have a feeling we'll end up with a long thread, here.

What it appears you have posted are a model number from a 26" standard chrome forward-thrust Spaceliner (#46943) and a model number from something else (but I'm not sure what, because all Spaceliner model numbers begin with 46 not 43). Like I said, it's probably best to message me directly, along with a photo of the frame number from the second bike. I might find it in one of my references.
 

mickeyc

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 21, 2013
3,016
Rochester Hills, MI
Wanted...Spaceliner bearing

I will post this also in the wanted section, but wanted to try here too.

Need a fork bearing for the ladies Spaceliner I am customizing. The one I have is marked "NAIL, USA 73" It measures 1.46" O.D. and 1.24" I.D. Just need one.

Any help appreciated.


Mike
 

jeffnboise

On Training Wheels
Mar 2, 2015
1
Thank You
Thank You.
Just found beautiful 1964-65 Deluxe I only paid pennies for. Your research saved me alot of time.

BTW: This bike is for sale. Contact me for details.
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BrentP

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Here's one I picked up which doesn't show up here.


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It's not on the list because your bike isn't a Spaceliner. It's a Flightliner (it pre-dates the Spaceliner, back when Sears bikes were branded J.C. Higgins)
 
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