The Ultimate Sears Spaceliner Reference


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skinman

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Jun 26, 2017
12
5
61
I recently bought this at a yard sale. I really thought it was a spaceliner. I got it home scoured the surface rust off and realized that it has a 24" Schwinn s7 rear wheel. I knew the front was a 24 and not right. Before I build a low rider out of her I would try to sell the stripped frame if a reasonable offer is made. I will ship for cost plus boxing. Ups. Really curious what this middle weight is. Ready to part out or build a low rider either way.
 

tada

On Training Wheels
Jul 9, 2017
1
1
57
Tucson, Arizona
I picked this Spaceliner up a few years ago in Denver and brought it with me to Tucson. I am always meaning to get around to restoring it.

I have the chainguard but it's pretty dented up, and I never seem to find them up for sale. Maybe a body shop with some paintless dent repair could restore it. I do not intend to paint it. The patina is fine. The Allstate tires hold air, but look pretty dry rotted. The model number shows it to be a 1966-68 Deluxe women's 26 inch. The tank is missing as is the rear rack and reflectors. It's supposed to be single speed, but the hub looks to be 2 speed. Here are some pics.

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I know, the Bambi bell is not original, but it's classic 60s.

Is there a good source for any of the missing parts? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom
 

BrentP

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 26, 2010
345
102
Calgary, Canada
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The Allstate tires hold air, but look pretty dry rotted.

It's supposed to be single speed, but the hub looks to be 2 speed.

Is there a good source for any of the missing parts?
Try this product from John Deere. I use it on old tires, and it will actually heal the oxidized rubber to a certain extent.
http://www.shopgreendealer.com/John-Deere-Ultra-Guard-Tire-and-Rubber-Protection-TY16369.html

Judging from the pic, it has the correct single speed hub.

Parts come up periodically on eBay. Create some automated searches for the parts you're looking for, and when they get posted on eBay you will get an automatic notification.
 
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schwinnman67

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 11, 2014
272
107
Aurora, CO, United States
I don't recall if it's the same as a Flightliner, but there are a few guards on Ebay and a couple racks.
 

marching_out

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 3, 2017
223
368
51
Warsaw, USA
Just picked up this Spaceliner yesterday. I wouldn't normally buy a girls bike unless it was for parts but I love the looks of the Spaceliners and the price on this was fantastic. It is a deluxe model, single speed and everything seems to be there. My question is this, should I attempt to restore this or not? The chrome appears to be gone in some places and I've tried to show this in some of the picts. I thought I had read somewhere the chrome Sears bikes were clear coated. What do you guys think?

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Jun 23, 2016
14
16
58
Little Rock, AR
1964 Space Age SEARS SPACELINER Deluxe with lacquer clear coat removed using Rust-oleum Aircraft Stripper gel (for autos) and working lights and horn! BeEp! bEeP!
In the future, bicycles will look like SPACELINER.

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Knight

On Training Wheels
May 15, 2016
7
10
56
Tradition, Florida
This is my Spaceliner. I am not trying to be historically accurate, just "in the spirit of" the Spaceliner I had when I grew up.

In particular, the headlight front end comes from a Flightliner and so does not exactly fit the tank. When I got it, the horn knob had been replaced by a big ugly push button. I replaced both horn and light knobs with modern chrome push buttons that have red rings around them that glow when pushed.The horn is a modern low-voltage piezo beeper.

The front lights are simply LED lights that snap onto 9 volt batteries. The rear lights are little push on/off LED things that use batteries the size of nickels.

The seat is similar to the original in that it is black with a chrome crash rail.

For simplicity, I chose to use red lettering on the chain guard, rather than paint part of it red and then put on white letters. I might go back and re-do this.

The front wheel is all new; the rear wheel is original. The two-speed kick back shifting works well. The pedals are reminiscent of the originals.

I had a buddy repaint the tank and rear rack. I used rattle can spray paint for the front forks. I used white automotive striping to do the white parts of the rear rack.

The rear reflector was a new, never been used find from ebay. The front lights lens came from ebay.

Chrometech re-chromed the dashboard. I can't say enough what a nice job he did. The dashboard was in rough shape but he made what is left of it shiny.

I ride it lots around our neighborhood. It is loads of fun.

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Knight

On Training Wheels
May 15, 2016
7
10
56
Tradition, Florida
This is my Spaceliner. I am not trying to be historically accurate, just "in the spirit of" the Spaceliner I had when I grew up.

In particular, the headlight front end comes from a Flightliner and so does not exactly fit the tank. When I got it, the horn knob had been replaced by a big ugly push button. I replaced both horn and light knobs with modern chrome push buttons that have red rings around them that glow when pushed.The horn is a modern low-voltage piezo beeper.

The front lights are simply LED lights that snap onto 9 volt batteries. The rear lights are little push on/off LED things that use batteries the size of nickels.

The seat is similar to the original in that it is black with a chrome crash rail.

For simplicity, I chose to use red lettering on the chain guard, rather than paint part of it red and then put on white letters. I might go back and re-do this.

The front wheel is all new; the rear wheel is original. The two-speed kick back shifting works well. The pedals are reminiscent of the originals.

I had a buddy repaint the tank and rear rack. I used rattle can spray paint for the front forks. I used white automotive striping to do the white parts of the rear rack.

The rear reflector was a new, never been used find from ebay. The front lights lens came from ebay.

Chrometech re-chromed the dashboard. I can't say enough what a nice job he did. The dashboard was in rough shape but he made what is left of it shiny.

I ride it lots around our neighborhood. It is loads of fun.

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Bike Mike

Look Ma, No Hands!
Sep 26, 2017
90
257
55
Fullerton, CA, United States
That's interesting. The frame must have originally been earmarked for a single-speed hub, but was changed to a two-speed Bendix hub, thus the change of the digit from 0 to 2. Both are deluxe models, with the only difference being the rear hub.
I know its been a couple of years but i just purchased a single-speed hub. Is it a simple swap? And does the two-speed hub make a difference? Look forward to hearing back from you.

Mike
Fullerton
 

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