The Ultimate Sears Spaceliner Reference

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  1. #121 Posted Jun 27, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    What is this middleweight exactly. I've owned a few spaceliners. This bike is mixed up with a few Schwinn parts. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  2. #122 Posted Jun 27, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    I'm new to your page. I've collected and sold many bikes on ebay and at trade shows. I've owned a few mint spaceliners. I can't figure this bike out. It has some Schwinn parts mixed in. Just curious what the frame is. It will be for sale.
     
  3. #123 Posted Jun 27, 2017

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    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.
     
  5. #125 Posted Jun 27, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    I do have the rear rack it needs repair.
     
  6. #126 Posted Jun 27, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    The bike is a 26" with 24" wheels. The rear wheel is a schwinn s7 with a west wind white wall.
     
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  7. #127 Posted Jun 27, 2017

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    I don't know what it is, but you'll have better luck if you post your pic and question as a new topic in the middle weight thread, where it will be seen by more people.
     
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  8. #128 Posted Jul 9, 2017

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    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
     
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  9. #129 Posted Jul 9, 2017

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    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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  10. #130 Posted Jul 9, 2017

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    I don't recall if it's the same as a Flightliner, but there are a few guards on Ebay and a couple racks.
     
  11. #131 Posted Jul 10, 2017

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    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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  12. #132 Posted Aug 26, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    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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  13. #133 Posted Aug 26, 2017

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    Very nice.
     
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  14. #134 Posted Sep 4, 2017

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    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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    A few more photos...

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  18. #138 Posted Sep 4, 2017

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    Nice! The push buttons look good.
     
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  19. #139 Posted Sep 27, 2017

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    Decided to post my paint selection pictures here as well.

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  20. #140 Posted Oct 2, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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
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