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Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by BrentP, Dec 9, 2012.
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Cool. Theres a pair on ebay. Really like this resource. Thank you.
Just got this hub in the mail today and my bike is currently at the shop. So...i reckon ill have it respoked into the original rim. It doesnt spin fast but when i turn the gear the other way its a lower gear. It probably needs to be regreased. They charge $75 labor and a $1.00 a spoke.
Looks like a nice bike. I hope the stand clamp doesn't damage the decal... they're very fragile.
A pic from yesterday's adventure on Balboa Island
I have a video on my Instagram @armymike86 of the bike crossing the channel on the ferry but unfortunately can't post onto the Cabe
Hope you don't mind me asking on this thread. I could use a Spaceliner fix showing off yer accessories on yer Spaceliners...please
How about this bicycle trick?
Today Sunset with Big Rock cliffs in the background
1964 Space Age SPACELINER SHIELDS UP
SET PHASERS TO STUNNING
Space Age space jet like F-86 Saber Jet and THE JETSON’S.
Lights & horn working. BeEp! bEeP!
(Photos unaltered just chrome frame at different angles like a mirror in Sun.)
Cool bicycle trick?
Very cool bike. It looks good at any angle
The only accessories I have on my Spaceliner are flashing, bullet, valve covers. When the wheels rotate, the LED bulbs inside will flash like strobes. It's pretty cool, and seems appropriate for the Spaceliner.
Been meaning to post this info for a while. I finished an abbreviated restore of my wife's Spaceliner earlier this fall and learned some new tricks. Both battery containers were shot and had to come up with something new. I wasn't concerned with originality. I just wanted something that worked. Parts for the rear light included a "free" flashlight from Harbor Freight and a double "D" cell box with and on/off switch. I tore the flashlight apart for the bulb and the housing. The box needed modified to contain the tabs for the lens and attachment to the rack. After that, I painted it white, soldered the light to the box and used a little hot glue to hold the light in the right spot so I could get the lens in...sort of like putting a puzzle together. The result looks pretty good. So if you just want a light that works and aren't concerned with originality, this is a inexpensive route to go.
Nicely done! Are you sure your name isn't MacGyver?
I updated the chain guard...
Not entirely happy with it, but it is fun to work with it.
Here is an original battery tray for this style rack...
Check this web site for parts for lights..www.mouser.com
Hi Brent: Great work, and many thanks! Do you know what approx. years a serial number beginning
in 462 might be? Here is a photo of the bike and one of the serial number. Is it a Spaceliner, or a Flightliner??? Many thanks! - Lorcan
Hi Lorcan. Thanks for the compliments.
The short answer about the model is that your bike isn't a Spaceliner, or a Flightliner. When the Flightliner (J.C. Higgins branding) was phased out and the Spaceliner (new Sears branding) was introduced in 1964, Sears also created a model they simply called the Midweight, which is what this one is. It filled the niche below the higher end Spaceliner midweight (your bike first appeared in the Spring 1964 Sears catalog). A Flightliner would never have Sears branding on it (it would be J.C. Higgins), and yours should have a Sears label on the seat tube below the saddle as well as Sears branding on the chain guard (can't see the chain guard in the photos, but the model number and the 'flash' decal on the tank gives it away).
I've never been able to determine a pattern in the serial numbers that reveals the production year, but you might be able to determine the year by looking at the date codes on the tires (if they are original). Take a look at this guide that I wrote, that deciphers the date codes. https://www.flickr.com/photos/90887807@N06/36651041165/in/album-72157685301800743/
Is there a particular year that the word "SEARS" appears in the little round part of the rear reflector on a Spaceliner? Don't see it on all Spaceliners.