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Posted by: Jeff TITLE: MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Spaceliner V. Flightliner
How can you tell a Spaceliner from a Flightliner (or any of the other "liner" models from Sears).I picked up a Sears middleweight that I thought was a Spaceliner missing the tank assembly. Could it be a Flightliner? It~s all chrome (even rear carrier) has a springer fork and grab rail seat. Haven~t scrapped the crud off to find the serial number yet. Any assistance would be appreciated??? jeff
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Posted by ken
Jeff, the features you describe were available on Flightliners. Chrome frame was the Deluxe model; it usually had a Bendix kickback hub. For at least a while the fork wasn~t really a springer, it just had truss rods. I have a picture of a Flightliner without the tank if you want to see it.
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Posted by Gordon
The frames are quite different. A Flightliner has the lower set of top tubes coming back and meeting the top tubes just in front of the seat tube. On a Spaceliner the lower tubes are separate from the top tubes all the way to the rear hub. If that doesn~t make any sense, email me and I~ll send you pictures.
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