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Posted by: paul bennett TITLE: MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike?
can someone please tell me more about this bike, living in the uk i have never come across this make before. the name on the bike is a proven speedster, frame number is on the rear dropout.
view pics here http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y260/kpracing/cruiser/
any info would be helpfull.
mant thanks
paul.
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Posted by Emily
I have a Rollfast Starlight. Any info on these? Manuals that came with it, parts, colors (mine~s blue), tire type, whether it needs a light on the front, etc. I would like to know the year as well.

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Posted by DION
KEN,I checked on the FLIGHTLINER as you suggested,62 to be exact,and it lookes even closer to my bike then previous pics. that i have seen.narrowing and at the same time widening my search.I~m determind to find out exactly what bike i have.It~s in great condition(besides most of the paint is now surface rust)I don~t plan on trying to repaint,I think it~s beautiful just the way it is,rust and all.
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Posted by DION
KEN, ty... for your input on this subject,It will narrow my search for the ever elusive answer as to what make,model,ect,bike i have.Again thank you.....DION
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Posted by ken
the spaceliner article on thecabe.com is deceptive. It implies that the Spaceliner is the first Murray-built that Sears carried, failing to mention the Flightliner. I would like some corroboration about the end of the JC Higgins timeframe. Dion, please note that Western Auto, Firestone, Gamble~s and others sold Murrays that were very similar.
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Posted by DION
Paul,try this link. http://.the cabe.com/museum/61.html the womens bike in the background look~s exactly like mine,the one in front looks alot like yours.
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Posted by DION
I have a JC HIGGINS.I~ve been trying to get info.on.As far as i can tell it~s a womans spaceliner made between 64-69,it looks alot like your~s except for the low top bar on the frame,same headlight,handle bars,pedals,ect.I will try and post a pic..... maybe a comparison would help both of us find out more about our bikes.
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Posted by ken
That~s a good-looking bike. I covet the gadget on the handlebar.
Take a look at this:
http://www.nostalgic.net/pictures/1175.htm
and this
http://www.nostalgic.net/pictures/1705.htm
Note one has the same chainring, and both have the same chainguard, rims and maybe the rear rack.
AMF, American Machine & Foundry I think, was and I believe still is a conglomerate of epic proportions specializing in recreational products from pogo sticks to pinsetting machines - didn~t they buy Harley-Davidson? Nowadays they are synonymous with bowling. I don~t know that they absorbed Roadmaster, but it seems like a fair guess; someone here ought to know.
JC Higgins was a product line name belonging to Sears, Roebuck & Co, but probably no longer in use when your bike was built circa 1962... most of the Sears machines that bear a distinct design resemblance to your bike were Murray-built, and the resemblance was competitive and intentional.
I~m sure you have a rebadged Roadmaster, and hope you can learn who retailed the Proven badge. What~s your location? Do you see many U.S.-made bikes there? Please be sure to let us know what you learn.
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Posted by paul
thanks for the reply, the badge on the head stock says proven, and on the chain guard it says proven speedster. if it is an amf were they a department store like j.c.higgins or were they manufacturers. i was also told it was a j.c.higgins bike but looking through the picture data base i can~t find any bikes that are the same as this one. if you look at the photos in the link on my first post you will see it has quite a distinctive tank and light assembly.
paul.
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Posted by Jim
The bike is an AMF, probably Skyrider, from the late 1950~s or early 1960~s. Fairly common in the US, but the value is still rather low.
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Posted by Teresa
I have a mans bike rollfast special add bike number on bike is 5757 can anyone tell me about it how old
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Posted by paul
sorry about that password removed on above link to more pictures.
paul.


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A password is needed to view that picture.
Just post the picture here.
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