Posted by: Dan TITLE: BALLOON: Vintage Sears Spaceliner
Hi, I have a Sears Spaceliner. It~s mostly chromed out with a red tail rack, chrome fenders, 26" Schwinn wheels and is equipped with a coaster brake. There are three sets of numbers on the rear left dropout. They are 502, 469010 and 340364 in that order. I am trying to find out the date of manufacture and if there are other parts that I am missing.
Is there someone out there who can help me find this information ? Please get back to me at s_surfer84 at Yahoo dot ca
Posted by ken
Spaceliners are Murray-built. I have not been able to find date info for Murray serial numbers. 64 or 65 is awful close. There are pictures and catalog info on the oldroads picture database that will give you an idea of the original equipment. Schwinn wheels? That~s not right. Murray rims have a distinctive shallow V shape. A chrome Spaceliner would usually have a Bendix AutoMatic rear hub, and if memory serves, the front hub was unidentified.
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