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Offline spookyxyz

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All Chrome bike
« on: December 29, 2010, 12:34:35 AM »
Has anyone seen a Sears all chrome bike?  I think it was made by Murry and had fleetwood (could be incorrect on that) on the chainguard.  It was a diamond frame three speed that shifted by turning the right grip.  It was from the 60's and the fact that the bike is completely chrome is amazing and it is completely original. The chrome is in excellent condition with the only pitting I saw was on the 3 speed hub and a bit on the fender braces.  I don't know what it is worth, nor do I care, but I think it is one of the coolest bikes I have ever seen.   If the price is right this will be in my stable in the next couple of days.  My apologies to whomever I stole these pics from on Google.
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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 03:08:38 AM »
There was one on the Central New Jersey or was it South Jersey CL within the last few weeks. That's a pretty cool bike. I love 3 speeds. If it was made by Murray the quality can be lacking. You could probably find something like that for $50 to $75 if the chrome is good condition. Some of the earlier Sears 3 speed bikes from the 60's were made by Raleigh and then later by Puch or Styer of Austria. Good luck.

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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 09:00:39 AM »
That's cool. Sears had a few all chrome bikes, notably the Murray-built Spaceliner which is one of my favorite middleweights.

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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 11:10:26 AM »
I had the privilege of looking at a Murry spaceliner also. It was definitely as sweet looking bike but it isn't for sale. 

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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 01:27:44 PM »
It's near the top of my want list but the prices are getting high. I almost bought a red one until I stumbled across my Jaguar.

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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 10:06:48 PM »
I finally broke down and got this Murray built, Sears distributed bike.  The front brake caliper has been replaced with a weinmann as the original was messed up but other than that it looks to be mostly original. I might have to contact sears with the part number to find out the year.  Original owner parted with it a few months ago and I got it second hand.
333 shimano 3-speed hub
Troxel, Moscow TN seat
Wald bow pedals (maybe NOS replacements  ??? as the person has a good source for vintage NOS bike parts)
NOS western flyer EA-3 tire replacements with some minor cracks but it is obvious they have never been on the road.
Sears metal headbadge
Remote chance of getting the owners manual if the guy can find it
Had a flawless chrome NOS Nammax Corp headlight  ??? still in the box thrown in on the deal.
The frame looks like it has some sort of plastic coating over the chrome that is missing in some spots but doesn't come off.
This bike sure has some WOW factor to it and is in excellent shape considering the age.  Especially since the whole thing is gleaming in chrome.  I would love to take it for a ride but with the salt on the roads this bike isn't going out anytime soon.  I can't wait to try this hand-grip shifter set-up out.

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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 07:49:18 AM »
Congrats on the purchase!

More pics when you find time ...  ;D

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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 02:07:36 PM »
Here you go Bob  ;)  I have to drill the hole a bit larger on the bracket for the headlight before I can attach it to the bolt on the bike.
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Re: All Chrome bike
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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 02:09:52 PM »
That is so cool.

Thanks for the additional pics!

Bob

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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 03:20:07 PM »
Sharp looking bike!

Can you say Bling?
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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2011, 10:21:52 PM »
Congrats!!!!   Very cool bike!
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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 12:26:04 AM »
Sharp looking bike!

Can you say Bling?


True, True, but at the end of the day its still a Sears bike.    ;D ;D ;D

Just kidding.  Very good looking bike
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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 12:31:08 AM »
Very nice looking bike. The quality looks pretty good too. Here are some links to sites that have Sears manuals. If you can find the Sears number on it then there is a possibilty you can find the manual. The Sears number is usually on a plate but it may be stamped into the frame. The first three digits identify the type of equipmet followed by a decimal point and then the other numbers identify specifically the piece you have. Sears is quite good at that if you have a number. I own a lot of Sears equipment and finding the manuals for the old things have surprised me a few times. You can even Google a Sears number sometimes and find info about the equipment. 8)

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals

http://www.hammerwall.com/

http://www.online-owners-manual.com/sears-owners-manuals.html
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Re: All Chrome bike
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 12:01:45 PM »
Nice bike!  I had a red Sears 60's single speed with the integral tank light that looked a bit like a Spaceliner.  I too love the Speceliners but do not believe that any of them came with a multi-speed rear hub - a deal breaker for me for any serious riding - although great to look at.
Good luck and have fun with her...
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