| I just bought an AMF Lancer with the light can still intact for $50. It has a bendix coaster brake with a red stripe around the center. It's been attacked a few times with spray paint, but I'm guessing it was red and white.I was able to read lancer on the side of the can and AMF on the sides of the front forks. I found the serial number on the left rear dropout. M345615|
Any info on dating would be awesome. Thanks, Scottm
| It took a little research and the bike is a 62 Roadmaster. If anyone has more info I would be most grateful.|
| there are a couple of 60s Roadmasters on nostalgic.net- here's one|
Is it similar?
| aloha--i recently acquired a schwinn corvette--all in original condition--it is green in color and according to its serial number, it was manufactured in dec of 1953--the only thing missing was the seat post clamp--on ebay there seem to be a couple of different types of seatpost clamps being made which might fit this bike--i know a very little about balloners and almost nothing about middleweights--would appreciate any kokua from anyone who is akamai about schwinn middleweights in general, and schwinn corvettes in particular--will throw in free surfing lessons should you ever make it to our sunny shores--mahalo no kokua--a huihou kakou|
| Bruce, I can send you a decent photo of the clamp on a '63 Corvette. I am not how you say akamai but would guess that the bolt head on a '53 would have the AS logo, whereas the '63 just has the S. The nut on these babies didn't change much in those years: it's got a sort of flange that makes it effectively twice as wide, perhaps to keep the wrench out away from the frame a little?|
email me if you like.
| Uh, like what country are you from? What's akamai, houihoo,|
kokua, and surfing mean? Sounds like a bunch of kamikazi
hooey hooey to me! And didn't, like, Chevrolet make the
Corvette, not Schwinn? If Schwinn made it, it would have
been a pedal car! Chevrolet made it and it had a 235 cu. in.
blue fart 6 cyl.engine in it in 1953. ...so THERE!
| PRIMED, PAINTED, THEN CLEAR COATED... WOULD IT BE WISE TO PUT WATER DECAL ON TOP OF CLEAR COAT??|
| Yes. That is the way that Schwinn did it.|
| Schwinn didn't clear coat their bikes!|
| FOUND TODAY A SCHWINN, FRAME LOOKS LIKE STINGRAY BUT LARGER WITH 24 26" WHEELS RACK FRONT AND BACK AND A SMALL CHROME TANK, FIRST TWO LETTERS IN SERIAl # hb....... did not have mag sprocket but kinda clover leaf maybe even diffrent, gold in color all chrome tank, or which is left of tank, its shot!! any name for this bike, or yeaer,also found a english hercules tourist that looks 40S|
| NOT SURE BUT AFTER FURTHER STUDY MAYBE ITS A FLEET??|
| I had a brand new hercules tourist back in 1954 when I lived in San Diego. Great bike. Gary|
| I have Schwinn corvette with the serial # S10494, would like to know the year. |
| according to the list on this site, 1955, 56, or 57.|