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Old 08-28-22, 05:28 PM
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Ladies Sears Sportflite

Having a hard time finding anything what-so-ever on this bike.
It wont let me post pics, maybe in the next thread?
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Old 08-28-22, 05:29 PM
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omg, I cant post photos...
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Old 08-28-22, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikehaus
omg, I cant post photos...
Just to make sure you're not a spammer or a bot, you can post 5 times per day and after 10 posts and two days you can post pics. So go comment on a few threads, then come back and show us your bike! HTH.
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Old 08-28-22, 07:10 PM
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Ok
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Old 08-29-22, 12:11 AM
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Ok
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Old 08-29-22, 12:13 AM
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Me too... newbies are limited to 5 responses a day as well
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This is a J.C Higgins/Sears Ladies Sportflite bike. Is it of this era? Maybe searching J.C Higgins instead of Sears? (Not my bike or picture; found on the interwebs).
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Old 08-29-22, 04:58 AM
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There are some old Sears catalogs on line have you checked them?
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Im in the same boat.. there should be a thread here where Newbies can post and not have to make inane comments like "Nice bike" and clutter the site
Looking forward to seeing the bike.
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Im in the same boat.. there should be a thread here where Newbies can post and not have to make inane comments like "Nice bike" and clutter the site
Looking forward to seeing the bike.
You could always ask questions or offer opinions (Great Bird knows everyone else does). Congrats on your 10th post!
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If only we could make it fun & rewarding, to get those first 10 posts. 🤔 How about free Tootsie Pop suckers? 😁
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Originally Posted by stardognine
If only we could make it fun & rewarding, to get those first 10 posts. 🤔 How about free Tootsie Pop suckers? 😁
ugh, it's not though... and I'm hoping NOW I can postbagain as I have been on 24 hour, 5 post lock down
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ugh, it's not though... and I'm hoping NOW I can postbagain as I have been on 24 hour, 5 post lock down






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Bravo, this may be the best first pics posting I have ever seen here in my almost 7 years.

Not my wheelhouse so others will have to weigh in.

Welcome aboard, glad you found us and stuck it out.

You may want to visit The Cabe, this is more their speed and they know a lot more about this sort of thing.
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Originally Posted by Matafuna
Im in the same boat.. there should be a thread here where Newbies can post and not have to make inane comments like "Nice bike" and clutter the site
Looking forward to seeing the bike.
Well, if that happens too much, the mods may not count them for your total but they give the benefit of the doubt as much as we do and welcome all newcomers.

The 10 posts is a simple anti spam measure that serves us very well, unwillingness to cooperate is counterproductive and we really want to help and always try to.
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The number punched on the dropout doesn't correspond to Huffy though, and the chainring is identical to the Sportflite tandem bikes sears sold, and this has a sportflite chainguard that is not chopped off from a tandem. I have found two other single person sportflite online, but cannot find them listed in sears catalogs from 58 to 72. Their tandem bikes look like the sportflite tandems online with this chainring. This is maddening.
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WOW! That's a long wheel base for sure...
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there should be a Sears item number (not serial) stamped into the underside of the bottom bracket shell

it will begin with a three digit prefix which is a code indicating the actual manufacturer

for example "502" is Murray and "503" is Puch/Steyr of Austria

the combination of the Fichtel & Sachs Komet hub with a one-piece chainset is somewhat odd - sending mixed messages with respect to national origin

here is a forum post from the owner of a Murray built cycle which came from the factory with a Fichtel & Sachs Komet rear hub; so evidenlty there was a period in the late 1950's to early 1960's when they employed them

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/gr...06/post-924363

the "36" marking on the subject hub is a plausible reverse year marking, i.e. 1963
the "161" could indicate the day of the year (wylde speculation )

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EDIT:

did some additional checking

the letter stamped into the hub shell indicates the year of manufacture

the letter H on the subject hub indicates the year 1965

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Sadly, bb has been sanded down... no markings
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...sometimes the number is marked on the head tube...


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