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    Need Help To Identify A Vintage Bike - Otasco Flying O???

    I just bought this bike at a garage sale on pure coolness. I've been trying to do some research on the bike. I am attaching several pics. Please let me know if any of you can be of any help. I think it says Flying O, and it has an on/off switch for the headlight. I couldn't find a serial number anywhere on the bike.
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    That...is...fricking...SWEEEET! Holy cow.
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    It reminds me of a Sears Spaceliner, but it is obviously a Murray. Further to that, I'm blank.

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    Not an expert on bikes of this type, but I *think* those decals on the seat tube and fork are Murray. Murray made the Sears Spaceliner, so it is definitely possible.
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    Flying "O"s were sold by OTASCO (Oklahoma tire and safety co) stores.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otasco
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    I've been doing research on the bike and can't really find much. I knew that the guru's on this board would come through for me. I bought this at a garage sale for $100. You guys think it was a good deal or what? I can't find any emblems that match the one on the bike. I thought it was an Otasco bike, but wasn't a 100% sure. Thanks for all the help guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagnut View Post
    Flying "O"s were sold by OTASCO (Oklahoma tire and safety co) stores.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otasco
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    Yep, Otasco, & before that they were called Economy Auto Stores. Sold about everything from bike parts, to washing machines, to auto repair.

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    A nearly perfect "spaceliner" for $100? Yeah, I'd say you got a pretty good deal!
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