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Old 05-20-05, 08:59 AM
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Anyone know anything about AMC?

We have an, I'll guess 60's, 'ladies' framed 3 speed AMC. Its a pretty plain bike, the only identifying marks are 'AMC' in various places. The hub says '333' 3 Speed Hub or something similar. The shifter is the grip. Has rim brakes. The most distinguishing feature is the front fender, which has a fancy chrome ridge somewhat reminiscent of 50's cars' hood ornaments.

Any ideas what it could be? We haven't found too much online so far. I'll try to remember to get a pic up this weekend.
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Old 05-20-05, 07:52 PM
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Are you sure it is not AMF?
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333 is the old shamino hub.sounds like a 60s-70s kinda bike.
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Old 05-21-05, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by schwinnderella
Are you sure it is not AMF?
I was thinking the same thing...
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Old 05-22-05, 08:52 PM
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Yup. I didn't get the camera out there, but its definitely AMC not AMF. The best reference I can find is: https://www.bikeicons.com/1964%20AMC%...an%20Boys.html
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Old 06-13-05, 11:16 AM
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maybe this should be a new thread, but I did find out a little bit about AMCs.

Yesterday we were riding around the neighborhood, looking for open houses to see whats shaking in the local housing market. Pedaling down a quiet street, there was an old looking bike parked in this guys front yard. He's using the front basket & pannier baskets as planters. Since he was outside, I yelled to him 'nice bike.' Well, one thing leads to another & he shows us his garage full of old hardware. I'd guess he has 50-75 bikes in there, from the 30s through the 60s.

Anyway, he'd heard of AMC and reports it as a department store brand, from either JC Penny or Woolworths.
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Old 06-13-05, 02:07 PM
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Didn't AMC make the Gremlin and the Pacer?

Seriously, AMC does sound like a department store brand, and "333" was Shimano's low-end line in the early 1970s, when better Maeda/SunTour parts were denoted "888."
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Originally Posted by halfbiked
maybe this should be a new thread, but I did find out a little bit about AMCs.

Yesterday we were riding around the neighborhood, looking for open houses to see whats shaking in the local housing market. Pedaling down a quiet street, there was an old looking bike parked in this guys front yard. He's using the front basket & pannier baskets as planters. Since he was outside, I yelled to him 'nice bike.' Well, one thing leads to another & he shows us his garage full of old hardware. I'd guess he has 50-75 bikes in there, from the 30s through the 60s.

Anyway, he'd heard of AMC and reports it as a department store brand, from either JC Penny or Woolworths.
I know this thread is ancient, but I was looking for information about my AMC Custom Racer. Sounds very similar to yours except it's a gent's bike.
By the way, does that old bike guy live on Bloomington south of Powderhorn Park?
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The AMC pictured in the link in post #5 looks to be built by Murray. I don't believe that JC Penney used that name for their bikes, don't know about Woolworth. I do remember my local Woolworth selling AMF bikes in the sixties, though.
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I have one to. Mine is ladies but mine says custom racer on the chain guard. Someone told me that Amreican Motor Corp. made a bike?

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Whenerver I have AMC on, it seems like it is some really old movie...

Pics?.....
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
Didn't AMC make the Gremlin and the Pacer?

Seriously, AMC does sound like a department store brand, and "333" was Shimano's low-end line in the early 1970s, when better Maeda/SunTour parts were denoted "888."
That's pretty funny. When I saw the title, I was thinking Associated Motor Cycles, makers of Matchless, AJS, Norton, James and Francis Barnett. Figured they must have done bicycles, too, like Triumph and BSA, but that died as soon as Shimano '333' was mentioned.
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most of the people that commented on this thread aren't going to respond since it's so old.
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AMC!

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Seriously though....

Wasn't AMC a product of Schwinn?
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There's one for sale on the local Craigslist: https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...903138942.html

amc not amf 3 speed with rare coaster brake could use tires soon but hold air rides good GEORGE 612-382-8328 NO E-MAIL OR TEX B-S
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Old 08-24-10, 11:01 PM
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And another, says AMC stands for Allied Motor Company:
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...917690994.html
Retro Fun Woman's British 3 Speed - $125 (SW Mpls)

Date: 2010-08-24, 9:58PM CDT
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1960 AMC (Allied Motor Company) Flash 3 Speed Bike from England. Smaller frame - great for petite gals. New tires and tubes, Sturmey Archer Internal Hub 3 Speed, coaster brake, chrome fenders, newer cushioned seat, chirpy clown bell! Asking $125.

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