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Can't identify bike found @ Grandma's HELP!!

Old 03-19-10, 12:35 PM
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Can't identify bike found @ Grandma's HELP!!

I found this bike in my grandma's back yard and she said it had been there for about 25 yrs. It said Lancer on it and the serial numbers read: MW 55X6 292980. I have searched and searched and cannot find what kind of bike it is. If there is any direction you could point me in I would GREATLY appreciate it. Not worried about it being valuable since it's sentimental value is priceless to me, just wanted to know more about the bike. Thx a bunch
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Old 03-19-10, 01:14 PM
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Someone on another post said they think it's a Sear's Murray Spaceliner and showed a pick and I think it just might be it Yay!
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Needs to go in the before and after thread... looks like it got some good loving after you saved it.
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Thanks I'll do that. was planning on it but just wanted to know what it was first
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Yep. looks like a Spaceliner.

Here's a side shot of one I had for a very brief time...don't mind the wheels, they were just to make the bike roll

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Got confirmtion from Howienat howiebikeman.com.. This is what he said:The bike was manufactured by Murray Ohio Mfg Co of Lawrenceburg, TN. If the headbadge (most likely a decal and probably faded) is LANCER it was produced by Murray for a company that sold Lancer bicycles. It is a girls 26 x 1.75 tire bike and it may have had a decorative tank as you can see the tank mounting bracket welded onto the head tube. However it may not have ever had a tank but the spec of the bike was based upon another Murray model which did have a tank. The parts on the bike appear to be all original." YAY!!! He was soo helpful and friendly! Now I am gonna go further into making the bike more accurate.. I ride it all the time and I am so ecited to know more about it.

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Where is the before and after thread? Can't seem to find it, or is it the saved from the dump thread? Thx
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Now another tricky question... Does anyone have an idea at what year it may be? Looking around it doesn't seem like there is a list for Murray Serial Numbers
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I am not a Murray serial number deciper, but if the serial number looks like MW 55X6 292980; then I would tend to think it was produced in June of 1955.

Other reasons are the fact that it has been sitting up for 25 years implies 1970s or older; and I think the tank styling began to disappear in the 1960s.

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Just found this on nostalgic.net under 1963 Murray Catalog.. I believe that W-55 is my bike.. YAY Which would make it a 1963 Murray Solar Flite .. Hooray we figured it out guys.. Thanks so much for all of your help!

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