Friday, August 19, 2011

NEW BIKE PROJECT

1980's to 90's, not sure, coach green Murray built J.C. Higgins "Classic" beach cruiser, Sears famous bike brand name after World War II,
they discontinued the name around 1970 and sold bikes as Murrays in the Sears stores until perhaps this bike line came out later(?)...
this is one of the last balloon tire bikes built in the USA at a Murray facility in Lawernceburg, Tenn., now a Briggs and Straton plant I have been told...
for those who may not know, we have not made a bike like this or any other inexpensive bikes for that matter for decades now...
this bike is virtually new with the original "grab-on" handlebar foam from the day...overhauled as usual, with new pedals, etc...450.00

Purchased identical to above yesterday for $15.00 from thrift shop. Big white wall balloon tires. Very good shape except some surface rust on stem and one badly rusted rim....

HAS NO FENDERS THO, BUT RIDES GOOD. STEM BADGE IS DECAL, EXCELLENT SHAPE; OUTSTANDING QULITY SEAT, NOT USUALLY SEEN ON LOW COST BIKES--MIGHT BE AFTERMARKET--HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE PHOTO OF THIS BIKE ON NET FOR COMPARISON-- MORE LATER.

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