my new Roadmaster Luxury Liner (updated pics pg. 2)

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  1. JoeyMac

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    my Robot likes it!
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    too bad he never learned how to ride.

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    I also just got this 6/1 scale version of that bike :D :p :lol:
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    my first skiptooth, and the chain is intact!

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    It's almost ridable as is, and I think I am going to leave it ratty, just clean up the worst of the chrome before it gets even worse.

    I had seen this on New Haven CL, and was interested, had a back and forth with the guy, and ended up getting a pretty good deal,
    he even brought it all the way to my house, a pretty long drive for him I am sure. I took these pics before I even brought it inside.

    But then I brought the bike inside, and realized... I'M OUT OF ROOM!
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    not getting rid of any of these anytime soon though.
     
  2. Unchained

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    The luxury liner (the full size model :lol:) is one beautiful bike. With a little cleaning and some whitewalls, it could be a really presentable unrestored bike. Great find! By the way, is that chaingaurd aluminum?
     
  3. Rat Rod

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    My LBS has a set of repop chrome fenders for that bike.

    Not sure how much they want for them.

    Great find!
     
  4. TheDuke

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    Great Score Joeymac! How about a riding pic on the small version? :lol:
     
  5. Tonka

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    That Luxury Liner is awesome. Grease it and ride it!
    .....about that Spaceliner fetish..... :shock:
     
  6. cman

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    Cool find. I agree on cleaning it up and riding as is.
     
  7. johnny nightwolf

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    A Roadmaster Luxury Liner was the first rat bike I ever got! Such beautiful bikes... Yours is much much cleaner than mine.
    Here's when I got mine:
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    This is what I did to it:
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    Great score bro!
     
  8. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Joey that 's way cool. I have the scaled down model version also ;-)

    do you have any stop-action movies online? my girlfriend's daughter wants to see them.
     
  9. schwinnmesa

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    Sweeet!! :mrgreen: I just got some Roadmaster Luxury Liner ads at an antique store today, they are very cool bikes indeed.
     
  10. BankerRAt

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    WAAAYY jealous! How much?
     
  11. CCR

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    nice new ride joey !!! may you find many more !!!
     
  12. GodHatesCleveland

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    She's a beauty. You almost never see them with the original headlights anymore unless fully restored.
     
  13. texasbigjon

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    great score! one of the true classic bikes, that most of us would want to own! :D you are a lucky man. :mrgreen:
     
  14. JoeyMac

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    Not currently... but more info on Glarg and Fritz can be found at http://www.GlargAndFritz.com

    I bought them a Pennyfarthing... Perhaps there will be an animated biking adventure in the works? First thing I would have to do is rat out the hi-wheeler:
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    So Joe stopped by the other night and helped me to get motivated to get the RoadMaster up in the stand to start tinkering. So far, I just did a preliminary wipe-down to get off some of the accumulated dirt and crud. Trying to figure out if this bike has in fact been repainted at some point or not. Either way, it's got great patina, and it's going to stay. While tinkering, it happened to become morning, and I got a perfect shaft of morning light coming through the kitchen window, I had to bust out my camera.
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    I adjusted the seat and bars to a more natural position.

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    Awesome headbadge.

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    It needs fresh grease of course, and the front wheel has missing and bad spokes, so it definitely needs some work, but all the moving parts still move, I sprayed it all down with lube, and the tires still hold air...

    I was about ready to start dismantling it, but looking at it in that light, I couldn't resist the urge to take it out for a ride, despite its issues. And I knew that no one would believe me that it worked if I didn't record it.

    Watch me riding the Luxury Liner here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeymac/3166550922/

    I was riding slow to be gentle on it and because the parking lot was coated in ice.

    Despite being a little sluggish (needs fresh grease) the bike has an incredibly smooth ride. The springer fork and seat are awesome. You can see me bouncing the fork a lot, it's fun.

    So it went back up into the stand, to await further refurbishment.
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    Really stoked about this one!
     
  15. nateyboy

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    Nice score! That's one of my top 3 "wanted" bikes. Enjoy it!
     
  16. BrigmasterA

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    Sweet bike man! I really dig that one. And it's nice and complete. Good call on keeping the patina!
     
  17. JoeyMac

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    Re: my new Roadmaster Luxury Liner (new pics and video!)

    Here it is all dismantled, a couple weeks ago:

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    Hadn't done a whole lot since then, but Joe stopped by last night and helped me do a bit more work.

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    chrome cleaned up fairly nice, despite some pitting. Re-greased the bearings. Used polishing compound on the paint.

    Ended up going with some different wheels for now, the original set have some problems, and the skiptooth chain is a little stretched and binds at a few links.

    So for now I will just use these wheels, the front came from the Dayton I found a couple weeks ago, the rear is actually from a later version Roadmaster Luxury Liner, but non-skiptooth, so I also replaced the front sprocket for now, going to run it 1/2" pitch until I can find the proper 1" pitch parts. That Murray sprocket actually looks pretty similar to the original sprocket too.

    And I love these tires on this bike. Can't wait to get this thing on the road.

    I will need a New Departure axle nut (preferably a thinner one) to act as a spacer on the rear axle, if anyone has one.
     
  18. ej599

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    Wow! that is nice. Perfect combo of rust and patina.
     

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