I just picked up this 1961 poormans Flightliner LOL, its a 24" plan jane tank bike with a rear rack. Its all origainal, the fender light is shoot but i found a replacement one. It looks good next to my Flightliner. Sulley
1948 Murray made Higgins. Only the frame and chain guard are original. Fork is CWC springer and the rest of the parts are from a Schwinn. All the parts are early 1950's (far as I can tell). Many thanks to the members here who helped me with the identification.
Paint is flipflop metallic flake purple and green, looks like the original is all gone and the repaint is tired.
Picked her up like this last week, got plans to tear down and rebuild over the winter.
This is my Higgins/Spaceliner hybrid. Has white grips now, and a 2spd kickback! Fork and pedals are higgins. The seat is from an El Dorado, and the rest is a Sears Spaceliner. The parts are all the same on these, so I'll call it a Higgins (rack is the same on the Flightliner, etc). Anyway, I wanted it a little lower and longer, so there's a 24" on the front with the springer. I wanted to fill the gap, so i tried a double front fender. As far as i know, it is a build first. Kinda adds to the whole 'Space' vibe, and I dig the heck out of it.
this is the member that goes by the name of chainwhipped.jeff's bike...it his frame with all my parts on it (my cwc frame is being painted)...trying to get him to keep the frame.....i think it looks pretty sweet...its a western flyer
Hi All -
I'm new here, and new to bicycles as an adult hobby. I recently purchased a JC Higgins, and now I need to figure out what to do with it ! As I see it, my options are, 1) put tires on it and ride it til I retire ( a few more years ) then restore it, or 2) hang it from the ceiling in the shop and look at it every day, just 'cause I like the lines.
Either way, it's fun to have it in the barn !