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Date Listed 01-Jan-17
Price
$250.00
Address 79 Morrow St, Peterborough, ON K9J 1X2, Canada
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We are offering a very nice 1963 Murray Fleetline at the firm price of $250. This bike was purchased from a fellow who used to supply the HardRockCafe's vintage Rock and Roll Memorabilia, back in the day. The story goes that from time to time, rock and roll people would trade their hardware, be it costumes, guitars etc for other exotic goods, this bike fell into the latter category. The old expression, "when you are rich you can have anything rings true" as the seller told me some pretty fantastic stories when we met. Enough of that.

The bike features a lot of design elements that were found on some of the fancier bikes of the day. There is a tank built around the main tube with buttons for the lights and horn (we have not worked on this and have no idea if it will work again). The back rack is in what I always call The Fred Flintstone school of design, like the Jetsons. There is a wide chromed handlebar with the original Murray grips. On the crank you can see an embellishment. The chrome fenders do have some pitting which we have cleverly masked. The rims are very solid the chrome is near perfect we were a bit of time removing some mild surface rust. There is a front rack in chrome that appears to be period correct, you might say this bike was a cargo bike before cargo bikes were cool! The rear hub is a Komet Super one speed with coaster brake, when you spin either wheel they go on endlessly, a testament to the quality that went into parts of the day. Although the bike has new 26 x1.50 blackwall tires and tubes, it would look nice with whitewalls which we have been unable to source. The saddle itself is a work of art, made by Troxel it beckons one to take a seat. Did I mention the fake ruby encrusted pedals! Of course we took our time cleaning the chrome, applying a bit of chrome paint to areas that were past restoration, we considered having the original decals remade, I can direct you to a specialty shop that you can discuss this with Frog Cycles of Millbrook, the best restorers in our area. We chose not to have the decals made simply because we were running into cost overruns, as a small business Lumpy Bikes is limited in what it can afford to do. The project was fun as all work should be. The frame measures 19" with its sloping step through frame we believe the bike will fit those in the five foot two to five foot ten range depending on ones leg length, though we expect the bike may be purchased as an Object D'Art.

Always available by calling 705-872-6880..ask for me, Wilbur of Lumpy Bikes...side entrance of 79 Morrow Street. Happy New Year.
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