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Your serial number description STATES that this is a "Murray of Ohio" manufactured bike. Serial number on bottom bracket means before 1965... the factory was removed from Ohio and located in Tenn. from ~1952 on. The 502 means Sears... check out late 1950s to 1960s catalogs for the 5 digit model number that's between MOD and the lower larger serial number. ...


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This is a standard English manufactured sport bike probably from the mid-60's. It used freewheel type hubs and from what I can see you appear to have modified the rear wheel with a seven speed freewheel. The original rear triangle spacing was probably 125 mm and the seven speed uses a 127 mm spacing. Usually someone would re-space the rear triangle and put ...


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By the 1950s, this type of braking system was becoming obsolete, so it's no later than that. I found a few pictures on the net that look like your bike. They're all British, and all from the 1930s: Mercury, BSA, Raleigh. In those days, the British companies all basically made the same bikes, so it's hard to tell them apart. Look more closely at the front of ...


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From http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-what-s-worth-appraisals-inquiries/850018-1957-armstrong-havana.html it looks like it could have been made form 1957 to 1961 or later. It looks like it has a 3 speed internal hub gearbox, probably a Sturmy Archer, as it is British made. Appears that Armstrong was part of a larger group by this stage, ...



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