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Bike Information Here's a thread on the acquisition and rehabilitation of a U-Haul cruiser. Summary: I saw the UHAUL stamping on the BB, the Made in Taiwan gold decal, and the FBC stamp on the rear dropout. With a little research and help from forum members it was determined that its an early to mid 80's Taiwanese built bicycle specifically for UHAUL. ...


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1949 - 1950 JC Higgins built by Murray. The serial number is stamped into the bottom bracket. Time and rust will make it difficult to read. Keep scrubbing. MOS is the prefix for Murray of Ohio for Sears. L, M, N, O, P will indicate the year. This bike is missing the tank. Here's a picture of one complete with tank and rear rack. Some models had ...


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Fork looks bent pushed back. There are no brakes and seems to be no provision for fitting any (rims don't even seem to have a brake pad track). Definitely recommend against fixing it up for a child.


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I would consider it scrap metal. There are a few safety concerns. While millions of us survived childhood on bikes like these they don't meet current safety standards. The single coaster brake means that if the chain broke or fell off there would be no brakes. Modern bikes have hand brake mounted along with the coaster brake. The lack of a chain guard is a ...


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The brake calipers and levers can likely be salvaged, but they need to be removed from the bike to do so. Simply spraying liberally with a penetrating oil such as WD-40 and working the calipers and levers back and forth until they free up may be effective. If that does not work there are also rust removing solutions that you submerge the parts in for hours (...


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The brake pads are almost certainly hardened and need replacing, and the cables probably rusted and stiff, so also need replacing. Both these items are considered consumable and relatively cheap. Before going out and buying new ones, I would remove the cable and check the levers are free. Also check the brake calipers are opening and closing freely and ...


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