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Posted 6 years ago


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I bought this bike last weekend. It is a 1946-47 Murray-Ohio Bicycle. It was sold as J.C Higgins based on the air-cooled hub and the brake arm. The headbadge is missing but it wont be hard to find a J.C Higgins badge. The bike has been repainted with what looks like house paint or spray paint. I cleaned most of it off with WD-40 and sand paper. Right now I'm in the process of cleaning the rest of the bike. There was a layer of grime all over the rear hub and the chain. The crank and sprocket need to be cleaned. I have some new pedals to put on there. I need to straighten out the chainguard and the fender braces and the basket. Then I'll put a new set of tubes and tires on it and it should be ready to go.

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
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  2. DennisDawg, 6 years ago
    Very similar bikes were sold as Western Flyers, built by Murray and with the same sprocket, chain guard, fork and all. Look here:

    I have been told the above is a 1946, 47 or 48. Serial MO-L 78436 and I have heard various stories on the serial numbers so, it would be interesting to know how you dated yours.

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