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#1 2012-11-16 7:41pm

TEXMEXBMX
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1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

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1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

Quad-Top 29er!

The Original SEars Quad **SOLD**

First let me give a fist bump to Expert Museum Member ReddyZ06 for being the first to post a raced Spaceliner; and thereby making a permanent home for these Old School Muthas.  Second, let me give another fist bump to Museum Addict and Pro Member RyanPartridge for his 26" Cal Custom Cruiser and Strandies...ONLY! thread.  His thread and every post therein served as the inspiration for this build.  So hats off to ReddyZ06 and RyanPartridge, this builds for you!!!
As for the history, I snagged this '64 Sears Spaceliner frame from the oldest bike shop in my hometown.  It's been around since 1920 and recently moved locations a few months ago from one downtown location to another.  During the relocation, I just happened to stop by looking for some spare BMX parts when I spotted the frame tucked behind a heap boxes on a top shelf.  I made a bee-line for it to get a better look and immediately fell in love with this vintage collectable.  The owner forgot it had been up there for the last 40+ years and practically gave it to me. 
It did not take long for me to know what I was going to do with this frame and I slowly started acquiring the parts I wanted to build a retro BMX cruiser.The first thing I did was check the serial number to ID the manufacture date.  With some help, I learned it is a '64 Higgins model.  The only things the frame came with were the seat clamp and cups. 
I outfitted the Spaceliner with Shimano XT cruiser wheel set with CST Cheyenne 26X2.10 tires.  I also added the SE Landing Gear forks I acquired in a trade with an ACS Crossfire headset.  I had an X-Games stem and bought the Lee-Chi BMX Bullmoose bars with the frame.  The chainwheel is Sugino and cranks Sugino Super Maxy that I've had.  The seat is left over from a parted out Diamondback Formula One, the seat post Schwinn and the pedals 1st gen Suntour XCI I had been saving for a special build.  Lastly, I was able to snag original decals for the chain guard off of ebay to complete the build and am waiting on some NOS White/Black Super Star grips.
Most of all though, I love the quad top tube and seat stays; the down tube S-curve rocks; and rear drop outs are FREAKIN' RAD!!!
ENJOY!           

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#2 2012-11-16 9:05pm

XJguy
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

Im not into cruisers, but that is s very nice looking bike I must say.


WTB Bully stem.
WTB Peregrine Super Pros, not pitted.
WTB Kuwahara freestyle stem engraved.

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#3 2012-11-17 12:42am

Mr Brunswick
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

Nice bike!. Ive built two cruisers into BMX's ones a 1964 Hawthorne and the other is a 75th anniversary Supercycle that Ive got in the museum. These make awesome BMX's for the big riders. I love the fact that they are different and they get a lot of attention as well. I wish there was a "26" inch BMX racing class.


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#4 2012-11-17 1:32pm

Cb Lee
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

That bike is kick ass. I bet it's fun to cruise around on too. cool

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#5 2012-11-17 3:11pm

Devo
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

cool


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#6 2012-11-18 9:03pm

gunslinger
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From: Dana Point, California
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

its George Jetsens 26er-cool whip dude


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#7 2013-03-05 2:06pm

A.M. RACING
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From: SEATTLE, WA.
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

WOW..HOW COOL..THOSE BARS/RIGHT ON...HITTIN' THE FAVS!

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#8 2013-05-21 5:55pm

ReddyZ06
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From: Chandler, AZ via Columbus, OH
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

WOW, very cool build! I just ran across it today and have to say you did a great job bringing it back to life from a practically bare frame. Such a cool story how you found it and turned it into a this a great ride. Congratulations, I love it.

Mike

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#9 2014-02-05 10:19pm

brunson67
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From: Temecula, Ca.
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

I just scored a chrome 26" Spaceliner for free, it is a rideable bike, but is missing most of the cool crazy space looking parts. Your bike is really cool, never thought I'd find one on the museum.


Don't confuse effort with results!

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#10 2015-06-29 8:23am

Brandonio
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

Are those landing gear forks 1" threadless? Looks like a 1 1/8" set up- how did you do that? Nice build, brother

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#11 2016-12-10 8:40am

jake4wut
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Re: 1964 Sears Spaceliner 26

I have one all original planning on posting it today on my bikes in the museum bike rides awesome! one of my favs and still has both rear brakes craziest set up I have ever seen!big_smile


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