Thread: AMF Roadmaster
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:03 PM
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Default Re: AMF Roadmaster

I'm no expert on this stuff, you guys. The hardware would need to mate up with the threading on the forks. The puch, Tomos, K-10s will work on the older vintage bikes, like the 50's and 60's bikes. It is a good idea to check the length of the head tube against the the length of the fork (whatever you call it... the part that would fit through the bike head tube to see if they are long enough and in the ball park. Not all bike head tubes are the same length. Ladies bikes from the forties and fifties are not always the same as on boy's bikes. There may be other variations too that I'm not aware of. If the bike head tube is shorter than what fits into it then you should be OK, but might need to shim a bit. I always save out the head tube hardware, washers , bearings and such when I strip down a bike for salvage so that I have an assortment of hardware in metric and also standard American threads. I have k-10 forks on a 1950 Schwinn straightbar and also on the little AMF Roadmaster. Sachs forks are going on a 51 Schwinn cantillever frame, have a set of Tomos forks on my 1934 Elgin ladies frame. Seems to me that msrfan has used Puch forks on his 50's Schwinn cantilever frame Brigs builds.
Whenever I have the opportunity to grab a hold of a moped fork for cheap or free I take it. As I said, I'm not an expert and can only report on what has worked for me.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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