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Help me date this Rollfast
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            My brother got this from his father in law. I'm restoring it for him. Was wondering if anyone knew the year.


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It has been through a lot! Looking forward to seeing the restoration process.
Very late 1940's or more likely very early 1950's, by the look of some details on frame, carrier, fork. But I will need more time to confirm this, I'm not an expert on Rollfast Big Grin

You can try your luck on Facebook and this Rollfast club group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1679400678938173/
Autobahn
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Cool bike, it'll look great when done. Unfortunately, I have no idea when those were made (I pretty much ride European stuff); you might post it on "The CABE" site to see if their members might have some info on it. You can definitely get it ID'd at the National Bicycle History Archive of America (NBHAA). The guy who operates the site is a very dedicated, but follow his rules to get a proper ID; provide clear, detailed, and copious photos (read as to what he needs regarding them!). I would not waste too much time reading the entire webpage(s), it's very repetitive! He does not like people providing uneducated opinions/info (as reiterated on his site); so just give him the facts, he'll do the rest. He couldn't help me with any European stuff except that which is easily ID'd in the first place, but USA bikes are his forte. You cannot use the site itself to ID a bike; you must submit the information to him. He likes a little bit of a "get to know you" letter/email, and he will respond fairly quickly. Good luck!
Ride Fast, Be Safe!
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