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Archived: Musclebikes (Sting-Rays, Krates, Choppers, etc.)







AGE / VALUE:   Stingra posted by: John on 10/27/2000 at 2:57:27 PM
I just started cleaning up a beautiful all original late 60s, early 70s stingray. bannana seat is oringinal and nice, fenders perfect, original back stingray knobby, etc. Missing the head plate (know where i can find one?)
Please tell how I find age? Value etc. Thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stingra posted by Kevin C. on 10/27/2000 at 5:52:05 PM
Get serial number from headtube or rear dropout and check it against manufacture dates listed here. Schwinn headbadge won't be a problem. I have one or two I'd sell.






FOR SALE:   Bicycle Auction, Friday October 27 in Maine posted by: MaineMan on 10/23/2000 at 3:08:14 PM
This is a real auction, not like that other auction frequently doubleposted on this site...

Aegis Bicycle Company's vintage bicycle collection Auction Catalog, Friday, October 27, 2000

Details at: http://thomastonauctions.com/featurecatalog.html







AGE / VALUE:   stingray sliks and 5peedstick shift lever posted by: danny on 10/23/2000 at 8:14:13 AM
I have 2 brand new 20x2.125 blackwall schwinn sliks that are carlise made.Ive had them for about 20 years.Ialso have a brand new 5 speed krate lever. Just wandering what kinda value they might have and if anyones intrested. Also have 2 bendex 2speed red band hubs so drop a line.Thanx danny


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray sliks and 5peedstick shift lever posted by Scott on 10/23/2000 at 12:38:04 PM
what year is the shift lever--is it solid, or does it have holes in the handle--I might be interested--my kid bent the one that came on my 1968 santa clause present--
thanks,
Scott






AGE / VALUE:   Vintage Schwinn World Traveler posted by: David Myers on 10/19/2000 at 10:06:29 PM
I have had, for a very long time, a Schwinn World Traveler. Serial number: T41640 (underneath that number is C6969) It is a 3-speed, 26", racing wheels and tires. It is in good shape. Runs great. Original paint, a little faded. All markings clear. What is the production date? and how much is it worth? Can anybody help me? Thanks. Dave Myers, Guadalupe, Arizona


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Vintage Schwinn World Traveler posted by Helper on 10/23/2000 at 3:02:31 PM
Try under the Vintage Lightweight topic






MISC:   '73 S-A 3spd AW hub rebuild - HELP! posted by: Mike Stead on 10/19/2000 at 4:29:30 PM
The bike is a Raleigh Chopper with a 3 spd 1973 AW Sturmey-Archer hub (non-coaster brake model)

Having stripped everything, replaced the Pawls and Pawl springs, etc, and reassembled as per instructions, I have a problem:

in high gear (3rd) approximately every 3rd crank revolution (9th sprocket revolution) the sprocket slips forward about a 1/4 turn.

1st & 2nd are fine.

It's not a big hassle, just a pain. The shifts up & down are fine, the adjustments are all bang on, I've stripped it twice to check the pawls, springs, sun & pinion teeth etc and it all looks ok.

It only happens under pedalling load, i.e. I can't duplicate it with the axle clamped in a vice.

Any advice much appreciated - I wanna get this baby on the road!


   RE:MISC:   '73 S-A 3spd AW hub rebuild - HELP! posted by want to buy choppers on 10/19/2000 at 8:19:07 PM
hello ...nice to hear about a raleigh chopper...exactly what i collect...anyways..,the rear hub axle,where it goes into the assembly,do you have the long and short keys set the right direction???...this might be it---both keyways should have short sections facing each other--and then ensure that you dont turn the internals when inserting,or keyways will not be indexed......hope this helps,cheers,Rob

   RE:RE:MISC:   '73 S-A 3spd AW hub rebuild - HELP! posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/21/2000 at 11:21:41 AM
I would get another hub and switch innards and be done with it. Perhaps a cone is out of adjustment or the indicator chain is not adjusted right. Something is out of wack somewhere. Once again, a used bookstore has bicycle repair maintence books that take you all through rebuilding these hubs. Read for 10 minutes before bedtime.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   '73 S-A 3spd AW hub rebuild - HELP! posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 10/22/2000 at 9:24:07 AM
I looked this up in one of my books, you need to check the long spring to see if it is not damaged or stretched or too compressed. I think you should replace the spring with a new one. Also cone adjustment,a clutch key that is not worn on the sides, a new clutch, rounded off points where the clutch is is not good either. Oh, Hollar if you need something. ChristopherRobin@starmail.com






AGE / VALUE:   Roadmaster Harley Davidson posted by: D.Vega on 10/19/2000 at 5:44:22 AM
Any info on a roadmaster Harley Davidson bicycle,What year they came out,etc. would be q big help THX.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roadmaster Harley Davidson posted by rich nowell on 11/24/2000 at 10:31:20 AM
I was told by one knowledgeable bike guy that they were produced in limited quantities about 4 or 5 years ago; they are by no means "old" or rare. I picked up a decent one recently at a yard sale for $15 and sold it locally for $75 to a Harley enthusiast. Mine was black with the chrome Harley-style front fork and fake gas tank, fenders, etc. I believe AMF also made a version in red called the Sportster.






AGE / VALUE:   Dragstar posted by: Nic on 10/19/2000 at 3:03:25 AM
I just picked up a Malvern Star Dragstar at an auction the other day for five bucks! it's in pretty good condition.
does anyone know anything about these bikes? It looks like a stingray.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dragstar posted by JimW. on 10/26/2000 at 6:33:02 AM
I'm pretty sure it's Australian-made. This is a good question for
our Ozzy pals. Search the discussion archives using keyword-
dragstar. These bikes have been mentioned before, here.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dragstar posted by JimW. on 10/26/2000 at 11:57:44 AM
Here's some Malvern Star info:
http://www.ctuc.asn.au/bicycle/MalvernStar/index.htm#top
pretty skimpy, but could be useful as a starting point.
This site is Canberra AU Bike Museum.






AGE / VALUE:   fastback stuff for sale/trade posted by: christian on 10/18/2000 at 7:07:17 PM
i am parting out the rest of a '69 fastback.
housepaint frame and forks, nice crank and sprocket,
fair shape handlebars, stem, seat post, blah blah blah.
it's all cheap. i would trade it all for some n.o.s.
or new inexpensive off brand stuff for my lowrider project.
i have the seat and forks for my bike, need to get everything else.
thanx, christian.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   fastback stuff for sale/trade posted by Mike on 10/22/2000 at 9:49:13 AM
How much is cheap?? Do you have any pics?? Thanks

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   fastback stuff for sale/trade posted by christian on 10/23/2000 at 8:26:02 PM
cheap enough that it is sold already. all except the crank.
no pics, but imagine one
in nice shape that needs to have a little spray paint taken off the back side and there ya go.
i already cleaned up the front side. $30.00 shipped with bow pedals
but those are in need of help. thanx, christian.






FOR SALE:   REAR Atom Hub laced to a S-2 20" rim posted by: Greg on 10/17/2000 at 10:54:26 AM
Rear Atom hub laced to a Schwinn S-2 rim, up for auction on EBAY and it ends today. You will probably never see one of these again. Will match a Front Atom hub perfectly Interested?

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=465198888







MISC:   New Schwinn Website posted by: Ozzie on 10/16/2000 at 9:27:54 PM
Every time I try to get on the new Schwinn site it says the program has
performed an illegal operation and will be shut down & I
Can't get past this. Is anybody else having this problem?

I'd appreciate any help.


   RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Website posted by Jeff on 10/17/2000 at 6:05:04 AM
The Schwinn site's forum software stinks. Way too complicated and it never shows up right on my screen. It all comes out black unless I keep skimming my mouse around the screen.

   RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Website posted by jd on 10/17/2000 at 2:47:48 PM
Agreed. The site is loaded with glitches. They seem to have fixed the blackout problem but it takes 10 minutes to load now. The collector forum runs so slow now that it is almost unusable. And I have not been able to bookmark the forums on my computer so I have to go through 2 screens to get to the forum. Thats progress.

   RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Website posted by Kim on 10/17/2000 at 10:51:42 PM
I keep reading about people having hard time with the Schwinn forum and how it is so slow to load and black out on screens ect,, I have no problems with it at all and it comes up pretty fast, no screen take over 6 seconds to load.What bandwidth are you guys using?

Kim

   RE:RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Website posted by Jeff on 10/18/2000 at 6:11:13 AM
I'm on a 56k modem and netscape. Why can't Schwinn just keep it simple? Serve the lowest common denominator? I wnat bicycle information, not flashy bs.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Website posted by jd on 10/18/2000 at 8:24:23 AM
Agreed. Most people do not have state of the art equipment.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   New Schwinn Website posted by christian on 10/18/2000 at 4:35:13 PM
it doesn't get much faster than this website:
http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum
stop on by and try it out. spread the word.
thanx, christian

   computer glitch posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/21/2000 at 11:23:55 AM
This happens all the time. Invalid page faults,e.t.c. ignore it.






AGE / VALUE:   Stingray II posted by: Tony on 10/16/2000 at 5:11:31 PM
I've come across a Stingray II but I can't seem to find out much about it. Is that because it's rare or because it's not? Also, where will I find the serial # ? Any info would be appreciated.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stingray II posted by Jeff on 10/17/2000 at 6:12:33 AM
Pictures of Sting-Ray II in the picture database. Many discussions on it in the archives. Serial number on the front tube next to the Schwinn badge.






WANTED:   No Reserve ONLINE auction, EVERYTHING GOES posted by: Joe Rapoza on 10/16/2000 at 3:32:39 PM

I have 300 or so bicycles and parts for auction all NO RESERVE with the lowest opening bids. Balloon Schwinn, J.C. Higgins, Colson, Firestone, Elgin, Roadmaster and many more as well as 20" Krate, early and late Fastbacks, Manta Ray, Screamer, Huffy and many more. NOS parts lights, speedos, generator sets, tires, used schwinn parts. New Departure boxes with contents. Everything goes. For more info please email. Bicycles and parts at give away starting bids every item to be sold with NO RESERVE. Please email me for the complete list and photo's . Don't miss it. You need to see the list to believe it. Thank you.









AGE / VALUE:   No Reserve ONLINE auction, EVERYTHING GOES posted by: Joe Rapoza on 10/16/2000 at 3:32:39 PM

I have 300 or so bicycles and parts for auction all NO RESERVE with the lowest opening bids. Balloon Schwinn, J.C. Higgins, Colson, Firestone, Elgin, Roadmaster and many more as well as 20" Krate, early and late Fastbacks, Manta Ray, Screamer, Huffy and many more. NOS parts lights, speedos, generator sets, tires, used schwinn parts. New Departure boxes with contents. Everything goes. For more info please email. Bicycles and parts at give away starting bids every item to be sold with NO RESERVE. Please email me for the complete list and photo's . Don't miss it. You need to see the list to believe it. Thank you.









WANTED:   Mattel Bronco? posted by: Jeff on 10/16/2000 at 4:49:35 AM
Anyone know where I can get a Mattel Bronco?
They were made from about 1963 to '67 or so... Looked a little like a motorcycle, and had shocks on the back that worked... (They also made a bike called the "Stallion")
Any ideas how much they go for?
Thanx for all replies...


   RE:WANTED:   Mattel Bronco? posted by John on 10/20/2000 at 8:11:22 PM
Yes

There is a mattel Bronco police bike on ebay for sale right now last day is 10/26 . This bike is restored and looks nice. You will never probably see one again .

John






FOR SALE:   65 deluxe stingray $350 shipped posted by: Eric on 10/15/2000 at 6:46:07 AM
Bike is complete. comes with both fenders. Has nice chrome. Front tire is NOS white walled knobby Schwinn. The rear is a NOS knobby white walled tire made by in Austria.