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







MISC:   MICRO-SET posted by: Scoot on 10/5/2000 at 11:12:25 AM
hey people, just thought everyone would like to know (especially as expensive as this hobby is getting) that the product called Micro-Set that Pete at Hyperformance sells for 4.00 per bottle plus s&h can be bought at your local hobby store. I checked 3 different stores in my area and its cost ranged from 1.59 to 2.25. Every penny counts.
thanks and good riding!!!!
Scoot


   RE:MISC:   MICRO-SET posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 10/5/2000 at 3:51:59 PM
Please tell me what this is? what is is used for. I have never heard of it before.

   RE:RE:MISC:   MICRO-SET posted by paul on 10/5/2000 at 4:28:03 PM
micro set is for decals

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   MICRO-SET posted by KingKong on 10/6/2000 at 5:06:58 AM
Thanks for the tip, Scoot. Things are getting so da*m expensive in this hobby. It's good to be able to save a couple bucks here and there.
It kills me to see bikes that were considered junk (Collegiates, Varsitys, Raleigh 3speeds, etc) going for over $100.






WANTED:   Iron Cross mirrors and reflector posted by: Jeremy on 10/3/2000 at 6:00:44 PM
Can anyone tell me where I can find Iron Cross mirrors and reflectors.Please email me if ya know where to get them.


   RE:WANTED:   Iron Cross mirrors and reflector posted by christian on 10/4/2000 at 3:46:38 PM
you will probably have some luck calling around the junkyards.
these were very popular on 70's dune buggies and harleys.
good luck, christian. visit-http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum

   RE:WANTED:   Iron Cross mirrors and reflector posted by Joel on 10/6/2000 at 5:20:54 AM
Just a thought...You might find those in the JC Whitney catalog. They still carry a lot of that cool 70s stuff. You might also check Lowrider part places like LUXLOW.

   RE:WANTED:   Iron Cross mirrors and reflector posted by racerrex on 10/6/2000 at 6:54:57 AM
there is a dealer(vintage motorcycle) in upstate N.Y. that still sell that kind of thing. I don't have an address or phone but I believe the company is called Allyn Air or Allynaire or something vary similar. I hope this helps.

   RE:WANTED:   Iron Cross mirrors and reflector posted by DeathIncarnate on 11/7/2000 at 11:26:04 AM
yeah, the JC Whitney motorcycle has them, I'm ordering a pair for my custom schwinn. have fun.
Death Incarnate

   RE:WANTED:   Iron Cross mirrors and reflector posted by DeathIncarnate on 11/7/2000 at 11:26:20 AM
yeah, the JC Whitney motorcycle catalog has them, I'm ordering a pair for my custom schwinn. have fun.
Death Incarnate






AGE / VALUE:   bunch of stuff for sale posted by: christian on 10/2/2000 at 6:42:52 PM
68' crank and sprocket. right side cranki nice, left side has slight scuffing. light spray paint, cleans easy.
i cleaned the right side and it looks great.
bow pedals, ends are rusty. has light housepaint but they put easy to remove reflector tape on and it is nice underneath where i checked it. rubber is worn.
68' housepaint fastback frame, straight forks and crown.
some meathead took off the chainguard. put on a new kickstand and restore or make a good lowrider project.
will throw in the 6 cond. seatpost.
68' fastback rims. once again, housepainted.
these need a good resto. chrome looked good under the paint but the sides are rusty.use 'em as riders CHEAP!
fastback rolled fenders, front and back.
these are riders or rechrome them. housepainted, but pretty much no rust. CHEAP ALSO!
'63 middleweight crank and sprocket. very few little scratches hardly noticed.shiny. nice crank w/ no scuffing.
need to clean the rest of the dirt off.
(i'm a real busy guy! no time to do it all.)
also, nice paint '63 starlet frame, forks, and chainguard.
nice decals. aqua greenish blue.
may be selling my checkerboard mirror for the right price.
6-7 cond. light scuffing on top.
need to sell all of this and more in the future
to pay off a few things. make offers, i am known as a very reasonable guy. for quicker deals, call me @ 1-218-778-0075 until 10:00 p.m.
i work 'til five everyday but you can leave a message during the day. thanx, christian


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   bunch of stuff for sale posted by christian on 10/2/2000 at 6:46:31 PM
the fastback frame has the kickstand removed, not the chainguard.
don't ask me what i was thinking of when i wrote it?!?!?!






AGE / VALUE:   PILE O PARGON SLICKS posted by: RICKEY on 10/2/2000 at 4:27:17 PM
THEY WERE IN A PILE 20"SLICKS HAVENT SEEN ANY SINCE I WORE HOLES IN MINE 35 YEARS AGO.HOW MUCH TOP DOLLAR SINCE THEIR NEW CONDITION ! RED LINE-WHITE WALL -BLACKS I REALY DONT WANT TO JIP... MYSELF!!your reply will be appreciated







WANTED:   Swing Bike posted by: skippy on 9/29/2000 at 7:42:47 PM
I am looking for a swing bike to buy or trade for another
vintage bike.I'm not to worried about the condition.Just a
frame would be alright as long as it has the front forks,back fork assemble and the springs are present.Thanks,
Skippy.


   RE:WANTED:   Swing Bike posted by Larry on 9/30/2000 at 6:48:07 AM
I have a parratrooper bile






WANTED:   paint code posted by: trek on 9/29/2000 at 7:54:02 AM
i need the paint code for a schwinn orange krate. i dont want to buy paint i just need the code. hyper-formance dosent help me. please help ive run out of ideas.


   RE:WANTED:   paint code posted by ABiker on 9/29/2000 at 5:22:16 PM
I think you're missing the point- there is no 'code'. No doubt Hyper-formance went through great efforts to match the original colors. That's why most people buy Pete's paints. About all that's left beyond that is trial and error.

   RE:WANTED:   paint code posted by sam on 9/30/2000 at 7:17:38 PM
Talk to some local car painters and find out which paint store has paint code books some dealers keep their old books that carry codes for every thing from washers to cars.Then again there may be no codes-----ask around .

   RE:WANTED:   paint code posted by Scoot on 10/1/2000 at 2:00:59 PM
I had it matched by an auto paint store (PPG), It was almost 1973 Volkswagon Super Beetle Red. Alos--If you are ever doing a Lemon Peeler, 1975 Corvette yellow will touch up on the orig. Lemon Peeler bike w/o being to see it--A perfect match!!!






WANTED:   20" S7 Painted Front Rim posted by: Gary Main on 9/28/2000 at 3:00:59 PM
I need a S7 white front rim for my 20in Schwinn Hollywood, with or without the pinstripe.


   RE:WANTED:   20 posted by rendell on 10/5/2000 at 5:27:19 PM
i have a rear wheel w/o guts but good for the rim it is white w/pinstripes $25 shipped. if intersested e-mail me thanx rendell






AGE / VALUE:   sting ray 5 speed posted by: david on 9/27/2000 at 4:49:19 PM
I have a sting ray five speed (thumbshift) that seems to have the serial number up by the stem and begins with MN... Also it has a "hurricane" style seat... is this perhaps not made in the US? I thought that the serial number would be located by the rear left axle and start with an A no matter what. I have been unable to find another one like it anywhere... It has all original parts except the front tire, as far as I can tell. I will try to get a picture up in a few days... Anyone know about this?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   sting ray 5 speed posted by ABiker on 9/27/2000 at 5:04:43 PM
David,
M= December N= 1977

Should be a made in Chicago bike as far as I know.
The Hurricane seat was probably swapped off of a Schwinn Hurricane (an earlier Schwinn BMX bike).

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   sting ray 5 speed posted by david@fishfur.com on 9/27/2000 at 6:50:39 PM
thanks for the info - do you think I would be better off selling the bike on a website such as this or e-bay? It was a royal GoodWill find that has cleaned up perfectly... I reckon it should fetch about 250 dollars?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   sting ray 5 speed posted by CJ on 9/28/2000 at 5:02:34 AM
There are a couple Hurricane pictures in the picture database and there are many discussions about them in the archives here. As for price, yeah $250 sounds right maybe more if it is really clean. Always try Ebay first - maybe get a bidding war going. Otherwise post it on web sites where it will be available longer and not lost in the sea of Ebay bikes for sale.

   $250 for a late 70s 5 speed - NO WAY!! posted by Bob on 9/28/2000 at 1:11:20 PM
No collector is going to give you that much, however, someone who had one as a kid and wants the same thing, maybe. Either way, you're better off to give it to some kid who'll appreciate it and ride it than trying to make a buck off of it. Its always about the money....

   RE:$250 for a late 70s 5 speed - NO WAY!! posted by Carl on 9/28/2000 at 1:28:14 PM
Well, if a person isn't into bicycles and they want to get rid of one, what's wrong with them wanting to get the most for it? Better them get the money than the scalping collector who will buy it for pennies and flip it for a big profit.

   RE:$250 for a late 70s 5 speed - NO WAY!! posted by david@fishfur.com on 9/29/2000 at 8:56:54 AM
gee bob, thanks for the lesson in morals. I have a daughter myself and that's why I buy things at Goodwill to sell on e-bay... because "it's all about the money" that keeps me from having to work 40 hours a week so I can hang out with her. Is that greedy enough for you?

   RE:RE:$250 for a late 70s 5 speed - NO WAY!! posted by Christopherrobin on 9/30/2000 at 8:34:46 AM
Your daughter will be little only once,she will grow up before you know it. go bike riding with the family.






MISC:   George Barris Bike Info? posted by: JimW. on 9/27/2000 at 4:24:32 PM
I recently was contacted by someone who was interested in
valuing the bike of his youth, which is still in his parent's
garage. Here's his description:

A late-'60s stingray-style bike that has George Barris' name
on it. It's dayglo orange with mag wheels, slicks, etc.

George Barris was one of the leading Kalifornia Kar Kustomizers
of the '50s and '60s. During the late '60s-early '70s, I was
much more interested in Italian sportscars than bikes, so I missed
this one at the time. Does anyone here know anything about these
bikes: manufacturer, etc? I told the guy that it was potentially pretty
valuable, especially since it's supposed to be intact.

I'd like to run an article about this bike in BikeRod&Kustom,
but I'd like to have some background info about it, as would
the owner. Can anyone help?
Jim Wilson
http://bikerodnkustom.homestead.com


   RE:MISC:   George Barris Bike Info? posted by Mike on 9/28/2000 at 5:28:58 AM
That sounds vaguely familiar, though I may be thinking of an article which showed Eddie Munster on a musclebike made from chain links...

Barris did design more than just excellent cars.
I'm sure you've tried emailing oldroads. I know Vin is helping with a PBS documentary on Viktor Schreckengost, a guy who designed a lot of things from space age cars and furniture to space age bicycles.

   RE:MISC:   George Barris Bike Info? posted by Conrad on 9/29/2000 at 7:25:47 PM
George Barris designed bikes for Iverson for a few years in the late 60's. There is an Iverson Ad in a 1969 "Boys Life" magazine featuring a pictue of George Barris and showing the Barris designed 16x20 Dragstripper. The mag wheel bike you described is a Mini-Indy which Barris also designed. The bikes were all painted bright "candy" colors just like Barris's cars and had tall padded sissy bars with custom Messinger "spoon" seats. My 16x20 Dragstripper is also painted a bright Candy Orange.

   RE:MISC:   George Barris Bike Info? posted by Conrad on 9/29/2000 at 7:31:13 PM
As far as value>>>The Iverson bikes are relatively unknown and so most sell in the $200 range for intact original examples.

   RE:RE:MISC:   George Barris Bike Info? posted by ChristopherRobin on 10/3/2000 at 4:40:14 PM
Someone should ask the man himself about his involvement with bicycles before it is too late. The grand master is still with us. I loved the Munsters cars, especially Grandpa's racer!

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   George Barris Bike Info? posted by JimW. on 10/6/2000 at 2:53:05 PM
Much thanx to Conrad, who sent me pictures, and everyone else.
A couple of years ago, I sent Barris (through his official site)
an inquiry as to whether he had pix of any bikes he'd
Kustomized as a kid. I didn't get an answer of any sort. I've
also been wanting to ask Ed "Big Daddy" Roth the same question.
Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to have an official site, except
for merchandise at http://mooneyes.com

Ya just know all those guys started screwing around with bikes-nobody
started from scratch, as a full-blown kustom kar artist.

A while back, there was a photo of young Evel Knievel and his bike,
but he doesn't really count.






AGE / VALUE:    Schwinn S-7 front wheel posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 9/27/2000 at 2:51:22 PM
20 inch Schwinn S-7 front wheel. What is it to? Stingray? please advise me. anybody need one? ChristopherRobin@starmail.com







WANTED:   PAINT CODE posted by: TREK on 9/27/2000 at 8:01:23 AM
I NEED THE PAINT CODE FOR A SCHWINN ORANGE KRATE. THERE IS NO PAINNT ON THE FRAME.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!


   RE:WANTED:   PAINT CODE posted by chip on 9/27/2000 at 4:42:43 PM
Check with hyper-formance they have the correct paint for the orange krate.at www.hyper-formance.com it should be the
kool orange.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   PAINT CODE posted by Matt on 9/27/2000 at 5:21:00 PM
Unless its a 1973 bike, in that case it would be sunset orange, better check the date code before calling hyper-formance.






MISC:   400+ Pictures! posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 9/27/2000 at 7:43:35 AM
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MISC:   HELP ME posted by: VICKI LUTICH on 9/26/2000 at 2:38:26 AM
I FOUND IN MY PARENTS BACK YARD AN OLD SWHINN BICYCLE
IT HAPPENS TO BE IN BASICLY EXCELLENT CONDITION
WITH SOME SLITE RUST
I BELIVE THAT MOST OF TH EPARTS ARE THE ORIGIANAL EXCEPT THAT OF THE SEAT
BUT THEN AGAIN I AM NOT MUCH OF AN EXPERT ON BIKES
THE DECALS ARE STILL IN MOSTLY GOOD CONDITION
AND THE ONES ON THE CHAIN GAURD READ STINGRAY FASTBACK
BUT I CAN NOT FIGURE OUT WHAT YEAR IT IS
IT IS A 5 GEAR
SHIFTER ON THE FRAME
IT'S BUETIFULL REALLY
BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS THOUGH
I TRIED TO READ THE PAGE ON SERIAL NUMBERS
AND WELL I CAN SAY ABOUT THAT IS
HUH?
SO IF SOME ONE CAN TELL ME WHAT I GOT
COOL
OR WHERE TO FIND SUM PICTURES OR HOW TO GET ANY INFORMATION ON RESTORATION PARTS
CUZ BASICLLY
I DUNNO
THE #'S ARE B08907
AND IN THE OTHER SIDE IN SMALLER #ING IS 1222
SO BASICLLY I AM WODERING WHAT I HAVE
IS IT VALUABLE OR IS IT JUST COOL
WHERE DO I FIND OUT ABOUT O.G. PARTS
PAINT COLORS
DECALS
AND OTHER PARTS
I APPRECIATE AN FEED BACK
THANX


   RE:MISC:   HELP ME posted by Carl on 9/26/2000 at 4:44:07 AM
Look on the frame near the left rear axle to find the serial number.
Fastbacks are very collectible.

   RE:RE:MISC:   HELP ME posted by christopherRobin@starmail.com on 9/27/2000 at 5:24:21 PM
I sent you an e mail. I hope you got it. You should go get that book "Schwinn Stingrays"






FOR SALE:   69 Lemon Peeler Krate For Sale posted by: Greg on 9/25/2000 at 9:01:54 AM
I have a near perfect 69 Lemon Peeler for sale. You can see it on my webpage:

http://www.relaxedtravel.com/lemonpeeler.html







AGE / VALUE:   JOKER 20" muscle bike posted by: ray on 9/23/2000 at 6:49:02 PM
JOKER 20" muscle bike.. do you have one?? information ?? do you remember it ?? 3 SPEEDS,SQUARE FRAME,,, THE MOST RARE FRAME OF MUSCLE BIKES !!! kent@prtc.net