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







WANTED:   Western Flyer Stingray posted by: VECTER on 11/15/2000 at 6:28:44 PM
Does anyone know if I can get "The Fast One" tires, reproduction striping or lettering, or matching banana seat and handle bar grip?







AGE / VALUE:   Swap meet, December 3, 2000 posted by: Joe on 11/14/2000 at 8:21:49 AM
Bicycle swap meet December 3, 2000. Swansea, Massachusetts, free to vendors and the public. Interested in attending please email me.

Thanks Joe.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Swap meet, December 3, 2000 posted by Kevin on 11/26/2000 at 7:04:48 PM
Can you please e-mail info about the show. Where exactly its being held The time of the show but the most importent info is how to get there since I live in Detroit. Any and all info would be greatly helpful. Thank you.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Swap meet, December 3, 2000 posted by Kevin on 11/26/2000 at 7:09:04 PM
Attachment to above message. Please send e-mail to Mrchopper1@yahoo.com Thank you






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray Fastback posted by: Stingray Man on 11/13/2000 at 6:00:39 PM
I just bought a 1966 blue Schwinn Stingray Fastback five speed. It has normal scratches. The only rust is on the kickstand. Does anybody know how much it is worth?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray Fastback posted by Steve on 11/13/2000 at 10:39:28 PM
What did you PAY? That's what it's worth to you!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray Fastback posted by TOM on 11/14/2000 at 6:58:02 PM
I,also recently bought a 66 fastback sprint in very good to excellent condition also ski blue and paid $200 which was a good deal,sprints are worth alittle more because they only made them in 66&67.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray Fastback posted by Kevin C. on 11/16/2000 at 7:22:00 PM
What you paid for something, and what it's worth, can be two different things. I once heard of a guy buying an original Schwinn Aerocycle at a rummage sale for $10, for instance. It's worth about 1,000 times more than $10.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray Fastback posted by Stingrayman on 11/23/2000 at 12:18:39 PM
I bought it at a garage sale for $20.00.






FOR SALE:   1977 Fair Lady posted by: MP on 11/13/2000 at 10:57:16 AM
Gee, it's so cute that I hate to part with it. But it's in my way, so please adopt it--it needs love. By the way, it's completely original incl basket. The decals are perfect, too. Make offer or trade me for an old road bike







FOR SALE:   1977 Fair Lady posted by: MP on 11/13/2000 at 10:57:16 AM
Gee, it's so cute that I hate to part with it. But it's in my way, so please adopt it--it needs love. By the way, it's completely original incl basket. The decals are perfect, too. Make offer or trade me for an old road bike







AGE / VALUE:   WHO MADE THIS BIKE posted by: JACK on 11/10/2000 at 5:55:47 PM
I have a lime green stingray style bike that says simpsons on it I was told that it is a 1964 bike that was made by schwinn for sears and only a few hundred were made can someone tell me if this is true.Thanks Jack


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   WHO MADE THIS BIKE posted by Karl on 11/14/2000 at 11:40:02 AM
Partly true - Simpson, if I recall correctly, is a name Sears trades under in Canada (Simpson-Sears, or some such).

However, I don't think Schwinn made bikes for Sears, at least not during the '60s. More likely made by Murray. Sears also sold lightweights made by Puch (Austria).

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   WHO MADE THIS BIKE posted by Scott on 11/17/2000 at 5:47:28 AM
Schwinn did make bikes for schwinn in the 60s, or at least accesories. My father retired from Sears in 1981 as their controller (the man over the money) and he has told me that he cut and mailed many many checks to the schwinn company in chicago while his office was located in the downtown sears. Sears moved him to a mall location in 1971, so this has to have been in the 60s.
Scott






AGE / VALUE:   LOOKING FOR PARTS posted by: JOE on 11/9/2000 at 9:24:42 PM
TO ALL YOU DIE HARD BIKE COLLECTORS,ANYBODY OUT THERE WITH A REAR FENDER FOR A MURRAY ELIMINATOR,YELLOW GLITTER TROXEL SEAT AND BRAKE CABLES FOR THE ELIMINATOR. THANX JOE







AGE / VALUE:   STINGRAY PARTS posted by: JR. on 11/9/2000 at 6:52:36 PM
CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME WHERE I CAN FIND A TALL SISSY BAR AND RED BRAKE LEVER COVERS FOR MY 73 STINGRAY, PLEASE EMAIL ME THANKS JR.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   STINGRAY PARTS posted by tom on 11/11/2000 at 6:51:54 AM
I am sure Pete at www.hyper-formance.com has what your looking for.Tom

   Better get a mortgage first. posted by Customer on 11/11/2000 at 3:24:09 PM
nm

   RE:Better get a mortgage first. posted by Tom on 11/11/2000 at 4:42:17 PM
To customer,last time i checked Pete was getting $15.00 for the 48" bar & $25.00 for the brake grips,thats one night of partying money on a cheap night.






AGE / VALUE:   JOKER muscle bike posted by: ray on 11/9/2000 at 6:35:49 PM
JOKER ,muscle bike ,, 20",3 speed,,bannana seat,,square frame,,short sissy bar ,, the badge shows a CLOWN,,very odd frame,, do you have inf. ?? kent@prtc.net







AGE / VALUE:   RALEIGH FIREBALL posted by: Rob--buys german choppers/banana seat bikes on 11/9/2000 at 4:20:32 PM
i have a 1968 Raleigh Fireball 3+ 2 Five speed 20" bicycle...it is in VERY very good shape,BUT!! i am missing the correct shifter...this is a weird looking shifter,as it has two shift arms,one very long/tall,and one slightly shorter...the knobs are woodgrain..the base unit is cheese wedge shaped,and can be found in chrome or black..shifter made by sturmey archer...can anyone help,and does anyone know anything about this particular version of the Fireball series????..i do have an original picture/advertisement of the bike for reference...also,i would like to buy some NOS 20 inch tires,they are Semperit ,made in Austria..front tire has brick-style tread,and is 20 X 1 3/4....the rear tire is studded tread-looks very similiar to snakebelly tread...20 X 2.125...both are white walls....PLEASE e-mail if you have info,parts,or anything else that could help me restore this very sweet bike.....also,i am still looking for ANY german 20 inch bicycles,either banana seat bikes,or chopper style.ANY shape,ANY condition..please advise on these as well...please include pictures if possible,with a good description of the bike and the tires--ie.-dryrotted/flat/good shape,and your asking prices and the form of payment you want-ie.-cash,credit card,money order...thanx for your time,cheers,Rob







AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray on eBay posted by: Robert on 11/9/2000 at 1:09:29 PM
Does anyone know what year or possible value of this bike ?
eBay item # 484497927. I am new to the hobby and have never seen a chainguard like this. It read schwinn stik shift Sting Ray.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray on eBay posted by Ray on 11/9/2000 at 1:40:48 PM
I am no expert but judging from the look of it I would say it is between a 66 to 68 three speed. And yes the chain guard is original for that bike and they did say Stik Shift on them as I have a 68 Green one that looks the same.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray on eBay posted by Robert on 11/9/2000 at 2:22:20 PM
It has no fenders. Do you think a deluxe bike like this would come without them ?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray on eBay posted by 3-speed nut on 11/12/2000 at 11:05:18 PM
the bike appears to be a '67, maybe '66. the shifter is smooth, not ribbed like '68's. only fenderless J-38 models came with that "Stik Shifter" chain guard; deluxes have deluxe chain guards. the seat looks to be a dealer/later add-on.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray on eBay posted by Robert on 11/14/2000 at 5:59:42 PM
I see that the bike has sold for $300.00. I just saw one like it in Long Beach, CA at a bike show, but it was green. The asking price was around $500.00. The guy's mentioned that the coppertone color was more desirable, and wished they had seen the bike listed on ebay before it closed. What is a realistic price for this bike ? I might start looking for one for myself.






AGE / VALUE:   build 69 krate posted by: Tom on 11/7/2000 at 4:20:48 PM
I am wanting to build a 69 krate from the ground up, first & foremost i need the correct straight frame & whatever else you might have for sale.Does anyone know what parts should be stamped on a 69 krate/stingray?crank,handlebar stem etc,etc,etc.Thanks Tom


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   build 69 krate posted by Carl on 11/9/2000 at 5:10:25 AM
Bars would be stamped 69.
Crank might be.
Remember there were 2 different shifters that year. '69 shifters are odd anyway, but if you are going all the way, make sure you have the early '69 or late '69 shifter

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   build 69 krate posted by apehanger on 11/9/2000 at 6:35:58 PM
Carl,i have the late style 69 shifter with the 90 degree angle do you know what month they started using this style?and do you know if the hubs were stamped 69 or not ?Thanks Tom

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   build 69 krate posted by Tom on 11/9/2000 at 6:38:24 PM
Carl,i have the late style 69 shifter with the 90 degree angle do you know what month they started using this style?and do you know if the hubs were stamped 69 or not ?Thanks Tom

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   build 69 krate posted by colorline heaven on 11/12/2000 at 11:08:34 PM
don't forget the #1 most important part for a correct '69...the color line gripper slik. very cool, very hard to find, & very expensive!






FOR SALE:   Old stock *S-7* whitewall slik posted by: Derek on 11/6/2000 at 7:21:42 PM
HI-
I have a OLD Stock (schwinn) whitewall slik. It's to fit a s-7 (20 x1 3/4).
I bought this tire at a antique store. I was happy as hell until I got home. Wrong size!!!!!
I have a s-2!!!!!!
If you need a really decent whitewall for that older ray LMK

LOW price!
If interested gimmie a yell.......


   RE:FOR SALE:   Old stock *S-7* whitewall slik posted by christian on 11/7/2000 at 8:52:01 PM
here's your yell! gimme an e-mail with a price. i think it'll
look on one of my girl's bikes. thanx, christian
p.s. this all depending of course on what you consider
to be a low price.
visit: http://www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum






FOR SALE:   huret speedo/w mounting bracket posted by: Derek on 11/6/2000 at 7:21:42 PM
HI-
I have a nos huret speedo. It has a black face with o-60 for numbers.
The bracket is NOS (schwinn) I never used either(lack of cable)

LOW price!
If interested gimmie a yell.......







WANTED:   speedo cable posted by: Rob on 11/6/2000 at 10:06:06 AM
Need speedo cable for krate bike. Can someone help?


   RE:WANTED:   speedo cable posted by Carl on 11/9/2000 at 5:11:42 AM
Most Schwinn speedo cables will work. The tough part will be finding a 16" drive