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







AGE / VALUE:   1977 Fair Lady posted by: MP on 12/2/2000 at 8:01:17 AM
Are these as desireable as the boys Sting Ray equivalent? How do the compare to a Slik Chik? How about a Lil Chik? Is this worth keeping or is it rummage sale fodder?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1977 Fair Lady posted by BillG on 12/4/2000 at 9:01:53 AM
In general, a girl's bike isn't worth as much as a boy's bike. The boys tended to beat on their bikes and take them apart, etc so there are fewer boy's bikes around.

Of the girl's Sting-Rays you mention, the Slik Chick is most desirable because every part except the frame fits a boy's Sting-Ray







AGE / VALUE:   1970-MF31701 posted by: char on 12/2/2000 at 7:16:44 AM
Ihave a orginal Cotton Picker,real good to excellent cond. how many were produced? what would it be worth? I don`t want to sell,just curious. thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970-MF31701 posted by john on 2/2/2001 at 12:03:26 AM
char ,cotton pickers were only made from 1970-1971 you can tell this by the serial # if the secound letter is a f it is a 70 it is a G then it s a 71 depending on its condition i would guess 850.00-1250.00 from what it sounds like. serial #S are just below the schwinn head badge !

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970-MF31701 posted by john on 2/2/2001 at 12:04:20 AM
char ,cotton pickers were only made from 1970-1971 you can tell this by the serial # if the secound letter is a f it is a 70 it is a G then it s a 71 depending on its condition i would guess 850.00-1250.00 from what it sounds like. serial #S are just below the schwinn head badge !






AGE / VALUE:   HUFFY DRAGSTER posted by: JEFF on 12/1/2000 at 2:22:24 AM
I PICKED UP A HUFFY DRAGSTER FROM A OLD GUY WHO WAS CLEANING OUT HIS GARAGE. HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND ANY INFO ON IT(I LOOKED IN THE ARCHIVES HERE).THE BIKE IS ORANGE WITH BLACK RACING STRIPES...20 IN WHEELS...COASTER BRAKE...BANANA SEAT....AND APE HANGERS. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.THANX....JEFF


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   HUFFY DRAGSTER posted by Tiko on 12/1/2000 at 4:46:05 AM
I think it had the same frame as the Huffy Rail and the Huffy "The Wheel". Does it have that long frame like those musclebikes?

If it does and it is in good original condition it should be worth between $150 and $300, though it is really impossible to tell without knowing a lot more about the bike and seeing it.






AGE / VALUE:   roadmaster posted by: Brian on 11/30/2000 at 6:04:01 PM
can you tell the year by serial no. or how any help app, thanks Brian,,,,,,ROADMASTER 26 IN.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   roadmaster posted by Tiko on 12/1/2000 at 4:48:12 AM
There are serial number charts on this site, so try there. You can also get an idea of a bike's age by the width of the tires. For example, in general, 2.125 tires would be before 1955 and 1.75 tires would be after.

Again, that is just a general guideline.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   roadmaster posted by Carl on 12/1/2000 at 4:49:44 AM
The serial number charts don't include Roadmasters, FYI.






MISC:   find what this bike was called posted by: char on 11/30/2000 at 2:35:10 PM
I have 1 more question, Dec 1979 schwinn put this bike s/n lq520095 out. It`s silver,with red and white pin stripe fenders. s7 front whl. with westwind tire. rear 5 spd. wheel with schwinn knobby tire. Black flat seat bmx style with schwinn in white letters on back of it.Mag sproket,bmx black handle bars with a shimmno pre-select 5spd. shifter mounted to gooseneck bolt.Bike is all org. and in great shape.Chain guard didn`t have a name on it, got rubbed off by ? pants leg.I already checked archive`s. no help there.I could use all of your help since i`m new at this. Thanks again.


   RE:MISC:   find what this bike was called posted by bob on 12/1/2000 at 1:27:00 PM
Sounds like a Scrambler.

   RE:MISC:   find what this bike was called posted by Oddball bike collector on 12/1/2000 at 2:05:21 PM
Sounds like you have a five speed Hurricane. I have a complete one and a few late 70's catalogs. If you have any questions send me an email.

Jeff

   RE:MISC:   find what this bike was called posted by Rob on 12/6/2000 at 7:12:40 AM
i have the same bike,but it has grey fenders with red pintstripes..the bike is a SCHWINN Hurricane-5 speed...i have seen several of these,all with different colored fenders and in fact there is one on E-bay for sale now...price was 35 last i looked...not a big collectible...wonder why???...its a schwinn,its a boys bike,and its a five speed...why arent they worth anything and nobody seems to collect them??...cheers,Rob

   RE:RE:MISC:   find what this bike was called posted by Carl on 12/7/2000 at 5:46:36 AM
Alot of people tear them down and use the parts on Krates.






WANTED:   age/yr. name? posted by: char on 11/30/2000 at 1:25:30 PM
THANKS FOR THE TIP (KIP) ON CHECKIG IN THE PIC.DATA BASE AREA, I DID`NT FIND ANYTHING.THE ONLY THING ELSE WAS THE PAINT ON THIS BIKE IS ACTUALY CROME? WEIRD, MAKES THE BIKE HEAVY. NO CHAIN GUARD, DID`NT REQUIRE IT DUE TO SPROKET GUARD JUST LIKE THE 26 INC. BIKES.I ONLY PAID $10.00 FOR IT ? JUST HOPEING TO FIND INFO. ON IT. NEED MORE HELP THANK YOU ALL.







AGE / VALUE:   NEED HELP ON INFO SEARS BIKE posted by: char on 11/30/2000 at 11:57:55 AM
I FOUND A OLD? SEARS 20 INCH 10 SPD? BANNANA SEAT FRONT AND REAR HAND BRAKES,SHIFTERS ARE LOCATED NEXT TO SEAT POST. DID SEARS HAVE THAT BIKE MADE LIKE THIS? AND WHAT POSS. YR. WOULD IT BE NO`S ON BIKE 5O2----477990-----566422 ??
PLEASE ANY INFO. THANKS


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEED HELP ON INFO SEARS BIKE posted by Kip on 11/30/2000 at 12:43:20 PM
Look in the PICTURE DATABASE. There are a bunch of Sears muscle bikes in there.

Then let us all know what kind it is!






AGE / VALUE:   Sting-Ray junior posted by: Adam on 11/29/2000 at 10:46:24 PM
Have a 1978 sting-ray junior red single speed in nice shape anyone know anything about it. Have'nt found info just date from ser.#


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting-Ray junior posted by Carl on 11/30/2000 at 5:08:37 AM
Sting-Ray Juniors have slightly shorter frames than a standard Sting-Ray. They also have shorter cranks. The archives here have tons of info on Juniors.






AGE / VALUE:   need addvice posted by: Brian on 11/29/2000 at 12:22:56 PM
could someone tell me how to see if a stingray is a J38 or a J31juniorsting ray serial no. kd39***** any help would be great.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   need addvice posted by Carl on 11/30/2000 at 5:09:25 AM
See what I just posted regarding the Juniors above.






FOR SALE:   Krate parts posted by: Brett P on 11/29/2000 at 5:13:50 AM
Atom hub and STAMPED S-7 (not laced) $150 Very nice chrome
Near mint springer w/ NOS (until mounted) front fender $250(yes it is that nice)
Very,very nice sissy/shock, $70
NOS Good Year Grasshopper Sliks Green or black $40(buy both and get free shipping)
email any questions pictures available for springer only Sorry!
Brett P


   By multiple items and we'll cut a deal!! posted by Brett P on 11/29/2000 at 8:00:55 AM
Combine shipping too!!

   RE:FOR SALE:   Krate parts posted by Brett P on 12/1/2000 at 9:14:10 AM
springer and front wheel sold.






FOR SALE:   1965 Lemon Peeler Stingray 5 speed posted by: Jeff on 11/28/2000 at 9:24:44 AM
I have a complete Lemon Peeler Stingray for sale. Needs to be cleaned up and a new rear slick could use some minor chrome work. Was ridden up until Sept of this year. Definately a Muscle Bike.
Serious Inquiries Only.


   RE:FOR SALE:   1965 Lemon Peeler Stingray 5 speed posted by scoot on 11/28/2000 at 8:19:32 PM
Jeff, are you sure you have the correct year, because I have always been under the impression that 1968 was the first year for the Krates (RE: Liz Fried "Schwinn Sting-Ray," p. 78; MBI Publishing Co.), or was it just a typo and you ment to hit 8 instead of 5? Let me know the price, and the serial number, I am always interested in adding another to my collection.
Scott

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1965 Lemon Peeler Stingray 5 speed posted by Jeff on 11/29/2000 at 7:57:30 AM
Scott
Unfortunately I am not sure of the year. I saw a bike in the Ohio museum of similar type and assumed it was the same year 65. I have just started to investigate the bike. Where would the serial no# be on it. Please advise what your offer would be.(I know site unseen but a place to start)
Jeff

   RE:FOR SALE:   1965 Lemon Peeler Stingray 5 speed posted by Gary on 11/29/2000 at 1:33:41 PM
Take pics, and put it on EBAY with a 1,000 dollar reserve, and see how high the bids go, then you will know.

   RE:FOR SALE:   1965 Lemon Peeler Stingray 5 speed posted by Jeff on 11/29/2000 at 8:56:06 PM
Thanks to all who have offered help and advice.The aprox age - 68 to 72.Serial no# ADO4002. Price will be $950.00 us funds. Bike located aprox 700 miles North of Seattle.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1965 Lemon Peeler Stingray 5 speed posted by Carl on 11/30/2000 at 5:21:50 AM
That serial number says it is a 1968 - the first year of the Krates.






AGE / VALUE:   Swap Meet, December 3, 2000 Swansea, MA posted by: Joe on 11/28/2000 at 7:31:42 AM
This show is free to all vendors and the public. Please contact me for details. Thank you







AGE / VALUE:   Roadmaster posted by: Jamie on 11/27/2000 at 1:29:05 PM
I found an old Roadmaster Skyrider deluxe. It has a backrack a tank with a double bulbed headlight(works),It is a womens bike with 26+1.75 Trelleborg tires, the rims are shot and the tires might be salvagible, the paint and the rest of the bike are good condition. The serial # is J662816, If anyone would have any information on this bicycle your info would sure help out alot.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Roadmaster posted by Carl on 11/28/2000 at 4:56:52 AM
There is info on SkyRiders in the Archives






MISC:   Schwinn Sting-Ray Derailleur Adjustment posted by: Kevin Hardy on 11/27/2000 at 8:29:31 AM
Does anybody know if there's a website (or any other free source) for information on adjusting a Schwinn derailleur from the 1960's. I've just restored an all-original May 1968 Orange Krate, and now that I've replaced the shifter cable with NOS, I'm having to start from scratch adjusting the derailleur. Unfortunatley, no bike repair books I've come across make specific reference to the 60's Schwinn derailleur set-up, and they've changed a lot (of course). Also, I'd love to put a NOS orange-stripe slik on the Krate(the original, which I have, is beyond conservation). I never see them on eBay, by the way.


   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Sting-Ray Derailleur Adjustment posted by lowboy on 11/27/2000 at 11:18:33 AM
Ask your question under the "Vintage Lightweight" topic. The derailleur experts haunt that board.

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Sting-Ray Derailleur Adjustment posted by color line king on 11/27/2000 at 10:14:04 PM
kevin...you never see NOS orange line sliks on eBay because they are extremely rare. expect to pay $350 to $400 for one if someone is willing to sell one. my color lines are for trade only.

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Sting-Ray Derailleur Adjustment posted by Scott on 11/28/2000 at 8:26:50 PM
Kevin--go to Barnett Bicycle Institute on the web. It has the most complete bike book ever written for 99.00, but the best part is you can down-load 1 chapt for free per month and this months is titled "derailers". It is about 32 pages long, but totally worth the 10 minutes of print time.
Scott






AGE / VALUE:   Battle-bots posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 11/26/2000 at 9:05:03 AM
I know this is off topic but forgive me, will ya! Check out Battle-bots on Comedy Central on T.V. also Battle- bot on the web. I thought that the cool people who gather here would like to see this.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Battle-bots posted by lowboy on 11/27/2000 at 11:20:17 AM
I've only seen that show once and dug it.

How about "Junkyard Wars" (I think that is the name) where 2 teams of people have to build something (submarine, amphibious vehicle, steam-powered vehicle) out of junk found in a junk yard. Wicked cool.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Battle-bots posted by battlebike on 12/1/2000 at 2:09:46 PM
Junkyard wars is a great show! I'd love to get in that junkyard and see how many old Raleigh Choppers and Supurbes live there.