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







AGE / VALUE:   WHAT IS IT posted by: MIKE on 7/19/2000 at 5:37:12 AM
I ONLY SAW THIS BIKE BREIFLY AND BOUGHT IT OVER THE PHONE LAST NIGHT.ITS A 20''SCHWINN 5 SPEED STINGRAY TYPE BIKE BUT IT HAS REAL NARROW TIRES AND RIMS ORIGINAL.IT IS SILVER IN COLOR,SHIFTER ON TOP BAR LIKE THE 70S STINGRAYSBUT I DONT REMEMBER ANY WITH THE NARROW TIRES MAYBE I'M YO OLD TO REMEMBER THESE. ITS ALL ORIGINAL LOOKING AND IN GOOD SHAPE OTHER THAN CABLES I PAID $100. FOR IT.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   WHAT IS IT posted by Bell on 7/19/2000 at 6:27:04 AM
Sounds like a Schwinn Fastback. Have a look in the picture database

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   WHAT IS IT posted by jd on 7/19/2000 at 6:59:30 AM
Fastbacks did not come in silver. Could be a Manta Ray (has 24" wheels). See the stingray summery at this site.






WANTED:   fastback mach two posted by: greg rice on 7/17/2000 at 9:18:12 PM
looking for a fast back mach two. made in the early seventies. it's chopper style with arear slick small front tire ,shifter on the top bar and it's reddish orange with black trim at least thats the way i remember it twenty six years ago when some jerk ripped mine off when i was twelve.
please any info or picture .


   RE:WANTED:   fastback mach two posted by Jeff Stone on 7/18/2000 at 7:09:43 AM
There were never any 'Fast Back' (as a model name) Mark IIs. You may be thinking about the Mark II Raleigh Chopper. Check the picture database to be sure.

   RE:WANTED:   fastback mach two posted by Conrad on 7/18/2000 at 9:20:30 PM
Sounds Like a Western Auto "Mach 2000" which was a rebadged Mark II Murray Eliminator 16x20.






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Spedometer Question posted by: http://www.ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 7/17/2000 at 9:04:24 AM
Ok, so the Schwinn Sting-ray spedo is sought after and a bit expensive. Makes sense to me but what about an exactly similar Schwinn Spedo only this one does not say Sting-Ray on the face. It is exactly similar made by Schwinn in the dsame time period. What do these go for? I have uncovered some of them used of course.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Spedometer Question posted by christian on 7/22/2000 at 4:22:30 PM
i've got one that is identical to a sting ray speedo also.
it is made by huret. couldn't tell ya a value though.






FOR SALE:   Iverson DragStripper posted by: Joe on 7/16/2000 at 10:52:03 PM
I have an Iverson DragStripper for sale. If interested pls Message me.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Iverson DragStripper posted by Stefan Boehm on 7/18/2000 at 8:25:37 AM
I´m interested about this bike, but I don´t know exactly how it looks like, can you send me a picture via e-mail.
I´m from germany, munich
Thanks
Stefan

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Iverson DragStripper posted by Bell on 7/19/2000 at 6:32:36 AM
There are pictures of a Dragstripper in the Picture Database






MISC:   montgomery wards open road "EXCALIBUR" posted by: RICKY on 7/16/2000 at 9:44:17 PM
RECENTLY ACQUIRED A MONTGOMERY WARDS EXCALIBUR. I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNEW HOW TO FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BIKE,(WORTH,YEAR,ETC.)OR IF IT"S A WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP. IT'S IN GOOD SHAPE AND IM GUESSING IT,S FROM THE LATE 70,S OR EARLY 80,S, LET ME KNOW!! THANKS!


   RE:MISC:   montgomery wards open road posted by ChristopherRobin on 7/17/2000 at 8:38:28 AM
Fire off a letter to Montgomery Wards or " Monkey Wards" as I have heard them called. Why not? "This worthless piece" is going up in value because folks thought that years ago and tossed a lot of these away. Now you cannot find one easily, can you? It is "Americana" A kids toy/bicycle history, none the less. I have never seen one and I go all over digging up the dead(bicycles, I mean) That tells you something, the fact that a lot of us have no idea what you are talking about means you should hold onto it and we would like a picture in the database! I am certain that there are folks who want one because they had one years ago and "mom threw it out" My dream car is an old A.M.C.Rambler American, in red on red. I want to climb in the back seat and fall asleep in the car. I have never seen one in years and years.






AGE / VALUE:   Pea Picker posted by: beau jones on 7/16/2000 at 8:41:25 PM
I have a Pea Picker, dont know what year it is, I've had it for twenty years or so. Looking to know how to date it, value it. Its all original, and in fair condition.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pea Picker posted by TOM on 7/16/2000 at 9:57:25 PM
YOU COULD CALL YOUR LOCAL SCHWINN SHOP AND TELL THEM THE SERIAL NUMBER. THE FIRST TWO LETTERS TELL YOU THE MONTH AND DATE. IT'S A NICE BIKE TO HAVE AND IF IT'S IN GOOD CONDITION ITS WORTH A DECENT AMOUNT OF MONEY. DONT GO SELLIN IT AT A GARAGE SALE! UNLESS I'M THERE

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pea Picker posted by Cousin Tex (ChristopherRobin) on 7/17/2000 at 8:45:24 AM
Whoa there Nellie! Hold on there pardner! Why that there Pea Picker is a mite pricey little bicycle these here days. Why you ever heard of that new fangled internet thing called "E-bay" ?
Go look up "Schwinn Sting-Ray" or "Pea Picker" and get a look at what these sell for. Also go to your local bookstore and get the Schwinn Sting-Ray book. It is like $14.00 or so. Covers all this great stuff Ya hear!
Don't you go doing a con-founded stupid thing like placin it in some silly garage sale!






WANTED:   Shimano Lark Derailleur posted by: Stan on 7/16/2000 at 5:54:23 PM
I'm looking for a Shimano Lark derailleur. This type was used
on Huffy and Murray bicycles in the late sixties and early
seventies. Anybody??







AGE / VALUE:   stingray chainguard posted by: Doug on 7/16/2000 at 8:36:58 AM
I have a schwinn stingray salvaged from dumpster which I had to repaint has an aftermarket chainguard and would like to have an origional if anyone has one with good lettering any color let me know price and condition thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray chainguard posted by Joe on 7/16/2000 at 7:05:17 PM
I also have an old sting ray i,m thinking green or red if you find out tell me my nick name is Joe maybe we can chat and both paint it the same color i have to go write back bye.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray chainguard posted by Doug on 7/23/2000 at 8:51:10 AM
sorry havent been on the site in a few days do you have an origional stingray chainguard for sale?how much? thanksDoug

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray chainguard posted by John on 7/31/2000 at 11:00:39 AM
I have a 69,blue sting-ray chainguard for sale. This is off a fairlady. Are you still looking for one?






AGE / VALUE:   KENT international posted by: Ramon Vega on 7/15/2000 at 9:34:40 PM
For KENT MUSCLE BIKES information, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT kent@prtc.net THANKS







AGE / VALUE:   KENT international 1966-1970's posted by: Ramon Vega on 7/15/2000 at 9:20:48 PM
I need information about KENT muscle bikes. I have an International model,it is an orange bike with 3 speeds,2 pieces handlebar,bannana seat and CHOPPER's style frame.This bikes were made in West Germany. THANKS







AGE / VALUE:   1968 Mattel Stallion posted by: B. Smith on 7/13/2000 at 6:47:45 PM
Anybody know anything about these bikes ????


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1968 Mattel Stallion posted by Doug on 7/16/2000 at 8:33:06 AM
Never heard of the mattel stallion only bike I can remember by mattel was the chopper style with the plastic Vroom motor which was popular around 68 0r 69 I dont think they made very many of them and I have never seen one since anywhere you may have a treasure or a white elephant good luck ill keep checking here to see if anyone knows of the value cuz now im curious too my friend when we were kids had one.






WANTED:   needed some plans to build a chopper posted by: Waylon Whitney on 7/13/2000 at 5:40:04 PM
I needs some advice I want to build a nice chopper but I don't have any clues on building it some if you have any advice email me at studmuff54@hotmail.com thanx







AGE / VALUE:    posted by: AJ on 7/12/2000 at 8:51:34 PM
my e-mail is a_j_alberda@hotmail.com
(for message below)







AGE / VALUE:   Does anyone have a ccm mustang posted by: AJ on 7/12/2000 at 8:46:18 PM
I have a ccm mustang muscle bike in great original condition. If anyone knows how much they are worth I would be grateful if you would e-mail me and let me know. I am also interested in selling it so if you know anyone who wants one let me know.
Thank-you


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Does anyone have a ccm mustang posted by Hollis Bailey on 7/24/2000 at 8:49:39 PM
Hey,great bike isn't it. I was lucky enough to have an uncle who said the magic words "I got an old kids bike in the garage if you want, if not I'll take it to the dump". It was a Mustang. Mine is green with a white and green sparkle seat and green sparkle see-thru grips. Tall sissybar,about four or five feet over all and a coaster brake. These bikes were sold in Canada at Canadian Tire.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Does anyone have a ccm mustang posted by Hollis Bailey on 7/24/2000 at 8:56:57 PM
I'm not sure how much there worth because I can't find any info on them and I've only seen one other one and it had a girls frame. Mine had the boys cantilever frame like a Stingray. I love the Chrome chainguard and the upturned short chrome fenders on these bikes, I customized mine slightly by painting a white wall on the "Tractor Grip" rear tire(orig.)20x2.0 and putting a springer front end on it with a white wall tire and swapped the single speed coaster hub (Stumey-Archer) for a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed one and added one of there 3 speed "Sportshifts".

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Does anyone have a ccm mustang posted by Hollis Bailey on 7/24/2000 at 8:57:04 PM
I'm not sure how much there worth because I can't find any info on them and I've only seen one other one and it had a girls frame. Mine had the boys cantilever frame like a Stingray. I love the Chrome chainguard and the upturned short chrome fenders on these bikes, I customized mine slightly by painting a white wall on the "Tractor Grip" rear tire(orig.)20x2.0 and putting a springer front end on it with a white wall tire and swapped the single speed coaster hub (Stumey-Archer) for a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed one and added one of there 3 speed "Sportshifts".

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Does anyone have a ccm mustang posted by Hollis Bailey on 7/24/2000 at 9:03:35 PM
These are great little bikes and pretty rare I beleive that they were made in the mid 60's cause whenever I use it, which is daily people always say that they had one in the mid sixties. I also heard that they changed the name of these bikes after they got a letter from Ford for using their name and the Mustang horse logo(found on the seat tube)without therir permission. So, I take it that these bikes are pretty rare, especially outside of Canada.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Does anyone have a ccm mustang posted by Hollis Bailey..... on 7/24/2000 at 9:19:19 PM
If I were you I would keep that bike forever and make sure it gets ridden, they corner wickedly at high speeds and are loads of fun on the Ice. I use mine all Summer and ride it once every winter when the local bike shop sponsers an ice race! I've won twice against BMX's and Mountain bikes!!!






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