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







MISC:   79' sting-ray handlebars posted by: Troy on 8/25/2000 at 3:52:59 PM
I have a 1979 sting-ray. The handlebars are small and have a bar across the top. I was wondering if these are origanal?


   RE:MISC:   79' sting-ray handlebars posted by Steve on 8/25/2000 at 5:08:20 PM
The handlebars can be original if you bike is a Schwinn Hurricane. IF it isn't then they are wrong for your bike.

   RE:MISC:   79' sting-ray handlebars posted by christian on 8/26/2000 at 1:24:47 PM
another way to tell is if the seat is
more like a dirt bike seat.
that's what the hurricanes came with. I believe
there is a pic of one in the archive section.






AGE / VALUE:   79'ray posted by: Troy on 8/25/2000 at 3:46:02 PM
I have 1979 3-speed sting-ray with thumbshifter. It is all origanal, and has excellent chrome. The seat has a slight cut in it. It needs a paint job. How much is it worth







AGE / VALUE:   stingray posted by: L on 8/24/2000 at 5:27:12 PM
I neglected to say it was built in Oct 69. It's a boys frame, all original parts, ex condition. It has a thumbshifter on the handlebars. I don't know the wheel size.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray posted by bob on 8/25/2000 at 7:19:56 AM
A 69 Stingray should not have a thumb shifter. Apparently it is not all original.






AGE / VALUE:   stingray posted by: L on 8/24/2000 at 4:35:33 PM
Can someone tell me the value of a blue 69 stingray?







WANTED:   Eliminator Mark II Chain Guard / Rear Brake posted by: Stan on 8/23/2000 at 9:23:00 PM
Does anyone have a chain guard from a Murray Eliminator Mark II, AMC Thunderball V, or Qualifier V that they would like to sell??
Also, I need the rear caliper brake assembly (an Excel Grand Prix) and brake lever for the same bicycle. Thanks!!







AGE / VALUE:   sting-ray posted by: Troy on 8/23/2000 at 7:45:07 PM
I have a 1979 swchinn sting-ray with a 3 speed hub,with thumb trigger. Everything is original, except it needs a paint job.How much it it worth?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   sting-ray posted by Steve on 8/25/2000 at 5:05:53 PM
If it is in excellent condition about $200. In need of a paint job about $100. Price varies from $100-$200. I hope this helps you out.






FOR SALE:   Orange 5 speed Raleigh Chopper posted by: Eric on 8/22/2000 at 7:22:00 PM
5 speed orange Raleigh in very very good condition. The paint is almost excellent. The chrome is excellent. There is a slight rip in the seat. Bike looks and rides great. Asking $500 shipped. Photos are available.







AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Ray on 8/22/2000 at 12:40:35 PM
I just got a Raleigh Chopper its red 3+2 .2shifters slick i did some reserch after i posted first message and checked the ser# and I think that it was made in 1969 and was the 27th chopper made I know that it is all stock parts from 69 even the hand grips and no ball bearing peddels I had some help from a collector but he could'nt put a price on it. Can any one out there help?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Eric on 8/28/2000 at 11:57:42 AM
My friend has one in near perfect condition. He is asking $700 for his. Raleigh Choppers range from $100-$1200 depending on speed, color, condition and accessories.






AGE / VALUE:   Pea Picker posted by: Steve on 8/22/2000 at 8:23:03 AM
I have a Schwinn Pea Picker with a serial number that starts with
DF. It needs to be cleaned up, everything seems to be intact
on it. Any help as to its value would be appreciated. Thanks.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pea Picker posted by Steve on 8/25/2000 at 5:14:11 PM
Price varies from $300-$2100 depending on condition and accessories offered. A basket case pea picker is worth about $300. In need of a repaint or rechroming figure about $600.






MISC:   VIKING "CHARGER" posted by: RICKY on 8/21/2000 at 11:37:52 PM
THIS IS A BIKE I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF, OR SEEM TO FIND ANYTHING ABOUT IT. IT'S BEST DESCRIBED AS A FRANKENSTEIN, COMPOSED OF MANY DIFFERENT PARTS. I GOT IT FOR 10 DOLLARS AT AN AUCTION AND I SEEMED TO BE THE ONLY ONE INTERESTED. IT IS A GIRLS FRAME IN ALL CHROME AND THE HEAD BADGE SAYS VIKING, THE CHAINGUARD IS GREEN AND SAYS CHARGER BUT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE FROM ANOTHER BIKE. WHEELS SAY TRACTOR GRIP. I'M WORKING ON PUTTING IT THE DATABASE. DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT A VIKING BIKE OR PERHAPS A CHARGER?







AGE / VALUE:    posted by: ray on 8/21/2000 at 1:21:51 PM
I just bough a Raleigh chopper its red 3+2 two shifters slick high seat bar I dated it to 69 or 70 MK1 very good shape







MISC:   new forum posted by: christian on 8/21/2000 at 12:36:27 AM
I got bored today and created a website with a free flowing,
no registration premiss. Let's try it out. Here it is :
feel free to let it flow. here it is:
http://www.senac.com/forums/5893
what the hell, it's somethin' to do!







WANTED: Muscle Bike Glider Fastback 100 posted by: al on 8/20/2000 at 6:35:58 PM
I have a Glider Fast back 100. The bike was built in England.
IO'm looking for a 3speed hub and the 3 speed shifter for the cross bar.







AGE / VALUE:   20" bike posted by: d.l.vega on 8/20/2000 at 5:58:44 PM
Can anybody please help me I.D. this bike, has original orange paint,serial# 6H398124,says DRAGSTER on chain guard,single speed,strange shaped banana seat,tall sissy bar,rear tire says CARLISLE ,2-16 MOPED ,MAX SPEED 30 MPH. front tire says TRACTOR GRIP 20x1.75 MADE IN KOREA.Any help would be greatly appreciated,I can send picture, THX


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   20 posted by Chris C. on 8/21/2000 at 6:14:12 AM
'Dragster' was one of the names used by Huffy for their muscle bikes. The serial number is also in Huffy's format. The leading digit is the year of the bike, so it is either a 66 or 76 (my guess would be 66). The tires are not original, as Huffy's almost always came with Trelleborg tires. If you can post or email a picture, I might me able to tell more about it.






MISC:   Making a stingray posted by: george on 8/20/2000 at 11:22:49 AM
I really miss the stingray i rode as a kid and would like to ride one again however, iam now 6'2" tall and an old stingray im afraid would be too small to accomodate me comfortably, i would like to make one. Does anyone have any advice on this? Im thinking of using an existing mountain bike frame and buying the banana seat, sissy bar, handlbars etc and figuring something out. Also im thinking of getting the blueprints from an old stingray and welding old bike parts together according to the blueprints but to fit my size. Any advice/information would be helpful. Im really getting tired of my crotch killing back bending mountain bike and dream of riding stingray style again!


   RE:MISC:   Making a stingray posted by Jim on 8/21/2000 at 3:14:35 PM
Hey, I'm 6'-0" and still ride Stingrays! You could always get yourself a 24" frame and make you a "fake" Manta Ray! I have been saving up parts for awhile and almost have enough stuff to do it. It should be a fun project.

   RE: Making a stingray posted by george on 8/22/2000 at 7:25:46 PM
First of all i would like to thank everyone who responded (on the board and via email)! the most intriguing is the 24 inch frame (cantilever?). Is this a true stingray frame or a reasonable stylish facsimile? i would also like to know if its possible to incorporate a footbrake with a 21 speed (or less) gearing. I remember the old stingrays coming in 3 to 5 speed gears with a footbrake. Once again any and all advice and info is greatly appreciated!

   RE:RE: Making a stingray posted by Jim on 8/23/2000 at 2:30:51 PM
I plan to use a cantilever frame for my large 'Ray. Here is a photo of a Manta Ray currently on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=408934325

It may give you some ideas. I can't help with the brake question.

   RE:RE:RE: Making a stingray posted by BOBBY on 9/4/2000 at 7:15:54 PM
GO TO LOVELYLOWRIDER.COM THEY HAVE ALL THE PARTS FOR MAKING A RAY . I JUST FINISHED BUILDING ONE WITH A SPRINGER FRONT END FOR 20" ITS AWSOME!! EVEN IF YOUVE GOT WHAT YOU WANT BY NOW, CHECK OUT THE SITE ANYWAY, YOU`D BE GLAD YOU DID.