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WANTED:   information on hyper-formance/memory lane posted by: scott on 9/7/2000 at 7:53:06 PM
can someone please tell me how to get in touch w/ Memory Lane and Hyper-Formance--memories telephone number I have just rings and rings. Hyper's number will not dial! Thanks in advance---Good riding.........Scooter


   RE:WANTED:   information on hyper-formance/memory lane posted by Frats on 9/8/2000 at 1:00:52 PM
There have been rumors on the web over the past 6 months about Memory Lane going under. Also "The Cabe" newsletter/website was up for sale on E-bay. I don't know what happened to them either.

   RE:WANTED:   information on hyper-formance/memory lane posted by Jim on 9/8/2000 at 6:58:49 PM
I just bought some stuff from Pete about two weeks ago.

Hyper-Formance 'Rays
6305 West Del Rio St.
Chandler AZ 85226
(480)961-0643 or (602)397-4869

Good Luck!

   RE:RE:WANTED:   information on hyper-formance/memory lane posted by ChristopherRobin on 9/9/2000 at 12:03:40 PM
If there is truth to the rumor then this is very, very bad. The loss of memory Lane will really affect a lot of bike folks. My stomach went sour when I read this. Hope they pull thru. We need them. I do not know about Hyperformance I have not heard anything myself

   RE:WANTED:   information on hyper-formance/memory lane posted by racerrex on 9/9/2000 at 7:57:51 PM
Harvey from Memory Lanes was at the Bucyrus swap meet with all the normal stuff. I called him last week and the phone was answered just like usual. I think your rumors aren't based on fact.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   information on hyper-formance/memory lane posted by ChristopherRobin on 9/10/2000 at 11:29:20 AM
Thanks! Wow, glad to hear that. All right ! The terrible feeling I had in my stomach is gone now. All together now, lets chant: Long live Memory Lane.

   RE:WANTED:   information on hyper-formance/memory lane posted by scott on 9/10/2000 at 4:34:22 PM
thanks people. I found a new listing for memory lane, and got a book from them, but I really appreciate the hyper-formance info---boo-coo thanks!!!!
scott






AGE / VALUE:   Fastback Spokes - Coppertone Paint posted by: Kirk Yost on 9/7/2000 at 5:59:36 PM
Who sells spokes for fastback wheels? Also, anyone out there matched Schwinn "radiant coppertone" using modern urethane paints (I've found a 2000 Mazda color that appears close)? Thanks.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fastback Spokes - Coppertone Paint posted by Jim on 9/8/2000 at 7:00:46 PM
For good paint call Pete at:

Hyper-Formance 'Rays
6305 West Del Rio St.
Chandler AZ 85226
(480)961-0643 or (602)397-4869

I have Pete's Coppertone one one of my Stingrays and it is really nice.






AGE / VALUE:   Visiting royalty posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 9/7/2000 at 5:03:11 PM
I poped into a shop to see a pal and there was a Lemon Peeler with all the extras on it! It was there to be boxed up and was not for sale! So we talked krates for a bit. My pal says that the frame angles are diffrent on the new Krate series. the re-pop Schwinn Krate has diffrent angles and he recounted about the time I said that personally I did not like the way it turned, the turning radius is better on the new krates than on the origonal.It is easier to turn on the newer bikes he said. I said I would rather have the origonal any day of the week. This had the stick shift,(discontinued over safety concerns) the drum brake front hub, the springer fork, speedo, mirror, stramers, everything! It was good to see one! I believe the old bike is heavier too,(Personally) The newer krates have a "cheap feel" about it.They look great and ride nicely. Go take a look at what the Schwinn store has and take it for a spin and see how YOU feel about the new Krate series. I am happy to see it back on the scene.







AGE / VALUE:   Krate prices posted by: Lookin~ to buy on 9/7/2000 at 2:09:37 PM
What are Krate prices at right now? They seemed to be down last time I was looking. What do you figure a price for a 1970 Orange Krate in average original condition would be? Maybe $700? Thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Krate prices posted by ChristopherRobin on 9/7/2000 at 5:17:35 PM
My mechanic friend told me he felt the Lemon Peeler was worth perhaps $1,100.00 I do not know about what you are mentioning

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Krate prices posted by scott on 9/7/2000 at 7:47:34 PM
unless it is on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, a 7 to a 7 1/2, i wd not pay over 450.00 for it. for re-chroming and finding and paying for genuine parts, made same year as the bike, you will have to put an additional 400.00 into it. wait and look--hit the yard sales, estate sales, flea markets. be patient in your search.........Scott

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Krate prices posted by Kevin C. on 9/9/2000 at 2:33:42 AM
Good advice, Scott. I agree 100%.






AGE / VALUE:   TWO OLD BIKES posted by: RICKEY on 9/6/2000 at 3:55:56 PM
JUST came across and are curious of their value date unknown GUARANTY EXPLORER 20" gold boy's MURRAY WILDCAT girl's 20" blue both in fair condition thanks!







AGE / VALUE:   Bicycle Swap Meet, Sept, 10, 2000 Boston, MA posted by: joe on 9/6/2000 at 1:33:56 PM
Swap meet Sullivan Square our 9th Year. Directions Interstate 93 North or South 1 mile North of Downtown Boston, Sullivan Square exit around the rotary Under the Bridge. Please email me for more information. Thank you







FOR SALE:   68 Screamer $260 shipped posted by: Eric on 9/6/2000 at 1:15:05 PM
Bike needs chainguard and a repaint.







WANTED:   Handlebar tape posted by: Charles Cooper on 9/6/2000 at 8:13:40 AM
I am restoring a 72 kool lemon Varsity Sport. All I lack is yellow "kool lemon" handlebar tape. Anybody got a couple of rolls?







AGE / VALUE:   Murray Chopper posted by: Charles Cooper on 9/6/2000 at 5:30:36 AM
My friend just bought a 1977 Murray chopper. It is not complete. It is missing fender and chainguard. you can tell there were mounts for both. we can't tell if the seat and seat struts are original either, the seat is a troxel motorcycle look-a-like and the seat struts are a spring shock type. The one in the old roads data base is not complete either so could someone tell me what these bikes came with as original equipment?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Chopper posted by Paul on 9/7/2000 at 5:32:01 AM
I beleive the seat is a 'stepped up' seat similar to the Raleigh Chopper, but it comes to a point in the front .vs. the squared off Chopper seat.






MISC:   60's Ross totally awesome mystery bike posted by: Dana on 9/5/2000 at 7:27:17 PM
I posted a more lengthy message under "General Collecting",
so I'll post just the skinny here. In the mid 60's, my now deceased
uncle was a Ross retailer, and my dad worked for him. My Ross bike
was a green Pea Picker look alike, with a drum brake on the
small front tire, and, get this...the handle bar was a large half-
round steering wheel type setup. It had a 3spd stick shift. It looks
like a Barracuda being auctioned on ebay, but I can't confirm if the
Barracuda had the brake and steering wheel. My dad seems to think it
may have been a first year issue. Man would I love to find this bike
again!!!!!! Can anybody identify what this bike was? Thanks so much!!







MISC:   60's Ross totally awesome mystery bike posted by: Dana on 9/5/2000 at 7:27:17 PM
I posted a more lengthy message under "General Collecting",
so I'll post just the skinny here. In the mid 60's, my now deceased
uncle was a Ross retailer, and my dad worked for him. My Ross bike
was a green Pea Picker look alike, with a drum brake on the
small front tire, and, get this...the handle bar was a large half-
round steering wheel type setup. It had a 3spd stick shift. It looks
like a Barracuda being auctioned on ebay, but I can't confirm if the
Barracuda had the brake and steering wheel. My dad seems to think it
may have been a first year issue. Man would I love to find this bike
again!!!!!! Can anybody identify what this bike was? Thanks so much!!







FOR SALE:   Stingray posted by: Jim on 9/5/2000 at 1:47:10 PM
3 speed (SA) All original (truly) dark green,white flake seat, no rips, white ball shifter, very good condition overall. $225 (I've posted this despite the off-key posts a few back, my conscience is clear as I've given over 50 bikes to Big Brother / Sister, all reqired work & minor $ ...)


   RE:FOR SALE:   Stingray posted by Jim on 9/7/2000 at 12:33:39 PM
Bike has been sold. Thanks to everyone who inquired.






AGE / VALUE:   Sears & Roebuck Chopper 1978 posted by: Dawn Forsyth on 9/5/2000 at 4:04:05 AM
Hi, I own a Sears Roebuck Free Spirit.
It has an oval plaque on the front that says, Sears Roebuck
with the words Free Spirit under the oval plaque.
The oval plaque has a silver metal piece, then has a smaller black piece over it with white lettering.

The style of the bike is the "chopper". It's has the front wheel out there farther than standard bikes.

Down near the petal & chain area, straight down from the seat there is a black band that reads:
Sears & Roebuck
1178

Can you tell me where I can find the value of this bike?
Any ideas of the dollar range?
Any direction would be greatly appreciated.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears & Roebuck Chopper 1978 posted by Russ Gossett on 10/21/2000 at 1:28:07 PM
I just Bought one for $15 at the Bargersville Flea Market, even has the oval plaque.






MISC:   PAINT STRIPPER posted by: ray on 9/4/2000 at 9:37:50 PM
If you are going to strip the paint of your bike,,just buy a can of THE PAINT REMOVER WITH THE photo of an airplane and you will see the results in less than 1 MINUTE...


   RE:MISC:   PAINT STRIPPER posted by Jim on 9/8/2000 at 7:05:40 PM
Hmmm... I know the stuff! Walmart carries it and it burns like heck when you get any on you.

   RE:MISC:   PAINT STRIPPER posted by scoot on 9/12/2000 at 7:17:08 PM
an even better way I have found is to find an automotive coating removal business (aka--sandblasting) and have the bike blasted--DON NOT USE SAND OR BEADS--HAVE IT "GLASS-BLASTED INSTEAD!! sand is too messy and can hurt the metal, beads dont touch rust, but glass blasting removes rust and leaves a perfect surface to paint. This process only cost 20.00 around here (Chattanooga, TN) and is well worth it. no mess, no labor, and cheaper than most quality strippers. After spending 20 plus years w/ The Sherwin-Williams Company, the only stripper I would use, if you are bound and determined to use a liquid stripper is a brand called "Mr. Bix"
good luck and good riding






FOR SALE:   79 Chrome Plated Krate lookalike posted by: Eric on 9/4/2000 at 8:41:56 PM
Previous owner spent a fortune rechroming and buying krate parts for a 79 Stingray frame. The bike looks like a krate but has a 79 frame. If you ever wanted to own a chrome plated Stingray, here is your chance. Photos are available.