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







WANTED:   Wanted Murray King Kat, Sears Gremlin posted by: John on 10/21/2001 at 9:14:57 PM
Wanted Murray King Kat , Sears Gremlin , Huffy Slingshot
Original condition must have orig. seat and chainguards. Please email with any leads.
Thanks
John







AGE / VALUE:   women's WESTERN FLYER posted by: chastin on 10/20/2001 at 9:03:32 PM
i need the age on two women's western flyers they are pretty much the same except the colors and the chaingaurds, they have the tanks and racks. one is white and one is dark green.the serial # is 92 86 3. thanks







AGE / VALUE:   women's WESTERN FLYER posted by: chastin on 10/20/2001 at 9:03:32 PM
i need the age on two women's western flyers they are pretty much the same except the colors and the chaingaurds, they have the tanks and racks. one is white and one is dark green.the serial # is 92 86 3. thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   women's WESTERN FLYER posted by Joel on 10/23/2001 at 4:25:38 PM
The serial numbers won't help on these. If you can send a photo I can probably at least narrow it down for you.






WANTED:   RALEIGH CHOPPER MK1 WANTED posted by: Derek on 10/20/2001 at 12:28:50 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a complete RALEIGH CHOPPER MK 1. Must be all there in good or restorable condition.
Reply here or email me with any leads or info.
Thanks, Derek nascar427@iname.com







MISC:   Flamboyant lime posted by: Doug on 10/19/2001 at 12:06:59 PM
What was the last month and year a sting-ray was the Flamboyant lime color?


   RE:MISC:   Flamboyant lime posted by Pam on 10/19/2001 at 3:43:56 PM
According to the "Sting-Ray Summary" on this site (click on "General Resources" above), 1965 was the last year for Lime. The Sting-Ray Summary doesn't break it down by month, only by year.

   RE:MISC:   Flamboyant lime posted by Drew on 10/19/2001 at 10:46:01 PM
There's a October 1965 lime Stingray frame on ebay, #1018432978






MISC:   are decals availible? posted by: tim on 10/19/2001 at 9:38:21 AM
im thinking baout restoring or selling my bi centenial stingray,either way i want new decals for it.does anyone make theese or know where i could buy some?thanx


   RE:MISC:   are decals availible? posted by MM on 10/22/2001 at 4:18:16 AM
Try logging onto Hyper-Formance.com

   RE:MISC:   are decals availible? posted by Jeff on 10/23/2001 at 5:47:37 PM
Try calling Jerry at Memory Lane Classics. He had some at the Hershey car show two weeks ago.






WANTED:   schwinn stingray logos posted by: Steve on 10/19/2001 at 1:10:46 AM
I need either decals or scanable art work for the logos on a schwinn stingray bike. I don't know the year or does the owner, but he wants me to paint the artwork on this bike. Any help would be appreciated


   RE:WANTED:   schwinn stingray logos posted by JOEL on 10/19/2001 at 3:56:49 PM
The serial # will tell you the year (see the list on this site). The decals will be specific for the model. I think decals are still avalable from Memory Lane.






AGE / VALUE:   Define the word "Old" that depends... posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 10/18/2001 at 3:25:14 PM
"Any old bikes?" I asked, after seeing there were none. She said "No" as my eyes already confirmed that! But then, she paused and said, "Well, nothing old, My kid's bike, it's maybe 20 - 30 years old,Call me." I took her number and tomorrow, she's available to speak with.
Now to her, 20-30 years old isn't "old." To me it's old enough! This could be a Sting Ray, Krate, Sears Screamer, piece of Junk or something worthwhile. A Ross Apollo like I had as a kid.(There's one on e- bay right now) Ten speed, 20 inch wheel, Early Mongoose, Pk Ripper, god knows what! Now if you were there, would you have asked "Any old bikes?" if you didn't see anything?
If the answers "No" then you are making a mistake. Folks leave these home and the reason for the sale is to make money and clear things out.
The older the person is the further back you have to go to have it be old to them.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:Thank You, Deniese! posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 10/18/2001 at 3:55:25 PM
Just hang onto the piece of paper and don't leave it at the restaurant like I did the other day! We went thru the garbage and I didn't find it.
I was supposed to meet "The bike lady" or "bike girl" as she wrote at "the barn" to look at like 15 old bikes/antiques and I lost her number like a twit. I'll never find that house again.
It's all Denise's fault. This annoying woman comes over to talk and she drives me crazy and I'm trying to be polite and not rude but all I wanna do is eat, enjoy the paper and drink my coffee. She comes over and I have to sit there and listen and nod my head and act like I'm interested and caring about this topic(don't ask me what she was rattling on about)and I was about to use the phone and so I left the number there on the table. I left there, so rattled because she just bothers me silly, that I forgot the number on the table.
With my luck there were Phantoms, Elgin bluebirds, krates, old motorcycles. Who knows what?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Thank You, Deniese! posted by Doug on 10/23/2001 at 12:00:14 AM
I heard she had a Gene Autry still in the box in mint and a Donald Duck which belonged to Walt Disney himself in mint also Just Kidding !!! Tough break man maybe youll run into her again Hopefully!

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Thank You, Deniese! posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 10/23/2001 at 1:57:57 AM
Who knows? It sounded like I'd be opening up a sealed time capsule too.
Keep a little notebook and put the number away and don't lose it. If I didn't ask anyways after already seeing there were no bikes I would never have gotten half the finds I have.
This one time this guy had classics for sale at the garage sale. He didn't even let any of the bike collector friends know he was selling out, he just offered it for sale to anybody at a yard sale. He was getting out and didn't want to let anybody know. I brought a pal in and he bought them up and the one fellow asked the other fellow "Why didn't you call me?"
The man turned to me and asked me "Why didn't you tell me you knew him?" I didn't think you knew him! If I knew you were bringing him I would not have said "Sure go ahead" Seems they didn't get along but in the end he sold them anyways. It's been strange. Another time I called him and told him about this huge auction and I asked why he wasn't there. He said he knew but had no spending money as he was already committed to other things. I asked why he didn't tell me about it and he was silent. So now I work alone. The man passed on and before that NOBODY got near him at all and when the gates opened we were stunned at the collection. Stunned!
I called in a pal because it wasn't things I like or go after.
The fellow was a recluse, a former 6 day racer and the best possible mentor available but I never met him






MISC:   Rim stamps by Schwinn posted by: Drew on 10/18/2001 at 12:13:16 AM
I was wondering why Schwinn rims with the S-2 or S-7 that is center stamped seem more desirable then a side stamp? Did Schwinn go from center to side stamping at certain year? any feedback is helpful.







AGE / VALUE:   what is my bicentenial stingray worth? posted by: Tim on 10/17/2001 at 7:27:52 AM
i have a 76 bicentenial stingray,its almost complete and hasnt been restored yet.i have all of the original bike but the front wheel which i have many replacments.does anyone know what its worth restored or in the current condition?thanx


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what is my bicentenial stingray worth? posted by Ed on 10/18/2001 at 11:52:49 AM
Condition counts, I've seen them sell for $100 to $350. I think they'll retain stronger value then many common models since it was a one year bike.






AGE / VALUE:    *****information ***** posted by: ray on 10/17/2001 at 4:12:59 AM
Have you seen a KENT international?? orange,3 speed,two pieces handlebar?? Also JOKER muscle bike ,, 5 speed, very short frame ,short sissy bar,,?? thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:    *****information ***** posted by Skip on 10/17/2001 at 1:17:53 PM
I've seen the 'Joker' musclebike discussed here before. Not the Kent International, though.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:    *****information ***** posted by JimW. on 10/20/2001 at 11:25:17 PM
Kents were sold by Woolworth's. The ones I've seen have all been the kind of bikes you'd see at the dime store. They would generally cost about $40, and were no bargain.






MISC:   Fender Info. posted by: sambo883 on 10/16/2001 at 5:43:37 PM
I have a 74 Jr. StingRay that needs frnt. & rear fenders. Are they the same size as the "standard" size StingRays; what size am I supposed to look for when I go hunting for these?? Any help would really be appriciated! Thnx.,
ds


   RE:MISC:   Fender Info. posted by sambo883 on 10/18/2001 at 1:10:05 AM
There has to be someone out there that has some sort of knowledge on these fenders?! I see alot of easier questions answered than this one, come on people!
ds

   RE:MISC:   Fender Info. posted by Jeff on 10/23/2001 at 5:54:17 PM
I believe that the Juniors used the same fenders (Narrow) that came on the Fair Lady Sting-Rays. Standard Sting Rays used a wider rear fender

   wish i knew posted by Gary M on 10/29/2001 at 3:47:02 AM
i have seen them fenderless, ducktailed, full fendered, anything you can imagine. no idea what to put on my 65 Jr






MISC:   Fender Info. posted by: sambo883 on 10/16/2001 at 5:43:37 PM
I have a 74 Jr. StingRay that needs frnt. & rear fenders. Are they the same size as the "standard" size StingRays; what size am I supposed to look for when I go hunting for these?? Any help would really be appriciated! Thnx.,
ds







AGE / VALUE:   Info. posted by: sambo883 on 10/16/2001 at 5:43:37 PM
I have a 74 Jr. StingRay that needs frnt. & rear fenders. Are they the same size as the "standard" size StingRays; what size am I supposed to look for when I go hunting for these?? Any help would really be appriciated! Thnx.,
ds







MISC:   1967 Sears 3-speed Spyder posted by: John on 10/15/2001 at 3:13:28 AM
I am looking for a bike that came from Sears in the latter Sixties.
The bike was a Spyder (written on the chain guard in script)
It was all silver with a mag wheel in the back. It had the
banana seat with red flames on it. It had a 3-speed gear shift
mounted to the frame of the bike. If anyone knows what make
this bike is, please reply.