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







WANTED:   manta ray parts, front wheel and fender, chaingaurd posted by: john on 2/3/2001 at 10:51:23 AM
hello everyone
im looking for the front wheel, front fender, and chaingaurd for a manta ray, in yellow if possible, but color of chaingaurd not very important, willing to buy, or i have a bunch of raleigh chopper parts for trade thanks john







AGE / VALUE:   Sears spyder posted by: Robert on 2/2/2001 at 11:22:49 PM
I just picked up what I believe to be a '69 Sears Spyder 5 speed. Anyone know much about these bikes? Please post here, or email me direct. I dont seem to be able to dig up any usefull info online. Thanks!

Robert


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears spyder posted by tom on 2/9/2001 at 9:58:23 PM
Two weeks ago I was offered a purple sears 5 spd. banana bike for $75.00.The owner told me "it's a real nice bike". When I got there it was a thrift shop reject that He paid $50.00 for and was trying His hand at used bike salesman. Later while talking to a well known bike expert I was told that in mint condition and I repeat mint,one would sell for upwards of $300.00 to the right buyer.hope this helps.tom.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears spyder posted by tom on 2/13/2001 at 9:30:54 PM
Same guy,same bike.today his ad says $100.00.He must think these bikes appreciate like crazy.$25.00 increase in two weeks? they didn't go up that much in 30 years.He must be looking at e-bay too much.






MISC:   Jumbo Jet posted by: Mark on 2/2/2001 at 11:55:24 AM
Trying to find out about a bike called a Jumbo Jet. I had one when I was a kid.(mid-late 70's). I dont remember who made it.(Schwinn, Raleigh?). It was orange with a 3 speed center console shifter. Ithink it had a redlined slick for a back tire. said Jumbo Jet on the chainguard. Please help me re-live some old memories with some info on this bike.Thanks


   Jumbo Jet posted by Mark on 2/7/2001 at 5:48:04 AM
The Jumbo Jet was manufactured by Roll Fast and is pictured in their 1970 catalog. Mail me and I'll email you a scan.






AGE / VALUE:   1974 3 SPEED FAIR LADY YELLOW posted by: Eric on 2/1/2001 at 12:29:31 PM
WHATS MY FAIR LADY WORTH 1974 3 SPEED FAIR LADY YELLOW
ON A SCALE FROM 1-10 ITS A 7
THANKS Eric







WANTED:   HUFFY RAIL PARTS posted by: Eric on 2/1/2001 at 12:28:01 PM
NEED huffy rail parts like a 5 speed shifter and 5 spd rim with derailer.
thanks Eric







AGE / VALUE:   VALUE OF 71' GREEN MANTA RAY posted by: Eric on 2/1/2001 at 12:25:16 PM
Need info and value of a 71' green Manta ray coaster brake model green seat that has a S stripe on it but the seat is in less than fair cond and the paint is origanal and in great shape and has every origanal part. The chain gaurd is in awesome shape. tires are dry and cracked but the slick is in better shape than the front tire but the over all bike is in great shape . Thanks,
ERIC







WANTED:   GREEN MANTA RAY SEAT AND MORE posted by: Eric on 2/1/2001 at 12:22:05 PM
WANTED: schwinn manta ray green seat with the S STRIPE FOR A 71' MANTA RAY. It does not have to be perfect. Also need a pair of NOS schwinn 71' manta ray tires NOT fast back. And a nice ROSS APPOLO seat would be great. Also a TALL SISSY BAR like a 48 inch one, any condition. Can some one please tell me how much my 71' green manta ray is worth? It is in great condition but with a less than fair seat. Thanks for your help. Eric







FOR SALE:   FS or Trade a Murray Eliminator dual shifter posted by: Eric on 1/30/2001 at 8:49:19 PM
Shifter is unbroken. Good chrome dual shifter asking $100 or will trade for 1968 Sears Screamer chainguard.







AGE / VALUE:   huffy rail parts posted by: Eric on 1/30/2001 at 5:54:51 PM
NEED huffy rail parts like a 5 speed shifter and 5 spd rim with derailer. Did the huffy rail come with a persons banana seat? thanks Eric


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   huffy rail parts posted by Cam on 1/31/2001 at 5:35:16 AM
Yes, The Rail and The Wheel both used a Person's saddle.






AGE / VALUE:   '65 Deluxe Sting-Ray posted by: Robert on 1/30/2001 at 5:26:28 PM
I just picked up a this '65 Ray at a garage sale. I have verified the date by serial #. It is a (MA-----) December bike. It doesn't have the 3 eyelet bolt-on sissy bar. But has the style used in 66-67 models. Weird that it does'nt look replaced as it appears to be all aged the same. If that makes any sense? Is it possible that this is correct for a late '65 bike, like being transitional into the next years model? Hummmmmm???

Robert


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   '65 Deluxe Sting-Ray posted by Kevin C. on 1/30/2001 at 7:32:59 PM
The sissy bar is probably original, even if it isn't the traditional 1965 high-loop. Many Schwinns made in December have a component or two that are "supposed" to be found only on bikes of the following year.

   Same with the 93-94 mustang posted by chris on 2/13/2001 at 11:44:19 AM
the 5.0 mustang's ran up to 1993 than in 94 they switched to 4.6 but very few 94's had 5.0 engines same with your bike...






WANTED:   New tires for 75 Sting Ray Fastback posted by: Bruce on 1/30/2001 at 12:08:35 PM
I am looking for new tires for the front and rear of a 75 Sting Ray Fastback. Rear is a slick, black wall, 20 x 1 3/8 and front is black wall, 20 x 1 3/8. Are there any companies that reproduce tires and tubes for vintage bikes? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


   RE:WANTED:   New tires for 75 Sting Ray Fastback posted by mike on 1/31/2001 at 7:40:13 PM
Call your local schwinn dealer they still make repo's for your fastback, I just ordered a slick for my rider 73, looks great (about $30) less for the front. Or try Ebay, good luck!

   RE:RE:WANTED:   New tires for 75 Sting Ray Fastback posted by Bruce on 2/2/2001 at 7:52:42 AM
Thanks for the info. I will try that.






AGE / VALUE:   CHEATER SLICK AND 20 1 3/8 SCHWINN WHEELS posted by: THE BIKE DOCTOR on 1/30/2001 at 7:12:25 AM
I HAPPEN TO HAVE 2 OR 3 20 1 3/8 SCHWINN FRONT WHEELS ONE 20 1 3/8 INCH WHEEL SOME ARE IN BETTER SHAPE THEN OTHERS ARE THEY SOUGHT AFTER BY ANYONE? i ALSO HAVE A CLOSE TO NEW
GOODYEAR GRASHOPPER POLYESTER CHEATER SLICK WHIDE WHITE WALL. IT STILL HAS SOME OF THE NUBS LEFT IN THE CENTER OF THE TREAD IS ANYONE LOOKING FOR THESE THINGS? I ALSO HAVE A SCHWINN GIRLS BANTAM 20 1 3/8 INCH BIKE IT IS RED AND THE PAINT IS IN SEMI DECENT SHAPE. ANY INFO ON THE ABOVE MENTIONED STUF WOULD BE APPRECIATED
THANKS
THE BIKE DOCTOR







WANTED:   1960 / 70 Dragster posted by: Russ Gilbert on 1/29/2001 at 9:03:54 AM
Can anybody point me at some photos of a 1960 / 1970 dragster. I used to own one and would love to have a decent pic.

Thanks.







FOR SALE:   murray eliminator headbadge posted by: jimmy on 1/28/2001 at 9:46:07 PM
pretty nice has some scratches 8.00 shipped







AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn derailurs? posted by: ChrisdtopherRobin@starmail.com on 1/28/2001 at 1:47:15 PM
What deraieurs should I bring home. Many are marked Schwinn or Schwinn approved. What Schwinn derailurs are worth bring home from the pile?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn derailurs? posted by ChristopherRobin on 1/29/2001 at 9:14:22 AM
As I do not know about which Schwinn model derailurs to bring home I took the ones with metal jocky wheels and metal pully wheels and I left the others.