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MISC:   Real Solo Polo? posted by: Martha Hardcastle Guthrie on 3/7/2001 at 5:13:49 AM
I saw a purple tufted glitter Persons seat on Ebay - item 1119927391 - and the seller shows a sticker from the underside saying it is a Solo Polo seat.

I thought the Solo Polos were flatter. This looks to me more like a late 60s or early 70s seat.

I'm just curious and would appreciate any enlightenment.

Thanks,

Martha


   RE:MISC:   Real Solo Polo? posted by JOEL on 3/7/2001 at 7:20:38 AM
The early banana seats were initially marketed for bike polo and named Solo Polo to discourage kids from riding double. I would guess the name stuck around after the style changed.

I remember kids calling them Solo Polos in the 70s.






AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray delux posted by: Mark on 3/6/2001 at 6:27:25 AM
I have a chance to buy a early model Stingray its probly in the 63-66 year range and in FC,I have no knowlege of value because I haven`t had a Stingray in about 30 years, gotta` price range to stay inon a rideable bike in fair condition? Thx Mark


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray delux posted by Chris O. on 3/6/2001 at 3:47:07 PM
Mark I sell them here in NC for $70.00 in FC. And $125.00 to $300.00 in good to excellent. Chris O.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray delux posted by kevin c on 3/6/2001 at 3:52:48 PM
It's impossible to say without knowing the year; the earlier, the better.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray delux posted by mike on 3/6/2001 at 5:34:58 PM
Mark, you might want to check on ebay for your value, This would be a good way to find out what people are willing to pay. Kevin is correct, the earlier, the better. good luck

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray delux posted by MARK on 3/6/2001 at 6:53:45 PM
Guys thanks for your time/replys I was totally in the dark and at least have some idea what Im doing,Ill know whats happens over the weekend and Ill post whatever happens! Mark

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray delux posted by Mark J on 3/11/2001 at 12:21:05 PM
I told you guys that helped me that I`d post what happend, well it was a runabout ugly green solo seat and about a 16" bike so I passed didn`t do much for me at all.But thanks for the replys.......Mark






AGE / VALUE:   Top bar Shimano stick shift question posted by: Robert on 3/5/2001 at 12:35:33 PM
Have several stick shifts that are for Shimano 3 speed bike.
Has off white round sideplate with a "3" in it.
Can anyone tell me what they fit and a fair price for same?

Thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Top bar Shimano stick shift question posted by sam on 3/5/2001 at 6:22:04 PM
saw one on an AMF western flyer ray style bike with the 333 rear end

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Top bar Shimano stick shift question posted by christian on 3/5/2001 at 8:02:21 PM
i have one on my amf renegade and one on my rollfast scoot.thet have been spotted on a variety of off-brand bikes. they make a really nice shifter for customs also or if you want to convert from a twist grip to a stick shift.






FOR SALE:   F/S/T - Schwinn Small Cap Bow Pedals posted by: Jeff on 3/4/2001 at 6:24:41 PM
These look new! -$100 shipped- money back guarantee-Replace those tired originals on your '66 Super Deluxe,early Fastback or ?
---ALSO---
WTB: '64/'65 Sting Ray Pedals as seen on pages 10/11 of Liz Fried Schwinn Sting Ray book-CA$H or KOOL trades!
Thanks! Baldy Jeff


   RE:FOR SALE:   F/S/T - Schwinn Small Cap Bow Pedals posted by kurt on 3/12/2001 at 6:43:39 PM
Hi Jeff,Could you tell me if the pedals are for a boys,and if they have dimples on each side of caps?

   RE:FOR SALE:   F/S/T - Schwinn Small Cap Bow Pedals posted by Kurt on 3/15/2001 at 3:34:54 PM
Hey Jeff, Are the pedals still for sale? Do they have dimples on each side of caps.






AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by: Wayne W. on 3/3/2001 at 10:20:43 PM
I'm hoping someone can help.
What is an early pair of Stingray pedals worth?
Excellent rubber/ no scuffs on emblems/ made in Germany.
Just curious as to their value.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/4/2001 at 5:00:12 PM
$15.00.if nice.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Salvo on 3/4/2001 at 5:15:01 PM
gee jer, i think you left out a "0". try $100-$150 for mint.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by paul on 3/5/2001 at 2:20:44 AM
hay salvo,dont you think we should find out what kind of pedals they are first?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Salvo on 3/5/2001 at 6:46:44 PM
hey Paul, the guy says he has an "early pair of sting-ray pedals". I think we should assume he knows what he has, and they are the correct style. "Early" is pretty universally accepted as '63-'65 for 'Rays. He described them and I gave him a true valuation. An NOS pair of '65 sting-ray pedals went for over $300 recently. Just asking, but why'd you jump on ME for my valuation and seem ok with Jerry's? Jerry gave us the same old "ripoff" valuation.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by paul on 3/6/2001 at 3:15:30 AM
salvo,I purchased a set of pedals from a guy a few weeks ago,he told me they were for a 20"stingray,he forgot to mention they were for a jr.stingray.theres a big difference.so i think we should know more before we price.does that seem fair??????

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by coolray on 3/6/2001 at 6:44:21 AM
And should we also not have more information before we BUY!? You guys crack me up....What difference does it make how much they are "worth" since nothing is worth one red cent unless you have a buyer for it. And then, if both buyer and seller are happy, then who cares?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/8/2001 at 4:52:31 PM
like i said.$15.00.thats what i buy them for all the time

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by beano on 3/8/2001 at 8:06:43 PM
That makes you THE MAN, Jerry! But, please, tell us what you SELL them for. I'm betting for way more than $15.00.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/9/2001 at 9:25:09 AM
thats were we differ. i collect and restore bikes for me, not to sell to some guy with too much money and not enough brains.if i were to sell these $15.00 pedals it would be to fellow collectors or on the bike.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Raymond on 3/9/2001 at 12:19:48 PM
Jerry, it seems as if we are two peas in a pod. Finally, someone like me who collects for pleasure, will turn a not needed good deal to another collector, w/out proffit, but because of the goodness from your heart. Not many can understand that philosophy, especially since the birth of ePay. More power to you!
A fellow collector

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by beano on 3/9/2001 at 8:43:15 PM
Ok Jerry. I'm a fellow collector. How much for a pair of your mint early sting-ray pedals? My bike needs a pair, and I'd never think to sell it. And Raymond? Even the rich guys collect for the pleasure of it. Here is just another case of guys envious of the top pops in the hobby who can afford to pay for the best stuff. I love it! Here's their theory in a nutshell: The guys who ASK high prices are jerks who don't love bikes. The guys who PAY high prices are jerks, because they have TOO MUCH MONEY and spend it. An item is only worth what I'LL pay for it, which incidently is a very LOW price, because I LOVE BIKES. And of course, unless you're scraping dimes together, you love money and not the hobby. Nice theory. Personally, I love money, because it allows me to buy some super nice bikes. But, surprise! I love the bikes MORE than the money, because I'd rather have the bikes.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by William Gates on 3/9/2001 at 8:56:20 PM
I am bewildered by the notion that people with "too much money" seem to also have "not enough brains". Please explain exactly how much money is "too much". I'd like to be sure not to be stricken with "not enough brains" suddenly.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/9/2001 at 10:05:39 PM
mr. gates in answer to your note: guys that go to bike swaps and spend $150.00on $15.00 pedals drive up the price on all the stuff for sale at these meets pushing the little guys (like me) out of the hobby. if you really earned your money honestly and are not just an overpaid computer jocky you would understand the theory of too much money= not enough brains. rich guys that don't over pay are not the problem. and i don't mean that anybody should try to gyp the other guy but pay an honest amount for the item. do you understand my point?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/9/2001 at 10:12:11 PM
and thank you raymond for the compliment. i belive in paying for what i buy in good faith. thats why i told the first person in this long line of b.s. that the pedals in question are worth $15.00. maybe in some other part of the country they are bringing lotsa money, i don't know. keep paying honest prices and all collectors will benefit greatly

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by William Gates on 3/9/2001 at 11:14:29 PM
So let me be sure I understand. True Value = Honest Value = Jerry's Value = What The Little Guys Like Jerry Can Afford. Anybody who sells or buys for greater than Jerry's Value is an idiot with "not enough brains". I can have as much money as I want, as long as I don't spend more for an item than Jerry thinks it is worth. I'll try to remember that. Thank you for clearing that up for me.

Does this work for you at the car dealer too?
Jerry: "Um, I'd like to buy a black Ford Expedition." Salesman: "Certainly, sir. $31,399.00"
Jerry: "But I'm a little guy and can only pay you $1,250.00."
Saleman: "I'm sorry sir. The price is $31,399.00."
Jerry: "But anybody who pays THAT has too much money and not enough brains. And you wouldn't ask so much for this SUV if you really loved SUVs."

and Alice fell down the rabbit hole............

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/10/2001 at 9:43:41 AM
i think you got the point but are just having fun.me too, ha,ha,ha.but how did you know about the car lot?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/10/2001 at 9:48:32 AM
and by the way, bring down that big wad of money and buy this explorer with its firestone tires and show everybody how smart you really are. were you the proud owner of an old ford pinto too?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Raymond on 3/10/2001 at 2:34:47 PM
This is the stupidist argument I have ever heard/read. Who cares what the price is, and what my income is. If I earned a 7-7 digit income, I would not drive a Geo. All things are relavant. I myself, will not pay the high ePay prices, nor will I charge them to others. The fun of it is the hunt (to me anyway) for the parts. I love going over the flea markets and garage/yard sales looking for that diamond in the pile of garbage. ALSO, when one finds a bike at a yard sale, there is a pretty high chance that the bike you are going home with is what it says it is. I bet there have been more Grey Ghosts sold than Schwinn made. There was a guy on ePay last year selling a drop out so that you could change your newer model schwinn to an old one! Imagine that, a dishonest bike collector. Hmmmmmmmm...... Anyway, the way I see it is those who are lucky enough to have a high income are a little smarter than those who dont, after all....They Won!

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/10/2001 at 9:02:56 PM
Raymond, you are right. this is a stupid thing arguing likeschool kids.i too am adament about not spending high on e-bay types.thanks for your support and understanding the little guy collectors love for bikes.even if we don't have the big bucks

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Tony on 3/10/2001 at 9:41:02 PM
Hey all! I love the little guys! They do all the digging and find the gems. But this constant class warfare is silly. There are poor folk and rich folk. There always has been and always will be. The poor folk are not always saints (prisons are full of them) and rich folk are not always crooks (though maybe some should be in prison). The collector market is and always will be driven by that good old economic theory 101 of supply & demand. Prices rise as supplies shrink and/or demand rises. eBay's high prices only prove there is lots of demand. And demand is good for any collectible hobby. In microeconomics you learn that increased demand leads to increased supply over time, as producers look for product to satisfy the demand. With today's heavy demand for Sting-Ray stuff, more people are digging in their attics and basements pulling them out. That's good for us!

One last thing. If you truly think eBay prices are too high, and now swap meet prices are to high, then you should admit to yourself that you cannot compete in the open marketplace for items in your field of interest. Because we all know, if we're honest with ourselves, that garage sale, goodwill, and flea market deals are generally well below true value, and hugely favor the buyer over the seller. You can buy a mint condition lemon peeler from some grandpa for $200, but you KNOW you ripped grandpa off. And you dance all the way home disbelieving your good fortune. Just as many of you feel that sellers asking $2,000 and up for a nice krate are not acting in "good faith" toward buyers, I would strongly suggest that buyers offering $200 for that krate to someone who doesn't know better is also acting in bad faith. Kinda works both ways, doesn't it?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Tony on 3/10/2001 at 9:47:55 PM
And if you say its fine because grandpa was happy to get the $200, then you have to accept two other notions. 1. grandpa would have been REAL happy to get $2,000, and would be very UNHAPPY if he found out that's what krates are worth. and 2. if you and grandpa are happy with your $200 deal, then you have to accept the $2,000 eBay deal if both buyer and seller are happy. If you're not involved in the deal then it's none of your business either way.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Beano on 3/10/2001 at 9:55:27 PM
To Jerry and Raymond, sorry guys but it's your side of the argument that sounds like school kids. All you basically got is "If I can't afford it, that's not fair!!!" and "But, Mom, they're ruining it for us!!!!" Pretty 1st grade stuff. And it sounds real whiney. Fact of life: Sometimes bigger kids get in the pool and chase out the little kids. It's a jungle out there.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/10/2001 at 10:49:09 PM
yeah beaner,your'e right.i'm the poor dummy for trying to answer the first guys question about pedal prices.maybe i'll just shut up and wait for schwinn forum to re-open and leave the really important stuff to all of you.....really intelegent yuppy #$%@$^&**^%

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Raymond on 3/12/2001 at 5:41:38 AM
I am not arguing and I do not care what people pay. All I am saying is the type of collector/hobbiest that I am is not the type a lot of people are. I can, but WILL NOT pay 350.00 for a NOS tire, or 5000.00 for a Grey Ghost. Like I said be4, the fun of the game to me, is the HUNT!, and when I run across things that I am not interested in, but I know someone who is, The items I put on ePay, I always put a "buy it now" for exactly what the item cost me (including the listing price) plus actual s/h.
As far as the grandpa deal---if the buyer and the seller are both happy--then who cares, and like someone up above stated, if you dont have a dog in the hunt, then keep your opinion to yourself.
I bought a green phantom at the flea market a couple of months ago, for 20.00. it is ruff, but still worth a bunch. I asked the vendor what he wanted for the old schwinn, and he replied 20.00. Now, am I a bad person for not screaming at him--"You idiot, dont you know it is worth 10 times that! Now here, take 2000.00 or I will not buy it!"?
Red is gray, yellow-white, but you decide which is right, and which is an illusion.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by BeanO on 3/12/2001 at 10:05:52 AM
Raymond. I respect your feelings, because you are aware of the values and go out hunting for bargains. That's the American spirit in action. However, when newcomers ask a good question about the value of an item, and get an answer that is basically a ripoff, that's bogus. It isn't honest. That is the worst of the "Me first" attitude. How does that help the hobby, giving inaccurate information to new guys just starting? What you are willing to pay for something is no reflection on it's real value. An example: I think Tiffany lamps are cool, but I'll never be able to afford one. If I was offered one cheap it'd take it, but if someone asks me what they are worth I'd be glad to tell them the true value - $25,000+

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by New Guy on 3/12/2001 at 11:10:11 AM
uh...damn, I'm not even going to ask about the seat I found...

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/12/2001 at 2:23:08 PM
$15.00 for the seat. Because I'm not in it for the money.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by the real stingray jerry on 3/12/2001 at 6:25:10 PM
HEY WISE A$$. I didn't post that reply.But I'm not in it for the money.I was going to let Beaner go without a comment but You WISEA$$ Got my blood boiling.I've never ripped off grandpa but I'll bet youhave, repeatedly.Beaner You can thank that WISEA$$ for this rebuttal.As I said I wasn't gonna say anything until WISEA$$ started it again. You are surely going to ruin this forum like you did to schwinn

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by THE REAL STINGRAY JERRY on 3/12/2001 at 6:29:47 PM
AND AS FAR AS YOU GO,NEW GUY AT GLUE SNIFFER .COM I THINK YOU ARE THAT A$$HOLE BEANER.YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR E-BAY PRICING!!!!!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Dan on 3/12/2001 at 10:09:34 PM
Come on Jerry, lighten up. Looks like a lively give and take of differing opinion, nothing more sinister than that. You can do that without getting personal, vulgar, and racist. That's what messed up the Scwhinn page. You got one point of view other guys look like they disagree. Everyone will live.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by New Guy on 3/12/2001 at 10:27:41 PM
No, I am not beaner, if I was I wouldn't have left my e-mail address...I was just scrolling down what has to be the LONGEST post this forum has ever seen, and NONE of it was helping the poor guy who had a pair of pedals...grown people wanting to fight over a pair of pedals that aren't even for sale...I understand about people finding bargains. and people selling for profit, it's what a HOBBY is about. For some, it's a labor of LOVE, for some it's another month's RENT. It all can't be good, but you can make it worse. E-pay has thrown a monkey wrench into everything collectible, but at the same time, as previously stated, has brought a bunch of stuff to the table that wouldn't even see the light of day, or end up in the dumpster...Obviously the pedals are worth what someone is going to pay...which someone you find, or hold out for, is UP TO THE SELLER. I don't like paying high prices, but I like having the option of purchasing something I wouldn't normally find. If we all keep our heads in check, then the market will take it's course. You guys should be HELPING each other keep the love of these rare bikes alive...
If someone has a question about a value, just state YOUR opinion about it. If 4 opinions were stated, and 4 were different, the guy could've picked an average and been done with it.....

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Kurt on 3/15/2001 at 3:46:17 PM
I don't know the value of early stingray pedals but they are hard to find(the right ones),I have been looking for the right set for a long time.So to me there value is high.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by guido on 3/15/2001 at 8:46:55 PM
WOW, I used to go to the Schwinn page, and I can admit that I was one of the guys who gave the bashers waaay to much fuel. You know the ones they are the guys without E-mails. I haven`t been here much exept to ask about info on such things as Carlisle tire dating and ID`ing Sturmey TCW 3 pinion pins, mostly on the other pages here. But I have had the pleasure of communicating with Raymond quite a lot(and he could buy and sell you all 10 times over)believe it! But what is rather disheartening is that the garbage on the Schwinn page had to end up here. I`m sure it is not welcomed by any and most probably frowned upon by all. I have not posted any other replies on this topic until now and that can be checked by the fact I HAVE to leave my address on my opinions no matter how dam stupid they are, just ask around!I`m begging you guys to please stop the madness before it gets ugly. I personally will not be harsh or abusive towards either side, as it just doesn`t help.If everyone felt that they`re opinion was worth saying in the first place then the E-mail address should be on it, period!Then you guys could be stand up individuals and have this discussion in the privacy of your own outlook expresses and not on here where it just does damage to the site in a degenerative way. Just a thought Guido p.s. sorry New guy that I picked your post to reply on, it just looked like a (low key) candidate to put a reply to this whole topic on.

   Raymond, I know better! posted by guido on 3/15/2001 at 8:55:17 PM
This cannot be the dumbest arguement you`ve ever heard/read. That is because I know you`ve read a lot of mine lol Am I right or what???

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Boyardee on 3/15/2001 at 8:59:18 PM
The pot has just arrived to call the kettle black! (That's a joke Guido) My two cents: This string seemed like a lively give and take debate, well within the outlines asked for by Oldroads, until Jerry blew a gasket.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by guido on 3/16/2001 at 2:28:22 PM
Actually, NO it`s not a joke. I AM the pot calling the kettle black.lol. It`s just that my spoon has gone awol and I no longer have a tool to stir it up with. I realize it was just a lively debate, until the gasket blew. But who better to BEG for harmony before it really ignites than a bonehead like me? If I can say uncle and try to ignore the nameless cats who use others names and leave no E-mails on their basher posts, then everyone can. Because I have to be the most hard headed idiot out there.No arguements there!-----right?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by jerry on 3/19/2001 at 5:02:08 PM
right!

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/23/2001 at 8:44:43 AM
and by the way,i didn't want to buy the guys pedals, just give him a realistic idea as to their value.just so the record is straight

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by BeanO on 3/23/2001 at 2:36:31 PM
Yeah, Jerry, we know. Thanks for the info. I bet you think my '65 super deluxe is "realistically valued" at $200 too.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Salvo on 3/23/2001 at 9:44:30 PM
Gee Beano, don't you think you left out another 0 in your estimate??

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Beano on 3/24/2001 at 6:36:38 PM
Oh, I KNOW I did. But I wouldn't want to suggest my bike might to worth more than Jerry's willing to pay. Where he comes from, you can buy super deluxes for $200 all day.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/24/2001 at 9:08:06 PM
actually the go for betwen $1500.00 and $2000.00 beaner! but yours is probably a fake

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by Rodney on 3/25/2001 at 2:51:51 PM
Can't we just all get along?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/25/2001 at 5:22:39 PM
you are a fake too, rotney

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by rotney on 3/27/2001 at 10:00:35 PM
Some people are frugal, others just darn CHEAP. Which are you, stinkray jerry?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray pedals posted by stingray jerry on 3/28/2001 at 8:36:10 AM
both, but i won't admit to it






FOR SALE:   69 Sears Screamer in condition 7.8 posted by: Eric on 3/3/2001 at 5:34:53 PM
Bike comes with Miller Generator set, Sears high rise sissybar, and a improvised bat holder. Last year model that came with dual shifter manufactured in 1973. On the last year model the handlebars were different unlike 69 model. Photos are available


   RE:FOR SALE:   69 Sears Screamer in condition 7.8 posted by Chris O. on 3/6/2001 at 3:40:14 PM
How much and is it a 5 speed or a 3 speed, does it have the springer front end and butterfly handle bars.
Chris O.

   RE:FOR SALE:   69 Sears Screamer in condition 7.8 posted by james on 3/20/2001 at 6:16:27 AM
how much? do you have a picture? is it screamer#1 or screamer#2?






AGE / VALUE:   huffy super stock111 posted by: AJ on 3/2/2001 at 6:30:59 PM
picked up huffy super stock 111 purple or violet in color 24 inch,has a 3 spd twist grip shifter,cheater red line on the rear,regular red line onthe front,has a short rear fender like a krate,but narrow like a fastback,te chainguard looks like a muffler with flouresent red inserts its a girls bike,kinda kool,any history would b appreciated







AGE / VALUE:   '' W '' posted by: Michael on 3/2/2001 at 2:50:21 PM
I just came across a White krate this not the color but the name of the bike , has any body ever heard of White bikes ''' it has a big W on the head tubeing is this bike any good o' also it does not have any RUST on it







AGE / VALUE:   Fender question posted by: Keenan on 3/1/2001 at 6:50:00 AM
Are any Stingray rear fenders the same as a Krate rear fender?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fender question posted by Kel on 3/1/2001 at 10:01:09 AM
On five speed models, yes






AGE / VALUE:   columbia raider posted by: mike on 2/28/2001 at 5:49:09 PM
almost forgot, serial no. Q536324 , thanks again, mike







AGE / VALUE:   what year is it posted by: mike on 2/28/2001 at 5:43:14 PM
just purchased a columbia 20" raider, 3 spd. stick shift with 20x2.125 slick, 20x1.75 front, f&r hand brakes like
to know year and value, the bike is near mint, never ridden
was display in new car dealership, thanks for any info, mike


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what year is it posted by christian on 3/5/2001 at 8:07:17 PM
couldn't tell ya exactly what the year and value are,
but if you ever decide to sell it, we could do some research and find out a fair estimate. i am into the off-brand stuff and will do trades/partial trades for my sting-ray parts, if your into rays. thanx, christian






WANTED:   WTB: GIRLS 3/S FORK posted by: ronnie on 2/28/2001 at 11:10:10 AM
I need a campus green girls 20" fork with hole for brakes







WANTED:   fenders for mattel posted by: robert on 2/28/2001 at 8:13:17 AM
can anyone out there tell me where i can find original or reproduction fenders for a 1964 mattel stallion?I bought it at a flea market for 20 bucks and everything is near perfect, but it just needs fenders. can anyone help? thanx







AGE / VALUE:   Prices dropping like a rock? posted by: BillG on 2/28/2001 at 5:49:42 AM
Is it me, or are Sting-Ray prices dropping fast? I look on Ebay and see what Krates are going for and I'm surprised.
I see good bikes offered on this site at low prices.

With spring coming I'd expect prices to be edging up. But instead, I see good bikes at really low prices and no one buys them.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Prices dropping like a rock? posted by Davis on 2/28/2001 at 7:32:46 AM
I have seen the same thing. But other bikes are going up. Odd. Balloon tire bikes were out of favor for a while, but they have come back. Three speed English bikes like Raliegh and Phillps are going up. The stingrays are not real ridable bikes like a balloon bike or a three speed. People are becoming more practical.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Prices dropping like a rock? posted by Salvo on 2/28/2001 at 4:35:55 PM
a pair of '64 Super Deluxes sold today on eBay for nearly $5k. an NOS cotton picker chain guard went for $800+ yesterday. a super clean grey ghost went for $5k a month back. Top quality Sting-Rays and parts are still strong. The average condition stuff is down. most of the bikes you're seeing on eBay lately are very average or chock full of repop or incorrect parts. easy rule of thumb: if it's too nice too ride and completely original...cha ching!






AGE / VALUE:   BANANA SEAT COVERING posted by: chris.s on 2/27/2001 at 5:42:34 PM
DOES ANYONE KNOW WERE I CAN GET VINYL THAT COVERS BANANA SEATS IN A ROL IF SO..


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   BANANA SEAT COVERING posted by mike on 2/27/2001 at 8:17:11 PM
Chris, I wanted to cover an old stingray seat for my rider, so I went to a fabric store and there they had about 5 or 6 different colors and thicknesses of vinyl in rolls. On this site there is full instructions on recovering your seat using vinyl foam (also at the same fabric store) and spray adhesive. I believe I saw it in a discussion area. Good luck I hope this helps...

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   BANANA SEAT COVERING posted by Kevin C. on 2/28/2001 at 4:52:58 AM
Automotive upholstery shops have it, too. I bought enough for two seats for $5.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   BANANA SEAT COVERING posted by chris on 3/1/2001 at 3:23:17 PM
thanks for the info but its hard to find glitter in the vinyl at the stores like joann's...chris