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







WANTED:   Mid 70's Sears Screamer posted by: Al on 10/13/2002 at 4:32:19 AM
Mid 70's sears Screamer , 3spd all the goodies.looking for one please send pics if you have any. click on my name highlighted in blue for e-mail address.







AGE / VALUE:   stingray fastback 5 speed 1968 posted by: dave on 10/12/2002 at 6:16:13 PM
Im looking for a really good rear slick for my mint origional black fastback can anyone help ?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray fastback 5 speed 1968 posted by a friend on 10/13/2002 at 4:13:18 PM
Try Larry or Harv at Memory Lane Classics. Check them out here in the bicycles links here on Old Rodes.






FOR SALE:   Lots of parts added. posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 10/11/2002 at 2:37:29 PM
We've posted a bunch of NOS Musclebike parts on these pages:
http://OldRoads.com/fs_p_mus.html (English Parts page)
http://OldRoads.com/nos_misc.asp (Misc. NOS Parts page)

VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com








MISC:   spoke size posted by: jeff on 10/10/2002 at 3:22:46 AM
hi i am building a schwinn fair lady or slik chik for my wife and am putting together the rims now, the front is done but the back is giving me trouble!!!! this wheel/rim was a front wheel so the hub on the front was considerable smaller than the three speed sturmy archer that i would like to lace into this rim, after trying the spokes are way to long. I thought that they would be but gave it a try, so i dont know what length the spokes are to be,can someone give me some info on this project it would be greatfully appreciated thanks for listening.


   RE:MISC:   spoke size posted by a friend on 10/12/2002 at 1:15:36 AM
Hi Jeff, If I understand you correctly your lacing a S-7 rim. I'm assuming your hub is a 3 speed Sturmey Archer hub. I'm taking the spoke length from a three speed rim I own; off a girls Fair Lady. The spoke lenght is 8 inches.

   RE:RE:MISC:   spoke size posted by jeff on 10/15/2002 at 11:25:18 PM
thanks for the tip, the rim is an s-2 but i think that the s-7 is the same size, the hub is a sturmey i will look for the correct spokes that i need thanks for the info

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   spoke size posted by jeff on 10/16/2002 at 6:05:43 PM
the reason i wrote the initial post i had tried to lace the rim with 8 inch union spokes but for some reason it did not work out, them after your response i went back to the garage and tried again, i had the spokes crossed the wrong way... i finally got it thanks for your help. i would have tried to put smaller spokes in otherwise...lol






MISC:   Raleigh Chopper newspaper feature lingo posted by: Humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 10/9/2002 at 3:03:51 PM
Ride the bike with burn up potental. Straddle the hottest number Raleigh have ever produced.Chopper. A machine inspired by the screaming rubber and roaring fantails of the dragster racing slick. Designed on lean, taut, tear- away-and-love-it lines...... With its high- rise "apehanger" handlebars. Coil- spring shock absorbers. Drag style saddle. Chrome roll bar. And snap action shift that flashes change of pace instantly from the crossbar. A machine with muscle to spare....Wide noble tread rear tire, a crippling road holding tracker...'


   RE:MISC:   Raleigh Chopper newspaper feature lingo posted by steve (silversoul) on 10/10/2002 at 4:23:47 AM
Wind in my hair-
Shifting and drifting-
Mechanical music-
Adrenalin surge-

Well-weathered leather-
Hot metal and oil-
The scent of country air-
sunlight on chrome -
The blur of the landscape-
Every nerve aware....-

-rush.






MISC:   Schwinn date info posted by: Kurt on 10/8/2002 at 10:03:13 PM
Anyone know how to break down serial numbers beyond year/month. I have a Nov. '63 Stingray and am trying to determine the day.







FOR SALE:   1968 columbia ss five chopper posted by: rod on 10/8/2002 at 2:55:20 AM
i have aquired a nice 1968 columbia ss five chopper
it has very long front end and a 20"rear a 16" front
i would like to sell this bike,it is about a 7 range
on a 1-10 scale.it has been stored inside for around twenty years. reply if interested with any questions

rod







FOR SALE:   1968 columbia ss five chopper posted by: rod on 10/8/2002 at 2:55:20 AM
i have aquired a nice 1968 columbia ss five chopper
it has very long front end and a 20"rear a 16" front
i would like to sell this bike,it is about a 7 range
on a 1-10 scale.it has been stored inside for around twenty years. reply if interested with any questions

rod







WANTED:   Schwinn Rams Horn Handlebars posted by: Jamie on 10/8/2002 at 1:03:29 AM
I know this a long shot, But I need a nice set of Schwinn Rams Horn handlebars. I need the "Schwinn" ones, not the Wald repops. I have some stuff to trade including cash. Email me directly.


   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Rams Horn Handlebars posted by jeff on 10/10/2002 at 3:28:33 AM
i just found an old handle bar rams horn in 9 condition but they are wald, i will give it to you intrade for a fastback rear fender or front






WANTED:   Ross Apollo restore posted by: Gene Metzger on 10/7/2002 at 5:08:31 PM
I picked up a Orange Ross Apollo 3 Speed. I was wondering if anyone knows of a place to get replacement parts and decals for it. I want to use it to cruise the local shows.

Thanks for any help








MISC:   24" Sprinter. It's a Canadain thing. posted by: D Smith on 10/7/2002 at 2:08:39 AM
I bought this old Sprinter muscle bike today from a guy down the street. It was complete. 2 toned green and White Banana seat, Ape hanger Handlebars and Shimano Stik Shifter.

Only difference with this bike. It's not a 20" model, but a 24" model. Even has a usable 24inby 2.125 gripper Slic. Front wheel is a skinnier 24" Tire.

What I wondering is has anyone seen or owned one of these bike? how about Year? Since it has a Stik Shift I'm thinking late 60's early 70's.

I'll be posting some pics soon.

I'm restoring/customizing it to look Like a Krate.


Thanks
D Smith


   RE:MISC:   24 posted by humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 10/11/2002 at 12:56:59 AM
Is it a Leader brand bicycle produced by Victoria Precision works in Canada?

I have a catalog picture and this sounds familiar. e- mail me a postal address and I'll send you a copy.
Chris

   RE:RE:MISC:   24 posted by D Smith on 10/11/2002 at 3:57:59 AM
Sent you my Addy.

thanks
Devon






AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Playbike ... Info Wanted! posted by: Bob on 10/6/2002 at 1:58:57 PM
I have trouble leaving good bikes on the scrap metal pile, but I don't know what to do with them once retrieved. A few minutes a pulled out a Columbia Playbike (S/A date 11-68; stick shift). It is intact (minus front fender) and appears restorable, even the American flag bell on the handlebars. Is it worth holding on to, or should I send it back to the smelters for recycling? Bob


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Playbike ... Info Wanted! posted by Bob on 10/6/2002 at 2:21:32 PM
Typo error above; meant to say "I pulled ..."
Bob

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Playbike ... Info Wanted! posted by Russell on 10/7/2002 at 8:50:16 PM
I bought a Columbia Playbike last year. It's red in color with a chrome motorcycle style front fork. I like the bike, but the chrome fork is in really bad shape. I haven't taken the time to work on it. I kinda hold onto it because it is a different looking banana seat bike.

Russell






AGE / VALUE:    Raleigh Chopper Flamboyant Green paint needed/recomendation of shop to do work posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 10/4/2002 at 5:19:44 PM
Help. I need information on where to find exact match for Raleigh Chopper Flamboyant Green paint. This is the same as Raleigh's "Lenton Green" shade of paint.
I am looking to buy paint and restore the bike to 'show condition'.
Who and where should this bike be sent to in order to get this restoratrion underway?
Thanks.

I have (4) cables and some other(4) small parts to "gift to" the person who helps me out with these problems. Bike is sitting in box.
ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com
ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com







WANTED:   Sears Screamer 1 posted by: David on 10/4/2002 at 4:20:56 PM
I am looking for a 1969/70 restored or near restored Sears Screamer 1 16x20 muscle bike. Two tone gold/red w/front springer wheel.







WANTED:   1970 Huffy Slingshot Rail Bike, parts posted by: Dean Gardner on 10/1/2002 at 9:02:48 PM
I have purchased a Huffy Slingshot Rail frame,I am looking for parts to complete the bike. The bike is circa 1970, I am looking for the Huffy flamming stack chain guard, the shifter, the front fork with the fake spring and green flecked huffy grips. I am also interested in any catalogs or information available regarding this bike and what the value of this style bike is.( I had one of these bikes in the early 70's!)

Thank-You, Dean Gardner


   RE:WANTED:   1970 Huffy Slingshot Rail Bike, parts posted by Richard on 10/2/2002 at 5:00:07 AM
There is one of these Slingshots on Ebay right now. it's up to $150. There was a nice one on there a couple weeks ago that went up to $305.