OldRoads.com

This is an archive of Vintage Bicycle Information.
For current Discussions, go to our main site: OldRoads.com

If you are trying to determine the genealogy of your bicycle by it's features, go to our Vintage Bicycle Price Guide
which details bicycle features, wheel sizes, brake types, etc., as well as showing a price estimate for your old bicycle.

If you are trying to determine the make and model of your bicycle, go to our Vintage Bicycle Picture Database
which details bicycle features, wheel sizes, etc., as well as showing a price estimate for your vintage bicycle.

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







MISC:   Rare 1962 Huffy posted by: Stan L. on 10/1/2002 at 5:53:21 PM
I got my first look at a Huffy Penguin, at the Legare auction last month. Deep red with white pin stripes. Anyone know where one can get more info on these, it's said that only about 175 of them were made in 1962.







FOR SALE:   fully custom dragster posted by: Ryan on 10/1/2002 at 9:00:04 AM
Fully customised Hustler Custom SS. very rare frame, V-brakes, 6spd grip shift, alloy rims, new absolutely everything. BEAUTIFUL!
show or ride.
$750
see on my website geocities.com/thereturnofthesixfootmidget/
in mybikes section







FOR SALE:   Murray Moonbeam and Kia Q posted by: JR KING on 9/30/2002 at 10:09:33 PM
My daughter doesn't want my old bike or her aunt's (She does Free ride and Dh so she wants FS bikes). So they are taking valuable space. Before I throw em out in yard sale for $20 bucks and they get any more run down, I figure collectors may wish them as is. The Kia is a running bike with original tires. The fender trim has come off (little rubberized area. The movers also lost the original mini-bannana seat and sissy bar. Still has the ape hangers (what are they called now?). The murray is complete but a bit oxidized from living in the desert. I may try to restore th plastic pieces. It's original tires are badly dried out but all and all it is fully restoreable for someone with time. I have no idea if they are worth more nor do I care.:) But they are nice little bikes that need to go somewhere other than a scrapyard.







FOR SALE:   Murray Moonbeam and Kia Q posted by: JR KING on 9/30/2002 at 10:09:33 PM
My daughter doesn't want my old bike or her aunt's (She does Free ride and Dh so she wants FS bikes). So they are taking valuable space. Before I throw em out in yard sale for $20 bucks and they get any more run down, I figure collectors may wish them as is. The Kia is a running bike with original tires. The fender trim has come off (little rubberized area. The movers also lost the original mini-bannana seat and sissy bar. Still has the ape hangers (what are they called now?). The murray is complete but a bit oxidized from living in the desert. I may try to restore th plastic pieces. It's original tires are badly dried out but all and all it is fully restoreable for someone with time. I have no idea if they are worth more nor do I care.:) But they are nice little bikes that need to go somewhere other than a scrapyard.







MISC:   New Schwinn parts posted by: Tom Findley on 9/30/2002 at 11:45:20 AM
PACIFIC CYCLE ANNOUNCES NEW LICENSEE FOR SCHWINN CLASSIC PARTS
Agreement will get classic parts back into the hands of dealers and hobbyists

VERNON HILLS, IL – September 16, 2002 – Pacific Cycle, LLC announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Maple Island Sales, LLC of Lamar, MO. Under the new agreement, Pacific Cycle has licensed the rights to manufacture and distribute Classic Schwinn bicycle parts for such icon bikes as the Sting-Ray, Phantom and other Classic Schwinn models. Parts for which rights have been assigned include fenders, handlebars, chainguards, forks, pedals, hubs, tires, reflectors, saddles, tanks and other Classic parts and components. The parts will be available early in 2003 and offered for sale through independent bicycle dealers.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to reproduce Classic Schwinn parts,” said Chad Kellenberger, CEO of Maple Island Sales, LLC. “Schwinn’s rich 107-year history of quality bike parts nicely compliments our existing business of supplying parts to the classic bike collectors. I’m very excited about getting these parts back into production.”

The agreement is in response to Pacific Cycle’s ongoing commitment to the independent bicycle dealers and their need for Schwinn Classic parts. Active Schwinn Dealers are welcome to contact: sales@mapleislandsales.com for product and ordering information.


   RE:MISC:   New Schwinn parts posted by Russell on 10/1/2002 at 3:48:24 PM
Great. Prices for this stuff is out of hand on eBay. Hopefully these independent bike dealers will give reasonable prices on these schwinn parts. It was amazing how fast all the speculators bought up the last remaining stock on these parts to sell on eBay.

   RE:RE:MISC:   New Schwinn parts posted by Skip on 10/2/2002 at 2:03:49 PM
I dunno, it's still repro Taiwan junk if you ask me.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   New Schwinn parts posted by Russell on 10/3/2002 at 2:57:30 PM
Hey that's the point. We shouldn't have to pay alot for this stuff because it's made in Taiwan.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   New Schwinn parts posted by Richard on 10/14/2002 at 1:04:39 AM
Now if they order enough stuff to keep it in stock.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   New Schwinn parts posted by Richard on 10/14/2002 at 1:04:50 AM
Now if they order enough stuff to keep it in stock.






MISC:   Matel V-RROOM posted by: Steve on 9/30/2002 at 10:25:59 AM
I've just picked up a Matel V-RROOM toy engine and wonder if anyone has any info on it.
It doesn't seem to work at the moment, I know you need some sort of key to operate the throttle control, does this need to be a special key or will anything that can be inserted do the job? If the unit needs stripping for repair the rivets that hold it together would need to be replaced with small nuts/bolts. Would this drastically reduce the value or would it be better to leave it original but not working?
Finally any ideas on value/rarity? I know that here in the UK it must be very rare as I have never seen one before although I do remember it being available in the '60s.
Many thanks,
Steve.


   RE:MISC:   Matel V-RROOM posted by rick on 11/21/2002 at 8:22:34 PM
I remember the v-rroom bikes I had one(1964)they came in two styles: a tricycle model and 20" model. came with a small palstic key. I wouldn't take it apart. try to clean it as much you can without taking it apart. the made a great sound.






AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Convertacycle posted by: Lisa on 9/29/2002 at 11:44:29 PM
I have a Columbia bike. On the side it says Convertacycle. I'm looking for any info I can find on it. (ex. age,value,history,etc.) I would like any help I can get.







FOR SALE:   FS or trade the first video arcade machine (Computer Space) posted by: Ed on 9/29/2002 at 3:09:58 PM
I have the very first video arcade machine produced in 1971. there is no cpu in this unit. This is a tube unit. Manufactured by Nutting Associates. The creator is Nolan Bushman the man who went on to found Atari. The cabinet is a fiberglass unit painted in red metal flake paint. It works beautifully. It is currently on Ebay item 1384517269. Will consider trading for interesting bike like a Columbia SS five or?







AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Chopper metal badges are unique posted by: humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 9/28/2002 at 5:50:08 PM
E- bay item #718559515 Raleigh Chopper badge

I have two Choppers and both badges are the same however,these are diffrent that what is posted for sale.
I have no doubt it is a real, authentic Raleigh badge off a Raleigh bike, but the badge from a Raleigh Chopper is not the same badge off another model Raleigh bike like a Sports or whatever.
The only way to find a exact period correct badge is to locate one off of a Raleigh Chopper or Raleigh R.S.W. 16. I don't know if the badge off of Raleigh Twenty is the same or not. Take a look for yourself. The engraving in the thing is deeper and the badge is larger overall.
There are Raleigh Chopper web sites run by smart dedicated people and of course e- bay. If you find yourself needing something, it is best to look at e- bay but also to write a letter or (e- mail) to the folks at the web sites and ask them to put out feelers and look for you for something you need. You have to compare bikes and note the subtle diffrences between diffrent years, colors, models and all that. Just don't go slapping a badge on it because these like everything else went through changes.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Chopper metal badges are unique posted by Catfood Rob on 9/29/2002 at 12:32:50 PM
There were two badges used on the Chopper, they changed around `74. They were both enammeled brass....and polish up nicely.The first ran on all raleigh small wheel bikes from 65 to 74, I suppose thatas the one most U.S.A. Bikes got.






AGE / VALUE:   seat tag posted by: Freddie on 9/27/2002 at 10:09:52 PM
Does any body know where I can get one of those little metal tags that go on the back of a banana seat for a stingray? Any help? thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   seat tag posted by VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 9/29/2002 at 2:51:00 PM
The last time I talked to Mike K. at Nostalgia Merchants (http://www.nostalgiamerchants.com) he had a big stack of Sting-Ray saddle tags.

-Vin

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   seat tag posted by freddie on 9/30/2002 at 11:25:37 PM
Thank you for the info. I recived a e-mail from them and they do have the tags in stock. $3.50 + 75cents shipping. A great buy on a hard to find item. Many thanks






MISC:   RALEIGH CHOPPERS ! posted by: graham on 9/26/2002 at 10:56:26 PM
Please have a look at this evolving gallery of Raleigh Choppers complete with their Riders!

http://www.btinternet.com/'g_coventry/chopperation_go/hercules.htm


   RE:MISC:   RALEIGH CHOPPERS ! posted by Catfood Rob on 9/29/2002 at 12:34:25 PM
Is Chopperation Go finally making it?????? And, Am I on it?????






MISC:   RALEIGH CHOPPERS ! posted by: graham on 9/26/2002 at 10:56:26 PM
http://www.btinternet.com/'g_coventry/chopperation_go/hercules.htm


   RE:MISC:   RALEIGH CHOPPERS ! posted by chris on 9/27/2002 at 12:46:54 AM
It bounced to btopenworlddefault.com or some such thing and no chopper bikes there. link not working

   RE:MISC:   RALEIGH CHOPPERS ! posted by graham on 9/30/2002 at 12:06:37 PM
http://www.btinternet.com/'g_coventry/chopperation_go/hercules.htm

   RE:RE:MISC:   RALEIGH CHOPPERS ! posted by jeff on 10/13/2002 at 9:25:13 PM
Replace the "'" in the URL with a tidle (The little horizontal squiggley line thingy on your keyboard) This forum can't display a tidle for some reason.






FOR SALE:   SCHWINN LIL CHIK posted by: MC on 9/26/2002 at 5:09:27 AM
1978 model, superb original condition, pic available on request, $100


   RE:FOR SALE:   SCHWINN LIL CHIK posted by patti on 10/1/2002 at 1:55:21 AM
do you still have your bike for sale? what color and condition? any pictures?






AGE / VALUE:   S-R Twin Shift 5 posted by: Rick on 9/26/2002 at 3:54:49 AM
Does anybody know what bikes a S-R Twin Shift 5 Shifter was
mounted on and used. Thanks for looking.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   S-R Twin Shift 5 posted by Rick on 9/26/2002 at 4:40:25 AM
I forgot the design. It is a single top bar mount and looks like
this .






WANTED:   Looking for the unknown posted by: Glenn Harris on 9/25/2002 at 1:33:54 PM
I looking for a bike that was produced in the early to mid 70's. It had what I thought was known as a butterfly handlebar, a flat tread racing slick on the back, a tall 5 speed gearshifter and parking brake on the two-tube cross bar, a high sissy bar, springer style front-end with a smaller front tire, the color was bright yellow and the handlebars were wrapped in the same color. I have seen alot of bikes that are similar, but I have not been able to identify what this bike was called or what company produced it and where I might purchase this same bike today. Any help would greatly be appreciated.


   RE:WANTED:   Looking for the unknown posted by Chris on 9/25/2002 at 8:35:37 PM
In the picture database on this site, look at the two Sears Screamers, as they look similar to what you are describing.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Looking for the unknown posted by Glenn on 9/25/2002 at 9:23:22 PM
Yea, I saw one listed and it was very similar, but they were missing the parking brake, sissy bar and springer front-end so I thought there might be another version or something.

   RE:WANTED:   Looking for the unknown posted by Charlie on 9/28/2002 at 4:46:31 AM
I own a bike from somewhere in that era. It has some really crazy handlebars, the two tube cross bar and the parking brake, a 5sp, smaller front tire, slick rear, but no springer front end and no tall sissy bar. Its called a Swinger 5 and its brand is foremost. Best I can tell it was made by JCPenny's...Hope it helps some!