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







MISC:   EARLY DAYTON posted by: jEFF on 10/23/2002 at 1:56:13 PM
I think this is an early Dayton (ebay #727316724). I'm pretty sure this is the one they introduced in early 1964 to compete against Schwinn's Deluxe 2 & 3 speeds. Anyone have further info on this early muscle bike?







FOR SALE:   Large Update posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 10/23/2002 at 1:32:56 PM
We've added a lot more Vintage Bicycles and Parts to the inventory posted on our site.
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WANTED:   columbia posted by: larry on 10/23/2002 at 12:56:16 AM
i just bought a columbia (sting ray style) frame from some kid down the streat it was origanally silver but he spray painted the rust spots silver to "keep the original color" as he said. right know it's a mess, with torquise 16 spoke rims, no chainguard, no feders, no pedals, looking to rebuild and would like any info on what the model might be i think it's a play bike but it has a picture of a wolf or fox on the seat if that means anything







AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Cheater Slick posted by: Russell on 10/22/2002 at 1:58:51 PM
Muscle bike fans:
I've got a red 1966 Huffy Cheater Slick. I'm interested in finding someoen else with this bike or pictures of this kind of bike to confirm that I have the correct seat, grips, handlebars for this bike.

e-mail me at russell_walls@(nospam)yahoo.com
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AGE / VALUE:   rampar 3 speed posted by: felix on 10/22/2002 at 1:19:34 AM
I own a rampar 3 speed and would like to know any info/history about the bike.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   rampar 3 speed posted by JimW. on 10/27/2002 at 4:48:36 AM
It's a Raleigh, except made offshore. Therefore, it's not considered very desirable by Raleigh fanciers.






MISC:   Fastback 3-spd. posted by: Ray H. on 10/21/2002 at 11:48:49 PM
Does anyone know weather The Oldsroads Stingray summery page is correct, it lists the Schwinn Fastback 3-spd. production as 1969-71, Is this true? Liz Fried's book claims 3 or 5 speeds were offered when the bike was introduced in 1966. ?


   RE:MISC:   Fastback 3-spd. posted by Jeff on 10/23/2002 at 2:49:04 AM
According to my books, Three speeds were offered from 69' to 71' and coasters were offered from 69' to 72'. Liz's book is probably the best Sting-Ray publication out there, but it has a few minor errors.






MISC:   unknown bike posted by: Gus on 10/21/2002 at 9:42:08 PM
I have a old chopper type bike with the name-ITOH-AMERICA on the name plate. It has a banna seat-extended front wheel like a motorcycle chopper and high-rise handlebars. Has anybody ever heard of it, the lady who gave it to me indicated it was from the sixties.


   RE:MISC:   unknown bike posted by steve on 10/23/2002 at 5:40:59 AM
this may be a stretch but, could there be a few letters missing in that name? could it say "SPIRIT OF AMERICA", like a replica of the old "easy rider" bike? similar to this one--http://www.geocities.com/chopper10speed/allamer.jpg






MISC:   unknown bike posted by: Gus on 10/21/2002 at 9:42:08 PM
I have a old chopper type bike with the name-ITOH-AMERICA on the name plate. It has a banna seat-extended front wheel like a motorcycle chopper and high-rise handlebars. Has anybody ever heard of it, the lady who gave it to me indicated it was from the sixties.







FOR SALE:   1969 ross apollo 3 speed 4sale/trade posted by: tom on 10/21/2002 at 2:36:59 PM
i have a 1969 ross apollo 3 speed 4sale/trade if u want to buy it is 80 dollars or ill trade it for an elimanator or a western flyer hustler buzz bike or stingrAY PARTS please help me out by buying it from e or trading it for something i listed please im only 12







WANTED:   schwinn stingray super deluxe front fender posted by: Erick on 10/21/2002 at 5:13:58 AM
Hi , I am looking for a schwinn super deluxe front fender , razor edge, nice condition,
get back to me ,
Thanks







MISC:   bannana seat question?? posted by: Tom on 10/20/2002 at 10:05:20 PM
Just received an old 10 speed. 20", spyder. Has anyone ever heard of a base vinyl color being yellow then factory painted black? The black has wear and chips where I can see yellow. I also notice it has some cheesy looking gloss coating on top. As I recall and have seen seats were flat black vinyl, solid all the way through..seems like I was boned on the seat. Comments?


   RE:MISC:   bannana seat question?? posted by JimW. on 10/20/2002 at 11:13:51 PM
Yeah, vinyl is usually the same color all the way through. Sounds like it was a yellow seat coated with some of that stuff for changing the color of vinyl car tops and upholstery. It's very tricky to get anything to stick to vinyl, especially anything sold to civilians. If it's powerful enough to stick to vinyl, it's considered to be too powerful for non-professionals to buy. You might be able to touch it up with some more of that sort of coating, but it probably won't last. Best to get another seat, or re-cover that one, if it bothers you.






AGE / VALUE:   amx bicycle 1970? posted by: david sherburne on 10/19/2002 at 7:58:55 PM
I recently purchased a Girls 20" AMX "Galactic Cruiser" With a bannana seat sissy bar & white walls. This bike was sitting in a Zayre's Dept store attic since new and was never sold.It has the original cardboard insert still in the front wheel. Coul any body tell me what I have here as far as a collectible bike?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   amx bicycle 1970? posted by Russell on 10/20/2002 at 4:15:40 AM
One thing I've learned is that boys bikes are more collectible/valueable than girls bikes, but exceptions to this rule are usually girls bikes with highly sought after parts that boys bike can use.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   amx bicycle 1970? posted by tom on 10/20/2002 at 11:59:44 AM
you should put this on ebay might get a good amount for it






WANTED:   stingray fork and sproocket posted by: tom on 10/19/2002 at 6:53:52 PM
i am looking for a boys stingray front fork for my 66 stingray and im also loking for a stingray sprocket witrh crank if u have any for sale or trade respond to this or email me i also have a ross apollo 3 speed for sale i wanted 100 for it

please help im only 12 and loving the old muscle bikes as in choppers i have a 1977 chopper murray firecat i did 100 percent resto email me for a pic of it







MISC:   Fastback Shifter ? posted by: Drew on 10/18/2002 at 9:14:19 PM
I just found a Feb. 1969 3-speed Schwinn Fastback, the shifter is different then the earlier ones ('66-'68) and different from the later ones also('70-'73). The lever is solid with an S curve in it, the ball is round ? Also, are 3 speeds scarce at all, usually see 5 speeds out there?


   RE:MISC:   Fastback Shifter ? posted by Cam on 10/18/2002 at 10:24:28 PM
The 1969 5-speed shifter is the only one with that bend.
Other years have other features, can anyone help make a list?

I know 1968 was straight with a round ball and I think no cutouts on the shaft.








MISC:   cutlass posted by: steve on 10/17/2002 at 3:49:00 AM
anyone ever heard of a cutlass? musclebike from the sixties. I have a girl's version, in nice shape, and know nothing about them. might be a canadian bike. have pics. thanx