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







FOR SALE:   Murray Eliminator Mark II Chainguard Decals For Sale posted by: Musclebikes-r-us on 3/10/2002 at 2:29:13 AM
These are a must If you Have or are ever Planning On restoring a Mark II Eliminator. Email to order. Price is 60.00 Each + 5.50 shipping Thanks. Musclebikes-r-us.







WANTED:   Looking and not found posted by: Frank on 3/9/2002 at 7:30:52 PM
I been looking for a ross apollo frame and seat for a while now with no luck. I guess I will wait and start looking for a rusty swing bike frame.
Frank



   RE:WANTED:   Looking and not found posted by Stacey on 3/10/2002 at 12:28:58 PM
You mean one of these, Frank?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1081735598


   RE:WANTED:   Looking and not found posted by Frank on 3/10/2002 at 2:04:17 PM
Yes Thats one. I hope I win the bid with out the price going up out of my budget. Mine had a shifter like the sears screamers.

Frank

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Looking and not found posted by Stacey on 3/10/2002 at 9:06:05 PM
Good luck!






AGE / VALUE:   What do I have? posted by: Tim on 3/9/2002 at 7:20:42 PM
I've got a Stingray ser#BD38590 skyblue orginally a 2 speed kickback.Can this be verified by the ser#.
Also what year is it?
Where can I find a two speed hub?
this is my first Stingray restore and want to do it right
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tim.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   What do I have? posted by Mike on 3/9/2002 at 8:38:59 PM
B=February, D=1968. 2-speed wheels and any othe parts come up on ebay all the time.






AGE / VALUE:   What do I have? posted by: Tim on 3/9/2002 at 7:20:42 PM
I've got a Stingray ser#BD38590 skyblue orginally a 2 speed kickback.Can this be verified by the ser#.
Also what year is it?
Where can I find a two speed hub?
this is my first Stingray restore and want to do it right
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tim.







AGE / VALUE:   What do I have? posted by: Tim on 3/9/2002 at 7:20:42 PM
I've got a Stingray ser#BD38590 skyblue orginally a 2 speed kickback.Can this be verified by the ser#.
Also what year is it?
Where can I find a two speed hub?
this is my first Stingray restore and want to do it right
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tim.







MISC:    posted by: Mark Kelleher on 3/6/2002 at 9:18:23 PM
I'm looking for info on a Columbia thunderbolt, Stingray styled bike from the 60's. It has a bike license dated Nov. 1964. Any feedback helpfull


   RE:MISC:    posted by Cal on 3/8/2002 at 1:55:05 PM
The archives here have discussions on the Thunderbolt musclebikes.






WANTED:   Bendix Hubs? posted by: Larry on 3/6/2002 at 4:20:48 PM
Mr. Butnut, Are you the same guy who claimes to have many Original Sting Rays? If you are, can you respond to the post concerning the Bendix information? I further understand that you have a Sting Ray in Liz Frys Book. So if you are this person, theirs a good chance you may know what i'm talking about. Thank you for your time. Larry


   RE:WANTED:   Bendix Hubs? posted by butnut on 3/7/2002 at 6:39:06 AM
Hi Larry. That's me. Just butnut is fine. Unfortunately, I wish I could answer your questions regarding the rim stamping and Bendix hubs, but I don't have my resource book. It was loaned out and never returned. The title was (if I recall correctly) The Collectible Sting Ray by Jim Hurd. I'm not even sure if the answer is in this book, but it's the Bible for correct part numbers with lots of pictures and just about anything you need to know about 'Rays. I'm no expert but I do enjoy playing with bikes and am guilty of mixing parts to get the look I want. I commend you on your efforts to correctly restore your bike (like building a correct part numbered muscle car) and wish you luck. Try talking to Pete at Hyperformance Rays. He's Mr. Sting Ray in my book and he probably can help you in your research. Tell him Brian from Hawaii sez hi. My '70 deluxe 3 speed is in Liz's book. Jim at Bikerodnkustom is laying out a page of my kustom show bikes.They are old Schwinns modified to my tastes. I'll post here when it's up for those of you who want to see my handi work.

   RE:WANTED:   Bendix Hubs? posted by butnut on 3/7/2002 at 6:45:32 AM
Hi Larry. That's me. Just butnut is fine. Unfortunately, I wish I could answer your questions regarding the rim stamping and Bendix hubs, but I don't have my resource book. It was loaned out and never returned. The title was (if I recall correctly) The Collectible Sting Ray by Jim Hurd. I'm not even sure if the answer is in this book, but it's the Bible for correct part numbers with lots of pictures and just about anything you need to know about 'Rays. I'm no expert but I do enjoy playing with bikes and am guilty of mixing parts to get the look I want. I commend you on your efforts to correctly restore your bike (like building a correct part numbered muscle car) and wish you luck. Try talking to Pete at Hyperformance Rays. He's Mr. Sting Ray in my book and he probably can help you in your research. Tell him Brian from Hawaii sez hi. My '70 deluxe 3 speed is in Liz's book. Jim at Bikerodnkustom is laying out a page of my kustom show bikes.They are old Schwinns modified to my tastes. I'll post here when it's up for those of you who want to see my handi work.

   RE:WANTED:   Bendix Hubs? posted by butnut on 3/7/2002 at 6:49:35 AM
Sorry for the 2x post. It took 5 minutes to load my reply and two pops up...

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Bendix Hubs? posted by Larry on 3/8/2002 at 3:53:58 PM
Thanks, Butnut. I respect your honesty. I am guilty of doing that myself. Now I am learning from my prior mistakes. I do own the the book you speak of; I guess thats whats keeping me on the straight and narrow when it comes to building originals. I will try this guy you speak of and see what happens. Thanks alot for your reply. This other guy you speak of Jim Wilson, I bet he loves too ride Sting Rays too. Since he is going too post your collection. Maybe I can take a look on this kind gentlemens web site. Does he have any interesting bicycles?

   RE:WANTED:   Bendix Hubs? posted by butnut on 3/9/2002 at 9:52:23 AM
Hey Larry. Hmmmm..I take it the information you seek is not in Jim's book then. Yes, do ask Pete at http://www.Hyper-Formance.com/
He has all the resto stuff you need. I'm sure he knows the answer or could tell ya who does. Jim is the editor of http://bikerodnkustom.com
I've only recently 'discovered' these bike sites. I have'nt seen Jim's bikes, I'll have to dig around the site. It's all about kustom built bikes of all kinds. If you do find any info on the rim stamp and Bendix, post it here. Aloha

   RE:WANTED:   Bendix Hubs? posted by Catfood Rob on 3/9/2002 at 7:43:02 PM
Cant believe there are still people in our hobby who dont know about Jims cooooool webzine for custom bikes!
Load up www.bikerodnkustom.com and set aside an evening or two........... then start on the back issues!!!!
Have fun guys.






MISC:   NEW DRAGSTER WEBSITE posted by: Ryan on 3/6/2002 at 2:01:00 AM
checkout my new site GEOCITIES.COM/THERETURNOFTHESIXFOOTMIDGET !!!


   RE:MISC:   NEW DRAGSTER WEBSITE posted by Stacey on 3/6/2002 at 3:33:52 AM
Hey Ryan, great concept on your site. Lots of cool (but terribly slow loading)pic! Tho' I must admit to getting a headache from the background.

In the wind
Stacey
staceyrhymer.freeservers.com/bikes.html






AGE / VALUE:   murray posted by: metlhed on 3/4/2002 at 8:23:26 PM
can anyone tell me about the murray F5 wildcat bikes?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   murray posted by EUGENE CARROLL on 3/9/2002 at 9:19:40 PM
MURRAY WILDCAT IS AN INTERESTING BIKE. I HAVE ONE KUSTOM RESTORED. TO TELL THE YEAR OF BIKE. LOOK FOR THE SERAIL NO. ON THE FRAME BY THE FORK. ASLO IF YOU HAVE THE CORRECT SEAT LOOK ON BOTTOM OF IT. THIS BIKE WAS SOLD BY SEARS AN THE SEARS SPYDER WAS ALMOST ALIKE. THESE BIKES SOLD NEW FOR $100.00 IN THE 70S. E-MAIL ME IF YOU NEED MORE INFO AT Eugene653@aol.com.






MISC:   tank/western flyer posted by: Danny on 3/4/2002 at 1:45:57 AM
I have a bicycle tank that I found under the house we bought,It has SKYRIDER on both sides,could anyone tell me who made this bicycle. I also found a WESTERN FLYER boy's 20in. probably made in the 50's in the barn. WE are restoring it for my little boy.Could the tank be for this bicycle, it has a place for one. I also found a WESTERN FLYER muscle bike with front caliper brakes and it had a slick on rear. IT looks as if it had a shifter on cross bar at one time. Could anyone tell me what they called this model. I can only find decals on it that say WESTERN FLYER. Also where can you get parts for these. Thanks; Danny.


   RE:MISC:   tank/western flyer posted by butnut on 3/4/2002 at 8:44:23 AM
Memory Lane has a lot of ballon and some Sting Ray stuff. They had a catalog, but if you just contact them, they should be able to help you out. I've been out of the bike scene so I hope they are still around. Good luck.






MISC:   Studded Tire posted by: Bob on 3/3/2002 at 10:26:44 PM
I have a really nice redline blackwall studded tire marked SAF-TEE STUD. Tire size is 20x2.125, made in Korea. This came on an early Sting-Ray bike project I picked up. What brand bike was this intended for???







MISC:   S-2 Sting Ray rear rim? posted by: Larry on 3/3/2002 at 7:17:53 PM
I have a question, up to what year did Schwinn center stamp their rims? My second question is, what year did Schwinn change their hardware for the rear hub? I notice the bendix rear brake levers will differ though out the early 60's Rays; in order for me to build correctly I would like to know if anyone here has this information? Thank you for any replies.







AGE / VALUE:   What did I have? posted by: Tony on 3/3/2002 at 2:32:27 AM
When I was Younger, (mid seventy's), I had an all chrome 20-16 chopper bike (long extended forks). It had a scwinn seat (white w/metal flake) tall sissy bar, 3-speed shifter and only a brake on the rear which carried a cheater slick. I wish I could remember if it had a name or badge on the frame but I don't. I had many bikes as a kid but this one was my favorite. I wish I had it back!
If anyone knows what I had please let me know.
THANKS!







MISC:   Fox Superglide posted by: andy on 3/1/2002 at 4:20:06 AM
I can't believe that you guys don,t know something about this bike.It can,t be the only one made.It's very cool,chrome chopper forks,bannana seat , slick ,fiberglass tank with fox,s logo.Has to be from the 60's or early 70's.let me know if you have seen one. THANKS ANDY>


   RE:MISC:   Fox Superglide posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 3/1/2002 at 2:57:06 PM
Believe it! There is reams of info we don't know. Do you wanna know why?
The folks that do know are hiding in the woodwork. They don't care, they don't take time to visit the web. They are dead a lot of the times and that doesn't help!
Keep asking, keep looking, stay with it. People in the business many times are sick of bicycles (after work) so, the last thing they want to do is sit and do it some more on a computer and not get paid for it. The exceptions are here where many folks are just the opposite still, you struck out. This happens.
When you do discover the answer to your question please post it here so we can add to the database of answers about this make and model bike.

We are trying to assemble jigsaw puzzles here and we are far from having all the pieces.

   RE:MISC:   Fox Superglide posted by Ryan on 3/6/2002 at 1:48:41 AM
Sorry, i have no idea what the bike is, but i would love a picture of it for my site (geocities.com/thereturnofthesixfootmidget)






AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Chopper Flamboyant Green Paint posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 3/1/2002 at 1:23:13 AM
Well, I'm searching for a source for Flamboyant Green Raleigh Chopper paint. This is the same color that my 1959 Raleigh Lenton Sports is painted. The bike is a Reg Harris Road Model too with a white 531 decal and the Lenton Sports lightning bolt decals. I pulled the fork out and held it to the Chopper and I believe that these two shades of green are the same. Finding only an exact match is acceptable to me as I want to do the two bikes at the same time. R


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Chopper Flamboyant Green Paint posted by Brian on 3/1/2002 at 9:09:21 PM
Try Jim Cunningham at Cyclart in Vista CA. He restores. Cyclart.com

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Chopper Flamboyant Green Paint posted by Catfood Rob on 3/2/2002 at 8:26:48 PM
Try enquiring here Chris........
http://members.tripod.com/'Raleighchop/guestbook2.htm