MISC:   RIDE posted by: RICKEY on 4/7/2002 at 12:16:54 AM

THE 26th ANNUAL HIKE/BIKE/RUN WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY may 4 in valley THE annually fund raiser for valley haven school for the handicaped ..WE EXPECT A LARGE GATHERING THIS YEAR ...THERE WILL BE MANY CYCLRIST RIDEING BACK FROM MONTGOMERY'S CAPITAL 100 MILES--A 22 MILE-- 11 MILE 5 MILE RIDERS WALKERS RUNNERS ALL AGES MOTER SCOOTERS TO -- AND I PERSONALY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US THIS YEAR MAY 4 HERE IN VALLEY AL. WERE ON THE BORDER GA & AL INTERSTATE 85 AT THE VALLEY LANNETT KING FORD EXIT TAKE FOB JAMES DR. TO FAIRFAX BYPAS THE SCHOOL'S ON THE RIGHT 1 HALF MILE THIS IS WHERE ALL THE EVENTS BEGAN & END EXCEPT THE 100 MILE RIDE WHICH ENDS AT THE KROGER GRO.IN LANNETT AL.THERE WILL BE A AUCTION WHERE ALL DONATED ITEMS WILL BE SOLD TO RAISE MONEY FOR VALLEY HAVEN SCHOOL GOD BLESS PLEASE COME PARTICIPATE YOU MAY CALL THE SCHOOL AT 334-7562868 OR 334-756-7801 OR US HERE AT KNOWLES BICYCLE SHOP 334-756-7561 TUNE YOUR BIKE & RIDE SAT. MAY 4 2002 IN VALLYE AL.YOUR PLEDGES ARE WELCOMED









WANTED:   Need correct relector for '68 Schwinn Fastback posted by: Maurice on 4/6/2002 at 1:05:17 PM
Want to buy the correct red rear reflector for a '68 Schwinn Fastback - used but not abused. Thanks - Mo







WANTED:   huffy wheel posted by: eric hahn on 4/6/2002 at 5:18:54 AM
wanted 1960@s huffy wheel banana seat bike drag brake blue wifes bday gift email ehahn106@aol.com finders fee possible for a perfect spec bike thank eric







MISC:   What A weird bike? posted by: Frank on 4/5/2002 at 3:54:54 AM
I have a bike with no IDs. it looks like a english chopper but i think its american. the sissy bar doesnt go in the back tudes. the front tire is a 16 the rear is a 20 inch 3 speed. no shifters or brakes. the seat is a motorcycle style
with three stripes in yellow as is the bike paint job.
the top bar is sheet metal. the front fork is chrome tude style with the mounting plate on the top of the stear tube.
neet looking bike but i have no clue on what it is.


   RE:MISC:   What A weird bike? posted by Cal on 4/5/2002 at 2:09:09 PM
Anything like it in the picture database?

   RE:MISC:   What A weird bike? posted by Frank on 4/6/2002 at 9:44:15 PM
No, I looked in the data base with no leads.







AGE / VALUE:   want to find out what bikes are worth? posted by: jeannine spencer on 4/4/2002 at 11:23:53 PM
i have 5 schwinn bicycles given to me i like to have some help finding out their value and year i do have the serial numbers 1.ck00768 yellow stingray fairlady 2. jh161774 breeze 3. ft532159 carsity needs work 4. oho69796 boys speedster 3 spd. like new 5. jh070335 girls liechek(maybe spelled wrong) i tried to use the serial numbers to find the year only to be confused so if anyone can help i would appreciate it thanks, jeannie







AGE / VALUE:   UNKNOWN CHOPPER posted by: BRYAN on 4/4/2002 at 10:22:28 PM
MY FREIND HAS A ORANGE CHOPPER AND HAS LONG FORK BANANA SEAY AND CANTILEIR FRAME THE SERIAL # ON IT IS, 507-477890 AND THE SEAT SAYS (PERSONS)MADE IN USA ANY HELP PLEASE TELL.







AGE / VALUE:   How are your bearings and hubs? posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 4/4/2002 at 6:54:19 PM
Taking apart the front wheel of this Sting- Ray, I see that whoever had this bike rode the living stuffing out of it!
Bearings and cones and inner front hub race is all pitted, worn out big time. It's shot. Spokes are so loose, missing a spoke too.
Need new front hub, it's 28 hole too. The S- 7 rim is toast, it's dinged, chrome is wasted. All rusty and when I gave it a good look with one eye I see it has been out kissing kerbs. Axle is bent, it's toast too.

I have a new S- 7 rim but now I have to go- a- looking for a front hub. I sat there resisting the urge to slap in a alloy B.M.X. wheel and be done with it. The origonal spokes were ugly the day they left the factory too.
Bottom line is that the kids bikes were rode a lot. Hours and hours logged on these parts. Worse bearing wear ever seen. Bottom bracket parts are no problem, axles, cones, no problem.
Origonal nuts are, front hub is a problem too, It is just a stamping/ pressing and it isn't hardened at all. The bearings and cones go into this front hub and they rode the crap out of these wheels and they pit so badly and I wonder if anybody ever rode these wheels silly until it wore through the metal and had a bearing wedge into the hole and did anybody ever go over the handlebars after running up 1000 miles on a Sting- Ray? Ugly, Non - origonal Firestone tire too. I don't think I have an origonal one in my stash. Then the pain in the butt to relace the wheel. I don't like the origonal finish on the front hub, I'll try to find something nicer looking. I'm sitting there muttering "Bah, this whole lousy wheel is shot and why are you messing with it anyways?"
I did like the axle nuts with the month and date stamped in them! 7 of 74. Wheel was made in 1974! Cool! Axle is made in W Germany by Union. The company that made the Raleigh Chopper mark 2 pedals! All those Crown axles I have these fit the Sting Ray! Cool!
You want to know what I do feel good about? What I do like? I like the Schwinn Run A- Bout!! That's a neat bike!
Truth is that these were ridden and enjoyed and so wear like this is normal and to be expected and part of the game. It's why I pulled out entire drawers and took every cone and bearing in the place. So much of this stuff I didn't want to take at the time and friends told me to anyways because "You'll want this someday, it's a S- 7 or S- 2, Chris!" He's looking at me, frowning because my attitude was not so great and he held it and didn't hand it to me until I said something positive about the Sting- Ray. One should appreciate everything you are offered at the moment, and not be so narrow minded concentrating on just what you are after right then. Moments change, and besides I can trade the stuff that doesn't thrill me. I looked at the icky kickstand and said "Ha!!, I have the tool for that! and a new kickstand in the box!"
Origonal cable in origonal tins! I ain't no diehard Schwinn collector and I was only there to advise a pal who is and help him make some money on this deal but I was smart enough to get every tin box of origonal Schwinn cable housing we saw. Grey- blue and it's beautiful! Who would think that a sewing machine and vaccum cleaner dealer would have bicycle parts stuffed in every nook in this huge basement. I wispered in his ear after the owner left us alone. "Oh my heavens, Eric!" We stood there stunned! "I don't know what you do about this stuff, so get busy Chris!" It was "pick and choose" and not "take it all or nothing." I had to sort with him and carry it out. I shut my mouth and let him haggle and he did just fine. Still, I hate bringing an accomplice and never do. This was his find and he was lucky!







AGE / VALUE:   SERIAL # posted by: BRYAN on 4/4/2002 at 2:12:20 AM
I HAVE A BIKE WITH CANTILEVER FRAME W APE HANGERS HAS SERIAL # HA097302 ANYONE KNOW WHAT IT IS? THANKS


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   SERIAL # posted by Mark on 4/4/2002 at 11:00:56 PM
It sounds like a Schwinn serial number. H is for the month August A is for the year 65. Stingrays were started in mid 63 but used a different dating code. Check the chain guard for a name. Early schwinns were often converted to stingrays by their owners but are not real stingrays. a quick way to check is look at the forks for a chrome cap/crown. Stingrays had them.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   SERIAL # posted by Jason Johnson on 4/4/2002 at 3:35:55 PM
Sorry dude but that doesnt really give us much to work with.Is there a name? give us a better discription of the frame. What about parts? Any thing that stands out? Go to ebay and look at the pics or go here : http://www.geocities.com/chopper10speed/readersbikes.html

Hope this helps






AGE / VALUE:   sears spider posted by: wes rightmire on 4/4/2002 at 2:04:25 AM
i have a 20 inch sears spider purple in color banna set
ape handle bars says spider on chainguard very nice bike
is it worth anything i have over a hundred other bikes and lots of parts to sell or trade thanks okie







AGE / VALUE:   WHAT AGE ,KIND ,BRAND? posted by: Bryan on 4/4/2002 at 2:00:24 AM
I got a vintige bicycle with a cantilever frame and ape hangers a typical old bike but was wondering if anyone can tell me the yr, brand,and kind . the serial number is HAO97302







AGE / VALUE:   otasco flying-o- moto bike bicycle posted by: wes rightmire on 4/4/2002 at 1:56:56 AM
ive a bike that is built like a motobike it is about a 16 inch with hardrubber tires a red fuel tanf a black looks like a motorcycle seat and the front forks look like duplicate motor cycle cute bike and good condition
anyone know about these thanks
okie







AGE / VALUE:   jc penneys rookie posted by: wes rightmire on 4/4/2002 at 1:48:37 AM
ive acquired a jc pennys rookie bicycle in a buyout of and old bike shop which had been shut down for years the bike is blue with a slick on the rear and rookie on the chain guard with a banna seat does anyone know anything about these i have los of parts and bikes to sell or trade
thanks okie







FOR SALE:   PHAT Choppers posted by: velo59@yahoo.com on 4/3/2002 at 2:47:23 AM
Selling two PHAT Choppers.

One is a blue & white Coach Class, slightly used. Price is $150 + shipping.

Other is a new, stock black & orange Coach Delux. Price is $250 + shipping.

See http://www.phatcycles.com for pictures.

Jason in Rhode Island







MISC:   paint posted by: metlhed on 4/2/2002 at 1:56:11 PM
i painted my bike a couple weeks back with spray paint and it turned out great, but last week when i went to put on my back tire half the paint on the dropouts came off and when i went to put the bracket for my rear brake on, it made a scratch all the way down to the primer, is this normal??


   RE:RE:MISC:   paint posted by Vern on 4/6/2002 at 8:41:36 PM
Thanks for the info,butnut. I too have ran in to this problem.

   RE:MISC:   paint posted by BillG on 4/2/2002 at 9:52:16 PM
Enamel paint takes a LOOONG time to cure at room temps. I leave parts for at least a month before using them.

   RE:MISC:   paint posted by butnut on 4/3/2002 at 7:07:30 AM
Assembly of parts on a freshly painted bike is always sketchy. I shoot lacquer which has an additional step which helps the paint bond. I start with a lacquer primer. After dry, wet sand and shoot primer sealer. I use a red sealer just like Schwinn did. The color coat must be sprayed within 1/2 hour. The sealer will bond the color to the primer as it dries. Since I use a silver base (Kandy) the color goes on top right after. I usually spot spray clear lacquer where the decals go, apply decals and urethane clearcoat when dry. Sounds like you had a separation between primer and colorcoat. Maybe some contamination of the primer? Did you use thinner or sandblast the frame? Grease or oil (especially by the drop outs) have to be removed completely before painting. Scratching paint comes down to how careful you are. You can tape a rag over the part you want to 'slide' a part over. Take your time. I saw some thin 'plastic'? washers that can be used to help cushion the paint from metal washers or nuts that like to gouge paint. It was from Eastwood Company.






AGE / VALUE:   Octagon shaped G.E.M reflectors posted by: Jason Johnson on 3/31/2002 at 8:46:58 PM
I have a few of these reflectors with brackets. What did they come on?