MISC:   Not trying to start another long string here, please. posted by: Guido on 5/4/2002 at 11:18:37 PM
I HIGHLY doubt that the Schwinn Co, EVER copyrighted the shop foreman`s daily serial numbers log. Taking this into concideration , along with the fact that alot of people regularly photocopy it and sell toner mess all over Ebay, I`ve begun to hand type the serial numbers and situate them on web pages by the year, consuming a GREAT amounts of WASTED time. This is another one of those PAINFULLY simple idea`s that everyone seems to have overlooked in the past. It`s too easy !
I`m not trying to be a smartypants at all, but more like, I`d like ANYONE who doesn`t have a copy of the factory logbook serial numbers to stay tuned to this web page for about a month, maybe a month and a half. I`m not going to stop doing this until I hit 03/22/66 and when I`m done, ANYONE will be able to get them by copy and paste and print out there own 20 pages worth for the price of paper and ink, how cool is that ???
See ya there, or be square, but I don`t wanna hear any WHINNING about it! Here`s the url to save, http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/CodesStartPage.html End of string, with ANY luck lmao. G-man


   RE:MISC:   Not trying to start another long string here, please. posted by Mark L on 5/5/2002 at 11:27:26 AM
This is the info many have been looking for, it's no waste of time.

   RE:MISC:   Not trying to start another long string here, please. posted by JOEL on 5/5/2002 at 3:26:19 PM
It's about time. Thanks Guido for taking the time and effort to make this information avalable to everyone.

   RE:MISC:   Not trying to start another long string here, please. posted by Catfood Rob on 5/5/2002 at 7:26:12 PM
Tested it and U.R.L. Works fine from cut n paste.
So how do I know if my bike was made a.m.or p.m.??

   RE:RE:MISC:   Not trying to start another long string here, please. posted by Jimmy on 5/6/2002 at 2:40:01 AM
iT IS GREAT YOUR DOING THIS, BUT WHY STOP AT 66', MY BIKE IS A 69' AND i DONT HAVE A BIKE THAT HAS THE SERIAL NUMBER UNDER THE CRANK HOUSING.

   Jimmy & CatfoodRob.............. posted by Guido on 5/6/2002 at 4:15:16 AM
Jimmy, I`m stopping at 66 because the log book entries stop at 66. Can`t type what`s not there, but those later ones are the easy ones to figure anyway.

CatfoodRob, some of the dates had dual entries on the same day, probably for a.m. and p.m. but I condensed them to one line when the numbers run concurrent. Year, Month, Day, is what most will show and even most of the early entries had skipped days and the numbers caught up with it. Like, there were 500 and some odd numbers for a particular day, then nothing for two or three days, sometimes more. But then on the next entry in the log it shows like 2,500 numbers were used. So a little detective work is still required even to get it close to a definate day, let alone what time of day. I hope this helps answer your questions ;-)






AGE / VALUE:   66 Breeze 20" 3-Wheeler? posted by: Guy Jensen on 5/3/2002 at 4:11:06 PM
Hi all! I'm a first time poster, so thank you in advance for any help. Yesterday I purchased a '66 Schwinn (LB...) tricycle. It has 20" wheels (S-6) and what appears (on the chain guard) to be a standard girls Breeze frame. The frame is blue and the rear sub-frame is off-white. The casing for the kickstand is there. It does have a Schwinn seat which is definitely larger than a kids seat. My question is not about value. I want to know if this came this way from Schwinn or was it an after-market mod. Can anybody help?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   66 Breeze 20 posted by butnut on 5/3/2002 at 6:05:48 PM
I'm not aware of any factory 20" Schwinn tricycles. The Town and Country was a skinny tired 24" but was factroy buit having a one piece frame. There are a few makers of tri-wheel conversion kits. Being that you see the kick stand bracket, it's an added on kit. Don't need a kick stand for a trike eh? Lowriders have done kustom trikes. Sounds like you could make a neat sized trike for youself. Paint it all one color and you may fool a few people. I'd do white wall tires with a pair of sliks in the rear! (Convert to S-2's) Springer front ...have fun.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   66 Breeze 20 posted by Stacey on 5/3/2002 at 8:29:23 PM
Interesting, I recently picked up a '67 Schwinn Town & Country Tri-Wheeler (as screened on the chain guard)... 26" wheels, kickstand boss w/o a kickstand and a removable rear subframe that housed a differential unit, stub axles and pinned hubs on each side. These are driven thru a Shimano 3SC hub with an auxilliary cog welded to the center of the hub and drives the diff unit with a short length of chain.

I believe the eariler units (break point date unknown) were of a one piece frame and had a jack shaft that ran to the left wheel and drove a conventional hub via a small chain.

Interesting, these birds. What ever you do with it have fun. Me? I got a 20" soft tail ATB frame laced on REAL 20" wheels, springer fork with drum brake hub... front wheel size undecided.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   66 Breeze 20 posted by Guy Jensen on 5/3/2002 at 9:48:15 PM
The plot thickens. You have a Town and Country trike with two-piece frame and kickstand boss. How might I find out if this bike (the 20") is a Schwinn issue, a dealer mod, or aftermarket mod. If aftermarket, I'll play around with no bounds. If Schwinn factory or dealer made, I'd prefer to keep it stock and clean it up as best as I can. Anybody else know about these? THANK YOU!!!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   66 Breeze 20 posted by butnut on 5/4/2002 at 9:01:00 AM
OK...my friend has this trike in his shop. I was'nt really interested in it and I may have spoken too soon about the kick stand ...next time I'll take a better look. It sounds like the T&C came in a few sizes. I think I can find a '67 catalog. If so, I'll check to see what kind of trikes were offered.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   66 Breeze 20 posted by Lee on 5/7/2002 at 4:13:59 AM
I have an old Schwinn kit, too. I checked with the former owner of the Scwinn shop here in town, and he said that Scwinn made mostly 24" kits but also some 20" kits. Mine looks the same as a "Scwinn" kit in an article about sandblasting in a lowrider bicycle magazine, spring issue 2001 ,if you want to check it out. Mine appears to be the older style, left wheel drive.good luck with you project, mines going on a 20" stingray.






MISC:   ride posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 5/2/2002 at 2:44:24 PM
would you like to come ride this sat may 4 we will have 300 or more bike riders this is an annual event here in valley alabama 30 min. from columbus ga. 1 hr. south of atlanta ga. I-85 valley lanette exitlots of fun & activities an auction at the local kroger gro. in lanette al. to raise money for valley haven school call 334-756-2868 334-756-7801 or the local bicycle shop 334-756-7561 hope to see you thare








MISC:   bicycle storage containers posted by: MEANIRISHMOFO on 5/2/2002 at 9:26:13 AM
I would like to find a lockable storage container for a musclebike. Does anyone know of a company who would sell this? Thanks, M


   RE:MISC:   bicycle storage containers posted by JimW. on 5/3/2002 at 2:35:48 AM
Rubbermaid makes a lockable plastic garden shed that's a good size for one or two bikes. Cost is about $100, I think.
http://www.rubbermaid.com/hpd/consumer/product/detail.jhtml?prod=HPFG375201+714&attributeId=&nextType=¤tType=&locationId=&thirdMenuIndex=






AGE / VALUE:   schwinn junior stingray posted by: aaron on 5/2/2002 at 12:33:41 AM
I recently purchased an all original schwinn junior stingray boys 20inch red in excellent condition all chrome is perfect. i was wondering if this one speed was woth much, i couldn't find much in archives or at ebay. thanks i want to know if i paid too much.paint all original but in averag4e shiny decal wearing off condition, its a 1978. thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn junior stingray posted by Andrew H. on 5/2/2002 at 7:09:44 PM
The junior's don't get the attention that many other Stingrays get, maybe thats good because prices are lower for parts. I think they have a better profile than the full size frame (JR.frame is the same as 1963-4 Stingray) Red's a nice color for vintage Stingray, enjoy it! My six year old likes his ....his friends look at it and ask " what kinda bike is that", He's able to proudly answer " a '67 Junior Schwinn Stingray!"






AGE / VALUE:   Murray Eliminator Mark Four posted by: Julie Sherwood on 5/1/2002 at 9:00:05 PM
Does anyone know what years Murray made the Eliminator Mark Four? Its got a freaky seat that's sort of rectangular in shape (though not a true banana) and has the letters MX in white on the back of the seat.







MISC:   Help with restoration of bicycle from 1969 posted by: Bryan on 5/1/2002 at 6:42:56 PM
Bike was purchased by my friend in 1969 new from a Coast to Coast hardware store. Bike has chrome frame, ram horn style bars, candy red fenders and chain guard, red band tires and says Road-Runner on the chain guard.
I'm helping him restore his old bike so any leads or pics or info on who manufactured this bike or where parts/literature can be found would be most appreciated


   RE:MISC:   Help with restoration of bicycle from 1969 posted by Jimmy on 5/1/2002 at 6:49:59 PM
Hello, I believe I have some info on this bike, you said a friend bought it at a Coast to Coast store, well I can remember them selling WheelMaster bicycles made by Dorcy bicycle company.I have many items from Dorcy and they all have original price tags that say Coast to Coast Hardware.They may have sold other brands but to the best of my knowledge it was made by Dorcy.Hope this helped,Bye.






AGE / VALUE:   serial numbers for bike posted by: Jimmy on 4/30/2002 at 10:48:15 PM
hey, has anyone heard of a bike called mesinger, or messanger??the serial number is L255697, any information, it has a front rack and back rack with a basket on it, it is 26".


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   serial numbers for bike posted by Cal on 5/1/2002 at 3:46:42 PM
Mesinger made saddles. Are you reading that name off the back of the seat?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   serial numbers for bike posted by Jimmy on 5/1/2002 at 6:46:28 PM
Yes I am reading this off the seat.There is something on the thingy on the rear tire you strap to the bottom bracket so it will stop when you pull pedals back it says something like Mattatuck USA?Any body heard of this?The fenders have a raised line down the middle of them, the fork is just aa plain metal fork, and the pedals are orange.Any info,I need to know so I can restore it or make a lowrider out of it.Thanks

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   serial numbers for bike posted by Jeff on 5/1/2002 at 8:57:15 PM
Mattatuck made the brakes.
What size are the tires?
Have you checked in the pictures database yet? If you are thinking of making a lowrider, I'd guess it is a musclebike style. Have you done a search on musclebikes in the database?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   serial numbers for bike posted by Jimmy on 5/2/2002 at 12:02:39 AM
Yes the wheels are 26", I am not sure if I am going to make a lowrider out of it or not becuase I dont know the value yet.it looks just like a schwinn frame but I can tell its not because of the way its welded and the shape of the rear tabs are squared a little bit.All I know is it had a Mesinger seat with Mattatuck brakes so dar, so I still need some help with finding the brand of the bike!!Thanks.






FOR SALE:   69 Sears Screamer in primer posted by: Eric on 4/30/2002 at 7:19:06 PM
Bike needs only to be repainted. All rust has been removed and it is in primer. Asking $350 shipped. Bike needs handlebar tape.


   RE:FOR SALE:   69 Sears Screamer in primer posted by jone acerson on 5/2/2002 at 1:11:27 AM
if you deliver the bike to mt rushmore road in south dakota for me on a sunday ill give ya fifty bucks for it. i live near the old texaco in rapid city so deliver it there. respond...

   RE:FOR SALE:   69 Sears Screamer in primer posted by RAY on 10/25/2002 at 7:48:46 PM
ILL GIVE YOU 200.00 SEND ME PICTURES THANKS RAY






FOR SALE:   Lightening Handcycle posted by: Eric on 4/30/2002 at 7:11:52 PM
Bike comes with 21 speeds, it looks like new, very few scratches, it is a three wheeler, 26 inch rear middleweight tires in back with a 26 inch more narrower tire in front. This bike is handbuilt. Photos are available. This is a hand pedaled cycle not foot pedaled.







FOR SALE:   Huffy Wheel $345 Shipped in Continental US Only posted by: Eric on 4/30/2002 at 7:08:28 PM
Bike comes with tall sissybar, working drag brake, unripped blue seat, steering wheel, original rims and tires, and NOS rear Cheetah slick tire. Photos are available. Bike rides like new.







WANTED:   Huffy serial numbers posted by: Jimmy on 4/30/2002 at 1:59:58 AM
hello, where in the heck can I find the numbers on a old Huffy cantilever frame??Thanks,Bye.


   RE:WANTED:   Huffy serial numbers posted by Chris on 4/30/2002 at 2:28:11 PM
The serial number should be stamped into the left-rear dropout. Look where the rear wheel attaches, on the side where the brake arm would be. If you find it, post the serial number, and I might be able to tell you the year of the bike.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Huffy serial numbers posted by Jimmy on 5/1/2002 at 6:56:41 PM
well the fricken numbers I found have been have filled with paint, and scratched to heck,well oh well!!!! Shes gonna be a lowrider!






MISC:   hike bike run posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 4/29/2002 at 3:54:57 PM
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







MISC:   Sting-Ray City News discussion below posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 4/29/2002 at 12:46:56 PM

There are a number of places on the web right now where our copywritten pages (including typos!) have been cut-and-pasted on sites without our copyright notice or a credit, so this is an important issue to us.

US Copyright law says written works are protected for 70 years.
We're not lawyers but we do know there are "implied" copyright laws, too.
We are letting the "Sting-Ray City News" discussion below stand, but please keep your comments clean (no swears or disguised swears)

Regards,
Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc.
http://OldRoads.com


   RE:MISC:   Sting-Ray City News discussion below posted by JimW. on 4/29/2002 at 2:53:07 PM
I was kind of dumbfounded recently, when someone asked for a link from BikeRod&Kustom to their site. Checked it out and most of the photos were lifted directly from the BR&K Gallery, with no credit to the original builders or BR&K. Puh-Leeze!

   RE:RE:MISC:   Sting-Ray City News discussion below posted by Scary on 5/3/2002 at 1:26:45 PM
Hey dudes, the conversation in question has fallen off to the next page, but it's still real interesting. Hit the "Next Messages" button at the end of the page to read the latest....






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Lemon Peeler posted by: Mark W Kaiser on 4/29/2002 at 6:45:09 AM
I have a Schwinn Lemon Peeler that I have owned since I was 8 Years Old (Original Owner, Yep that's Me). Any idea what a bike like this might be worth......?????
......Any help would be appreciated! :)


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Lemon Peeler posted by metlhed on 4/30/2002 at 1:48:27 AM
Your bike is worth nothing. I WILL GIVE YOU $5 FOR IT.
no but seriously your a very lucky man! your bike could be worht anywhere from $100-$3000!!!!! it all depends on the condition.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Lemon Peeler posted by jone acerson on 5/2/2002 at 1:14:47 AM
95dude ill beat your five buck ill pay ya $6.95 but if ya deliver it to me on mt. rushmore road in south dakota at the old texaco station in rapid city ill give ya an extra 23 dollars cold hard cash!