AGE / VALUE:   Please someone help posted by: DzNutz on 6/5/2002 at 1:10:26 AM
I have a 1967 Schwinn Ramshorn Fastback with a 5 speed and I got hit a couple of weeks ago and I need to put in an insurance claim but I cant't find anybody to give me an estiment. I would greatly appreiciate any help. Thanx.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Please someone help posted by nobody on 6/5/2002 at 3:20:06 AM
i sold one 2 yrs ago it was very nice shape for $550.00






AGE / VALUE:   20 inch Typhoon posted by: Don on 6/4/2002 at 3:23:55 PM
Greetings,
Does anybody know when Schwinn made a 20 inch Typhoon?
Jus wondering...Thanks, Don.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   20 inch Typhoon posted by Bill on 6/5/2002 at 12:02:23 AM
As far as I know they were made in the mid 60's....I had a similar bike, a '67 20" Fleet with chrome fenders, tank. A scarce bike!

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   20 inch Typhoon posted by butnut on 6/5/2002 at 8:42:39 AM
'67 Fleet! KOOL! I got one. It's my favorite souped up bike. Here's a pic. http://mywilson.homestead.com/gallery96.html
I also have a 24" Typhoon restored in Coppertone. 20" Typhoons and Fleets are kool...don't see 'em as much as the Ray's...they have their own charm.






WANTED:   WTB : W/W Yellow Oval SLIK posted by: Baldy Jeff on 6/4/2002 at 11:30:22 AM
Lookin for Schwinn w/w yellow oval SLIK in extra nice,mint or NOS condition--
Cash or KOOL trades--
Thanks!
Baldy Jeff







AGE / VALUE:   Bike Expo and Swap Meet posted by: Greg on 5/31/2002 at 5:40:59 PM
June 8 and 9 is the Mackinaw City Michigan Bicycle Expo. This expo will feature mountain and road bikes as well as classic bikes. The classic bike show will feature 3 catagories, Best Early Classic(pre 1930), Best Mid Classic(1930-1960), and best late classic(post 1960). There will be one winner per catagory and they will recieve $100 and a plaque. There will be road courses for bike rides, safety courses for families, corporate reps from several bicycle companies. This is a complete expo featuring all aspects of bicycling and should be a great time. Email me with any questions or for hotel accomodations.

Thanks, Greg







MISC:   72 schwinn fastback springer posted by: kent on 5/29/2002 at 11:32:16 PM
does anyone know for sure if schwinn ever put a krate front-end on a fastback.i recently got a 72 5 speed from the origional owner and he and his father swear this is the way it was when they bought it new from kettering schwinn in kettering ohio.i have had people tell me yes some came this way others say never. does any one know for sure?thank you for any help !


   RE:MISC:   72 schwinn fastback springer posted by butnut on 5/30/2002 at 7:57:12 AM
Sounds like something any Schwinn dealer could do to create a new look and charge more money for. I never heard of it or seen one. Is it a Krate springer (24") with the 16" front drum set up?...or a 20" springer with the skinny Fastback tire/rim? I have seen photo's of the old Schwinn shop here and long goosenecks (18",24" and 36") were the rage here during the 60's. Paperboys loved 'em. Almost all the Schwinns displayed on the floor were set up with 'em. No way a factory stock item (they were made in Japan) but sold out the door as brand new Schwinns. Maybe the dealer in your town was a kustomizer at heart and thought that setup was a kool idea...I do. Got a picture?

   RE:RE:MISC:   72 schwinn fastback springer posted by kent on 5/30/2002 at 7:11:33 PM
it's a normal krate fork with the 16" wheel, superior tire and atom brake.i'll take a pic and email it to you

   RE:MISC:   72 schwinn fastback springer posted by butnut on 6/3/2002 at 6:58:28 AM
Thanks for the pic Kent. It's pretty kool. Got it for a great price too. I would restore it...or at least replace the ugly black seat. I seriously doubt it left the Schwinn factory that way. Have fun with it.

   RE:RE:MISC:   72 schwinn fastback springer posted by kent on 6/3/2002 at 9:21:44 PM
the ugly black seat is origional schwinn also,but a orange krate seat would look best on it.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   72 schwinn fastback springer posted by butnut on 6/4/2002 at 7:57:44 AM
My thoughts exactly. The color of the repop Orange Krate seats are nice. I have an NOS orange seat and a Pete seat for my '71 Orange...guess which one I ride on? I've seen a few orange seats on Ebay. Are you going to restore the Fastkrate?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   72 schwinn fastback springer posted by kent on 6/4/2002 at 9:21:25 PM
maybe i pick up a krate frame and use the fastback for parts.its got everything i need including the krate s-2 rear wheel!






AGE / VALUE:   Stick Shifter posted by: Brian Miller on 5/29/2002 at 3:57:37 AM
I am building up a beach cruiser for the summer and I want a multi speed coaster brake with a stick shifter.
Has any of you hot-rodders Put an old shifter with a new hub? 5sp would be good.
Any experience on this would help.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stick Shifter posted by Ryan on 5/30/2002 at 2:51:22 AM
You can probably do it with any 5spd, shifter if you replace the cable so that it mounts to the hub. if the shift spacing is not correct(which is very possible), take apart the shifter and there should be a part that you can reverse so that it changes from a click-shift to a friction shift. this will definitely work in shimano shifters, i have not tried it in others.






AGE / VALUE:   Rollfast Jumbo Jet Value posted by: jay on 5/29/2002 at 2:49:31 AM
Just picked up a 20" Rollfast Jumbo Jet. Everything is there including "The Fast One, Sport Tire"s. Chrome is pretty rough, gold paint is good to fair. Any idea what such a thing is worth?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rollfast Jumbo Jet Value posted by SuperStuff on 5/29/2002 at 3:36:35 AM
I don't know what the value is, but I'd love to see a picture of the Rollfast Jumbo Jet if you got one. My neighbor has a Rollfast Skoot that he's made into a chopper.

SuperStuff

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rollfast Jumbo Jet Value posted by Ryan on 5/30/2002 at 2:53:41 AM
Id also like a pic to post on my site geocities.com/thereturnofthesixfootmidget if at all possible.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rollfast Jumbo Jet Value posted by jay on 6/3/2002 at 5:22:48 AM
My buddy put a photo up at www.oddeyetees.com/bikes/rollfast.html






AGE / VALUE:   Green Pea- Picker frame and fork needs re-paint posted by: humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 5/28/2002 at 8:19:57 PM
Well, the bike has been striped of the rusty parts. It sits in a box while I figure out where to send it out to. Can you guys recommend a good outfit that can bead blast this and paint it in the Pea Picker green color? Decals too.
Anybody restore a Schwinn Sting Ray recently and had good luck?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Green Pea- Picker frame and fork needs re-paint posted by Cal on 5/29/2002 at 12:52:37 PM
I've seen a guy advertise here who does Sting-Ray restorations.

Keep clicking on "more messages" at the bottom of this and the next few pages and you should see his ad.






WANTED:   Info on Green Dragin' (or Dragon) 20" posted by: Tim Spillane on 5/28/2002 at 5:23:19 PM
I had a dragster style bike called a Green Dragin' (no idea who manufatured it, could've been spelled "Dragon") when I was about 9 or 10 (around 1974-5). It was a five speed with a console shifter, high sissy bar and black banana seat, really high apehangers with black grips and it was painted the most intense metal flake green I've ever seen! I've been looking forever for another, but nobody I've talked to has even heard of it. If anyone has any info at all on this bike, please e-mail me. I'd love to get my hands on one (my kid would flip if he saw it)!







WANTED:   WTB Nice Coppertone Fastback Chainguard posted by: KrateV13 on 5/28/2002 at 2:01:27 PM
Paint must be pretty nice, screen quality unimportant. I've got a great frame/fork and would love to be able to complete this bike. I've also got a ton of stuff to offer in trade.







MISC:   Looking for info posted by: Greg on 5/26/2002 at 5:05:23 PM
Hello,
I was wondering if anyone remembers a bike from the the mid/late '70's called "Blue Beard"? I lived in Florida until '76 and I had such a bike before we moved. I remember that it was similar to the stingray in appearance, but I think the front wheel was larger. It did have a rear slick, banana seat, five speed shifter (mounted like the orange krate), a sissy bar, tall handle bars, and hand brakes.I'm not sure of the exact color of blue this bike was. I thought I had a picture of it somewhere, but I haven't found it yet, I will repost with the pic if I find it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this :)
Greg


   RE:MISC:   Looking for info posted by Mark on 6/20/2002 at 8:07:45 PM
The Blue Beard was made by Huffy circa 1972-1973. It is a 20x20" bike.






AGE / VALUE:   first stingray posted by: Rod on 5/26/2002 at 2:06:56 PM
i just bought a stingray at a garage sale for a buck.after finding the date codes it lookes to be a 63.I dont know a lot about these bikes and have some questions. hope all of you can help.the frame and chain guard been painted but the fenders look to have factory paint, blue or teal.after taking it apart it lookes like the original color of the frame was red. the grips are also red.does this sound right? can you still get factory paint ? my last question, what will this bike be worth restored? or will it just be one to ride. thanks in advance for any replies


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   first stingray posted by butnut on 5/27/2002 at 8:32:37 AM
If you have 'painted' full length fenders, it's not a Sting Ray. It's probably an early 20" Typhoon or balloon style Schwinn. It's still a kool early frame. If you wanna put the time and expense of restoring this bike for yourself...go for it. 20" balloon tires are kool and not too common. As far as collectible value, I don't think there's much demand for it. I can't say for sure about red in '63...I do know in '64, the Flambo- lime, red, blue, violet and coppertone were out. What made you think this was a Sting Ray? Factory color paint and decals can be had from Pete at www.Hyper-Formance.com
He has all the Sting Ray stuff you need for resto work. Good luck and have fun.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   first stingray posted by rod on 5/27/2002 at 4:34:28 PM
well i assumed it was a stingray because it had wide, high handle bars and a bannana seat.the seat is shot and it didnt look like a stingray seat so i thought it wasnt origonal. that would explain the chain guard to. it doesnt look like a ray, towards the back it has a 2 inch circle where a decal must have been. like i said i dont know to much about these bikes. how can you tell if its a stingray if theres about 3 coates of paint? from the pictures i have seen on E-bay the frame lookes like one, the ser. # is B30515
thank again

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   first stingray posted by MNSmith on 5/27/2002 at 6:34:46 PM
Not enough numbers for a 1963. Could be a 1952, 53 or 57. 1952 or 53 would be a ballooner, 1957 more than likely a middleweight. Either way, definitely not a Stingray. What size tires?

www.bunchobikes.com

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   first stingray posted by rod on 5/28/2002 at 2:41:39 AM
tire size was 20x2.125 crest deluxe. the rims are stamped schwinn tubular S2.the grips are metal flake red but they dont say schwinn at all.the back of the seat says persons?
and i scraped the paint of the head tag today and it was gold. is that the primer or topcoat.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   first stingray posted by butnut on 5/28/2002 at 8:46:50 AM
I think the chainguard gives it away...I have seen that type of chainguard on some early balloon tired bikes. The Schwinn circle (gold & red ) decal fits in that 2" circle. I don't know enough about balloons though. The 2.25 is the balloon tire size. The Schwinn Typhoon Cord tire is probably the original type you need. Restoring it (correctly) may get expensive. You could though...it would be neat, but then I am partial to 20' bikes...I would guess the handlebars and banana seat were added on in the 60's to 'update' this older bike. I'm suprised the fenders and chainguard are still on though...most kids would have ripped 'em off to look more like a 'Ray...

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   first stingray posted by rod on 5/28/2002 at 10:58:10 AM
one last thing, where can i find info on these bikes? cant even seem to find a picture?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   first stingray posted by MNSmith on 5/29/2002 at 8:58:01 AM
Yup, you found a nice ballooner. Complete and in decent shape, they usually hit about $1000 or so on eBay ( in recent times. ) Keep those Crest Deluxes!! Not an easy tire to find!! Are you sure about the "gold" under the badge? Maybe that is the brass badge you are looking at? A 1952 or 53. Look at this website for photos. The bike will be the same as a 26" bike, just a smaller scale. Nice Find!!






AGE / VALUE:   huffy posted by: freddie on 5/26/2002 at 12:41:06 AM
A lot of good deals out there.I collect a lot of bikes and I love balloon bikes but somnetimes I get a good deal on others. aaaaaaaai sat some bikes out for a yard sale when a man stoped by and said he had a new in box huffy dragster and what would I give for it? 20 was my offer. About 4 hours later he came back. The wheels and sissy bar were missing but all else were there. Owners man. Ass.man. ererything. I offered $10. and he took it. Bright red. Bran new in box. What is it worth? any coments? should I leave it in box ?Help me thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   huffy posted by fred on 5/26/2002 at 12:53:19 AM
A little more info.IT is a banana seat bike. the date on box was it was shipped in Aug 1970.






AGE / VALUE:   huffy posted by: freddie on 5/26/2002 at 12:41:06 AM
A lot of good deals out there.I collect a lot of bikes and I love balloon bikes but somnetimes I get a good deal on others. aaaaaaaai sat some bikes out for a yard sale when a man stoped by and said he had a new in box huffy dragster and what would I give for it? 20 was my offer. About 4 hours later he came back. The wheels and sissy bar were missing but all else were there. Owners man. Ass.man. ererything. I offered $10. and he took it. Bright red. Bran new in box. What is it worth? any coments? should I leave it in box ?Help me thanks







MISC:   NOS Persons Solo Polo Seat posted by: Baldy Jeff on 5/25/2002 at 6:00:47 PM
This seat is a real beauty ! I'd consider tradin it toward a nice '67 Sting Ray seat w/ heat stamped ribs.
Also lookin for an original paint Cotton frame-consider complete bike-original FRAME paint is prime concern.
Plenty more KOOL Sting Ray parts available for trade-or Cash-toward above items.
Thanks!
Baldy Jeff