AGE / VALUE:Sting-ray JR. posted by: Tim on 9/7/2002 at 2:59:23 PM
Is there a different frame size on a jr. than a regular sting-ray?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:Sting-ray JR. posted by a friend on 9/8/2002 at 12:01:45 AM
Yes Tim, They are of different size. Even thuogh they have 20 inch wheels, for instance the rear wheel is a S-7 like the front as well. The frame is smaller in lenght. The handle bars are smaller and the seat is smaller.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Sting-ray JR. posted by Tim on 9/10/2002 at 1:41:03 PM
Is a jr. worth anything? I`m into baloon tires and don`t know much about sting-rays,but found this really clean 66 so cute my wife had to have it.
Tim

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Sting-ray JR. posted by Drew on 9/11/2002 at 12:36:29 PM
A '66 is nice because it's an early one ( not sure if '65 or '66 was the first year for Jr's). the early Stingray frames of 1963-4 became the Jr's when the longer frame was introduced in '65. Values seem to be about 50-60% of the reg. Stingrays. My six year old son rides a blue '67 Jr., nice bikes that don't cost an arm and a leg.






AGE / VALUE:schwinn orange krate ed30619 posted by: joseph on 9/7/2002 at 12:50:42 AM
want to know price range very nice shape all original except for tires rear shocks crome is excellent few scraches on frame normal wear. may 68







AGE / VALUE:Raleigh/Rampar 3-speed posted by: carl on 9/5/2002 at 3:42:54 AM
I just picked up a Rampar 3-speed Sting-Ray style bike. I believe it is a 1978 according to the Sturmey-Archer hub. Would like to know if anyone knows anything about these. Looking primarily for type of tires (knobby or street) and what the banana seat looks like. Any info would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:Raleigh/Rampar 3-speed posted by steve on 10/8/2002 at 6:17:50 AM
hey carl, I have a raleigh rampar, but its a typical BMX style frame. I think its late 70's/early 80's. I believe the very first BMX bikes were banana-seat style bikes. this is probably what you have, so I'm thinking knobby tires would be what you're looking for. try searching the net for "old school BMX" hope this helps






AGE / VALUE:what is this bike? posted by: bill on 9/4/2002 at 5:39:32 AM
anyone know what this bike is? I found it on the street, and was looking to find more about it. It came complete with chrome fenders, "favourite" components, and 16" tires, all for your little kid. it's small, but is a cool frame. if anyone knows about it, lemme know!

thanks,



http://www.mellowvision.com/dev/did_you_have_one.jpg







AGE / VALUE:any information on this bike posted by: fritz on 9/4/2002 at 12:00:22 AM
Hello Fellow enthusists,
I recently got a Ross muscle bike & I'm looking to restore it because the fool who had it before me spray painted it black & did a horrible job. Not only did he spray just the upper part of the frame & not the underside but also managed to spray the chrome(fenders, seat stem, sissy bar bottom, rear hand brake bracket).
I steel wooled the rims & they came out nice but this method is too tedious & not effective where the paint is heaviest. A person who I used to work with at a hardware store told me to paint it neon green but after close examination I saw that the paint was originaly gold(to match the gold glitter seat)with what looks like a white barbershop swirl stripe up the main center pole. This convinced me to resore it to orig. paint but I'm unable to find pictures with close-ups of Ross muscle bikes. I think this is a barracuda with 5-speeds but the one I saw on e-bay
had a slightly different chain guard frame. Any info on age, name, restoration methods, replacement parts, pictures of this bicycle would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
Fritz


   RE:AGE / VALUE:any information on this bike posted by Chris on 9/4/2002 at 4:54:32 PM
I agree completely with your feelings. Anybody who paints a bike with spray paint or house paint is a fool and worthy of contempt in my book.
The original decals, paint scheme, colors are now ruined.
Plus a painted bike screams out to me. "I have been stolen, the cops are looking to recover me, I have been violated and now the bike has "a past" and I won't even pick one from the kerb on trash day if it's been painted not even for parts of any kind. Especially if it is a kids bike like a mongoose or something. No way, will I go near it.
My condolances to you for getting there too late to stop this from happening. Hang in there, you'll get it back to proper form.

   ya right even if it was a 63 stingray you would just pass it right up posted by give me a break on 9/7/2002 at 2:44:45 AM
you know you'd slam on your brakes and cause a major accident. quit lying

   RE:ya right even if it was a 63 stingray you would just pass it right up posted by Joel on 9/11/2002 at 3:05:06 PM
Instead of steel wool, try using a solvent to remove the paint from the chrome (goof off,mineral spirits,oven cleaner, paint stripper, ...) The paint and decals might be salvaged by very carefully cleaning off the spray paint with either a solvent or rubbing compound. Most spray paints will dissolve in the milder solvents much faster than the original paint. Here's one I'm working on...

http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=673848






MISC:New Chopper Web Site! posted by: graham on 9/2/2002 at 2:24:26 PM
Just to let you know of a new Raleigh Chopper Site that has just begun to grow!.................

If you have any Pictures of yourself or anyone on a Raleigh Chopper ,old or new ,please send them in to be part of the Cool Riders Gallery!

regards

http://www.btinternet.com/%7Eg_coventry/chopperation_go/go.htm



   Wanting a cheap recumbent chopper posted by ******** ***** on 9/4/2002 at 2:13:31 AM
I am looking for a chromedout recumbent chopper w/ two seater saddle and possibly a sissy bar. It would be nice to have black or chrome fenders. The most I could pay is maybe $300 or maybe less. This bike is like my dream bike if you do not have this bike then maybe you have the frame for $100 at the most. If you have the bike or the frame please e-mail me at funkifiedchick@netzero.net thanks.






AGE / VALUE:   amf calipers and disc brakes posted by: doug on 9/1/2002 at 8:33:04 PM
i have a box of amf calipers and rotor disc they look old but i dont know .i have about 30-40 different rotor disc and three different style calipers about 15 of these also got 2 garbage bags of shimano cabes all different sizes.i got all of this at a yard sale.dont know much about them







AGE / VALUE:   amf calipers and disc brakes posted by: doug on 9/1/2002 at 8:33:04 PM
i have a box of amf calipers and rotor disc they look old but i dont know .i have about 30-40 different rotor disc and three different style calipers about 15 of these also got 2 garbage bags of shimano cabes all different sizes.i got all of this at a yard sale.dont know much about them







AGE / VALUE:   amf stickshifters posted by: doug on 9/1/2002 at 8:26:21 PM
i found a box of amf stick shifters that are part of the gooseneck they are black and have 10 gears and one handle that looks like T also i have one amf shifter that mounts to the top frame post its all aluminum with one handle in the middle its for 3 gears or speeds any one have any info







FOR SALE:Girls Sting Ray.. posted by: Madeline on 9/1/2002 at 6:17:59 PM
I have a small green girls sting ray to sell. It is really good shape.. Everything is original.. Even the Hard tires, they are in wonderful shape.. It was perchaced around 1963... I have photos if you would like to see it..







AGE / VALUE:Huffy Judge V posted by: Mark on 9/1/2002 at 5:48:14 AM
Hi, i am wondering if anone has heard of a Huffy Judge V, 5 speed, chaingaurd like a Slingshot and 20" front wheel like a Rail. I noticed that the frame has one less tube forming the top tube . In other words, it has the twin 3/8" tubes that run through from the head tube to become the seat stays. But no tube from the seat tube to down tube.? Any info would be great. Thanks







AGE / VALUE:Is there a site that will display this catalog? posted by: HUMBERCHRISTOPHER28@HOTMAIL.COM on 8/31/2002 at 9:04:02 PM
1973 C.C.M CATALOG WITH COLOR SCANS OF KIDS BIKES NEEDS TO FIND SOMEBODY WHO WILL SCAN IT/POST IT UP FOR REFRENCE AT A WEB SITE.
E- MAIL HUMBERCHRISTOPHER28@HOTMAIL.COM
FREE CATALOG, GET IT OUT OF HERE!
THANKS.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:Is there a site that will display this catalog? posted by dave on 9/8/2002 at 5:11:51 AM
is there a C.C.M mustang site?






MISC:speedo placement posted by: jeff mays on 8/30/2002 at 5:18:56 AM
Hi my name is jeff, I am looking for some info on the placement of a schwinn speedo. I bought a speedo off of ebay and was able to get the drive and gear off of a schwinn exercise. The bike i am putting the speedo on is a 67 ramshorn fastback coppertone, i have seen many diff. bikes with the speedos on diff. sides of the handle bars,, the drive from the exerciser is on the left side if sitting on the bike, do i need to put thee drive on the left side of the fastback aswell, if i put the drive on the right side will it cause the speedo to run backwards, thanks for looking at my email any info will help.







AGE / VALUE:huffy girls sundance posted by: daniel on 8/27/2002 at 11:56:25 PM
i just got a huffy girls bike it says sundance on the chain guard it is mostly white with a little orange i was wandering what year this bike might be i think it is late 70,s but not real sure it also has plastic fenders and a bananna seat.







AGE / VALUE:Altered Stingray, but still fun. posted by: chris on 8/27/2002 at 7:22:16 PM
With a 22 tooth cog on the Sturmey-Archer A.W. 3 speed hub and the small front sprocket with the four holes. (Two larger than the other two)
A Union chain extra strong and a Schwinn exerciser seat on a extra long chrome (Schwinn again) exerciser seat post. I removed the cissy bar and rode this about at while camping. So it is geared up very low and I was able to climb hills. The seat squeaks but I had a blast tooling about on the Sting Ray. Everything gets so dusty and dirty and gritty and every bike I took along needed a good cleaning afterwards. I had not ridden a 20 X 2.125 whitewall slick in a long time and the front tire was a aftermarket non knobby type and they handled nicely.
The only drawback was that with the seat up so high the bike was a bit wobbley.
This was to be expected as I changed it from how it was intended to be ridden. Those original seats were hard as rocks back when I was young, today riding one was out of the question.