AGE / VALUE:   More vintage musclebike tire madness posted by: Chris on 2/13/2003 at 10:18:01 PM
Aieeeehhhh! Ok, ok,!
I'll go back and buy them and get it over with! (2.00 each) I'll hang them up in the stash till I see these on e- bay!
Oh, these are Carlisle Zepher Flyte tires in some muscle bike size. They're 20 X 1.75 or some such size and they're dirty and dusty and in a shop thats folding.
I looked on e- bay but there is only one tire and it's no help as refrence.

In the childrens book there is the story of Johnny- Cake. The wolf is chasing the Johnny Cake character as he keeps rolling away. He's saying "You can't catch me! I don't remember exactly but I think it ends with the wolf catching and eating the Johnny -Cake dude. This is me with these darned, confusing vintage 60's Muscle bike tires. The $600.00-$1000.00 vintage musclebike tires are rolling about and saying to me. "You can't find us, you can't catch even one!" and instead of wanting to eat it, I want to get it slapped up onto E- bay and sell it!
Same thing, the fox chasing the Johnny- Cake or me chasing vintage bicycle tires!
A Johnny- Cake is like a big pancake.

These tires say Zepher- Flyte on them and to make it all the more maddening I have trouble today spelling the word "Carlisle" is that correct?
Still trying my hand at collecting vintage Schwinn Stingray/ Krate bicycle tires and still failing, falling all over and collecting the bigest pile of non- sought after aftermarket junk tires this side of the Mississippi!


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   More vintage musclebike tire madness posted by Gordon on 2/14/2003 at 3:00:39 PM
If I was you I'd save my money. I have some of these tires and listed them on ebay. Not a single bid.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   More vintage musclebike tire madness posted by Chris on 2/14/2003 at 7:31:45 PM
Thanks,I'll leave them there.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   More vintage musclebike tire madness posted by Chris on 2/20/2003 at 1:55:25 AM
Recently, I saw on e- bay where these Mafac straddle wire holder thingies were going for $58.00 for a set of two. These were the earlier type.
Yes, there WERE two types and I have boxes full of both kinds. So I know that I have done well in the past with other things. And who knows what the future will bring!






AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Lil' Chick posted by: Casey on 2/10/2003 at 8:02:08 PM
Just ran up on a Schwinn LiL' Chick Single Speed All Oringinal Serial CH1007069 From the way i read it, it would be a 1972 Model! Does this seem right? This bike still has the oringinal tires with air still in them. It is rusting in some areas, but the frame and fenders and wheels are in excellent shape. The seat has some cuts in the cover where rust is coming through, but the flowers are still on it, along with the Schwinn Tag on back of the seat. How would I appraise this bike? Are these bikes considered A muscle bike for girls? Real Curious about what I have. Any help would be appreciated.
Casey


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Lil' Chick posted by Russell on 2/12/2003 at 3:30:25 AM
Girls bikes in general do not have as much value as boys bikes. That bike would have some sentimental value to someone who rode it so they might pay more for it. A color like violet would probably make it more collectable.






FOR SALE:   Canadian Muscle Bikes posted by: Mike Patterson on 2/9/2003 at 10:03:49 PM
Hi, I have several old muscle bike frames and pieces, One is a ragged but comlete CCM Mustang (?) and one is a bike that looks like a dirt bike without the motor. There are a couple of frames that look like Schwinn style, and a set of rams horn bars. I also have some NOS 20" slicks and.....
Willing to trade for early bikes in rough shape or parts....Mike


   RE:FOR SALE: Canadian Muscle Bikes posted by Chris on 2/10/2003 at 9:37:35 PM
E- mail for a free color catalog covering these bikes.
However none of it shows this motor he mentions. Sounds interesting! ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com

   RE:FOR SALE:   Canadian Muscle Bikes posted by dave on 2/28/2003 at 6:10:55 PM
Hey Mike do you still have the Mustang I'd like more info. E- mail me at diamonddave95@hotmail.com I am in Abbotsford B.C. where are you?






MISC:   LIGHTING posted by: ANDREW CHEMERS on 2/6/2003 at 11:14:03 PM
THE DIRECTIONALS (TURN SIGNALS FOR SALE) DO THEY STAY ON WITH THE RED LIGHT ALL THE TIME WHEN YOU TURN THEM ON? AND ALSO, THE BALL LIGHT FOR SALE ON THIS SITE, DO THE BATTERIES GO RIGHT INTO IT?


   RE:MISC:   LIGHTING posted by Jim on 2/9/2003 at 12:06:44 AM
Send email to Vinny, the guy who runs this site: VVVintage@aol.com

   RE:MISC:   LIGHTING posted by stuart on 2/16/2003 at 1:56:38 AM
Hey andrew. I think I can help you with the ball headlight. I bought one off this site a while back and it is great. I love, and yes, it takes 2 C batteries that go hidden right inside.
I hope this helps,
Stuart Staubs,
stingraystu.com






MISC:   1974 Schwinn Stingray posted by: kev hill on 2/6/2003 at 2:07:11 PM
Hello there, (1st time posting - here goes)
I recently picked up a project stingray off ebay, and as I have very limited schwinn know how I thought somebody could help. The seller told me that it is a '74 model, that was originally red, and by looking at some sites this leads me to think that it was either a 5 or single speed originally (it is without wheels/ shifter). So, here are the questions, to really help out a muscle bike guy over here in England:
1. is there a frame difference between the 5 and 1 speeds?
2. is the 1 spd a coaster?(will it have a coaster brake tab welded to the dropout? what coaster was it?)
3. what wheel size should it have? 1.75/1 3/4, 28/36 spoke
S2 or S7?
4. which sprocket came as standard? mag or lucky 7?
5. are all schwinn 'bars date marked?
6. what tires were originally fitted?
7. were fenders originally fitted?
Finally, has anybody got any pictures of a '74 ray, or any links to good stingray sites?
Thanks, now I've just got to wait for the bike to get here, I'll have to stick to my raleigh choppers till then
- kev hill


   RE:MISC:   1974 Schwinn Stingray posted by Drew on 2/7/2003 at 10:50:59 PM
I'll have a go at your questions, 1. the 5-speed had bracket for rear brake caliper. 2. a one speed coaster was a bendix brand, no tab welded, just a bracket to hold brake arm. 3. 28 spoke S-2 (2.125") for rear wheel, 28 spoke S-7 (1 3/4") for front. 4. '74s had Mag sprocket. 5. not sure ? 6. I think both slik & knobby tires were offered 7. some had fenders, some didn't. Old roads has a web page of date codes for stingrays, also what models were offered each year, colors, etc. 1974 was the first year the Stik-sift was outlawed, and thumb shifter had to be used.

   RE:MISC:   1974 Schwinn Stingray posted by Catfood Rob on 2/11/2003 at 7:17:51 PM
Kev, theres a lot of Stingrays over your side of the pond you know...Including meetings and events.
Check www.raleighchopper.info and mail me if you want to.






AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray chain guards posted by: Don on 2/5/2003 at 10:47:59 PM
Does a Sting Ray Junior chainguard fit onto a full size sting Ray?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray chain guards posted by Don on 2/5/2003 at 11:03:21 PM
Hello again,
What is the difference in the Sting Ray and the Junior?
Thanks, Don

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray chain guards posted by Drew on 2/5/2003 at 11:52:11 PM
The original Stingray frame (1963, 64) became the Jr. in 1965. The regular frame used from 1965 until 1979 was a little longer and the crank case was higher of the ground. If you put these frames side by side, the differance is noticable. I'm pretty sure the JR. chainguard is shorter, Jr. also had smaller handle bars, seat, crank & peddles, rear wheel was a S-7 not a S-2.






MISC:   shimano 3 speed hub posted by: Jim Murtha on 2/5/2003 at 1:56:37 AM
I have restored a Ross Apollo 3 Speed But the rear hub is killing me. How does that shaft assembly go back??? and what about that coil spring does it go on the sprocket side or the other side local bike stores are stumped.


   RE:MISC:   shimano 3 speed hub posted by Tim on 4/29/2003 at 2:57:45 AM
I have a Ross Apollo 3 speed. Like you I'm trying to fix the rear hub. To answer your question, the coil spring goes on the opposite end of the sprocket. I've figured out how to install the spring. I made a sleeve that goes down over the shaft so it compresses the spring. I used brass type bushing and ground a "V" groove on one end opposite of each other. I place the bushing with the grooves facing the spring and then screwed on the axle nut to hold it place. You can insert the spring retainer pin through the "v" groove in the bushing. It was hard getting the top retainer through the "v" groove and across the top of the spring. After numerous attempts I got it.

I cannot figure out how to install the sprag unit. How do you get the spring loaded sprags (6 of them) out of the way to get the whole assembly back into the hub? How do you ge the compound cage out of the shell? Please email me at thardin@wwauto.com or tlhardinwv@aol.com
Thanks, Tim

   RE:MISC:   shimano 3 speed hub posted by Tim on 4/29/2003 at 2:57:51 AM
I have a Ross Apollo 3 speed. Like you I'm trying to fix the rear hub. To answer your question, the coil spring goes on the opposite end of the sprocket. I've figured out how to install the spring. I made a sleeve that goes down over the shaft so it compresses the spring. I used brass type bushing and ground a "V" groove on one end opposite of each other. I place the bushing with the grooves facing the spring and then screwed on the axle nut to hold it place. You can insert the spring retainer pin through the "v" groove in the bushing. It was hard getting the top retainer through the "v" groove and across the top of the spring. After numerous attempts I got it.

I cannot figure out how to install the sprag unit. How do you get the spring loaded sprags (6 of them) out of the way to get the whole assembly back into the hub? How do you ge the compound cage out of the shell? Please email me at thardin@wwauto.com or tlhardinwv@aol.com
Thanks, Tim






FOR SALE:   Schwinn Tornado W/20in seat posted by: Vern on 2/4/2003 at 9:38:17 PM
I have a 1979 Schwinn tornado BMX style bike , it has a the old sting ray style frame and a 20in seat on it IT IS IN MINT CONDITION, there is a little wear an the bottom of the seat. Other thatn that it is Perfect, it still has the frame center that says tornado, and And a NOS front number badge, and i found an orignal owners manual, but there it has a non matching serial number written on it.the tires and rims are very good and i would call the bike a 9.5 out of 10. i will ship the bike anywhere if you are willing to pay for the shipping. i am asking $300.00 but i am open to offers. THIS IS THE BEST TORNADO THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN, dont let it pass you by. If intrested call me at (218) 929 1243. my name is VERN.I live in northren Minnesota.
if you would like to see pictures of this bike email me and i will email them to you. WITTDEVILVW@aol.com







WANTED:   Schwinn Decals posted by: Tim on 2/4/2003 at 8:52:53 PM
Hey I'm looking for fastback decals as I am restoring several, can anyone give me a headsup????? Right now I need the straight down tube SCHWINN and also chainguard decal.thks







FOR SALE:   1968 ORANGE KRATE SCHWINN posted by: Ed on 1/31/2003 at 4:31:05 PM
I have a 1968 Orange Krate serial BDxxxx. I would like to sell for fair market value. email for pics copw5@yahoo.com







AGE / VALUE:   Three wheel stingray? posted by: Freddie on 1/31/2003 at 9:47:28 AM
Can anybody tell me anything about a girls frame stingray I picked up a few weeks ago? Has schwinn head badge and the stingray decal on chainguard. Apehanger handlebars and banana seat with stingray on the little metat seat tag. Front hand brake with coster in rear, Three speed thumb shifter. Rear wheels are 20" schwinn S 7s.On the rear axle in the center is a large houseing for the r sprocket that drives the rear wheels. On that houseing is a ovel that reads Bily in the schwinn custom shop.with a chig. address. Any information would help Thanks. Freddie P.S. I paid $125.00 for it


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Three wheel stingray? posted by Stacey on 1/31/2003 at 12:02:13 PM
Neat find Freddie & at a good price too! It sounds like someone grafted a Tri-Wheeler rear section (with re-laced hubs) on to, perhaps, a Slik-Chik frame. Maybe a factory "one off" kustom? You mention it has a front brake. Is is a Tri-Wheeler lever with the "parking brake" feature? Can you post a couple of pic's somewhere for us to see it?

I'm doing the same basic thing with a Ross Barracuda frame though it has a springer fork & front drum brake. Just about ready to take it apart for painting. :-)))






AGE / VALUE:   another tire posted by: Chris on 1/30/2003 at 5:46:40 PM
Just because it's old, and you can't get them anymore.
Is that reason to have to pick it up?

I don't have the wheel that this goes on!
I hope to be able to sell this at a bit of a profit one day. Or else I'm married to aftermarket Krate tires!

It was thick and has grooves and I hear you can't get them. It was cheap and I had to have it.







AGE / VALUE:   Hawthornes bikes posted by: Tim Priest on 1/26/2003 at 7:57:49 PM
hi,
I collect old bike and have started trading and started selling some.I have a complete 20" girls Hawthorne Charger 3 speed.I want to trade it for a swing bike but ive been offered $15.00 cash.The bike is complete except the front fender,it's weather but not too rough.Is this a good deal,And what are hawthornes worth?Thanx for your time.
Tim Priest


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hawthornes bikes posted by Tim Priest on 1/27/2003 at 3:33:27 AM
I just took a look at the bike and its actualy a Stelber Charger.Its a gold color and has a big odd chian guard.Have any of you ever heard of,or know about Stelber bikes??Thanx for any help.






MISC:   brake adapter posted by: jeff on 1/26/2003 at 6:09:10 AM
hi I am building a girls 20 inch schwinn slik chik with a three speed, the problem i ran into is that i could not find a front fork that had the brake hole, so i found this brake adapter on ebay and won it, after putting it on i went to the garage to fetch a front schwinn brake, ran back in and put it on it is looking good , but wait the brake will not close far enough to make contact with the wheel, no this cant be happening there is always a catch. either the front fender is too fat or the adapter is for the bikes that dont use a front fender, i used a rear brake that was the longer type not the L380 front brake since it is way shorter, anyone ever had this problem or know what i can do to this already painted fork to get a brake on it. thanks







AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Spitfire posted by: Ryan on 1/26/2003 at 12:41:13 AM
just wondering what the value of a complete original single speed Schwinn Spitfire is and if anyone is interested in one.

cheers

Ryan


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Spitfire posted by Ryan on 1/26/2003 at 1:31:18 AM
Seems to be a '79