MISC:   Canadian bicycle posted by: Dave on 4/1/2003 at 12:29:36 AM
I am looking for information on a Canadian built Alex Kay bicycle.Any help would be appreciated.Thank you.







MISC:   Sears Spyder parts posted by: David Riley on 3/31/2003 at 6:35:46 PM
I need a good source for Sears Sypder bicycles. I picked up one over the weekend that a neighbor was throwing away. I would like to restore it, but have no idea to find out original colors, part styles ect.


   RE:MISC:   Sears Spyder parts posted by Russell on 4/1/2003 at 4:46:08 AM
If its a 24" bike then it was made only two years from what I've heard. I hear old Sears Wish book toy catalogs from the 70s are great for pictures of bikes they sold.






AGE / VALUE:   Vintage bicycle tire hunting madness-update posted by: Chris on 3/31/2003 at 5:33:05 PM
I picked up a Carlisle Ribgripper tire size 20 X 1 1/4 - 1 3/8
$8.00 new and these are offered at $5.00 and are not moving on e- bay it turns out. Drat, the other one can sit there!
Good thing is a Uniroyal Top Drag orange line slick is doing well at $113.00 and going still. E- bay item #2167092590 Uniroyal Top Drag orange line slick.
(No relation to seller, not my auction)
I will have to remember: Uniroyal Top Drag Now, buy that for $10.00 if you can find one!
18 x 1 3/8 Made in Holland tires new, What are these going for? I held them and thought about it, but hung them back up. Needs more research. He's wanting 5.00 each or $20.00 for the 4 and it isn't worth fooling with I don't think.
Yet, this 18 inch size is rare.
As far as what vintage bicycle tires to get and what to leave there I am still not yet up to the task. Buy low, sell high.
I'm still going sideways. The Goodyear Grasshopper orange slick partly in wrapper has been unearthed/unwedged and it's the best one there. Still it is dried and cracked a bit in one spot. So, I passed over that too. At least we found it.
How often do these sell?
Another bug a boo is this Goodyear 24 X 1. 75 Tire. It hangs there and it's N.O.S.
Thing is,this it's a smaller size (24) that is not popular.
These gotta be whitewalls or else they don't move.
Nope. I'll pass over that one too. Whole huge batch of French Michelin 28 X 1 1/4's vanished without a trace.( Somebody else bought them) Missing out on those?It cost$$$.
They go to like $34.00 each or was that a set? Anyways I blew it, too slow.
Vintage musclebike tires are selling for $600.00 and up on e- bay. For one tire! Thing is, this is very precise with what collectors and restorers want and pay the big $ for. Thre is a lot out there that nobody wants. I'm trying my hand too late in the game for these. Yet, they are out there somewhere. Probably getting heaved out into landfil. A bin full at $600.00 a tire! Yes, it has happened!
Reminds me of the W.B. "Michigan Frog" that won't sing for anybody else but me.







AGE / VALUE:   Frame type posted by: J West on 3/31/2003 at 4:01:05 AM
I have recently aqcuired a lowrider bike. My question concerns its frame. It is very similar to a Schwinn Fair Lady but it doesnt have headbadge holes or a schwinn serial. can anybody help with hints on what type of frame this could be? thanx


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame type posted by Russell on 3/31/2003 at 5:09:20 PM
You'll have to describe the fork, chainring, and rear dropout. For example lucky seven sprocket might mean a Fair Lady or Lil Chic, a pointy rear dropout could mean a Murray, and a flat top fork with chrome could be a Huffy. Best way is to post a picture someplace for people to see it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Frame type posted by J West on 4/1/2003 at 4:18:06 AM
Yeah thats the thing. A repro/bent springer fork is whats on it with 36 spoke 20" rims, so i dont know the original fork dimensions. Would a serial number off the neck help?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Frame type posted by Russell on 4/1/2003 at 4:43:45 AM
Yes. What is the serial number on the neck? Usually this means a 70s model Schwinn, but is dependent on if the first two numbers are actually letters.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Frame type posted by Shannon Reynolds on 3/31/2003 at 2:09:18 PM
If it's a "lowrider" it's probably one of those cheapo Chinese knockoffs.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: Frame type posted by Lownslow on 4/11/2003 at 4:55:26 AM
WRONGO CHEAPO Chinese nock offs have serials under the crank housing.






MISC:   Where's the largest Musclebike display in the US? posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 3/30/2003 at 9:05:35 PM
Here's a question for everyone:

Where's the largest display of Musclebikes?
We're making plans for a big swap meet at the New England Musclebike Museum (August 24, 2003) and at 117 musclebikes on display, I'm thinking it's the biggest display on the planet.

Your thoughts?

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


   RE:MISC:   Where's the largest Musclebike display in the US? posted by VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 3/30/2003 at 9:10:57 PM
Forgot to include their web site:

http://www.nemusclebikes.com


   RE:MISC:   Where's the largest Musclebike display in the US? posted by RichN on 4/16/2003 at 2:07:10 PM
August 24 sounds super! Let's try and make that date stick! What the heck was the Brookline Museum thinking when they decided to ax their own swap meet?!






WANTED:   CCM Mustang Info posted by: Al on 3/30/2003 at 3:12:38 AM
Pictures or info on CCm Mustangs , I have one that I think is from the early 70's . I may need some parts .
thanks
Al


   RE:WANTED:   CCM Mustang Info posted by JimW. on 4/3/2003 at 7:42:38 AM
CCM has re-issued the Mustang, and they're currently available, at least in Canada. The CCM website has photos. Like the Schinn Krate repops, I presume they aren't as nice as the originals. But, this means that the repop parts should be available from the company.






WANTED:   16" Blackwall slick posted by: kev on 3/29/2003 at 9:12:26 PM
Anybody out there know where I can get a 16" blackwall slick from. I would prefer an off brand tyre to paying $$$ for the schwinn slick used on runabouts, as this is for a raleigh project. Also I need someone who will ship this to the united kingdom. Any ideas?? - thanks - kev







WANTED:   16" Blackwall slick posted by: kev on 3/29/2003 at 9:12:26 PM
Anybody out there know where I can get a 16" blackwall slick from. I would prefer an off brand tyre to paying $$$ for the schwinn slick used on runabouts, as this is for a raleigh project. Also I need someone who will ship this to the united kingdom. Any ideas?? - thanks - kev







AGE / VALUE:   new stingray posted by: cindy dmn on 3/29/2003 at 10:50:47 AM
Can anyone tell me what this serial number means HB53717. Blus stingray, glitter bannana seat sissy bar high bars. Any other numbers to look for? I just bought for $20.00 Any clue??


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   new stingray posted by tom on 3/29/2003 at 4:01:44 PM
great find its an august 66 i got the same 66 and same month would you like to sell this to me im interested in it alot.my 66 is just the frame and u want a complete 66 wanna sll it??

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   new stingray posted by cindy dmn on 3/30/2003 at 7:07:10 AM
I don't want to sell it, but I appreciate your interest. Are the grips suppose to be shiny blue too? I went to ride it today and al it did was pull the chain and not move thesprocket. Is the hub full of old grease the problem?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   new stingray posted by Stacey on 3/30/2003 at 11:18:52 AM
Two things might be the problem here, Cindy. Either the chain has jumped the rear sprocket or the snap ring retainer has come off allowing the sprocket to move out slightly and just spin on the driver. I've experienced that in two of the past three bikes I've bought.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   new stingray posted by cindy dmn on 3/30/2003 at 2:10:27 PM
I took the rear wheel off and took the hub apart and found smarfed races and dead grease. This bike is so complete, it even has the hub cleaning leathers with a reflector on it. The chain guard has Schwinn in script and the junior and then Sting-Ray. A refleactor hanging from the back of the seat, reflectors amber on pedals. The grips are from a motorcycle and was wondering if they should be glitter blue too? The tires and wheels are an odd size. This bike made me feel sad for the previous ( only ) owner because he didn't jump a curb or slide out in the dirt. Carry bags of newspapers. Poor kid missed out on some of the fun.






FOR SALE:   We've added more inventory. posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles, Inc. at OldRoads.com on 3/27/2003 at 4:05:42 PM
Click on "Bicycles for Sale"
and "Parts for Sale"
at the top of this page.

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







FOR SALE:   Muscle Bike stuff posted by: Ray on 3/25/2003 at 9:09:31 PM
You can find some muscle bike stuff on my ebay auctions. I have some NOS pedals and shifters. More to come in the future so bookmark my listings.
http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&include=0&userid=wheelman@nac.net&sort=3&rows=25&since=-1&rd=1







AGE / VALUE:   Early Stingray wheel posted by: Phil on 3/25/2003 at 11:46:31 AM
There's a 36 spoke S-2 Stingray rear wheel on ebay this week, is this the right wheel for 1963 and 1964 models? When were the 28 spoke wheels introduced?







FOR SALE:   NOS Krate disk brake posted by: Ray on 3/25/2003 at 12:11:21 AM
Don't miss out on this NOS Krate disk brake. Check other auctions for more disk stuff.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=420&item=2165806444







AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by: linda on 3/24/2003 at 3:00:17 PM
looking for infomation on 1969 screamer 1 from Sears & RoeBuck. The serial # 502475380363828, it has a 16x1.75 front tirewith spring forks, a20x2.125 back tire with a red stripe,it's a 5 speed with a safty brake


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by linda on 3/31/2003 at 4:19:58 PM
I forgot to mention that my bike comes with the original ram handlebars.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by rob on 4/2/2003 at 8:26:23 AM
Ill give you three for it!

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by Rob on 4/4/2003 at 8:07:59 AM
I didnt realize you were a girl, actually i didnt really care. I didnt even look at the name, its printed so small. The 68 screamer has a all yellow paint job, longer forks in the front, smaller chainguard,yellow round reflector just above the front forks butterfly handle bars wrapped in gold tape. The 69 has gold fade to red paint job,hard bucketlike seat, with built in reflectors,smaller forks in front, larger chainguard, five speed stick shift with red handled drag brake(parking brake)butterfly handle bars wrepped in gold tape. I have never been offered anything for my bikes because im not selling them. I got my 68 from a garage sale about two weeks ago for fifty bucks. I just got my 69 from the paint shop and have assembled about ninety percent of it. Waiting on sissybar from chrome shop. Do these descriptions sound like your bike? I'll give you four dollars for your bike....final offer..(JUST KIDDING}. Rob

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by Linda on 4/4/2003 at 3:38:17 PM
Your 69 sounds just like mine, I've pretty much still got it in the same condition as when I got it, the only thing I had done was redo the seat, because it came wrapped in white medical tape that held it together, I still have the original cover, it just slid off once we got the tape off. All I did was clean it up, it took almost a year to get all the rust off the chrome parts, it's not all of on the inside part. Mine also came with clear tape on the handlebars with glitter on them, and I only have a small piece of that because the rest just peeled of in pieces. I also made a mistake on the handlebars, they are like yours I just assumed they were called Wram, but I started to learn the lingo, I just remember riding the bike when I was younger. I've also entered it into our local car and bike show and have won a first place trophy for it being all original, I put the same tires on it, they're still good but they're cracked from age, I don't ride it but it looks good when it on display. People out here freak out on it, thats where I was asked to sell it, but I can't it's to good a thing to pass off to someone else. I'll give you $3.50 for yours!!!!

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by rob on 4/5/2003 at 7:49:52 AM
Send me a picture of it sometime i would like to see it. I have a 69 pea picker, and some ralley choppers, but i think the screamers that we have look nicer than them. When i get a chance i will email you a picture of them.By the way, i have a 66 shelby mustang too!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by Linda on 4/7/2003 at 2:26:15 PM
Ok, I'll get a picture, the person you want to talk to about your car is my man, he's a mechanic and knows more about cars than I do, I just know that a car has to really look good in order to catch my attention, I'm more into the bikes. He's also the one who took my bike and put it back together, I just helped clean it up. I really do want to exchange pictures on our bikes, I've found another person who has a screamer like ours his has the generated lights on it, and has the flag in the back, I'm not sure its all original it looks to new to me, I know that on mine you can tell it could still use a lot of cleaning on it bust some of the crannies are hard to get to, I think it gives it more character and actually makes it look like you actually do ride it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by Rob on 3/31/2003 at 6:44:27 AM
Ive got a 68, and 69. What do you need to know?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by linda on 3/31/2003 at 4:14:11 PM
I would like to know what its value is. also would like to know how many there really are out there. My bike is all original, I only paid $2 for it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by Linda on 4/2/2003 at 9:45:22 PM
Thanks, but no thanks, I'm not as dumb as you aparantly think I am. I do know it's worth something because I've been offered quite a bit more for it. I did think you might actually be able to answer my question, but I was wrong, and for you to be offering me 3 for it I do know it's worth more than you are willing to tell me.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by Rob on 4/3/2003 at 5:59:26 PM
Lets not get your undies in a bundle. I was just joking! Im sure you know about how much they go for. Jeeezz!!

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by Linda on 4/3/2003 at 9:38:30 PM
It upset me because to many guys think girls don't know much about bikes. You still haven't answered my questions. What have you been offered for your bikes? I did find a sight that has a bike like mine but not what its value might be. On the same sight it shows a screamer that doesn't look like my bike but they say it's a screamer 1. I would like to get a look at your bikes, to see if yours are like mine or the other one. At first I only thought there was a set, but apparantly there are more than what I thought. could you email me and let us have a look?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by Bob on 4/16/2003 at 5:16:51 PM
There is one on Ebay right now : Guy is looking to get $1000 out of it. Nice all orig(including tires) Screamer "1's" go in the $500-$1100 range on ebay(best place to sell them). 68 Screamers(longer front forks) go from about $150-$350 on ebay.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 screamer 1from sears posted by keith on 4/22/2003 at 1:47:43 AM
I have an all original 69 sears screamer 5 speed.The tires are Bridgestone red line.They are weather cracked but I think they are original.What is it's value ?






MISC:   HELP ME PLEASE new shcwinn posted by: Phil on 3/24/2003 at 2:54:40 AM
Help anyone i just got a nice schwinn and it needs some bolts for handlebars and such. It is a 72 or 73 schwinn junior. it red w/ origonal decals tires and parts not many blemishes or scratches. i need a new back rim because the threads are shot. If you have perts for sale email me i also need a seat handlebars and strut.