MISC:   ever heard of a ''motocross'' posted by: max on 8/29/2003 at 7:45:30 PM
any of you ever heard of a motocross mustang bike , it has a banana seat with motocross written on it , it has a fake plastic gas tank plastic front and rear fender and not to forget front and rear shocks.....i could use some info on value , age, anything ........also need info on a BRENTWOOD that i have and i know nothing about tks all


   RE:MISC:   ever heard of a ''motocross'' posted by Stuart on 8/29/2003 at 10:15:36 PM
Sounds like the one a friend had circa 1976. Does it have a gas cap that actually unscrews? Stu

   RE:RE:MISC:   ever heard of a ''motocross'' posted by max on 9/2/2003 at 12:50:19 AM
yes it's a orange gas tank with a cap






MISC:   messages for chris posted by: max on 8/29/2003 at 7:18:14 PM
hey chris i need some info on the marauder , i would really like those pictures i am trying to restore a marauder and i need the decals and a front fork can anyone help me pleasewrite me at max_dc@hotmail.com you would be a big help







MISC:   Who's Going to Central Illinos Swap/Show?? posted by: Matt on 8/29/2003 at 4:00:51 PM
Central Illinois Show - Sept. 13-14 ---Spaces Still Available- Get Yours TODAY!!. I've got some nice spots left, would like to get them filled and have a better idea of how many will make it. Looks to be a great turnout of collectors and civilians. Contact me ASAP, First-Come, First Serve. I've still got indoor spots. There were 16 bikes sold to Non-collectors last year at this show, including a Cycletruck!! Let's make some new collectors and have a great weekend!!!








MISC:   CCM "The Wedge" anyone? posted by: Stuart on 8/28/2003 at 3:42:17 PM
Does anyone recall the CCM Wedge musclebike? It was the same frame as the Mustang Marauder but had different graphics and a handle bar that turned back around on itself ( sort of ram horn )There was a 3 speed and a coaster version in bright orange and lime green amongst other colours. I can't find a reference to it on the net. I know I'm not dreaming!!! Stu


   RE:MISC:   CCM posted by humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 8/28/2003 at 5:36:31 PM
I have a brochure that shows the Mustang and Maurauder and I mailed copies out to folks who were gonna post it up on their web sites and I don't think any bit of all my efforts paid off.
Gotta look them up and give them a shout. They were supposed to be helping advance muscle bike knowledge with me as a team!

I'll keep trying!
I'll look tonight to see if "the Wedge" is in there or not.
E- mail me your postal address and I'll get these pages out to you.
I saved the original!
Chris

   RE:MISC:   CCM posted by Steve on 8/29/2003 at 6:16:07 AM
here is a pic of the wedge;

http://www.nemusclebikes.com/bikespage7

It wasn't a CCM, it was a Supercycle. Supercycle is Canadian tire's brand (department store). the frames are CCM Marauder frames, but with supercycle name on it. CCM also supplied Marauder frames to Sears for sale as "Sears Screamers" in Canadian stores.

that reminds me chris, I have that CCM ad you sent me, and my sister just bought a scanner. I think I can get a copy of that on a site somewhere.

anyways, on another note.....

WOOOHOOO! I just found another Marauder!! went to check out an ad in the paper for an "old CCM - $100" turned out to be a Marauder just like the one I already have!! here's a pic;

http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/photo/?op=view&image=113384

pretty rusty, but very complete (except the chain gaurd) ended up taking it home for $40 canadian! I think it's a 1966 because the reflector on the back says "SAE-A 66 CAT EYE" on it. any thoughts on this...?

   RE:MISC:   CCM posted by Stuart on 8/29/2003 at 6:39:38 PM
Thanks guys! I knew I wasn't smoking dope! I forgot they were Supercycle branded ( built by CCM of course) I also remember they had the standard style fork rather than the triple. A friend had one circa '72 same as the pic. I've seen a lime green coaster version too. Now I need a pic of a SuperCycle Cougar in gold..... Thanks for the offer Chris but hang on to your copy. Stu

   RE:RE:MISC:   CCM ,Never take a pal to clean out old shops, posters, and waiting 20 years!! posted by Chris on 9/3/2003 at 12:21:44 AM
There he is! Hey Steve! He's One of the fellows I sent that C.C.M. literature to!
To keep it from going into landfil I took a partner to that shop and we dragged ALL OF IT HOME. Then he decided to keep everything he took for 20 years. I have 80% of it now. Still working on the rest!
This literature, only one small piece of it that I was able to get a copy of to Steve, was literally in this other dude's hand and about to be shoved into a wood stove!
I screamed. The Chater - Lea and B.H. parts out for scrap in tins.
I asked "Why do you think I brought you in on this?"
" Why do you think we saved it in the first place?"
My stories have not prevented bike pals from selling something that I have sent as a gift either. Oh, the almighty dollar! anyways...
I saved all of the literature that day. Nothing was lost.
This includes a magnificent Fiorelli bike poster that some of the real sharp cookies in this have called me over wanting to know: "What else I have of that?" and the usual question:
"Where did you find that and how do you know about it?" OOHHH... Fausto Coppi!
Still have the originals!
Please do get that scanned and added to the site. I am happy to see that you are still hanging with the group here, and even happier to hear you say that it will be scanned and added soon.
Awesome!- Looking forward to seeing it.
Please let me know when you have that up so I can see it.
humberchristopher28@hotmail.com (and all of us here too)

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   CCM ,Never take a pal to clean out old shops, posters, and waiting 20 years!! posted by steve on 9/3/2003 at 3:30:22 AM
hey Chris, just a stab in the dark here, but you're pretty passionate about your bikes, am I right? (ha ha)

I'm still going to get them scanned eventually, but for now here's a couple photos of them. hard to read, but they're in french anyways.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   CCM ,Never take a pal to clean out old shops, posters, and waiting 20 years!! posted by steve on 9/3/2003 at 3:31:34 AM
http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/photo/?op=view&image=114710

http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/photo/?op=view&image=114711

for real this time......

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   CCM ,Never take a pal to clean out old shops, posters, and waiting 20 years!! posted by Chris on 9/4/2003 at 12:50:29 AM
Don't let the fact that it is in French get in the way. Half of the folks into these probably speak it anyways. Yup, it bothered me too. Still you can see the pictures and it's good to be aggrivated about not knowing a foreign language. Perhaps it will motivate somebody to learn it! A large part of Canada speaks it too and they would love to see it.
I know you will scan it. I believe.
I like things in their proper place. I did not save this stuff to not get it out there and seen by folks. Thanks for your help! Could not have done it without you and your time and efforts.
I'm guilty of not appreciating it. C.C.M.
Man, Canada was a goldmine for British parts and bikes. Those were the days! Wish I bought the blooming shop!

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   CCM ,Never take a pal to clean out old shops, posters, and waiting 20 years!! posted by steve on 9/4/2003 at 4:04:40 AM
actaully, french words are so similar, I figured out what the whole thing says anyway!






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AGE / VALUE:   WHAT KIND OF BIKE IS THIS? posted by: SCOTT WEBER on 8/28/2003 at 1:44:22 AM
I RECENTLY AQUIRED AN EARLY STINGRAY OR A REPLICA. SEAT POST LOOKS STINGRAY, BUT NOT CHROME, NO S ON THE BOLT, WIDER HANDLE BARS THAT LATER STINGRAYS, 5 SPEED SHIMMANO LARK SET-UP (SUISIDE) NO WELDS BUT LOOKS INSERTED. LONGER HEAD TUBE. CRIMP ON DROP-OUTS, TROXEL WIDE BANNANA, DOUBLE CURVE AT THE TOP OF THE SISSY BAR, RED LINE SLICK W/SINGLE TREAD CUT AT EACH EDGE(SAF-TEE, KOREA), SERIAL # ON RT. DROP-OUT #50545C1,NO HEAD BADGE. THANX FOR ANY INFO.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   WHAT KIND OF BIKE IS THIS? posted by BillG on 8/28/2003 at 1:02:06 PM
Can't tell with so little info. Try to find a match in the picture database.






AGE / VALUE:   question about value posted by: timmons on 8/26/2003 at 11:38:38 PM
hi, i have been thinking about buying a Schwinn krate but have noticed that they can range greatly in price.. How do you go about gauging the value of one.. I assume all original parts is the best.. but does a bike lose alot of value for new reproductions.. and generally which is worth more, an old bike or a complete new reproduction of one.. In general, what should I look for when finding a good Krate bike?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   question about value posted by earl on 9/1/2003 at 12:58:19 AM
first you should see if everything is original, if it is, then that is a goldmine. the reproduction ones may still be by schwinn, but the old ones are worth MUCH more than the reproduction ones. i am selling a old huffy from the 1970's and it is almost the exact same thing as a lemon peeler. it is the same color, it has a three speed stik shift and it is in great condition. i am asking 200.00 for it.






AGE / VALUE:   swap meet posted by: Tapper on 8/26/2003 at 9:59:53 PM
Great website!!!
Does anyone know of a swap meet in the Minneapolis/St.Paul
area? Any information would be greatly appreciated!!!







AGE / VALUE:   where are they made posted by: Tapper on 8/26/2003 at 9:20:35 PM
The convertible musclebike looks sooooo cool!
Where is it made, who makes it and how does it compare to
the single speed krates of 1999? I am looking forward to receiving your knowledgable response! Thank-You...







AGE / VALUE:   Sears Death Bike posted by: George on 8/25/2003 at 12:26:45 AM
Which Sears bike are people referring to when they call the bike the "Sears Death Bike" ? Thank You, George


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Death Bike posted by Chris on 8/27/2003 at 6:09:17 PM
All of them? I'm kidding!
Honestly, I have never heard that and would like to know too!






AGE / VALUE:   Re; banana bike value posted by: Chuck on 8/22/2003 at 7:37:26 PM
I hope everyone realized i was looking for a ball park figure







AGE / VALUE:   Banana bike value posted by: Chuck on 8/22/2003 at 7:29:14 PM
Can someone tell me what a schwinn banana bike , such as a 20in. Fairlady , or Lil Chick from the 70's and restored using 90% orignal parts except for paint and decals? Thanks, Chuck







WANTED:   "Cheetah" pedal car from the 1970s... posted by: T S Blue on 8/22/2003 at 7:31:45 PM
I'm trying to find a "Cheetah" pedal car from the 1970s for my son. One that works would be great, but I'll take the design and build one if needed. Can y'all help me with locating any sources of information for this toy? I can't even find the manufacturer.

From "Toys of the 70s" (http://www.inthe70s.com/generated/toys.shtml)...

The Cheetah
It was alot like a chopper bike. It was built low to the ground, with one small tire in the front and two wide, plastic tires in back. You reclined in the seat and two pedals were in front of you. When you "pumped" each pedal alternately, the bike built up speed - a lot of speed! Pushing forward on both pedals at once would slam on the brakes, allowing the rider to skid and spin around.

Thanks in advance,

tsblue


   RE:WANTED:    posted by Stuart on 8/28/2003 at 3:42:07 PM
I remember those. We bought one for my younger brother but my older brother and I had more fun with it!(circa 1976) It had a rachet style cable driven setup. It reminded me more of a rear wheel drive version of the "Big Wheel" Good Luck, I'd grab one too if I came across one. It was a blast! Stu






AGE / VALUE:   mystery bike posted by: jason on 8/21/2003 at 3:02:19 PM
I am sure you guy's have all been there at one time or another. I picked up this old bike. I have no idea what type of bike it is, all it dose is sit around and take up space. I have A mystery bike and I need help!
I did A little research on it and I think it's A HUFFY THUNDER ROAD. Not sure. It is A cantalever type frame. Serial#,s are #WO76794.

Just found the web site and I think
it's great!!!







MISC:   Chopper Bicycles posted by: James on 8/21/2003 at 12:28:39 AM
Hey is anyone here into building chopper bikes. I took a 20" Gt frame put some handle bars from a old banana seat bike on it and ground the thin pole that holds a cushion on the handle bars off. I also put a black banana seat and sissy bars and the swing arms and pedals and sprocket off of a fairly new Huffy mountain bike and used tube forks from the mountain bike for the extension off of the original Gt tube forks and last but not least painted it an orange color covered with a couple coats of Gloss polyurethane the color orange I chose is the kind of orange you would see on an old muscle car/ hot rod.


   RE:MISC:   Chopper Bicycles posted by BillG on 8/21/2003 at 12:23:16 PM
Yeah, check out the customs and lowriders topic on this site. There's some cool stuff there. Look at Jimmie Wilson's projects and check out Sebastians stuff.