WANTED:   Chopper pictures posted by: Josh on 1/10/2004 at 12:52:37 AM
hey guys, im building a bicycle chopper from scratch with huge 3 foot front forks...could you send me some pictures of your choppers..thanks ( angus__rock@hotmail.com )


   RE:WANTED:   Chopper pictures posted by Brad on 1/10/2004 at 1:52:27 AM
hey i was just wondering if you were gonna want pictures of one raked or not becuase i have one with four foot forks that is raked. Brad

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Chopper pictures posted by josh on 1/11/2004 at 3:44:25 PM
hey brad, sure raked is fine, in fact im building a raked chopper right now with 3-4 foot forks..

   RE:WANTED:   Chopper pictures posted by dude on 1/11/2004 at 9:33:23 PM
hey i got one with a 6 foot rake you want that one

   RE:WANTED:   Chopper pictures posted by ziggy on 1/12/2004 at 8:29:01 PM
What kind of frame? Stingray or all custom?






FOR SALE:   Aerobee bike or part's, hey Brent ! posted by: dent on 1/8/2004 at 11:39:52 PM
Hey Brent last Nov. you were looking for Aerobee part's, Email me I may have what you need. dent







WANTED:   NEED STINGRAY DECALS!!! posted by: JOHNNY C on 1/8/2004 at 11:44:48 AM
DONT WANT THOSE WATER ONES,WANT THE NICE ONES,MORE INTERESTED RIGHT NOW IN FINDING THE TWO THAT GO ON THE SEATPOST TUBE,ONE IS TWO FLAGS WITH 5 SPEED STICKER,THE OTHER IS THE SCHWINN QUALITY CHICAGO STICKER!ANY INFO ON THESE TO WILL BE APPRECIATED,AND ON WHERE I CAN GET THE OTHERS GOOD STICKERS!PLUS THE ONE THAT GOES ROUND WHERE THE SHIFTER IS!!,THANKS GUYS!! 1967 FASTBACK


   RE:WANTED:   NEED STINGRAY DECALS!!! posted by Your bike hobby friends! on 1/9/2004 at 3:24:26 AM
I do not think you will find stickers for the downtube any other way but ... try this guy for great quality stuff ...
tell him what you need and he will answer you ... most stingray people wind up buying from him ... he is not cheap

   RE:WANTED:   NEED STINGRAY DECALS!!! posted by Your bike hobby friends! on 1/9/2004 at 3:24:51 AM
I do not think you will find stickers for the downtube any other way but ... try this guy for great quality stuff ...
http://www.hyper-formance.com/
tell him what you need and he will answer you ... most stingray people wind up buying from him ... he is not cheap






MISC:   1920's bicycle posted by: Larry Rogers on 1/8/2004 at 3:13:05 AM
A friend of mine had a relative pass away recently and he brought in some pictures of his relative on a racing bicyle. On the front and rear tires were white straps that went around the rim and tire. There seems to be several of them on the front and rear tires. The straps appear to be some kind of tape or metal. Can anyone shed some light on what these might be ?


   RE:MISC:   1920's bicycle posted by Joel on 1/8/2004 at 3:57:43 PM
Maybe tape or something to prevent the single tube tires from slipping on the rim and cutting the valve. My best guess... I would like to see the picture if you can post or email it.






MISC:   Need some advice posted by: Josh on 1/7/2004 at 11:22:44 PM
Hey guys, i am building a chopper from basically scratch and im wondering if you could help me with some ideas, i stretched the front forks out about 3 feet.....im looking for a new frame, some fenders,rear hub with the chain going into it, the old gear changers,old stick shifter ..some ape hanger handlebars...nice rims..the whole bit...but i am customizing the frame and all the parts somehow..so if you could send me some drawing/sketchs of some ideas that would be great...and i live near hamilton ontario, so if you have any vintage parts/new old stock parts give me an email...


   RE:MISC:   Need some advice posted by Nick on 1/8/2004 at 11:19:13 PM
Contact Jesse James at Discovery Channel. He will help you out. Be prepared to spend a grand for consultation fees. What you want for nothin, rubber biscut?

   RE:MISC:   Need some advice posted by Alan on 1/9/2004 at 8:55:55 PM
I have just finished with a chopper bike that I built for a friend out of an old schwinn cruiser. I tore it apart and made everything out of scratch. The only part I kept was the steering tube. Give me your email and I will send some pics of the rolling chasis before the gas tank and motor go into it.






MISC:   67 schwinn fastback question???? posted by: johnny c on 1/6/2004 at 3:31:01 AM
is a 67 stingray fastback 5 speed with sprint sproket and derailier LESS valuable than one that dosnt have the sprint parts?or more $$$ or dos it matter??


   RE:MISC:   67 schwinn fastback question???? posted by Bobby on 1/7/2004 at 11:09:47 PM
Is it a Sprint Sprocket? Because 1966 was the only year they used Sprints, then they went to the Mag, if its a 1967 it should have a Mag.

   RE:MISC:   67 schwinn fastback question???? posted by johnny c on 1/8/2004 at 11:16:14 AM
bought frame set on ebay,was listed as 1967,serial# LC74620,contacted him later he said he thinks it had sprint deraillier,is sprint parts what i need to keep it all original?hope not cause i dont like the looks of sprint sprocket!!!

   RE:RE:MISC:   67 schwinn fastback question???? posted by Bobby on 1/9/2004 at 12:59:25 AM
I have two all original 1967 Fastback's, both are Febuary's and both have the Mag sprocket, a Mag is whats suppose to be on it, esp. that late in the year, Yours is almost a 1968 being a November bike. BEWARE OF E-BAY, not every one is honest.

   RE:MISC:   67 schwinn fastback question???? posted by Jesse on 1/13/2004 at 3:51:31 AM
Hello with the info i've heard I must have 1967 Ram's Horn Fastback it has a mag sprocket much thanks . Restored what's it's value

   RE:RE:MISC:   67 schwinn fastback question???? posted by Bobby on 1/13/2004 at 4:01:55 AM
Ram's Horns used the Mag Sprocket every year they were out, and Fastback's used the mag from 67-on. Restored value is not going to be as high as a good original, and depend on how you restore it and how good of job you do.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   67 schwinn fastback question???? posted by Jesse on 1/13/2004 at 4:07:51 AM
Hello thanks for info got for free will probley pump up the tires and ride as resto. stock






MISC:   info. wanted on a Tyler bicycle posted by: M on 1/5/2004 at 2:29:48 PM
I have a gold/yellow cololerd Tyler bicycle and it has a silver glittery banana seat. I think is a type of sting-ray design. It says it was made in poland. The serial number is 71*48354.


   RE:MISC:   info. wanted on a Tyler bicycle posted by Stacey on 1/5/2004 at 8:10:58 PM
I had a Tyler 3spd in the English Roadster styling, and a retired bike dealerfriend of mine has on New In Box. The bike didn't strike me as spectaluar in construction details. Though, admitedly, it's unique due to it's origins... you don't see bikes from Poland in every garage.

Judging from the S/N I'd guess it's a 1971 vintage... it's an appropriate era. Guessing, it has a three piece crank as usual for european bikes. I don't think you'll be able to retire selling it on eBay today. But if it's in decent shape, intact and will clean up well, my vote is to pay it some attention and keep it as a curio. If that dosen't work for you try to find a Polish person named Tyler, that would be your best market to command a premium price :-)

Can you post a picture of it somewhere so we all can enjoy a look at it?

Stacey

   RE:MISC:   info. wanted on a Tyler bicycle posted by Stacey on 1/5/2004 at 8:11:05 PM
I had a Tyler 3spd in the English Roadster styling, and a retired bike dealerfriend of mine has on New In Box. The bike didn't strike me as spectaluar in construction details. Though, admitedly, it's unique due to it's origins... you don't see bikes from Poland in every garage.

Judging from the S/N I'd guess it's a 1971 vintage... it's an appropriate era. Guessing, it has a three piece crank as usual for european bikes. I don't think you'll be able to retire selling it on eBay today. But if it's in decent shape, intact and will clean up well, my vote is to pay it some attention and keep it as a curio. If that dosen't work for you try to find a Polish person named Tyler, that would be your best market to command a premium price :-)

Can you post a picture of it somewhere so we all can enjoy a look at it?

Stacey






WANTED:   Need to find my old Raleigh Bike !!! posted by: Andy Meyerson on 1/2/2004 at 12:31:27 AM
I bought a Raliegh 20" bike new around 1965-1967. It had thin tires, a 3x2 twin shifter. The main shifter was chrome with 3 holes in it and a wood shifter knob. The secondary 2 gear shifter had a small round wood knob. The seat was red metallic and nicely padded. I think it pre-dated the Chopper, but I can't find out anything about it. Can anyone tell me what kind of Raleigh bike this was??? Thanks: Andy Meyerson


   RE:WANTED:   Need to find my old Raleigh Bike !!! posted by keyzkev on 1/2/2004 at 11:05:51 AM
Hi
that sounds like a raleigh rodeo to me - 20 x 1 3/8" tyres, and a 5 speed (3+2) hub.
I think jim has one for sale at nemusclebikes.com,
or give me an email if you need help
hope this helps - kev

   RE:WANTED:   Need to find my old Raleigh Bike !!! posted by jim on 1/3/2004 at 1:49:45 AM
Andy,
There is one for sale at www.mostlymusclebikes.com and 2 in the museum at www.nemusclebikes.com. (thanks Kev!)

jim

   RE:WANTED:   Need to find my old Raleigh Bike !!! posted by Catfood Rob on 1/4/2004 at 8:19:46 PM
What Kev REALLY meant to say was " If you want the full story about these Raleigh Rodeo / Fireball bikes go to www.raleighchopper.info and read the pre Chopper history section"
You did, didn`t you Kev?????

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Need to find my old Raleigh Bike !!! posted by keyzkev on 1/7/2004 at 9:59:37 AM
Ha - that should stop the spammers!!! - i hope!
No problem jim, rob, glad to be of service!!!
Anyone out there got a single speed chopper coaster brake plastic console cover?? (69 spec)
gotta keep trying, 1 will turn up 1 day!!!
mind you, now i need a straight tall frame to bolt it to!!!
- keyzkev






AGE / VALUE:   what year and model is my bicycle posted by: Ryan on 12/31/2003 at 4:04:46 PM
I need to know what year and model my bicycle is. Here is my serial # G4175805. If anyone has any info. please let me know.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what year and model is my bicycle posted by Nick on 1/4/2004 at 6:58:55 PM
1978 Needsmore Inf

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   what year and model is my bicycle posted by Ryan on 1/5/2004 at 2:44:08 PM
Thanks Nick for the info. If you have more I'd like to know what model it is or anything else you might know about it.






FOR SALE:   Sears Screamer posted by: Sean on 12/31/2003 at 5:29:35 AM
Hi all. I was just in the neighborhood. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a Sears Screamer project? The bike is mostly there. Its missing the rear fender, derailer, chain, headbadge, one spring cup, petals, and the brake lever clamp on the one side.(The lever itself is there but the clamp piece is not right, does have one on other side to compare to.) This bike is rough. However it is restorable. All the rare parts are there: chainguard, double rear brake, shifter, 16" springer front end, butterfly handlebars, long gooseneck, springer rear sissy bar(minus one spring cup),etc. This bike still has its original paint and decals and comes with a blownup picture of an original ad for referense. Sorry no trades. "Sean" $225.00 if interested, Thanks.







WANTED:   Raleigh chopper white girl model posted by: jim on 12/31/2003 at 3:03:42 AM
Looking to buy a nice original girlie raleigh chopper in white for inclusion in the New England Muscle Bicycle Museum. email me. Thanks! Visit www.nemusclebikes.com


   RE:WANTED:   Raleigh chopper white girl model posted by jim on 1/1/2004 at 2:54:05 PM
Ha! Rob, you are correct. I have found the fasteners for the Converter bar. I will get you a pic soon. I have also come across a NOS one on eBay mislisted under "Raliegh". It is still in the bag. No Litrature as to who made it. In the bag with it is a NOS MK2 console. Wonder why? The other converter bar came with a complete MK1 AWT shifter. This bar will not fit a MK2. Anyway, they are both white, so I am doomed to walk the earth searching for a nice condition white girlie chopper. Or an NOS one for the NOS converter bar.
Has anyone ever seen a white girlie chopper with flat red decals? Other than the one in the brochure, that is.
Oh, Rob, I spent hours on your site yesterday. Well Done!!! It was informative, easy to navigate and loaded fast. By the time I was off the computer, the wife has gone to bed and I had missed the last chance for sex in 2003. Hmmm... maybe next year. -jim

   RE:WANTED:   Raleigh chopper white girl model posted by keyzkev on 1/2/2004 at 11:08:36 AM
It would have gone nicely on my fastback princess, match the white decals you see - oh well, at least it's some where it can be appreciated!!!
There must be a white girly out there surely???

   RE:WANTED:   Raleigh chopper white girl model posted by Catfood Rob on 1/1/2004 at 12:23:05 PM
Still hunting for something to put that conversion crossbar onto ,eh Jim???? Good luck!






AGE / VALUE:   schwinns posted by: Brad on 12/31/2003 at 2:23:14 AM
I recently picked up two 20inch schwinns and was wondering if somebody could help me with the serial numbers one is AR53 and i think its is 1980 and the other is DF07. Any help would be nice. thanks Brad







WANTED:   60s-70s? Bike w/ STEERING WHEEL! posted by: Kirsten on 12/31/2003 at 2:19:07 AM
My husband talks about his brother's "chopped-out, STEERING WHEEL bike". Can't find anything even remotely similar. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


   RE:RE:WANTED:   60s-70s? Bike w/ STEERING WHEEL! posted by Mark W on 1/2/2004 at 3:02:59 PM
The bike made by Huffy is called a Wheel. It is not a actually a chopper bike but rather a 20x20". Yes, it has a steering wheel and also a "drag brake" console. The frame is dragster style (longer) like the Rail & Slingshot frames. The "horn button" features a picture of a dragster. They were also sold thru Firestone & I believe Western Flyer stores. Any version of it is pretty rare today. Murray also made a steering wheel bike called a Whirl-O-Wheel. The Murray is more rare than the Huffy.

   RE:WANTED:   60s-70s? Bike w/ STEERING WHEEL! posted by Sean on 12/31/2003 at 5:27:04 AM
Hi. I have heard of these bikes. They are very sought after and rare and bring quite alot if and when you ever do find one sale. I have a pair of handlebars for one of these bikes but thats as close as I've come to ever seeing or owning one. The handlebars are regular highrise handlebars with a round loop attached on top. it literally looks like a big giant steering wheel on a bike. The loop attaches at the top of the highrise handlebars via four slotted bolts and is removeable. I assume they made it removeable so you could reverse the direction of the highrise handlebars. It is very neat. Good Luck hunting one up. Hope this info helps at least some.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   60s-70s? Bike w/ STEERING WHEEL! posted by Stacey on 12/31/2003 at 12:00:19 PM
Sean, the wheel you mention was an aftermarket rig. Don't remember who made it... probably Wald. The original bikes had an automotive styled wheel with a removeable center piece to access the binder bolt.

I can remember the print ads showing this kid wheelied up spinning that freakin wheel like mad. Must have been the begining of Xtreem bike flatland LOL

   RE:WANTED:   60s-70s? Bike w/ STEERING WHEEL! posted by Catfood Rob on 1/1/2004 at 12:25:18 PM
Huffy did a Chopper style bike with a steering wheel.

   RE:WANTED:   60s-70s? Bike w/ STEERING WHEEL! posted by Den on 1/9/2004 at 6:54:52 PM
I had a brand new blue bike with a steering wheel in the early 1970's (no aftermarket kit). Had a blue steering wheel. I was the only kid in town with one and my father bought it at Western Auto. Should have kept, since my son doesn't believe me.

   RE:WANTED:   60s-70s? Bike w/ STEERING WHEEL! posted by Den on 1/9/2004 at 6:59:28 PM
Go to this page and scroll down a few pictures on the left side. Blue bike w/steering wheel. Mine was nicer.

http://www.nemusclebikes.com/bikespage8






MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by: dent on 12/30/2003 at 11:55:04 PM
I have a '76 Fastback project bike which has a Western Flyer fork on it, is the Fastback fork identical to a Sting-Ray Deluxe or Fairlady fork? I have a '67 Schwinn Fairlady which I might part out if I could use the fork.


   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by dent on 1/2/2004 at 1:39:11 AM
thank's. dent

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by dent on 12/31/2003 at 12:39:49 AM
I just noticed the neck length's were different between the Fastback and Fairlady, will only a Fastback fork work?

   RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by Stacey on 12/31/2003 at 12:04:17 PM
The 'Fairlady' is a girls bike, the Fastback is a boys. As a rule the steer tube on a girls fork is longer than that of a boys.

Any fork will work, provided the steer tube length is the same.

You can even have that fairlady fork re-sized at the LBS if you want.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by dent on 12/31/2003 at 8:10:52 PM
Are the boy's Stingray and Fairlady fork's identical in styling to the Fastbacks?(aside from steer tube length)

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by Stacey on 1/1/2004 at 1:04:30 AM
I'm not a Schwinn expert, but I believe they are.

   RE:MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by Bobby on 1/7/2004 at 11:13:26 PM
Not only will a Fairlady not work, a fastback has a tall Narrow fork for the Tall skinny tires and it need to have a hole on the crown for the fender to mount to and or brake caliper.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by dent on 1/8/2004 at 2:32:46 AM
Thank's Bobby, only having a Fairlady in the stable and not knowing much about standard Stingray's, the skinny wheel setup had me wondering if the Fastbacks fork style differed from the more common Stingray. As I stated earlier my Fastback came with the wrong fork, just wanting to make it original.(looking) dent

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Fastback question? posted by Bobby on 1/9/2004 at 12:52:20 AM
This my opinion and my vary from someone else's, I would suggest keeping the Fairlady together and putting the 1976 Fastback aside, Although nice and somewhat collectable, a 1966-1973 Fastback is more valuble and collectable, it will also retain more value when your done with the resto. Its crazy but the factory stik-shift adds a lot of value, and the last year for the stik-shift was 1973. Thumb-shifts aren't as desireable.






FOR SALE:   1969 Schwinn Apple Krate posted by: reerun77 on 12/29/2003 at 8:43:37 PM
Have an original apple krate that is in great condition. The only non original part is the seat. but it still is a Schwinn. Paint has minor scuffs. Make a reasonable offer