AGE / VALUE:   1971 posted by: Tom Bruce on 3/19/2004 at 1:56:54 AM
I have a Raleigh "chopper" with the small front wheel and slick rear tire and a full sissy bar. Its a 10 speed. Looking to sell. Accepting offers.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1971 posted by BillG on 3/19/2004 at 12:05:31 PM
That's a rare one.
Make sure you don't let it go too cheap!







MISC:   tire care posted by: niels on 3/18/2004 at 10:34:42 PM
Hi everyone; two questions. First, does anyone know of a way to soften up old tires? It's already got a little crack on the tread, and I'd like to avoid any more. Also, for the mechanical speedometers, when it says it's for a 20", 26" or whatever wheel, what dictates that? Is it the gearing at the driver, or the gearing in the speedometer? Or it is just cable length? Thanks!!







MISC:   Jesse James' show this week posted by: JC on 3/18/2004 at 2:12:19 PM
Anyone see Jesse's show this week (Monster Garage - West Coast Choppers)?

One of the guys on the crew had pictures of his Huffy musclebike that he customized when he was a kid in the 1970s.

It was cool: high sissy bar, long forks, big back wheel and little front wheel. Cool!


   RE:MISC:   Jesse James' show this week posted by ziggy on 3/22/2004 at 1:25:09 AM
I saw it. It was a pretty cool bike, but that episode is kind of old. It aired a few months ago.






FOR SALE:   Huffy " The Wheel " complete bike posted by: Carrie on 3/18/2004 at 7:01:04 AM
Listed on ebay for the next 5 days


   RE:FOR SALE:   Huffy posted by Bob on 4/13/2004 at 6:16:57 PM
Not to many people have seen this Huffy bike. I bought mine in 1969, and am in the process of restoring it an looking for some parts. Was wonder what yours sold for, if this isn't being to noisy.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Huffy posted by charles on 11/20/2004 at 8:37:35 PM
Did ypu ever sell your huffy "the wheel " bike?
I am trying to sell one and am having trouble establishing a reasonable price. Can you help? Thanks charles
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WANTED:   74 Sting-Ray Fastback fender posted by: Dante on 3/18/2004 at 3:03:54 AM
Tired of ebay for this item,just got one that is not correct and is in bad shape, need aclose too perfect front fender with great brace for this FB, its about 17 inches long send email too Powertran@aol.com thanks







AGE / VALUE:   OLD HUFFY posted by: Brad on 3/18/2004 at 2:36:55 AM
I found a really old huffy it doesnt run a reguler seat post it has a really tiny solid one with a bolt to hold it in place. it says huffy on the chainguard it is a single downtube bike i was wondering if anybody could tell me anything about this bike...thanks


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   OLD HUFFY posted by brad on 3/18/2004 at 2:40:18 AM
i forgot to say it is a 20inch bike






FOR SALE:   F/S hard to find musclebike parts posted by: JOE on 3/12/2004 at 11:04:57 PM
AMF Aerobee 5 spd shifter, Rollfast Top Drag 20" RWL slick, Rollfast 5 spd shifter, Murray Eliminator single & twin stick shifters, Iverson Dragstripper 5 spd shifter, Sears Screamer & Huffy Rail shifter console, 1968 Sears Screamer shifter, Sears Screamer handlebars, NOS Huffy dual redline 20 x 1 3/8 tire Sissy bar pads Columbia Mach handlebars, Columbia SS and Mach Catalog, NOS Shimano Eagle deraileur parts plus lots more. Please e mail me direct for inforation. Thanks.



   RE:FOR SALE:   F/S hard to find musclebike parts posted by Carlos on 8/14/2004 at 7:51:21 PM
I am looking for items for both a sears screamer and huffy rail. Specifically I need Screamer handlebars and seat and chainguard decal and shifter knob. I also need Rail 5 speed console and top tube chrome tips. Please reply.
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MISC:Offbrander Website posted by: Tefl on 3/7/2004 at 3:51:30 PM
I've gotten around to creating a site that I intend to be devoted to "offbrander" bikes. So please check it out and maybe visit my forum.

www.dixiebicycles.com
http://www.dixiebicycles.com/Forum/index.php

I hope to use the site to fill a much needed niche and I hope you can spare a minute to check it out and maybe help it grow. It's in it's infancy right now but with the help of other "offbrander" owners and fans it can grow.


   RE:MISC:Offbrander Website posted by Niels on 3/12/2004 at 6:36:42 PM
Alright, another site about off brand muscle bikes! This is great. Glad to see that you started with the most important part; the forum! Keep it up!






AGE / VALUE:   Ross frameset posted by: Joe on 3/7/2004 at 8:26:59 AM
I came across an odd looking Ross 20" frameset today, it's got a closed top fork lock nut, and a piece of tubing attached to the second set of tubes. The Second pair of tubes do not touch the toptube, but go straight through the middle of the frame. The headset looks undisturbed, but it has no handlebars? How did the stem or bars mount?
I first though it may have been some sort of chopper fork set up, but it don't look like anything was removed from the headset arangement. There are no clamp marks on the top tube either from a posible sport shifter. What does the short piece of tubing hold?
I found this out for the trash along with several other bikes, I grabbed it since it was such an odd setup.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Ross frameset posted by Stacey on 3/7/2004 at 11:35:36 PM
Got a pic or two to share Joe? I'm having a hard time forming a mental picture. Must be coz my brain is past the experation date LOL






MISC:   stingray posted by: chris on 3/5/2004 at 4:53:21 PM
i got a bd sying ray but how do i get orignal parts for it and what it was called?







WANTED:   Wald 832 handlebar posted by: Tim E. on 3/5/2004 at 4:55:25 AM
Anyone have a lead on where I could find some of these model Wald handlebars? They're rather curvy high rise bars. You can see them here:

http://home.comcast.net/'carlfogel/download/wald832.jpg

Local places don't have them and don't seem interested in getting them. Bikepartsusa doesn't list them, nor does last resort, big-wheel.com.

Any leads out there?


   RE:WANTED:   Wald 832 handlebar posted by joel on 3/5/2004 at 7:16:05 PM
link doesn't work.

   RE:RE:WANTED: Wald 832 handlebar posted by Tim E. on 3/6/2004 at 12:22:53 AM
http://home.comcast.net/'carlfogel/download/wald832.jpg

Sorry. For some reason the tilde got changed to a apostrophe.

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED: Wald 832 handlebar posted by Tim E. on 3/6/2004 at 12:24:29 AM
After two tries, it looks like the apostrophe will have to be manually changed to a tilde. Sorry.






WANTED:   WTB/Trade for Blue Fastback Guard - 6-7 Condition posted by: Matt on 3/3/2004 at 3:43:02 AM
Looking for a decent one to go on a project bike, 6-7 condition with readable screen. I've got a ton of stuff to work a trade if there's something you're looking for, or will pay cash for the right guard.
Matt







MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by: lewis on 3/3/2004 at 12:32:38 AM
hey I just recently purchased an old western flyer made by schwinn and it's post war has a skip tooth chain ring and looks like a stingray but the back chainstays are curved like a beach cruiser. It has s2 white rims and is being repainted now because it was badly scraped up, but I'm having the pin striping and everything done on it that was there. There was no name or it had been scraped off, I was wondering what it is? I think it's a 1950's and it was a fiery red color with white pinstripes and it has 2 top tubes no gears. email me with any answers


   RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by Joel on 3/3/2004 at 3:04:53 PM
The bike you discribe is a balloon tire bike. If you can post a picture, someone can probably ID it. Western Flyers were never made by Schwinn. Skip tooth chains were used as late as the early 50s.

   RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by lewis on 3/3/2004 at 4:22:44 PM
There's a local collector who said that western flyer bought the frames from schwinn and put western flyer tires, grips, and other western flyer accessories on it. It has a schwinn painted logo on the frame and it has 20 inch tires and it shaped exactly like a stingray except for the curved chainstays and the original skip tooth chain. the collector who has over 200 bikes said he'd never seen one. I'll try and get a photo online.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by dude on 3/3/2004 at 8:53:50 PM
maybe someone took one crappy western flyer and one crappy schwinn bike and made one bike with the better parts. did anyone ever think of that? geee i could make 10 million combinations of bikes nobody have ever seen tks dude

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by joel on 3/3/2004 at 10:58:40 PM
Unfortunately, there is more misinformation than fact flowing through the grapevine. Don't be Schwindled.

Western Flyer bikes were sold by Western Auto stores and made by Murray, Cleveland Welding Co, and others but never by Schwinn. A bike that has Schwinn grips, seat, wheels, ... is not necessarily a Schwinn. Parts are interchangable.

If it is a Schwinn frame made after 1948, you will find the serial number on the list provided by Oldroads.


   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by lewis on 3/3/2004 at 11:14:17 PM
that still doesn't explain why i have a stingray frame with curved rear chainstays and a 1950's schwinn serial number? I'm almost positive it's all original. here are some photos of the recently repainted frame without pinstripes and without the front fork which is a thin blade cast fork. The serial number is C04828. hey I'm only asking for help not an attitude, I get enough of those from my 13 year old kid.

http://www.mainstreetantiques.org/images/frame.jpg
http://www.mainstreetantiques.org/images/wheel.jpg
http://www.mainstreetantiques.org/images/chainguard.jpg

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by lewis on 3/3/2004 at 11:20:21 PM
also schwinn was painted on the seat tube of the bike, it's headbadge was missing. It had western auto supply tires, grips, and the older gentleman who knows a lot about old bike around here told me it was a western flyer. even though it had schwinn/chicago on the seat tube. Everything else(bottom bracket, seat tube, neck, rims, brakes, etc) is schwinn or new departure. I think it's a schwinn with new grips and tires considering those are things that get replaced faster.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by dude on 3/4/2004 at 8:55:43 PM
then if your so sure , why ask us for some information? you can rely on that old man, and that would be fine
and by the way .........is your kids name Tom by any chance?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by Joel on 3/4/2004 at 9:36:15 PM
That is a Schwinn frame. Is is NOT like a sting-ray frame. Sting Rays have cantilever frames. And it is definitely NOT a western flyer. Your earlier message suggested that it had no markings.

The serial number was also used in 1960, but that looks 50s to me. You may find the year on the crank for varification.


   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by Joe on 3/5/2004 at 8:15:25 AM
I believe that the absence of a built in kickstand would make it at least pre-1946? There is very little info available for these bikes due to the fact there was a fire at the factory back then and most all records were destroyed. The best way to date an early Schwinn is by the date codes on the cranks, if they are original.
You can also compare specs with other bikes of known origin, www.nostalgic.net is a good source. Tom Findley also has a '46 catalog posted at: http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn/
Your frame looks like it could be a childs version of a Schwinn 'Standard" or pre-war DX.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by Max on 3/5/2004 at 5:14:28 PM
that frame looks good painted like that, i would just use it to make a custom bike, because with all these different parts on it i'm afraid it's lost most of it's value, it really looks like a kid's frame

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by Tim Nadik on 4/2/2004 at 3:26:46 AM
Can someone please help I want to restore my 1969 or 1970 bike i think its a sting ray but i"m not sure can someone please tell me what the name of my bike is
Description Little forks and tire in front was a 3 or 5 speed orange frame shifter on frame and the most unique part of the bike is the handle bars which are hard to describe picture 2 wild shaped c's facing each other with the bottom ends facing each other.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC: question about post war muscle bike posted by Junior on 11/28/2004 at 12:09:49 AM
Did you find any info on that frame cause my friend has a frame just like it also I put a photo of mine which is very similar and has the #R87385


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MISC:   question about post war muscle bike posted by: lewis on 3/3/2004 at 12:32:38 AM
hey I just recently purchased an old western flyer made by schwinn and it's post war has a skip tooth chain ring and looks like a stingray but the back chainstays are curved like a beach cruiser. It has s2 white rims and is being repainted now because it was badly scraped up, but I'm having the pin striping and everything done on it that was there. There was no name or it had been scraped off, I was wondering what it is? I think it's a 1950's and it was a fiery red color with white pinstripes and it has 2 top tubes no gears.







AGE / VALUE:   HUFFY RAIL SLINGSHOT WHEEL Seat Tube Decal posted by: Conrad on 3/2/2004 at 9:45:52 PM
Huffy seat tube decal/sticker for 68-72 Rail Slingshot Dragster Wheel Muscle bikes $15 + shipping. This is the black white red & gold decal with clear aroound it. Email me for photo.