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MISC:    I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'VE GOT THE REAL DEAL PEELER, CAN SOMEONE HELP? posted by: russell on 7/4/2004 at 10:58:40 PM
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULD ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS I HAVE ABOUT MY BIKE?
I HAD AN APPLE KRATE AS A KID. SO, IN 1984 I FOUND THIS "LEMON PEELER" FOR MY SON AT A USED BIKE SHOP IN THE POOR PART OF TOWN, AS AN IMPULSE BUY. SINCE THEN I HAVE RIDDEN IT DAILY WITH MY DOG ON THE LEASH. I'M ON THE SECOND DOG (ROCKY RAN FOR MOST OF HIS 17-1/2 YEARS!), NOW RACER AND I CARRY ON THE TRADITION. BOTTOM OF SEAT PAN BROKE IN HALF WHICH PROMPTED THIS RESTORATION AFTER BUYING A REPRO SEAT.
MY QUESTION'S ARE REGARDING, WHAT DO I REALLY HAVE? IT IS THE SINGLE SPEED. SPROKET DIA. ABOUT 7-1/2". SERIAL NO. HF76468. HAS THE SHOCKS WITH A CORRECT FOR THAT YEAR YELLOW SPARKLE SEAT WITH A RACING STRIPE, NOW DESTROYED. NEVER HAD THE CHAINGUARD. HAS NO ATOM WHEEL OR HAND BRAKE, AND I CAN'T SEE WHERE ONE WAS EVER MOUNTED, BUT I COULD BE WRONG. SOMEONE STUCK ON A DIFFERENT BRAND FRONT 20" WHEEL. HAS A SPRINGER, TO ME LOOKS LIKE IT'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE. REAR WHEEL LOOKS KINDA LIKE A SCHWINN BUTS SAY M. O. MFG. CO. I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS CORRECT, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW. THE SMALL MAG SPROCKET AND CORRECT REAR FENDER, NO FRONT ONE AND OF COURSE THE HIGH RISE HANDLEBARS LOOK CORRECT.
I'VE LOOKED AT HUNDREDS ON EBAY, AND I CAN'T TELL IF MY SPRINGER IS THE RIGHT LENGTH TO BE FOR A KRATE. I NOTICED THAT SOME EARLIER '60 STINGRAYS HAD THE SPRINGER ALSO. BUT I FOUND NO '70 MODELS WITH SPRINGERS. MAYBE THAT BIKE SHOP STUCK IN ON? OH, HAS BOWTIE PEDALS. IT ORIGINALLY CAME FROM THE SAME BIKE SHOP HERE IN OKC, THAT I GOT MY APPLE KRATE FROM AS A KID. (WISH I COULD FIND A REPRO STICKER FOR THAT BIKE SHOP, JUST LOOKS SO CORRECT FOR HERE IN OKC!
ARE THERE DIFFERENT LENGTHS OF SPRINGERS FOR KRATE VS. STINGRAY? MINE SEEMS TO LOOK SHORTER THAN ON KRATES (SOMETIMES, HARD TO TELL JUST LOOKING AT PICS, AND I HAVE JUST AN ODDBALL 20" FRONT WHEEL THAT I FOUND ON THE BIKE). I WANT TO BUY AN ATOM FRONT WHEEL SET-UP. I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'VE GOT THE REAL DEAL PEELER (AND CORRECT LENGTH SPRINGER). COULD IT BE ANYTHING ELSE?
THE LENGTH OF THE SPRINGER IS 14" FROM THE YOKE DOWN AND 19-5/16" OR SO TOP TO BOTTOM.
CAN YOU HELP?
THANKS, RUSSELL PERRY


   RE:MISC:    I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'VE GOT THE REAL DEAL PEELER, CAN SOMEONE HELP? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/5/2004 at 1:35:18 PM
Greetings Russel. Don't know much about the bike in question, but I do know about biking with the dog. You did not specify what type of "leash" you use for the activity, but I have had GREAT success with the "K9 Cruiser". My 75# boxer LOVES the thing. Check it out:

http://204.254.173.59/prototype/productlstR.cfm?cat=K9%20Cruiser

Hopefully, more knowledgeable folks than I can answer the "bike specific" questions you pose sir!'

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:MISC:    I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'VE GOT THE REAL DEAL PEELER, CAN SOMEONE HELP? posted by Russell on 7/5/2004 at 8:13:49 PM
Hey Larry, Thanks for your reply. I checked out that leash. Old habits would be hard to break. We've just used a 6' webbed, and I put the loop over the left highrise handlebar. Rocky at 45# pulled real well, but Racer, a Border Collie, at 60# pulls like a "Muscle Dog", and runs like a Cheetah. Even at the end of a long run, "let's go Home" command from me on the steep uphill homestretch opens all four barrels. His top end is still unvisited, as I cannot keep up with him on my single-speed. My new two-speed kick-back, I hope will find it, but it may take a 5-speed krate, as that can go about 35 m.p.h. (on a schwinn speedo). Frankly running with Racer has been kinda scary at times, he's only 2, we ride at night, on the left, little to no traffic, and give vehicles the right of way. I think all bikes should be riden this way, as they will never hit me unless they leave the street to do it, and maybe not then!
A positive to your leash set-up is the control over direction, and keeping the dog back from traffic. I have to stop short to keep Racer from going into traffic. That seems to be my job, as far as he's concerned. I can grab leash in the middle and use the handlebar as a pully, up to doubling my power to keep him reeled in short when needed.
Then there's the problem of his yanking me to a hard left and stop so he can mark. I've gotten used to that, although more often that not, it requires a barely controlled panic stop while resisting this hard lateral pull. Occassionally he'll slide the front wheel sideways on loose surface.
Riding with Rocky years back, we were going hard at 25 m.p.h. when this Birddog hit my front wheel from the right side. He was coming in at about 20+ and was trying to catch rocky and the uncoordinated animal just took out my front wheel. Head and shoulder contact with the concrete.
Well, I'll keep checking back to see if someone's knows about my Krate. See ya Larry. Thanks, Russell

   RE:RE:MISC:    I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'VE GOT THE REAL DEAL PEELER, CAN SOMEONE HELP? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/6/2004 at 2:27:41 AM
Hey Russel! Thanks for the stories on the woofer bicycling. I very much recomment the K9 Cruiser. Makes for a MUCH safer ride! Tucker, all 75lbs. of solid muscle that he is, cannot upset the bicycle. And believe me, if there's a deer on the side of the road (we have TONS of them), he does throw his shoulder into it.

Take care!

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:MISC:    I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'VE GOT THE REAL DEAL PEELER, CAN SOMEONE HELP? posted by Bobby on 7/11/2004 at 12:36:28 AM
Russel, there are two different springer forks, one is for a 20" and one for a 16". If you were to put a 20" wheel on a springer meant for a 16" it would ride high in front. The rear wheel stamp stands for Murray of Ohio Manufacting. A correct Krate rim would say "Schwinn Tubular S2". Hope this helps






FOR SALE:   2 2004 Schwinn Stingray chrome to trade for Electra Rat Fink posted by: Nick Crocco on 7/4/2004 at 6:41:47 AM
Hello. I have 2 2004 Schwinn Stingrays chrome that I would like to trade for a Eletra Rat Fink bicycle. Both Schwinns are brand new. One of them is still in the box, and the other has been put together for a week, and has never been ridden. Like I said, I would really like to trade these 2 bikes for 1 Electra Rat Fink bicycle. Please e-mail nick@crocco.net if you're interested. Thanks!


   RE:FOR SALE:   2 2004 Schwinn Stingray chrome to trade for Electra Rat Fink posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/5/2004 at 3:52:15 PM
Nick,

If yer lookin' for a Rat Fink... I dunno, I went to a little bit of lengths to get mine but I started the "journey" by visiting the Electra Website. There, I used the "dealer search" and called the dealers in my area until I located one. Closest dealer that had one was 85 miles away and even HE had to go to an alternate shop to get mine!

From what my dealer (Wheelfine Imports, Lambertville, NJ) told me... due to the 19 rained out weekends last year (East Coast), they were left with a lot of stock. Many of the manufacturers were kinda stuck with their inventory. So, what happens this year? They slow down production and are now caught somewhat short.

Try checkin' with the dealers in your area. If nothing else, they may be able to "reserve" one that is due for delivery.

As to the trade? Well, I'm not sure if you've had any takers and with all due respect, I'm not sure if us R.F. owners would jump at it. I really like mine and the new Stingray... is quite simply too small for me.

Best of luck in the Rat Fink procurement process! And any "superfluous" effort that you may have to undertake will be worth it!

Regards,

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:FOR SALE:   2 2004 Schwinn Stingray chrome to trade for Electra Rat Fink posted by Nick Crocco on 7/6/2004 at 12:10:02 AM
Thanks for the info Larry! I actually have found several dealers who have them in stock around me, by using that dealer finder on Electra's website. I would really like to sell/trade off the two Schwinn Stingrays in order to get the Rat Fink. It's a little pricey for me to keep the Stingrays and buy the Rat Fink on top of that, so a trade would be perfect. Sounds like you really love the Rat Fink, and I can't wait to get one! Thanks again!

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   2 2004 Schwinn Stingray chrome to trade for Electra Rat Fink posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/6/2004 at 9:24:07 AM
Not a problem! Hmmm... can't have two S'rays AND a Rat Fink, eh? Can't imagine why not, aside from basic economics. Though, having just counted the bikes in the basement... I just discovered I have 17 of the doggone things.

The R.F. is a great bike. Of all the machines I have, I tend to ride that one the most. I'm sure once you get yours, it will be very much to your liking.

Best of luck!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:FOR SALE:  1 2004 Schwinn Stingray chrome to trade for Electra Rat Fink posted by Jason Diskin on 7/11/2004 at 6:02:56 PM
I will give you $180 for a black w chrome stingray

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:  1 2004 Schwinn Stingray chrome to trade for Electra Rat Fink posted by ziggy on 7/12/2004 at 12:25:57 AM
Larry don't give in. Ask for more. Those things aren't worth a dime. >: )

   RE:FOR SALE:   2 2004 Schwinn Stingray chrome to trade for Electra Rat Fink posted by Nick Mulphur on 7/27/2004 at 12:02:33 AM
i bought a schwinn speedometer and at the begining of set up you need to put in tire size for the acurate speed my tire size is 1.95 times 26 i was wondering if you knew the digits to put in thankyou.
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AGE / VALUE:   Brentwood Chopper posted by: Mike on 7/2/2004 at 10:51:43 AM
I have a "chopper" bike that my father bought for me back around 78 or so. It has an extended springer fork.. it looks like a seventies chopper. This was purchased this way, it's not a mod.

I have no info on the bike, it's a little rough, it has rust and pitting on the chrome frone end and rims, sissybar ect. It needs new tires, it has the original "Carlisle" tires. Other than that, it is in good shape all bearings still good, front end turns, rebounds, sprocket ands hub are fine.

It has a badge on the neck tube that says "Brentwood"

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Brentwood Chopper posted by Max on 7/2/2004 at 6:45:27 PM
Brentwood have not much value, is it a 3 speed or 1 speed?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Brentwood Chopper posted by Mike on 7/3/2004 at 11:34:33 AM
It's a 1 speed. If it's not worth much I'll probably trash it. It's a shame tho, as the front end is really unique.. I've yet to see another one.. in person OR on the net.

It cetainly looks more like a real chopper than those Stingrays or otherbikes.

Thanks for the info

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Brentwood Chopper posted by ziggy on 7/3/2004 at 4:45:37 PM
Don't trash it. restore it so you have a cool looking bike that is different then every other bike on your block. You could probably sell it for more than it's worth to some fool who has no clue about bikes. >: )

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Brentwood Chopper posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/6/2004 at 9:28:32 AM
My goodness! I believe Ziggy has pretty well summed up the "Spirit of Modern Capitalsim". ;-)

To his point though, sounds like you've something there that is rather unique. At least worthy of a good going over cosmetically and mechanically. Then park it in a locally "busy" bike rack and see how many slack-jawed gawkers congregate to peruse it.

Regards,

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Brentwood Chopper posted by Max on 7/8/2004 at 8:27:55 PM
it probably not worth trashing the bike
but Brentwood don't fetch that much money, and i've seen a couple of them
you could probably get 100$ for it so it's better than trash
but i really don't think it's worth restoring unless you have tons of muscle bikes and you need a ÉBrentwood in your collection
tks

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Brentwood Chopper posted by ziggy on 7/10/2004 at 2:23:12 AM
I believe it is mandatory for everyone to have a unique piece. >: )






AGE / VALUE:   Rolfast]] model? posted by: Nick on 7/1/2004 at 8:25:38 PM
hello, my name is nick. i have a 20" lime green 3-speed stick shift rollfast. I bought it off a kid in town for only $5. It didnt have any wheels on it and its missing the back break lever/cable. Also it is missing the stick shift cable. Ive looked on the internet to find pictures or maybe some history on my bike but I cant seem to find anything. I have everything else on the bike. The chainguard has a picture of two airplanes on it. Well, if you have any info on my bike or any questions please reply. Thanks alot







WANTED:   3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by: Nick on 7/1/2004 at 5:49:47 PM
I am looking for a 3 speed Sturmey Archer coaster brake hub. I found one for sale but it has 2 sprockets. IM confused. Why does it have 2 sprockets. One of the srockets is right up to where you would put the spokes and then there is a space about 1/2 inch between that sprocket and the other. If a sprocket could be screwed off or something it would be nice, I really need this hub and i really wanted a coaster because its easier than hand brakes. If you have any info please reply. Thanks


   RE:WANTED: 3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by Stacey on 7/2/2004 at 1:05:49 AM
Nick, e-mail me... I have a S/A 3 speed coaster.

   RE:RE:WANTED: 3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by ziggy on 7/3/2004 at 4:47:18 PM
You are definatly missing a sprocket. Who has ever heard of a 2-speed? >: )

   RE:WANTED:   3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by Nick on 7/3/2004 at 7:11:18 PM
well then i asked the guy at the bike shop and he said the hub was for a trike. One spocket for the back and one for the front. I dont know. Maybe one of the sprockets can be screwed off?
I dont know

Stacy i e-mailed you but you havnt replied.

   RE:WANTED:   3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/4/2004 at 11:27:52 AM
Nick, post your first message in it's entirely to the English Roadster message board here. Lot's of 3-speed hub knowledge over there. As to the two sprocket deal, I believe that there is a circlip... snap ring, whatever that holds it in place and it is supplied thus to afford different ration options. It's possibly a rare find.

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:WANTED:   3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by Nick on 7/5/2004 at 2:04:28 AM
what is the website for the English roadster message board??

   RE:RE:WANTED:   3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/5/2004 at 5:45:54 PM
There's one right here on Oldroads and you can also look in on the rollbrittania Yahoo! message board here:

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/rollbritannia/

Regards,

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:WANTED:   3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by Doug on 7/9/2004 at 10:31:34 PM
I'm looking for one of those.
I have a trike that I want to convert to a 3 spd.
I have regular 3 spd hubs.
Maybe a swap?

   RE:WANTED:   3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by Nick on 7/10/2004 at 7:08:31 PM
Doug
do you have regular coaster brake three speed hubs? Possibly Sturmey Archer? If so would you happen top have the spokes and rim (20") to go along with it?
PLease Reply

   RE:RE:WANTED:   3 speed sturmey archer coaster brake hub posted by Doug on 7/16/2004 at 10:16:04 PM
I will have to check.
Does the hub appear to be the one where the 2 chainwheels move independently of each other? I believe one would be attached to the actual hub.
E-mail me.






AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by: JOHNNY on 7/1/2004 at 4:48:21 AM
SEEN PICTURES OF THE NEW STINRAY,THEY ARE SELLING NOW.ESPECIALY THE CHOPPER. ANY OPINIONS ON THE NEW ONES??


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by ziggy on 7/1/2004 at 3:54:41 PM
They SUCK! I HATE them! That's my comment. >: /

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by tom on 7/1/2004 at 10:34:25 PM
my comment is the same as ziggys no new ones are as good as the old ones

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/2/2004 at 1:47:15 AM
Gotta love Ziggy's heartfelt, forthright honesty fer sure. ;-) As to the new "Stingray" (yes, intentional quotes), I would presume the design intent is quite simply a "cool" kids bike. It does that wall. It's quite small and though the list price is somewhat "affordable" it's nearly impossible to find one at that price.

Take solace Ziggy! When them new "Stingrays" are EVERYWHERE... just think how much more awesome and truly unique yours will be! (Not that it isn't already!)

Warmest Regards,

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by ziggy on 7/2/2004 at 1:55:15 PM
You have a point Larry. >: )

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by hello? on 7/2/2004 at 7:16:49 PM
I saw an autographed green schwinn stingray OCC chopper on ebay #2254117675 is it going to be worth anything down the road????

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by ziggy on 7/3/2004 at 4:48:26 PM
No! >: /

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by hello? on 7/4/2004 at 2:32:40 AM
does anyone else have any feedback besides mr. z? we never thought that our bikes would be worth much ...these guys ride on the edge .. their signed bike might increase with time????//help should i buy it

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/4/2004 at 11:24:46 AM
Hmmm... that's a tough call. Kinda like if you bought a first edition book and had it signed bye the author, I suppose it may have some value as to "collectability" be it now or down the line.

Thing is, in such a case, you would have to maintain the bike in an utterly pristine and unsullied state of condition. i.e. DO NOT RIDE IT EVER EVER! So, if that's your intent, by all means pursue the item.

The problem I see at the moment is one of supply and demand. Schwinn WAY underestimated the demand for these bikes, hence at the moment, supply is falling WAY short. This is why the prices on them (list price is about $185) are very high. Throw in a touch of "Ebay Madness" and there you have it.

It's a tough call... as I'm quite sure over the past few months, Schwinn and their manufacturers have been scrambling to ramp up production and once they do, prices will actually DROP. To that end, the signed bike you refer to may be somewhat "protected" price wise. As to all the others that are selling for upwards of $300 on Ebay... they will certainly not hold their value.

As I mentioned to Ziggy... eventually, the New "Stingray" will become ubiquitous... it's only a matter of time.

As to the OCC signature version? Hey, if it's something that you really think you would like to own, go for it! As to investment value? Like any investment... it may or may not pay off... and certainly will require the passing of time to find out if it does.

Regards,

Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by hello? on 7/4/2004 at 10:02:01 PM
MR. B, Thanks so much I appreciate the advice!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   NEW SINGRAY??????? posted by buz on 8/3/2004 at 8:23:21 PM
Give me a break, the price is stupid
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MISC:   VISTA TORINO posted by: chris on 6/30/2004 at 3:26:03 PM
hey guys,
I have a muscle bike that I cant seem to find any info on. It's headbadge reads vista, and the model is a torino. does anyone know where I can find info on it?







FOR SALE:   YAMAHA MOTOBIKE MODEL C posted by: sarah on 6/27/2004 at 11:46:04 PM
near perfect Yamaha Motobike Model "C" for sale
email for pix







MISC:   kent posted by: Nick on 6/27/2004 at 10:11:59 PM
On that kent bike, my neighbor who knows a lot about bikes says its a Sears Spyder. But all the Purple Sears 20" spyders ive seen are all purple. My bike has a apple green chainguard that says "skoot" on it. This chainguard is the exact same one that is on the rollfast skoot. My neighbor also said that my bike was French becasue it has the work "PERRY" on the coaster brake. Well im really confused about what kind out bike this is. Im beginning to think who ever had this before me just put any old parts on it from any bike. So, if you have any info on my Kent bicycle or my others post about my Rollfast please contact me. Thanks


   RE:MISC:   kent posted by ziggy on 6/28/2004 at 6:21:11 PM
The scoot chaingaurd may have just been put on that bike for an unknown reason. The brake isn't french. Wherever you're neighbor got that idea from I don't know. But the wheel may be off of another bike like the chaingaurd. The bike is originally a sears spyder. >: )

   RE:MISC:   kent? posted by Nick on 6/28/2004 at 9:46:54 PM
If its a Sears then why does it say Kent on th badge?

   RE:RE:MISC:   kent? posted by ziggy on 6/29/2004 at 5:14:38 PM
I think that someone swapped the headbadge. ??????????? You really did buy a weird jumble of parts there. !: 0

   RE:MISC:   kent posted by Nick on 6/29/2004 at 6:41:15 PM
idk the headbadge is a sticker.....maybe someone just put it on like u said. This guy i got it from has a lot of old bike of these types and is known to interchange parts. So this is whats goin on. Im just gunna repaint the bike a different color fix it up and ride it. I dont really care. Well thanks for the reply.

   RE:RE:MISC:   kent posted by ziggy on 6/30/2004 at 6:38:53 PM
If you don't like the chaingaurd, then go back to the guy you bought the bike from and ask for a sears spyder chaingaurd. Then sell the rollfast chaingaurd and make some $$$. >: )






MISC:   handlebars posted by: Ron on 6/26/2004 at 3:00:15 PM
I hear some older biker call ape hangers, "ape hanglers."
Where does that come from?


   RE:MISC:   handlebars posted by Skip Intro on 6/28/2004 at 12:08:11 PM
Maybe it's a combination of "hangers" and "handlebars"?

   RE:MISC: handlebars posted by Stacey on 6/29/2004 at 10:41:35 AM
Maybe the 'Old Biker'smoked too much dope back in the day and just can't talk right. Some peoples just plain stoopid ya know






MISC:   Kent Year? Model posted by: Nick on 6/26/2004 at 12:50:15 AM
Hi its Nick again. Ive come across a bike that i recently got at a garage sale for free. This bike has the bannana seat, sissy bar, chopper/lowrider looking frame,chainguard, a rear wheel that has a street squared tire, and this bike has these weird ram horn look-alike handle bars. They're all curled up! When i began to sand off the ugly black coat of paint, someone put on, i saw that the frame is a violet purple color and the chainguard is a apple green color. I sanded the black coat off the headstock where the emblem should be and i found the letters KENT going veticle. Towards the bottom of the frame where the kickstand would be mounted i found some serial numbers and some german words. The serial number is E56E and the German words are Lizenz Pietscher. This bike is a weid one but, if u have any information i would really appreciate it. I would like to find out the year and model and hopefully piant it back to original. Thanks







MISC:   Rollfast Year? Model? posted by: Nick on 6/26/2004 at 12:47:55 AM
hello, my name is nick. i have a 20" lime green 3-speed rollfast. I bought it off a kid in town for only $5. It didnt have any wheels on it and its missing the back break lever/cable. Also it is missing the stick shift cable. Ive looked on the internet to find pictures or maybe some history on my bike but I cant seem to find anything. I have everything else on the bike chainguard and all. The chainguard has a picture of two airplanes on it. Well, if you have any info on my bike or any questions please contact me at Nickybocker123@aol.com. Thanks alot







WANTED:   Royce Union Musclebike posted by: Joe on 6/23/2004 at 12:58:31 PM
When I was a kid in the late 60's my dad bought me a Royce Union musclebike. It had a 5 speed stick shift and I believe it was a cheaper copy of a schwinn krate but without the the front fork springer shock. I would like to locate one of these bikes so I am asking anyone for any information or sightings on these bikes.

Thank you


   RE:WANTED:   Royce Union Musclebike posted by tom on 6/25/2004 at 7:26:35 PM
hey ive seen you have been searching for a bit now on this site. did you see this one go off on ebay? here is the link to it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=420&item=2246636916

good luck with your search.






AGE / VALUE:   new toys found posted by: gmain on 6/21/2004 at 11:50:55 PM
Huffy Slingshot without center beam, lime green, and Murray Avenger, black, both going into the kids chopper section.







AGE / VALUE:   Unknown brand of bike posted by: Sal on 6/21/2004 at 2:08:27 AM
I recently picked up a bike, painted over at least 5 times, and am trying to figure out who made it. It is a girl's bike with monkey bars and a banana seat, but also has a removable bar that goes from the heat tube to the seat tube to make it look like a boy's bike. On the bar was a sticker I uncovered while repainting it that looked kind of like a set of air line wings and had a logo in the middle that resembles Pegasus, but also looked like it could make the letters "EM". Any ideas on who made it and when?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Unknown brand of bike posted by ziggy on 6/21/2004 at 8:16:47 PM
There was a bike called the "bantam musclebike" that had the removable top tube. I think that bike was made by Schwinn? I'm not sure, but that is what the bike was called. Was the original color red with white stripes? If this was the color, then that bike is deffinitaly what I'm talking about. >: )

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Unknown brand of bike posted by Sal on 6/22/2004 at 1:52:55 AM
as far as i can tell, the original color is dark green

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Unknown brand of bike posted by ziggy on 6/23/2004 at 1:28:09 AM
Must be a knockoff then. >: )