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Archived: Musclebikes (Sting-Rays, Krates, Choppers, etc.)







AGE / VALUE:   very rare 1969 CCM MUSTANG MARAUDER posted by: MAX on 8/18/2004 at 3:36:20 PM
i put up for sale ob ebay a very rare 1969 CCM MUSTANG MARAUDER it's a 9.5 out of 10
ebay id # 2264044652
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   very rare 1969 CCM MUSTANG MARAUDER posted by TOM on 8/19/2004 at 2:59:17 PM
WOW DID YOU GUYS SEE THIS BIKE
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   very rare 1969 CCM MUSTANG MARAUDER posted by ziggy on 8/19/2004 at 6:18:57 PM
I saw it. Very interesting. Should sell for a high price. >: )
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   very rare 1969 CCM MUSTANG MARAUDER posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/19/2004 at 11:53:03 PM
Very sharp man! Good luck with the auction!

Later!

Boneman
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   very rare 1969 CCM MUSTANG MARAUDER posted by larry p on 8/24/2004 at 2:31:56 AM
Hey thats the best in condition marader ive ever seen
very nice man!
best regurds
lP
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   very rare 1969 CCM MUSTANG MARAUDER posted by brando on 12/11/2004 at 7:31:02 AM
i nave 1 2. good luck!
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AGE / VALUE:   CCM Musclebikes posted by: Canadian Bananadude on 8/18/2004 at 12:48:25 AM
Thanks to Al for replying to my posting!
Al, your Mustangs Twin secondary crossbars under the main top crossbar,what do they look like? If they hook down sharply like a hockey stick near the front of the frame, its more than likely from 1972-74, if their rainbow shaped, its from 1967-71.
CCM bikes are Awesome. Not just because they are Canadian, but because their styles were very unique. Take a CCM Marauder for example(see them on this site), my personal opinion is that its styling blows the mighty Raliegh Chopper Away-their way more wedgy&angular.
I would also wager that CCM's are more scarce than most Schwinn Fastbacks&Krates. 300 million people in the U.S.- 30 million in Canada. You do the math.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   CCM Musclebikes posted by ziggy on 8/18/2004 at 1:19:47 AM
Made in Canada eh? Ha ha ha ha ha ha! >: )
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   CCM Musclebikes posted by Al on 8/18/2004 at 4:02:04 AM
Thanks for that info, looks like my bike is a 72-74 . I do like the unique sytle of the CCM bikes, just wish I could come across more of them.
I am also looking for a buike I had as a kid, a Royce Union 3spd musclebike . it had a simalar look to the mustang . it had high handle bars , hand brakes. sissy bar , banana seat. 20" rear slick, 16" front wheel , you get the picture.
I have a pic of the one I had if you like I can e-mail you a copy so you can keep a eye out for one. have you heard of this make.
Where in Canada are you located , I am in Ontario.

Thanks

Al
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   CCM Musclebikes posted by Campbell on 9/1/2004 at 8:13:00 PM
I have Mustangs of the vintage you quoted.I will take a look tonight and copy down any pertinent info.I'm glad to see I am not the only one with this "silly addiction".Keep on cycling!!!
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MISC:   BSA chopper original-need info???? posted by: Airon on 8/17/2004 at 1:24:23 PM
i've picked up a BSA chopper, metalic orange from the guy who rode it as a kid. it used to be his sista's and now he's selling it to me for $30. Can anyone tell me about this bike, what it's worth...is there spares? i need the seat, it has original white walled tires etc.. please get back to me, i am keen to find SOMETHING out about this beast of a bike!!!cheers airon
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AGE / VALUE:   Dill Pickle - Huffy posted by: Jason on 8/17/2004 at 6:24:52 AM
Hello,

I have searched in every imaginable direction to find some info on a Huffy Dill Pickle. I found one web journal of a man re-living his childhood memories and that was it. Does anyone know the details of this bike? Age approx value ect. The bike appears to be in original condition, heavy signs ageing but the tires and seat are still in good condition.

Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated,

Jason

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dill Pickle - Huffy posted by ziggy on 8/17/2004 at 6:30:30 PM
Dill Pickle??? Huffy? Never heard of one. >: )
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dill Pickle - Huffy posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/17/2004 at 11:39:18 PM
I have. Even have a nebulous recollection of seeing one when I was a kid.

Though, that's about all I really know about 'em.

Later!

Boneman
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dill Pickle - Huffy posted by Randy on 8/18/2004 at 6:12:25 AM
Are you maybe thinking of the "The Dilly" by Columbia? The bikes came in green or purple, with a 16" drum brake front wheel like a Schwinn Krate. I have a green one, and you can see a purple one on-line at the N. E. Musclebike Museum.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dill Pickle - Huffy posted by Chris on 8/18/2004 at 6:53:41 PM
I saw one once in an antique store in the Phoenix area about 6-7 years ago. It was a non-metallic yellowish-green color. My guess is that it is from the early 70's. Can you post the serial number?
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dill Pickle - Huffy posted by Jason on 8/19/2004 at 12:41:31 PM
I found the following numbers by the rear wheel mount
73422 and under these were a second set reading 2029T.
The bike has a 20 x 1.75 on the front and a 20 x 2.125 on the back. Hangers, banana seat, sissy bar (small).

Thanks -
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Dill Pickle - Huffy posted by Pat Greever on 2/1/2005 at 2:25:05 AM
As a matter of fact, I have a near mint condition Huffy Dill Pickle and am trying to find more info on it as well. It is from the 60's or early 70's and that is about all I know... any further info would be greatly appreciated.
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WANTED:   pop chute, baseball bat holder and cobra tail wheelie bars posted by: Jkirby on 8/17/2004 at 5:36:49 AM
Hi I', looking for a few parts, they can be used but have to be real nice. I'm not looking for mint boxed items to set on a shelf and appreciate in value. I'm looking for very nice parts to put on my Krate. I need a baseball bat holder, cobra tail wheelie bars and a pop chute. please let me know aht you have and how much your asking. No reproduction stuff, thanks.
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   RE:WANTED:   pop chute, baseball bat holder and cobra tail wheelie bars posted by ziggy on 8/17/2004 at 6:34:20 PM
Well right now, all you're going to find is reproduction stuff. Those parts are extremely rare nowadays. Your best bet would be to search ebay. If you find any of those parts, be ready to bid a huge wad of cash. Even non mint or "real nice" items are going to be expensive. Believe it or not even crappy condition parts like that are going to cost a lot. Good luck. >: )
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   RE:WANTED:   pop chute, baseball bat holder and cobra tail wheelie bars posted by john on 8/23/2004 at 8:23:35 PM
thats a good idea wade
thanks
my krate looks superb

john
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   RE:WANTED:   pop chute, baseball bat holder and cobra tail wheelie bars posted by lp on 8/19/2004 at 9:58:46 PM
i have a chute in the shrink wrap and a pitted bat holder.
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   RE:WANTED:   pop chute, baseball bat holder and cobra tail wheelie bars posted by wade on 8/20/2004 at 3:35:31 AM
btw.. anyone who wants to go the cheap route.. go to a music store and see if they sell chrome drink holders that attach to mic stands.. my friend modded one for a bat holder and looks really sharp on his krate.
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WANTED:   70's Royce union posted by: Al on 8/17/2004 at 4:38:32 AM
Royce Union three speed muscle bike . I have a pic of one I had as a kid. e-mail me to view.
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   RE:WANTED:   70's Royce union posted by ziggy on 8/17/2004 at 6:35:33 PM
What's your point? Are you trying to sell it? !: 0
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   RE:RE:WANTED:   70's Royce union posted by Al on 8/18/2004 at 4:08:28 AM
No I am looking for one that's why it says wanted at the begining of the post ( big smile here)
have you heard of that make, not many people have.just lookin for some help and I was told that this was the place.
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   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   70's Royce union posted by ziggy on 8/19/2004 at 6:22:06 PM
The way you psted the message, it sounded like you had one for sale. I have heard of that brand. Thoswe bikes were supposed to look like a raleigh fireball methinks. >: )
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   RE:WANTED:   70's Royce union posted by Al on 8/25/2004 at 5:10:37 AM
Fireball, what's it look like. I will dig up that picture of my old bike and post it.
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AGE / VALUE:   1969 Raliegh Fireball DTR posted by: Canadian bananadude on 8/17/2004 at 1:28:52 AM
I picked up an interesting bike last year. The bike is a Raliegh Fireball DTR, its got a Sturmey-Archer S2(2-Speed)-One of apparently 12500 made.Its also got original whitewall Dunlop tires front and back. The hub date is 10/69. Can anyone out there give me some more info on it?

In my collection also, I have a 69 CCM Marauder 3 speed, 68or69 CCM Mustang(in the middle of restoring), 70-71 CCM Scrambler, and also a really fine 81 CCM motorcross-special edition for Eatons department store.
P.S. DOES ANYONE HAVE SERIAL NUMBERS FOR CCM BIKES 1967-1974????????
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1969 Raliegh Fireball DTR posted by Al on 8/17/2004 at 4:37:36 AM
Can't help you on the serial number, but I have a CCM Mustang that I think is mid 70's but don't know how to tell.
I actually need some parts , if I can't find some soon I may make it a custom.
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AGE / VALUE:   67 Stingray posted by: Chris on 8/15/2004 at 6:54:12 AM
Hey guys, just though i'd let all you guys know that Musclebikes are still cool in the young guns generation. I have 67 Stingray that used to be my dads. It has the original Purple glitter bar grips, front Tractor Grip front tire (now off of it), front rim, a black vinyl banana seat, and a 40" sissybar. i just added a new front tire, a new square-cut slick, the sissybar and the seat. Just curious, how much do you guys think this bike is worth? i would never sell it, but i just wanted to know how much these things go for. i know some go for around $200-$300.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   67 Stingray posted by john on 8/22/2004 at 7:08:09 PM
Absolutly NOTHING FOOL
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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show Photo albums 2003-2004 posted by: Peter Naiman on 8/13/2004 at 3:59:50 PM
I've put together albums of the last two years of Larz if anyone to view really great cycles. If you click on the URL below, you can view full albums of the last two years
of Larz. There aresome very exotic and interesting Antiques and Highwheelers, take a peak at the 2003 Album.
Peter Naiman
Boston, MA

http://www.birfield.com/modules/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=hetchinspete

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WANTED:   a good restorable krate bike posted by: larry p on 8/13/2004 at 12:58:20 AM
Hey i need some krate parts or even a crap compleat bike just some thing i can make new again. email me at juicy_fruit_22000@yahoo.com
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   RE:WANTED:   a good restorable krate bike posted by l.p on 8/22/2004 at 7:09:31 PM
email has chainged to lemon_peeler_68@yahoo.com
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AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by: Nick Crocco on 8/12/2004 at 3:51:53 AM
I was wondering if anyone had any info about the new 2005 Electra bikes, specifically the Rat Fink. I just bought a 2004 Rat Fink and was wondering what the differences are. Thanks!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/12/2004 at 9:22:03 AM
Hmmmm... Well, first off, I was under the impression that the R.F. was only being built for one year. But then, they sell quite well so perhaps they will continue production.

As to the 2005's I would imagine the best place to check would be the Electra website. Good luck with the R.F.! I enjoy mine immensely!

Currently, I'm awaiting the arrival of the Giant Stiletto that I've got on order with the LBS. Should be here end of the month.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/12/2004 at 7:51:44 PM
What is the stiletto look like? It sounds like it's pretty cool. I think a majority of the people who have already bought a rat just bought it because it looks cool. The other 50% of the people who bought one got it in dedication of Eddie big daddy Roth. R.I.P. >: )
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Nick Crocco on 8/12/2004 at 9:14:42 PM
Here is a picture of the Stiletto

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?lYear=2004&bikesection=8836&range=178&model=10899

As I was looking for other chopper/cruiser bikes on the internet, I ran across a website from Amsterdam which looks like it has pictures of the new Electra bikes for 2005. Here's a link:

http://www.fickser.nl/wazzup0498.htm

It looks like they're going to release a new retooled Rat Fink for 2005. How many Rat Finks did they make for 2004? Was it limited edition at all? Just wondering, thanks!
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/12/2004 at 11:21:20 PM
Interesting stuff! Certainly many versions of the "Rat Fink" basic framework pictured and yes, the actual R.F. pictured looks to be re-done... however, are these bonafide '05 models or perhaps prototypes for the production R.F. as it is marketed now. As to how many '04's were made, I've not a clue. However, if they plan on putting ALL those into production, obviously, they've had some serious success selling this year's R.F.

I'm watching them on Ebay at the moment.... just to see what kind of price they bring.

As to the Stiletto, well, I'm psyched for mine to arrive of course and have been poking around looking for pics of it other than that rear-view on the Giant website. Here's a shot of a pre-production RED one from the Taipei Bicycle Show (click on the small image for a popup frame with a full image). No graphics on this one as I don't think they had the transfers made yet. But a nice side view nonetheless. It has nice lines, WAY forward pedals, LOW seat and the fork rake is not nearly as conservative as that of the Fink.

http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/articles/5689.1.html

From what I can see of the cogset, it appears to have mostly standard sprocketing with the addition of a LARGE "Granny Gear". For me that will be a tremendous plus on the hills of the Pocono Mtns.

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/12/2004 at 11:30:26 PM
To Ziggy's points... well, you can see the Stiletto at the link I posted earlier. As to why I bought the Fink? Well, yes, in part because it looks cool and yes, I remember assembling Rat Fink models when I was a wee lad! Ed Roth's stuff left a VERY lasting impression for sure! But also, because it's rather unique and believe it or not, one darn comfortable, laid back ride!

I did reserve "right of refusal" on the Stiletto as if I find it to be overtly uncomfortable or awkward I will pass on it. Though giving what the engineers know about ergonomics, etc. these days, I'm sure it will be more than acceptable from that point of view.

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/14/2004 at 1:28:24 AM
Wow! Cool jackshaft setup! !: 0 That chaingaurd has to weigh a few pounds eh? Cool, but it looks a lot like the new schwinn "thing". I wouldn't be able to ride it, but I like those more than the new schwinn believe it or not. >: )
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/14/2004 at 11:24:32 AM
You wouldn't be able to ride it? It is an adult sized bike. I know you've stated yer a tall feller and if you're that sizeable man, remind me not to piss you off! ;-)

As to the jackshaft... I thought it odd at first but I grew to like it the more I looked at it. Certainly an interesting solution to an engineering problem. If the sprockets on the Jackshaft are easily changeable, just think of the ratios you could achieve without having to pull the crankset apart!

As to weight, that's one thing I never see listed for this type of bike. Overall weight. They do state that crankset is alloy (unlike the R.F.) so I presume some weight-saving methods were in mind. As far as the chainguard itself, it can't possibly weigh any more than the fully enclosed chaincase I have for my Raleigh Sports.

One thing I'm sure contributes pretty significantly to weight would be the tires on this type of bike. 3" tires have to carry quite a bit of rubber. Especially with the deep, motorcycle-like, tread patterns.

I really should, just for fun, weigh the R.F. I know that just by "feel" alone, it's still far lighter than my '74 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist.

If I get the chance, I will!

Ride SAFE!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/15/2004 at 12:00:22 AM
Well I guess it looks smaller than it really is then. Sizeable doesn't mean overly large. >: / But at least you didn't insult me by calling me an idiot like that guy who went ny the name chopperzzzz. >: )
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/15/2004 at 12:35:16 AM
No offence at all intended!

It is tough to judge by pictures. As I recall, your in-person impression of the new "Sting Ray" was that it was even SMALLER than the pics gave the impression of.

I daresay the opposite is true of the Stiletto pics I've seen. What I did was use the rear wheel as a "scale" of sorts. It IS a 24" diameter wheel.

So, ifya look at the pic and figure out how many "wheels" long it is... and multply that by 24, it gives you the overall length (approximately of course) in inches.

So, yeah... it's a fairly "sizeable" ;-) bike!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/15/2004 at 9:01:27 PM
Well IF you journey along to the OCC SHOWROOM (that I visited) there is one on display and it is part of a contest to win it. Believe me, I felt compelled to pick it up and throw it through the window and set it on fire. >: )
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/16/2004 at 2:08:40 AM
Hmmmm... well, perhaps after all the "Stingray Madness" dies down... and the darn things become so common, you can pick one up on the cheap and do precisely that!

I'm sure it would make you feel much better! ;-) And I for one, would enjoy watching the spectacle. Not terribly often one gets to witness a defenestration followed by an immolation!

Uhh... or something. ;-)

Later!

Boneman
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/16/2004 at 5:02:46 PM
You know, that's a good idea. I'll pick up one of those pieces of sh*t on wheels and set on fire. I might even take pictures of it and post them. I really couldn't care less if schwinn got a glimpse of those pictures. HOWEVER, I may just keep the rear wheel/tire. Might use it on some other project. >: )
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/17/2004 at 9:22:30 AM
Sort of another form of "Bicycle Therapy", eh? ;-) Though I did think you would be hard pressed to part with that rear wheel / tire deal.

Which, now that I ponder, raises an interesting point. Are any SPARES available for the OCC Stingray? That could be a big flaw in marketing them through the likes of Wal*Mart. Heck, the Wal*Marts in my area have never even HEARD of the OCC Stingray, never mind carry even a replacement rear tire for one!

And you know darn well, kids will be winding these things up and slamming on the brakes to power skid to a stop. I sure would have... and DID when I was a kid! I can only imagine how cool a 4" wide skidmark would be, eh?

So... where does one get that tire?????

Later!

Boneman
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ryahn on 8/22/2004 at 7:12:35 PM
they didnt make enough in 2004 so they will only be a select few of 05s
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/17/2004 at 6:42:39 PM
My guess is that you would have to order them directly from schwinn. I see a few on ebay now and then. Yeah slamming on the coaster to skid was fun in my childhood days. But it led to the destruction of my first bike. >: )
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/17/2004 at 11:42:19 PM
Not to mention countless rear tires, eh? Actually, my folks finally got me a 3-speed Columbia muscle bike with handbrakes... probably BECAUSE they figured in the long run it would be cheaper than buyin' all them tires!

Later!

Boneman
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/18/2004 at 1:24:43 AM
You're lucky. I wish I had a musclebike as a kid. Actually, My parents never bought any new tires for that bike. When the coaster eventually locked up and seized the pedaling operation forever after countless skids, the tire was completely bald. The thickest part of that tire was probably only 1/16" LOL >: )
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/18/2004 at 9:21:17 AM
Bald? Mine would get to the point where the CHORDS would not only show through... but be quite FRAYED! Made for very interesting tire noise. Especially when the tube would start to bulge through. :-0

Later!

Boneman
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   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/19/2004 at 6:24:49 PM
Holy sh*t! All the way down to the cords!? Man I didn't even skid that much. And let me tell ya, I did A LOT of skids. >: )
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by larry p on 8/19/2004 at 10:01:05 PM
wow this is alot of replys

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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 8/19/2004 at 11:57:14 PM
Yeah... lots of replies... and a fair amount of digression too. ;-)

Yeah Ziggy... down to the cords! Even had one BLOW mid skid once! :-0 The sound scared the krappe outta me... but my friends thought it was about the coolest thing they ever saw. 'Twas on a dirt road and the "eplosion" blew quite a bit of dust up!!!

Later!

Boneman
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   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   New 2005 Electra Bicycles posted by ziggy on 8/20/2004 at 2:04:45 PM
Digression? I have never had a tire pop that close to my head before. Surprised your ears are still in check. In Trans. systems at school, there was this lawnmower sitting on the floor of the shop. Some idiot inflated it to a very unsafe pressure. At first we heard what we thought was a balloon popping in the hallway. Turns out that the tire blew off the rim due to the pressure. Imagine someone's head being right next to it when it blew. Ouch. >: )
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AGE / VALUE:   info on spyder bikes?? posted by: Bill Robinson on 8/12/2004 at 1:26:56 AM
Hello...I recently bought an old muscle bike. Repainted over an original lime green metal flake,chain guard is green letters script style "spyder". It has a five speed lever mount on the stem 333 band? Can anyone shine some light for me. Iam wandering what era,is it worth restoring?,Are there nos parts or strictly aftermarket. I initialy thought I would stretch the frame and chop the front like the old days. Anyway ,any info . is appreciated.
Thanks ,BR
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   info on spyder bikes?? posted by ziggy on 8/12/2004 at 7:56:15 PM
Lime green? Well the 333 means that the hub is a Shimano. The bike was made by SEARS. It could worth some money. I wouldn't recommend cutting up a classic. Those were made in the sixties to battle Schwinn stingrays. >: )
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   info on spyder bikes?? posted by wade on 8/13/2004 at 5:29:16 AM
so the shifter isn't on the frame itself? it was probably made in the 1974 era or later.. they didn't use stick shifters on the frame after that time period-- against the law... is the bike a boys or girls? if girls, generally it won't be worth a lot unless it is in pristine shape.. i just parted out an old green sears bike myself... are u sure it is a 5 speed and not a 3 speed.. anyway.. u probably have some good parts there at least.. if it is a boys bike.. keep it as it is.. they are neat bikes.. i have an all chrome sears 10speed muscle bike myself.. and could use a better back wheel for it .. if it is a boys 24" bike.. definitely keep it.. they are really cool.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   info on spyder bikes?? posted by ziggy on 8/14/2004 at 1:31:24 AM
Well wade is correct. The stick shifters were on the seventies bikes. I think it sucks that stick shifters were against the law at the time. They might as well ban manual trannys on cars then. >: /
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   info on spyder bikes?? posted by Roger on 9/18/2004 at 12:38:07 AM
When I was a kid back in the early 70s I had a 3 speed stick shift bike(I believe Sears)it had a banana seat, hand brakes and 2 /20" wheels and the frame was all chrome. First, can anyone help me identify it (Spyder??)second, does anyone know where I could find one for sale in any condition? Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   Rollfast posted by: Nick on 8/10/2004 at 2:03:27 PM
Does anybody have any knowledge about a 1969/1970 Lime Green Rollfast Jumbo Jet. Its a three speed with a three speed stick shifter on the frame. There were two jumbi jets on the chainguard but they faded off. I can get the serial number if that helps any. I think this bike is a jumbo jet. Well if you have anything about my bike please post. Thanks

Nick

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AGE / VALUE:   sting ray deluxe posted by: parker on 8/10/2004 at 1:49:44 AM
i have a stingray deluxe the date code is A 23127 there is a space between the a and the 5 numbers the bike is blue and the saddle says pat. pending on the badge any info would be helpful thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   sting ray deluxe posted by ziggy on 8/11/2004 at 1:12:58 AM
Wrong seat. >: )
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AGE / VALUE:   sting ray deluxe posted by: parker on 8/10/2004 at 1:49:44 AM
i have a stingray deluxe the date code is A 23127 there is a space between the a and the 5 numbers the bike is blue and the saddle says pat. pending on the badge any info would be helpful thanks
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