MISC:   Bendix vs. New Departure posted by: William on 6/24/2005 at 5:25:50 AM
I have a 20" girls slik chick i believe with single speed bendix brake. I found an axle with all of the New Departure hardware on it except hub and rim. I was wondering if the New Departure brakes are better and if it will fit in the Bendix style hub. Thank you.
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AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by: Randy McCoin on 6/23/2005 at 8:13:51 AM
I recently acquired a Huffy Dill Pickle girls bicycle at a storage unit auction. I've checked everywhere on the internet and e-bay and i can't find any information on this bike at all. I even contacted Huffy with the serial number and they have no information about this bike at all. I'm thinking it wasn't a very good seller considering the ugly green color and not many were made. It was made in the factory at Azusa, California. The numbers on the bottom of the bike are 2W354858 and the numbers 2029 underneath. Also scratched or engraved underneath are the numbers Y564814. Does anyone out there know what year this bike was made, how much it may be worth and how many were made? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by Mike on 7/12/2005 at 10:55:58 AM
Randy
I had a Huffy Dill Pickle when I was a kid, I got the bike in 1974 or 1975. Mine was a boys bike. I don't remember ever seeing another one around. I don't know if this helps but I lived in the Los Angeles CA area at the time. I have also tried to find info on these bikes with no luck.
Mike
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by Mark Huffman on 8/4/2005 at 4:30:31 PM
I too had a boy's Dill Pickle that I got in about 1974 when I was living in Sacramento. I think my parents got it at Toys 'R Us. These are the only others I heard of, I don't think too many were made. I haven't been able to find it in any catalog I have of the period, nor have I ever seen reference to one on eBay or anywhere else. I would do almost anything to get one.

Azusa was the California factory of Huffy from about the mid-60's to the mid-70's (the main one being in Ohio). I believe it was the original factory of a company called "Wheel Goods" or something like that that Huffy acquired.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by sara on 9/6/2005 at 8:18:26 AM
I too had this bike. I received mine as a gift from my mom and dad when I was about 5 in 1975. I lived in Walla Walla Washington then. It was green and had a banana seat which was black with two green stripes down the middle. I remember it also had monkey-hanger style handle bars with black grips. I was the first one on my block to ride a "big" bike without training wheels------good times!!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by M.B. on 9/27/2007 at 4:16:22 AM
I will buy a boys dill pickle. Who has one? Im in Oregon. I had one when I was a Kid in Portland Or. In 74-75?! It took one too many "Ghost Rides" Into the tree in my front yard. I would buy one for sentimental reasons. Let me know if you Have one, & what you want for it. Send some pics?
Thanks.
markbooth68@hotmail.com
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MISC:   Orange Krate?? posted by: Bill on 6/20/2005 at 1:25:36 AM
Can a single speed Orange Krate be converted to a 5 speed with relative ease?
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   RE:MISC:   Orange Krate?? posted by kim on 6/20/2005 at 11:46:27 AM
Not really. The problem is mounting a rear caliper brake and also the spacing between the dropouts has to be wider.
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   RE:MISC:   Orange Krate?? posted by rod on 8/31/2005 at 8:06:00 PM
I always say, 'Anything & everything is possible;' on that note I'm saying that a 5-speed conversion can be done, but it won't be easy unless you know how to go about doing it.
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AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by: Donnie on 6/19/2005 at 1:48:10 PM
im 14 and i have been looking for a chopper bike for about 9 months i dont have alot of money im planning on spending about 100 to 130 on a bike
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by K LYONS on 6/20/2005 at 8:38:11 PM
THE OCC SCHWINN CHOPPER BIKES ARE ON SALE FOR 106.00 AT TARGET STORES UP HERE IN THE BOSTON AREA,IF THATS WHAT YOU MAY BE LOOKING FOR.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by kim on 6/21/2005 at 11:04:44 AM
I've seen those in stores but had never seen anyone riding one until this past weekend. They look really cool. The rider sits lower than the top of that fat back tire.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by K LYONS on 6/21/2005 at 7:58:36 PM
I OWN TWO OF THE OCC CHOPPER BIKES .IM 5 11 WEIGH 180. ITS A LITTLE SMALL FOR ME ,BUT I STILL RIDE IT PRETTY COMFORTABLE, AND RIDES REAL SMOOTH.I LIKE IT.I GOT MINE BACK WHEN TYEY FIRST CAME OUT FOR 175.00 EACH.YOU CANT GO WRONG FOR 106.00 GREAT DEAL.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by chris on 6/26/2005 at 4:23:28 AM
Im 16 280 lb and 6'4'' If you add the ape hanger handle bar set from schwinn, it rides nice. Look on amazon.com for $8.99
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by steve on 7/9/2005 at 5:42:24 AM
Go to Walmart and check out the Jesse James chopper bicycle. They run at about $150. They are a little bigger that the stingray, And a grown man would look better on one. You might also check out the new Stingray spoiler. But they're expensive.
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AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by: Scott on 6/16/2005 at 12:44:42 AM
I just picked up a chrome sears spyder mark VII, it has a 3spd. grip shift and white with red flame banana seat. Where do I find parts for this bike? Thanks
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by mike on 6/16/2005 at 2:17:55 AM
i am also looking for parts for this bike. i need a white vinyl bananna seat with red flames. it has a chrome border and it is a springer seat. it came off a sears spyder mark VII. i think it might be made by troxel. i am also looking for a cool 3 speed stick shifter for my chrome sears spyder 3 speed. a cool set of white grips. let me know what you have. email me at sickcycles@optonline.net let scott get first dibs, he started the post.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by scott on 6/18/2005 at 5:50:46 AM
I picked up a white seat so I will make a template of flames and die the red flames on
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by chris on 6/26/2005 at 6:52:41 PM
Try ebay. you won't belive what you can find there.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by mike on 6/29/2005 at 8:03:44 PM
none of this stuff rerally turns up on ebay and it if does it ends up going for double whats its worth.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by steve on 7/9/2005 at 5:45:35 AM
ebay...
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by Kris on 1/15/2008 at 11:12:47 PM
Just picked up a Sears Spyder mark VII, chrome with silver sparkle seat. 3 sp. Anyone know of pedals and grips to spruce this thing up?
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