FOR SALE:   new raleigh chopper posted by: L on 7/12/2005 at 2:19:10 AM
For sale brand new silver raleigh chopper (new style) Let me know if interested. Price is 225.00 + shipping
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   RE:FOR SALE:   new raleigh chopper posted by kim on 7/13/2005 at 11:38:02 AM
Someone is re-popping the Raleigh Chopper?
Is it branded by Raleigh?
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   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   new raleigh chopper posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/13/2005 at 12:21:34 PM
Yup. They certainly are. Though, I've heard that they are not the greatest as to manufacturing quality... still, very much the Raleigh and thusly branded. Additionally, I believe the shifter is twist-grip... as having the usual and customary Stick Shift... is not as safe?

Later!

Boneman
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AGE / VALUE:   Fred Deeley Bikes posted by: Brody on 7/11/2005 at 12:36:51 AM
I have come about two Fred Deeley muscle bikes now. The First one I bought was the Hustler and my most recent one I have no idea on the name. However, this one seems to be very very old. My Friend, who is an avid collector of muscle bike etimates this one to be around '66. It is a convertible bike, and the top bar is gas tank shaped. It is gold and has full fenders with ballon tires. It has ram horn handle bars too. Its a crazy nuts bike. Does anyone know anything about these Deeley bikes on here? My Friend and I are curious about the serial number code.
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MISC:   Revenge of the two wheels posted by: Steve on 7/9/2005 at 5:37:55 AM
Wow. Havn't bikes changed over the years? I have been studying the change of bicycles ever since they were first made. Bikes were originally in a way, treated as a car. Now a bicycle to most people is a joke.Why ride? I have the Magnum in the driveway. Anyway, Would anyone agree with me that bikes should be treaded better? Believe it or not, I am a 15 year old bike builder. If you are curious, I build choppers. But i like cruisers too. I build my bicycles to be riden. And they draw attention wherever I go. I once rode past a group of people staring at a bel air. They stopped looking at it and stared at my bike. See? Bikes can be better and look twice as good as cars. A bicycle shouldn't be a statement saying you don't have a car, but it should be something that is fun to customize, ride, and plain showoff. Incase you didn't realize it, we have globle Warming happenning. The atmosphere is degrading, and cities are taking over (actually, housing developments). Solution: Buy a bike. plain and simple. Okay, if you have a long ways to go, driving is fine, but if everyone rode a bike as often as they could, think about the improvement on our environment! Okay so bikes are fun to ride, easy to maintain, get unbeleivable gas milage:), can be bought cheap, easy to customize, safe for the environtment, and the sidewalks are usually clearer than a traffic infested street, so you can theoretically make better time than a car (sometimes). Jeeze, you can get a mountain bike for $75! Thats less than most spend on two tanks of gas! So get on that bike and ride. Pull the vintage out of the garage. Show it off.

-steve
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   RE:MISC:   Revenge of the two wheels posted by kim on 7/11/2005 at 11:39:44 AM
I agree with you on all counts!
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   RE:MISC:   Revenge of the two wheels posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/12/2005 at 9:49:08 AM
Well stated, Steve. I've a plethora of very diverse machines... Rat Fink, Stiletto and a custom chopper... and a number of olde British Roadsters... I take them to work now and again and I get a kick out of the "Techno-Rolling-Cloud" gang gathering around the bike rack marveling at them.

Keep your passion for bicycles. A lot of times, once you reach the age where you start driving automobiles, the bicycles get forsaken... at least that was my case. 20 years later... I've got 18 bicycles in the basement! :-)

Ride SAFE!

Boneman
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AGE / VALUE:   3 Speed S/A equipped "Stingrays" posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/8/2005 at 12:48:05 PM
Not being an afficionado of the "New" Stingray, I've not really been following any forthcoming "Technological Breakthroughs". So I was rather surprised when I saw a new Stingray listed on Ebay equipped with the 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub.

Since it's probably very new... the price of course, was ridiculous.

Later!

Boneman
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AGE / VALUE:   Rapido from Czech posted by: Levon on 7/6/2005 at 12:47:45 AM
I came across a Rapido boys bicycle in my grandparents garage and I was hoping someone knew where I could find information on this amazing bike. I saw two all original pictures in the database and I wish to try to make it that nice.

It doesn't have the original hubs or fenders and I had to repaint it due to rust. I've replaced the crank bearings and the seat because it came with a terrible seat that was straight plastic with two foam "butt pads" which I still have. I would like to know where the serial number is, the model and if at all possible the approximate price.

Great site
Levon
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Rapido from Czech posted by mike on 7/9/2005 at 7:14:28 PM
i have the same bike. email me at sickcycles@optonline.net for a pic.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE: Rapido from Czech posted by Levon on 7/13/2005 at 12:34:21 AM
Sent e-mail waiting for reply

e-mail: trashedlostandstrungout_7@hotmail.com
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rapido from Czech posted by jay on 7/15/2005 at 5:18:50 AM
Hi i have an old rapido cruizer serial number # 80 - then a weird symbol(Esbo-or-esko) - then 177121-if anyone can tell me where i can get info relating to this bike i would really appreciate it.


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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rapido from Czech posted by Lida on 9/22/2005 at 4:49:48 PM
did you ever find out the value? I have the same bike

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