| I have a bike that is made in Belgium by a company called Flandria.Its a 5 speed shifter bike and is similier to the stingray krate bikes.It has the small front wheel Tall hanlebars,and a banana seat.It has a dual tubing type frame that is squared off in the back.The seat posts also slide into the frame.This is really a unique looking bike.Its old!!I am in the process of cleaning it right now but I will have pictures to send if anyone might think they know anything about this bike.I will also post a picture in the near future.|
| I forgot to mention.The Bike is called a Flandria ASTRO.Its green in color|
|Here is a picture of my Flandria Astro.Soon to be an ebay item.If the picture dont turn out right-bare with me.Im not the greatest when it comes to computers.|
| Click on the picture to see a bigger view of it.|
| DO YOU WANT TO SELL THIS BIKE ? IF SO HOW MUCH ?|
| Not similar to a Sting-Say at all... Similar to the Raleigh Chopper.|
| Can anyone remember who made the "Harrier" bike. Very similar to a Chopper. Any info/pictures welcomed.|
| I saw a fairly nice swing bike in orange today for $175 and Im wondering if i should go for it or not any opinions?|
| I SAW A GIRLS ROSS BANSHEE TODAY AT A BIKE SHOP IN CAMBRIDGE MASS.IT WAS EMERALD GREEN WITH SAME GREEN FENDERS WITH WHITE PINSTRIPES.THE RIMS WERE CHEAP LOOKING WHITE.IT HAD A WHITE BANANA SEAT.ALL IN ALL IT WAS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.THEY WERE ASKING $150.00 .IT WAS APRETTY COOL LOOKING OLD BIKE THAT WOULD MAKE A COOL LOWRIDER.|
| My Opinion if you want it - Its sounds like a rip-off !|
| yeah i know ,i wasnt thinking of buying it.i have too many bikes as it is, i,ll only pick up a bike now if its something really cool or different.however ,if i were to buy i,d only pay about $50. besides its a girls frame.|
| When I was a kid in the early 1970's Canada, my parents gave me a "StingRat" (yes, that's Rat, not Ray) bicycle. We all referred to these bikes as "Mustang" style bikes. It was a single-speed bike with a banana seat, chopper-style handlebars, and a really cool wide, slick back tire. Other kids in the neighborhood had 3-speed StingRay bikes, but I was the only kid with a StingRat and it was the only bike I ever saw with a slick back tire. My parents can't recall where they bought the bike and I am forever telling people this bike really did exist. I loved that bike so much and would still have it to this day I'm sure, but it was stolen from my school even though I had it locked up (I'm still scarred by that event :D) Have any of you ever heard of a StingRat? If so, who made it, etc.?|
| A STING RAT ? I would not like to find that under the christmas tree !!!|
|All I know is mine's from a garage sale.It's a 3speed,redline treaded back tire(and I have original parts).Abused by an intoxicated 38yr old kid occasionally, it will be fixed up nice eventually.|
| Hey dude, I've got a yellow Stingrat,girls,handbrakes,3speed'suicide'front shifter,Fat treaded redline w/smaller front.The front plaque says 'STINGRAT, northerncycle, VANCOUVER'.Mine needs restoring but must have been top of the line stuff,Why are these so hard to find out info about eh? Have pics if you/anyone gives me an email address or tells me how to attach them to this post(new,having trouble)|
That's so cool that you have an actual StingRat! Based on the info in your post, I found out that Northern Cycle was started in Vancouver in 1964 and is now called Norco. I tried to go to their website at www.norco.com, but it's not responding at the moment. Whatever it takes, tho, I'm going to contact them and find out if they made my StingRat :) BTW, if you want to post a pic, you just have to upload it to the web and include the URL to it in your post. If you don't know how to do that, just email it to me (click my name in this post) and I'll find someplace to put it so others can see it). Thanks again for responding to my post!
| Re:StingRaT pics,Can't email you're name or'upload'.Sent pics of the badge+side view to'database'but don't know where or if it's in there(I can't find ANY Rats).If you or anyone wants pics or has any info on'Rats' you can mail me at'Blueskunk8@hotmail.com' Thanks.|
| If anyone knows about old NorthernCycles/Norcos or their serial no.'s would appreciate a message. Mine seems to be " SO 3 002".('S could be a 5' and '3 could be an 8',unlikely but unfortunately repainted by the Gramps I bought it off)Thanks. |
| Hey Andy,|
I found your pics of your StingRat in the pictures database. Awesome! That's definitely the badge the I had on my bike too. I did manage to call the folks at Norco (formerly Northern Cycle) in Vancouver and spoke to one of the employees who'd been there back in the 1960's...but alas, he couldn't remember them making any StingRats! He said he wasn't there from the beginning of the company, so he wasn't ruling it out. I'll have to call the guy again and point him to your pics of your bike...maybe that'll jog his memory banks. :) Thanks again for posting those pics.
| Hey! I recently bought an old Northern Cycle bike from a kind of... bicycle graveyard (Not a Stingrat, a "HUSKY"??)|
It was not in working condition at the time but I am in the process of fixing it up. But I have since hit a roadblock; the coaster brakes used on this bike are really really unique, so finding replacement parts or newer coasters of the same size which can substitute these odd brakes is really difficult.
I was wondering if you guys found anything out about your specific model of bike (since i am having trouble doing so) and how you did it
Google has been useless to me.
p.s. My serial # is A337
At least... I'm assuming that's it since I can't find any other numbers