WANTED:   70s Chopper bicycle posted by: Scott on 11/13/2007 at 5:20:10 PM
I had a chopper bike that I bought in Great Falls Montana in 1971 that had a long chromes extended forks with a small tire, a long banana seat that had springs in the soports for suspension, a taller rear tire that was wide and flat like a racing slick tire, and the handle bars were wide and had horizontal bend and a vertical bend downward, it was steel blue with a blue metal flake seat. Mine was a single speed but you could get them with a 3 speed shifter in front of the seat. I have never seen another bike like it since I trade it for a 10 speed in 1974 in Tucson Az. The big thing that was different about this bike was the front forks being long and raked foward alot not almost straight down as the Schwinns were. Any info or pics would be great thanks, Scott
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   RE:WANTED:   70s Chopper bicycle posted by Scott on 11/14/2007 at 5:15:58 PM
I do know that it was NOT a Columbia SS. Simular but the back of the frame area was different. The handle bars, front forks, and the seat susspension looks the same. Thanks, Scott
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   RE:WANTED: 70s Chopper bicycle posted by Jasper on 12/13/2007 at 8:44:15 AM
Look up Murray "Firecat" or Western Flyer "Ramrod" in the Pictures Database, you may find a match.
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   RE:WANTED:   70s Chopper bicycle posted by brendon on 2/10/2008 at 6:18:13 PM
i'd say it was a montgomery wards"open road"chopper.they came in blue and red.the sissy bar was a plunger style-
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AGE / VALUE:    SAW A NEW CHOPPER BICYCLE OUT THERE posted by: KENNY. L. on 11/13/2007 at 3:18:58 PM
I WAS ON THE SCHWINN FORUMS PAGE EARLIER TODAY AND THIS GUY HAD A BIKE MADE BY SPECIALIZED CALLED A "FATBOY" THIS BIKE IS PRETTY SICK. 6 INCH X 24 REAR TIRE, AND 3 INCH X 24 INCH FRONT. DISC BRAKES BOTH FRONT AND REAR. THE ONE PICTURED IS RED, WITH A DECAL ON THE GUSSET THAT READS "RIDE IR DIE " NOW FOR THE KICKER, I WENT ON THE SPECIALIZED PAGE AND IT SAYS THE BIKE GOES FOR . ARE YOU READY ? $ 1700.00 . IT SAYS THE BIKE IS 6 FT LONG ALSO . THIS BIKE IS PRETTY COOL, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I WANNA PAY THAT MUCH. CHECK IT OUT .
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AGE / VALUE:   Sting-Ray posted by: Mark on 11/11/2007 at 7:36:49 PM
Wondering about this Sting-Ray I just got. It's in need of a dramatic resto but I was hoping to get a little history before we start. It's our first bike resto and we are new to Sting_rays so be gentle...
(It came to us with the frame cut (and bent because if it)... we will be welding it back in place)
I looked through the search area and the pictures and did not see one like ours. We have a black seat and a chrome chain guard... Any thoughts? Year? Model?


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting-Ray posted by your find on 11/12/2007 at 6:07:16 PM
LOOKS LIKE A PEAPICKER, WITH A FEW UNORIGINAL PARTS, (SEAT, CHAINGUARD) ANYTHING CAN BE FIXED IF YOU HAVE THE TIME AND MONEY. I HAVE A STINGRAY (1976) THAT I RESTORED , AND IT WAS IN PRETTY BAD SHAPE. NOW IT IS A THING OF BEAUTY. GO FOR IT !!
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MISC:   The Purple Cheetos Chester Cheetah Bicycle posted by: PWS on 11/6/2007 at 2:05:07 PM
I'm new to this site. I found a message that was posted on 11-26-02 by a guy named Richard. He was looking for information about his purple Cheetos Chester Cheetah Chopper Bike. Richard if you still read thier messages and still want infomation let me know your out thier. Do you still have your bike ?
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   RE:MISC:   The Purple Cheetos Chester Cheetah Bicycle posted by Diane on 9/4/2008 at 1:22:44 PM
Anyone know the value of the Chester Cheetah Chopper bike? Mine is in very good condition only was ridden a few times. It has been stored for years. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you
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   RE:MISC:   The Purple Cheetos Chester Cheetah Bicycle posted by Diane on 9/4/2008 at 1:23:22 PM
Anyone know the value of the Chester Cheetah Chopper bike? Mine is in very good condition only was ridden a few times. It has been stored for years. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you
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AGE / VALUE:   intested in information on CCM Cheetahs and Venture Fireballs... posted by: evelyn on 11/4/2007 at 10:57:31 AM
hi,
i just picked up both a CCM cheetah and a Venture Fireball. I paid $150 for the pair. I'm just looking for information on either, just curious as to the history/dates of production/etc...

the cheetah has a perry two speed kick back hub, its been repainted blue, but otherwise is generally in pretty decent shape. no serial number which i find a little odd (i have a CCM mustang as well, and the serial number is on the bottom of the crank tube on that, which is where i'd assume it to be on the cheetah?), the original seat is on it (blue and white), and in pretty decent condition other than a small tear. it still has one original red-line tire...
the venture fireball, is quite different, its made in canada, silver and red (original paint), painted-to-match fenders, looks like the original seat.

they're my winter project bikes. and i like to know the history of things like this.
anyone have any information?
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