AGE / VALUE:   3 speed conversion posted by: Mike on 5/25/2007 at 9:30:04 AM
Hi- Im getting a single speed 1971 stingray, but was considering doing a 3 speed conversion. Im new to working on bikes and wondered if this is possible? I am sure I can buy a sturmey archer 3 speed hub and shifter, but Im more concerned about adding front and rear brakes. From the photos of the bike I have seen, I cannot find any holes with which to mount the brakes on. Im sure this is a basic question, but would appreciate any help from knowledgeable experts out there- thanks
Mike

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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   3 speed conversion posted by mark on 5/25/2007 at 7:57:14 PM
sturmey archer makes or made a 3 speed hub with a coaster brake...find one of those and your in business!
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   3 speed conversion posted by Mike on 5/26/2007 at 11:10:45 AM
Thanks Mark- I just checked out their website and looks like they have them- hope I can find one that fits the stingray.
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   They used them Stock posted by Gary M on 5/27/2007 at 10:29:41 PM
I have a Schwinn S2 rear wheel with a S3C Sturmey Archer Coaster Brake. Am sure there are more then one.
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MISC:   Quest for Vintage Stingray look-alike posted by: Mike on 5/25/2007 at 9:20:42 AM
Hi- Im buying an original 1971 stingray, single speed. However, as a kid in 1971 I was given a brand new knock-off, look alike and Ive been trying to find that model just recently. I believe the manufacturer was 'Grant' and the name of the bike was 'Green Dragon'- and it had that name and image on the chain guard. It was a really deep metallic green, with drag slik tires with white lettering, chrome fenders- but the cross bar was this cool double bar that connected to the front. Does anyone know of this model, or where one might possibly be found? In the mid-late 70s, during the motocross craze, like a stupid kid, I butchered the bike- took off the chrome, ape hangers, chain guard, banana seat, drag slicks, etc. put on knobbys and a moto cross handlebar and seat- yuch! then it was sold at a garage sale. A sad tale- hence my quest to redeem myself and find a similar model to ride again.
Mike

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   RE:MISC:   Quest for Vintage Stingray look-alike posted by MICHAEL on 5/28/2007 at 9:03:12 AM
I have a green dragon - all there except for one front tube nipple.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   Quest for Vintage Stingray look-alike posted by Mike on 6/5/2007 at 11:33:49 PM
Wow- you actually have a green dragon? Any chance of sending me a picture of it? Would love to see it again- mine had the original stick shift (non-operable)on the cross bars and it had a fake wood grain panel (actually a paint/decal that looked like wood), chrome fenders, wide track rear slik with white lettering, and black banana seat. Would love to see a pic if you could- if you are ever interested in selling it, just let me know. Thanks again-
Mike

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AGE / VALUE:   what year huffy posted by: Patrick on 5/21/2007 at 5:36:21 PM
I'm just trying to figure out the year of this huffy convertible. The serial number on the bottom of the crank case is 3h289466 i've posted a pic also. And lastly does anyone happen to have a pic of one not covered in house paint? like original? thanks


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what year huffy posted by nate on 5/23/2007 at 5:15:06 AM
Look at the price guide here for prices and look at the Huffy Serial Number chart here, too.
Click on General Resources at the top of any page.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   what year huffy posted by bob on 6/29/2007 at 8:45:17 PM
hi, i have the girls model, missing tank if anyone has one i am interested, i think its a 1950 would you be interested in selling the boys i would like to have a pair. thanks, bob
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MISC:   Yard sale find posted by: Wm. West on 5/19/2007 at 7:49:43 PM
Found something at a yard sale today, at first glance I thought it was an Orange Krate, but up close it looks like one of those new repro coaster Pea Pickers, but with Kool Orange paint. Badged "PCI Road Rocket." Anyone have any info on these? See Pic.....


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   RE:MISC:   Yard sale find posted by joe on 5/20/2007 at 1:34:51 PM
that bicycle is a newer reproduction type bike. It is based on the krates. AMX built a bicycle like this too, I believe it was called the Swift Hornet
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WANTED:   eaton glider posted by: steve on 5/19/2007 at 12:27:31 PM
!!!! HELP !!!! WOULD ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW WHERE I COULD GET A EATON GLIDER HEAD BADGE AND A SET OF PRINCESS DECALS OR A GOOD PICTURE OF THE DECALS, THANKS..........
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   RE:WANTED: eaton glider posted by annie on 6/9/2007 at 1:09:01 PM
Hi are you restoring a princess?
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   RE:RE:WANTED: eaton glider posted by steve on 7/11/2007 at 1:28:53 PM
hi annie, yes I'm restoring a 69 princess, and looking for any helpfull info or input....thanks
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   RE:RE:RE:WANTED: eaton glider posted by eddie on 11/14/2007 at 6:21:51 AM
i own a 69 princess with 69 17 on hub this cant be right also i think the handlebar 3 speed shifter is wrong do you have any pictures
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   RE:WANTED:   eaton glider posted by eddie on 11/14/2007 at 6:25:23 AM
i own one of these bikes (princess)
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