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AGE / VALUE:   DUMPSTER FIND posted by: K.LYONS on 9/25/2007 at 12:43:03 PM
I FOUND A ROSS 20 INCH BANANA SEAT BIKE TODAY IN THE TRASH. GREEN POLO. WHITE SEAT SHORT SISSYBAR. ROUGH SHAPE, BUT VERY FIXABLE. MY NEXT PROJECT.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   DUMPSTER FIND posted by skip on 9/26/2007 at 4:34:34 AM
Congrats, man.
There's nothing like scoring a decent bike from the trash, dump or dumpster!
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MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by: Jack Daugherty on 9/23/2007 at 5:10:34 AM
When I was 8 or 9 yrs old I got this fantastic bike for Christmas. I have not been able to find any info or pictures of it as of yet. It looked like a motorcycle. It had the vrrroom motor, gas tank, front and rear shocks. The frame was designed so as to make it look like dual exhausts. It had fat semi-off road looking tires. The seat was like a motorcycle seat. It was definately the dream of every kid in our small town. I lived 3 miles out in the country from the nearest town. I rode it into to town on Christmas day to show it off!
Any info and especially picture would be great! I have been telling my now 25 year old son about it and he would like to see it. I got it Christmas 1964 or 65 maybe?
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   RE:MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by T. Lewis on 10/7/2007 at 3:29:07 PM
Mattel Stallion or Bronco. Chrome frame, rear shocks, some had gas tanks and the Mattel Vrrroom motor. You see them
on EBay once and a while. Usually pretty tough shape. Very rare bike.

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   RE:MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by John on 10/9/2007 at 7:27:55 PM
There is one on EBAY now. Not tires or Handlebars,fenders
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   RE:MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by Arlana on 10/27/2007 at 2:20:46 PM
My parents still have my 1964 Mattel Bronco bicycle. My dad was into motorcycles at the time and he bought the bronco for me because it looked like a motorcycle. Mine did not have the Varoom motor. Mine is in good shape and I still ride it occationally. I remember that it cost 49.95 when it was new. I wonder what it would bring today? Any idea? thanks.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by gary hall on 3/22/2008 at 7:22:10 PM
Hi I have one that I got new I think i got it from Montgomery wards?It was black and white and my oldest son wanted it red and black the school colors and now my younst son wasnts it back to black and white so this summer it will get changed.My bike is the bronco that is just like a motorcycle.
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AGE / VALUE:   1972 manta ray posted by: dave on 9/22/2007 at 3:45:55 PM
I have a green 1972 manta ray with full fenders. every other 1972 manta ray i see has the short sport fenders. Any ideas if it's original and how much my bike might be worth? thanks.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1972 manta ray posted by Adam on 10/12/2007 at 5:43:44 PM
Email me at adame24@gmail.com I can help you gather more information about your Manta Ray.

Adam
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AGE / VALUE:   Wanted -- Musclebike stuff in Windsor, Ontario - Detroit area posted by: Pat Redmond on 9/13/2007 at 12:09:19 PM
Had a contact here on the board but misplaced the e-mail he sent...


Looking for Mustang Marauder or similar Muscle Style complete or parts to restore/ fiddle with.
Had to sell my last one a couple years back when I moved.


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AGE / VALUE:   SCHWINN EL-DORADO posted by: K.LYONS on 9/11/2007 at 5:16:36 PM
I WAS LOOKING ON PRICE GRABBERS.COM , AND CAME ACROSS A NEW SCHWINN BICYCLE CALLED "EL-DORADO " I WAS A 20 INCH BIKE LIKE A STINGRAY, SPRINGER FORK LIKE A KRATE. ALL GOLD HANDLEBARS, AND HARDWARE. THE RIMS HAD FANNED SPOKES .IT HAD A COOL LOOKING TANK LIKE FEATURE, WITH GRAPHICS .SHORT SISSYBAR. IT WAS LISTED UNDER SCHWINN BICYCLES ON PRICE GRABBERS.COM FOR $190.00. LOOKED PRETTY COOL. GONNA TRY TO FIND ONE TO SEE HOW THEY LOOK UP-CLOSE. HEY PEOPLE, CHECK IT OUT, AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN FIND OUT ANY INFO.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   SCHWINN EL-DORADO posted by Bob on 9/12/2007 at 6:03:20 AM
Interesting......Can't tell if it is Schwinn or not. The description says it has Schwinn tires. Also there is a ? mark after the Schwinn name indicating the seller does not know for sure. If you find one let us know if it says Schwinn on the frame.

Bob
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   SCHWINN EL-DORADO posted by K. LYONS on 9/17/2007 at 5:08:22 PM
AFTER LOOKING AT THE BIKE AGAIN, I AM GONNA SAY THAT I THINK THIS IS NOT A SCHWINN MADE BIKE. I HAVE CHECKED THE SCHWINN WEBSITE AND IT SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE OUT DATED. NO MENTION OF THIS BIKE. I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE ON THE WEB AND CANNOT FIND THIS BIKE ANYWHERE.
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