MISC:   Another Price Guide posted by: Vin - VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 10/8/2008 at 2:35:09 PM
We are working on another bicycle price guide which looks at current asking prices for used and vintage cycles and parts by searching on-line classified ads.
If you would like to try it and give us some feedback, we would appreciate it.
The link is:
http://oldroads.com/p_query.asp


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AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer-Buzz Bike 7 - Purple posted by: Jim on 10/3/2008 at 7:29:00 AM
Hi, I'm hoping someone tell me more on this bike My son & I recently came upon. Was in a pile of bikes & was told, you take 1 you gotta take'um all!! Well, we grabed'um.
1st of all please...is a schwinn & western flyer the same?
& if so would the stingray frames be also-just names on the chain guard differant?? I'd like to know the year for sure, if I could? & 1 other question. Is a buzz bike 7 a rare one?? Because I cannot find anything on the web on a "7"????Well, Heres the story & thanks for taking the time to read on.....
My son & I's B-day is both on Oct. 07- He's gonna be 7 & well....He was my 40th B-day present..
Anyway, I decided to restore this 20" (Originally Purple) bike. The Chain guard read: Buzz Bike 7 & uder the set area had part of the western flyer emblem still there- No head badge. The banana is blue, as well as a 2nd paint job someone did & has the stingray name tag on back side of set. The sissy bar was a bit taller than a reg. short style but not the real tall ones like the 36" I bought for it. After some researching, & founding this website, witch is the best,I found the ser. # back around the rear wheel bracket. The # is: M06 38X10004847 with a dot between the 6 & the 3. I also noticed that the back wheel has the single red band around the center like I rememberedon schwinns back in the day.
I've found, being a self employed mechanic, that I cant wait to get the cars fixed so I can get back to working & restoring this bike. It likes just like a stingray. The bike was a piece of rust-I mean bad, but I'm doing this for my sons 7th B-day here in a few days. I'm down to a chain & peddles. (Only because my son cant wait to ride it but cant until his B-day.)
Well, now that I've explained I see you can even paste picture links here on this dicussion area.
This is a great site!!! Heres the website on the pictures before we dug into the rust...
Thanks agian & hope you have a good day.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer-Buzz Bike 7 - Purple posted by Patrick on 10/6/2008 at 3:08:51 AM
Hi, Your bike was made by Murray Ohio Manufacturing. It looks like its from the mid '60's. Thats a nice father and son project, your son already looks like he's having a blast.Schwinn bikes were a completely different company, made in Chicago. Good luck
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MISC:   SEARS MUSCLE BIKE INFO NEEDED posted by: DON on 10/2/2008 at 7:42:23 PM
NEED INFO ON A BIKE I BOUGHT NEW IN 69/70/71??,BOUGHT THIS BIKE NEW FROM JC PENNYS STORE.
IT LOOKED IDENTICLE TO A SCHWINN LEMON KRATE BUT THE HANDLE BARS WERE A RAMS HORN DESIGN (SIMULAR TO A TEN SPEED FLIPED UP SIDE DOWN ONLY LARGER),HAD THE SPRINGER FRONT,SMALL FRONT TIRE ,FAT REAR SLICK,METAL FLAKE SEAT,AND SUPER TALL SISSY BAR.
IT ALLSO CAME WITH THE HANDLEBAR FULL TAPE WRAP AND GRIP STREAMERS.
THE FRAME LOOKED IDENTICLE TO THE SCHWINN KRATE BIKES.
ID LIKR TO FIND ANOTHER BIKE LIKE THIS TO RESTORE OR A NICE ORIGINAL,BUT CANT SEAM TO FIND ANY INFO ON THIS MODEL ANY HELP WOULD BE APRECIATED.
THANKS
CUSTOMD
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   RE:MISC:   SEARS MUSCLE BIKE INFO NEEDED posted by DON on 10/2/2008 at 8:19:19 PM
SORRY,NOT SEARS BUT JC PENNY BRAND,AND IT WAS A 5 SPEED.
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   RE:MISC:   SEARS MUSCLE BIKE INFO NEEDED posted by John on 10/7/2008 at 8:30:33 AM
It is called a Swinger 3 or Swinger 5 depending on if it was a 3 speed or 5 speed bike. They pop up on Ebay once in a while. ame Chainguard as a Murray Eliminator except says Swinger on it.
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AGE / VALUE:   1950s firestone traveler posted by: Matt on 10/1/2008 at 1:52:48 AM
Hi, am going to look at this bike today. Is there any desire out there for these bikes? I would like to buy it, fix it and resell it. I have a picture of it, If it is average condition what price may this fetch? Thanks, any info helps.


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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1950s firestone traveler posted by matt on 10/1/2008 at 2:00:15 AM
It looks like single speed, with a coaster brake if that helps.
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WANTED:   Krate 5-Gear & Disc Brake Conversion posted by: Jon on 9/30/2008 at 10:16:09 PM
I'm interested in finding the equipment needed to convert my old Schwinn Fairlady Krate bike into a 3-5 speed, as well as adding disc brakes.

Anyone know where I might be able to find the products I need? I'm not familiar with exactly what specific parts I'll need, and hoping go maybe get a conversion kit or something. Obviously a new rim/hub, but....any help? More interested in the gear additions but thought I'd mention the disc-brakes as well.

Thanks in advance!
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   RE:WANTED:   Krate 5-Gear & Disc Brake Conversion posted by Patrick on 10/1/2008 at 5:39:03 PM
Hi, The 3 speed is pretty easy, but a little pricey.For either option, you'll need front and rear caliper brakes and related hardware (cables, clips).The rear requires an adaptor that is very hard to find and costs about $30.00 alone. The fork will have to be changed, to accept the front brake caliper, this means you'll need to find one in the same color or paint it. Now you have to buy the rear hub, shifter and related hardware to make it work ect.ect.ect.The five speed isnt so easy. The frames for five speed bikes are wider @ the rear. The vintage disk brake/5 speed set-up is VERY EXPENSIVE, at least $400. Honestly, you're better off just buying a nice 3 speed Fair Lady, they can be had on E-Bay almost any day of the week. Schwinn never made a five speed Fair Lady or other girls Sting-Ray type bike, that I can remember.Patrick
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