AGE / VALUE:   SEARS SCREAMER 1 posted by: Fred A on 8/24/2008 at 12:13:24 PM
Hi all

I just bought for $100 at a Charity Auction a Sears Screamer 5 speed. Missing only the front chrome fender, headbadge and handlebar tape, it's all original. Paint color is mainly goldbut wuth a red fade to it. (As I usually collect only road and vintage balloon bikes, this was something different for me). This bike also has a dual spring front fork, a red Brake lever next to the 5-speed shifter and dual handbrakes. The decal on the chainguard reads SCREAMER with a large number 1 in a circle. Would anyone know the year it was made? I'm thinking 1969 or 1970.

Thanks!
Fred
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MISC:   Early 70's Orange Chopper Bike w/sissy bar and mag wheels? posted by: Russ Kent on 8/18/2008 at 2:52:07 PM
In '70 or '71 my Dad bought me a Day-Glo Orange bicycle that had mag style wheels, ape hangers and a sissy bar that went way beyond your head. This bike was very unique, I never saw another one around where I grew up. Does anyone know this bike I'm talking about? Any info, links or pix would be appreciated. I'd really love to find out about this bike, I dug the Hell out of it!
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MISC:   schwinn stingray fast back posted by: corky on 8/14/2008 at 1:01:35 PM
what year did schwinn change from bow pedal to small diamond pedal and were there years where they used both or what is the correct pedal for 70 stingray fastback
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AGE / VALUE:   stingray/ krate ID posted by: darrin on 8/13/2008 at 5:09:35 PM
is there a differance in a krate frame vs stingray or are they the same or is there a digit in the I.D to tell which is which how do you know your buying an original and not a clone
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AGE / VALUE:   stingray/ krate ID posted by: darrin on 8/13/2008 at 5:05:17 PM
is there a differance in a krate frame vs stingray or are they the same or is there a digit in the I.D to tell which is which how do you know your buying an original and not a clone
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray/ krate ID posted by Patrick on 9/2/2008 at 10:07:08 AM
Hi, The original '68 to 73' Krate and the 5 speed Sting-Ray frames are one in the same. The newer replica '98 '99 frames are coaster brake frames and are narrower @ the rear axle mounts(drop-outs)and have no rear caliper brake mount. I think The Orange Krate was introduced in Dec.'67 and this was earlier than the intro. of the 5 speed sting-Ray. I think you'd have to find out the intro. date of the 5 speed Sting-Ray, if an earlier frame was in question. Every frame has a date code that can easily be deciphered. Go to the Schwinn Forums and post a pic. and serial # of any bike you want info. on. They will be able to help you.
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