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Subject: daytons
Entered on: May 19, 1999 04:05
Entered by: mike (mrdj@pop.ctctel.com)

Message:
IM LOOKING FOR 144, 20 INCH RIMS IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE E-MAIL WITH CONDITION AND PRICE!!!




Subject:
Entered on: May 20, 1999 11:45
Entered by: MIKE ()

Message:
I HAVE SEEN YOUR BIKE IN THE PAST BUT IT IS COOL .




Subject:
Entered on: May 20, 1999 22:50
Entered by: jeeves (code976@aol.com)

Message:
i have been interested in lowrideing cars for a long time but since i have to get all c's to drive I have gotten interested in bikes . i want to buy a new low rider bike. could you suggest a good bike or pakage??




Subject:
Entered on: May 25, 1999 11:54
Entered by: Anthony ()

Message:
I just picked up a 1980s shwinn but its a girls bike. When making a lowrider bike does it matter if it is a girl or a guys bike? If so is it worth chopping it up to make it look like a guys bike.




Subject: Low Rider Stingray - Fair Lady
Entered on: May 26, 1999 20:37
Entered by: Mole (pmolnar@unforgettable.com)

Message:
I have an old Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady...girls bike. I want to make it a low rider...I noticed that the head tube is a bit longer then the average 20 inch Stingray head tube...What type of fork should I use on this? Please visit my web site at http://www.pcmolnar.com




Subject: Three wheeled low riders?
Entered on: May 27, 1999 21:22
Entered by: Curt Man ()

Message:
Are there such things as 3 wheeled lowriders? Two in the back and one in the front. With a basket in the back. Possibly for a motor...hehe




Subject: Three wheeled low riders?
Entered on: May 27, 1999 21:22
Entered by: Curt Man ()

Message:
Are there such things as 3 wheeled lowriders? Two in the back and one in the front. With a basket in the back. Possibly for a motor...hehe




Subject: my sweet lowrider
Entered on: May 28, 1999 16:55
Entered by: Ronnie (planewheel@aol.com)

Message:
I have a straight little lowrider bike that I would like to sell. It's black with chrome and gold. 1 year old set of 72 spoke wheels. Dosen't have a lowrider fork, has regular bike fork, sits 4 inches off the ground $150$




Subject: low long distance bikes
Entered on: May 29, 1999 04:47
Entered by: avcha (arevivo@computerland.co.il)

Message:
i am looking for the type of bicycle that is very low and long and has a very comfortable seat. the pedals are more towards the front. i would really be greatfull if you could send me some names and prices, and in case you do'nt deal those kind of bikes names of stores you know of. thanks ...avcha...




Subject: Good Timing, Avcha!
Entered on: Jun 3, 1999 01:49
Entered by: JimW. (wilsnetc@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
As luck would have it, John Riley discusses that very topic, in the DesignLab section of issue #3 of: http://www.geocities.com/~bikerdnkustom/




Subject: Correct URL
Entered on: Jun 3, 1999 01:54
Entered by: JimW. (wilsnetc@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Oops! Sorry, it's actually: http://www.geocities.com/~bikerodnkustom/




Subject: Spandex Composites
Entered on: Jun 3, 1999 16:39
Entered by: Sam (s_orleans@hotmail.com)

Message:
Where are the other parts to Jim Wilson's atricle and series of spandex composites on the Bike Rod and Kustom site? I still can only look at the first one. When will the other parts of the series be up?




Subject: Lowriders in Boston
Entered on: Jun 5, 1999 12:00
Entered by: Sam (s_orleans@hotmail.com)

Message:
Does anyone know of a bike club or any people woul have lowrider bikes in Boston or the Boston area? I raelly want to start up a club here after I finish my lowrider. Please e-mail me with any info you have about lowriders in and around Boston. Thanks




Subject: RE avcha
Entered on: Jun 6, 1999 01:15
Entered by: Rileigh Man (rdawso@webtv,net)

Message:
Well, the bibber the bike the longer the wheele bass. I'm currently working on a 26" ow-rider. However, getting the pedals in front more, does present a problem. You see you have to get a fitter to cut, measure, and move the drivetrain tube forward, and then get a welder to put it back together in a good looking way. You might even need an engineer, a mechanic, and a disighner. No stock disighn has been incorperated into the long wheele base theme, as of yet. Most low-riders are built out of some-ones garage. You might try Rott Heavy Industies at 888-Rott-123, 19400Beach Blvd. Unit 7: Huntington Beach Ca. 92648. Their hours are ( I am not affiliated ) 9:30 to7:00 P.M. Mon thru Fri., 10_6 Sat. Phone 714-593-5549, Or E-mall jason @ rottbikes.com




Subject: size of chain
Entered on: Jun 7, 1999 16:02
Entered by: Sam (s_orleans@hotmail.com)

Message:
What size chrome chain should I get for my 20" Stingray frame? I want a little slack, but not too much. I'm getting all the parts for my lowrider and I'm not sure of the sizes to buy.




Subject: lowriders
Entered on: Jun 7, 1999 17:13
Entered by: Rashod (tdog@risecom.net)

Message:
hi, my name is Rashod and I wanted to know what do you use to polish the chrome and gold annodized parts on a lowrider bike. I also would like to know how much money would it cost to put front hydros on my bike. Can someone please help me?????




Subject: Chain size, spandex
Entered on: Jun 11, 1999 14:29
Entered by: JimW. (wilsnetc@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Sam, Most chains come in a sort-of-standard length. The chrome chain you can order from lowrider sources is usually the right size for a 20" frame. If you end up with too much, you can always take some links out. It's easier with a chain tool, but you can use a hammer and punch to do the job. Concerning the spandex series in BikeRod&Kustom: the next installment in the series is to do with covering a bike frame in the material. It's waiting for a stretch frame to come from ReeCycles. They recently had to move, so it wasn't possible to send it in time for issue#3. Presumably, it'll be in issue#4.




Subject: Polishing Anodized Parts
Entered on: Jun 15, 1999 00:04
Entered by: JimW. (wilsnetc@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Rashod, The only thing I can recommend for polishing anodized parts is the sort of non-abrasive car polish used on clearcoat finishes. The anodized surface is a form of aluminum oxide, which is electrolyzed on the surface. It's fairly tough, but very thin. You can easily polish it off, with normal metal-polishing procedures. I'd say to just wax it.




Subject: RE Curt
Entered on: Jun 17, 1999 00:09
Entered by: Rileigh Man (rdawso@webtv.net)

Message:
Curt, There are many places to get three wheeler parts on the net. A lot of your low-rider bikes at shows are three wheelers because they cost more, can carry more, (includding your chick) and can haul more. So Co,s are R.B.R., Lovley Low Rider. Do a search, or use someone elses serch engine. You can also buy a used ice-cream rig, kind of the reverse of what your looking for with two wheeles in the front. I have found two bike motors on the web. One is from France and is outragisly priced. However, it has been in use for a long time and is tried and true. The other is out of N. Y. See the bike motor discussion area this address.




Subject:
Entered on: Jun 19, 1999 20:58
Entered by: todd (tdog@risecom.net)

Message:
hi, my name is todd and i would lik to know how to replace the ring for the bolt on my spring fork. thanks




Subject: RE Todd
Entered on: Jun 26, 1999 03:46
Entered by: Frank (rdawso@webtv.net)

Message:
Todd, Man it takes a lot of time for my web tv to scroll down and all the way back up. Maybe I can hit back and get there faster. Kinda wish they woulk arcive all this stuff. So you want to know how to replace your washer. Can you elaberate a little more? I mean first you got the head of the bolt sticking out that coppressis the whole assembly, right? Take the universal tool,(a 10" Cresent Wreach) adjust it to size, and screw the bolt counter clockwize. Once you get it out, then the grommet retainer, grommet, and the spring housing, as well as the spring, should be in your hands. Now the trick is to putt it all back together wile fighting the tention of the spring.[I assume you allready have a new rubber grommet, I'm not a parts house!] You could get a 300 lb friend to come over, or you could use a c-clamp and an opened end wrench.{like your trusty Cresent} If anymore good questions out there, you'll have to wait, I'm tired of scrolling.




Subject: webtv
Entered on: Jun 28, 1999 21:21
Entered by: burger (burger72@webtv.net)

Message:
frank with webtv if you hit your find button it gives you the option to scroll to bottom use that! it's what i do




Subject: trike system
Entered on: Jun 28, 1999 21:36
Entered by: burger (burger72@webtv.net)

Message:
i have plans to in the near future to build a lowrider trike i have a lowrider right now but i have run into a couple of problems one is rust i got two wheels both 20 inch 144 spoke rims no one around this area had anything close but within a month they are covered in rust is there a secret to prevent this and also after i make it into a trike i plan to put a system on it but i want to do it right any sugestions???żżż ~~burger~~




Subject: trailor
Entered on: Jun 30, 1999 02:52
Entered by: logan (smoodyr@terraworld.net)

Message:
i am trying to build a trailor for me lrb and i can't find out any where how to build the trailor and i can't figure it out myself so if someone could help me by giving me some suggestions on my trailor thanx logan




Subject: trailor
Entered on: Jun 30, 1999 19:23
Entered by: logan (smoodyr@terraworld.net)

Message:
i am wanting to build a trailor and i don't know how to do it can u get me any suggestions




Subject:
Entered on: Jun 30, 1999 20:46
Entered by: h (h)

Message:
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Subject: article
Entered on: Jun 30, 1999 23:29
Entered by: Mike (mike.wright@thefacts.com)

Message:
I'm a reporter working on a story on low-rider bikes. Can anyone put me in touch with a club or group in Texas than can give me some info?




Subject: Burger Reply
Entered on: Jul 1, 1999 23:38
Entered by: JimW. (wilsnetc@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Rust is always the enemy. Modern components are nice-looking, if you order from the right source, but modern components have the thinnest-possible plating. If you put as much work into your ride as most people who do it as a creative act do, you really need to keep it indoors. If you live in a corrosive climate (seacoasts) you shouldn't even keep it in an unheated garage. Armorall will help, but for maximum beauty, stick to high-quality paste wax. Avoid Silicones, if you ever want to add to your paint scheme. As for a sound systems; unless you're the kind of person who gives the clerks at radio shack advice, you should get the components at a car-audio shop. The biggest difference is that bikes don't come with a built-in power supply. You will need a fairly heavy-duty battery to power a 100-watt, or greater, sound system. Ideal would be one of those gel-cell battery packs for electric kiddy cars. You can get one of those 12-volt batteries at ToysRUs, for about $70. It is perfect for the job. They also sell chargers for them. Or,(this is trickier) you can buy separate NiCd D-cells, and solder them in series. And then you'll need to get a charger right for the job. My advice is ToysRUs. Fitting the audio gear and making it sound good is a whole other thing; I prefer not to get into that area. Have Fun.




Subject: lowrider
Entered on: Jul 4, 1999 04:24
Entered by: burger (burger72@webtv.net)

Message:
just comming on to say hi to all the lowriderz out there and then also all the older people who ride those beach crusers too i also had a questio if i got the serial # off my old shwinn stingray would anyone be able to tell me what year it was and is there any year that was worth more than the others and why? thanx lataz ~~burger~~            




Subject: ID'ing a frame.
Entered on: Jul 4, 1999 16:13
Entered by: max (Sun1200@hotmail.com)

Message:
hey everyone. i have an old frame that i want id'ed. im not gonna try and explain what it looks like, cause that never works. but on the gooseneck it has "SR (incircle) Swan-60" if someone knows, could u please e-mail me at sun1200@hotmail.com thanks alot max




Subject: new bmx frame
Entered on: Jul 8, 1999 00:38
Entered by: burger (burger72@webtv.net)

Message:
i have a new haro ali frame never been used never had parts on it i want to sell!!!! please mail me if you interested not a good bike for lowriding but a great bmx bike frame it is worth 2 hundred let me know if you want it lataz ~~burger~~




Subject: LOWRIDER TRIKES AND CHOPPERS
Entered on: Jul 11, 1999 01:02
Entered by: GEORGE (crunch-vixen@webtv.net)

Message:
I WOULD LIKE SOME INFORMATION ON MAKING A LOWRIDER TRIKE AND A LOWRIDER CHOPPER. IF ANY ONE CAN TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET A CHOPPER FORK, "PLEASE" LET ME KNOW. ANY BODY INTO LOWRIDER CHOPPERS AND TRIKES EMAIL ME. "THANKS". (212)567-2635/4704




Subject: columbia playbike
Entered on: Jul 13, 1999 16:55
Entered by: burger (burger72@webtv.net)

Message:
i just bought a columbia playbike is there anyone who knows what it is or what it could be worth? it has all original parts exept the front tire and it does have the three speed shifter if you have any idea please let me know lataz ~~burger~~




Subject: Welding
Entered on: Jul 22, 1999 12:05
Entered by: Bryan (giffordb@centralcorp.com)

Message:
I have recently restored a lowrider bike. It now has everything but a paint job. I was wanting to weld some pannels onto it before I get it painted. Any idea where I could find a good site with pic's of custom designs and nifty paint jobs?




Subject: welding up frames "webbing out"
Entered on: Jul 25, 1999 06:23
Entered by: DopeCRX (n/a)

Message:
If you want a custom tank welded into your frame you could call auto-body shops around town, you should be able to find one that will do it for you. If you want to do it yourself it is possible, I did my frame myself. Instead of the popular welding in sheat metal I used spray insulation foam, fiberglass and bondo. I first set the frame down on its side on a sheat of plastic and sprayed the tank area with insulation spray foam. Spray in thin layes and give each layer a chance to dry. use a "cheese grater" to shape the tank the way you want it. then cover the whole area with about 3 layers of fiberglass, giving each layer a little time to dry. sand it smooth,and bondo over it to get rid of the checker board surface of the glass. After that I had a motorcycle shop paint my frame for $80. the frame looks much better than most steel frames, and its not noticably heavier




Subject: i need a lowrider bike bad
Entered on: Jul 29, 1999 11:36
Entered by: Tim (TMMWJ)

Message:
i want a awsome lowrider that looks the best. with a sterring wheel lowrider fork low to the groud. nice pant job.if any one want to sell one to me or has a web set i could go to for help great.but i only want to spend 300 or less!!!!!.i also want 100 spoke wheels so if you have any thing at all plese




Subject: low wiener
Entered on: Jul 31, 1999 04:02
Entered by: whompa ()

Message:
Youa BiKE as tighty monKEY?????




Subject: I just wanna see a quick post from everyone who reads this
Entered on: Aug 1, 1999 02:03
Entered by: Dave (Jakeb1uz@aol.com)

Message:
Hello underdogs of the classic bike world... I use that terms cause for the most part, this is the newest "trend" and the newest section to the collectable bike (although I've always appriciated them) but they were collecting english racers before these. My question is how many of you actually collect these machines and restore them? And how many customize? I'm not talking about painstaking restoration (although when it comes to my ballooners, PURE is the word) but just no custom jobs. I do both with the 20 inch muscle bikes, so I can understand where most are comng from. For those who collect and customize, how do you discern what bikes get THE TREATMENT, and what gets to be born once again? To me, andything that has 65% of paint on the frame goes to my imagination (just so you know, I'm not a NOS nazzi and waste these parts on these jobs)... Hope to get some responses. Thanks. Dave




Subject: hay dave
Entered on: Aug 1, 1999 16:21
Entered by: justin ()

Message:
well since you called us nutts on th emucel bike page. I shouldnt answer butt o well.I collect and chop up i admitt i have chopped up a real chash bike it was a 65 sears spacelinner oach wen i found out the value of that butt who cares ive got probably 20 bikes half custom projects and half collectors items. butt if i thout i could make a rare lowride out of my 64 liltiger wich books for $600 i'd go fore it just cat find a small enugh springer fork. so there you have it . just like chopping a mint 52 merciury more power 2 ya.




Subject: columbi bike
Entered on: Aug 5, 1999 02:26
Entered by: burger (burger72@webtv.net)

Message:
ok once again i wil say this i have an old colubia playbike it has almost all original parts and fairly good cond. it has a three speed shifter on it i know that will help guess the year or value cause shwinn took over the three speeds so no one else could put them on there bikes so if you could give me an estamated year and / or value it would like that very much laaz ~~burger~~ p.s. it is a 16 inch too




Subject: patterns
Entered on: Aug 6, 1999 02:14
Entered by: burger (burger72@webtv.net)

Message:
looking for the old paint patterns for my columbia bike that i keep posting about please help




Subject: lowrider bikes
Entered on: Aug 6, 1999 11:04
Entered by: steve (phython15)

Message:
I'm looking for a three wheel lowerider but where I can in to a two wheeler lowrider bike !! So it is some thing like two is one!!!!!




Subject: FOR SALE SCHWINN 3-WHEELER REAR ENDS
Entered on: Aug 8, 1999 14:46
Entered by: Louie Guevara (CUTLOUS1@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
FOR SALE 2-20" complete rear ends & 2-rear ends no wheels . $75.00ea.for the 20" complete rear ends. $40.00 ea. for the other 2. + shipping E-mail me @ CUTLOUS1@WEBTV.NET for more details. Thanks; Louie G.




Subject: Trike rear end
Entered on: Aug 10, 1999 15:47
Entered by: Robert (bob20636@aol.com)

Message:
Iam looking to buy a trike rear end for my low bike, but i have no clue were to start. Can someone help me out, i would appriciate it. Please E-mail me at Bob20636@aol.com




Subject: buying
Entered on: Aug 12, 1999 22:26
Entered by: vex ()

Message:
i want 2 buy a lowrider bike (not expensive) any suggestions 2 what i should buy?????




Subject: looking 4 a lowrider rim 72 spoke rim (back rim only)
Entered on: Aug 13, 1999 01:25
Entered by: andrew (wildsidez@aol.com)

Message:
i need a lowrider rim in nice condition 72 spoke i only need a back rim if u got 1 u wanna sell e-mail me thank u




Subject: lowrider
Entered on: Aug 14, 1999 14:11
Entered by: bill (3samson-sabu.nautica@worldnet.att.net)

Message:
i have a half complete lowrider bike i am tring to get rid of. i can not afford to finish it. its a black repro frame and crome twisted parts some stuff includes: full twisted forks,continental kit twisted,custom twisted handklebars(bulb style grips),tires,twisted neck,bearings for neck and crank,a few tools for chain tire ect... ,spare tire cover black velvet,custom seat black and silver buttoned down the middle,couple other little things mirrors etc.... paid about 450.00 all together asking 200.00 i really need to get rid of it,e mail me if interested ,bill




Subject: Rapido Bicycles
Entered on: Aug 19, 1999 17:06
Entered by: Dave (trusson@usit.net)

Message:
I have a Rapido Super de Luxe (Made in Czechoslovakia) and are trying to find out any information on this bicycle. Thanks




Subject: Rapido Bicycles
Entered on: Aug 19, 1999 17:08
Entered by: Dave (trueson@usit.net)

Message:
I have a Rapido Super de Luxe (Made in Czechoslovakia) and are trying to find out any information on this bicycle. Thanks (Previous question has wrong email address. SORRY, Dave




Subject: HELP!!!!!!!!!!
Entered on: Aug 20, 1999 02:29
Entered by: SHANE (shroom069@hotmail.com)

Message:
OK,DO YOU KNOW OF ANY LOWRIDER BIKE CLUBS IN MARYLAND AREA.IF SO EMAIL ME .MAYBE WE CAN GET 1 GOIN.THANKS




Subject:
Entered on: Aug 21, 1999 17:12
Entered by: Geoff (geoff@toadware.on.ca)

Message:
I was wondering what the best way to cheaply build, and or customize my own custom lowrider bicycle. And if anyone could recomend the best frame style to use. thanks




Subject: Sears Spyder 500 I (information about)
Entered on: Aug 25, 1999 22:24
Entered by: Liam (lhayes@ns.sympatico.ca)

Message:
I'm hoping to find anyone who knows anything about a "Simpsons Sears Spyder 500 I" (such as relative date of manufacture). "Simpsons" was the Canadian sister company under "Sears" in the 60's through to the early 80's.




Subject: LOOKING FOR A LOWRIDER BIKE IN INDIANAPOLIS
Entered on: Aug 26, 1999 13:15
Entered by: WILLIAM T B ()

Message:
I AM LOOKING FOR A LOWRIDER FOR UNDER 200 DOLLARS




Subject: LOOKING FOR A LOWRIDER BIKE IN INDIANAPOLIS
Entered on: Aug 26, 1999 13:19
Entered by: WILLIAM T B ()

Message:
I AM LOOKING FOR A LOWRIDER FOR UNDER 200 DOLLARS




Subject: 3 Wheeler Rear Ends for sale! Yes they are Schwinn's
Entered on: Sep 6, 1999 09:08
Entered by: Louie G. Pomona Unauthorized Schwinn Service (CUTLOUS1@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
I have 4 or 5 trike rear ends for sale. Including "2" 20" complete units. E-mail if interested/Will Trade/ Thanks, Louie G.




Subject: Call for Entries - Bike 'zine
Entered on: Sep 13, 1999 13:01
Entered by: Craig (headbadge@yahoo.com)

Message:
Hi, My name is Craig Kelchen, and I am a graphic Design student at the University of Northern Iowa. For one of my classes, I have been assigned to design a 'zine. 'Zines being defined as low-budget, special interest, limited quantity magazines. I am interested in doing a zine about old bikes, which I am very interested in. I have 2 Schwinn middleweights and an AMF middleweight from the mid '60's. I am asking for your help in this endeavor. I would like to request any stories, essays, anecdotes, etc. that you folks would be willing to submit about old bikes. Any old bikes - musclebikes, ballooners, middleweights, customs, etc. Any good material will be included in the final print. Tell us what you ride, and why. Stories about your first bikes. What you love (or hate) about old bikes. Anything that would be interesting. I will also consider putting in a few photos of bikes, provided you can e-mail me a high-resolution photo of your bike. The format for this project will probably be about 20 5.5 x 8.5 pages, so I don't have a whole lot of space for exceedingly long stories. The ideal length would be between 1-4 paragraphs for stories. I would also love to have a few 1 or 2-liners for some filler or margin material, so send any good quotes or observations. If I get enough good material, and if I enjoy doing the first, I may do a second issue, and possibly keep going beyond that. It just depends on how much good stuff I can come up with and I can get from other collectors. I would appreciate any help you can provide. Please send only stuff that you have written personally, instead of other people's stuff you have copied from forums such as this. This way I can credit the material to you, which by the way, I plan to do. So if you do send material, please include your name and city. If I use your material, I will send a copy of the 'zine to you, so also include your mailing address. If you are interested in contributing material to this 'zine, which as of now I have settled on the name "headbadge" (if you have any better ideas, please let me know), please e-mail me at: headbadge@yahoo.com Also if you have any questions direct them to the same address. Thank you very much for any help you can give me. Craig Kelchen




Subject: What's considered "The First BMX"?
Entered on: Sep 14, 1999 08:51
Entered by: Newbie ()

Message:
Prolly a religious arguement, but what do you consider to be the first (or one of the first) production BMX bikes?




Subject: BMX
Entered on: Sep 16, 1999 22:48
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
I dont know i guess i'll go with the Scrambler




Subject: 1st BMX
Entered on: Sep 17, 1999 14:35
Entered by: Eggs ()

Message:
I'd have to agree with you. I think the Scrambler came out in 1974 or so, right?




Subject: lowrider for sale
Entered on: Sep 17, 1999 22:06
Entered by: Brandon ()

Message:
I have a bajitas lowrider bicycle for sale, everything on the bike is bajitas. The bike looks bacically brand new it is purple and chrome. will sell for 300$. has already won second place in competition. it is a twister if you are interested call 1-336-475-3089 if im not there leave a message




Subject: lowrider bikes
Entered on: Sep 20, 1999 22:05
Entered by: C.J (CJPATTERSON@webyv.net)

Message:
How do I build my own lowrider bike. I would like to have so info on how I would.




Subject: depressing
Entered on: Sep 20, 1999 23:45
Entered by: john ()

Message:
before i start, i am a fellow rider and collector of all bicycles:balloners, muscle bikes,middleweights,etc.. and between myself alone with 43 bikes and my fellow collector friend with over 30 bikes i have to speak up and express to many of you how sad it is to here the stories of how many of you are chopping up beautiful original bicycles. i have several custom lowriders myself with my favorite being an old huffy frame with a custom 70" chromed front end, speedo, lights, and pretty much custom or hand made everything. but the frame had already been parted out when i started. if some of you guys knew that "dad's" old crate or stingray you were hacking was worth more than the car you were driving, you would probably and hopefully think twice before hacking it to pieces! i aint bitchin', but there not exactly making these bikes anymore and those of us who seek these original pieces would be more than happy to build you a lowrider before you chop up "dad's crappy old raliegh chopper". so all i ask is for some of you to take the time to consider your actions or do some research on your new found future customs before taking action. it's just a small request from one fellow rider and collector to another. thank you all and keep the rubber side down.




Subject: Well..
Entered on: Sep 22, 1999 09:55
Entered by: Jay ()

Message:
I don't think anyone here is cutting up valuable bikes. Look at the lowrider magazines and you'll see some nice original early Sting-Rays, etc. Lowrider people know what's a valuable bike and what's not. I'd guess most lowrider bikes are made from nex frames (Bajitas, FNR, etc) or from old frames found in the trach (Huffy, Ross, etc). Just my opinion....




Subject: well, jay
Entered on: Sep 22, 1999 22:48
Entered by: john ()

Message:
well, how many of you guys are in lowrider magazine? how many of you guys can afford to go out and buy a pre fab frame between $200.00 and $2000.00? you see jay, the average guy making a lowrider is between 10 and 20 years old. guys that make it to lowrider are usually the kind of guys who dont need to come to this page asking for advice. all i said was to the guys that do come across these classics is to please consider another alternative before making a mistake. thanks for your reply though jay and i do respect your opinion. when i get my scanner back up running, i will try to submit a picture of my prized 67' black sting ray that was stored and left in the basement four months after it was purchased until i bought it for practically nothing last year. can you say "PRICELESS!!!!" talk to ya later jay.




Subject: Priceless
Entered on: Sep 30, 1999 13:40
Entered by: JimW. (jwilsonetc@earthlink.net)

Message:
Just think, John, If everyone else butchered those classics to make LRBs, your '67 Stingray would be even more priceless. *-) Actually, nobody in their right mind, even a 10-year old, is going to start with a valuable collectible for a LRB or Kustom project. The usual pattern is to start with something found in the trash. My first Kustom was built in '65. I took a 20" trash Schwinn kiddie-bike frame and built the equivelent to a Stingray out of it. I had to build my own banana saddle for it. Fortunately, Western Auto Stores had ape-hanger bars by then, or I would've had to make those also.




Subject: okee dokee!
Entered on: Oct 2, 1999 03:33
Entered by: john ()

Message:
well, if sting ray frames are what you guys want, i have several that i would be willing to part with. i also have some fenders and ape hangers left also but the handlebars would be more for someone looking for original equipment being as they have some minor scratching on all of them.the frames are straight but would have to be blasted and painted. i think i have 4 or 5 left including one 24". anyone interested let me know. i live in mn. if it means anything to ya as far as shipping goes.i also have some of the krate style narrow handle bars. might even be off of krates. im selling one of my bike collections. part of the list is on the "for sale" page under my father's name "james". anyone interested post your reply on that page. thanx.




Subject: TRIKE DRIVE
Entered on: Oct 6, 1999 10:54
Entered by: Tom G (tombikeguy@net1plus.com)

Message:
I have schwinn trike drive units f/s for $60 each.




Subject: frames
Entered on: Oct 6, 1999 10:56
Entered by: Tom G (tombikeguy@net1plus.com)

Message:
I have girls 24" and girls 20" schwinn curved tubing frames for sale...$30 ea.




Subject: lowrider components
Entered on: Oct 6, 1999 11:00
Entered by: Tom G (tombikeguy@net1plus.com)

Message:
We have all parts and components you will need to build your lowrider. !!! Tom & Ric at Chula Vista Schwinn 1149 3rd Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91911 (619) 4222-2305 same # for FAX e-mail ngentilell@aol.com




Subject: DON'T CHOP, JUST BUY REPOP !!!!!!!
Entered on: Oct 6, 1999 11:08
Entered by: Tom G (tombikeguy@net1plus.com)

Message:
We at Chula Vista Schwinn and The Bike Guy in Lunenburg and sell you a good frame without destroying a Sting-Ray, and usually cheaper!! We have been around since 1947, and know the ropes pretty much. Giv us a call (619) 422- 2305 or (978) 245-1225




Subject: Our new Discussion Area
Entered on: Oct 12, 1999 14:40
Entered by: Vin (Menotomy@aol.com)

Message:
Check it out


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Subject: lowrider trike Schwinn
Entered on: Oct 13, 1999 23:41
Entered by: Javier C (p.vangansen@worldnet.comm)

Message:
fully coustom trike 144 daytons all custom parts show gold chrome purple with murals custom loveseat featurd in street customs mag purple elagance $1700 OBO


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Subject: schwinn trike frames ............$40 ea in several colors
Entered on: Oct 18, 1999 09:44
Entered by: Tom G (tombikeguy@net1plus.com)

Message:
HAVE BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW IN 24" AND BLUE, GOLD, VIOLET IN 20"


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Subject: TRIKE DRIVE UNITS COMPLETE.......$50 EACH
Entered on: Oct 18, 1999 09:47
Entered by: Tom G (tombikeguy@net1plus.com)

Message:
have 3 schwinn rear trike drive units, includes, axle, sprocket, frame for axle and for basket, hookups for front frame, small drive chain,,,,,fenders & basket is extra


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Subject: schwinn adult trike basket..........$11
Entered on: Oct 18, 1999 09:49
Entered by: Tom G (tombikeguy@net1plus.com)

Message:
white vinyl coated large basket


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Subject: Low Rider Bike for Sale
Entered on: Oct 19, 1999 21:27
Entered by: Derek (racer1@cyberhighway.net)

Message:
Schwinn Stingray lowrider custom frame by Mario's Autoworks, seat upholstered by Evan's Autocare, chrome, House of Color candy blue paint, BEAUTIFUL bike, show ready, with turntable show display & many misc. parts. $400.00 obo plus shipping. Any ?'s please email.


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