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Subject: wanted 16/20 musclebikes
Entered on: Dec 20, 1998 19:44
Entered by: john (jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
wanted muscle bikes with 16 inch front tire and 20 inch rear slick some names huffy slingshot , murray eliminator mark II , amf flying wedge, and others looking for original condition or re-done to original condition also would like any colored pictures from old magazines or from personal owned bikes . already have pictures of sears bikes and murray . would like pictures of others . please email me at jrcarz@aol.com with whatever is for sale . thanks john




Subject: evil knievil saftey flags
Entered on: Dec 20, 1998 20:24
Entered by: mark (cheeseatschwinn@hotmail.com)

Message:
selling set of saftey flags replacements with e.k.original never opened in plstic wrapper with cardboard hager hanger hole never pierced / best offer /looking for 70 lemon seat too




Subject: evil knievil saftey flags
Entered on: Dec 20, 1998 20:31
Entered by: mark (cheeseatschwinn@hotmail.com)

Message:
selling set of saftey flags replacements with e.k.original never opened in plstic wrapper with cardboard hanger - hanger hole never pierced / best offer /looking for 70 lemon seat too




Subject: evil knievil saftey flags
Entered on: Dec 20, 1998 20:32
Entered by: mark (cheeseatschwinn@hotmail.com)

Message:
selling set of saftey flags replacements with e.k.original never opened in plstic wrapper with cardboard hanger - hanger hole never pierced / best offer /looking for 70 lemon seat too




Subject: wanted chain guard for western flyer wheelie bar bike
Entered on: Dec 20, 1998 22:39
Entered by: john (jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
wanted chain guard for 20 inch western flyer wheelie bar bike, or buzz bike looks like krate chain guard it goes halfway around the sprocket please help . thanks john email me at jrcarz@aol.com also looking to buy 20/16 muscle bikes huffy slingshot , nd others thanks




Subject: huffy cheater slick
Entered on: Dec 20, 1998 23:25
Entered by: brandon (gerbil55@aol.com)

Message:
I've got a huffy that is pea green and says "cheater slick" on the chainguard i believe that the tires are original and the rear has a red line slick and the front is a tractor grip any info would be greatly appr.




Subject: 1969 Sears Screamer 5 spd with drag brake for trade.
Entered on: Dec 21, 1998 01:40
Entered by: Mike (taz400ci@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 1969 sears screamer 5 spd with the drag brake on shift console. It has been repainted orange. Paint was done well. Missing chain gaurd and one brake cable. Seat bar and shocks are painted silver. Seat is in fair shape with some cracks and a small bit off the very front. There is a black knob on the brake shift and I think this was orig. a red knob. Has rear slick with double white lines. Rear rim is decent although I'm not sure if it is the orig.. I have another wheel to go with it. Front wheel, handlebars, springer, fenders and other chrome is in decent cond. Has some very light rust in some spots but nothing that a bit of chrome cleaner might take off. Bike would be a fairly easy restoration. It is a sharp bike. I would like to trade this bike for another 20" x 16" chopper style 5 spd bike in either the same cond. or some what rusty but comp. and restorable. Looking for slingshot, swinger, wedge or anything similar. Email me for pics. if interested. Mike - taz400ci@aol.com




Subject: The New StingRay
Entered on: Dec 21, 1998 21:41
Entered by: Steve ()

Message:
Could have sworn I saw a new Apple Krate Cruising down Swanston St, Melbourne, Australia. Five speed on the stick and a huuuge 4 ft sissy. No way it was an original, cos' we never had them here. Might be a restored import, but i doubt it. I have a salvage yard almost full of 70's Aussie muscle bikes, just waiting for the craze to take off here. Heard of a couple of restoreds in Sydney, too. Want one of those Schwinns. BMX Sucks, Muscle Forever!




Subject: Schwinn Pea Picker Serial # location?
Entered on: Dec 22, 1998 11:42
Entered by: Robert (Robert.LaGrand@mail.sprint.com)

Message:
Where is the serial # located on a Schwinn Pea Picker? I still have the one I was given for my 12th birthday in April of 1969 and the prices being paid in E-Bay are just too tempting. I have decided to sell it to finance other hobbies & projects. Can anyone suggest better sale venues than E-Bay? Thanks in advance! Robert




Subject: RE:Schwinn Pea Picker Serial # location?
Entered on: Dec 22, 1998 12:15
Entered by: Robert (Robert.LaGrand@mail.sprint.com)

Message:
Okay, I should have read more before posting. Thanks to Bob Hufford and Kath for excellent serial number information. Now, any recommendations on the best sales venue? Thanks in advance. Robert




Subject: Wanted: Raleigh Chopper and/or parts
Entered on: Dec 22, 1998 13:22
Entered by: Mike (mike_hyatt@yahoo.com)

Message:
Looking for Orange Raleigh Chopper bike, and any Chopper parts, especially: lterature, front fender, chainguard, rear tire, pedal rubber/reflectors & endcaps, brake cables, cable connector to brakes, rear brake pads, rear yellow decal, handlebar grips.




Subject: best sales venue
Entered on: Dec 22, 1998 18:50
Entered by: Kelly (nebula@adams.net)

Message:
Robert, the best sales venue has got to be eBay. where else can you have that many viewers & bidders. I've found that eBay is high priced everything! just my humble opinion! good luck!




Subject: Thank You! ('69 Pea Picker)
Entered on: Dec 22, 1998 21:19
Entered by: Robert (Robert.LaGrand@mail.sprint.com)

Message:
I am in shock! I was going on my mom's memory regarding the year I received my Pea Picker. I just went down to the garage to verify it. It starts with AE! January 1969! It must be one of the first ones built! Didn't Schwinn start the Krate models in '69? It even has the original green stripe tire in back. The longer I look at it, the more the memories flood in. Many, MANY thanks to all who created this information resource. Robert




Subject: Sears Spyder
Entered on: Dec 24, 1998 15:32
Entered by: Fritz (Boutade@aol.com)

Message:
I'm new here but interested. I have a Sears 24" male Spyder. 5 speed. Model # 502.459520 with all original papers, probably 1976 or so. It's complete and original except missing reflector. Has a Royce Union speedometer, tho' it may not be original equipment. Paint is quite good but fair amount of rust on chrome. Decals are pretty much intact. Seat is in good shape. A couple of questions: A rough estimate of value as is? I can handle the chrome clean up or rechrome but should I (or should I justleave it alone)? Value if I refinish the chrome? Thanks for any help/advice. Bout




Subject: new to the game
Entered on: Dec 27, 1998 21:35
Entered by: steve (spotter@yahoo.com)

Message:
i don't know if i'm in the right discussion group some info would be helpful...recently picked up what looks like a green lady's (?) sting ray. has badge on head tube and serial #. suggestions on finding good resources, web or otherwise, would be appreciated.




Subject: corrected email
Entered on: Dec 27, 1998 21:39
Entered by: steve (spotter10@yahoo.com)

Message:
mail to spotter10@yahoo.com




Subject: Wanted! Huffy Wheel- Bike with steering wheel
Entered on: Dec 30, 1998 14:01
Entered by: Michael (taz400ci@aol.com)

Message:
I am very interested in locating a 1969 Huffy Wheel with stick shift. If anyone can help with any info. please send it along. I can pay a good price for a decent cond. bike. Also looking for other 5 spd 16x20 chopper style bikes. Mike.




Subject: Sears 24" Spyder
Entered on: Jan 1, 1999 14:13
Entered by: Fritz (Boutade@aol.com)

Message:
Someone responded to my price info request re the 24" Sears Spyder. I accidently deleted it. Please resend and I'll try to do better. BTW, I finished a full clean up this morning and it looks great. The wadded up aluminum foil, with an easy polish with Simichrome made the job easy - about 15 hours in all.




Subject: Need info. on 1968 Sears Screamer 5 spd
Entered on: Jan 2, 1999 02:56
Entered by: Michael (taz400ci@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 1968 sears screamer 5 spd and would like to know any information that could be dug up. I have heard that this was a murray eliminator frame used for this first year bike. If you have anything you could share I would be most thankful.




Subject: For sale or Trade 70,s RamRod
Entered on: Jan 4, 1999 15:05
Entered by: Chris (cthorton@aol.com)

Message:
WesternFlyer RamRod Chopper bike Looks like Murray Firecat except blue.48inch fork #7or 8 shape Missing rear fender & has Wrong seat $200.00 or trade for no Schwinn 16+20 bike or Parts (shifters,frames,chaingaurds etc.) Chris




Subject: WTB Schwinn NOS orange line knobby
Entered on: Jan 5, 1999 19:21
Entered by: Tim (tcookdist@aol.com)

Message:
want to buy Schwinn NOS orange line knobby 20x2.125 and Schwinn NOS yellow line slik 20x2.125. Please email if you have one. thanks!




Subject: WTB Schwinn NOS yellow line slik
Entered on: Jan 5, 1999 19:22
Entered by: Tim (tcookdist@aol.com)

Message:
want to buy Schwinn NOS orange line knobby 20x2.125 and Schwinn NOS yellow line slik 20x2.125. Please email if you have one. thanks!




Subject: SEARS SPYDER
Entered on: Jan 6, 1999 23:45
Entered by: A.J. (ESP7@PRODIGY.NET)

Message:
Thinking of buying a Sears Spyder 5speed all original everything works a little rust on fenders sissy bar badly rusted,paint about a 7.5 - 8 seller asking 60.00 is this a fair price??Thank You,Please Respond= esp7@prodigy.net A.J.




Subject: RE: Spyder
Entered on: Jan 8, 1999 08:33
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
$60 is an excellent price!




Subject: I need info
Entered on: Jan 9, 1999 08:56
Entered by: hank ()

Message:
I would like any info on a bike that i have acquired.It is is in original,not to bad condition.It is called a SWINGER it is able to pivet at the seat post. I remember them from parades. thats all i know




Subject: "Swinger" Bike
Entered on: Jan 9, 1999 10:11
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I know Penney's sold a bike called a Swinger, but it was your typical Sting-Ray styled bike. What you have is probably a Swing Bike. Check out my web page at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9338/swing.html for more info.




Subject: WANTED! RALEIGH CHOPPERS-COMPLETE OR PARTS!!
Entered on: Jan 9, 1999 11:44
Entered by: Dale (dcramer2@ford.com)

Message:
I am looking for Raleigh Choppers in ANY condition, complete or just parts! If you have ANY parts for this bike, please email me at dcramer2@ford.com Thank you!




Subject: Re:swing bike
Entered on: Jan 10, 1999 08:42
Entered by: hank ()

Message:
Thanks to Bob for pointing to this web site. Hopefully theres some info there. thanks again




Subject: Hank RE Swingbike
Entered on: Jan 11, 1999 17:47
Entered by: JOEL (jrobertson@icare.opt.uab.edu)

Message:
Hank, I am interested in buying/trading for a swing bike. Please email if interested.




Subject: 66 fastback ?
Entered on: Jan 12, 1999 20:40
Entered by: Dave W. ()

Message:
Besides the sprint sprocket, what other chain rings were used this year on the factbacks? The 66 fastback that i have, has the 4 large hole (clover type) sprocket on it but i'm not sure if it's original. Also what derailleurs were used in 66 ? Last question, what was the first year schwinn came out with the Mag sprocket? Thank's for any help. Dave W.




Subject: mattel "Bronco" Bike
Entered on: Jan 13, 1999 00:40
Entered by: tj (lightin_20@hotmail.com)

Message:
I had a Mattel Bronco bike when I was younger. Can I find one now? are they rare? Please help. tj




Subject: 68 Orange krate
Entered on: Jan 13, 1999 09:50
Entered by: JoAnn (teems-hohmann@localaccess.com)

Message:
Ibought a orange krate and kept it in 1968--my question is, I have never seen another orange krate with a shifter with reflectors (2) embedded in the stick part, is this unusual?? Thanks




Subject: Grey Ghost
Entered on: Jan 13, 1999 18:50
Entered by: Jeff (Jdow911664@aol.com)

Message:
I have stumbled onto a grey ghost that is original and complete. Actually its in pretty good shape. From the info that I have gathered, it is one of the rarest of the stingrays next to the cotton picker. considering selling the bike in the near future, It wont be cheap. I am open to offers. Have a good one....Jeff




Subject: info on unuasual chopper
Entered on: Jan 13, 1999 22:14
Entered by: larry (shelbyjosh@aol.com)

Message:
i just purchased a raleigh type chopper called a rodovil it was produced in vila nova de gaia , portugal it has an extendable front frame section for larger riders chrome front frame front wheel generator duel headlights any info? thanks




Subject: RE: '66 Fastback
Entered on: Jan 14, 1999 12:30
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
SPrint sprocket and Sprint deraillieur are correct. The clover sproket on yours sounds like a Schwinn sprocket, but it's not correct for a Fastback.




Subject: I am not sure what I have!
Entered on: Jan 14, 1999 12:39
Entered by: Kevin (Kevin_Lentz@crasystems.com)

Message:
I have been given a chopper bike that I wanted to restore, but i'm not sure what I have gotten. It is a Sears bike with a 20" cheater slick on the back, and a 16" on the front. It has a 5 speed shifter and a parking break combination. The chrome has polished out, but the paint needs something done with it. Is powder coating the proper thing to do, or is paint still the way to go? Is there places out there to get things like cables for the breaks on this thing, or would that be a swap meet item?




Subject: re: 66 fastback
Entered on: Jan 14, 1999 18:32
Entered by: Dave W. ()

Message:
Kath, thanks for your help with the fastback sprocket question.




Subject: I give up!
Entered on: Jan 15, 1999 14:51
Entered by: Fritz (Boutade@aol.com)

Message:
At the risk of appearing ignorant....."NOS"....means?




Subject: NOS
Entered on: Jan 15, 1999 15:44
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
NOS = New Old Stock (Parts that were never sold, but languished around on a shelf somewhere for years and became obsolete - the parts could be pristine or have extreme shelfwear, rust, etc. and still be NOS). Alternative definition is kNarly Old Sh_t ... ;-)




Subject: Mag Wheel for 1969 Screamer 2
Entered on: Jan 17, 1999 00:40
Entered by: Michael (taz400ci@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for a rear mag wheel that goes on a 1969 sears screamer 2 bike. Will pay decent price or maybe trade. If anyone has any info. please send it along. Thanks. Mike




Subject: your bikes
Entered on: Jan 19, 1999 17:32
Entered by: kerith (flawless28@aol.com)

Message:
your bikes suck there is no point for making those bikes all they do is distract my stupid brother. why do you make these bikes anyway schiwnn???????




Subject: Swing bike made by "SB"
Entered on: Jan 19, 1999 20:37
Entered by: Nelson (jive55@hotmail.com)

Message:
Help, Does anyone know any information on swing bikes manufactured in the 70's? I picked up one in a old bike shop in florida . I know all about Sting Rays and Krates but, this bike has me puzzled. It has a patent number 3-801-130 and thats all. Anybody got some answers on this. I like the bike because its so odd with the rear wheel steering and double tube frame really weird to ride with back wheel and front wheel steering and I almost crashed a few times! any help would be appreciated! Thanks.




Subject: wanted 20x16 muscle bikes
Entered on: Jan 19, 1999 21:54
Entered by: john (Jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
WANTED MUSCLE BIKES WITH 20 INCH REAR TIRE AND 16 INCH FRONT TIRE HUFFY, MURRAY, AMF, ROLLFAST PLEASE EMAIL ME. AT Jrcarz@aol.com thanks JOHN




Subject: re: 66 Fastback
Entered on: Jan 22, 1999 10:52
Entered by: Dan (MTNBykah@aol.com)

Message:
Hey, Dave W - I have a few more questions about your bike. Please email me. Thanks, -Dan




Subject: Swing Bike info/ NELSON
Entered on: Jan 24, 1999 22:58
Entered by: Hank ()

Message:
If you look up the page about 16 messages you will find the info for Bob Huffords web site. It's well worth looking at. I did and its a lot of fun.




Subject: 1966 schwinn super delux
Entered on: Jan 27, 1999 14:09
Entered by: Darrell (DarrellGLewis@comuserve.com)

Message:
I just found a 1966 schwinn super delux stingray the bikes in great shape except for the rims are rusted very bad. I need to find both front and rear rims. someone told me the rear is aS2.




Subject: PEA PICKER/AND RALEIGH CHOPPER FOR SALE
Entered on: Jan 29, 1999 17:54
Entered by: LA ()

Message:
1970 COASTER PEA PICKER IN NICE SHAPE 600. EARLY 70'S RALEIGH CHOPPER RED AND YELLOW MISSING CHAINGUARD AND RUST SCABS ON RIMS BUT ALL ORIG 150. ALSO HAVE 20 INCH ROSS GIRLS MUSCLE BIKE IN NICE COND. 50.00 CALL 508 359-8761




Subject: Ross Stingray
Entered on: Jan 30, 1999 12:17
Entered by: Tom (tclarkhabs@earthlink.net)

Message:
Hey, everybody! I just found(in Brooklyn}a really cool old Ross stingray that I don't know anything about, and would like to get rid of. I live in a typical New York shoebox, need the room! It seems to be a smaller frame. It's red with a red and black sparkle banana seat(beautiful!) It's got firestone whitewall tires and an old style "gas-tank" bar. It's all there, but the name on the chain guard is worn off!! and info?? Tom




Subject: Sears Motorcycle bike late '70's
Entered on: Jan 31, 1999 00:22
Entered by: stan (jmount@powwwer.net)

Message:
I have a late 70's Sears, Roebuck and Co. 20 inch 3 speed "Free Spirit MX3". This bike is black with a red "gas" tank and red fenders. It is missing the chain guard (if it had one???) but other than that seems to be complete. It also has a springer front end and springs under the riders seat. Different bike... Would like to find a good home for this bike and would consider cash and/or decent bike trade... or info?? Thanks!




Subject: Sears motorcycle bike
Entered on: Feb 1, 1999 09:58
Entered by: MediaHound ()

Message:
Be sure to mention your bike on the BMX section. Those full suspension bikes were the earliest BMXs. They ended up being too deluxe and too heavy to race. But that is why their appeal is growing.




Subject: Sears Bike
Entered on: Feb 1, 1999 23:20
Entered by: Stan (jmount@powwwer.net)

Message:
Thanks for your info. I really like the unusual and different in the 20 inch bikes and this one just caught my eye. But, I really know next to nothing about this one.




Subject: Rahleigh Rampar
Entered on: Feb 3, 1999 21:56
Entered by: Robert ()

Message:
I am trying to determine if the Rahleigh Rampar bike was manufactured for Rahleigh by another company. I have several bikes identical in design but not produced under the Rahleigh label.




Subject: Send me a chopper!
Entered on: Feb 8, 1999 00:55
Entered by: Paul Davies (88 Ironstone Rd Epsom Victoria, Australia.)

Message:
I would really like to purchase a Raliegh Chopper, any Setup, preferably in better to mint condition. Any reasonable paid, plus shipping. Can't find one left in the country, although there were plenty around when i was younger. mail me the boring old way at the above address.




Subject: Yamaha bike-1976
Entered on: Feb 8, 1999 01:34
Entered by: Bo (d13bmc@aol.com)

Message:
Yamaha motobike-garage kept for 23 years, no rust, banana seat, yellow, make an offer




Subject: Schwinn NOS tires for sales
Entered on: Feb 8, 1999 15:01
Entered by: Darrell (Darrell@lewis@compuserve.com)

Message:
6 spitfire 20 x 1.75 13 tractor 29 x 1.75 40 typhoon 20 x 2.125 10 westwind 20 x 1.75 4 diamond 18 x 1. 75 1 fastback slick 20 x 1.375




Subject: Wanted: CHOPPER DECALS
Entered on: Feb 11, 1999 20:15
Entered by: ryan (ryangodammit@hotmail.com)

Message:
I'm looking to get the decals for a chopper 2x Chopper and 1xRaleigh can anyone help, please email me




Subject: How much
Entered on: Feb 11, 1999 20:22
Entered by: ryan (ryangodammit@hotmail.com)

Message:
Just wondering about the value of my chopper. It's a three speed, 20" back wheel (I think), all the body work is in perfect condition,(no rust or cracks),low sissy bar, ape hanger handle bars, original seat in perfect condition. I'm considering repainting it as the orginal yellow paintwork is slightly chipped. Any ideas? I'm considering selling it if I get the right offer.




Subject: WANTED TO BUY!!!
Entered on: Feb 12, 1999 08:38
Entered by: Stu (nebula@adams.net)

Message:
I'm looking for a decent used original raised white letter schwinn slik for my grey ghost.




Subject: CHOPPER DECALS!!
Entered on: Feb 12, 1999 15:03
Entered by: PHIL ()

Message:
LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF MENOTOMY'S PARTS PAGE, THERE IS A LINK TO "JIM'S CHOPPER PARTS". HE SELLS THE DECALS AND OTHER CHOPPER PARTS.




Subject: CHOPPER DECALS!!
Entered on: Feb 12, 1999 15:04
Entered by: PHIL ()

Message:
LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF MENOTOMY'S PARTS PAGE, THERE IS A LINK TO "JIM'S CHOPPER PARTS". HE SELLS THE DECALS AND OTHER CHOPPER PARTS.




Subject: Schwinn Sting Ray minni twin
Entered on: Feb 17, 1999 10:04
Entered by: Peter ()

Message:
I have A 1968 Schwinn Sting Ray Minni Twin. I want to sell . The bike is in excellent conditon all original. Make offer.




Subject: Schwinn Sting Ray minni twin
Entered on: Feb 17, 1999 10:08
Entered by: Peter (jsmccue@quiknet.com)

Message:
I have A 1968 Schwinn Sting Ray Minni Twin. I want to sell . The bike is in excellent conditon all original. Make offer.




Subject: Wanted: Huffy Slingshot
Entered on: Feb 20, 1999 21:35
Entered by: Conrad (cruppr@pdq.net)

Message:
I am looking for a Huffy Slingshot 5-Speed Twin Stick. Please e-mail me with any info.




Subject: carlisle tires
Entered on: Feb 21, 1999 22:07
Entered by: Pat (pquinnbmx@jump.net)

Message:
Hey dude from Australia, if BMX sucks then send me all your old school bmx stuff and I'll send you money for it! Everyone else: I am looking for Carlisle Aggressor MX 20x2.125 knobbies. Thanks, Pat




Subject: wantto trade for swing bike
Entered on: Mar 3, 1999 10:20
Entered by: secret (krnyauto@wil-net.com)

Message:
I am looking to trading for a swing bike in original box unopened. I have krates and fastbacks to trade. email me if interested. Thanks, Trent




Subject: Trade for Swing Bike
Entered on: Mar 3, 1999 13:08
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
There have been a few (one just recently) postings of N.I.B. Swing Bikes on the Swing Bike Web Site Discussion page. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9338/swing.html




Subject: 70's girls stingray-style bike 4 sale
Entered on: Mar 7, 1999 11:00
Entered by: LA (Lboy88@aol.com)

Message:
Early 70'S ross polo bike Jr. 20" blue frame, with white, and blue banana seat chrome is nice, has krate style rear fender overall in nice cond.25.00+ shipping(MA)




Subject: Schwinn Manta Ray
Entered on: Mar 8, 1999 20:06
Entered by: Clay (scharg@aol.com)

Message:
Am interested in any information I can get on the Schwinn Manta Ray, 24", 5 speed bicycle. I bought one new in 1970 or 71,(I think), I am now interested in restoring it. Are parts available? Need tires, cables. Thanks in advance.




Subject: Raleigh Chopper site
Entered on: Mar 10, 1999 13:46
Entered by: Ben (ben@thetranmers.freeserve.co.uk)

Message:
Chopperholicks World is back online: http://www.thetranmers.freeserve.co.uk/chopperholic.htm Check it out !!




Subject: For Sale 1969 Apple Krate 5-Speed "Beautiful Restoration"
Entered on: Mar 10, 1999 20:59
Entered by: Louie @ POMONA UNAUTHORIZED SCHWINN SERVICE (cutlous1@webtv.net)

Message:
This bike is AWESOME!!!! Just completed restoration Paint is Unbelievable/Red Line Gripper . Call for further details.Put this bike on the Schwinn Forum for $900.00 shipped Now!!$850.00 shipped Call Louie (909)622-2766




Subject: WANTED: Pumkin Orange MK1, 3 spd Raleigh Chopper
Entered on: Mar 17, 1999 17:25
Entered by: Mike (mike_hyatt@yahoo.com)

Message:
I'm looking for a "pumpkin" orange MK1, 3 speed black decals, in restored or at least very good condition. Any leads would be greatly appreciated!




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 19, 1999 09:33
Entered by: doug (www.doug186@hotmail.com)

Message:
Can you send some picture to me




Subject: Raleigh Rodeo
Entered on: Mar 20, 1999 20:23
Entered by: Craig (CDickson@AAIsim.com)

Message:
I have a 1970 Raleigh Rodeo that I have owned since new - my 8th birthday. It has 5 speed deraiileur (not a 3 + 2). THe only missing original parts are the seat - it originally had a thick, squarish seat, the pedals - which were solid black rubber, and the tires, which were (if I remember right) Dunlop, 24 x 1 3/8. Can anyone help me find these parts, and point me to any other websites which have info on these bikes? Thanks




Subject: HUFFY CHEATER SLICK BIKE
Entered on: Mar 20, 1999 20:40
Entered by: jack (ja18951@prodigy.net)

Message:
nice red stingray type huffy currently on ebay check it out its all original reserve is low item #79185146




Subject: Canadian Bikes
Entered on: Mar 21, 1999 23:03
Entered by: Stu ()

Message:
I have seen a few references to Canadian bikes ( about 1 year ago in the archives) does anyone know of sites in Canada (Toronto area) that have info on CCM and SuperCycle bikes (Canadian Tire)Thanks and Great site BTW!!!




Subject: WANTED HUFFY SLINGSHOT
Entered on: Mar 21, 1999 23:46
Entered by: john (Jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
wanted huffy slingshot or similar bikes thanks john




Subject: Ever hear of these?
Entered on: Mar 22, 1999 14:49
Entered by: dale-bob (dalefrie@goplay.com)

Message:
I have 2 "Swing bikes" that I want to restore. I'm not sure of the year they were made. I think it was in the late seventys. The unique thing about these bikes is that they turn at both ends. The seat, rear wheel and pedals are one unit and turns by pulling the frame one way or the other. They have 20" slicks on back and 16" on the front, with chopper style handle bars and a banana seat. Where can I find parts?




Subject: Swing Bikes
Entered on: Mar 24, 1999 11:22
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
It is nearly impossible to find the correct original parts to restore Swing Bikes (in my experience anyway). Several new-in-box complete bikes have come to light, but that elusive parts stash is still hiding out there. For more Swing Bike info go to http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9338/swing.html




Subject: Raleigh Chopper chainguard
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 09:26
Entered by: Rich (rnowell@natick-emh2.army.mil)

Message:
Looking for a NOS or good clean original matching chainguard for a Mustard Yellow 3-sp. Chopper Mk. 1. Will pay reasonable $$$. Also, does anyone know a definite date for the "Limey" bike swap happening in Somerville, MA in April??




Subject: CANADIAN BIKES
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 11:28
Entered by: JOEL ()

Message:
Lazy Walker bikeshop has an excellent website and lots of old canadian bikes for sale.




Subject: Red Line Bicycles (cross bike)
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 14:07
Entered by: Diana (kmarseg@home.com)

Message:
Do you or anyone else know anything about Red Line bicycles? They are made by BMX




Subject: tires
Entered on: Mar 25, 1999 21:08
Entered by: clay (scharg@aol.com)

Message:
I need a pair of tires for Schwinn bicycle, 1971 vintage, Manta Ray model, 24" x 1-3/8" front and rear. Rear was a slick and front had linear tread. Thank you




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 28, 1999 09:54
Entered by: Rich (rcherry@ibm.net)

Message:
N.O.S. Schwinn Kool Lemon paint stick fills in chips and scratches. Still sealed on original blister card. Part no. 72 730. Make offer. rcherry@ibm.net




Subject:
Entered on: Mar 28, 1999 09:58
Entered by: Rich (rcherry@ibm.net)

Message:
Paisley print blue banana seat. Like new. Manufacturer unknown. Make offer. rcherry@ibm.net




Subject: 1969 Sears muscle bike
Entered on: Mar 28, 1999 19:11
Entered by: Robert (rmalerba@aol.com)

Message:
All original sears gold 5spd Muscle bike with shifter. Dual rear brakes.Please go to ebay and type "sears muscle bike" in search box. Thanks. Looking for Murray F3 eliminator in turquoise.1968/9




Subject: LadyFair
Entered on: Mar 31, 1999 16:28
Entered by: Bruce ()

Message:
I'm thinking about buying a LadyFair for daughter. The Seller only wants $25.00 for it, is this a no brainer or should I check it out farther?? It seems to be all there, The seat is cracked but other that that it's in pretty good shape. What years where these made? Thanks




Subject: Apple Krate Info
Entered on: Apr 2, 1999 11:19
Entered by: Mike (MMclau8000@aol.com)

Message:
I recently found an Apple Krate at a flea market. I have a few questions. It is in good overall shape but some parts may not be original. The chain guard says "Fast Back" and the hanle bars come straight up. It is missing the front fender and rear reflector. S/N LK560970. Any feedback on value or parts questions would be appreciated.




Subject: Huffy Cool cat
Entered on: Apr 6, 1999 17:58
Entered by: John ()

Message:
Hi - I'm looking for a bike I had when I was a kid. It was a Huffy called either "Cool Cat". Kind of metallic pea green, tall sissy bar, smaller than normal front tire, slick rear tire. I had it in the late 60's. Anybody have any leads? Even parts would be ok. Thanks!




Subject: RE: Huffy Cool Cat
Entered on: Apr 7, 1999 10:30
Entered by: Craig ()

Message:
I thought I had the only Huffy Cool Cat bike on the web. I have the lime/yellow color color thought. I have a frend who might have extra parts. What were you looking for? My bike was purchased in late 1969. I think they were only made about 2-3 years.




Subject: TRADE : 66 Sting Shifter for 48" sissy bar
Entered on: Apr 7, 1999 18:00
Entered by: JOEL (jrobertson@icare.opt.uab.edu)

Message:
I would like to trade a 66 shifter (5 speed) for a nice 48" sissy bar.




Subject: OK, I am a bonehead
Entered on: Apr 8, 1999 19:27
Entered by: Scott (asmyers@ikon.com)

Message:
Ok, I am a TRUE bike bonehead. I have been looking for a year on Menotomy discussion are (BMX) for a Yamaha Motobike and I FINALLY cross over to the "other side" and DAMN! D13bmc had one! He's no longer an AOL member and I can't find him. Anyone help or know of another Motobike? Thanks Scott




Subject: Huffy Cool Cat
Entered on: Apr 16, 1999 17:28
Entered by: John ()

Message:
Sorry, my system was down and I couldn't get back to you regarding the parts your friend might have. I need the whole bike and was really hoping to buy one already completed. Is your's for sale? If not, I really need the frame, seat, sissybar .. the things that make it unique. You're probably right about the color, I'm probably just remembering it incorrectly. That was 30 years ago! What parts does your friend have for sale?




Subject: Yamaha Motobike
Entered on: Apr 16, 1999 17:31
Entered by: John ()

Message:
Scott - Just check "ebay.com". I saw a Yamaha Motobike for sale there last week!




Subject: Huffy Cool Cat
Entered on: Apr 16, 1999 17:41
Entered by: John ()

Message:
Craig - OOPS, sorry .. the Cool Cat messages are supposed to be directed to you.




Subject: parts for sears or western flyer
Entered on: Apr 19, 1999 20:40
Entered by: mikeB (mikeBvin@yahoo.com)

Message:
looking for any info, parts or suggestions where to look. i've got a Sears(dunno maybe mid '70's spyder?) hot pink, blk banana seat, stickshift, esp looking for orig wheels and outer chainring to be able to restore the shifter also have a western flyer, ladies, yellow, says"miss buzz bike" on chainguard bought both of these a couple years back in Gunnison, CO thrift store for $6 each both missing wheels but in OK shape . More for fun than show they are daily drivers in the summer!




Subject: Huffy Rail?
Entered on: Apr 19, 1999 23:10
Entered by: Dave (Skinny_d69@hotmail.com)

Message:
i have a old huffy it is a purple 5-sp with a 20in front tire. it had a redwall slick. from the head tube to the back of the frame is just short of 38in. please help me. thanks.




Subject: '69 Pea Picker
Entered on: Apr 23, 1999 14:17
Entered by: Robert (robert.lagrand@mail.sprint.com)

Message:
Hello again. I thought I should post to let everyone know that the '69 Pea Picker I told you about in December is now in eBay. I have some excellent pictures there that some of you should enjoy. Once again, thanks for your help! Robert




Subject: muscle bikes
Entered on: Apr 23, 1999 22:39
Entered by: john (Jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
wanted bikes that look like krates would like complete bikes thanks john please email me at Jrcarz@aol.com




Subject: Sears "Gremlin" Chopper (ladies)
Entered on: Apr 24, 1999 11:45
Entered by: Jeff (van6@flashnet)

Message:
I recently a Gremlin. Looks kinda like an Orange Crate with small wheel & shock absorber fork. Gold in color & looks complete. Any body know anything about these?




Subject: Huffy Cool Cat
Entered on: Apr 26, 1999 08:36
Entered by: Craig ()

Message:
John, When my friend gets back from vacation I'll contact him about any extra parts he may have for sale. He also knows of another source who collects Bikes like this. When I get more info I'll pass it on. Craig




Subject: Huffy Cool Cat
Entered on: Apr 26, 1999 11:35
Entered by: John ()

Message:
Craig - Thanks, I appreciate your help.




Subject: Mattel Vroom Bronco
Entered on: Apr 28, 1999 00:35
Entered by: John (jjdubs@netnitco.net)

Message:
> does anyone remember the vroom bronco by mattel? I got one of those as a birthday present many years ago. I rode it 'til I got a job at the tender age of 16. You see, at 16 years old you look a little rediculous riding a Bronco bike. My curiousity about the bike led me to this page and your message. I'm wondering just how much, if anything, those bikes might be worth. They are VERY rare, as my Internet search has pulled up very few results. If you find out anything, let me know. John




Subject: mantaray for sale
Entered on: Apr 28, 1999 23:49
Entered by: Joe (joetonya@localaccess.com)

Message:
for sale orange mantaray missing some part needs complete restore $200 thanks




Subject: Yamaha and Kawasaki bikes wanted!!!
Entered on: Apr 29, 1999 00:28
Entered by: Geoff (gsebast1@airmail.net)

Message:
Looking for 70's Yamaha and Kawasaki bikes. Want bikes, parts or literature. Have cash or stingray stuff to trade. Thanks, Geoff Sebastian




Subject: SCHWINN PARTS
Entered on: Apr 30, 1999 20:14
Entered by: CHUCK (RACETECINC@AOL.COM)

Message:
HELLO, I AM A RETIRED SCHWINN DEALER. STARTED SELLING SCHWINN BICYCLES IN 1953. I KEPT A LOT OFF STING RAY PARTS AND AM NOW INTERESTED IN SELLING THEM OFF. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ME. CHUCK 313-882-3097




Subject: WATCH OUT FOLKS!!!!
Entered on: May 3, 1999 15:49
Entered by: witheld ()

Message:
I've posted test messages here, just to see what kind of people responded when I ask about the value of a bicycle. You'll not see a lot of answers here, but if you've got a rare bike, the collectors who read these forums will email you and make a low-ball offer. SO DO YOURSELF A FAVOR: PICK UP SOME KIND OF PRICE GUIDE!! There are 2 collectors who read these forums who must be working together, because they both gave the same offer ($75) on a bike that is worth 10 times that much. If I was an unsuspecting seller, I would have said: "Hey, two different experts said it's worth $75, so I'll sell it for that"..... Watch out folks, don't sell your old Stingray or Dad's loaded balloon tire bike based on a price told to you by a BIASED BUYER!




Subject: wanted 1968 sears gremlin and huffy slingshot
Entered on: May 3, 1999 23:21
Entered by: john (Jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
BOTH HAVE A SPRING IN THE FORK AND HAVE A 16 INCH FRONT TIRE WOULD LIKE TO FIND COMPLETE BIKES THANKS JOHN PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY INFORMATION AT Jrcarz@aol.com thanks




Subject: stringray tamdem wanted
Entered on: May 7, 1999 00:26
Entered by: david (dTh7618942@aol.com)

Message:
looking for stringray style tamdem




Subject: I Need Some Parts
Entered on: May 8, 1999 21:06
Entered by: Dave (Skinny_D69@hotmail.com)

Message:
I am building a Spring-chopper type bike. I am using a Huffy Rail frame and handlebarrs, 26in spring forks and need some parts. What Im looking for is a 16in front wheel with the drum brake, a 20in rear 5-sp wheel and derailer, a Schwinn "Mag" sproket and crank arms, and both front and back fenders. If yo have what I want and are interested in selling it, please contact me by e-mail or call me at (253) 845-9282 Thanx!




Subject: SWING BIKES
Entered on: May 15, 1999 17:44
Entered by: Dean Hickstein (photogdean@aol.com)

Message:
Buying or selling? contact me




Subject: anyone ever hear or a muscle bike called RALLEY???
Entered on: May 16, 1999 10:03
Entered by: La (Lboy88@aol.com)

Message:
can anoine help me is this bike worth anything???




Subject: flying o muscle bikes
Entered on: May 22, 1999 17:31
Entered by: jeff (stbernd@pldi.net)

Message:
I recently bought a fluing o muscle bike to restore, Flying o was sold by Otasco ( oklahoma tire and supply), can anyone tell me who the mfg od these bikes were, I need some parts and this would help greatly, the one i have is a 20 buke, slik tire on rear, weird springer front end with 16 inch tire, three speed shifter that is mounted to the top frame tubes, thanks




Subject: tires 20*1/38
Entered on: May 24, 1999 21:01
Entered by: ken helmly (kmhelmly@att.com)

Message:
looking for tires front and rear for a stingray stardust preferrably white or whitewall this is for a 7 year old girl b-day present please rush info to kmhelmly@att.com




Subject: Info on 3-sp Shwinn
Entered on: May 25, 1999 14:51
Entered by: Dave (Skinny_D69@hotmail.com)

Message:
I need info on a late 60's early 70's 3-sp shwinn stingray style bike. It has 20in wheels and a 3-sp stick. What is it?




Subject: WANTED SEARS GREMLIN 20X16 MUSCLE BIKE
Entered on: May 25, 1999 17:48
Entered by: JOHN (Jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
WOULD LIKE COMPLETE BIKE AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION CAN ANYONE HELP THANKS JOHN




Subject: tires
Entered on: May 27, 1999 20:06
Entered by: ken (kmhelmly@att.net)

Message:
I still need tires for my daughters b-day bike. Gave wrong address,it's kmhelmly@att.net please help she found bike




Subject: WANTED SEARS GREMLIN AND HUFFY SLINGSHO
Entered on: May 30, 1999 11:38
Entered by: JOHN (Jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
WANTED SEARS GREMLIN AND HUFFY SLINGSHOT BOTH ARE 20X16 MUSCLEBIKES WOULD LIKE COMPLETE BIKES IN VERY GOOD CONDITION THANKS JOHN THANKS




Subject: Wanted. Huffy Slingshot or Supercycle Cougar X-500
Entered on: May 30, 1999 16:37
Entered by: Klaatu (klaatu_gort@yahoo.com)

Message:
I'm looking for old Huffy Slingshot and or Rail bikes in reasonable condition. I'm also looking for a Supercycle Cougar X-500 and or a Supercycle "The Wedge" (Distributed by Canadian Tire but made by Raleigh 1971-72) Thanks, Klaatu




Subject: Bike I. D.
Entered on: Jun 2, 1999 18:54
Entered by: Frank (rdawso@webtv.net)

Message:
I was wondering if anyone could identify a bike I had as a kid. It was gold, with three speeds on the grip shift. It had a leppard print vinal seat, white walls and grips, crome fenders, and ape hangars. I think it was a Swinn Sting Ray Cadillac model. What was it?




Subject: WANTED: Huffy Slingshot Shifter
Entered on: Jun 5, 1999 00:19
Entered by: Conrad (cruppr@pdq.net)

Message:
Looking for a Twin-Stick shifter for a Huffy Slingshot 5-speed.




Subject: DuDe My BiKe RuLz
Entered on: Jun 6, 1999 18:14
Entered by: MuStaNgSvE (hahahahaha)

Message:
dude my 21 speed royce union (royce rocket) would probably eat up most of these old thingz any day even with a snapped delrailer i bet. well i searched for royce union bikes and ended up here and i dont really like these kinda bikes at all




Subject: F/S 69 stingray $200
Entered on: Jun 6, 1999 20:32
Entered by: Tong (tongduong3@yahoo.com)

Message:
got a stingray i want to sell, it's redish, clean, need some parts to make it complete. original paint, decal, wheels, tires. E-mail if intrested. Thanks, Tong




Subject: My Sears Rail
Entered on: Jun 8, 1999 13:29
Entered by: John (smeltjohn@aol.com)

Message:
I want to know if anyone can help me on some information on my Sears Rail 5 speed that I got. It is all original and in real good shape. I just want to find out more information about it. Any information real be great. Thanks




Subject: Swing Bikes
Entered on: Jun 13, 1999 16:33
Entered by: DavidH ()

Message:
Not to sound dumb, but, what the heck is a "swing bike"? THANKS!




Subject: Swing bike...
Entered on: Jun 14, 1999 13:15
Entered by: BillG ()

Message:
Bob Hufford, who pops in here now and again, maintains an excellent page on the Swing Bike. It's a bike that pivots unlike any other bike you've seen. His web site is: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9338/swing.html




Subject: GTR Groover
Entered on: Jun 14, 1999 23:00
Entered by: JT (panhed57@apex.net)

Message:
I would appreciate any information about GTR bicycles, specifically the Groover model. I believe they are 60's vintage muscle bikes manufactured by General Tire. thanks




Subject: Help. What do I have???
Entered on: Jun 15, 1999 13:01
Entered by: Bruce O (bruce.olson@centurytel.com)

Message:
I think I have a Schwinn 20" Hollywood. But I'm not sure. Someone has added (I think) St Sting-Ray bars and a non Sting-Ray banana seat. Does anyone know if Schwinn ever built a 20" Hollywood?? Or do I have a Girls Sting-Ray with a Hollywood chain guard?? Any help would be great!! Thanks. Bruce.




Subject: REPLY 20" Hollywood ?
Entered on: Jun 15, 1999 14:32
Entered by: JOEL ()

Message:
Yes, Schwinn made a 20" Hollywood. I had a 64 at one time and it had painted wheels and S- seat like the 26" version. Don't know off hand if later ones had banana seats.




Subject: Wanted
Entered on: Jun 15, 1999 20:29
Entered by: robert (BMXsoulrider@webtv.net)

Message:
I'm a Major Bicycle dealer looking for Kawasaki Motobike parts/bikes and Raleigh Chopper Bikes or parts...Please call me at 607-754-7311 in NY or email




Subject: AeroBee Avenger
Entered on: Jun 18, 1999 23:30
Entered by: Craig (Surfsqurl@AOL.com)

Message:
Looking for info on a recently acquired AMF Roadmaster - AeroBee Avenger. It's a 20-20 muscle bike with a console type T-Handle 5 speed shifter and "The Fast One" rear slik. beautiful bike with a flared out chainguard and checkered stripe. Thanks for any help.




Subject: SEARS SCREAMER
Entered on: Jun 22, 1999 21:31
Entered by: STEVE (IACINO1 @ AOL.COM)

Message:
I AM INTERSETED IN SELLING A 1970 MINT COND. SEARS SCREAMER ALL COMPLETE AND ORIGINAL. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DO THIS.




Subject: Raleigh Tracker
Entered on: Jun 23, 1999 07:43
Entered by: Paul (pandjdoerksen@yahoo.com)

Message:
I picked up a Raleigh Tracker at a yard sale but don't know much about it. The frame is sort of BMX style but it has a banana seat and a huge front fork that would make it hard to use for that purpose. Any info would be greatly appreciated.




Subject: Sears Gremlin
Entered on: Jun 24, 1999 14:12
Entered by: Terry (terry@bricker.net)

Message:
John, if your still looking for a sears gremlin theres one at this web sit http://members.spree.com/antiquebikes/main.html go to bike list theres one for sale thats all original and very clean for $300. I hope this helps.




Subject: Schwinn Slik Chick
Entered on: Jun 26, 1999 17:55
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for blue Slik Chick in fairly orig.& functional cond. I'm not a dealer just an ol' gal trying to replace my fave bike stolen years ago. White sparkle seat. Basket not important. Thanks. emzdogz@aol.com




Subject: Rollfast Skoot
Entered on: Jul 1, 1999 17:41
Entered by: Vikki (vpapesh@home.com)

Message:
I am looking for production information, specifications, literature, help with a Rollfast Skoot approximately 1970. It's 100% original except the handlebar streamers are missing. The overall conditon is fair to good; the original whitewall tires are cracking. How do I date it? Are the coaster brakes adjustable? Where can I find repair info and parts?




Subject: What do you people see in these little kid bikes?
Entered on: Jul 2, 1999 09:55
Entered by: MattF (keep-it-to-myself-to-avoid flames)

Message:
I don't see what the draw is for Stingrays and such. Yeah, maybe stingray and muscle bike collectors had one when they were kids, and maybe they want one like it. But after restoring one like your old bike, why buy any more? Those bikes aren't that old and they really aren't that unique. And ya can look a bit silly riding one. Those are just my opinons and questions. I don't meant to offend. Do any of you stingray collectors own full size ballooners? You know, a bigger bike with fat balloon tires and a tank and rack and lights and doodads that you can realy ride and look good on?




Subject: What Do You People...
Entered on: Jul 6, 1999 00:46
Entered by: Adam ()

Message:
Hi Matt. I just got into this hobby. I'm not even sure what the reason is... I picked up an old Sears 20" Spyder a few months ago while looking for a bike for one of my kids. (Yes- it reminded me of my bike when I was a kid)! Got me talking to some people and interested in Schwinn Stingrays. At first all I found was a Lil Chic and a Fairlady, then I lucked-out and found two Stingrays in one week! Yes... I did pick up a 1962 Schwinn American 26" (I guess technically a middleweight). What a deal... got it at a police auction. Apparently someone had stolen it and did a quick "paint bomb". I took paint stripper and wiped off the whole bike about 2" at a time and then waxed the whole bike... it's now the nice blue original color! I haven't ridden it yet- still needs a few details fixed. The bummer is, I live in an apartment, and the 26" really takes up a lot of room! I told my wife I was done searching for Stingrays now that I have two... truth is, for me the fun is in "the search"! PS- True story...I have a friend who found a Fastback 5spd IN THE GARBAGE a few weeks ago!




Subject: Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 3 speed
Entered on: Jul 6, 1999 14:43
Entered by: Scott (smorrow@gbutler.com)

Message:
For sale: Deluxe Stingray 3 speed. Dark green. Two owner bike. Rides nice. Original tires. Rear slick good, front tire cracked from age. Chrome good. Great shape for a 30 year old bike. Serial number starts with BE. Few scratches and scrapes. $300. Email if interested and will email you back a picture. Thanks, Scott




Subject: Why Stingrays?
Entered on: Jul 6, 1999 14:52
Entered by: JOEL ()

Message:
I grew up in the stingray era and did not own one at the time though I remember riding them. I do however enjoy riding them now. Granted they are not as practical as the ballooners but if I wanted practical I would stick to my mountain bike. No other bike in my collection attracts more attention than my Lemon Peeler (and I don't mean laughter). And if you think they are not unique, just look at the accessories that were avalable.




Subject: Why Sting-Rays....
Entered on: Jul 7, 1999 10:29
Entered by: Peter ()

Message:
It was the Sting-Rays (and other off-brand muscle bikes, particularly the 16x20 models) that sucked me in to bike collecting. I've since sold all of the muscle bikes (which I think are currently overpriced) and bought balloon tire bikes (which I think are currently way underpriced). On the bike path, both the muscle bikes and ballooners get a lot of attention, but the ballooners are so smooth and so cool and so stable and so 'classic', that I think they are seen as much more rare... Also, it's getting more common to see banana seat and monkey handlebar bikes in bike stores, but how often do you see a man's or woman's fat tire bike with a tank and a rack and a springer? Usually you only see these bikes hanging over a fern bar somewhere, or in a Pee Wee Herman re-run. Either way, buy what you like and ride what you buy!




Subject: Buying/Selling/Trading muscle bikes and bmx
Entered on: Jul 11, 1999 11:15
Entered by: bob (wesbmx@webtv.net)

Message:
Raleigh Choppers, SWING Bikes,Schwinn Krates-grey ghost,cotton picker,pea picker,lemon peeler,orange,apple,and 1999 Grape krate Repro NOS or in unopened box,stingrays-regular,3-speed,5-speed,fast backs,manta rays,black phantoms,whizzers,No JR.or Midgets! Also want mint Sear screamers and old BMX vintage bikes parts,accessories. I buy,sell,trade for whats listed above. Willing to trade Brand New 1999 and new year 2000 BMX bikes/parts in unopened box or cash for any old but mint,near mint,NOS muscle banana seat "boys" bikes from 1960-70's. I have alot of bmx or will pay cash if its a good offer. Also, I buy all NOS 20 X 2.125 rear slick tires (most makes) If you have one tire or a hundred it don't matter contact me. 16" fronts too! Raleigh or Schwinn tires especially. I have "alot" of brand new bmx/freestyle/dirt jumping bikes and some with 3-piece cranks loaded!.You may also call me at 607-754-7311 (bob). I am serious,honest and fair. I deal with collectors worldwide on a continuous basis. Only the best will do. I don't deal with junk or dreamers.




Subject: Tell me good bike shops around California!
Entered on: Jul 11, 1999 11:36
Entered by: tosh (tosh@be.mbn.or.jp)

Message:
I will go to California and around the State.I want Schwinn Bikes ,Especially, Sting-ray,Manta-ray,Ram's horn Fastback. Tell me any good bike shops around there!! Thanks. tosh




Subject: ROLL FAST MUSCLE BIKE
Entered on: Jul 11, 1999 16:05
Entered by: BLACK (WORM43@GATEWAY.NET)

Message:
I am restoring my '68 Rollfast 5 Speed bike that has red wall tires (one slick), "banana" seat sissy bar and high rise handle bars. The bike was wrecked and the deraillure lost over the years. Also needed is a brake handle. Can anybody help me find these parts and any info about this bike.




Subject: SCHWINN STINGRAY STARDUST ?
Entered on: Jul 11, 1999 22:35
Entered by: Felise ()

Message:
Can somebody help me? I found a red schwinn bike in my dad's garage. It is a Schwinn Stingray Stardust...3 speed. any idea on value? Thanks




Subject: early 70's hawthorne tiger seat stingray/gold
Entered on: Jul 11, 1999 23:22
Entered by: andy (andybaze2@hotmail.com)

Message:
I am looking for my first bike for my son. Montgomery Ward/Hawthorne stingray tiger design banana seat, gold color. Would consider Schwinn stingray also.




Subject: BURGUNDY SCHWINN STINGRAY STARDUST
Entered on: Jul 12, 1999 23:29
Entered by: FELISE (NJFELISERN@AOL.COM)

Message:
I have a burgundy stardust..can anyone help me on the value of this bike? The serial number is KH603307. I have a pic available is requested. Thank you




Subject: help working on chopper
Entered on: Jul 13, 1999 21:43
Entered by: jeff (cookiemonster131@hotmail.com)

Message:
i need some help figuring otu how to get the sissy bar out of the choppere frame, i have tried everything., please dont leave a message here email!




Subject: help working on chopper
Entered on: Jul 13, 1999 21:45
Entered by: jeff (cookiemonster131@hotmail.com)

Message:
i need some help figuring otu how to get the sissy bar out of the choppere frame, i have tried everything., please dont leave a message here email me!




Subject: A ROSS 5 speed
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 02:42
Entered by: Dave (Jakeb1uz@aol.com)

Message:
ever see them silly looking frame bikes? I hope someone out there knows what I'm talking bout so I don't sound like some insane collector that's on crack... But well... it's a cross between a muscle bike, and a bike that a wuss would ride... it's really preppy kinda looking, 5 speed sucker, but has a shifter like you'd find on a touring bike... of course it's a 20 inch bugger... high rise handlebars goofy seat, looks like a bananna kinda.... but more square... Okay, now that I sound like I have been smoking something I'll stop... just please, tell me if I make sense... Dave




Subject: 1980 Stingray ???
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 11:35
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Hi. I've purchased a Stingray with a Serial# beginning MR which should make it Dec. 1980. I did'nt realize they were still making Stingrays that recently. The chain guard is shaped differently and the paint job is unlike earlier Stingrays - ywt is says Stinray on the frame - I think it says Hurricane on the chain guard. The seat is a banana style and has high bars. I know the Typhoon had more BMX style to it (yuk) My bike hasn't arrives yet so this is all the detail I have. The forks are yellow where the frame is red. Since I don't find any mention of this model in my StingRay book I take it that collectors completely dicount this model. Your comments would be welcome. If the bike really is considered a total Stingray "no count" then I'll probably customize it, although the pics I've seen of it lok pretty cool. Sorry for such a lengthy message.




Subject: 1980 Hurricane Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 11:46
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Does anyone know about this Bike? Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. '80. Didn't know they still made Stingrays in '80. Looks like a normal Stingray except the chain guard is shaped differently and the front forks are yellow and the frame red. I purchased one of these it has not arrived yet so I don't have much detail. I've not heard this model mentioned in my Stingray book, so I take it its a collector "no count" item. If this is the case I'll probably customize it. However it looks kind of kool from the pics I've seen. COmments would be welcome.




Subject: 1980 Hurricane Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 11:46
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Does anyone know about this Bike? Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. '80. Didn't know they still made Stingrays in '80. Looks like a normal Stingray except the chain guard is shaped differently and the front forks are yellow and the frame red. I purchased one of these it has not arrived yet so I don't have much detail. I've not heard this model mentioned in my Stingray book, so I take it its a collector "no count" item. If this is the case I'll probably customize it. However it looks kind of kool from the pics I've seen. COmments would be welcome.




Subject: 1980 Hurricane Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 11:47
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Does anyone know about this Bike? Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. '80. Didn't know they still made Stingrays in '80. Looks like a normal Stingray except the chain guard is shaped differently and the front forks are yellow and the frame red. I purchased one of these it has not arrived yet so I don't have much detail. I've not heard this model mentioned in my Stingray book, so I take it its a collector "no count" item. If this is the case I'll probably customize it. However it looks kind of kool from the pics I've seen. COmments would be welcome.




Subject: 1980 Stingray??
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:40
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray??
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:40
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:41
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:41
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:41
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:43
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:43
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:43
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 15:43
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
I just bought a Stingray by auction (it hasn't arrived yet) It's red w/ yellow forks and a slighty differently shaped chainguard. It says Stingray on frame seat post tube. Serial # starts MR which would be Dec. 1980. I didn't know they made Stingrays that late. They're not mentioned in my Stingray book. Is this bike totally undesirable for collectors? Since its not mentioned in the collector book I have I suspect that might be the case. Your comments would be appreciated, and info as to what this bike is. If its a real dog I'll probably customize it, but it looks kind of cool in the pics I saw. Thanks!




Subject: 1980 Stingray???
Entered on: Jul 18, 1999 19:54
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Does anyone know about 1980 Stingrays? I just bought a bike thru an on line auction which has a serial# starting MR, which I think means Dec. 1980. I didn't know they mad Stingrays that late. It has a banana seat and hi bars and Stingray is painted on the seat post downtube. I know they had the Tornado, a quasi BMX bike (yuk) - I think this one may be called a Hurricane. The Chain guard is shaped a little diff. from other Stingrays. The forks are yellow while the frame is red. Other trim is yellow. It appears from the pix to be a stock bike and pretty kool looking. I don't see it in me Stinray book. I've only seen pix of the bike - it hasn't arrived yet. Is this bike totally un-collectable? Comments welcome.. if it turns out this is bike is a real dud collector-wise I'll probably customise it. I don't know, tho it looks kinda kool. Thanks, Em




Subject: WANT TO TRADE TREK 850 (VERY FIRST MOUNTAIN BIKE TREK MADE) FOR A KRATE
Entered on: Jul 19, 1999 11:57
Entered by: TOM (TOMAHWKI@AOL.COM)

Message:
I HAVE THE VERY FIRST MOUNTAIN BIKE THAT TREK EVER MARKETED IN 1981. I AM WILLING TO TRADE FOR A NICE SCHWINN KRATE. MY BIKE IS ALL ORIGINAL AND VERY CLEAN




Subject: 1964 Stingray reflector
Entered on: Jul 19, 1999 13:48
Entered by: Brian (bml@digitalconnections)

Message:
Did the 1964 Stingray come with a seat reflector? (not the deluxe or super)




Subject: It's called an Apollo 5
Entered on: Jul 19, 1999 22:47
Entered by: Dave (Jakeb1uz@aol.com)

Message:
Hey peeps out there... I still have that great goofy ross, cept now I have even more info for you people. IT's called an apollo 5! Oh my dear... That's bout all I know though, cept that I know how to make that animal look pretty nifty... now, I'm in search of a price range (mind you not for sale) just to know if I got a bike that is worth all the effort I put in to it... no matter what I'll still love that thing. Well, I bid all you the best and hope to hear from someone soon about this different bike. Dave




Subject: emsdogz multiple messages
Entered on: Jul 20, 1999 20:04
Entered by: Em (emzdog@aol.com)

Message:
Sorry, for the multiple messages (I crawled under my computer desk when I saw them all!) - I kept getting a failed to load message and I kept trying, sorry... So? Does anyone know about the bike? Thanks.




Subject: To the lady that put a BILLION messages on the board or EM
Entered on: Jul 21, 1999 01:43
Entered by: Dave (Jakeb1uz@aol.com)

Message:
Well, I don't know about you, your age, or your intentions with bikes... But me, I'm a 17 year old, just trying to bring back what was once around and is still awesome... I'm not very sure bout numbers or dates as you might have noticed from postings all around these baords, but you have to really appriciate everything, whether it be a true classic or not. I mean the repro stuff that's a little different, but at least they are trying :) I don't do this for collectors values, I rarely even show off what I do to some of these machines... what I do is ride them, and enjoy putsing round with them... prioritize what is more important, the fact of your ray being a true classic, or just a work of art that you think is awesome... LIke I said, I don't know you, and I hope you don't take offense to anything I say (coming from a 17 year old). Dave




Subject: Thanks Dave!
Entered on: Jul 21, 1999 17:48
Entered by: Em ()

Message:
Good thinking! and thanks for the positive message. I guess basically I'd like an excuse to customize and a "valueless" model would be my excuse. Its like with my motorcycles - the Yamaha 650 is getting customized and chopped! while the Harley, I'm too nervous to do. Thanks for you input! Em




Subject: LEMON PEELER
Entered on: Jul 21, 1999 22:38
Entered by: Jackson ()

Message:
I would love to have a lemon peeler in any shape for 100$ or less or am I just crazy.




Subject: Super Aerobee
Entered on: Jul 21, 1999 23:15
Entered by: chris (chrisalford@mindspring.com)

Message:
Looking for info on early 70's childhood bike. Black dual frame. 5 speed stick shift. Bannana seat. Had a symbol of a bee on the chain guard. Sort of a Sting Ray look alike. Fat slick in back with fender. A little smaller tire with fender in front. Cost around $100 then. Not sure of year or manufacturer. Would appreciate any pictures or info. Thanks!




Subject: Schwinn Cottin'Picker
Entered on: Jul 25, 1999 12:42
Entered by: David (AlbertaLip@aol.com)

Message:
I am looking to have an early 70's Cottin'Picker restored for use by my son in Boston. Any ideas as to a reytable restorer in the area is? Thanks for any help offered.




Subject: A Bike called "Wildfire"
Entered on: Jul 27, 1999 16:56
Entered by: John (jjp_2@hotmail.com)

Message:
Can anyone help me. I had a bike in the mid '70's and the model was a "Wildfire". Does anyone know who made them. Maybe Huffy? Was black frame with flames in the pads and number plate. The seat was black and thick padded mounted on seat poat and sissy bars.




Subject: Murray Eliminator Info
Entered on: Jul 28, 1999 18:31
Entered by: Phil (filup@concentric.net)

Message:
I'm looking for any info on the Murray Eliminator 5 speed. Don't know what year bike I have. It is need of some parts and tender loving care! It has the small front tire and normal rear tire with a 5 speed high/low shifter. HELP! I would like to restore or customize this bike. e-mail me at filup@concentric.net if you know what I have here. Thanks....




Subject: wanted schwinn bicentenial stingray
Entered on: Jul 28, 1999 21:09
Entered by: la (lboy88@aol.com)

Message:
looking for bicentenial stingray 1976, coaster, or gears, complete, or not please let me know what you have thanks




Subject: Schwinn Krates
Entered on: Jul 29, 1999 22:21
Entered by: scott (RckJck@aol.com)

Message:
Did I do a Rip-Van-Winkle? I bought and restored a 1967 Orange Krate about 3 yrs ago. I paid $550 for the bike and probably spent $350 for a paint job and some nice parts> Now I see these selling for like $500? The books say this bike should be worth over $1000. What did I miss? can anyone clue me in? thanks




Subject: Re: Schwinn Krates
Entered on: Jul 29, 1999 23:25
Entered by: Adam ()

Message:
Scott, Were the $500 Krates you saw repros? I think the cheapest ORIGINAL krate I've seen was $750. I have this theory that's why Schwinn repro'd the krates as coaster brake (no five speed) models, so as not to reduce the value of the originals, but still be a cool bike.




Subject: Huffy Rail
Entered on: Jul 31, 1999 10:18
Entered by: todd (marylf@apex.net)

Message:
i was just wondering about a huffy rail that i bought. bike is excellent. no rust. original double red line tires. original grips. original double redline pedals. original seat, no tears or flaws. frame and fenders are immaculate, no scratches or rust. the bike is in immaculate condition. the only flaw is a slightly bent chainguard. it is purple and a VERY smooth bike. just wondering the value, prodution #'s, year made, anything about bike in general. thanx and ~PEACE~




Subject: Mongoose decals
Entered on: Jul 31, 1999 10:24
Entered by: todd (marylf@apex.net)

Message:
i was also wondering if anyone can give me any info on buying decals for a Mongoose BMX bike. the bike is nickel plated and is from around 1978-1979. would love to restore MY old bike. cant seem to find anywhere that handles old frame decals for a Mongoose. also am intereted in buying a Schwinn 36-36 Mag Scrambler. chrome in color. would like to have whole bike or just frame, forks and cranks......seat if possible. luv to hear from ya', thanx & ~PEACE~




Subject: SANCTUARY!
Entered on: Aug 1, 1999 02:09
Entered by: Dave (Jakeb1uz@aol.com)

Message:
Thank you dear people!!! I've read through a bunch of the stuff on this bb... then I came across the low rider section... I didn't know whether to throw up or cry! talking about demolishing perfectly restorable machines? Cut the from on a 26" and stretch it to make it a low rider? They're all crazy there! Well I'm back at home with people who are more sane :) Thanks people. Dave




Subject: Can You Help Me??
Entered on: Aug 1, 1999 18:07
Entered by: Sara (Dopee07@netscape.net)

Message:
Has anyone heard of the "lil tiger" By Schwinn. It has solid rubber wheels and a little banana seat with training wheels. Im trying to find out how much its worth. Please e-mail me if you can help me in any way!!




Subject: fastback parts wanted
Entered on: Aug 2, 1999 21:42
Entered by: Teague (forbidnfruitcake@hotmail.com)

Message:
looking for rear hub & spokes (or complete rim) for '67 rams' horn. Spokes are Union, hub is 28-spoke Sprint, needs to fit a 5-gear cog. Also interested in handlebar wraps (info?). Last, can someone explain the Schwinn serial number nomenclature to me? I would prefer a response on the parts @ my email. Thanks, Teague




Subject: Schwinn Serial #
Entered on: Aug 3, 1999 00:01
Entered by: Conrad (cruppr@pdq.net)

Message:
Schwinn Serial # 1st letter=Month >2nd Letter=Year A=Jan. A=65 B=Feb. B=66 C=Mar. C=67 D=Apr. D=68 E=May E=69 F=June F=70 G=July G=71 H=Aug. H=72 J=Sept. J=73 >NO LETTER "I" K=Oct. K=74 L=Nov. L=75 M=Dec. M=76 Try the Schwinn Buy,Sell and Trade Forum for Parts (www.schwinn.com)




Subject: RE Sara
Entered on: Aug 3, 1999 01:32
Entered by: Dave (Jakeb1uz@aol.com)

Message:
trying to help you with your bike a bit... if you can tell us where the serial# is located you can determine a circa period of that mother that you got sitting there... pre-52 is under the pedal bracket, between 52 and 70 something or other is on the left rear drop out, after 70 something i think is on the head tube? I'm new too, so if this is wrong, someone hit me with a pipe... or better yet tell me what's wrong :) Thanks :) Dave




Subject: Stingrays black??????????
Entered on: Aug 3, 1999 06:52
Entered by: Tad (TD8484@aol.com)

Message:
Has anyone ever heard or seen a black schwinn stingray? I went out to my grandparent's house and was looking around and found 2 stingray bikes one was blues the other one was black. my cousin has allways wanted one so i fixed up the blue one and gave it to her. I kept the black one but It looked just like a stingray. it had black stingray forks and the stingray seat and handlebars. Is this a great fake or did they really make black stingrays??? If you could tell me please e-mail me at TD8484@aol.com thanx




Subject: Black Sting-Rays
Entered on: Aug 3, 1999 17:49
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
1966 - 68 Fastbacks (including Ram's Horn). 1977-78 Scramblers. I'd love to find a black Ram's Horn Fastback one of these days -- at a garage sale for $20 of course. ;-) Already have the black '77 Scrambler ...




Subject: re:Black stingray
Entered on: Aug 3, 1999 23:48
Entered by: tad (td8484@aol.co)

Message:
It isn't a fastback and it is the original paint! I dunno I know it is a schwinn for sure!




Subject: re:Black stingray
Entered on: Aug 3, 1999 23:48
Entered by: tad (td8484@aol.co)

Message:
It isn't a fastback and it is the original paint! I dunno I know it is a schwinn for sure!




Subject: re:Black stingray
Entered on: Aug 3, 1999 23:48
Entered by: tad (td8484@aol.co)

Message:
It isn't a fastback and it is the original paint! I dunno I know it is a schwinn for sure!




Subject: I want a raligh chopper frame
Entered on: Aug 4, 1999 07:09
Entered by: Tad (TD8484@aol.com)

Message:
I want a raleigh chopper frame any condition as long as it isn't too bad.All I need is the frame if you have one for sale or trade e-mail me




Subject: I want a raligh chopper frame
Entered on: Aug 4, 1999 07:09
Entered by: Tad (TD8484@aol.com)

Message:
I want a raleigh chopper frame any condition as long as it isn't too bad.All I need is the frame if you have one for sale or trade e-mail me




Subject: Sears Spyder Gremlin
Entered on: Aug 4, 1999 17:14
Entered by: Kevin (clarkr@aud.alcatel.com)

Message:
Does anyone remember the commercials they ran on Sat mornings for the Sears Spyder Gremlin? I still remember the song, "Spyder Gremlin, the far-out spyder, from Sears!" I'd sing it for ya'all, but... Anyway, it would have been around 1971. I got the 3-speed version w/ short sissy bar, 16" front wheel, T shift handle and twin bar top tube. I still have it. Unfortunately, my younger brother broke the frame when I moved on to 10-speeds--pretty minor, though and it could be fixed. It's probably missing some fenders and such, too. Maybe I should try to restore it? Someday...




Subject: 1979 Stingray
Entered on: Aug 4, 1999 20:23
Entered by: Lynn (p4fish@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 79 blue stingray that looks like all original equip. Can anyone tell me the value?




Subject: wanted bicentennial stingray bike
Entered on: Aug 5, 1999 08:51
Entered by: la (Lboy88@aol.com)

Message:
if you have a bicentennial stingray, or any stylye bicent. please email me thanks




Subject: what goes in steering head (neck)
Entered on: Aug 6, 1999 19:59
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Hi, guys, I just got a '66 SlikChick just like I had as a kid. Its kinda rough, although rideable except for one thing - there's nothing for the long steering stem bolt to thread into! The steering head is completely empty! What goes in there on a bicycle? Ball bearings? What does this bolt thread into? (goes through base of handlebar clamp down into steering head) Help would be great - I'd like to do it myself or at least know what I'm looking at if I haul it to the shop. Also where can I get this stuff cheap? Since it never sees light of day I don't need it to be original Schwinn... Thanks, and have a great weekend. Em




Subject: 69 sting ray
Entered on: Aug 7, 1999 05:32
Entered by: scott (scottwilk@aol.com)

Message:
I have a original 69 crate.I broke it as a kid 18 yrs ago. I took it to the shop to get fixed.I don't have the original seat or shocks for the seat.They say it's in good shape, and wanted to buy it. How much is it worth? They have repro seats and tires for it.Should I put these on it? How much would originals cost? Please email me ans. Thank you.




Subject: what kind of schwinn
Entered on: Aug 8, 1999 21:56
Entered by: cliff (www.cliffss427@aol.com)

Message:
I have a stingray but what do I really have.It says stingray II on it. I been told its really a nother name for jr. Also what kind of price will it bring. What Im really looking for is a stingray deluxe.thanks alot for help.the bike is in decent shape.




Subject: re: stem head
Entered on: Aug 9, 1999 16:55
Entered by: dq ()

Message:
The bolt that goes into the gooseneck should have a threaded wedge that goes against the bottom of the gooseneck. When you tighten the bolt, the wedge 'wedges against the gooseneck and steering tube and keeps it from turning or sliding. You can find them at any bike shop, usually w/ new bolts.




Subject: re:69 Krate
Entered on: Aug 9, 1999 16:59
Entered by: dq (dqami@hotmail.com)

Message:
Krate prices all depend on condition and originality. original paint and parts go for more $, if it has a disk brake even more. The repro stuff is cheaper quality than the real stuff, but the original stuff is big bucks. prices range from $300 and up. send me an email if you need more info or want to sell it.




Subject: RE: Sting-ray II .vs. Sting-Ray Junior
Entered on: Aug 10, 1999 10:32
Entered by: BillG ()

Message:
No, a Sting-Ray Junior is not a Sting-Ray II. The Junior is a little smaller than a standard Sting-Ray and has shorter cranks. The Junior was made for many years, right along with the regular 'Rays. The Sting-Ray II came out in the late 1970's, I believe, when the standard 'Rays production stopped.




Subject: scwhinn stingray (boys and girls?) removable top bar
Entered on: Aug 11, 1999 16:06
Entered by: john (jigiloaunt@aol.com)

Message:
a friend has a schwin stingray with a removable top bar we are looking for information as in the year and the actual model please send by email thanks john




Subject: Raleigh Chopper Special Edition
Entered on: Aug 12, 1999 18:47
Entered by: Ben (ben@thetranmers.freeserve.co.uk)

Message:
I need some info..... I have a totally original (not restored) Raleigh Chopper SE, this was the model they call the silver jubilee. It was built in 1976 to celebrate 100,000 choppers being produced (or something) but it coincided with the queens jubilee. What I need to know is: is there a market for such a bike in the US ( or anywhere abroad) as I am thinking of selling it overseas. Also how much does one of these sell for. ( they were only made in England for a year) please reply. BEN




Subject: 1968 Mini Twinn For sale or trade
Entered on: Aug 14, 1999 01:50
Entered by: Brian (spokes@dynasty.net)

Message:
Bike is in great shape. Has been painted black. Seats, tires,wheels are not orig.Chain guard is straight and tight. Email for more info. Prefer to trade for Krate or $600.00




Subject: Ross Apollo
Entered on: Aug 15, 1999 08:10
Entered by: Adam (Adam717075@aol.com)

Message:
My first bike was a black and yellow Ross Apollo it had ape hangers a squared off motorcycle seat and Skyway Mags I don't know if it falls into this category but any help finding one would really be appreciated thanks




Subject: '66 SlikChik bars
Entered on: Aug 15, 1999 10:57
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Hi. Does anyone know if '66 SlikChiks were sold new with shorter (like Jr. Stingray) handlebars? My recently purchased '66 has such shorter bars, and I thought they probably were not original to the bike, and was looking to replace them.. but then I noticed in Liz Fried's Stingray book on pg. 27 it shows an old ad w/ SlikChik, as well as smaller Schwinns, and the SlikChik pictured DOES have shorter bars! The FairLady next to it has regular bars. My old '68 or '69 childhood SlikChik (long gone) had regular size bars. I hate to ditch the shorter bars because they've got excellent white chubby grips. If anyone happens to know about this "handlebar discrepancy" I'd much appreciate your comments! Thanks, Em




Subject: '66 SlikChik bars
Entered on: Aug 15, 1999 11:00
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Hi. Does anyone know if '66 SlikChiks were sold new with shorter (like Jr. Stingray) handlebars? My recently purchased '66 has such shorter bars, and I thought they probably were not original to the bike, and was looking to replace them.. but then I noticed in Liz Fried's Stingray book on pg. 27 it shows an old ad w/ SlikChik, as well as smaller Schwinns, and the SlikChik pictured DOES have shorter bars! The FairLady next to it has regular bars. My old '68 or '69 childhood SlikChik (long gone) had regular size bars. I hate to ditch the shorter bars because they've got excellent white chubby grips. If anyone happens to know about this "handlebar discrepancy" I'd much appreciate your comments! Thanks, Em




Subject: multiple post
Entered on: Aug 15, 1999 11:30
Entered by: em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Sorry I posted twice - at least I didn't leave 13 - 14 of 'em like before. Em




Subject: sissy and wheelie bars
Entered on: Aug 15, 1999 22:25
Entered by: dave (dave70ss@naisp.net)

Message:
I am trying to build a vintage chopper bike. I need a tall sissy bar, wheelie bar and front fork extension. maybe even a steering wheel. Does anyone know where I could locate parts? thanks




Subject: high sissy bars
Entered on: Aug 16, 1999 17:46
Entered by: Em (emzdogz@aol.com)

Message:
Dave, I think Hyper-Rays has tall sissy bars - they're listed on the price list I just received from them after ordering a seat. (seat's great BTW) It does not however list the price for the tall sissy bar, it sez call for price. (602) 9611-0643 Their web-site hyper-formance.com Good Luck, Em




Subject: Looking For Fastback
Entered on: Aug 17, 1999 14:42
Entered by: David ()

Message:
Had a great lemon yellow 5-speed Schwinn Fastback that I recieved brand-new as a kid in the early 70's. I kept it in perfect shape. I have no idea what happened to it (and either do my parents!) Would like to find one to fix up with my 7-year old as a father-and-son project. Any ideas where I might find such an animal? Thanks!




Subject: Texas Ranger Muscle Bike
Entered on: Aug 17, 1999 22:19
Entered by: Dave ()

Message:
I bought a gold Texas Ranger Sting-Ray clone about 1965 with coaster brake and front brake, chrome fenders and rear slick. Has anyone else seen or heard of these bikes? Does anyone know who made Texas Ranger bikes? Thanks.




Subject: Schwinn Stingray on ebay
Entered on: Aug 18, 1999 11:45
Entered by: MartinH ()

Message:
I have a Schwinn stingray three speed parts bike for sale on ebay if anyone is interested. Thanks! http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=146000918




Subject: SWING Bike
Entered on: Aug 21, 1999 00:14
Entered by: robert (wesbmx@webtv.net)

Message:
Anybody have any Swing bikes for sale?? Any condition




Subject: magazine
Entered on: Aug 22, 1999 01:23
Entered by: dave (dave70ss@naisp.net)

Message:
Does anyone know if there is a magazine or newspaper that you can subscribe to that is for musclebikes? Also, has anyone ever built a musclebike with wheelie bars, tall sissy bar and front fork extensions thanks dave




Subject: Classic Bikes on Parade
Entered on: Aug 22, 1999 22:17
Entered by: ken (kslses@kode.net)

Message:
I went to the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit on Saturday Aug. 20, 1999. There were tens of thousands of people and thousands of cool cars. I rode my 1999 Apple Krate on saturday. I got a lot of comments on the bike and turned alot of heads. I know this event is for cars, but I would like to see all of the classic bikes at that event as well. There is so much traffic on Woodward that the bikes could keep up. There were other bikes on Woodward on saturday. I saw a Grey Ghost and 1999 Orange Krate. There were 26 inch cruisers. And a very tall cruiser, maybe 35 inch wheels? I had never seen a bike like that before. There were a couple of scooters. One scooter had 7 inch wide go-kart slicks on it. I would like to see 500 bicycles in a group on Woodward next year. That would be COOL! Sent in your feedback. I am going to check the dates for the 2000 "Woodward Dream Cruise". Use a search engine to find pictures of the "Woodward Dream Cruise". ken




Subject: Sears Screamer
Entered on: Aug 23, 1999 07:03
Entered by: Chris (ckilgore@biltmore.com)

Message:
I recall between the years 1968 and 1971 my brother purchasing one of these; I think. I remember it had odd shaped handlebars, a motorcycle style seat, a large rear tire with"Carlisle Slick" raised white lettering and a small front tire.I do recall it having a number 1 on the chromed chainguard. Can someone tell me what it is for sure?




Subject: Sears Screamer 1
Entered on: Aug 23, 1999 10:29
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Sounds like a Screamer 1. One just sold on eBay -- check the pic (and the price!). http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=143616826




Subject: Sears Spyder 500 I (information about)
Entered on: Aug 25, 1999 22:26
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: Sears Screamer 2
Entered on: Aug 26, 1999 16:03
Entered by: George ()

Message:
I have a Sears Screamer 2 bicycle in fairly good shape. Surface rust etc. I don't know what year it is or what it is worth. The picture in these archives of the '72 screamer shows some weird handlebars! Mine doesn't have those. They are the high handlebars but without all the curvy extensions. Any help would be appreciated.




Subject: Seras Screamer
Entered on: Aug 27, 1999 14:13
Entered by: George ()

Message:
There are pictures of the screamer at: members.tripod.com/~jurijk/bike1.jpg and bike2.jpg anf bike3.jpg if that's any help to anyone.




Subject: stingray I.D.
Entered on: Aug 29, 1999 21:03
Entered by: ryan (gklkrkmk@netusa1.net)

Message:
I have just bought a frame at a garage sale that looked like a stingray for a dollar, and put stripper on it took off the 4 layer of cruded paint and it is a red stingray CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIND INFO I HAVE SERIAL NUMBERS.




Subject: stingray I.D.
Entered on: Aug 29, 1999 21:04
Entered by: ryan (gklkrkmk@netusa1.net)

Message:
I have just bought a frame at a garage sale that looked like a stingray for a dollar, and put stripper on it took off the 4 layer of cruded paint and it is a red stingray CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FIND INFO I HAVE SERIAL NUMBERS.




Subject: sting ray dating
Entered on: Aug 30, 1999 11:59
Entered by: kevin c. (irishhiker@aol.com)

Message:
Go to keithsbikes.com and look up your serial number. It will tell you the year of production.




Subject: Schwinn stingray
Entered on: Aug 30, 1999 21:47
Entered by: Isaac (ridgetop1@aol)

Message:
i have a old schwinn and I need a chain guard, seat and sissy bar I will pay a reasonable price if it is in good shape you can send me a picture or something, thanks Ps. I am also looking for a krate or sone other nostalgic bike that can be customized thanks




Subject: Ward's Stingray Clone from late Sixties
Entered on: Aug 31, 1999 17:09
Entered by: Rick (rick.reardon@lennoxintl.com)

Message:
Hi Muscle bike enthusiast, I was given the Monkey Ward's clone of the Schwinn Stingray for Christmas of 1967, possibly 1968. Does anyone have any info on the actual name of this bike and it's current value today? Any info and links would be appreciated. Thank You, Rick Reardon




Subject: electronic bicycle
Entered on: Sep 1, 1999 10:15
Entered by: Sean ()

Message:
I have an old bike made by sekine industries if any one has info on this like how old howw many were produce etc... serial#x9 u8557 with shimano parts front disk brake. front & rear lights, am radio, speedometer,odometer,brake light,horn Thank you Sean




Subject: Sting-Ray Slik Chic
Entered on: Sep 5, 1999 21:43
Entered by: Rob (Lrsulrich@yahoo.com)

Message:
Was wondering price of a Slik Chic Three speed is about 9.5 a real killer bike all original except for rear tire.




Subject: 1967-70 Huffy Cheater Slick Bicycle
Entered on: Sep 8, 1999 19:15
Entered by: Scott (forme2499)

Message:
I am looking for a Cheater Slick Huffy. It was black and yellow with racing stripes. PLEASE E-MAIL ME.




Subject: Call for Entries - Bike 'zine
Entered on: Sep 13, 1999 12:59
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, 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: ccm bicycles
Entered on: Sep 16, 1999 14:35
Entered by: John (wolfbain@mciworld.com)

Message:
i have a matching pair man and womans ccm bicycles.mid 70's mintcondition. previously owned by mike ilitch, owner of the detroit red wings. $1000.00 firm.




Subject: Columbia
Entered on: Sep 19, 1999 23:18
Entered by: Doug (dlkennedy@webtv.net)

Message:
Just bought a Columbia muscle bike and need all the information I can get about it. The bike has a 20 in back wheel with a 3 speed hub and a 16 in front wheel with a drum brake with a very long fork. The frame is two large tubes running beside each other and the crank hanger is a box welded to the bottom of the frame. The chain guard is missing. What is the bike called and what years did they make them.




Subject: RE: Columbia 16 x 20
Entered on: Sep 20, 1999 14:07
Entered by: MelloYellow ()

Message:
Is there anything similar to it in Menotomy's picture database?




Subject: Steve from Australia
Entered on: Sep 21, 1999 09:16
Entered by: Mark (mark.bazzana@interact net au)

Message:
I'm trying to contact Steve from Australia who posted a message here on 21st December 1998. I'm interested in some parts he mentioned he had in his yard for 1970's Australian muscle bikes. No contact details were given. Please contact me Steve or anyone else that can help with a variety of Aussie parts.




Subject: Columbia 16x20
Entered on: Sep 21, 1999 10:09
Entered by: Doug (DLKENNEDY@webtv.net)

Message:
No picture on data base. But found 2 serial/model numbers one on the seat post tube (0009501) the other on the crank hanger (632-175-200 B) both are black & silver stickers.




Subject: identity?
Entered on: Sep 22, 1999 09:51
Entered by: BG (paperboy@mysentinel.com)

Message:
I have a bike that I can't figure out. Any help with its identity would be great! It looks like a Stingray, but is a 3 speed. The shifter is a shimano 333. It has a chrome chainguard that says,"Texas Ranger" on it. On the front of the head tube is a sticker for a badge that also says,"Texas Ranger". The bike is orange. It has the tall handlebars and tall sissy bar with a banana seat and rear hanging reflector. The rear fender flares at the end. The 3 speed is internal hub. The brakes are hand grip. Any help? Thanks!




Subject: Rollfast Skat Chainguard
Entered on: Sep 22, 1999 11:55
Entered by: Rick Reardon (rick.reardon@lennoxintl.com)

Message:
Hi Muscle Bike enthusiasts, Anybody out there have a chain guard for a Rollfast Skat? This item would have to be from the late sixties to early seventies. Please email pictures with price, I am ready to go. Thank you, Rick Reardon rick.reardon@lennoxintl.com




Subject: WANTED: SISSY BAR & 20" SLICK
Entered on: Sep 23, 1999 22:17
Entered by: DAVID (TEGT350@aol.com)

Message:
HELP: I would like to find a good used or new sissy bar and a new 20" slick for a sting ray type bike I am fixing up. you can E-MAIL me at TEGT350@aol.com THANK YOU.




Subject: Schwinn mono-shock?
Entered on: Sep 24, 1999 16:18
Entered by: Brian (hilbri@sosinet.net)

Message:
Came across an old frame that appears to be a schwinn, no head badge. This frame has a pivoting swing arm and a shock mounted between the top and bottom tubes. Did schwinn or anybody else make a sting-ray like this?




Subject: Mono-Shock
Entered on: Sep 24, 1999 22:19
Entered by: Kevin C. (irishhiker@aol.com)

Message:
It isn't Schwinn.




Subject: banana seats for sting-rays
Entered on: Sep 26, 1999 20:16
Entered by: Lisa (Reggie9770@aol.com)

Message:
We are looking for banana seats for 1975 blue and red Sting-rays, and a flowered seat for a Little Chic.




Subject: Schwinn Stingray
Entered on: Sep 28, 1999 17:17
Entered by: Larry (dvmapres@aol.com)

Message:
I'm new to these bikes so tell me if I'm right about this. I have a 5 speed Schwinn that says Stingray Fastback on the chain guard. The serial no.'s first two letters are JB so that means it was built in Oct. of '66 ? This bike is completely original, including tires. It needs to be cleaned up, as it was stored in my mother's basement for the last 24 years. Any idea what this is worth?




Subject: Another call for entries - bike 'zine
Entered on: Sep 28, 1999 21:38
Entered by: Craig (headbadge@yahoo.com)

Message:
Hello again! I've gotten a pretty good response to my original post. I'm still compiling stories, etc for this old bike 'zine I'm working on, and planning on getting it all put together in the near future. I'd love to have more stuff from even more people interested in old bikes, so I can fill out the first issue, and even possibly do a second! (or more) So again, here's my original post. Again, if you submit stuff that I use, I'll gladly send you a copy free of charge. It's a low-budget publication, laser printed and photocopied, but I hope to have a good time doing it, and if I get enough interesting stuff, hopefully people will have a good time reading it.. Thanks again, Craig Kelchen ------------------------------------ ORIGINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES..... 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, 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




Subject: fastback values
Entered on: Sep 30, 1999 23:11
Entered by: kevin (irishhiker@aol.com)

Message:
I sold two complete, average-condition Fastbacks last summer for $500 and was glad to get it. Black ones are worth more.




Subject: Craig Ketchin, quit spammin!
Entered on: Oct 1, 1999 08:12
Entered by: BigMike ()

Message:
Quit spamming these forums with your "bike 'zine" postings, moron.




Subject: Sting-Ray Fastback prices
Entered on: Oct 1, 1999 08:15
Entered by: BigMike ()

Message:
$250 for a Fastback is pretty good. I think musclebikes are way over priced right now. I saw an average Raliegh Chopper go for $400 on Ebay recently. That is crazy! I think musclebikes are going to calm down in price. So don't overpay for one. I also think ballooners are UNDERPRICED right now (plus you can ride them and they are much cooler)...




Subject: Executive and Pretty -n- Pink
Entered on: Oct 8, 1999 17:27
Entered by: Ed (epotas@wwnet.net)

Message:
Hope one of you can help. I need some info on a bike called an Executive. It was made in japan. It has a Three speed bar mount shifter, high bar, etc. It looks pretty interesting. Also, has anyone heard of a Pretty -n- Pink by Ralley? It is a girls bike. Thanks for the help. Ed




Subject: Royce Union
Entered on: Oct 11, 1999 21:37
Entered by: Jenny (scrappy_64067)

Message:
My brother collects old bikes. He found a Tandem bike, with Japanese symbols on the frame, and Royce Union on it. Is Royce Union the name of a bike or parts? If you know any history about this bike, please e-mail me. I'M CLUELESS!!




Subject: Royce Union
Entered on: Oct 11, 1999 21:39
Entered by: Jenny (scrappy_64067@yahoo.com)

Message:
My brother collects old bikes. He found a Tandem bike, with Japanese symbols on the frame, and Royce Union on it. Is Royce Union the name of a bike or parts? If you know any history about this bike, please e-mail me. I'M CLUELESS!!




Subject: Try our new Discussion Area!
Entered on: Oct 12, 1999 14:00
Entered by: Vin (menotomy@aol.com)

Message:
Check it out:


NOTICE: Big Changes Coming!!!

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  • It'll be a while before we've made the new site reach it's full potential, but you can start using it right now: oldroads.com



Subject: WANTED HUFFY SLINGSHOT, OR SEARS GREMLIN
Entered on: Oct 14, 1999 12:47
Entered by: john (Jrcarz@aol.com)

Message:
wanted huffy slingshot deluxe or sears gremlin and rollfast topdrag200 these are all 20x16 musclebikes . Can anyone help thanks john


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Subject: Chopper
Entered on: Oct 15, 1999 23:05
Entered by: Duane (smoke59@mailcity.com)

Message:
I used to have a black,5-speed chopper with a high padded sissy bar back in the early 70s and I would like to find one just like it.Also,how much do these things go for now?I paid $54 for mine brand new in england.Times sure change!!! Thanks


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  • Have a lot more resources available to Vintage Bicycle collectors.
  • It'll be a while before we've made the new site reach it's full potential, but you can start using it right now: oldroads.com



Subject: orange krate 1972
Entered on: Oct 19, 1999 18:49
Entered by: eddie ()

Message:
how much is it worth and igota 197? ross frame with fork and seat for $25 an a girls schwinn frame only 196?$15 schwinn gripper slick $25 negotionable thanks


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  • Have a lot more resources available to Vintage Bicycle collectors.
  • It'll be a while before we've made the new site reach it's full potential, but you can start using it right now: oldroads.com