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Subject: Coaster Krates!
Entered on: Sep 17, 1997 08:32
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Yo! Rick!! Yeah... I figured that Elvis would be telling you about my "find" at the flea market! I think I may have seen the same coaster Krate as you did at the Saline show. The one I saw was a nicely restored Lemon, but the yellow was a shade too light. Too bad. Anyway, it was a nice job on a complete original coaster for only $200! The only thing that steered me away was the wrong color. I guess I still should have bought it. Are you and Elvis gonna' come over this weekend to check out my Pea Picker? C'mon down!! Bring money, too!! Talk to you soon!




Subject: Coaster Krates
Entered on: Sep 17, 1997 18:51
Entered by: Bob Hufford

Message:
What are some of the differences (besides the obvious) between 5-speed Krates and coaster Krates? How does the fork differ? What chainguard does it use (and what other models use the same guard)? I would be interested in building one if I knew which parts to look for.




Subject: RE: Coaster Krates
Entered on: Sep 18, 1997 08:41
Entered by: jj

Message:
I'd say $200 was a great price even if the paint was wrong on that Lemon Peeler. I think the coaster Krates used a smaller mag sprocket, like you'd find on a 3-speed Fairlady or maybe a 5-speed Sting-Ray. They also have the 'Regular' chaing guard (not the rounded chrome on like a Fastback or 5-speed Krate. Same front springer. Same rear seat shocks.




Subject: Coaster differences.
Entered on: Sep 18, 1997 12:05
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Are there tube length differences between a coaster frame and a 5spd frame? And what's the difference between an S2 and an S7 rim?




Subject: Sears Screamer
Entered on: Sep 19, 1997 15:37
Entered by: Chris

Message:
Any Sears Screamer nuts out there? Looking for parts and infomation. Thanks Chris




Subject: Question on Lemon Peeler stuff
Entered on: Sep 20, 1997 23:08
Entered by: John H. in NJ

Message:
HELLO! I'm obviously John, and i need some expert advice! I recently decided that, even with my current financial downside, that i simply MUST have a Lemon Peeler!They are the favorite bike of one of my favorite bands the Gigolo Aunts and that's how i found i like them!I know it'd be a snowball's chance in hell that i'd find a decent model (any year) for under $200! Of course there is always the "old lady's son's old bike" kind of luck so i am keeping my hopes up! I would settle for any of the series...they all look the coolest...who cares how they ride!?I live in NJ and i would love if anyone can point me to a bike show in my area! OK, my question is...what are the chances of me going to a Schwinn dealer and finding enough parts to build a similar style muscle bike from scratch? i live near a licensed dealer, are the chances better there?PLEASE EMAIL ME!!! I am looking NOW!Later!




Subject: Gigilo Aunts, huh?!
Entered on: Sep 21, 1997 12:10
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hey, John! How's it going, man? I saw the Gigilo Aunts when they came to the State Theater in Detroit, and they were awesome! It's too bad you weren't here when that happened because they GAVE away a `70 Lemon Peeler at the show and they rode it around on stage during the concert! I did my darndest to win that sucker, but to no avail. You're gonna' be hard pressed to find a Krate-type bike for under $200, but you never know... just keep your eyes peeled, (no pun), on all the local flea markets in your area. And now, to lead into your other question... no, you really can't build a Peeler/Picker/Krate from scratch simply by going to your the Schwinn dealer. All that they have are rear slicks, banana seats, sissy bars w/shocks and a couple other things. But what you CAN do is, go ahead and buy these items from the Schwinn dealer, hit the local flea market and pick up an old Sting Ray, (like I did last weekend for about $12), and THEN go to your closest "low rider" bike shop and buy a springer front end kit for about $40. That'll get you the majority of the parts you need to at least make a "clone"! You can always get a regular 16" wheel from a bicycle junkyard for about $5. Keep in mind, this pseudo Peeler would have to be a coaster, (as the 5spd frames are harder to come by), but this will help keep the total investment under $200. The 5spd model would require not only the special 5spd frame, but then you'd need a drum brake 16" front wheel, and you could spend $150 on that one part alone! I hope this helped. Good luck!!




Subject: Choppers are #1!
Entered on: Sep 22, 1997 08:30
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Well, Rick? Were you as impressed as you should have been when you rode my 3spd Chopper yesterday? Or is your vision of what a musclebike SHOULD be still too tainted by Schwinn to provide an objective opinion? You've got to admit though... that seat is mighty-joe comfortable! Well?! What did you think? And what about your brother? Was he happy with the purchase of his new Pea Picker? Don't forget to give Elvis that 16" rim for me! Later, man!




Subject: DALE
Entered on: Sep 22, 1997 20:53
Entered by: RICK

Message:
HEY DALE HOWS IT GOING,MAN YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN US LAST NIGHT!!! 2 GROWN MEN RACING OUR PEE PICKERS THROUGH THE STREETS OF TAYLOR,DOING WHEELIES!!NEEDLESS TO SAY MY BRO LOVES HIS PICKER,(THANKS)AS FOR THE CHOPPERS IT ROAD REAL NICE ,BUT SO DOSE A CROWN VIC(HA,HA)I GOT TO ADMIT THEY ARE NICE AND MAYBE EVEN RIDE BETTER,BUT I STILL LOVE THE KRATES!MAN IS YOUR COTTON PICKER NICE!!!!!!THANKS AGAIN




Subject: #$%#@%##%%%^@$^%$ Kickstand
Entered on: Sep 23, 1997 21:29
Entered by: Jay

Message:
I have a Schwinn "Slick Chik" that I want to make into an "Apple Crate" to match my 68,,,, but the kickstand has been cut off at the nub... How can I remove it?????




Subject: WANTED: Stingrays, Krates, Choppers
Entered on: Sep 23, 1997 21:44
Entered by: Eric

Message:
If you are selling a stingray, krate or chopper with 3-5 speeds for under $100, please email me. must be in "restorable" condition. good paint if possible. Eric




Subject: WANTED: Stingrays, Krates, Choppers
Entered on: Sep 23, 1997 21:57
Entered by: Eric

Message:
If you are selling a stingray, krate or chopper with 3-5 speeds for under $100, please email me. must be in "restorable" condition. good paint if possible. Eric




Subject: RE: #$%#@%##%%%^@$^%$ Kickstand
Entered on: Sep 24, 1997 08:26
Entered by: jj

Message:
Schwinn sells a special tool (of course) for removing them. If there is a bike club in your area, maybe you can borrow one. The kickstand comes out real easy with this tool.




Subject: Year of Stingray ??
Entered on: Sep 24, 1997 09:18
Entered by: Vinny

Message:
I have a Stingray Deluxe. I think it is a 1964 but I am not sureCan anyone give me some help. The serial number is: FA59591. Thanks!Vinny




Subject: RE: Year of Stingray
Entered on: Sep 24, 1997 12:43
Entered by: kath

Message:
That decodes to June of 1965




Subject: Stingray pedals
Entered on: Sep 25, 1997 09:16
Entered by: Vinny

Message:
I recently acquired a 65 Stingray Deluxe. I believe everything is original except the pedals. Can anyone tell or show me what the originals looked like. Maybe a reference with pictures I can locate. Thanks very much.Vinny




Subject: RE: Sting-Ray Deluxe pedals
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 08:29
Entered by: kath

Message:
How do you know you have the wrong pedals? A Deluxe might have had bow pedals without reflectors. There is a picture on Menotomy's "Old Pictures" page of a 1966 Deluxe. It looks to have straight block pedals.




Subject: Bendix Overdrive
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 08:46
Entered by: Vinny

Message:
My 65 Stigray has a 2 speed Bendix overdrive. Did all 65 Stingrays come with this overdrive or was it an option? Does it make the Ray worth more?Thanks. Vinny




Subject: Pedals
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 08:51
Entered by: Vinny

Message:
Kath. Thanks very much for the Info. I'm trying to rebuild this Ray as a stocker. My dad still owns his 67 Stingray 5 speed Fastback and it is all original. We want to restore my 65 Ray and ride together. Again, thanks very much!Vinny




Subject: RE: DeLuxe
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 14:43
Entered by: kath

Message:
Not all '65 Sting-Rays had the 2-speed rear - only the Deluxe did. Yes it makes it worth more money. And even the untrained eye can tell there is something funky about the rear-end of your bike.




Subject: non Schwinn Musclebikes
Entered on: Sep 26, 1997 21:20
Entered by: Chris

Message:
Wanting to talk to collecters of non Schwinn Musclebikes.Raliegh,Murray,Columbia,Sears etc.Disscus parts,bikes and so on,would like to see about making decals for some of these. Any help would be GREAT!!! Thanks Chris




Subject: chopper bike
Entered on: Sep 27, 1997 19:59
Entered by: javier or adrian

Message:
i just bought a sears spyder in mint cond.original everything.slicks seat lights etc..... i just wondered if somone could tell me how much its worth and what year it could be.#502476940566418 thanks, javier




Subject: Slight Weight 1
Entered on: Sep 27, 1997 21:01
Entered by: Jim

Message:
I just bought this bike at garage sale today.It`s made or marketed by JC Penneys.It`s a 24" bike.It has a chain gaurd that goes around both sides.All the chrome is near perfect on it.It just has a bend in the rear wheel.I plan to straighten out the wheel and install a rear slik and a banana seat.Anyone else have info on this weird thing?The frame has bars going everywhere!!




Subject: `65 DeLuxe
Entered on: Sep 27, 1997 20:47
Entered by: Jim

Message:
Hey,i`m trying to restore this bike and i need info as to what the original parts looked like.It`s violet.I need the original wheels/tires,seat,and pedals,and of course paint/decals.I know about Hyper Rays.I just need to see pic`s of other ones like it to know what al the parts looked liked when original.I want to do a 100% original restoration on it.




Subject: Current Krate selling prices? Your opinion sought
Entered on: Sep 28, 1997 12:02
Entered by: Randy

Message:
I know there has been a lot of talk lately on increasing Krate prices and everyone has an opinion (some serious, many sarcastic). The reason I am reopening this discussion is bacause I have a lead on an Orange Krate, conditon 8 or 9 that I can get for $400-450. I haven't seen the bike in a couple of years, but my memory serves me that it was complete, correct and (at the time) in 8 or 9 condition.The seller is about a 500 mile round trip for me, so if I decide to follow through, it will be because I am a serious buyer.I'd appreciate your thoughtful comment. (if you harbor some unresolved issue regarding Krate prices, thanks anyway!)Randy Bell




Subject: manta ray
Entered on: Sep 28, 1997 21:14
Entered by: rick

Message:
today was looking for krate parts & ran across a yellow mantaray ,the bikes in great cond. except the seat its not ripped but the stripe is worn off,are these seats avlb.what this bike worth?it needs paint,everything else is perfect.he wants $200.should i buy it??




Subject: wanted: 1969-70 sears screamer 2
Entered on: Sep 29, 1997 01:40
Entered by: Doug

Message:
When I was 9 years old my first muscle bike (new) was a sears screamer 2, I have recently intered my 2nd childhood and yearn for that bike,To date all I have gotten was a picture from the 1969 sears catalog (wish I could post it here),If any one has a connection please email me.Thankyou all




Subject: '65 DeLuxe
Entered on: Sep 29, 1997 11:23
Entered by: Shamus

Message:
As someone above mentioned, there is a picture of a '66 DeLuxe on this web site. Click on the "Old Maps/Pix" link on the top of this page.




Subject: Krate and Muscle bike selling prices
Entered on: Sep 29, 1997 11:27
Entered by: Shamus

Message:
But it. OR, give me the phone number and I'll buy it! The people that grew up on musclebikes (Sting-Rays, Raleigh Choppers, and the like) are now entering that phase in life where they have two things: 1-more disposable income. 2-Mid-life crisis/the need for nostalgia.These bikes are going to keep going up at a rate of at least three times the rate of inflation for the next decade.




Subject: Non Schwinn Muscle Bikes
Entered on: Oct 3, 1997 19:41
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hey, Chris! I'm not sure if I've corresponded with you before or not, but it's possible. About a month or two ago, I was writing a little bit back and forth with a guy about re-doing the artwork for Raleigh Choppers. If we can just come up with our own artwork for the graphics, (which are fairly simple for a Chopper), we would then we would just need to go to any local graphics studio and they would produce this art in the form of decals. (and in any color we choose!) Another means is to contact the Raleigh Chopper's Owners Club in England. I have all the info on them as I am a member. Write me for more info at peeler@rocketmail.com




Subject: Old men are Pea Pickers
Entered on: Oct 3, 1997 19:43
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hi Rick! How's it going? So, your brother likes his new ride, huh? That's cool! I'm glad that bike went to a good home. And from what I hear about YOUR Picker, I'm sure your brother's Pea Picker will be at least as nice! Thanks again for the 16" front wheel! Take care!




Subject: Old men ON Pea Pickers!
Entered on: Oct 3, 1997 20:04
Entered by: Dale

Message:
By the way... that last entry was supposed to be titled, "Old men ON Pea Pickers!" Oops!!!




Subject: Sears Spyder bike
Entered on: Oct 4, 1997 16:35
Entered by: carl

Message:
a value of a 24 inch spyder 5 speed original purple paint tires etc in very good condition




Subject:
Entered on: Oct 4, 1997 23:17
Entered by: RICK

Message:
DALE, WAIT TO YOU SEE WHAT I PICKED UP TO DAY!A YELLOW 1972 MANTA RAY,MAN IS IT WEIRD,BUT IT RIDES NICE AN ITS COMPLETEIT HAS MANY OF THE SAME PARTS AS MY KRATE,ANY IDEA WHAT ITS WORTH??I TRADED A BEAT UP FAST BACK FOR IT ,WANTA RACE THIS ONE??HAHA




Subject: to dale
Entered on: Oct 4, 1997 23:10
Entered by: matt

Message:
the deference between a s-2 and a s-7 is a s-2 is a balloon tire size(2.125)and usually used on the back.a s-7 is usually used on front size is 1 and 3/4 usually not used with slicks




Subject: to vinny
Entered on: Oct 4, 1997 23:14
Entered by: matt

Message:
your bike is a 1964!! awesome huh?




Subject: Manta Ray?!
Entered on: Oct 5, 1997 13:02
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hey, Rick! You picked yourself up a Manta Ray, huh? And you traded a Fastback for it? Hmm... well, the Fastback is worth about twice as much! Ha ha ha!!! JUST kidding! As a general rule, Manta Rays are worth a little bit more than Fastbacks, but the market is more narrow. Which is to say, it might worth about $100 more than a Fastback in comparable condition, but you also might have a more difficult time finding a buyer. Ya' know what I mean? Anyway... what kind of shape is it in? Those are VERY cool bikes!




Subject: 24" muscle bikes
Entered on: Oct 6, 1997 09:06
Entered by: ChrisE

Message:
Geez, a 24" Spyder and a 24" Manta-Ray. Does the Spyder have disk or drum brakes? if so, I think it would be worth $300-$500 in good condition.




Subject: 24" muscle bikes
Entered on: Oct 6, 1997 09:07
Entered by: ChrisE

Message:
Wait a minute, I might be mixing up a Sypder with a Screamer. Somebody slap me!




Subject: to many 20 inchers
Entered on: Oct 6, 1997 21:36
Entered by: rick

Message:
dale, hey the fast back was 1 i put together out of a speedster witch i got for $20 at a garage sale,still it had some nice parts ,like a 5 speed stick shift,but it was only a 3 speed,anyway the manta-ray might fit me better,its in great shape& all the parts are there ,its in the body shop right now getting a fresh coat of paint!1(yellow) so if i like it maybe ill keep my picker & not change ,it to a peeler,we our going to perrysburg on thursday afternoontalked to some people & they said thats the best day,




Subject: to many 20 inchers
Entered on: Oct 6, 1997 21:36
Entered by: rick

Message:
dale, hey the fast back was 1 i put together out of a speedster witch i got for $20 at a garage sale,still it had some nice parts ,like a 5 speed stick shift,but it was only a 3 speed,anyway the manta-ray might fit me better,its in great shape& all the parts are there ,its in the body shop right now getting a fresh coat of paint!1(yellow) so if i like it maybe ill keep my picker & not change ,it to a peeler,we our going to perrysburg on thursday afternoontalked to some people & they said thats the best day,




Subject: Too many 20" SCHWINNS!, is what you REALLY mean!
Entered on: Oct 6, 1997 23:03
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hey Rick! Who did you talk to about Thursday being the best day for Perrysburg? Joe Adamson says that it doesn't even OPEN until Saturday, but lots of deals are made during set up on Friday! Gimme' the scoop, man! Are you having Chris (sp?) paint the Ray? I want him to do up an orange Chopper I just picked up. Talk to you soon!




Subject: fat manta ray
Entered on: Oct 7, 1997 20:54
Entered by: rick

Message:
hey dale ,chris is painting my bike ,but he will not be painting them there much longer (inside info dont tell jim chris will get in trouble)so hurry up he charges $40 for a sting ray,ill tell him to double it for choppers!!haha as far as perrysburg goes krate conn.told me thursdays are the best,he sets up there every year.hey fridays there is a BIG car show out here i have been taking my krate up there its a blast!!you should try to make it!!




Subject: Big Rick on a Manta Ray!
Entered on: Oct 7, 1997 21:44
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hi there, Rick! So, Krate Connection says Thursday is the day to go, huh? What time? Sometime in the evening? When is the first official day of the swap? Friday? Or what? Do you think Chris would do my Chopper for $40 too? Could you hook me up with him? And what's the deal with your springer front end? Do you still have it? Jimmy told me that you'd sell it for like, $30. Does that still hold true? Talk to me, man!




Subject: Dale and Rick
Entered on: Oct 9, 1997 07:55
Entered by: kath

Message:
No offense, but a lot of what you guys write about in here would probably be best done just using email to eachother. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong. Regardless, I wanted to enter what I've learned about Krate offerings. I'll do it in my next message:




Subject: Krate colors, by year
Entered on: Oct 9, 1997 08:00
Entered by: kath

Message:
As I understand it, here are the different Krate models Schwinn had: 1968 = Orange Krate, Lemon Peeler and Apple Krate..... 1969 = Orange Krate, Lemon Peeler, Apple Krate and Pea Picker..... 1970 = Orange Krate, Lemon Peeler, Apple Krate, Pea Picker and Cotton Picker..... 1971 = Orange Krate, Lemon Peeler, Apple Krate, Pea Picker, Cotton Picker and Grey Ghost..... 1972 = Orange Krate, Lemon Peeler, Apple Krate, and Pea Picker..... 1973 = Orange Krate, Lemon Peeler, Apple Krate, and Sunset Orange Krate.....




Subject: Krate Colors
Entered on: Oct 9, 1997 23:28
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hi Kath! What you have said in regards to my and Rick's conversation is basically true, and I will heed your advice to certain degree. Although, we were still discussing an issue or two that contained information worthy of other's ears. (i.e. start time of a very large bike show/swap in Ohio, bicycle resto costs, etc.) Anyway... your information on Krate colors is slightly inaccurate. I was told by two Schwinn bike experts that the "Sunset Orange Krate" never existed. Granted, this doesn't mean that someone didn't create one for themselves and have others copy the idea, but there is no official documentation in any of MY Schwinn books that acknowledge such a model. Same thing with the Coal Krate and Grape Krate. (prototypes that never made it to production)




Subject: Sunset Krate
Entered on: Oct 10, 1997 09:48
Entered by: jj

Message:
I was wondering the same thing, Kath. I'm not sure Schwinn really made that - though it makes sense in a way, being the last of the Krates and calling it 'Sunset'. Quite poetic! On the Rick & Dale thing, I dunno, I don't mind it much. I just like to come in here and see new entries. As long as you guys don't start blabbing about what you are planning to wear tomorrow or anything like that! Hahaha!




Subject: Drabble
Entered on: Oct 10, 1997 11:17
Entered by: DQ

Message:
I agree with Kath. Why don't you guys try Email? True, you mention info pertaining to bikes, but it is directed to yourselves and not to the general public. I feel like I'm eavesdropping on your phone conversation. Please keep the discussion on the subject at hand and not your escapades.




Subject: Drabble? I think not!
Entered on: Oct 10, 1997 20:59
Entered by: Dale

Message:
DQ! Your redundant reiteration of what Kath has ALREADY said is a far bigger waste of space than mine and Rick's casual conversations about the subject at hand: MUSCLEBIKES!!! I also noticed that you did not even enter your email address, because I WAS going to simply email this message to you! (since you seem to experiencing difficulty in understanding my explanation in a previous entry I made) `Nuff said.




Subject: sunset orange
Entered on: Oct 12, 1997 11:56
Entered by: rick

Message:
well folks i have a schwinn sting ray book written by liz fried, & the info in the book was input by AL FRITZ ? the father of the sting ray and it says in 1974 the last of the orange krates were painted sunset orange ,o yea kath chill out!!! were just haveing fun with our hobby!! KRATEFREAK@AOL.COM DALE THE MANTARAY IS DONE (MAN IS IT UGLY!!!) WHAT WAS SCHWINN THINKING!! ANYBODY WANT TO BY A 72 YELLOW RESTORED MANTA????




Subject: DQ WHERE R U
Entered on: Oct 12, 1997 12:27
Entered by: RICK

Message:
HI DQ!! unless im mistaken i can not find you even in the arcives??i geuss we finally got u talking!!got any muscle bikes??




Subject: Sunset colors?
Entered on: Oct 12, 1997 14:06
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hey Rick! That is some pretty interesting info on the last year Krate's name color for orange! I never knew that! But the thing is: It was still called the "Orange Krate"! NOT the "Sunset Orange Krate". Just like with green... the krate wasn't called the "Campus Green Krate", but rather the "Pea Picker". What don't you like about your freshly restored Manta? Granted, I'd never own one myself, but they're still pretty darn cool! Did the resto turn out okay? How much were you talking to sell?




Subject: manta-ray blues
Entered on: Oct 12, 1997 22:20
Entered by: rick

Message:
hey dale the mant-ray came out real good i would have to say its at least a 9 except for the seat(anybody know where i can get a yellow manta seat cover??? )i think ill keep it for a while it rides real nice, it dosnt get the wheelies real good,but it cruises!!




Subject: Response
Entered on: Oct 13, 1997 11:51
Entered by: DQ

Message:
First, I apologize to those of you who feel this is a waste of space but I felt that I needed to respond to the questions asked. First, sorry Dale if I offended you. I hope you will get over it. I did not leave (and still won't) my email address because I did not want to receive any hate flames. I guess you proved my theory. Rick, I had posted a question in the past on this board and was quite thoroughly 'corrected' for misusing the word 'Stingray' in the same breath as 'Sears' . Again I apologize and stand corrected. My current Muscle bikes are the 24" Sears Spyder project and a couple of Fastbacks. I also have several balloon bikes.




Subject: manta-ray blues
Entered on: Oct 13, 1997 18:38
Entered by: rick

Message:
dq it was nice to here from u,fastbacks r cool at the present time i dont have one ,(but im looking!!) ANYBODY KNOW IF THEY MAKE MANTA_RAY SEAT COVERS OR RE-POP SEATS??




Subject: Krate Tires and Parts - Needed
Entered on: Oct 13, 1997 19:09
Entered by: Dean

Message:
I see lots of great info on Krates. I have an Orange Krate that I need tires (front mostly) and would like to see what else I can find that is 'new'. Sombody had mentioned that you can still buy forks bars and seats. Let me know your suggestions of sites, stores or individuals. Thanks for your help. Dean




Subject: Repro S-2 Rims?
Entered on: Oct 14, 1997 07:56
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Has anyone heard that Schwinn was to start reproducing the 20" S-2 rims? Or any other cool musclebike parts?




Subject: Repro Parts
Entered on: Oct 14, 1997 10:14
Entered by: Jim

Message:
I have worked at a Schwinn dealership over the summer and they sell repro tires,seats,sissy bars,sissy bars with shocks,rims,grips,pedals and a few other things.




Subject: DQ's response.
Entered on: Oct 15, 1997 12:40
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Hey DQ! Since I wasn't offended, there isn't anything to "get over"! No sweat! Don't let this minor altercation hinder your desire to post your thoughts/inquiries! EVER! This is an "open forum", afterall! It sounds as though you have some pretty cool bikes! Take care!




Subject: Tire and Rim chart
Entered on: Oct 16, 1997 09:41
Entered by: Menotomy Vintage Bicycles

Message:
We've created a vintage bicycle tire and rim chart showing tire and rim specs and rim cross-sections. You'll find it under the 'Old Maps/Pix' link at the top of this page.




Subject: time to drool
Entered on: Oct 19, 1997 12:11
Entered by: JIM

Message:
I,ve collected over 50 Schwinn bikes. 16 of them are krates. the last one I found was a disc brake lemon whitch I had to dig deep to come up with the $20. they wanted for it.(or should I say I had to calm down soas not to rip my pocket tring to get the money out.) I use to think that was the best buy on a krate I ever see till last weekend..A freind came over to tell me he just picked up a pea picker for $3 at the local thirft store..Just remember look hard and be patient they are stll out there!!!!!!!




Subject: Krates
Entered on: Oct 20, 1997 22:47
Entered by: Michael

Message:
I found a lemon Peeler in a dumpster here in NYC. It is mostly complete. And I'm hoping you can help me out? I am looking for a front wheel w/drum brake? If anyone can help e-mail me. Thanks. How can I tell what year?




Subject: Chopper Chain Guard
Entered on: Oct 21, 1997 11:19
Entered by: Chad

Message:
I am looking for a chain guard for a Raleigh Chopper. The bike is from 1970 and is the 3 spd. and is lime green in color. Does anyone know where i could find one or who might be able to help locate this part.




Subject: Chopper Chain Guard
Entered on: Oct 21, 1997 11:22
Entered by: Chad

Message:
I am looking for a chain guard for a Raleigh Chopper. The bike is from 1970 and is the 3 spd. and is lime green in color. Does anyone know where i could find one or who might be able to help locate this part.




Subject: Desperately Seeking 1968 Krate Owners Manual
Entered on: Oct 21, 1997 12:44
Entered by: Don

Message:
I have been unable to find one of these. Please email if you hear of one for sale. Thanks.




Subject: Chopper Chain Guard
Entered on: Oct 21, 1997 13:54
Entered by: jj

Message:
How about Chopper Anything?? I can't find any Choppers or parts anywhere. What happened to these and the other "16 x 20" bikes (ignoring Schwinn Krates)???




Subject: Raleigh Chopper
Entered on: Oct 22, 1997 15:51
Entered by: Ray (Wheelman1)

Message:
I have a 3+2 red Raleigh Chopper for sale in 7.5 out of 10 condition. It is complete and the chrome is great. I am asking $250 plus shipping. Also have 1971 Raleigh Chopper catalogs , asking $25 ea. These are in mint condition, have only 2. Ray (Wheelman1)




Subject: Krate Wanted
Entered on: Oct 23, 1997 14:20
Entered by: Scott

Message:
I'm looking to buy a Krate bike--don't know much about the market or what they're selling for, don't want to invest either.... If anyone can e-mail me with some tips or places to look I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Scott O.




Subject: Remove Schwinn Kickstand
Entered on: Oct 23, 1997 16:28
Entered by: Lou

Message:
Fix Schwinn Kickstand This has worked for me on several ocassions. Two people are needed to remove the kickstand. To determine what is worn on yours, you need to remove it. Have someone push on the kickstand washer where it comes out of the kickstand socket. One or two screw drivers will work to do that. Then use a pair of pliars to remove the pin under the kickstand socket. (kickstand must be pushed in about 1/8 of an inch to do this). Three parts will found inside the socket, and you may be able to determine which is worn by looking at them You may want to mark the triangular shaped end opposite the kicktand before you reassemble, the screwdriver person will need slightly more strength but more importantly, grace so that your paint is not scratched. Good Luck Lou




Subject: rank order the 4 most common Krates
Entered on: Oct 24, 1997 21:34
Entered by: Randy

Message:
I know that the Grey Ghost and Cotton Picker were produced in the smallest numbers due to their short model year runs. The Pea Picker, Apple, Lemon, and Orange Krates had the longest production runs. So, how do you (dear reader) rank these 4 Krates in order of desirability (1 high, 4 low)????? Thanks, Randy




Subject: Chopper for Sale!
Entered on: Oct 26, 1997 18:23
Entered by: Dale

Message:
I have a Raliegh Chopper for sale. It's a 1973 3spd and is missing a couple items. It's missing the front fender and chainguard. (what a surprise as these are typically gone for some weird reason) It's a 7 out of 10 in regards to overall condition and is the original purple paint with neon orange lettering. I want $175 plus shipping. Email me at usfmc7ww@ibmmail.com if interested.




Subject: Correct seat colors?
Entered on: Oct 26, 1997 23:02
Entered by: Robert

Message:
Can anyone tell me what the right seat for a '68 Coppertone Sting Ray Deluxe is? Also, this bike currently has a yellow glitter seat w/black stripe and circled "s". What bike does this seat belong on? Any info appreciated.




Subject: Krate Ranking
Entered on: Oct 27, 1997 09:05
Entered by: Pintobean

Message:
I'm kind of new to this area, but I'd say: 1) Grey Ghost, 2) Cotton Picker, 3) Lemon Peeler, 4)[Orange, Apple, Pea]. In my opinion, the Ghost and the Cotton are the _least_ good looking of the bunch, but they are more rare. I think the _best_ looking are the Lemon and the Orange. There's nothing like the contrast of chrome and those two electric colors!




Subject: Correct seat colors.
Entered on: Oct 28, 1997 09:23
Entered by: Dale

Message:
Robert! The seat you have on your bike currently is for a 1969 and later Lemon Peeler. If it's in really nice shape, I'd be happy to buy it from you. Write me at usfmc7ww@ibmmail.com if interested. In regards to what the correct seat is for your Sting Ray Deluxe... I can only guess and say it's supposed to be a white glitter job with chrome inlay. To be sure though, trying writing KrateBoy. This guy seems to know all about that sort of stuff. His address is: KrateBoy@aol.com Good luck!




Subject: Big purchase coming!
Entered on: Oct 28, 1997 13:17
Entered by: Menotomy Vintage Bicycles

Message:
We've just about completed negotiations on NEW WAREHOUSE SPACE and the purchase of another collection of bikes: 11 Krates, 20 Raleigh Choppers, 17 Fastbacks and another 15 or so misc. muscle bikes, plus parts. The deal isn't completely inked yet, but it looks like it will go through. It's a huge investment but we're in this for the long term and we'd expect this supply to take a couple years to liquidate. If this all goes through, it will still be several weeks (hopefully before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday) before any of it starts showing up on our web site. ....... Menotomy Vintage Bicycles ....... (the host of these discussion areas)




Subject: Coaster Krate Redux
Entered on: Oct 30, 1997 07:31
Entered by: jj

Message:
Big arguement over here on Coaster Krates. Did they, or did they not, come with a front drum brake?




Subject: Coaster Krate Redux
Entered on: Oct 31, 1997 00:23
Entered by: Bob Hufford

Message:
The Schwinn specs for model C30-6 (Coaster Krate) do not list the front expander hub.




Subject: RE: Koaster Krate Redux
Entered on: Oct 31, 1997 09:07
Entered by: jj

Message:
YESSSSSSS! (<--Marv Albert tone) Thank you Bob Hufford for the quick answer and the answer *I* knew was right! Where did you get the model number? Is there some kind of model number list? Also Bob, sorry to read about that wheelie-crash in the "Stupid Bike Tricks" section... Ouchy! Bad for the butt and even worse for the ego: "My kids just shook their heads." hahaha




Subject: Excellent Sting-Ray Book
Entered on: Oct 31, 1997 22:17
Entered by: Eric

Message:
I found an excellent book at Barnes and Noble called Schwinn Sting-Ray by Liz Fried published by Motorbooks International. It's $13.00 and well worth the money. Tons of color pictures, facts. and trivia. There's also a section on other brands of muscle bikes.




Subject: Coaster Krate Redux
Entered on: Nov 1, 1997 09:24
Entered by: Bob Hufford

Message:
Actually, I got that model number (and the other info) from the book "Collectable Schwinn Sting-Ray Bicycles 1963 1/2 - 1979" by T.A. Gordon and James Hurd. It basically is a collection of Schwinn dealer flyers, model/price lists and spec sheets. Just chocked full of interesting little details.




Subject: Offbrand 16+20 musclebikes
Entered on: Nov 3, 1997 19:18
Entered by: Chris

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Looking for offbrnd muslebikes and or parts.Murray/Sears/Rollfast/Iverson etc.Anybody else collect these kind of bikes? Chris




Subject: columbia coyote
Entered on: Nov 4, 1997 16:42
Entered by: Derek Nardecchia

Message:
i have a green columbia coyote i will sell make offer i have everything but handlebars, brakes, shifter, tires rear rim has a 3 speed hub but no cables to it or anything front rim was taken apart to clean but is all there seat is white with a big green stripe seat needs recovered BADLY you can e-mail me for more info




Subject: Sears Spyder Seat
Entered on: Nov 4, 1997 22:28
Entered by: johnB

Message:
Chris, I've got a new Sears Spider seat for sale w/ original box. It's gloss white with red and blue stripes. I bolted it on my chopper the other day, rode around the yard on it and that's the extent of use on it. e-mail me if you're interested.




Subject: muscle bikes
Entered on: Nov 6, 1997 21:44
Entered by: john

Message:
Wanting to talk with anyone about non schwinn muscle bikes. i am interested in purchasing muscle bikes that resemble krates such as sears screamers , swing bike , huffy, etc. Any stories about bikes that were bought and sold or any contacts for these types of bikes thanks john and others.




Subject: muscle bikes
Entered on: Nov 6, 1997 21:24
Entered by: john

Message:
Wanting to talk with anyone about non schwinn muscle bikes. i am interested in purchasing muscle bikes that resemble krates such as sears screamers , swing bike , huffy, etc. Any stories about bikes that were bought and sold or any contacts for these types of bikes thanks john and others.




Subject: "Other" bikes
Entered on: Nov 6, 1997 21:31
Entered by: Bob Hufford

Message:
I appreciate these non-Schwinn muscle bikes too! I am currently restoring a Raleigh Rodeo (similar to the Schwinn Fastback, but with a cantilever frame). My next project is a Swing Bike. You can check out my Swing Bike Web page at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/plains/9338/swing.html




Subject: Dill??
Entered on: Nov 6, 1997 23:56
Entered by: Jim

Message:
I saw a strange named bike at a swap meet over the summer,a Huffy Dill Pickle.Anyone else ever see one theses bikes?




Subject: AMF aerobee 5speed
Entered on: Nov 7, 1997 01:21
Entered by: john

Message:
Does anyone out there have any general info on the AMF aerobee avenger 5speed. Ive got the bike but no info. This bike apears to be complete and original. It has a gold "tuck and roll" type banana seat,matching grips and a redline slick with matching front. I would like to replace the seat tires and the bee decal. Does anyone out there have these parts? Are any of these parts interchangeable with other brands models ect...?




Subject: Swing Bikes
Entered on: Nov 7, 1997 16:08
Entered by: JACK

Message:
I am looking for any information on "swing bikes" you know the rear wheel that moves.




Subject: Jack
Entered on: Nov 8, 1997 09:23
Entered by: Chris

Message:
Check Bobs message just a few back,he has a swing bike web page.




Subject:
Entered on: Nov 11, 1997 02:03
Entered by: Sprout

Message:
Hey how's it going? I got a late 60's CCM Mustang, matallic green with a sparkle green and wite seat, sparkle green grips, whitewalls, 3 speed sturmey archer stick shift. It's a real slick ride, it's almost mint I got it for free. I'd like to here from other people into old bikes and lowriders, i'll post my adress soon, In the mean time I'd like to see some info put up about some CCM's or other Canadian bikes (I'm from Canada). I was also wondering if it's poissible to post pictures of bikes on this site?




Subject: Rick's manta
Entered on: Nov 13, 1997 01:22
Entered by: Patricia

Message:
It's been about a month since you restored that manta-ray. Are you tired of it yet? I've been looking for a mantaray for quite a spell now. Do you want to sell it?




Subject: Non-Schwinn Muscle Bikes
Entered on: Nov 13, 1997 20:59
Entered by: johnB

Message:
I may have a line on two oddballs. Hopefully I'll get to look at them this weekend[11-15 11-16]. They are both Iversons, One is a Dragstripper, The other is a Charger. I'm ready to buy the Dragstripper based on the name alone! Does anyone have any experience with these bikes? What are they worth? I know parts will be nearly impossible to find. Do You want to buy them? Any help or interest is appreciated.




Subject: Iversons
Entered on: Nov 14, 1997 08:52
Entered by: kath

Message:
Buy them! There are some really oddball Iverson muscle bikes. If they have stik shifts, they'll be worth even more. And if they have a small front wheel and a large rear wheel, they're worth even more. Menotomy had a 3 or 5 speed Iverson Charger on this web site a few months ago. They've got a Dragster for sale right now. Have a look at the picture of the Drageter to get an idea of Iverson's weird bikes.




Subject: Scratch that
Entered on: Nov 14, 1997 08:54
Entered by: kath

Message:
Menotomy's Iverson Dragster has a SOLD tag next to it. But the picture is still there. Weird bike!




Subject:
Entered on: Nov 14, 1997 22:02
Entered by: rick

Message:
sorry patricia the manta was sold & now im sorry i sold it!!




Subject: Pea Picker Seat
Entered on: Nov 21, 1997 20:42
Entered by: Skip

Message:
I am doing a restoration on a 72 Pea Picker I am in need of a nice condition seat "NOS preferred" Please respond if you have one for sale




Subject: Pea Picker Seat
Entered on: Nov 22, 1997 19:02
Entered by: Patricia

Message:
I bought a NOS pea picker seat from Memory Lane. I think it was about $30.




Subject: schwinn stingray junior
Entered on: Nov 23, 1997 12:43
Entered by: claire

Message:
I have just completed restoration of a junior stingray with dimensions for an adult rider. Just a few details are left unfinished for lack of information. What I really want to know is the date and how common the junior is. Serial number is KJ581925. Also does anyone know where to get a shifter or is that completely based on being in the right place at the right time? Oh, I almost forgot-I have been told repeatedly that sticker kits for the stingray have not been put out by Schwinn. My bike is naked and if you have good artwork of the stingray, please email to RGHARLAN@Juno.com THANKS




Subject: schwinn stingray junior
Entered on: Nov 23, 1997 12:51
Entered by: claire

Message:
I have just completed restoration of a junior stingray with dimensions for an adult rider. Just a few details are left unfinished for lack of information. What I really want to know is the date and how common the junior is. Serial number is KJ581925. Also does anyone know where to get a shifter or is that completely based on being in the right place at the right time? Oh, I almost forgot-I have been told repeatedly that sticker kits for the stingray have not been put out by Schwinn. My bike is naked and if you have good artwork of the stingray, please email to RGHARLAN@Juno.com THANKS




Subject: claire's Ray Junior
Entered on: Nov 23, 1997 19:45
Entered by: johnB

Message:
claire, your bike was built in october of 1973. Sting-Ray decals are available from Memory Lane Classics [419] 874-4501




Subject: 1969 Murray Eliminator
Entered on: Nov 25, 1997 18:09
Entered by: Ron

Message:
Recently I retrieved my 1969 Murray Eliminator from my back yard to fix it up for my son to ride. While visiting the local schwinn shop, they advised me it could be worth something fully restored. Doing a restoration on it would be nice but my goal for now is to make it rideable. Since my son thinks the old style is cool, we are trying to find original parts for it, or at least after market parts to make it look original. My modle has a 3-speed shimano hub. I need to find a seat, handle bars, grips, parts for hub, rear slick. If anyone has ideas, I could use help locating these items. Thanks




Subject: Those parts
Entered on: Nov 26, 1997 09:25
Entered by: kath

Message:
Ron, you can get all of those parts from Menotomy. Click on "PARTS" at the top of this page.




Subject: '75 Stik-Shift?
Entered on: Nov 30, 1997 13:58
Entered by: Ken V.

Message:
I thought the CPSC persuaded bike mfg's (including Schwinn) to drop top tube shifters in '74. However, the Vintage bikes for sale section shows an "original" '75 Stik-Shift. Were the '73's the last of the Stick-Shift bikes, or am I mistaken?




Subject: schwinn quality
Entered on: Dec 1, 1997 20:18
Entered by: rick

Message:
i have been restoring schwinns for 1 year ,i have restored 3 sting-rays 2 krates & even a manta -ray they all came out great the frames were solid & the welds strong,is it true they had a lifetime garantee?but today someone droped off a raliegh chopper & all the welds had to be rewelded!!! are these choppers realy worth restoring or are people just tired of schwinns??




Subject: schwinn quality
Entered on: Dec 1, 1997 20:19
Entered by: rick

Message:
i have been restoring schwinns for 1 year ,i have restored 3 sting-rays 2 krates & even a manta -ray they all came out great the frames were solid & the welds strong,is it true they had a lifetime garantee?but today someone droped off a raliegh chopper & all the welds had to be rewelded!!! are these choppers realy worth restoring or are people just tired of schwinns??




Subject: Stick Shifts
Entered on: Dec 2, 1997 13:28
Entered by: Manix

Message:
I believe that 1973 was the last year for Krates, but Stick shifts went until 1975.




Subject: Choppers
Entered on: Dec 2, 1997 13:33
Entered by: Manix

Message:
Yeah, Choppers are not built like Schwinns. Choppers have a lot of 'half-a$$ed engineering' qualities. Take the seat post for example. The seat post is attached to the seat! There is no way to remove it. They must have saved a few bucks on seat collar hardware, I guess. Also, a lot of the frames brake near (what Raleigh might consider) the rear chainstay. But the distinctive look of these bikes, along with their disctinctly British "Engineering", is what makes them interesting. There is a good article on Choppers at Krateboy's web site: at http://users.aol.com/krateboy/stingray.htm




Subject: Can of Worms [Grape Flavored]
Entered on: Dec 2, 1997 19:48
Entered by: johnB

Message:
Have you guys seen the posting in the 'bike value' section of this area? at the risk of opening a can of worms, heh heh heh.... DO GRAPE KRATES EXIST? how many are fakes? If this one was a fake, why would it show up at a flea market? Is someone pulling our collective legs?




Subject: Shifters
Entered on: Dec 3, 1997 08:23
Entered by: kath

Message:
Yes, Stick Shifts were 'legal' until the 1975 model year




Subject: THE Grape
Entered on: Dec 3, 1997 09:03
Entered by: kath

Message:
I believe there may have been one or maybe even two Grape Krate prototypes made by Schwinn. But that just doesn't jibe with the number of Grapes I've seen or heard of. If there really were 2 prototypes, then the serial numbers should be published and all others declared fakes or 'customs'. I met a guy who spends a lot of time turning Krates into Grapes. And he tries to get extra money for them, the same way people will repaint a Pea Picker and call it a Grey Ghost. That is my 2 cents.




Subject: Grape Krates
Entered on: Dec 3, 1997 17:58
Entered by: Drema

Message:
Kath, I agree with you, my husband and I could very well be sitting on one of the reproductions of The Grape Krate. It looks pretty original, with all the goodies, but I wish someone would publish some numbers so I will know for sure.




Subject: orange krate parts
Entered on: Dec 3, 1997 20:15
Entered by: Kelly

Message:
i've purchased a 1970 orange krate. it came with a seat cover which i need to put on. Question, is it the correct cover? (orange with white stripe, no sparkle) second question, does the stripe center in the back? or is it off to the right as the front is? also, i'm looking for the rear brake caliper & handbrake lever (weinmann 1080) can anyone help?




Subject: Krate seat
Entered on: Dec 4, 1997 08:38
Entered by: kath

Message:
Kelly, I posted an answer to your seat question under the "saddles" discussion topic. As for the rear caliper, send email to Menotomy. I know they have a lot of Krates in stock.




Subject: John's Grape Flavored Can of Worms
Entered on: Dec 4, 1997 21:13
Entered by: Drema

Message:
John, I never said our Grape was original, I just wanted to know if anyone has any Serial Numbers of the originals. I realize there are alot of customs or "fakes" out there, even so mine looks pretty good. Jealousy wasn't rearing its ugly head, was it?




Subject: Not Jealous
Entered on: Dec 4, 1997 21:38
Entered by: johnB

Message:
Not jealous, just thinking about the raging controversy I started a month or so ago on the Schwinn Collectors Net when I Merely mentioned the Grape Krate. Man, did some of those guys get torqued off!!




Subject:
Entered on: Dec 5, 1997 02:14
Entered by: Josh

Message:
There is a story and pic's of a "real" grape krate at members.aol.com/oldbicycle/index.html Does anyone have info on a '76 bicentennial 5spd stingray. It is white with a blue seat, red grips, blue headbadge, and old american flag decals on the top,down,seat tubes. Thanks




Subject: Manix and Choppers
Entered on: Dec 5, 1997 09:27
Entered by: jj

Message:
I agree Choppers are designed in a uniquely British way ;^) , but, what do you mean you cannot remove a Chopper seat from it's seat post. Just unbolt it. True, it is odd to have a seat bolted through a hole in the seat post, but it's not THAT weird, and it CAN be unbolted.




Subject: Chopper Oddities
Entered on: Dec 5, 1997 10:24
Entered by: Ray (Wheelman1)

Message:
I have had 6 Choppers over the past few years and one thing I can tell you is don't bet on anything being standard. There are models that will need re-welding because of poor original welds, other models are welded properly and will never break. I recently sold a 3+2 model and I did not know it had a fixed stem and handlebar combination till I had to pack it up for shipment. There was no way to remove the handlebar because it was one piece with the stem. As far as the seat goes, it would not surprise me if it was one piece also. I have seen them with and without floating saddles, at least 4 different chain rings, with and without rear racks. Note the rear racks are welded to the lower rear seat spring cups so you cannot put on a rack without removing the sissybar. As far as doing a headset and bottom bracket job, be careful. Once you loosen these nuts be sure to have something ready to catch all the ball berings as they are not in a retainer. Good luck and remember nothing should surprise you when it comes to a Chopper. RayH (Wheelman1)




Subject: Sears Bike
Entered on: Dec 6, 1997 14:25
Entered by: Daniel

Message:
I have a Sears boys bike that is . blue .It is a 10 speed with 2 stick shifters one is for the front gear one is for the rear gear.It has two hand brakes that go the rear tire only weird.It has a black banana seat.The front tire size is 24" 1 3/8 and it has a red line on it.The rear tire size is 24 1.75 sn#59640596697.When was it made and the name of it.will a slick fit on the back rim?Thanks Daniel Mayfield




Subject: LOOKING FOR AND HAVE>>>>>>
Entered on: Dec 7, 1997 15:14
Entered by: MIKE

Message:
Hi I have a (83-5?) Champion bmx chrome with gold crank, wheels and a few other things, what happened to the company? Also I have a display for my chevelle 300 deluxe and I see that there was a bike called a deluxe? I would like to find a bike to add to my display, can anyone help me find a bike 65/66/67 year that would be a good choice for me. please e-mail me as I may not be here again.....thanks




Subject: LOOKING FOR AND HAVE>>>>>>
Entered on: Dec 7, 1997 15:14
Entered by: MIKE

Message:
Hi I have a (83-5?) Champion bmx chrome with gold crank, wheels and a few other things, what happened to the company? Also I have a display for my chevelle 300 deluxe and I see that there was a bike called a deluxe? I would like to find a bike to add to my display, can anyone help me find a bike 65/66/67 year that would be a good choice for me. please e-mail me as I may not be here again.....thanks




Subject: LOOKING FOR AND HAVE>>>>>>
Entered on: Dec 7, 1997 15:09
Entered by: MIKE

Message:
Hi I have a (83-5?) Champion bmx chrome with gold crank, wheels and a few other things, what happened to the company? Also I have a display for my chevelle 300 deluxe and I see that there was a bike called a deluxe? I would like to find a bike to add to my display, can anyone help me find a bike 65/66/67 year that would be a good choice for me. please e-mail me as I may not be here again.....thanks




Subject: LOOKING FOR AND HAVE>>>>>>
Entered on: Dec 7, 1997 15:14
Entered by: MIKE

Message:
Hi I have a (83-5?) Champion bmx chrome with gold crank, wheels and a few other things, what happened to the company? Also I have a display for my chevelle 300 deluxe and I see that there was a bike called a deluxe? I would like to find a bike to add to my display, can anyone help me find a bike 65/66/67 year that would be a good choice for me. please e-mail me as I may not be here again.....thanks




Subject: Sears Bike
Entered on: Dec 8, 1997 10:59
Entered by: DQ

Message:
Sounds like you have a Sears 'Spyder' . I have one which is a project bike. Check the Schwinn collector page. There's someone selling one and another person that is selling an ad from a Boys Life. That should identify the year for you.




Subject: I Need to rent a bike for a photoshoot
Entered on: Dec 8, 1997 17:46
Entered by: Albert

Message:
I need to rent a applekrate,or orage krate, or lemon tealer or a lime krate, or a screamer one or 2 or cotton picker i will give a deposit. it needs to be in the atlanta area i will not ride it it is for a porfessional photo- shoot i need it for only a few hours and u can be there if u want plz Rsp. i need it for a cover of a cd




Subject: 1968 Sears Rail
Entered on: Dec 8, 1997 22:13
Entered by: Ken

Message:
Hi, I am collecting muscle bikes of the 1960,s. As a kid my bike was a sears "RAIL" I believe Huffy built it but was sold through Sears as THE RAIL. I am interested in buying a bike like this for my collection, any info would be great.




Subject: Huffy Rail
Entered on: Dec 9, 1997 13:11
Entered by: longtruck

Message:
Haven't seen one of those in a long time. If you find one, could you post a picture of it somewhere on the web?




Subject: Sears Rail
Entered on: Dec 9, 1997 20:22
Entered by: Bob Hufford

Message:
There's a Sears Rail for sale at this URL. It has a pic. I wanted it, but am broke at the moment. Best of Luck! http://beagle.biology.yale.edu/~hanczyc/rail.html




Subject: Krate Restoration
Entered on: Dec 9, 1997 22:39
Entered by: Jon

Message:
I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and have a 1968 Orange Krate which is in reasonably good original shape. I would like to have it restored. Is there anyone that specializes in restoring Krates into perfect shape? EMail JonnyRacer@AOL.com




Subject: Krate Restoration
Entered on: Dec 9, 1997 22:40
Entered by: Jon

Message:
I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and have a 1968 Orange Krate which is in reasonably good original shape. I would like to have it restored. Is there anyone that specializes in restoring Krates into perfect shape? EMail JonnyRacer@AOL.com




Subject: Krate Restoration
Entered on: Dec 9, 1997 22:40
Entered by: Jon

Message:
I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and have a 1968 Orange Krate which is in reasonably good original shape. I would like to have it restored. Is there anyone that specializes in restoring Krates into perfect shape? EMail JonnyRacer@AOL.com




Subject: Rail
Entered on: Dec 10, 1997 09:42
Entered by: Longtruck

Message:
Thanks for the pointer to the picture. I'm not sure that is the bike I remember. Is the HUFFY Rail different? I thought it had a much longer frame. ??




Subject: SEARS RAIL
Entered on: Dec 12, 1997 18:25
Entered by: KEN

Message:
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW A GOOD TIP ON THE RAIL WAS RECEIVED BY ME THRU THE MESSAGE BOARD HERE ANDI WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BUY THE BIKE I WAS SEARCHING FOR,,THANKS FOR THIS GREAT MESSAGE CENTER...kEN




Subject: Manta ray seat and sissy bar
Entered on: Dec 12, 1997 23:44
Entered by: Ken

Message:
Hello.all..I am seeking a Manta Ray seat and sissy bar for my 71 Manta ray. A seat pan would be good enough if I can find one along with the sissy bar...Please e-mail me if any info about onw is around..




Subject: EARLY STINGRAYS
Entered on: Dec 13, 1997 18:21
Entered by: JEFF O.

Message:
IS ANYONE PAINTING A GOOD FLAMEBOIYANT? LIME COLOR I AM RESTORING A '64 DELUXE THE FRAME HAS NO PAINT TO SPEAK OF AND I WOULD BE WILLING TO SWAP + CASH FOR A FRAME & GUARD IN ORIGINAL PAINT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIME ALSO LOOKING FOR 65 SEAT & SISSY BARS DON'T HAVE TO BE IN GREAT SHAPE DON'T FORGET THE WIS. SWAP MEET ON FEB.21 MORE DETAILS IN SWAP MEET PART OF MENOTOMY'S SITE




Subject: Bicentennial
Entered on: Dec 16, 1997 09:10
Entered by: Chuck

Message:
Someone asked about Bicentennial 5 speed, I got one for my son, there's a partial pic at www.geocities.com/MotorCity/9057 under 'Boat storage' along with a new pic of my 67 coppertone Fastback, I'm working on a replica of my late 60's chopper, cut-off extended fork stingray, it'll be spray-can competition orange like the original but a 5 spd since that's frame was.




Subject: Chrome speedometer for cheap.
Entered on: Dec 16, 1997 23:13
Entered by: Tommy

Message:
I would like to find one where may I find it?