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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?




Subject: 1969 Murry Eliminater
Entered on: Dec 18, 1997 12:43
Entered by: Ron

Message:
I am in the process of fixing up my old Murry eliminater. Some of the original parts are gone. Can anyone help find information on the bike, and how they looked. Thanks




Subject: mid 70's Sears Spyder 500
Entered on: Dec 19, 1997 10:54
Entered by: sal

Message:
As a kid I recieved a bike from my parents, it was orange with a black banana seat(hump to the rear), it had a relly cool slick on the rear, a 5 speed shifter (T-type handle not the ball type) mounted on the frame, and I remember the words "spyder 500" on the side of the shifter. I've been told it is a Sears model and am looking for my bike once again. Can anyone help me? Thanks! Sal salcarmonajr@webtv.net




Subject: >> WANTED- 65 OR 66 STING-RAY DELUXE << any condition
Entered on: Dec 20, 1997 00:50
Entered by: Mike

Message:
I would like to purchase a 66 (or65) sting-ray DELUXE, I have no plans of making a chopper or any thing of that nature, Im looking for a bike to repaint and restore like the one I had....If anyone can help locate a good frame that would be fine......thanks.....




Subject: Manta Ray Parts
Entered on: Dec 21, 1997 12:15
Entered by: Donny

Message:
Hello-I am looking for a set of fenders and a chainguard for a Schwinn Manta Ray any help is appreciated. Thanks, Donny




Subject: another mystery
Entered on: Dec 22, 1997 21:27
Entered by: mike ()

Message:
My mystery bike is a five speed chopper type bike with peace sign type insertable emblems at frame support connections . It has a stickshift and a nice two tone paintjob. No head label.




Subject: Peace sign bike
Entered on: Dec 23, 1997 08:17
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
Soundz cool. Can you post a picture somewhere?




Subject: choppers
Entered on: Dec 23, 1997 17:19
Entered by: jim (jgbarnard@aol.com)

Message:
Would anyone be interested if I made some chainguards for the chopper?If there is a lot of interest perhaps I can produce them cheap.What would you want to pay?




Subject: Western Flyer Muscle Bike
Entered on: Dec 23, 1997 22:08
Entered by: John A (jhsakin@wingnet.net)

Message:
I just purchased a Western Flyer musclebike. It's equipped with a 3 speed stickshift; Troxel banana seat, 24 x 1.75 reartire, 20 x 1.75 red side wall front tire;bow pedals, a western flyer speedometer(753 miles). The name on the chain guardreads "The Wild One III. I would appreciateany info. anyone could tell me about thisbike; years built, value etc. Thanks, John




Subject: Raleigh Chopper Chainguard
Entered on: Dec 25, 1997 15:28
Entered by: Randy (hirelevl@mindspring.com)

Message:
I have two Chopper chainguards. One is a light grassy green and the other is more of an emerald green. They are about 16.5 inches wide. The decals are in pretty good shape a couple of the bars of the decal are crooked- Raleigh lettering is perfect on both. Best offers...




Subject: Fastback Sliks
Entered on: Dec 26, 1997 23:01
Entered by: Ken V. (Kenmtb1@msn.com)

Message:
I have 2 NOS Schwinn Stingray Fastback 20x1&3/8 blackwall sliks for sale. Never mounted, 0 miles, perfect. Will sell the pair for $95.00 shipped, continental US. Email if interested Kenmtb1@msn.com




Subject: Chopper Chainguards are SOLD thanks
Entered on: Dec 27, 1997 00:21
Entered by: Randy (hirelevl@mindspring.com)

Message:
The Chainguards advertised here for the chopper are sold ..thanks for your interest




Subject: 1973 Sting-Ray
Entered on: Dec 28, 1997 03:40
Entered by: jeffers ()

Message:
I own a 1973 Sting-Ray that has never been riden. I am considering selling this bike. Could anyone give me info on it's worth or be interested in purchasing this bike. 100% orignial chrome is mint, tires still have nubbs on them.




Subject: 1973 Sting-Ray
Entered on: Dec 28, 1997 04:24
Entered by: jeffers ()

Message:
I own a 1973 Sting-Ray that has never been riden. I am considering selling this bike. Could anyone give me info on it's worth or be interested in purchasing this bike. 100% orignial chrome is mint, tires still have nubbs on them.




Subject: '73 Sting-Ray
Entered on: Dec 29, 1997 10:05
Entered by: Ratfink ()

Message:
If it really is N.O.S. (New Old Stock - never ridden). It could be worth a h*** of a lot of money to a collector. Give us more info!




Subject: Another Chopper web page!!!
Entered on: Dec 30, 1997 12:43
Entered by: PeterW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
Howdy all you musclefreaks. I found another great Raleigh Chopper page that tells of the Chopper's history and has some great pictures (inlcuding a Chopper club meet with 200 Raleigh Choppers!) the address is: http://members.tripod.com/~Chopperholick/index.html




Subject: jeffers
Entered on: Dec 30, 1997 18:58
Entered by: Kelly (nebula@adams.net)

Message:
Jeffersemail me about your 73 stingray!




Subject: 73 Sting Ray
Entered on: Dec 31, 1997 00:25
Entered by: Ken (runner180@aol.com)

Message:
Jeffers..............I am inmterested in your sting ray..mail me the info...I will get right back to you,,,




Subject: CHOPPER FRONT RIM?
Entered on: Dec 31, 1997 16:48
Entered by: Randy (hirelevl@mindspring.com)

Message:
Is this a chopper front rim? It is 16"x2". The rim says Sturmey Archer and also has a string of other numbers. The spoke holes are raised and offset. Please help me identify this. Thanks- and it is NOS.




Subject: 1970 Cotton Picker
Entered on: Jan 3, 1998 18:39
Entered by: Kevin ()

Message:
I have a 1970 Cotton Picker which is completely original. The chainguard needs restored. Chrome is in good shape. Some paint chips but not too bad. How much is it worth?




Subject: 1968 apple krate s.n. MD*****
Entered on: Jan 4, 1998 10:12
Entered by: Kelly (nebula@adams.net)

Message:
I'm looking at buying a 1968 apple krate. I have a couple ?'s if someone can help i'd appreciate it. this bike has a red seat with several stripes running side to side. is this correct? or should it have the off center stripe running the length with the S on it?also, the shifter shaft is solid with the knob having a flat right side, whereas my 1970 krate has slots cut out on the shaft & the knob is flat on top with the 5 on it. is this solid shafted shifter correct for 1968? help please!!




Subject: Chopper rim
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 08:55
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
Randy, yes 16x2 would be a Chopper front rim.




Subject: Cotton Picker
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 08:58
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
Those were only made one or two years. I'd guess $800 - $950. Hang on to it. This is going to be a big year for Sting-Rays. The past couple auto shows I've been to I've seen more bicycles displayed along with cars, and a lot of car people are getting interested in bicycles.




Subject: '68 Krate
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 09:00
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
That Krate should have a silver saddle with stripes, not an orange saddle. The shifter whould have a straight blade and a round ball.




Subject: 68 Krate
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 14:34
Entered by: Kelly (nebula@adams.net)

Message:
jjshould this 68 have a front fender?also, rear tire has grooves cut in the flat area, is this correct?




Subject: 68 Krate
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 15:46
Entered by: Dale (dcramer2@ford.com)

Message:
To the best of my knowledge, all 1968 model year Krates, (Peeler, too!), were fenderless up front! Front fenders started with the 1969 model year.




Subject: Peace sign mystery bike!
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 15:52
Entered by: Dale (dcramer2@ford.com)

Message:
In regards to the chopper style bike with the peace signs in the circular frame joints... I have a picture posted of one such bicycle on my website. My website's address is http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/3808/If you were to scroll down on my first page, there should be an active pick near the bottom that says something like "CLICK HERE FOR COOL BIKE PIX!!!". Anyway, this bike belongs to a friend of mine and it's an AMF Wedge-The Fantastic One-VICool stuff!




Subject: 68 apple crate questions
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 18:57
Entered by: jeffro ()

Message:
depends alot on the month which is the first letter in the serial # a=jan. skipping i because it looked like a 1 I have a dec 68 and it has a front fender and a red w/white striped seat I know this is correct In your case depending on the month it should have a silver glow seat w/white stripes with the "s"offset no front fender and a red lined slick with no grooves in the slick the bike should also have bow pedals with no reflectors all of the above mentioned parts make a bike worth alot of $ and not every one is willing to pay that a way to sell a bike cheaper is to take off some of the good parts the tire alone may be worth $200 dollars the correct seat not a repo ( a reflector tab on bottom helps) may be $200 and a good pair of reflector less bows ( that you can read schwinn real good on the ends) $100 so if the bike is a $1000.00 bike with the pieces may be $500 - $600 with out them if the bike calls out your name buy it ! because it will be yours and not to many people will know the difference




Subject: 68 Krate
Entered on: Jan 5, 1998 21:09
Entered by: Kelly (nebula@adams.net)

Message:
Jeffrothis is a december 68, md*****what shifter does your 68 have? also, does yours have a pogo seatpost?price on this apple is $500.00very few chips on paint. chrome is very nice. should this also have s-2wheel.you said it'll be yours & few will know the differance. I'd like to add that is also an investment & I want to get a fair deal. thanks for any advice! Kelly




Subject:
Entered on: Jan 6, 1998 01:56
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACING@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
I HAVE SEVERAL KRATES, MANTA-RAYS, A MINI-TWINN, RUN-A-BOUT,J-33, MANY NOS PARTS LOTS,LOTS,LOTS.MOST RESTORED SOME GREAT ORG COND MUST SELL COLLECTION ALL OR PART.IF INTERESTED E-MAIL ME AT CBRACING@WEBTV.NET




Subject: 1970 Cotton Picker Krate
Entered on: Jan 6, 1998 19:36
Entered by: Kevin ()

Message:
I need the crank for the pedals of a 1970 cotton picker. Also need original pedals and the chain guard needs restored. Does anyone know who I can talk to about these parts and the chain guard restoration?




Subject: 70 COTTON KRATE CRANK, PEDALS, ETC.
Entered on: Jan 7, 1998 00:59
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACING@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
KEVIN,I CAN HELP YOU OUT 20.00 FOR A USED CRANK SLIGHT SCRATCHES. 25.00PR. USED BOW TIE PEDALS, I CAN RESTORE YOUR CHAINGAURD PRICES FROM 60.00-125.00 DEPENDING ON CONDITION.E-MAIL ME IF INTERESTED.




Subject: Wanted: Krate front wheel
Entered on: Jan 7, 1998 11:56
Entered by: PeterW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
Looking for Krate front wheel, including drum and spokes. What should I expect to pay?



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Subject: Chopper Front Rim (NOS)
Entered on: Jan 7, 1998 17:08
Entered by: Randy (hirelevl@mindspring.com)

Message:
NOS Raleigh Chopper front RIM for sale. Asking $35.00 plus shipping


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Subject: SHIFTERS
Entered on: Jan 8, 1998 03:04
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACIG@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
I HATE TO BORE EVERYONE WITH ALL MY PROBLEMS BUT I RAN INTO ABOUT 6 3 SPEED STICK SHIFTERS THEY SAY MURRAY, SHIMONO AND 333 AND MAYBE MORE I HATE TO THROW THEM AWAY IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED 10-15.00 EA.


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Subject: CHROME SPEEDO'S
Entered on: Jan 8, 1998 03:48
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACING@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
TOMMY I'VE GOT SPEEDO'S THEIR FOR STING-RAYS DONT KNOW IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT OR NOT 25.00, WHILE I'M HERE I FOUND A NOS WINDSHIELD FOR A STING-RAY LIKE 68-9 STYLE H-BARS NOT PERFECT BUT COMPLETE 100.00


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Subject: MATTEL VA-RROOM
Entered on: Jan 8, 1998 03:54
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACING@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
I'M INTERESTED TO KNOW IF THIER IS A INTEREST IN VA-RROOM DECALS. I JUST RESTORED MINE AND I HAVE DECAL KITS LEFT OVER ALSO IF ANYONE NEEDS INFO ON THESE BIKES I RESEARCH THEM A LIITLE LET'S TALK TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THEM. ALSO MINES FOR SALE NOS ENGINE.


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Subject: Go to www.ebay.com for good bicycle stuff at auction!
Entered on: Jan 8, 1998 12:51
Entered by: Scott Allison (npcycle@cari.net)

Message:
A great place for bicycle stuff!


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Subject: '76 Kawasaki aluminum bicycle
Entered on: Jan 8, 1998 14:51
Entered by: Ralph (miolla@aol.com)

Message:
I've owned this bicycle since new in 1976, I am looking for parts or information about seventies kawasaki bicycles. If anyone has any leads pleasecontact me. Thanks


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Subject: Huffy Dragster frame/fork/guard - $20
Entered on: Jan 8, 1998 17:05
Entered by: Todd (tphunt@muscanet.com)

Message:
For Sale- Huffy Dragster 20" framefork and chainguard. Email me fora scan of this beast. $20 plus $10for shipping.


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Subject: PENNY'S FOREMOST
Entered on: Jan 9, 1998 03:07
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACING@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
PENNY'S FOREMOST SWINGER 3 SP. STICK SHIFT RED-LINE SLICK BELIEVE TO BE 100% ORG. NOT PERFECT BUT COOL AND DRIVEABLE 180.00 OFFERS, INFO ,ETC.


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Subject: Sears 1970 10-speed
Entered on: Jan 10, 1998 11:08
Entered by: cheryl (cherylk428@aol.com)

Message:
Hi all,My husband has just started a restoration of his childhood bike. He got it new from Sears in 1970, and there is no model name on it. It has 24 inch tires front and back, left and right hand brakes which both go to the back, and those unusual handlebars which curve forward and around. It is a ten speed with 'stick shift' mounted on the frame.Does anyone know what this bike was called? Thanks!


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Subject: spaceliner
Entered on: Jan 10, 1998 17:21
Entered by: jim (jgbarnard@aol.com)

Message:
Did sears make a spaceliner for kids,or were they all the same size?I found a mid 60's red one in in wonderfull shape,but it looks small to me.Is $185 fair ? Thanx,jim


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Subject: Swing Bike Web Site Addition
Entered on: Jan 10, 1998 22:42
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I *finally* got a little time to post some pics of an original 1977 Swing Bike brochure sent to me by Katherine Pierce of Antioch, IL. Feel free to check it out at .The link is near the bottom of the 1st page.Bob HuffordKeeper of the Swing Bike Web Sitebhufford@mail.orion.org


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Subject: Swing Bike Web Site Addition
Entered on: Jan 10, 1998 22:43
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I *finally* got a little time to post some pics of an original 1977 Swing Bike brochure sent to me by Katherine Pierce of Antioch, IL. Feel free to check it out at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/plains/9338/swing.html .The link is near the bottom of the 1st page.Bob HuffordKeeper of the Swing Bike Web Sitebhufford@mail.orion.org


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Subject: Murray Wildcat F5 and Star Jet Barracuda?
Entered on: Jan 10, 1998 23:38
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
A buddy was wondering what these two bikes he just picked up are (years, history, value, etc.). The first is a faded lavendar Murry F5 Wildcat. 5-speed stick, 20" X 20". The other is a lime green Star Jet Barracuda, 3-speed stick, 20" X 20" made by the Chain Bicycle Co., Rockaway Beach, NY.Let me know and I'll forward the info.


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Subject: 20" Boys Manta Ray, Excel.Cond; $50 +shpg.
Entered on: Jan 11, 1998 17:26
Entered by: Bob Siegel, VA (703)569-5240 (kbsiegel@juno.com)

Message:
For sale. 20" Manta Ray. Just like scrambler. Boys.Excellent Condition, two new tires.$50 plus shippingBob Siegel(703)569-5240


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Subject: Ram Horn Fastback
Entered on: Jan 12, 1998 01:22
Entered by: Ned (Grunt95@iamerica.net)

Message:
Just pulled a Rams Horn Fastback out of a Garbage pile around the cornerfrom my house. JC78674 # All its missingis the Grips. Good deal of rust but itlooks quite restorable. What did I Find?Suggestions? Parts? Thanks for your response.Ned HickelGrunt95@iamerica.net


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Subject: Fastback from the trash
Entered on: Jan 12, 1998 09:06
Entered by: The Keefer ()

Message:
Nice job. That doesn't happen often enough. Either fix it up, or sell it, or part it out. Look at the resoration tips on this web site and determine how much work it will be to fix up. It might make a great mid-winter project, you lucky bugger!




Subject:
Entered on: Jan 12, 1998 12:04
Entered by: GEOX1 ()

Message:
I GOT THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME LAST NIGHT. I PURCHASED A 16" SCHWINN UNKOWN BOYS COULD BE A KRATE OR STING-RAY! WHO KNOWS WHAT WAS ON A 67 16IN."? IF ANYONE COULD TELL ME SOON AS POSSIBLE, THAT WOULD BE GREATTHANX, GEOX1




Subject: Keep Looking
Entered on: Jan 12, 1998 12:43
Entered by: Michael (mcranmer@synopsys.com)

Message:
Keep on looking. I own four StingRays. Two I boughtfrom a collector and paid $$ for them. One I found on trash day and picked it up, overall needs work, butfor free its great. The Other I found at a resale shopfor $5.00, It needs TLC thats all. Don't give up. I havebeen collecting for only 6 months.




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Collectible Sting-Ray Bicycles, 1963 1/2 - 1979 Specs, options, build sheets, pictures for Sting-Rays, Fastbacks, Manta-Rays, Krates, Run-A-Bouts, and Mini Twinns. $17.50 plus $4 s&h

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Subject: Dragstripper by Iverson: Questions
Entered on: Jan 13, 1998 18:42
Entered by: Chuck (cfl@andrew.cmu.edu)

Message:
I bought a vintage dragstripper by Iverson.I had one as a kid and overjoyed to have one now.The bike's main feature is a straight pipe body that looks sort of like an exhaust.Does anyone know if this company is still in business?Also, I'm wondering how long this bike was produced.Thanks to anyone with answers.Chuck




Subject: RE: Dragstripper by Iverson
Entered on: Jan 14, 1998 08:47
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Sorry, I can't help with info on Iverson or production numbers, but for those of you reading this who've never seen an Iverson Dragstripper, there is a picture of one on the Menotomy Vintage Bicycle web site (THIS web site). If you click on 'Old Maps/Pix' at the top of this page, you'll see a baby blue one.




Subject: WANTED: Sting-Rays
Entered on: Jan 16, 1998 10:25
Entered by:

Message:
Looking for Sting-Rays. Also any literature, accessories, etc. Anything that evokes that unique mid 1960 to mid 1970 bicycle era. We run an antique shop and this fall started carrying 60's and 70's items. Now everyone that comes in wants a Sting-Ray. Original items only! No repaints! We have buyers for original paint bikes, even with lots of scratches, partial decals and faded paint. We will accept a bike with a replacement seat, but prefer an original seat, even with minor holes in it. This is what our customers want. Original! Would you clean the patina off an old coin? Also looking for other 1960 and 1970 bicycles like Raleigh Chopper, Mattel Varoom, Columbia Playbike, Huffy Rail. Any with that old dragster look. We won't pay a high price for an overly clean gem. We don't care about a '10'. We want good ORIGINAL middle-of-the-road condition. We'll clean them up.




Subject: Antique Shop wanting our Schwinns
Entered on: Jan 19, 1998 07:48
Entered by: Joe ()

Message:
Yeah right? Everyone just give up a scratchy schwinn to these people so they can charge an arm and a leg to us the collector. Give me a break! Alls fair everyone is equal you guys will have to pay like everyone else. I personally like a restored bike better because the beauty is brought back. Ask any hot rodder who has a 68 Roadrunner, a Challenger, Charger, Boss Mustang etc.. You don't see these guys with scratched up bodies and rusty bumpers. Thats my two cents..




Subject: Wanted: Mattel Vroom bike Parts
Entered on: Jan 19, 1998 13:01
Entered by: DQ (dqami@hotmail.com)

Message:
Looking for the following parts to restore this bike: exhaust pipes, front/rear shocks, ignition switch. Thanks.




Subject: raleigh chopper
Entered on: Jan 19, 1998 15:48
Entered by: bob (bomamian@aol)

Message:
need to find paint for 1973 chopper ultra violet . also need pink decals for same.




Subject: TROXEL SADDLE,BANANA SEAT
Entered on: Jan 22, 1998 01:41
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACING@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
I HAVE A NOS TROXEL SEAT WHITE /SILVER MILAR TRIM 3 SPRING CUSHION RIDE COMES WITH NEW SISSY BAR NEW IN BOX FROM THE 60'S NEED TO SELL 80.00




Subject: TROXEL SEAT ( BANANA SEAT )
Entered on: Jan 22, 1998 01:38
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACING@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
TROXEL SEAT WHITE WITH SILVER MILAR NOS BRAND NEW IN BOX FROM THE 60'S COMES WITH A SISSY BAR,3 SPRING CUSHION RIDE, ALL NEW ASKING 80.00 INTERESTED PARTIES E-MAIL AT CBRACING@WEBTV.NET




Subject: We've added a bunch of muscle bikes
Entered on: Jan 24, 1998 13:07
Entered by: Menotomy Vintage Bicycles (menotomy@aol.com)

Message:
We've added a bunch of muscle bikes for sale on our "Vintage Bikes" page. Click on "VINTAGE BIKES" at the top of this page to view them. - Vin




Subject: cotton picker
Entered on: Jan 24, 1998 14:10
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I did a realy DUMB thing!! A neighbor gave me a Schwinn Cotton picker when i was 9 years old it was used of course he didnt know much about collecting Schwinn bikes and i didnt either(now i do)so i heard about these lowrider bikes and how they were so cool so i took all the good origanal parts and threw them away and that was the dumb thing.




Subject: English Contacts
Entered on: Jan 26, 1998 09:44
Entered by: Dave (dcr@SOTON.ac.uk)

Message:
I`m looking for a contact in England that deals in muscle bike parts, Raliegh Choppers are no problem, but getting American 70`s bits is stalling me on this summers project, any help would be great Thanks, Dave




Subject: t-bird
Entered on: Jan 26, 1998 22:50
Entered by: rusty (khoover@scis.net)

Message:
Can anyone tell me about a bike i bought, looks like sting-ray(bannana seat,monkey bars) it has original paint, 20 tires,head badge BELKNAP BLUE GRASS. #1H197122 and has t-bird on chain gaurd. i have a 66 t-bird and thought it would look cool in the garage. I paid 30 bucks for it.what year?value ect.......




Subject: Sale of 69 Stingray Fastback Stardust
Entered on: Jan 27, 1998 15:20
Entered by: Bob (rsukenik@cyberatl.net)

Message:
I have a 69 Fastback, green, three speed, almost no use, all original parts, light rust on front rim only. First $500.




Subject: Sears and Roebuck
Entered on: Jan 27, 1998 22:31
Entered by: David (Sdinfante@aol.com)

Message:
Purchased a purple musclebike with Sears and roebuck on the headbadge. 20X1 3/4 tires. 5 speed with console shifter. Chrome fenders that tilt up at the back. Missing chainguard. Has 2 calipers on rear tire. Very tall sissy bar and white banana seat. Can anyone help identify. Thanks.




Subject: Sears bike
Entered on: Jan 28, 1998 08:36
Entered by: Msavage ()

Message:
You've described a Sears Screamer. Very collectible, and worth at least $500 in average condition. Congratulations!




Subject: Krate disc brake parts
Entered on: Jan 31, 1998 03:14
Entered by: Skip (Donzi33l@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I need a spring return screw for a 72 krate disc brake caliper. I would also consider a complete disc brake caliper or a parts bike with a caliper any takers? Skip




Subject: Manta Ray seat
Entered on: Jan 31, 1998 18:43
Entered by: Ken (Runner180@AOL.com)

Message:
I am searching for a seat ..any color would do,,or a seat pan for my schwinn Manta ray...any info would be great...please mail me at my address,,,




Subject: Spring return screw for Skip's disc
Entered on: Feb 4, 1998 08:45
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Skip, Shimano made those discs, and I think you can still get parts. They have a web page, but I don't know the address.




Subject: T-BIRD
Entered on: Feb 4, 1998 19:08
Entered by: rusty (khoover@scis.net)

Message:
can antone give me info on a bike i bought, it has t-bird on chaingaurd, belknap blue grass on head tube and #1h197122, it looks like a stingray 20 tires, monkey bars, bannana seat ect... what year ect.....




Subject: Sting Ray, Orange Crate
Entered on: Feb 4, 1998 20:09
Entered by: Laurie (Lllspell@AOL.Com)

Message:
WANTED: I want to buy a orange Sting Ray. Stick shift, 5-speed. Can anyone help me locate one?




Subject: Sears screamer 2
Entered on: Feb 5, 1998 06:12
Entered by: Douglas (dogrant@provide.net)

Message:
I am currently on a quest to locate a Sears Screamer 2 circa 1970, If anyone has any info it would be greatly appreciated; Thanks this is a great site




Subject: old antique bicycles
Entered on: Feb 8, 1998 17:36
Entered by: ryan (gwhite@pacifier.com)

Message:
im looking for any old bike out there that your selling for $100 or less in any kind of shape!!preferably a bike w/ a tank but it doesnt matter if its a boys or not. Thanks!! Ryan




Subject: Yamaha Moto-Bike
Entered on: Feb 8, 1998 17:52
Entered by: Dave (df108390@spruce.hsu.edu)

Message:
I have a Yamaha Moto-Bike and was curious of the value.




Subject: Question about Wards Hawthorne Formula V
Entered on: Feb 8, 1998 18:38
Entered by: Lee (bw005@Freenet.uchsc.edu)

Message:
I just purchsed this bike and I'm looking for info about it. It is a Wards Hawthorne Formula V. it is in very good shape and still has it's original red-line tires (rear is a slick). When were these bikes made? How do I determine what year it is? I paid $100 for it, is that a deal or too much? The decal on the shifter (theone that indicates waht gear) is peeling, does anyone know where to get another? thanks in advance.




Subject: '69 Stingray 5spd
Entered on: Feb 9, 1998 10:05
Entered by: Chuck (ccarnoha@itd.state.id.us)

Message:
I need help! How do you get the kickstand off? And, how do you get the 5spd sprocket off the rear hub? Thanks in advance.




Subject: Sting-Ray Kickstand removal
Entered on: Feb 9, 1998 14:15
Entered by: Franco ()

Message:
There is a discussion on that somewhere around here. Maybe under the PAINT topic? Or maybe in the archives. You can search these messages using the "FIND" button of your web browser.




Subject: Sting-Ray kickstand removal
Entered on: Feb 10, 1998 07:53
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
There is a good discussion on this in the "Sep. 17, 1997 through Dec. 17, 1997" archive near the top of this page.




Subject: Sting-Ray kickstand removal
Entered on: Feb 10, 1998 07:56
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
There is a good discussion on this in the "Sep. 17, 1997 through Dec. 17, 1997" archive near the top of this page.




Subject:
Entered on: Feb 10, 1998 07:57
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
echo....




Subject: Useful parts from a '65 Collegiate?
Entered on: Feb 13, 1998 19:18
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I found a '65 Collegiate at a thrift store today and was wondering if any of the components would be useful for other, more desireable, bikes. It is a 5-speed with a Sprint (badged) derailleur (sp?) and has a coppertone/white mattress saddle. I know the saddle will work on some middleweights. Is the derailleur the same as on the '66 Fastback? Let me know ...




Subject: '67 Schwinn Sting-Ray Fastback
Entered on: Feb 14, 1998 17:29
Entered by: Ken V. (KenMTB1@msn.com)

Message:
1967 SCHWINN Sting-Ray Fastback, serial number HCxxxxx. It's a nice original, great frame, fork, decals, grips. No rips or tears in the silver metalflake seat. Correct tires (NOS Schwinn Fastback Slik on rear, good original Schwinn Fastback front). Correct Gulco reflector. Buckhorn bars. 5 Speed Stik-Shift. Late in model year Campus Green paint. Good chrome. Nice, clean, complete, original bike. Will ship for $400. Price goes up in the spring. Email KenMTB1@msn.com if interested. JPEG pictures available via email.




Subject: '65 Collegiate
Entered on: Feb 16, 1998 14:14
Entered by: yugo ()

Message:
Many parts can be used on Sting-Rays: That sprint derail'r is identical to Sprint Fastbacks. Also some cabling, seat post, stem, bolts, etc. It is also a cool bike by it's own right, though worth more when parting out Sting-Ray-compatible parts. Front hub may be Schwinn script, too?




Subject: '65 Collegiate
Entered on: Feb 16, 1998 22:47
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Thanks for the info Yugo! I went and got the bike today (took a chance that it would still be there for the President's Day Sale -- it was). When I get it cleaned up I'll report back on the components. I agree that it is a pretty cool bike on its own. I like that little top tube shifter. Very classy.




Subject: Schwinn Scrambler
Entered on: Feb 20, 1998 16:31
Entered by: Joel (GarysFamilyRest@webtv.net)

Message:
Where do I get decals and original tires? Please give a price list of these and other partsfor this model. Thank you...




Subject: For Sale- orange krate bicycle
Entered on: Feb 20, 1998 19:28
Entered by: sandra Venttacoma (sventtacoma@yahoo.com)

Message:
For sale nice krate bike. Very clean bicycle. Has shifter on top, that says high-low. Chain protector says orange krate. I am selling this bike for my father. Seat is very clean, has shocks on seat, and under. Asking $200. NJ area. Please send phone number or email for picture to be sent to you. Sandra.




Subject: For Sale- orange krate bicycle
Entered on: Feb 20, 1998 19:28
Entered by: sandra Venttacoma (sventtacoma@yahoo.com)

Message:
For sale nice krate bike. Very clean bicycle. Has shifter on top, that says high-low. Chain protector says orange krate. I am selling this bike for my father. Seat is very clean, has shocks on seat, and under. Asking $200. NJ area. Please send phone number or email for picture to be sent to you. Sandra.




Subject: Schwinn Scrambler
Entered on: Feb 20, 1998 19:31
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I think Memory Lane has the decals. The tires are another matter. I found a nice used one via the 'net for my son's '77 (black) Scrambler. Let us know if you find out anything ...




Subject: Chopper 5 Speed Sturmey Hub and Wooden Stick Shifters
Entered on: Feb 20, 1998 21:29
Entered by: Randy (hirelevl@mindspring.com)

Message:
Rare 5 speed Sturmey hub, 40 hole with choice of two NOS shifters-"Twinshift 5" stick shift- this is very cool -has window for the gear your in. Made of Wood and chrome-or a stem/downtube shifter with two levers-very classy. Hub is S-5 model with light usage and perfect like new chrome. Has the rare Sturmey bell-crank to shift from lo-hi on the left side of the hub. Shifters come with cables never used or mounted and all mounting hardware still sealed in plastic. Asking $150.00 for all




Subject: T-BIRD
Entered on: Feb 21, 1998 17:24
Entered by: red (khoover@scis.net)

Message:
CAN ANYONE GIVE ME INFO ON A BIKE WITH T-BIRD ON THE CHAINGAURD, IT HAS BELKNAP BLUE GRASS ON THE HEAD TUBE #1H197122 IT LOOKS LIKE A STINRAY[BANNANA SEAT, MONKEY HANDLEBARSECT...] 20 TIRES, PAINTED GREEN WITH BLACK STRIPES ON MUD FENDERS. VERY NICE SHAPE. WHATS IT WORTH AND ANY INFO ON IT?




Subject: orange krate for sale
Entered on: Feb 22, 1998 20:53
Entered by: todd stover ()

Message:
If orange krate still aval. please call at 734 595 1567




Subject: `67 FASTBACK 5spd FOR SALE!
Entered on: Feb 23, 1998 12:02
Entered by: Dale (dcramer2@ford.com)

Message:
I have a VERY nice condition 1967 Schwinn Fastback for sale! It's all original with the exception of the following: it has a new re-pop silver sparkle seat, a new re-pop front fender, and the chainguard is off of a Sting-Ray 5psd. (all body color) Original blue paint is in terrific shape, but has some scratches. Original tires are slightly dried, but still hold air and aren't very worn. I'm asking $325+shipping, but will entertain realistic offers.




Subject: huffy metaloid's
Entered on: Feb 23, 1998 12:25
Entered by: Douglas (dogrant@provide.net)

Message:
Hello again, This time I am searching for a new(in crate) huffy metaloid, none of the stores in our area have any left and I have a feeling that it might one day become a collectable, I know its not an actual muscle bike but it did have a rather short production run. Thanks; Doug




Subject: painting schwinn scrambler
Entered on: Feb 25, 1998 16:47
Entered by: Greg (ggroth9@xsite.net)

Message:
I was able to get my hands on a couple of cans of gold spray paint for my '76 scrambler. I've painted it three times since my parents bought it for me new. I want to restore the original shade of gold. I know that schwinn used different primer depending on the top coat. I can't remember if the primer should be flat red or maybe that silver undercoat that they used. Another question: The only thing that this bike is missing is a pair of original pedals. (one boke in two on me way back when) The pedals had that, i don't know exactly how to describe it, but a waffle iron "x" pattern? The pedals did have reflectors. Other than that, this bike is complete. Even kept the amber and red wheel reflectors. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Greg




Subject: Scrambler
Entered on: Feb 26, 1998 17:10
Entered by: Schwinn MAN. ()

Message:
My frend was sanding down a schwinn scrambler to make a low rider when he was sanding it down it had flat red primer under the gold Good Luck on Your Scrambler




Subject: Scrambler
Entered on: Feb 26, 1998 17:16
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I forgot to mention I might be able to get the origanal pedles from my freind I have no Idea what condition their in. Ill put in another reply here if i get them (If your interested)




Subject: Scrambler
Entered on: Feb 26, 1998 17:17
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I forgot to mention I might be able to get the origanal pedles from my freind I have no Idea what condition their in. Ill put in another reply here if i get them (If your interested)




Subject: Scrambler
Entered on: Feb 26, 1998 17:19
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I forgot to mention I might be able to get the origanal pedles from my freind I have no Idea what condition their in. Ill put in another reply here if i get them (If your interested)My freind also has the origanal rims and tires




Subject: SCRAMBLER
Entered on: Feb 26, 1998 17:33
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
My frend has a schwinn scrambler that he was turning into a lowrider we were sanding it down and notised it had flat red primer also my frend has the origanal pedles i dont have any idea what cond. their in he also has the origanal rims and tires rims are in nice cond. one tire is good one is bad




Subject: SCRAMBLER
Entered on: Feb 26, 1998 17:35
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
My frend has a schwinn scrambler that he was turning into a lowrider we were sanding it down and notised it had flat red primer also my frend has the origanal pedles i dont have any idea what cond. their in he also has the origanal rims and tires rims are in nice cond. one tire is good one is bad




Subject:
Entered on: Feb 26, 1998 17:40
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Sorry about all those enteries the system was acting up and i couldnt see any of my enteries until now sorry agin




Subject: Scrambler Tire
Entered on: Feb 26, 1998 22:35
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Schwinn Man -- Interested in the Scrambler tire and rims! Get back with me.




Subject: Scrambler tires and rims
Entered on: Feb 27, 1998 15:50
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
bhufford, what are you willing to pay




Subject: Scrambler pedals
Entered on: Feb 27, 1998 17:30
Entered by: greg (ggroth9@xsite.net)

Message:
Scrambler Man: I am definately interested in those pedals - please contact me at ggroth9@xsite.net or gregg@avico.com with condition and pricing. Thank you.




Subject: Scrambler Tire
Entered on: Feb 27, 1998 19:35
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I paid $10 shipped for a used Scrambler tire a couple of months back. I could use one more if it is in good shape. The rims are for someone else, so I'll check with him on pricing. Contact me at bhufford@mail.orion.org (I'll feel better if I have at least a verifiable e-mail address to deal with).




Subject: I have a stingray junior and I don't know the year.please reply
Entered on: Feb 28, 1998 10:21
Entered by: Patrick (rafaila@kiva.net)

Message:
I have a stingray junior and I dont know the year




Subject: Year of stingray
Entered on: Feb 28, 1998 13:49
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Could you put some sireal numbers on




Subject: schwinn
Entered on: Mar 1, 1998 15:22
Entered by: justin ()

Message:
my # is not on the codes bn503024 help thanks




Subject: Schwinn Date
Entered on: Mar 1, 1998 21:33
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
bn503024 = February 1977.




Subject: Western Flyer "chopper"
Entered on: Mar 8, 1998 15:43
Entered by: Chris (tojo@mindspring.com)

Message:
Hey Folks, I need help with my bike form childhood. It is a Western Flyer and it a chopper in motorcycle fashion. LONG front forks that were originally chrome with springs and dual rectangle reflectors. Color is yellow and blue with flame decals. Seat was thickly padded blue metalflake banana type (no curve though) and the chain cover was chrome with decals of flames. The bike had sat out for years and the weather has taken it's toll. I've seen very few off these (in my youth) and I got it for Christmas in the '70s from either Sears or Western Auto says my parents. I would like to fix it up again but need information. It might be a piece of junk in the bike world or a diamond, I don't know. Please e-mail me if you can help, it'll be most appreciated. I am a newbie so please excuse my post if I'm doing something wrong. Thanks again.




Subject: RE: Western Flyer Chopper
Entered on: Mar 9, 1998 10:18
Entered by: PeterW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
That is a pretty rare one, and definately worth restoring. Reminds me of "Captain America", the chopped Harley used in the movie "Easy Rider". It was probably designed based on that motorcycle.




Subject: Manta Ray seat
Entered on: Mar 11, 1998 13:32
Entered by: Ken (Runner180@aol.com)

Message:
Hi..I am still seeking a seat for my Manta Ray or even a seat pan, I have been looking for quite awhille now,,,are they that hard to find??? Ken




Subject: Manta ray seat
Entered on: Mar 11, 1998 15:46
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
There is a manta ray seat for sale at www.luxurylowrider.com/paranti.htm (for $100)




Subject: stingrays
Entered on: Mar 12, 1998 22:55
Entered by: clayton (panteeman@hotmail.com)

Message:
hey, my friend and i went to clean an old ladies back yard, i ride bmx and am familiar with bikes well we found at least 14 schwinn 20 inchers (sting rays) and other schwinn frames and parts, the lady gave us them for our pay for cleaning the yard, I'm going to restore as many as i can i need some S-7 rims, please




Subject: rims on ray...
Entered on: Mar 13, 1998 12:04
Entered by: mike (route66_chevelle@hotmail.com)

Message:
Im starting the restoration of a 72 yellow sting ray 5 speed, the bike is complete but has some rust, the rims are in question, I thought the rims should have a ridge in the middle from the weld but this one oes not. The rims are welded in the middle all the way round and the rim is also welded end to end at the valve stim area, but there is no ridge in the center but there is some kind of marks what i would believe was some kind of rolling machine, it kinda looks like the edge of a quarter just to each side of spokes all the way around.. are these the original rims? i would apreciate an e mail reply..thanks




Subject: Rims ON lemon pealer
Entered on: Mar 13, 1998 14:23
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Those do sound like schwinn rims




Subject: 3 speed Hand shifter
Entered on: Mar 13, 1998 19:40
Entered by: Dan (gagnier@execulink.com)

Message:
Does anyone know where I can get a 3 Speed Cross Bar shifter In Fair-Good Shape




Subject: shifter
Entered on: Mar 13, 1998 20:12
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Nope




Subject: murray firecat/ rand superia info ?
Entered on: Mar 16, 1998 01:00
Entered by: jim (mdhighrize@aol)

Message:
firecat:20 x 20, stock, lite scratches + rust.purple w/ red seat.Rand Superia:5-speed on wood-grain console, drums f+r, triple-tree forks w/ fake springs,huret speedo, seperate telescoping ape-hangers.red banana seat w/ hump and hi-lo telescoping sissy bar.20 x20 wiiide whitewalls.lite rust and scratches.made in belgium c.60's? any clubs/ mags for old cruisers?thanx, jim




Subject: shifter
Entered on: Mar 16, 1998 16:28
Entered by: greg (ggroth9@xsite.net)

Message:
I went digging through the parts boxes this weekend, and came accross a shifter that I can't remember where it came from. It's a five speed shifter, bolts to frame the same as a schwinn krate shifter, not as tall, about half as high, with 3.33 stamped on the top. Has a plastic insert on the right side. Anyone need it, give me a holler, looking to get a set of 1/2" diamond cut / black rubber pedals with reflectors for a 76" schwinn scrambler. Trade? thanks, greg




Subject: re: shifter
Entered on: Mar 16, 1998 16:30
Entered by: greg (ggroth9@xsite.net)

Message:
Forgot to mention - the lever has a black T-handle




Subject: Re: Western Flyer Chopper
Entered on: Mar 16, 1998 18:17
Entered by: Chris (tojo@mindspring.com)

Message:
I found a sticker with the date code 9-76. The forks are super long like a harley and were chrome (rusted and pitted now). The chainguard was chrome too with flame decals and i don't remember the name off hand but the word "Swinger" comes to mind. Does that ring a bell with anyone? Is this a muscle bike or does it belong in a different catagory? Anybody know where info on this bike could be found? Thanks in advance. -chris




Subject: Pea Picker
Entered on: Mar 17, 1998 23:49
Entered by: Kerry ()

Message:
I have a Krate bike with the #sK009798 on the handle bar post can someone tell me what this means?




Subject: Pea Picker
Entered on: Mar 19, 1998 14:56
Entered by: Franco ()

Message:
That serial number decodes to 1974. But I thought the Krates (including the Pea Picker) were stopped in 1973????




Subject: FS 1975 Sunset Orange 5-Speed Dlx
Entered on: Mar 19, 1998 17:23
Entered by: Dlx Jaguar (dlxjaguar@netmagic.net)

Message:
FS, nice original bike, $250. pictures at http://musclebike.com/dealers/stab/




Subject: Pea Picker
Entered on: Mar 20, 1998 00:19
Entered by: Kerry ()

Message:
Thanks Franco for the info went back to verify serial #.I found that I did miss one digit don't know if it makes a big difference K4009798.Does this still make it a 74?




Subject: Manta Ray Parts
Entered on: Mar 20, 1998 18:26
Entered by: Ken (Runner180@aol.com)

Message:
Hi, I am looking for a rear fender for my 71 Manta Ray along with yellow handle grips.Any help would be great




Subject: F/S 1966 coppertone fastback
Entered on: Mar 20, 1998 22:03
Entered by: Klaus S. (krate007@aol.com)

Message:
66 coppertone fastback 5 speed in good condition 325.00 email for info.




Subject: Bike i had as a kid
Entered on: Mar 22, 1998 16:58
Entered by: Daniel Mayfield (dmayfiel@peganet.com)

Message:
Hello i had a bike when i was a kid and i can't remember the name of it or who made it mabey someone out there will know.It was a boys bike yellow frame and fenders and i think black pinstriping.Black banna seat with wide mag on back and it is a 3 speed with a stickshift on the crossbar.Rear footbrake only and i think it had a picture of a bumble bee on it.Thanks Daniel Mayfield




Subject: Kerry's Pea Picker
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 08:44
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
That serial number still sounds wrong. Where are you getting it from? Next to the headbadge or on the left rear dropout? (see this web site's Vintage Bicycle Glossary if you don't know what headbadge and rear dropout mean)




Subject: Seireal Numbers
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 13:05
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Ive been watching all you guys trying to figure out theese seireal i think the next question we should ask is is it realy a SCHWINN




Subject: Krate Shifter
Entered on: Mar 23, 1998 22:22
Entered by: Michael (mcmcsey@interport.net)

Message:
I am looking for parts for a '71 Lemon Peeler Shifter. The arm is bent and broken at it's base. I really don't want to purchase a full shifter. Any suggestions?




Subject: pea picker
Entered on: Mar 24, 1998 01:02
Entered by: kerry ()

Message:
The only place I can find any #'s of any kind is next to the head badge and they read K4009798 there are no #'s by the left rear dropout or anywhere else on the bike.Am I just not seeing something or what.




Subject: Schwinn Slik-chik
Entered on: Mar 27, 1998 13:06
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I have a 1968 schwinn slik-chik, Paint is green,about an inch tear in the seat. there was a bike lock on it before i got it and it scratched alot of paint. does anyone know where i can buy paint,and how mutch its worth




Subject: Info on Wards Hawthorne Formula V
Entered on: Mar 28, 1998 10:32
Entered by: Lee (dclayton@nyx.net)

Message:
I purchased a Wards Hawthorne Formula V at a swap meet in January. I'm looking for info on this bike. When was it made? Is it worth anything? I paid $100 for it and have probably spent another $50 on it. Did I spend too much for it? Can anyone help?? if you can, please e-mail me as I don't often read this board. thanks, Lee.




Subject: Info on Wards Hawthorne Formula V
Entered on: Mar 28, 1998 10:33
Entered by: Lee (dclayton@nyx.net)

Message:
I purchased a Wards Hawthorne Formula V at a swap meet in January. I'm looking for info on this bike. When was it made? Is it worth anything? I paid $100 for it and have probably spent another $50 on it. Did I spend too much for it? Can anyone help?? if you can, please e-mail me as I don't often read this board. thanks, Lee.




Subject: Rims
Entered on: Mar 30, 1998 09:45
Entered by: TomD. (stingtfd@aol.com)

Message:
I am brand new to restoring Sting-Rays and have a question. What is the designation S-2, S-7 etc. in regards to rims. I do not know what this means. Can someone help?




Subject: re: wheel designations
Entered on: Mar 30, 1998 14:46
Entered by: greg (ggroth9@xsite.net)

Message:
This one is easy, s-2 is the balloon designation - 2.125 and s-7 is the middleweight - 1&3/4 NOT 1.75. I have a question regarding s-5 and s-6 rims. According to sheldon brown's info a s-6 rim is 26" and a s-5 rim is a 24". However I have an older schwinn racer and traveller that have 26" rims that are clearly marked s-5. These are the older style rims, with the raised ridge down the center. A newer 26" scwhinn that I have, the rims do not have the raised ridge, are marked s-6. Is there a difference in the diameter from s-5 to s-6? The same tire fits on both rims. Is the only difference the physical appearance? the rims stamped s-5 seem to be a little wider than the s-6 rim. I thought that the s- designation was for the width, and that schwinn measured their tire sizes from the outside diameter of the tire mounted and inflated, so when the tire size bacame skinnier, and the profile lower, they made the wheel larger to compensate and still maintain their standards of a "true" 26" wheel. Can anyone help clarify this? Thanks for the help. greg




Subject: ROLLFAST
Entered on: Mar 31, 1998 23:24
Entered by: Brad (zophar@flash.net)

Message:
I have a 71 ROLLFAST SCAT and was wondering if this bike is worth anything and, how many of these bikes were made?




Subject: RE: ROLLFAST SCAT
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 08:29
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I don't know production numbers, but I do know you don't see many of them around any more. Also, these were heavily advertised in the late 60s in magazines like Boy's Life. It would increase it's value to have an old ad to go along with it. You can find old magazines at flea markets and antique shops.




Subject: Ross 20" cantelever frame 5-speed
Entered on: Apr 3, 1998 19:46
Entered by: Tim (tfaas@timberidge.com)

Message:
I'm looking for a bike (project or original) like the one I had. It was a Ross 5-speed, with a cantelever (like the deluxe Stingray) frame and 20" wheels front & rear. It had a shimano 'knob handle' shifter and a 2.125 slik on the back. It was a Japan bike, and probably made around 1969 to '71. I will pay 20% finders for a contact that leads to a purchase, and I also have over 100 collectable bikes availible to choose from for trading stock (I'll be especially generous this route!) Please email if you've even seen one... color, condition, etc. ThanksThanksThanks! -Tim




Subject: carlisle tires
Entered on: Apr 10, 1998 01:02
Entered by: Pat (PQuinnBMX@aol.com)

Message:
Any of you guys have any Carlisle aggressor MX tires 20x2.125 for sale? also,ever heard of a "Mossberg" I think it was the gun company made the bike. my friend had one in 1976-77. It looked kind of like a sting ray/bmx- mix like a scrambler . Pat




Subject: jc penny swinger 3 stingray type bicycle
Entered on: Apr 10, 1998 13:46
Entered by: trent (krnyauto@wil-net.com)

Message:
I have a jc penney swinger 3 bicycle taht I want to trade for schwinn krate parts. The headbadge says foremoston it. The bike is yellow and black with a black seat with yellow stripes on it. frame has scratches and seat needs help. needs a good cleanup. Would sell the bike, but would like to trade instead. Thanks, Trent




Subject: Sears Screamer 1 -5 speed
Entered on: Apr 11, 1998 01:41
Entered by: Jodi (flstnn95@aol.com)

Message:
Nice Sears screamer complete light surface rust but very nice even original tires in great shape Question is what is it worth I do not want to get ripped..




Subject: Sears Screamer 1
Entered on: Apr 11, 1998 15:14
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Your Screamer is probably worth $350 to $450. Best of Luck! Bob Hufford bhufford@mail.orion.org




Subject: 24" Stingray
Entered on: Apr 13, 1998 00:24
Entered by: Kevin (kevonb@hotmail.com)

Message:
I was wondering what the value of a 5sp. 24" Rams Horn Fastback is worth. It is in fair condition and has a stick.




Subject: 24" Stingray
Entered on: Apr 13, 1998 00:26
Entered by: Kevin (kevinb@hotmail.com)

Message:
I was wondering what the value of a 5sp. 24" Rams Horn Fastback is worth. It is in fair condition and has a stick.




Subject: Stingray prices
Entered on: Apr 15, 1998 15:07
Entered by: tango ()

Message:
Stingray prices and other banana seat bikes keep going up and up. What's going on? Is it the weather? Is it that Yamaha motorcycle commercial that shows Stingrays? Is it the rerun of Seinfeld where they buy an old Stingray? Every one I call about is sold!




Subject: RE: Sting-Ray prices
Entered on: Apr 16, 1998 07:35
Entered by:

Message:
Part of it may be the weather. But I think a lot of people who once owned Sting-Rays and other muscle bikes now have a little free cash and they want to own a 1960s or 1970s icon. These bikes define a specific period in American culture: Muscle cars, huge motors, gas guzzlers, chopper motorcycles, and the like. How often do you see a bicycle with a fat, smooth, straight edged slik? They really attract attention on the bike paths!




Subject: Sting-Ray prices
Entered on: Apr 17, 1998 14:05
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I think the reason stingray prices are going up is because RosieOdonol was talking about them




Subject: Schwinn Krate Decals
Entered on: Apr 18, 1998 15:49
Entered by: Kyle (twobooglie@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 1970 Orange Krate that is mostly original, but partly restored. The frame has been repainted (in original Kool Orange color) but lacks the little round Scwinn decal on the vertical seat tube of the frame. Does anyone have any or know who does?




Subject: decals for Schwinn
Entered on: Apr 19, 1998 15:35
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
They have some at::: www.musclebike.com/dealers/stab/




Subject: Blue Stingrays
Entered on: Apr 20, 1998 15:49
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Ive seen alot of blue stingrays and i was wondering if they called them Blueberry Jammer or something since they have orenge krate,apple krate ext. So if anybody knows what their called than please write back




Subject: Blue Sting-Rays
Entered on: Apr 20, 1998 20:38
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
OK, I'll bite. Schwinn "never" (just watch the following posts to see why this is in quotes) produced a Krate series in blue (or black or violet -- as far as it's been proven to me). The other blue Sting-Rays were called Sting-Ray, DeLuxe Sting-Ray, Super DeLuxe Sting-Ray, Junior Sting-Ray, Midget Sting-Ray, Fastback, Ram's Horn Fastback, Fairlady, Slik Chik, Lil' Chik, etc. If you've seen a blue Krate (Peeler -- whatever), it was homegrown. Now stand back and watch the fur fly ... Bob Hufford bhufford@mail.orion.org




Subject:
Entered on: Apr 21, 1998 12:52
Entered by: greg (ggroth9@xsite.net)

Message:
How about the worst schwinn color combination you can think of for a krate, I would choose the light green "lima-bean krate". Or the Heavy-Duty yellow "squash picker".




Subject: Fur Flying
Entered on: Apr 21, 1998 17:44
Entered by: Ray (Wheelman1) (Wheelman1@msn.com)

Message:
Bob, How dare you use facts and truth to obscure our desire to believe fantasy. I we want to believe that there was a licorice Krate or a Papaya Peeler who are you to use accuracy to subvert our desire to find the only one to be made by a Schwinn janitor on the third shift running the paint and details room alone. I don't know if I can continue to be part of a hobby where the truth is consistantly used against my belief that these bikes reside somewhere deep in the X-files. ;)Ray Wheelman1




Subject: Springs
Entered on: Apr 21, 1998 19:52
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Ok, I got another question did Schwinn ever make a three wheeler with springs on the back?




Subject: Cyclvator by Gambel: What is it?
Entered on: Apr 23, 1998 18:05
Entered by: Chuck (ccarnoha@itd.state.id.us)

Message:
I came across a gnarly looking musclebike called a CYCLOVATOR I think that is what it says on the funky looking wrap-around chain guard. It is a sort-of rail frame type with the most unusual RamsHorn handlebars I've ever seen. Is this bike something worth acquiring. The condition is not too great due to weathering but it is still pretty cool looking. It also has a high sissybar.




Subject: Cyclvator by Gambel: What is it?
Entered on: Apr 23, 1998 22:50
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Sounds cool Chuck! If you get it, be sure and take some pics for us to see. If you pass on it, let me know ... Bob Hufford bhufford@mail.orion.org




Subject: re:three-wheeler
Entered on: Apr 24, 1998 10:56
Entered by: greg (ggroth9@xsite.net)

Message:
springs on the back of what? The only springs I've ever seen have been on the seat. I don't know if there would have been a way to add springs to a schwinn, because they were still a regular 24"girls bike with the rear axle bolted on. What intrigues me more about this question though is why you want to know? The idea sounds very cool, have you seen one with springs?




Subject: springs on three wheeler
Entered on: Apr 24, 1998 15:18
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
Sounds weird dont it, Its my friends and he just bought it from an old man but the springs look like they were ment to be there the springs are painted the same as the rest of the bike and its the same green thats on my schwinn. its weird though you would have to see it.but if someone did put them on there themself it was a prety good idea




Subject: Chopperholicks World
Entered on: Apr 25, 1998 05:58
Entered by: ben (btranme.ast@gy.humber.ac.uk)

Message:
Hope you like my web site !!!! (http://members.tripod.com/~Chopperholick/index.html




Subject: Paint for Ultra Violet Chopper
Entered on: Apr 25, 1998 06:10
Entered by: ben (btranme.ast@gy.humber.ac.uk)

Message:
Ideal match for this paint is Vauxhall Corsa Blue




Subject: raleigh chopper
Entered on: Apr 26, 1998 09:33
Entered by: dave (chiefgtx@aol.com)

Message:
I recently inherited a badly rusted chopper.had no choice but sandblast and repaint but looks real nice. are decals availabe or were the words painted on? serial number i think is 1173746..can anyone shed light on possible production date. bike was/is blue w/ black seat..original owner died so the family gave it to me to restore and keep...sorry not for sale...did this as a labor of love...youll see it next to my 69 plymouth gtx at a show though! any help on the numbers would be appreciated....ride on! (just rode it for the first time yesterday...now i know why people love these bikes!) thanks Dave




Subject: choppers
Entered on: Apr 27, 1998 09:01
Entered by: bob (bobh_choppper_98)

Message:
Does anyone know the dates for the mansfield show in mansfield,MA?




Subject: sting-ray identification
Entered on: Apr 27, 1998 09:24
Entered by: bill (bill_barrow@barcad.com)

Message:
I dug a 1971 20" schwinn stingray bike from my parents basement. It's a prety basic single speed bike with coaster brake. To the best of my knowledge the only things missing from this bike are the front wheel and front fender. My question is about the frame and model. The "Schwinn" decal is on the down tube and the frame from the rear dropouts stop at the seat post and do not continue to the down tube like other sting-rays that I have seen. Does this make this bike a fastback model? I am in the process of clenaing up this bike for my son to ride... any suggestions.....Thanks




Subject: I966-1967 Sears Deluxe Spyder Bike
Entered on: Apr 27, 1998 23:12
Entered by: Steve (BonusClick@aol.com)

Message:
I am Looking for this bike for myself, I owned a Sears Best Spyder Bike, The Bike Ressembled The StingRay, This bike was a chrome frame with a White Banana Seat that had red flames at the front tip. Also was only a 3 speed twist grip. Chrome mini fenders like the Stingray. Wire spoke wheels 20in. Finders Fee. Thank You!




Subject: Chopper date
Entered on: Apr 28, 1998 06:50
Entered by: ben (btranme.ast@gy.humber.ac.uk)

Message:
Dave, sounds like your Chopper is a 1971 model. Usually, well over here in England anyway, the first digit denotes the year. When they started making mark 2 Choppers they put 2 letters in front of the numbers. N for Nottingham (where they were made) and the other letter was the month it was made. If you look on the rear hub next to where it says sturmy archer you should have a date on there and a monthe i.e 4 71 (for april 1971 ) Good luck on the resto. if you need more info mail me.... BEN




Subject: RE: sting-ray identification (Bill)
Entered on: Apr 29, 1998 08:21
Entered by: Matt ()

Message:
Yep, it sounds like a Fastback. It the rear tire says "20 x 1 3/8", it is




Subject: RE: Cyclvator by Gambel: What is it?
Entered on: Apr 29, 1998 08:28
Entered by: Matt ()

Message:
Sounds like the same frame and chainguard used on Eliminators and Buzz Bikes. Does it look like the frame Menotomy has on their Vintage Bikes page? (click on "bicycles" at the top of this page)




Subject: More muscle bikes added
Entered on: May 1, 1998 09:32
Entered by: Menotomy Vintage Bicycles ()

Message:
We've added some more vintage bikes and parts to our web site. Click on 'Vintage Bicycles' or 'Parts' at the top of this page. - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles




Subject: Friends bike
Entered on: May 2, 1998 17:59
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
A friend of mine just got a green Schwinn. Not a shiney green, no decals on chain guard,20" wheels,Schwinn Tires called Tractor tires,its a real nice bike i was wondering what kind of bike it was and how much it was worth?




Subject: Subject: RE: Cycovator by Gambel: What is it?
Entered on: May 4, 1998 15:30
Entered by: Chuck (ccarnohan@itd.state.id.us)

Message:
My Hiawatha Cycovator by Gambels doesn't look like an eliminator or a Buzz bike as Menotomy has pictured. The chainguard isn't so large and is more aerodynamic. Anyway perhaps someone will recognize the model eh?




Subject: RE: Cycovator by Gambel: What is it?
Entered on: May 6, 1998 08:19
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Chuck, it looks like it's time for you to post a picture of it somewhere. Can you?




Subject: Cycovator
Entered on: May 7, 1998 12:53
Entered by: Chuck (ccarnoha@itd.state.id.us)

Message:
Kath- Yes I can but I haven't taken a photo yet. When I have one and can get it scanned, I'll be sure to post it here or MuscleBike.com!




Subject: Raleigh Mini Mountie
Entered on: May 7, 1998 12:56
Entered by: Chuck (ccarnoha@itd.state.id.us)

Message:
My latest find is pretty Kool for a little tyke. This 20" bike is all original with a need for seat recovering. Let me know if anyone knows anything about this off-beat bike! Thanks




Subject:
Entered on: May 8, 1998 22:33
Entered by: Schwinn MAN ()

Message:
I got a new E-mail address (schwinn_elcamino@mypad.com)




Subject: name that bike!
Entered on: May 10, 1998 09:02
Entered by: bill (frac83psu@webtv.net)

Message:
help! i had a bike around 1970 that id like to find. it was a 3 speed with shifter on top tube and a long black stamped seat, one color with lines moulded across it every inch or so. dark metallic green. only identifying mark i can remember is a jet decal on the chainguard. seat looks like one on raliegh or ross ive seen on vintage bike websites. thank you in advance




Subject: is $275 for an original unrestored '66 (?) Fastback in the ballpark??
Entered on: May 10, 1998 10:04
Entered by: Randy (bell@msue.msu.edu)

Message:
I used to think I understood this price/value/asking price/selling price equation, but it is getting nutty out there. Just yesterday, I picked up a Cool Blue '75 Fastback, complete and easily cleaned up for $75.00, so there are deals to be had.....still. Anyway, back to my original question, here is the skinney: Coppertone, complete, serial #'s say '66 (but I think it had a mag sproket and a rear slik....so maybe late '66?). Complete, could clean up to unrestored, split seat vinyl (unrepairable). Guy is firm @ $275. He will deliver it to a swap meet I'm attending next month if I still want it. Any advice or info is appreciated. Randy Bell




Subject: RE: $275 for a Fastback
Entered on: May 11, 1998 08:17
Entered by: PW (longtruck@hotmail.com)

Message:
If the bike is complete and not restored, I'd say that is an excellent price. Grab it!




Subject: Sting Ray for sale at Ebay
Entered on: May 11, 1998 09:43
Entered by: Will (terminal99@msn.com)

Message:
There are three days left on this auction at Ebay (www.ebay.com) the item number is 13362308 . Check it out, I have pictures.




Subject: RE: Name that bike
Entered on: May 12, 1998 08:42
Entered by: Marco ()

Message:
Your description of the seat and the color make it sound like a Rollfast Skat or a Rollfast Skoot.




Subject: Raliegh Fireball?
Entered on: May 13, 1998 15:38
Entered by: Charlie (charlie@tuna.net)

Message:
Anyone ever seen or heard of a Raliegh Fireball? It's a stingray copy, but with lugged frame and 3-piece cottered cranks (very English). It's in decent shape for a rider, but my local bike shop guy thinks the chainguard is not original, and so it wouldn't be a "Fireball". I went to a Raliegh chopper site. but saw no mention of the name. Also, if anyone is interested in purchase, let me know. Any help would be appreciated.




Subject: Raleigh Fireball
Entered on: May 13, 1998 17:06
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Fireball is correct for the model name. Check this out ... http://members.aol.com/chopperluv/chopper/slide06.htm




Subject: Swing Bike Literature and Poster
Entered on: May 15, 1998 21:11
Entered by: Randy (hirelevel@mindspring.com)

Message:
Anyone interested in Swingbike Literature?




Subject: Cool Yellow Fastback
Entered on: May 16, 1998 20:38
Entered by: Steve (BonusClick@AOL.com)

Message:
I just commited to a unrestored yellow Coaster fastback. (same color as the lemon peelers) the bike has orginal paint and flawless,chrome is as new. Purchased from the orginal owner. The price paid was $125.00 Is this a good price for a near perfect Coaster Fastback?




Subject: Coaster Fastback
Entered on: May 16, 1998 20:54
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Ya done good Steve!




Subject: Raliegh Chopper Chain Gaurd
Entered on: May 18, 1998 21:09
Entered by: Bob (autoknow@juno.com)

Message:
Raliegh Chopper chain gaurd wanted! I need TWO Chopper chain gaurds for a couple of bikes I recently picked up. Any one got one to spare? I will gladly pay reasonble $$$ for one or two. Thanks!! P.S. I recently purchased a beautiful Girls Chopper/N.O.S. off of ebay and it is a real beauty!




Subject: 70's Raliegh chopper
Entered on: May 26, 1998 04:17
Entered by: Raymond (booberry100@hotmail.com)

Message:
I want a boy's Raliegh chopper are they hard to get ? I have a very kool 1965 schwinn sting-ray to trade is that possible ? I also have a black moto-cross huffy from 70's or 80's ? I also have a schwinn batam convertible w/ a removable bar to make it a girl's or boy's bike anybody interested ? I've tried to access want ads but have had no luck e-mail me I've also got a lot of parts and I'm looking for a stick shifter for my 5-speed schwinn orange crate Thanks for any help!




Subject: Sears Rail
Entered on: May 27, 1998 23:00
Entered by: Ken (runner180@aol.com)

Message:
Hi...I found a sears rail a few months ago,,,all original,,I am now loking for another one to add to the collection..any info on another rail..would really be great,,




Subject: Schwinn Orange Krate
Entered on: May 31, 1998 14:48
Entered by: Jeff (birch@jps.net)

Message:
What is the typical asking price for a 1970 Orange Krate in good to excellent condition? How difficult is it to find wear items, such as the drum brakes?




Subject: Murry Mark I F3 Eliminator
Entered on: May 31, 1998 22:18
Entered by: Ralph (rnewell@wsc.edu)

Message:
I have a Murry Mark I F3 Eliminator for sale it is original everything on the bike is original including the tires all crome is perfect the frame has two very small scratches everything else is perfect. call 402-375-3303




Subject: RE: 1970 Orange Krate.
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 08:35
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I posted a reply to your question in the 'bike prices' topic. FWIW




Subject: Huffy Super Stock V.......any ideas of value/rarity?
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 12:20
Entered by: Randy Bell (bell@msue.msu.edu)

Message:
Super Stock V is a 24" muscle bike, obviously meant to compete with the Manta Ray. Early 70's bike, the earliest license sticker was 1976, I think. Anyway, kinda of a greenish gold color, 5 speed with shift on the top bar. It has a high sissy bar, mint green seat (stingray type), original red line tires, and a larger chainguard with the SS name on it. I would say the bike is a 9.5. Ever seen one?? Any ideas as to its collectability and/or value? I passed on it, but it might still be available. Thanks, Randy Bell




Subject: Murry 24" value?
Entered on: Jun 1, 1998 13:35
Entered by: Charlie (charlie@tuna.net)

Message:
Anyone know the value of a Murry Eliminator 24"? The bike is black, 1 spd. coaster, good chrome on fenders, generally in good shape, but not show quality. Seat looks to be not original. I think I had one of these (20", blue/yellow fade) as a kid and am thinking of buying it for nostalgia sake. I don't know much more about it, but any help would be appreciated.




Subject: all chrome bike
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 01:55
Entered by: craig (Bigbadma@execpc.com)

Message:
looking for sears,maybe wards chrome bike with rear shocks made in the late 60s.I had 1 as a kid,it had a platform above the brake is it a sears VROOM? Do you have one or ever heard of one or am I just a big kook? Anyone who could help me that would be great!! Craig @lazer103.com




Subject: Schwinn Stingray
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 07:47
Entered by: Scot ()

Message:
I Know where there is an unusual Stingray. The bike has been in the garage since 1970, and is perfect. The bike is the Stingray configuration, highrise, banana seat, etc... Here is the clincher, it has a 2speed hub and springer on the front. The serial # is CA60874. The person that owns it has been a long time friend since 1970 and I have seen Him ride it. It might have been rolled out of the garage to clesn the garage




Subject: Schwinn Stingray
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 07:54
Entered by: Scot ()

Message:
I Know where there is an unusual Stingray. The bike has been in the garage since 1970, and is perfect. The bike is the Stingray configuration, highrise, banana seat, etc... Here is the clincher, it has a 2speed hub and springer on the front. The serial # is CA60874. The person that owns it is a long time friend, since 1970, and I have never seen him ride it. It might have been rolled out of the garage to clesn the garage.




Subject: RE: Huffy Super Stock V
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 09:23
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I've only seen one of these in the past 3 years. It was certainly not in "9.5" condition and it sold at a car show for around $300. There aren't many of those around, and it sure has a 1970-style flair.




Subject: RE: Sears all chrome muscle bike
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 09:27
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Sears sold a couple different all-chrome muscle bikes. But they didn't come with a VAROOM motor and they didn't have shocks. The VAROOM motors and bikes were sold by Mattel. Possible Wards sold the Mattel bikes?




Subject: RE: Unusual Sting-Ray
Entered on: Jun 2, 1998 09:31
Entered by: Kath ()

Message:
You've described a 1965 Schiwnn Sting-Ray SuperDeluxe. The springer and 2-speed hub are correct for that model. If is is really clean, you could sell it easily for $550 - $600. But these are really rare (more rare than the Krates), and 1965 is a very early Sting-Ray. Don't sell it!




Subject: Unusual Stingray
Entered on: Jun 3, 1998 15:39
Entered by: Scot (S Hancock@Hillsboro.Net)

Message:
Hey Kath, You sure do Know your Schwinns.You must work for Menotomy!!! I've been trying to get my friend to let me buy that Schwinn Deluxe for a long time, and he just won't let go... I have been appreciating Schwinns for 30 years, and have never seeen this on out of the garage. It had a flat sometime after he got it, he is the original owner, and there it has been since. I imagine a little cleanup and it would be showroom perfect. Since we are friends, and I have been after it so long, I probably will end up with it. I have been a Schwinn fanatic forever. I learned back in the late 60's that the s2 and s7 rims, forged forks, and unstripable gooseneck were the best around. I presently have a 65 Collegiate and a 65 2 speed boys bike, both are Schwinns. I have been having problems getting the 2 speed to work. I have taken it apart, inspected and reinstalled several times and still no luck. I am profeciant in my mechanical aptitude, but apparently haven't cought the problem. Help!!!




Subject: 1974 Stingray fastbak
Entered on: Jun 4, 1998 14:12
Entered by: John (Boymechanic@hotmail.com)

Message:
I have a 1974 Schwinn Stingray Fastbak 5speed with the original tires tubes and fenders and paint. I was wondering how much it is worth. The paint is a little scratched.Thanks!




Subject: Tires for a 66' Fastback
Entered on: Jun 5, 1998 12:21
Entered by: Jimmy (Coolray101@aol.com)

Message:
I am looking for some tires for a 66' Stingray Fastback. Everything on this bike is in great shape. From its violet paint to the sprint sprocket. It was sitting in a attic for close to 30 years when I bought it. The only thing it needs is some tires. I would like them to be in fairly good shape. I have the origionals but they are split on the sidewalls. If anyone has a set and you want to sell them let me know. Thanks.




Subject: GRIPPER SLIK
Entered on: Jun 5, 1998 15:50
Entered by: Schwinn MAN (schwinn_elcamino@mypad.com)

Message:
I need a gripper slik for my 68stingray someone got jelous of my bike and slit the tire and now his face looks like it got hit by a MACK TRUCK!!




Subject: 71 stingray/stardust
Entered on: Jun 5, 1998 16:08
Entered by: Kevin ()

Message:
I have a 71 stingray/stardust coaster. serial ag030829. it's yellow and has a strange rat trap on the front. Any info on the bike or trap aprreciated..




Subject: NEW KRATE BIKES
Entered on: Jun 6, 1998 16:48
Entered by: Schwinn MAN (schwinn_elcamino@mypad.com)

Message:
Up here in the great state of Washington next month they will be selling new Schwinn Krate bikes at schwinn shops i have no idea what the prices are gonna be but im gonna try to get one




Subject: '71 Stardust / "Rat Traps"
Entered on: Jun 7, 1998 09:03
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
The "rat trap" on the front is a rack used to support the plastic flower-covered baskets that were available on the girl's model Sting-Rays. I have seen the term "rat trap" used by a couple of folks on this and the Schwinn forum to describe the spring-loaded front racks usually found on Schwinn Corvettes and similar models. Is this a "correct" term? Rat trap (to me) is usually used to describe the pedals found on some Fastbacks and on most Varsity/Continental 10-speeds. The Corvettes were a little before my time, so I'm curious as to what the terminology was during that era.




Subject: Iverson 5-Speed
Entered on: Jun 7, 1998 19:17
Entered by: Nick (themboots@aol.com)

Message:
Does anyone remember the Iverson 5-Speed Muscle bikes? I owned a purple "Charger" in the mid to late '60's. A close friend owned a black "Roadrunner". It was a fantastic bike. That frame mounted shifter with the woodgrain trim, and "dial-type" gear indicator, and redline slick. Any information out there?