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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?




Subject: Sting Ray Wanted
Entered on: Jun 8, 1998 18:33
Entered by: Darr (darr@cyberramp.net)

Message:
Am looking for a 65-66 Violet Sting Ray, esp a Deluxe if possible. Reasonable condition if possible. Email or FAX info to (214) 648-6077 Thanks very much. Darr




Subject: RE: "Do you work for Menotomy"
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 08:21
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Scott, thanks for the compliment. I'm learning all I can, and am glad to share what I know. But no, I don't work for Menotomy. But I'd like to! Hey Vin, are you hiring?




Subject: RE: Iversons
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 08:23
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Menotomy has had Chargers, Dragstrippers (they still have a picture of one on the Maps/Pix page), and Roadrunners on this site. I don't see very many of them, but they are around.




Subject: Paint Availability - Huffy
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 08:37
Entered by: Craig ()

Message:
In cleaning out my parents garage I found my old Huffy "Cool Cat"(1969). I had taken it apart for storage and it is now back together and mechanically in good condition. I'm trying to match the paint as close a possible to the original. The Huffy site is not up and running yet, are there any other sources? I've had the paint computer matched and nothing is close. With fresh paint what would the value be my my Huffy?




Subject: chrome murray style frame
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 13:26
Entered by: albert (stevesr@tricountyi.net)

Message:
can anyone help me? a friend of mine has a bike frame that he just found and is not sure what it is. it has a murray style frame, long horn handle bars and a skinny black banana seat (approx 15" long) that turns up a little in the rear. it has a stingray type rear fender. on the rear bracket it has this number 502-477-840. it says sears on the headbadge. any ideas what it is and possibly a year. thanks




Subject: 1971 lemon peeler
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 22:48
Entered by: stu (nebula@adams.net)

Message:
i recently stumbled onto a 1971 lemon peeler.   I haven't bought this bike yet because i can't decide whether it's a parts bike or if i want to really take it on to restore.  here's my best assessment: pedals incorrect, seat badly torn & needs replacement, front tire original & badly rotted. rear tire incorrect.  both rims are original however very rusty (sos pad will not bring back) handlebars have some rust, original grips, original brake levers, & calipers. 5 speed stick shift very little rust, 5 on top is ok.  chaingaurd missing rivet on rear mount, easy fix, chaingaurd not to bad considering the rest.  springer has rust but is complete. rear shocks have rust & are complete.  fenders few dings some rust.  frame has some chipped paint & obviously some rust on it as well.  mag sprocket & cranks, some rust but not too bad. i realize it's hard to place a value without seeing. someone give me an idea what you think it could be worth or what you'd give!!! ?????? thanks         Kelly Stu




Subject: Yamaha motocross...muscle bike or BMX?
Entered on: Jun 10, 1998 23:26
Entered by: Judi (JudiB5242 @aol.com)

Message:
My sons each have mid'70's Yamaha bicycle with banana seat, high handlebars,knobby tires. Exactly what type of bikes are these. Any ideas of where to begin finding some restoration parts would be helpful.




Subject: Lemon Peeler
Entered on: Jun 11, 1998 08:20
Entered by: Matt (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

Message:
In parts alone, that Lemon Peeler is worth at least $400. Figure: Front wheel: $150, Springer: $125, Frame: $90, Chainguard: $50, etc.etc




Subject: Yamaha Moto-bike
Entered on: Jun 11, 1998 08:21
Entered by: Matt (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

Message:
Those are hard to find. Ask the dudes under the BMX topic




Subject: schwinn fair lady sting ray
Entered on: Jun 13, 1998 12:24
Entered by: claudia ()

Message:
there is a nice schwinn fair lady at auction on ebay---here's the address http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=17144872




Subject: Springer (not Jerry)
Entered on: Jun 13, 1998 14:13
Entered by: John ()

Message:
Does a springer front end actually do anything to improve the ride, or is it just a aesthetic and design enhancement? If all four of the rods bolt to the two sides of the front axle, without a linkage of some type, it must be. Please edify.




Subject: Fred Deeley Deelite Bike
Entered on: Jun 13, 1998 15:14
Entered by: Mark W. Stern (mwstern@ayottedrums.com)

Message:
I have just bought from a yard sale an original condition bike. It is a girls bike finished in Green with sparkle green banana seat. It also has a Shimano shifter (3 speed) red stripe tires (the back one is a racing style slick) and this bike is in fabulous original condition. Can anyone help me with the history of it and any further information. I plan to keep it unrestored and for future use when my 2 year old daughter is old enough to ride it on special occasions.




Subject: mattel vroom bronco
Entered on: Jun 14, 1998 18:22
Entered by: brad (bwelch@vandalia.com)

Message:
does anyone remember the vroom bronco by mattel? Just wondered if anyone has pics of one. Used to have one as a kid,haven,t seen one since.




Subject: mattel vroom bronco
Entered on: Jun 14, 1998 18:31
Entered by: brad (bwelch@vandaliamo.com)

Message:
does anyone remember the vroom bronco by mattel? Just wondered if anyone has pics of one. Used to have one as a kid,haven,t seen one since.




Subject: RE: Springer (not Jerry)
Entered on: Jun 16, 1998 08:41
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Yes, the springer actuall does smooth out the ride. Is it worth the extra weight? Well, that is another question. Though none of these bikes are racing bikes anyway. The ends of the 4 truss rods are attached to the front axle. The thicker truss rods pivot on a large bolt which is located under the head tube. The thinner truss rods pivot on bolts above the head tube, at the back of the 'yolk'. The yolk and it's spring compress as the thin and thick truss rods do thier pivoting. Hope that makes sense!




Subject: RE: Varoom Bronco
Entered on: Jun 16, 1998 08:42
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Oh yeah. Cool bikes, hard to find today. There is a picture of one in "Evolution of the Bicycle, Vol II", and there is a picture of a Varoom motor on Menotomy's "Old maps/Pix" page.




Subject: GRIPPER SLIK & FASTBACK TIRES GUYS
Entered on: Jun 16, 1998 11:56
Entered by: LOUIE @ POMONA UNAUTHORIZED SCHWINN SERVICE (cutlous.com@webtvnet)

Message:
I have a n.o.s. gripper slik; I'm guessing it to be for 20" S-2 if not I also have n.o.s. S-7. And for the Fastbacks:1 pair n.o.s. whitewall General Tire for fastbacks in the original wrapper. $75.00pr. for Fastback. $75.00 for the S-2 Gripper Slik. E-mail or call me at:(909)622-2766 Louie @ P.U.S.S.




Subject: solo polo seat
Entered on: Jun 16, 1998 15:46
Entered by: albert (stevesr@tricountyi.net)

Message:
What is a good price to pay for a white solo polo seat? A guy I know has one and wants to sell it to me, but I don't know what is a fair price to pay for it.




Subject: FR526 STINGRAYII
Entered on: Jun 19, 1998 17:54
Entered by: Ed (neoned@aol.com)

Message:
found a nice specimen, all original, tires still have the mold nubs stikin out, I believe its all complete xcept for a missing front fender, green and yellow, looks like this thing has been in storage for a while a layer of grime patina but no rust, can any one take a stab at the value, thanks




Subject: 69 lemon peeler
Entered on: Jun 21, 1998 19:03
Entered by: michael ()

Message:
Hi, I have a all original 69 lemon peeler krate. paint is very good,crome is great, orginal seat has 3 little holes in it, and cables are org, back tire is yellow line gripper it is correct for that bike, this bike is Very NICE, (NO RUST) how much is this bike worth. thanks, michael




Subject: Michael's Peeler
Entered on: Jun 21, 1998 23:19
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Michael, see my posting in the value discussion area (near the bottom). You have a fairly valueable bike! Bob Hufford




Subject: WANTED-Sears Spyder 500 (5?)
Entered on: Jun 22, 1998 10:19
Entered by: sal (salcarmonajr@webtv.net)

Message:
I am looking for a Sears Spyder 500, it is a 5 speed with a shimano type shifter(t-type handle), orange with a black banana seat and a slick on the rear. i recieved a call about one once before but the phone number was lost. if anyone can help me locate one it would be greatly appreciated. sal




Subject: 1973 stingray fairlady
Entered on: Jun 22, 1998 14:13
Entered by: Tony (Praise 36)

Message:
Mint, 82 miles on odometer, orig tires,odometer,turn signals. Yellow,chrome fenders like new. Originalseat(banana with stingray metal tab). Also have schwinn booklet in a-1 condition at time for purchase in 1973.Interested in it's value.




Subject: re: 1973 Stingray Fairlady
Entered on: Jun 22, 1998 14:19
Entered by: Tony (Praise 36@aol.com)

Message:
forgot to give correct E Mail address.




Subject: AMF (or AMC) Jaguars...Need Info
Entered on: Jun 22, 1998 16:02
Entered by: John (jaymike@mindspring.com)

Message:
Back in the mid to late 60's, two brothers on my street had two musclebikes called "Jaguars". Both had 5-sp stick shift derailers and jaguarskin banana seats. Does anyone have any info about the availability and price on these models?




Subject: sting-ray/toung
Entered on: Jun 22, 1998 23:18
Entered by: Raymond (booberry100@hotmail.com)

Message:
Toung I lost your e-mail address please e-mail me back if you are still interested in the sting-ray. Thanks Ray




Subject: Re-issued Sting-Rays
Entered on: Jul 2, 1998 08:24
Entered by: Steve's ()

Message:
What do you all think about Schwinn re-making the Sting-Ray Krate bike? I think its good to see cantilever frames on bikes again, but they certainly aren't made in the USA like the originals. And 1-speed instead of 5-speeds with a stick shift and drum brake... it just ain't the same animal. Looks better than BMX, though!




Subject: New Sting-Rays
Entered on: Jul 3, 1998 16:27
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I know that the announcement has already affected my ability to effectively negotiate low priced Sting-Ray deals at garage sales. Just this morning I was at a sale and I noticed a 'Ray hanging from the ceiling rafters. I asked the woman running the sale if she might sell the bike and she responded "Oh, no. My husband wouldn't sell that bike now. We just saw in the paper where those are coming back in style and he's going to keep that for our grandkids." Doh! Bob Hufford bhufford@mail.orion.org




Subject: schwinn lemon peeler 1970-71?
Entered on: Jul 4, 1998 21:22
Entered by: BILL KIRBY (JKIRBY1420@aol.com)

Message:
hey krate bike fans. I have a mint lemon peeler and I do mean mint. I got this bike backin 1970 rode it very little and then got my licence to drive.Well ladies and gentlemen that bike has been in my parents basement ever since. It;s been up side down and covered . I have recently checked it out as I have found that these bikes seem to be quite valuable.When I put a little shine on this baby it will look like it just rolled off the assembly line, Any solid ideas what a gem like this could be worth ? Drop me a line or respond back here. Any interest I can send photo.




Subject: Need information
Entered on: Jul 6, 1998 01:27
Entered by: Thomas (GOATBEAR@AOL.COM)

Message:
When I was growing up in the 70's I had a muscle bike but it had a high sissy bar and it was a ten speed. does anyone one know what models came with ten speeds. I am also interested to know what was the last year that Schwinn made the crate bikes and if they are available with ten speeds. Also what would be a good price to pay for a crate bike by schwinn, I would prefer their last model year. Thanks.




Subject: Stingray Reproductions
Entered on: Jul 6, 1998 17:23
Entered by: Dan (quiglda@churchdwight.com)

Message:
I have been tinkering with the idea of manufacturing a "stingray" like bicycle as a small business. It would have a banana seat, extended handlebars, etc. My question is would it infringe on any patents or trademarks. I know I probablly could not call it a "stingray".




Subject: Sting-Ray Repops
Entered on: Jul 6, 1998 17:30
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
What I'd like to see is someone manufacture the Sting-Ray style seats, bars, etc. in an adult scale (say for a 26" frame). These would need to be proportional for us "big kids", so we don't look so foolish riding those 20" bikes or riding a 26" frame with "dinky" banana seats and short "highrise" bars -- all out of whack.




Subject: Scwhinn stingray Stardust
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 11:44
Entered by: Kevin ()

Message:
Have a stingray stardust model in very good condition.#AG050829. Has the rat trap on the front but no basket and only missing one reflector. What's a descent price?. Any info on bike also appreciated.




Subject: Scwhinn stingray Stardust
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 11:45
Entered by: Kevin ()

Message:
Have a stingray stardust model in very good condition.#AG050829. Has the rat trap on the front but no basket and only missing one reflector. What's a descent price?. Any info on bike also appreciated.




Subject: help me out
Entered on: Jul 7, 1998 21:43
Entered by: scotty (vcarlson@vbe.com)

Message:
Today i bought a sting-ray bicycle from the neighborhood Bike/junk man he paints them nice and shines them up and sells them for like a hundred bucks I well the bike i bought serial number C350620 which was painted a nice shiny black( he stripped the paint completely off I couldnt find a speck of the original color. the fork had a 74 stem in it and the crank was a 72 late model S-7s front and rear The handlebars are really wide like whats supposed to be on it they say schwinn but have no numbers on them my questions are how do you tell if the fork is correct? Would a C3 serial number indicate THE ELUSIVE 63&1/2 or did I buy a typhoon ? and whats the deal with the early stem-fork headset deal ?




Subject: Odd Musclebike nuts
Entered on: Jul 9, 1998 14:48
Entered by: Chris (cthorton @aol.com)

Message:
Any odd muscle bike nuts out there? Let me kwow what bikes you have.I,am looking for nice bikes for pictures to use in restoring some bikes to there former glory! please let me know what you have Chris at cthorton@aol.com




Subject: ******FOR SALE*1998 SCHWINN CRUISER 7*FOR SALE******
Entered on: Jul 9, 1998 18:36
Entered by: LOUIE GUEVARA @ POMONA UNAUTHORIZED SCHWINN SERVICE (WWW.CUTLOUS.COM@WEBTVNET)

Message:
FOR SALE BRAND NEW SCHWINN CRUISER 7;NEXUS 7 SPEED REAR WHEEL(ALUMINUM);TWO-TONE PAINT SEE BIKE IN SCHWINNS FORUM. I AM SELLING THIS BIKE FOR A FRIEND.CALL LOUIE @ (909)622-2766 OR E-MAIL ME.ASKING $340.00 SHIPPING INCLUDED




Subject: ******FOR SALE*1998 SCHWINN CRUISER 7*FOR SALE******
Entered on: Jul 9, 1998 18:54
Entered by: LOUIE GUEVARA @ POMONA UNAUTHORIZED SCHWINN SERVICE (WWW.CUTLOUS.COM@WEBTVNET)

Message:
FOR SALE BRAND NEW SCHWINN CRUISER 7;NEXUS 7 SPEED REAR WHEEL(ALUMINUM);TWO-TONE PAINT SEE BIKE IN SCHWINNS FORUM. I AM SELLING THIS BIKE FOR A FRIEND.CALL LOUIE @ (909)622-2766 OR E-MAIL ME.ASKING $340.00 SHIPPING INCLUDED




Subject: RE: 10-speed muscle bikes
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 08:59
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
The only one that comes to mind for me is the 10-speed Raleigh Chopper. It had a fairly tall sissy bar, too.




Subject: RE: Sting-Ray reproductions (as a small business)
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 09:03
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
If you didn't call them a Sting-Ray, it'd be no problem. There were a lot of companies who built and sold similar bikes in the 1960s and 1970s. The generic term today is 'muscle bike'. (a 20" bike with a cantilever frame, banana seat and ape hangers). There are companies today that still sell them. The bikes mostly come from Taiwan and are called 'lowriders'. They're really inexpensive, too, so it might be hard to compete.




Subject: BIG muscle bikes
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 09:04
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Yes, Bob, an adult-sized muscle bike would be popular. The biggest problem would be the saddle. I think standard ape hangers are big enough to look ok, but where could you find a LARGE banana seat???




Subject: RE: Schwinn stingray Stardust
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 09:06
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Probablt $125 - $175. The girl's bike just don't bring the money like the boys bikes do.




Subject: RE: Possible Elusive 63 1/2
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 09:10
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
The forks should be flat blades. What is the saddle like? It should be solo-polo style. (flat and wide)




Subject: RE: 1998 Cruiser??
Entered on: Jul 10, 1998 09:13
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Geez Louie, get with the program: 1) MUSCLE bikes 2) VINTAGE bikes 3) Don't spam the collector's forum with commercial ads




Subject: Generic Muscle Bikes
Entered on: Jul 12, 1998 02:13
Entered by: Dan (Danny2@1stnetusa.com)

Message:
Would anyone have any info on buying the repro muscle bike(lowriders) frames at a wholesale cost. Possibly for resale.




Subject: Krate bike re-issue
Entered on: Jul 12, 1998 04:24
Entered by: Jake ()

Message:
What we should think about doing, since Schwinn's re-issue of the Krate bikes are a sorry effort, make in Taiwan, no 5-speed, no front drum brake, etc., is BOYCOTT them. Why Schwinn would even think of such a scam is hard to imagine. Let the dealers choke on them. $500 is way too much anyhow. If they are going to do it, at least they could do it right. What do you guys think?




Subject: late Sixty's Huffy "Cool Cat"
Entered on: Jul 14, 1998 15:49
Entered by: Craig ()

Message:
I'm curious about the number of Huffy "Cool Cat" bikes still out there. I bought mine back in 1969, 20" slick, 16" front tire, original sissy bar and seat. From what I've been reading either there not very popular or non existant.




Subject: schwinn swinger
Entered on: Jul 14, 1998 20:26
Entered by: brent (siebs316@aol.com)

Message:
when i was a kid, my grandpa had a bike we all used to ride. It said schwinn and looked just like a regular sting ray. It was yellow, banana seat, springer forks. But back by the seat tube, there was a pin, that when pulled up allowed the back of the bike to move independtently of the front. you could put the front wheel up on the curb, and the back one on the street and ride. my grandpa used to tell us that it was a circus bike. When he passed away, the bike was accidentally sold at auction. Now I'd like to replace it. Anyone with info please contact me. Thanks!!!




Subject: Girls Murray Elimanator Rare?
Entered on: Jul 15, 1998 13:34
Entered by: Klaus S. (krate007@aol.com)

Message:
Want to know if a girls version of the Elimanator is a rare find.Mine is candy pink.In Awesome condition.Email with responce,as I don't get in here often.Thanks Klaus




Subject: Hiawatha
Entered on: Jul 15, 1998 17:44
Entered by: David (bmxer_811@hotmail.com)

Message:
Hi, I bought a bike from a friend of mine for $2.00. It's blue and has a Hiawatha decal on the chainguard. It's a stingray style frame. The serial # is WG3882.3.231558. The # is located on the left rear dropout. If you have any info. on year and/or value please tell me. Thank You




Subject: a '68 Krate rides once more (long) >>>>>>>>>>
Entered on: Jul 16, 1998 23:46
Entered by: Randy Bell (bell@msue.msu.edu)

Message:
I just got back from taking a spin around the block on my Orange Krate. Yawn, big deal you say. Well, I'm guessing that this was its first such trip in 15 or 20 years. Like many of you, I lusted over a Krate when I was 12, but had a hand-me-down Something instead. At 42, I could finally afford one. I looked high and low and followed a lead from an old guy I met at a swap meet who told me he had "one of those bikes with the little wheel in front." I drove a 500 mile round trip this spring to see (and buy) the bike. For those of you who are interested, or who have considered finding and fixing up a Krate, here is my experience, prices included: The bike, a June '68 model was nearly complete, missing only the seat. Since this was the first and only Krate I had the chance to buy (the others were at swap meets and were fully restored for big bux or were piles of overpriced parts.) The guy know what he had and came down only from $500 to $440. It was when I got home and began to look it over carefully that I realized the task ahead. The tires (original) were rotten. The rear rim was rusted from the brake pads and out of round. So was the front, but it cleaned up, and with a couple new spokes, trued up just fine. The seat shocks came from a friend who got them in a pile of bike parts. The rear rim (thanks Dan Spring) is not an exact S-2 (it's off an excerciser) but it is close, rust-free, round and shiny. I bought repop seat, front tire and white letter slik (I know, it should be a knobby, but I like the slik and it's my bike). Finally, I have work to do to make the fender and chainguard presentable as well as brake cable and levers. If you are still with me, here is the cost breakdown for this project (rounded to the nearest 5) Bike $440 repop seat and slik (and tube) $80 rear rim $25 labor to relace rear rim, rebuild axles and bearings $50 replace a few front spokes, rebuild axle, true front wheel $40 seat strut (free, but some steel wool and navel jelly needed to clean it up) $5 new screws for shifter (thanks Joe Alexander) $3 rounded to $5 misc cleaners, bolts, etc. $10 $650 bucks total....am I a maniac or what?? No, I have a nice rideable Krate that my 8 year old and I can have some fun with. As long as I have it, it will never hang from the ceiling of a den or bar. Plus it has far more appeal as an original bike than a repop coaster. This is my story and I'm stickin' to it. I hope it will encourage some of who who desire a Krate to continue your quest. Do I need a $1000-1200 restored den queen? He11 no! Thanks for getting to the end of my story, your comments are welcome. Randy Bell




Subject: Great story
Entered on: Jul 17, 1998 08:18
Entered by: (Door) Matt (mattfeeney@hotmail.com)

Message:
Thanks for taking the time to write that. It shows that it's never too late to get the bike you wanted as a kid. I'm sure the process of finding parts and cleaning up old parts was 1/2 labor and 1/2 love. There's nothing like having a good project; something you know you are going to appreciate when it's completed. There's also the satisfaction of planning your work, and restoring a bicycle to your specs (which are probably not the same specs as some anal-retentive know-it-all). My bikes don't have to be 110% correct. They are for wrenching and riding. Not just for hanging up in the den. Good work, and Ride With Pride!




Subject: schwinn stingray
Entered on: Jul 17, 1998 23:47
Entered by: brett (green545@aol.com)

Message:
i am looking for any parts or web sites that have any stingray parts. i am restoring it w/ my uncle and we are lokking for parts. please email me if you have parts or know of any good web sites




Subject: WANTED INFO ON CHRIS GURERRA
Entered on: Jul 19, 1998 18:51
Entered by: Dlx Jag (dlxjaguar@netmagic.net)

Message:
I am looking for a phone number and address ona 15 year old htat ripped me off and has refussed to return my complete 1967 3-spd Stingray for every reason under the sun. I never recieved what was mine, I did not recive what was owed. A corvette w/ a hollywood chainguard is not a B-6 w/ fender light. This kid and his father have lied and are now trying to keep the bicycle. He took three month to ship what I had given in shipping, since I was being nice. After I wanted my property back he sid that the bicycle was allready repainted. After 3 months I am sure the whole bicycle is chromed! I was lied to, and ripped off! I want my bicycle back! Please email me any info you might have. He used to go buy krate67@aol.com Thank you




Subject: Raleigh Choppers
Entered on: Jul 20, 1998 03:07
Entered by: Oli (oli.young@dial.pipex.com)

Message:
Hi! Does anyone have ANY Raleigh Chopper stuff whatsoever? ANYTHING wanted! Books, NOS, Bikes, Parts etc, OLi




Subject: RE: "WANTED INFO ON CHRIS GURERRA"
Entered on: Jul 21, 1998 09:46
Entered by: BobP ()

Message:
You must have his address, you shipped him the bike! And we can all be VERY SURE there is another side to this story. Zack, you are always having problems with people because you are always ripping them off! You tell half-truths, you never follow through on your promises, and you hide behind a bunch of different email addresses: (dlxjaguar@netmagic.net, DLXjag@webtv.net, zack@musclebike.com, muscle@musclebike.com, webmaster@musclebike.com) You REALLY SHOULD be concerned for the hobby when people like you keep ripping off unsuspecting bicycle collectors! I suggest everyone STAY AWAY from the bike shop in SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA which goes by a couple names: MUSCLEBIKE.COM and S.T.A.B (SECOND TIME AROUND BICYCLES) and it's proprietor, whose name is Zack S. Over the past year there have been many complaints about his bike shop, and when everyone gets on to him he changes his business name, and changes his email address, and starts back up again. WATCH OUT for him!




Subject: Schwinn Free Form Pro 1980??? Need any INFO
Entered on: Jul 21, 1998 14:17
Entered by: Randy (hirelevel@mindspring.com)

Message:
Anyone ever heard of this bike? Is it a quality bike? Any collectability?




Subject: moto-bike
Entered on: Jul 23, 1998 00:25
Entered by: linda (lakotasage@aol.com)

Message:
I was wondering if anyone has any info on a bike that was put out around 1976. I believe my mother purchased it at jc penny's. it was a regular banana seat bike that had a plastic frame over it that looked like an evel knievel bike. If anyone has any info please e-mail me. thanks, linda




Subject: New Krate Bike
Entered on: Jul 23, 1998 23:37
Entered by: Skip (Donzi33l@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I am purchasing a new krate bike with the intent of turning it into an old style 5 speed. I am using a complete disc brake wheel to make the conversion I do not know when my bike will arive but I will be needing a shifter assembly and a front wheel setup and a rear caliper They do not need to be perfect, just complete. this may take a little cutting and welding but I am determined to make this work> If anyone has aany of the above items for a reasonable price I am interested. let me know. Skip




Subject: Krate Confusion
Entered on: Jul 25, 1998 14:59
Entered by: Ron (rggreisel@aol.com)

Message:
I am too old to remember the Krates the first time around. Now that I am looking for one (for a present) I am finding two types. One with large front hub, shifter, and hand brakes - the other type with coaster brake, no shifter and small front hub. It looks like there is also a small difference in the chain guard. I have seen both the Pea Picker and the Lemon Peeler in both types. Are they just different years or models? What is the relative value of each?




Subject: Krate Confusion
Entered on: Jul 25, 1998 19:14
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
The coaster brake Krates were available from '70 - '72, while the five speed was around from '68 - '73 (or was it '72 also?). Value today of a coaster model is about 1/2 that of a 5-speed (maybe less). Prices of 5-speed Krates have been as high as $3100 lately (for a 1-year only Grey Ghost), but average around $1200 for excellent original examples. Schwinn is now reproducing (or commemorating) the Krates. Coaster models only. Retail around $450. Hope that helps. Bob Hufford bhufford@mail.orion.org




Subject: Mattel Vrroom Bronco
Entered on: Jul 26, 1998 23:05
Entered by: tom (tdotts@clearnet.net)

Message:
Does anyone know where I might find information and perhaps parts for a Mattel Vrroom Bronco? I would appreciate any assistance. Thanks! Tom




Subject: Sears SPYDER
Entered on: Jul 27, 1998 00:16
Entered by: Jason (jason@vii.com)

Message:
I just bought a girls 20" Sears Spyder for $7. The bike is in fair condition. It's torquoise w/ chrome fenders, glitter banana seat, etc. It looks to be early 70's vintage. Should I leave it like it is or repaint and restore the whole thing? What's the value of these things anyway? thanks




Subject: Stock or Custom
Entered on: Jul 28, 1998 21:15
Entered by: Daryl (Cyd@Sherbtel.net)

Message:
I found a 70's Raleigh Chopper in a barn. Paint poor,but decals 98% intact. Front wheel bald&flat,rear missing. Crank bent,chain beyond repair.seat fair to good,bars scrached. So I replaced fork with one from a 26" and a 20" wheel,1 3/4 tire. 1 spd coaster on back w/ 40? spokes. New chain. Crank from a 10spd (top sproket only).Stock pedels. Removed chain gard mount.Total cost $14. Then learned it is a collectors item. Should I restore it? If not forks&wheel are up fore trade. Also building trike chopper(wards frame) need long springer.




Subject: almost mint "Grey Ghost"5-speed krate on ebay
Entered on: Jul 29, 1998 18:05
Entered by: Val ()

Message:
go to www.ebay.com This bike is really really nice. ALL original paint and parts . Good luck




Subject: "Columbia" Made in Mass.
Entered on: Jul 29, 1998 22:58
Entered by: Ken (kramer.dawne@mcleodusa.net)

Message:
Looking for some one to help identify the Age and Value of this bike. 30" extended straight forks with stabalizer bars, double tube frame, 3" thick black banana seat, 5 speed stick shift that reads 3.3.3. on shift knob, pedal sprocket mounted through a box welded bellow frame, rear spring shocks, 20" rims, slick on the rear, tall monkey bars, 15" front crome fender, 23" rear crome fender, the seat height adjusting bar goes down between the double tube frame and welded to the top of the pedal sprocket box, the over all length on the ground measures 5 feet, frame is metalic purple, the rest is crome. It appears to be original, but need work. If any one would have any information on this, I would greatly appretiate it.




Subject: "Unknown" All Crome
Entered on: Jul 29, 1998 23:12
Entered by: Ken (kramer.dawne@mcleodusa.net)

Message:
Looking for some one to help with the brand and value of this bike. Bought at a Coast to Coast in 1977/78, Its all crome, straight extended 27" forks, short monkey bars, black banana seat, 1 speed, 20" rims, Goodyear blue streak slick on rear, black plastic fender on rear, appears to be original and in really good shape. Any information would be greatly appretiated.




Subject: Ross Apollo
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 00:32
Entered by: Jim W. (wilsnetc@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
Saw a Ross Apollo musclebike recently. Very interesting frame design. I'd like to get my hands on one, preferably cheap. condition is unimportant, as I'd be doing a ground-up rebuild and customizing on it. Anybody got one for sale? Frame only or complete.




Subject: RE: Schwinn Sting-Ray "Krate" values
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:48
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I agree with Bob on this. The "coaster krates" are one-speed bikes and do not have the cook stick shift and do not have a front motorcycle style drum brake. The 5-speed krates are worth twice what the coaster krates are worth.




Subject: RE: Sears SPYDER
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:50
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I'll bet that 1970's turquiose paint looks better than today's turquiose colors. Follow the "Restoration tips - paint" suggestions on Menotomy's site and just restore the paint.




Subject: RE: Stock or Custom Chopper
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:52
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
I'd say at least put the original fork on. The chopper is a "16 x 20" bike (16" front wheel and 20" rear). This gives it it's unique 1970's look. As for restoring it - it might not be worth the money to give it a proper restoration. I sounds like it might be too far gone for that.




Subject: RE: "Columbia" Made in Mass.
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:55
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Are you sure it is original? Doesn't sound like any Columbia muscle bike I know of.




Subject: RE: "Unknown" All Crome
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:57
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Man, you sure find weird bikes. Any chance of posting pictures somewhere?




Subject: RE: Ross Apollo
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 10:59
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
Jim, Menotomy has one (click on 'bicycles' at the top of this page.) They don't have any pictures of it yet. They'll give you a good deal.




Subject: schwinn krates
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 22:14
Entered by: scott (sgro123@aol.com)

Message:
new to hobby looking for honest person to help me find & buy the best of the best krate bikes. i will pay you for your time.please let me know your background in the hobby or direct me to the most knowledgable collector who can help me without personal gain in mind other than a fee for the help.




Subject: schwinn krates
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 22:28
Entered by: scott (sgro123@aol.com)

Message:
new to hobby looking for honest person to help me find & buy the best of the best krate bikes. i will pay you for your time.please let me know your background in the hobby or direct me to the most knowledgable collector who can help me without personal gain in mind other than a fee for the help.




Subject: schwinn krates
Entered on: Jul 30, 1998 22:30
Entered by: scott (sgro123@aol.com)

Message:
new to hobby looking for honest person to help me find & buy the best of the best krate bikes. i will pay you for your time.please let me know your background in the hobby or direct me to the most knowledgable collector who can help me without personal gain in mind other than a fee for the help.




Subject: RE: schwinn krates
Entered on: Aug 4, 1998 11:16
Entered by: Michael (mcranmer@synopsys.com)

Message:
Hey Scott, I have been collecting for some time. I have several rules that I follow: 1) let the buyer beware, 2) buy what you like its your money, 3) most people are honest but always double check, 4) watch prices, after buying a bike in good codition for a good price, I almost always find one in better condition for less. Don't make a rash decission. I know a few collectors in my area, let me know what you are looking for and I will ask around




Subject: 1968 Schwinn Fastback
Entered on: Aug 5, 1998 08:14
Entered by: Big Daddy (pkander@execpc.com)

Message:
my daughter and her boyfriend just came back from Vermont with his 1968 campus green stingray fastback, every part is there, but the seat is history and the rims and tires are to far gone, they want to restore this bike to original new condition, it has great potential, how much should we spend on this project? Is it worth less repainted and re doing the decals? I am a wheel buider and ex-factory bmx wrench from the days when my son rode for the Standard Factory Bmx Team, so If I took the wheels apart to have the rims rechromed would I hurt the value of the bike if I re-spoked with stainless spokes and alloy nipples? Working on 20" bikes is not new to me, expert restoring of vintage muscle bikes is, any comments or suggestion would be most appreciated, thanx big daddy




Subject: willing to help anyone on bmx questions
Entered on: Aug 5, 1998 08:23
Entered by: Big Daddy (pkander@execpc.com)

Message:
I forget to mention in earlier message that if I can help anyone with BMX questions or problems, or even just some advice, give me a holler, thru my 7 years of running around the country to aba and nbl nationals and my kids many different sponsors I have a pretty good knowledge on BMX parts,rims,tires,equipment,ect... so if I can help anyone with with BMX, I would be glad to share my opions.....big daddy




Subject: Wanted-LIME Sting Ray or Parts
Entered on: Aug 5, 1998 17:04
Entered by: Jeff (mludwig@kusd.kusd.edu)

Message:
Lookin for decent orig paint LIME fork + c guard or whole bike----- Will consider any orig paint items--- Cash or Kool trade items--- THANX--Baldy Jeff




Subject: New Krates
Entered on: Aug 8, 1998 01:16
Entered by: Brent ()

Message:
The new Krates are junk. not only that ,but theyare only coaster style. the lowest price I have seen is $445. The bikes should be called "Orange Krush" & "Apple Cider" they look so weak.




Subject: Iverson prices? Mint!
Entered on: Aug 8, 1998 01:39
Entered by: Christina (cyclers@juno.com)

Message:
I found an Iverson bike, I think the 16x20 in mint condition. The person selling is an antique dealer and wants $275. Is this a fair price? Thanks! Christina




Subject: Columbia Silverfox-Stingray type bike
Entered on: Aug 8, 1998 15:07
Entered by: mike (mikestoys@prodigy.net)

Message:
Hi, I just aquired a Columbia Silverfox bicycle. It's very similar to a Schwin Stingray, and is identical in size. The chain guard reads Silverfox, the banana seat has an image of fox's head on it, and the color is silver. Any information on this bike, including value range, is greatly appreciated. Please email me directly, if you could. Thanks Mike




Subject: New Krate bikes
Entered on: Aug 8, 1998 17:01
Entered by: Ken (runner 180 @aol.com)

Message:
Hello All,,,concerning the new Krates..I did order one,,,while it is not an old Krate..it is still fun to ride around...I ride my old bikes alot..and it will be goor to ride without worrying about tearing up the old stuff.They look great even though they are a coaster brake bike,,,not very hard to up-grade to a 5 speed if a person wants to,,,,i may do just that...i ordered an Orangs Krate and am looking forward to it,,,




Subject: personal collection
Entered on: Aug 8, 1998 19:44
Entered by: Bladecycle ()

Message:
I have a fully restored Orange Krate and soon to be restored Apple Krate.




Subject: New Krates
Entered on: Aug 8, 1998 20:28
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
I might get one of the new Krates just for the fun of it just to show off thats the only reason i have the ones i have now




Subject:
Entered on: Aug 11, 1998 00:53
Entered by: Brent (1wulfebr@uvsc.edu)

Message:
I am looking for a complete or nearly complete Krate, preferably a project bike. I have a very nice blue 76 fastback for trade. along with about $100.




Subject: 60's Sting Ray with Skick,Shifter near perfect shape.
Entered on: Aug 11, 1998 20:38
Entered by: Mike (MBauer001@aol)

Message:
Stored this beauty after we got mini bikes. Slick, hand grips & bike near pefect condition. Rides, shifts like day it was new. Interested in possibly selling it to the right home.




Subject: 1971 Pea Picker
Entered on: Aug 11, 1998 22:29
Entered by: Dave (LaGattaDJ@aol.com)

Message:
Can anyone tell me the estimated value of my 1971 Pea Picker. It is a 5-speed, motorcycle drum brake in front, disc brake on the rear. Very good condition. Only non stock item is the rear tire, no longer a slick. The seat also has a rip in it. Any info will help. You may e-mail me or post to the board... Thanks, Dave




Subject: SEARS BIKE
Entered on: Aug 12, 1998 00:14
Entered by: JOE (BITEME57)

Message:
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE SCREAMER 1 FROM SEARS ? WELL I DO AND THAT WAS MY VERY FIRST BIKE . I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS THAT BIKE AND HOW MUCH YOU WANT FOR IT I THINK IT WAS RED . IT HAD 2 SHIFTERS ON IT ONE FOR THE 5 SPEED AND 1 FOR THE EME.BRAKE .SPRINGER FRONT END AND SHOCKS IN THE REAR E MAIL ME AND LEAVE A TITLE LIKE SEARS BIKE OR SCREMER 1 BECAUSE I DELITE THINGS IF I DONT KNOW THEM OK THANKS JOE




Subject: SEARS BIKE
Entered on: Aug 12, 1998 00:18
Entered by: JOE (BITEME57)

Message:
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE SCREAMER 1 FROM SEARS ? WELL I DO AND THAT WAS MY VERY FIRST BIKE . I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS THAT BIKE AND HOW MUCH YOU WANT FOR IT I THINK IT WAS RED . IT HAD 2 SHIFTERS ON IT ONE FOR THE 5 SPEED AND 1 FOR THE EME.BRAKE .SPRINGER FRONT END AND SHOCKS IN THE REAR E MAIL ME AND LEAVE A TITLE LIKE SEARS BIKE OR SCREMER 1 BECAUSE I DELITE THINGS IF I DONT KNOW THEM OK THANKS JOE E MAIL IS BITEME57@AOL.COM




Subject: Your 1971 Pea Picker
Entered on: Aug 12, 1998 09:15
Entered by: Motordude ()

Message:
All original except for the rear tire? In good condition? If you don't get at least a grand for it, you're cheating yourself.




Subject: AMERICAN EAGLE
Entered on: Aug 13, 1998 03:49
Entered by: KIMJI ()

Message:
I HAVE A BIKE WITH 20INCH FIVE SPOKE ALUMINUN RIMS BANANA SEAT SISSY BARS HIGH RISE HANDLE BARS BENDIX SINGLE SPEED REAR END COASTER BRAKE. HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THIS MADE IN JAPAN AMERICAN EAGLE(THATS THE NAME ON THE FRONT OF THE BIKE.THANKYOU




Subject: Chopper
Entered on: Aug 15, 1998 12:01
Entered by: Bill (Bhcpianter)

Message:
I found a chopper in the trash and I am looking to make in operational and need a parts book or a manual.I am only missing the chain puller of the gear shifter that goes in to the rear hub. I know little about the age of the bike but it is orange. How do you find the age of the bike?I want to restore it. I got alot of useful info from this site.Were can I get that part and should I repaint the bike and recrome or fix it up with the original stuff on it?




Subject: Chopper
Entered on: Aug 15, 1998 19:33
Entered by: SchwinnMan (schwinn_elcamino@mypad.com)

Message:
I dont have the part your looking for but you came to the right web sight. It sounds like your looking for a part cald the derailor people might under stand you better if you called it that. good luck




Subject: Derailer\Chopper
Entered on: Aug 15, 1998 21:25
Entered by: Bill (Bhcpainter@aol.com)

Message:
Thank You for the reply.To revise one of my questions. I am looking for a derailer for a chopper. Can any one help me find it. I also would like the rest of my questions answered also.




Subject: Additions to Swing Bike Web Site
Entered on: Aug 17, 1998 14:09
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I've added a few things to the Swing Bike Web Site. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9338/swing.html Scroll to the bottom of the main page. More to come ... Bob Hufford Keeper of the Swing Bike Web Site bhufford@mail.orion.org




Subject: Steering Wheel instead of handlebars
Entered on: Aug 22, 1998 09:53
Entered by: Pete (pzakar@aol.com)

Message:
Am I dreaming or does anyone else remember a bicycle in the 70's that used a steering wheel instead of handlebars. What was it?




Subject: Steering Wheel
Entered on: Aug 22, 1998 18:27
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
Ive never seen one I wasnt alive in the seventies tho




Subject: Steering Wheel
Entered on: Aug 23, 1998 11:43
Entered by: Ken (Runner180@aol.com)

Message:
Hi..just read your question concerning the steering wheel's that were on bikes of the 1970's. They were an aftermarket item that was sold by Mattel I think. But you could buy that steering wheel and an electronic Motorcycle engine,,sounded like the real thing. i had a catalog picture of one , but can no longer find it. Hey ,,,I am still looking for a lead on a Sears Rail made in the 1960's, I found one and would like another.....any HELP would be great.




Subject: Bike with steering wheel
Entered on: Aug 24, 1998 09:36
Entered by: Steve (SBreauxX@aol.con)

Message:
I received a brand new bike that was called "the Wheel" ( It had that printed on the chain guard) for Christmas in 1969. It was fine and very rare. I don't believe there was another one in town (Baton Rouge,LA) but there was one in a little town near here (New Roads). It was a real attention-getter. It was dark blue with a "metal-flake" like steering wheel about 14" dia. ( the perfect size to put your books on for the ride to school. It also had a hand brake (lever-style) mounted on the brace. I was feeling nostalgic and figured people would think I was crazy if I mentioned this bike--but it's great to see someone else remembers them--you weren't dreaming-- I just wish I could go back 20 years and save it from the garbage man.




Subject: Original MuscleBike ads--Cheap....
Entered on: Aug 25, 1998 00:28
Entered by: Gordon (GHugh58@aol.com)

Message:
If you own a Schwinn, Sears, Murray or any other COOL Muscle bike keep your eye open for old Boys Life magazines from the late 60's. I have found full page ads of Krates, Screamers, 3+2's and other cool bikes. One ad from 12/69 has a kid getting a brand new Apple Krate sitting under his Xmas tree. Nice stuff. You can find these old mags at antique shops for .50 to $1 ea. Good Luck..




Subject: Anyone heard of a Cheeter Slick???
Entered on: Aug 25, 1998 00:34
Entered by: Gordon (Ghugh58@aol.com)

Message:
Found a mint late 60's Cheeter Slick in the Seattle area. It's a StingRay type, 20" banana seat and high bars. This bike is C-10. I mean this bike is brand new. Still has the axle caps and owners manual. Also has 48" sissy bar. It's green w/green and white seat. The shop was asking $750 for it. Any ideas???




Subject: I need Canilever frame welded???
Entered on: Aug 25, 1998 00:41
Entered by: Gordon (Ghugh58@aol.com)

Message:
I'm restoring a 70' Cotton Picker and need the 2 cantilever tubes spot welded to the down tube. Any recomendations on how to have this done without seeing weld marks.. LMK Gordon/Az..




Subject: Weld
Entered on: Aug 25, 1998 17:21
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
I dont know but im pretty sure they used a braze when i sanded my cotton picker down it had a gold colored braze i hope it helps you in some way or another




Subject: Steering wheels
Entered on: Aug 25, 1998 22:23
Entered by: Rollo (cfl@andrew.cmu.edu)

Message:
As a proud owner of an Iverson dragstripper in the 1970s, I remember seeing steering wheels on various bikes. They were after market items that some of the guys in my town put on their chopper/low riders. I never did find out where they were getting these cool parts (along with huge chopper style forks, extra long padded sissy bars and other cool stuff).




Subject: 68 STINGRAY
Entered on: Aug 25, 1998 23:03
Entered by: GARY (G-LEWIS @ISMI,NET)

Message:
I HAVE A 68 5 SPEED WITH DARK METALLIC GREEN PAINT ITS ABOUT TO GO IN AND GET REPAINTED THE SAME COLOR EXACT ITS 85% ORIGINAL I NEED THE ORIG DERALER BUT THE GUY OUT HERE4 AT THE SHWINN DEALER CANT GET ME SOME NEW PARTS IT NEEDS I TAKE VERY SPECIAL CARE OF IT ANYRATE THANX GARY




Subject: Modified Stingray Frames
Entered on: Aug 26, 1998 22:22
Entered by: Dan (tbrand@ix.netcom.com)

Message:
I don't spend much time away from the BMX area but maybe you guys can help me out. I'm in search of early modified Stingray frames. You know the type that all the old guys tossed! Anyway looking for stuff like added on gussets all the way up to a monoshock. The common mods were near the head tube and close to the drop outs but hey let me know what you have. Thanks for the help, I'm also always looking for early BMX stuff to buy or trade for.




Subject: More changes to the Swing Bike Web Site
Entered on: Aug 27, 1998 14:08
Entered by: bhufford@mail.orion.org (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
If you haven't been back to the Swing Bike Web Site in awhile (or even if you haven't been back since yesterday) then surf on over and check out the new additions. I've put up a bunch of stuff related to dealerships (parts lists w/prices, dealer brochure, coporate correspondence, etc.), layouts/rules for a Swing Bike Rodeo, original advertising art and the long awaited Registry listing. There's still more to come including pics of some recently discovered new-in-the-box Swing Bikes! Add your comments to the Discussion Area and add your e-mail to the ListBot list so you can be notified of future page modifications or Swing Bike news of interest. That URL again -- http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9338/swing.html Hope you enjoy it! Swing safely, Bob Hufford Keeper of the Swing Bike Web Site bhufford@mail.orion.org




Subject: Evil Kinevil Bicycle
Entered on: Aug 27, 1998 17:34
Entered by: bill ()

Message:
evil kinevil bike 95% complete for retoration project. Also NOS seat for same asking $175.00 call (413)447-9797 ask for Billy thank you




Subject: info on stingray serial # etc..
Entered on: Aug 28, 1998 13:15
Entered by: dave ()

Message:
Have stingray # DM517793 is it a true 3 speed. when was it made. #s on wheel say 11 75 . Also did some schwins come with sturmey archer equipment? Thanks..




Subject: Steering Wheel
Entered on: Aug 30, 1998 08:22
Entered by: Pete (pzakar@aol.com)

Message:
Thanks for affirming my memory of a bike with a steering wheel. Pete




Subject: Steering Wheel
Entered on: Aug 30, 1998 22:39
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
My dad got a bike stolen from him with a steering wheel it had an auyomatic three speed also




Subject: WTB 70'S SEARS SPYDER 5
Entered on: Aug 31, 1998 11:22
Entered by: Sal (salcarmonajr@webtv.net)

Message:
I'm looking for a 70's Sears "Spyder 5", it is different than the "spyder" or "screamer". It is an orange 20" 5 speed with a black banana seat and a "cheater slick" on the rear. It has a shimano T-type shifter (not the ball type) on the top tube (not the handlebars). It is very similar to a schwinn fastback. If anyone has any info on where I could find one, I would really appreciate hearing from you. Sal (520) 579-2512 salcarmonajr@webtv.net




Subject: KRATES NEW OLD?
Entered on: Sep 1, 1998 12:02
Entered by: BRENT (lemon_peeler@hotmail.com)

Message:
I was complaining earlier about the new krates, and their price. Well I just bought a 69 orange krate for $380 painted it red $20 put a repo apple seat on it $40 got seatshocks $55 Trued up the wheels myself got brake levers & cables $17 so for $512 I got a 5spd krate that looks, and rides great for not a whole lot more than a new one. When that is possible, the new ones are a real waste.




Subject: New Krates
Entered on: Sep 1, 1998 21:24
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
But Their Fun




Subject: Price of Krates & new Krates
Entered on: Sep 2, 1998 19:34
Entered by: Stu ()

Message:
Brent, I couldn't agree with you more. I recently bought a 71 Lemon Peeler for $100.00 It Looked like is was ready for the landfill, however, no chrome cleans up nicer than schwinn chrome does! A pete seat $85.00, nos reflector $15.00, two tires $90.00, a little touch-up paint, a shifter decal $6.00 & 20 SOS pads & lots of elbow grease. I'm very proud of this $315.00 spent. It's also made in the good ole USA, not Tiawan!




Subject: schwinn-man
Entered on: Sep 2, 1998 19:39
Entered by: stu ()

Message:
How many old Krates do you have? & have you compared the fun between the old & new?




Subject: mystery bike???
Entered on: Sep 2, 1998 21:44
Entered by: Keith ()

Message:
I recently bought a cool muscle style bike at a tag sale.It has the original stickers on it. They say Speeder? bike co. Brooklyn. It also says charger on the chain guard. Ever hear of this?




Subject: New Krates
Entered on: Sep 2, 1998 23:01
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
Well you won this one but ... but...but..




Subject: 5 krates for sale
Entered on: Sep 3, 1998 21:30
Entered by: frank (wittefour@aol.com)

Message:
beautifully restored bicycles. mostly nos parts or mint originals.professionally painted.any interest please write.




Subject: Chopper s-5 hub and rim
Entered on: Sep 5, 1998 14:09
Entered by: Robert (moffett2@erols.com)

Message:
I just got what appears to be a chopper 5-speed wheel. It has a 1969 36-spoke Sturmey-Archer S5 hub on a Sturmey 20x2 rim, and the same type of spoke guard as the 3-speed that's for sale from Menotomy. I haven't even cleaned it up yet,but it looks very promising. What I want to know is how hard they are to get,and how much demand there is for them. I was actually just going to use the hub on a roadster, but I might leave the whole wheel intact if they've been hard to find, and someone needs it. Also, I'd like to know what the original tire was. This hub is dated 10-69, and the current tire is a 20 x 2.125 Goodyear Polyester Studded Tread. Any input is appreciated. Meanwhile, I'm going to go back and try to find the rest of that bike! Thanks.




Subject: 67 Stingray/Slik-Chik
Entered on: Sep 5, 1998 18:19
Entered by: Ken (kenzmail@juno.com)

Message:
I recently bought what I thought was an early Schwinn Coppertone Stingray. The Silk screen was faded but otherwise it was OK. When I went to clean the bike up I noticed that the Chainguard Actually said Schwinn Sthingray "SLIK CHIK". Upon inspection I noticed that the wheel base was shorter than the Other, later models, that I have. This model has the smaller sprocket, I think it's called the sprint. The chainguard looks like it has been on the bike for a long time and is the correct color. Were there any "Slik Chik" bikes made that had the regular frame style and not the dropped tube style that most girls bikes of the time had? Has the chain guard simply been replaced? The bike is a '67 I have since found out. It also has the shorter handle bars that turn down a bit more than the later bikes, alot like you might see on an earler stingray. Can anyone help me out?




Subject: stingray/slik chik
Entered on: Sep 5, 1998 23:50
Entered by: ken ()

Message:
Well, it looks as though I solved my own dilema. I believe that the bike is a Junior Stingray that has had a SLik Chik chainguard put on it. Anybody know when the Juniors were introduced? How many years did they offer the coppertone color? Thanks. Ken




Subject: Junior Sting-Rays
Entered on: Sep 6, 1998 19:13
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
Junior Sting-Ray (1965-1978). Offered in Radiant Coppertone 1965-1968. Hope that helps ...




Subject: "CHEETER SLICK" BIKE
Entered on: Sep 7, 1998 10:35
Entered by: RON (jamesgng@abingdon.net)

Message:
I HAVE A BIKE I BOUGHT THAT SAYS "CHEETER SLICK" ON THE CHAIN GUARD AND HAS ALL SCHWINN PARTS ON IT BUT THE FRAME HAS BEEN REPAINTED AND I CAN NOT FIND A SERIAL # THROUGH THE PAINT. IS THIS A SCHWINN AND WHAT YEAR. ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRICIATED.




Subject: Chopper rear wheel w/an S5
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 08:54
Entered by: BikeTuna ()

Message:
Well, I personally think muscle bikes are silly. But that aside I must say that that rear wheel you have is worth a lot. It is tough to find 5-speed choppers. It is even harder to find one with an INTERNAL 5-speed hub. Yes. Go back and find the rest of that bike, it'll be worth a pretty penny.




Subject: Cheeter Slik
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 08:56
Entered by: BikeTuna ()

Message:
The serial number will be on the left rear dropout, or on the right side of the head tube. If it ain't there, it ain't a Schwinn.




Subject: A question for you muscle bike dudes
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 09:02
Entered by: BikeTuna ()

Message:
Well, do you actually ride these bikes, or just wrench and polish them. I can see how it would be a good time to restore one. They've got a unique look and great paint colors. But do you ever RIDE them? Gimme a big fat heavy loaded balloon tire bike any day!




Subject: Murray "chopper" style.
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 14:36
Entered by: Sam (skvivian@olemiss.edu)

Message:
I am looking for info on a mid-70s era Murray chopper. I had one when I was younger and now deeply regret selling it. It was painted purple, had a flame decal at the headset, a purple metallic seat also with flames printed on it. The frame was set to rake the fork out at about 45 deg, and the forks themselves were about 3 1/2 feet long. I had managed to round up a 48" sissy bar for it. I would like to find another. If anyone has info on this bike, or has one, please contact me.




Subject: addendum: Murray chopper
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 14:47
Entered by: Sam (skvivian@olemiss.edu)

Message:
Additional note: The frame on this bike had straight tubes. No cantilever.




Subject: Hey Bike-Tuna
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 19:20
Entered by: Stu ()

Message:
you think muscle bikes are stupid. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. is this your opinion maybe because you didn't grow up in the muscle bike era? I like the balloon tire bikes as well. I do ride my lemon peeler. I'm 31 years old & you should see the fun looks i get from people. so they're not just for polishing & turning a wrench on. Muscle bikes are great conversation pieces. They also make good decorations, if they're to nice to risk riding!




Subject: Hey bike tuna (edit last message)
Entered on: Sep 9, 1998 19:25
Entered by: stu ()

Message:
sorry, you said muscle bikes were "silly" not "stupid". sorry again!




Subject: Murray Chopper
Entered on: Sep 10, 1998 09:06
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
Menotomy had one for sale on this web site for a while. Not sure when it sold. Send them email. It had that 'flamed' saddle and everything.




Subject: Biketuna: Variety is...
Entered on: Sep 10, 1998 09:08
Entered by: jj ()

Message:
The spice of life. The muscle bikes are a blast to restore, but you really can ride them, too. Just raise that banana seat as high as it can go, and pedal away! (Though I feel much more distinguished on a balloon tire bike. And I loath middleweights...) Variety, you know...




Subject: Murray Chopper
Entered on: Sep 10, 1998 11:32
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
A nice Murray Chopper sold on eBay last year for around $350. Apparently it got damaged in shipment and was relisted (can't remember what the price was then). I think I have a pic of it somewhere. I'll send it to Vin (Menotomy) to post if I can find it. Cool bike!




Subject: Hey Bike Tuna????
Entered on: Sep 11, 1998 01:21
Entered by: G-Man (GHugh58@aol.com)

Message:
I read your message on questioning muscle bike people if we really ride these bike. Yes we do... I have a Cotton picker and meet with sometime 10-15 other stingrays at shows and cruise the rows of vendors and show cars. We are the biggest hit at some shows and we have drags too. We have 100' drag races, only rule is you must stay seated on the bike. 2nd gear launchs are the best then slam it into 4th or 5th. On balloon tire bikes, we all think you guys look like Goobers or PeeWee wanta-bees. Nothing personal, but ya'll look like a bunch of Titannics putting around. Have fun... We do...




Subject: RE: Ballooners .vs. Muscle Bikes
Entered on: Sep 11, 1998 09:58
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
You guys are cracking me up! I've got to put myself in the balloon tire/middleweight group, though. I have long legs.




Subject: More Murray Chopper
Entered on: Sep 11, 1998 12:08
Entered by: Sam (skvivian@olemiss.edu)

Message:
I would be interested in finding one of these since they are apparently still around. I am not that interested in a totally restored bike, and would settle for the frame and forks if that's all that is available. I had to replace the rear wheel on mine and found that one or another of the department stores carried not only an exact duplicate of the original wheel, but the grooved slick rear tire too. The front rim I am not so sure about, and may need to find an original one of those. It had a flat area in the center where the spokes monted, but it sloped away on either side to form a /-\ kind of shape. I would also like to find a super-tall sissy bar for the back. The one I had was about 48" tall, and was straight except for the last 8" or so, which bent back at about 10 deg. So, anyone got one of these buried somewhere? Again, no show bikes. I don't have the free cash for a $300+ bike, and am thinking more in the $100 range. Also, are there any resources for these bikes? I see a lot about schwinn Krates, but very little about come of the other "big-name" bikes. I should think that in an enthusiast-driven hobby such as this, the relative value of these things would be secondary. How about it, huh?




Subject: buzz bike 2+1
Entered on: Sep 13, 1998 16:39
Entered by: pat (patrickhenehan1@juno.com)

Message:
Has anyone ever seen a westernflyer buzz bike 2+1? It is a stingray with a built in wheely bar in back. Any info would be great!




Subject: Schwinn Lil' Chik
Entered on: Sep 14, 1998 20:38
Entered by: charl (charlz24@aol.com)

Message:
I have a 1967 girls Schwinn Lil' Chik, what is the collector value of this bike? It has a mini banana seat with the Sting-Ray tag on it and mini sissy bars. It has 20" tires [S7] and a "lucky 7" sprocket. Does it have more value in pieces? I would like to see a young beginner collector ride it. Any suggestions?




Subject: sears rail
Entered on: Sep 18, 1998 04:02
Entered by: Ken (runner180@aol.com)

Message:
Hello,, I am still searching for a Sears Rail made in the late 60's. I found one and would like to add to the collection...




Subject: 16+20 odd musclebikes
Entered on: Sep 18, 1998 12:52
Entered by: Chris (cthorton@aol.com)

Message:
WTB parts & pieces for Non Schwinn 16+20 musclebikes.Console shifters OddHandlebars Fenders Seats sisybars chaingaurds fenders What do you have? Bikes such as Screamers Slingshots EliminatorsEtc Thanks Chris




Subject: Stingray
Entered on: Sep 20, 1998 20:05
Entered by: SchwinnMAN (schwinn_elcamino@mypad.com)

Message:
Anybody out there want to give me a stingray?




Subject: HELP
Entered on: Sep 21, 1998 20:16
Entered by: JACOB (MRBGSTF66)

Message:
MY FRIEND HAS A OLD SEARS BIKE AND IT LOOKS LIKE A STING RAY IT IS SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN MY 20 INCH SHWINN BUT LARGER THAN A 16 INCH I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE NAME AND THE COMPANY NAME OF THE BIKE THANX




Subject: Executive?
Entered on: Sep 23, 1998 10:06
Entered by: Paul (dnichols@mediaone.net)

Message:
I just bought a musclebike at a yardsale for 40.00. Has rear slick,hole bike is in great shape.The only thing is I have never heard of this brand. Its called executive?Can someone help? Thanks




Subject: STING RAY BICYCLE HORN
Entered on: Sep 23, 1998 19:23
Entered by: JAIME (JJARAMIL@SHRIKE.DEPAUL.EDU)

Message:
CAN SOMEBODY ANSWER THIS FOR ME? ME AND MY COUSIN ARE STING-RAY FANS AND WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A PROBLEM!!! WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW: DID SCHWINN EVER MAKE A BICIYCLE HORN THAT HAD AN ACCORDION LOOKING SQUEEZE BALL? BY THIS I MEAN , I THOUGHT THAT I SAW A PICTURE OF A HORN THAT HAD BELLOWS THAT YOU SQUEEZED TO PRODUCE THE SOUND ON THE HORN. I THINK THE BELLOWS CAME IN THE COLOR OF THE BICYCLE AND IT HAD THE SCHWINN LOGO WITH THE RACING STRIPE ON IT. I HOPE THAT MY COUSIN AND I ARE NOT CRAZY!!! PLEASE RESPOND, ANYONE!!!




Subject: RE: Old Sears bike that looks like a Sting-Ray
Entered on: Sep 25, 1998 08:29
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
It is probably a Sears Spyder




Subject: WTB MID 70's SEARS SPYDER 5
Entered on: Sep 25, 1998 15:26
Entered by: Sal (salcarmonajr@webtv.net)

Message:
Looking for a mid 70's sears "spyder 5", it is an orange 5 speed with a black banana seat. It has a "click stick" shifter; a shimano ratchet with a T-type handle located on the top bar, not on the handlebars. It also has a "cheater slick" on the rear and a chrome chainguard that says "spyder 5". It is a sears bike that resembles the schwinn fastback. If you can help me please email me at salcarmonajr@webtv.net Thanks, Sal




Subject: hawthorn and hawthorn fury V
Entered on: Sep 26, 1998 21:02
Entered by: justin (jdp@ponyexpress.net)

Message:
i have 2 hawthorns 1 almost nint except new wiers both tiers 20"second needs work24"back 16"front springer fork butt it 1 that goes accross i really need info on thees years and value where to get parts . o yae both are 5 speeds. thank you so much pleas e mail me .thank you all .




Subject: hawthorn and hawthorn fury V
Entered on: Sep 26, 1998 21:04
Entered by: justin (jdp@ponyexpress.net)

Message:
i have 2 hawthorns 1 almost nint except new wiers both tiers 20"second needs work24"back 16"front springer fork butt it 1 that goes accross i really need info on thees years and value where to get parts . o yae both are 5 speeds. thank you so much pleas e mail me .thank you all .




Subject: hawthorn and hawthorn fury V
Entered on: Sep 26, 1998 21:08
Entered by: justin (jdp@ponyexpress.net)

Message:
i have 2 hawthorns 1 almost nint except new wiers both tiers 20"second needs work24"back 16"front springer fork butt it 1 that goes accross i really need info on thees years and value where to get parts . o yae both are 5 speeds. thank you so much pleas e mail me .thank you all .




Subject:
Entered on: Sep 27, 1998 17:27
Entered by: justin ()

Message:
sorry to all for the repeats




Subject: Manta Ray front Rim
Entered on: Sep 27, 1998 21:12
Entered by: Ken (Runner180@aol.com)

Message:
Hello..I need a 24 inch S-5 or S-6 Front Rim for my Schwinn Manta Ray,,,any info would be greatly appreciated




Subject: Schwinn Krate
Entered on: Sep 27, 1998 21:12
Entered by: Mike (lacetool@aol.com)

Message:
Have Grey Ghost, correct documented repaint. I then put all original parts back on bike (excellent chrome, chainguard,respoked,5-speed). Sell to highest bidder. Have 100% original Spaceliner too.




Subject: Swing Bike Question
Entered on: Sep 28, 1998 14:50
Entered by: Rick (riksscrn@aol.com)

Message:
I would like to know if anyone knows the value of a large sprocket cover for a Swing Bike. If you have one or know of someone that has one could you let me know. If you have any information please e-mail me. Thanks, Rick




Subject: dirt jumper
Entered on: Sep 28, 1998 18:04
Entered by: Tony (leftski@aol.com)

Message:
I am getting started in dirt jumping. If anyone can give me some advise on anything or just wants to talk, e-mail me.




Subject: swing bike
Entered on: Sep 28, 1998 18:52
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
Rick Ask Bob Hufford he should know id like to have a swingbike




Subject: A bike i dont know about
Entered on: Sep 28, 1998 22:46
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
What is a cheater slik? is it a schwinn? where can i see pictures of it thank you and dont laugh at my stupid question




Subject: Cheater Slick
Entered on: Sep 29, 1998 07:33
Entered by: Craig ()

Message:
I have a Cheater Slick on the back of my huffy, the tire dimensions are 20x2.125. Are the tires still available as a repro. or are there still good originals still out there?




Subject: WTB: raleigh Chopper tires and shifter
Entered on: Sep 29, 1998 22:43
Entered by: bill (tempisfgit@aol.com)

Message:
thanks for the help!




Subject: Mattel Stallion
Entered on: Sep 30, 1998 00:05
Entered by: Mike Likes Bikes ()

Message:
just sold org. It's all chrome frame rear adj. shocks,small seat.Bike frame hinged at lower frame junction and had a triple tree front fork. All Mattel markings and seat was embossed with Mattel. It was org. and complete and my 11 year old said it weigh a ton! www.lacetool.com.




Subject: Schwinn Rim
Entered on: Sep 30, 1998 00:30
Entered by: Ken (Runner180@AOL.com)

Message:
Hi,,,I am looking for a 24 inch S-5 or S-6 front rim for my Manta Ray bike,,,any info would be great,,,




Subject: Schwinn Tordano Serial Number
Entered on: Sep 30, 1998 17:28
Entered by: Sheila (rucksj@maritz.com)

Message:
Where do I find the serial number? The 20" girl's bike that I have is rusty and I can't see the number anywhere. I'm trying to find out how old it is.




Subject: Schwinn Tornado Serial Number
Entered on: Oct 1, 1998 13:56
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
The serial number will be in one of three locations. Under the crank (on the bottom bracket), on the left rear axle hanger (dropout -- you might have to remove fender braces to see it) or on the headtube under the Schwinn badge. On the later two the date can be determined from the first two letter/number or letter/letter combinations. The other (older) will have to come off a list (which I have somewhere). Check the Schwinn site for the date codes www.schwinn.com or e-mail me and I'll tell you




Subject: cheap bananna seat bikes
Entered on: Oct 2, 1998 18:39
Entered by: Will (floatingball@hotmail.com)

Message:
Does anyone have any bananna seat bikes that they would like to sell?




Subject: 1976 Stingray
Entered on: Oct 6, 1998 15:32
Entered by: Babs (kkeyes@partners.org)

Message:
I have a 1976 Stingray. I thought that it was a fairlady, but on the chaingauard it says lil chic. Is it a child's bike? (I'll still ride it anyway) But I can't find any info on the lil chic. Any thoughts?




Subject: (Fairlady/Slik Chik\Lil Chik)
Entered on: Oct 6, 1998 18:49
Entered by: SchwinnMAN (schwinn_elcamino@mypad.com)

Message:
I dont know for sure but i think the lil chik bikes are shorter or it could be the wrong chain gaurd . and also does anybody know when the fairlady was first made?I hope it helps you and thank you.




Subject: chopper
Entered on: Oct 7, 1998 00:48
Entered by: vince (gateshot@aol.com)

Message:
willing to trade 3 spd blue boys raleigh chopper, original red line tires, orig fenders,no rust orig cables,brakes,dash,shifter,seat(1-2inch rip)dont know if this bike was ever ridden,found it in a building i bought 3 yrs ago, want to trade for krate in like condition, thanks




Subject: 60's or '70s Columbia "jet or Jet pilot" muscle bike WTB or Info
Entered on: Oct 10, 1998 17:46
Entered by: bill (kratekrazy@aol.com)

Message:
Still trying to find my childhood bike. i have narrowed it down to columbia, it had a 3 or 5 speed top tube shifter and a black square backed saddle. Picture of a jet flying across chainguard. Hi rise handle bars dark green, but will take any color or info on the exact name of this bike. Thanks bill




Subject: Value of a Schwinn Lemon Peeler
Entered on: Oct 11, 1998 00:40
Entered by: Craig (Colalucc@dstm.com)

Message:
Hi, I have a Schwinn Lemon Peeler that was built in December of 1971 (serial no.=mg034989). It has been in my family since it was purchased new. It has been attic stored since 1977. It is in excellent, complete, and unrestored condition. Any idea how much it is worth? Thanks, Craig




Subject: Tyler Sting Ray-Made In Poland
Entered on: Oct 12, 1998 11:10
Entered by: Chris (CrabeyeVii@aol)

Message:
My son bought at yard sale a Tyler Sting Ray type bike and I'd like to know It's approx. age and collectability.It's in original condition as far as I can tell. It is convertable to a girls bike, banana seat, high rise bars, fenders, and coaster brake. If it's worth doing, I'd like to find a source for stickers and paint so it could be fully restored.S/N78-284431. Any other facts on Tyler would be appreciated.Thanks-Chris




Subject: RE: Lemon Peeler
Entered on: Oct 13, 1998 08:42
Entered by: kath ()

Message:
In the condition you describe, it should be worth $900-$1000




Subject: WANTED
Entered on: Oct 15, 1998 21:18
Entered by: Mr. Beatty (BeattysAxe@aol.com)

Message:
Hey, I'm looking for a '66-'67 Stingray, 3-5 Speed. Something I could restore. E-mail me if you have one or know where I can find one.




Subject: New Krate Bikes
Entered on: Oct 16, 1998 12:39
Entered by: ken (kslses@kode.net)

Message:
Hello, I am not up to speed on the bicycle world. I have just accidentally found out about the re- issue of the Krates. I did not have a Sting Ray or a Krate when I was a kid. I rode 3rd hand pieces of junk and tried to fix them up. I lusted over all the Krates and Sting Rays. However, now at age 43,having a Krate to ride would be great, (I would allow my kids to ride it if they behaved). What else does Schwinn have planned for these new Krates? More colors,more options? How many are available now? How many in the future? Any one know? Are there parts available to up grade to drum brake and five speed? Or howabout a new Krate with new high performance parts...sinlge pivot brakes,thumb ratchet shfter, nine speed rear hub, or 27 speed? I am interested in information. I have explained to the kids that these bikes were as important to me then, as all of the toys and gadgets they want now and will not have. Thanks for listening.




Subject: Grey Ghost & Disc Brake Pea Picker
Entered on: Oct 16, 1998 16:51
Entered by: Richard ()

Message:
I have an original paint Grey Ghost 5 speed in very nice condition except for a few small paint chips and the slick is not original. Also an original '73 Pea Picker 5 speed with the disc brake, RWL slick, but quite a few chips and scratches. Both bikes are complete with good chrome, seats and grips. I've had these for 8 years but need to sell at least one now. What is the fair market value of each?




Subject: Schwinn Mini Sting Ray
Entered on: Oct 17, 1998 01:12
Entered by: Louis ()

Message:
My son has a Schwinn Mini Stingray which we found at a grage sale for 10 bucks. Candy Blue with grey trim, grey seat with blue stripes and "S" in the middle. Top tube has "Mini Sting Ray" decal on it. 16" wheels front and rear with original tires. Overall condition is good to excellent throughout (8.5-9). Any ideas on value? We recently retired it as we found a 71 Deluxe Sting Ray at another garage sale for 20 bucks, in about the same condition, and he's big enough for that now (loves it).




Subject: mattel varroom stallion bike wanted
Entered on: Oct 17, 1998 14:41
Entered by: Arnie (Rock1hd@webtv.net)

Message:
I am looking for any imformation on mattels varroom bikes sold by sears in the 1960s would like to purchase one




Subject: mattel varroom stallion bike wanted
Entered on: Oct 17, 1998 14:42
Entered by: Arnie (Rock1hd@webtv.net)

Message:
I am looking for any imformation on mattels varroom bikes sold by sears in the 1960s would like to purchase one




Subject: lemon peeler and grey ghost posted by richard
Entered on: Oct 18, 1998 04:49
Entered by: jack (ja18951@prodigy.net)

Message:
i am interested in the bikes but you didnt leave your email address. please redo your post. thanks




Subject: Looking to Buy
Entered on: Oct 18, 1998 18:30
Entered by: Jim (headgame @trxinc.com)

Message:
I am looking for a 72 or 73 Krate with Disc Brake in good to excellent condition. Prefer an Orange or Apple Krate, but will consider the other colors. Please contact me if you have one of these bikes to sell or know someone that does. Thank You




Subject: SCHWINN KRATE COLLECION
Entered on: Oct 19, 1998 03:26
Entered by: CHAD (CBRACING@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
I HAVE MUSCLE BIKE COLLECTION FOR SELL MOSTLY SCHWINN KRATES,FASTBACKS,MANTA, PIXIES, MANY EXTRA PARTS NUTS BOLTS SEATS SLICKS,OVER 20 BIKES MOST VERY NICE, SHOW COND. ALO HAVE A MATTELL VA-ROOM, MURRAY CHOPPER MUST SELL ALL! BEST DEAL YOU BUY ALL, COULD SELL SEPERATE.. 5000.00 TAKES EVERYTHING,COLLECTION VALUED AT 8,000 FOR INFO CALL CHAD 801-292-1555 UT. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY




Subject: mattel Vrroom II
Entered on: Oct 20, 1998 16:59
Entered by: Bill ()

Message:
Looking for a 70's vintage Mattel Vrroom II. This toy looks like a motorcycle engine and was designed to be mounted on a Stinray style bicycle. It has a 'speed' control for the handlebars. The toy would make a sound like a motorcycle engine. Please let me know if you have one or know of one for sale. Thanks




Subject: Any Muscle Bike whatsoever
Entered on: Oct 20, 1998 17:52
Entered by: Ryan (ryangodammit@hotmail.com)

Message:
I'm in New Zealand and am just getting into Stingrays and the like, the only problem is that they don't exist here. Any sort would do(as long as it's cool),and I don't mind fixing up any worn out ones for a cheaper price. I extremely eager and would ship it out here in an instant. Anyone able to help?




Subject: DixJag
Entered on: Oct 20, 1998 23:18
Entered by: Joshua (JokerLaughsAlot@webtv.net)

Message:
I saw a message basically saying avoid DixJag and musclebike.com. I want to purchase a bike from this website and the person i wroyte was DixJag and was one of the e-mail addresses listed in the message. my question is: Should I forget about it and not try,is this really a "risk"? I would appreciate info asap,here or by e-mail




Subject: Looking for Mattel Vrroom II toy engine
Entered on: Oct 21, 1998 09:56
Entered by: Bill (saasq@hotmail.com)

Message:
Looking for a 70's vintage Mattel Vrroom II toy. This toy looks like a motorcycle engine and was designed to be mounted on a Stinray style bicycle. It has a 'speed' control for the handlebars. The toy would make a sound like a motorcycle engine. Please let me know if you have one or know of one for sale. Thanks




Subject: varroom mattel bicycle
Entered on: Oct 21, 1998 18:21
Entered by: arnie (Rock1hd@webtv.net)

Message:
I AM looking for a nice varroom mattel bicycle to buy any information on these would be great thanks. Arnie




Subject: Schwinn Stingrays for sale
Entered on: Oct 21, 1998 23:33
Entered by: Chris (collins@psnw.com)

Message:
For sale: 1982 girl's coaster brake 3-speed stingray. good original condition $100. obo. 1970 3-speed Schwinn Breeze stingray Blue good original condition, needs seat $100. obo. 1976 Bicenntenial stingray needs seat and decal set complete $220. obo. 1968 Black fastback including NOS "hoops" rims $395. obo. (3)1972 manta ray frames chemically stripped and covered with light coat of primer $50 each. 1957 Schwinn Corvette original black paint with stainless fenders, rare 3-speed $415. obo must sell. 1967 Schwinn stingray delux frame including crank, sprocket, chain guard, seat clamp, front rim, and pedals and parts of springer fork $150. obo. Will consider package deal.




Subject: Three stingrays and one chopper Must Go!
Entered on: Oct 22, 1998 21:08
Entered by: Bob...3 Stingrays One Chopper (kbsiegel@juno.com)

Message:
I have (_1_) 1969 5 speed deluxe Stingray. Frame, Fork, Chainguard, and shifter; needs paint shifter rusty. (_2_) Schwinn 5 speed; thumb shift Stingray. With a little TLC this bike will clean up nice.(speedometer missing) (_3_) 5 speed; thumb shift Stingray. Paint is fair, some rust. and (_4_) Raliegh Chopper 3 speed Nice rider, good chrome decent paint, worn front tire. CALL BOB SIEGEL (703)569-5240 OR LOOK AT MY home page at this url. http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Villa/9457




Subject: LOOKING FOR CHOPPER FORKS SOLD @ WESTERN AUTO PARTS IN 1960'S
Entered on: Oct 23, 1998 11:03
Entered by: LOUIE @ POMONA UNAUTHORIZED SCHWINN SERVICE (CUTLOUS@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
Looking for exstendable chopper forks/they would extend from 4 feet to 6 feet/all chrome/sold @ Western Auto Parts Stores in the late 1960's. EE-mail or call me @ (909)622-2766 Thanks; Louie Guevara




Subject: schwinn sting ray
Entered on: Oct 24, 1998 19:52
Entered by: john (bass1@the-bridge.net)

Message:
i have a schwinn sting ray serial no. MC48845. this bike was stored since almost new .it is black,seat is perfect,all chrome is perfect except a little rust on rims.very few paint scratches. all original everything with nobbies still on the original fastback slick.no wear on shifter nob(5) still in tact.if anyone can tell me anything about the bike,(year,value,etc.) please reply or e-mail me as soon as possible.thank you!




Subject: Schwinn Corvette
Entered on: Oct 25, 1998 22:01
Entered by: Tom ()

Message:
Have a 1955 Schwinn Corvette (3 speed, dual hand brakes, chrome fenders, front luggage carrier, red and white frame. Good condition. What is its estimated worth at this time?




Subject: I must get rid of three stingrays
Entered on: Oct 26, 1998 10:39
Entered by: Bob Siegel (703)569-5240 (kbsiegel@juno.com)

Message:
Siegel, (703)569-5240, kbsiegel@juno.com ...... 1969 5 sp. deluxe STINGRAY. Frame,Fork, Chain guard, and shifter; needs paint, shifter rusty; make offer Schwinn 5 speed; thumb shift STINGRAY. With a little TLC this bike will clean up nice. (speedometer missing) $125. 5 speed; thumb shift STINGRAY. Paint is fair, some rust $125. Raleigh Chopper 3 speed Nice rider, good chrome decent paint, worn front tire. $250. Schwinn Lil Tiger, convertible with top bar, missing chain gaurd; tires good; $75. 40s Schwinn DX; Repro springer, right side tank rust; $500. Schwinn Tandem(Boys front/Girls back). Candy Apple Red; Prof. Restoration, Decal states "Bicycle Built for two". Needs Schwinn decal for chaingaurd, $200. Schwinn Deluxe Hornet;$400. all original Springer, Cantilever tank with horn, rear carrier, rocket ray headlight in good shape, rideable and nice!




Subject: SEARS SCREAMER
Entered on: Oct 28, 1998 13:02
Entered by: STEVE (SIACINO@STEELTECHBP)

Message:
I HAVE A 1970 SEARS SCREAMER FOR SALE.ITS A BOYS FRAME WITH A YELLOW AND RED PAINT JOB.12'' FRONT WHEEL, 16'' REAR WHEEL,DUAL BRAKES IN REAR,5 SPEED STICK SHIFT WITH DRAG BRAKE .SADDLE WITH BUILT IN REFLECTOR,SHOCKS ON FRONT AND REAR. I BOUGHT THE BIKE NEW WHEN I WAS A KID. ITS BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED AND ALL ORIGINAL.THE ONLY THING MISSING IS THE HANDLEBAR TAPE WHICH WAS GOLD METALIC FLAKE.$750.00




Subject: non-schwinn muscle bike
Entered on: Oct 29, 1998 16:34
Entered by: Tim (Coolcar59@aol.com)

Message:
Hi I found a muscle bike yesterday! I mean it was in the garbage! What a great day. I am trying to figure out what it is. It has 20" wheels, its a one speed coaster. The frame looks like a Stingray, but the #'s are on the bottom crank hub, so its not a Schwinn.The paint is gone, with a coat of blue spay paint instead. It has tires that look original, and they have no markings except "Tractor-Grip". The coaster is Shimano. It had a white glitter banana seat, and a small sissy-bar. The handle bars are just like Stingray. Anyone have any guesses? Questions? PLEASE HELP!!!! THANK-YOU! Tim




Subject: Tims Bike
Entered on: Oct 29, 1998 18:41
Entered by: SchwinnMAN ()

Message:
It sounds like a Schwinn To ME.




Subject: Wanted!!! 1969 Iverson Dragster.
Entered on: Oct 30, 1998 03:46
Entered by: Michael (taz400ci@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for a 1969 " Iverson Dragster" 20" bike with 3 spd stick shift. Will pay decent price for bike in good to mint cond.. Please email with any info.. Serious buyer.




Subject: 1969 Deluxe Stingray, $75 firm (read msg)
Entered on: Oct 31, 1998 08:27
Entered by: Siegel (703)569-5240 ()

Message:
Siegel, $75 firm, 1969 Deluxe Stingray (rough) E-Mail: kbsiegel@juno.com (703)569-5240 Subject: pedal cranks dated 1969, 69 Deluxe Stingray $75 Body of Message: These are the parts that come with it: frame, fork, chain guard, pedal crank dated 1969; handle bars, goose neck, stick shift with a bent handle at the top. $75 firm Bob Siegel (703)569-5240 I also have a Krate springer with a damaged spring(this sells for $125)




Subject: 1957 Schwinn Corvette $150.
Entered on: Oct 31, 1998 14:49
Entered by: bob ()

Message:
mail Bob Siegel at: kbsiegel@juno.com 1957 Schwinn Corvette (boys), $150.00 Call (703)569-5240 with questions or comments




Subject:
Entered on: Nov 1, 1998 14:00
Entered by: ryan (lowrider@link.ca)

Message:
looking for krate bike, perferably a peeler??but anything else will do..please E with discp. and prices??




Subject: Looking for Swinger 5 spd
Entered on: Nov 2, 1998 01:59
Entered by: Michael (taz400ci@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for a 1970 "Swinger" 5 spd. This bike was sold a JC Pennys with 20" rear and 16" front wheel. Also has double stick shift console. Bike is much like the sears screamer. I would be very thankful for any info.. Also looking for a 1969 " Iverson" Dragster 3 spd 20" bike. This was the bike I had back in 1970. Please email any info.. Thanks.




Subject: Schwinn 5 speed rear wheel cog spindle
Entered on: Nov 2, 1998 22:58
Entered by: Ed (rutak1@megsinet.net)

Message:
I'm trying to take apart a 5 speed Krate rear wheel. I got the cog off and all the tiny bearings. Now I can't seem to get the spindle for the cog off the hub. I believe this is a right hand thread. Is there a special tool to do this? Does Schwinn still make this tool? Any advice would help.




Subject: mainly schwinn bikes and parts for sale
Entered on: Nov 5, 1998 01:03
Entered by: steve (stingraysteve@integrityonline3.com)

Message:
5 krates, MantaRays, early StingRays, MiniTwinn, Runabout. Many NOS and tons of used parts. Call 801-985-4835 or email with your wants.




Subject: Raliegh Rodeo 3+2
Entered on: Nov 6, 1998 14:04
Entered by: DOUG (DLKENNEDY@WEBTV.NET)

Message:
Bicycle is in good condition. Would lke to know what it is worth why the 3+2.




Subject: 3 + 2
Entered on: Nov 6, 1998 14:42
Entered by: Bob Hufford (bhufford@mail.orion.org)

Message:
I think this is why (from Sheldon Browns site):------"The original S5 used two cables, a conventional 3-speed type on the right, and a bellcrank/pushrod unit on the left. The right lever/cable has 3 positions, and works as a normal 3-speed hub. The left lever/cable converts the hub from a medium ratio to a wide ratio 3-speed. Since the middle gear is direct drive, the left control has no effect on the middle gear." ------- The value would be around $100 - $150 probably. Maybe more. I sold a standard 3-speed '68 Rodeo last year for $75 that was missing the seat.




Subject: sting ray
Entered on: Nov 8, 1998 17:17
Entered by: john (bass1@the-bridge.net)

Message:
ive got a 67'sting ray fastback for sale.its black,mint seat,exc. chrome. rims a little rusty.paint is nice. missing the chainguard.tires are original and in great shape.cables are exc.$225.00 is a good price and it will sell fast so give me a jingle at bass1@the-bridge.net




Subject: Lets Make A Deal
Entered on: Nov 10, 1998 16:57
Entered by: John (coolbikes@webtv.net)

Message:
I am looking for parts for my 72 lemon peeler I need chain guard,spring fork,and front wheel with drum brake.I will trade cool things for them 2 possible trades . 2 NOS w/w westwinds 20X1 3/4 S7 (not repro) they are still in the factory schwinn paper. Also NOS white face stingray speedo in the box.I have other things I will trade.Lets make a deal.




Subject: Swing Bikes
Entered on: Nov 10, 1998 20:55
Entered by: Matt (joelane@compuserve.com)

Message:
I have green and orange swing bikes still in the original boxes. E-mail me if interested. $800.00 each plus shipping. Matt




Subject: Muscle bikes .vs. Balloon tire bikes
Entered on: Nov 11, 1998 10:20
Entered by: TomO (TomO)

Message:
Over the past few years I've noticed a trend. It seems that people who are new to this hobby are first getting interested in muscle bikes, probably because the muscle bikes (Stingrays, Choppers, etc) were popular when they were kids. Then after a year or two of buying, fixing up and selling the muscle bikes, they move on to the classic balloon tire bikes. Do you agree?




Subject: MUST SELL: SCHWINN BANTAM
Entered on: Nov 11, 1998 15:11
Entered by: RICK (RIKSSCRN@AOL.COM)

Message:
MUST SELL: 1984 SCHWINN BANTAM, IT'S RED AND IS IN GOOD CONDITION. EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE ORIGINAL EXCEPT FOR THE TIRES. THIS BIKE ALSO HAS THE TOP TUBE TO CONVERT IT TO A BOY'S BIKE, ASKING $45 PLUS SHIPPING. PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE. E-MAIL ME IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS.




Subject: 1967 schwinn stingray 5-speed
Entered on: Nov 11, 1998 15:20
Entered by: travis ()

Message:
I am trying to find out how much it is worth ,and if any one has a original derailer for one. I am also looking for a trike backedn for my stingray.




Subject: WANTED: 16 x 1-3/8 front wheel
Entered on: Nov 13, 1998 06:57
Entered by: Mark (rascal@mindspring.com)

Message:
This is an unusually tall and narrow wheel for being a 16 incher. It is the same wheel that came on the Huffy slingshot and some Sears bikes. Please sell me one if you have it.




Subject:
Entered on: Nov 13, 1998 18:59
Entered by: andrew ()

Message:
I have a columbia 500 from the late 50's to late 60's and I dont know anything about it if you have any inf at all please tell me




Subject: CHOPPER SISSY BARS
Entered on: Nov 14, 1998 14:37
Entered by: Dave (chiefgtx@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for a High Back Rest sissy bar for one of my 71 choppers. I know they exist but am having trouble finding one for sale. This is the place to find one I guess. please e-mail me. thanks




Subject: NEEDED!!!
Entered on: Nov 16, 1998 14:44
Entered by: STU (nebula@adams.net)

Message:
I'm looking for a chaingaurd for a Grey Ghost! please email me at nebula@adams.net thanks!!!




Subject: Chopper Bikes wanted
Entered on: Nov 16, 1998 16:25
Entered by: Michael (taz400ci@aol.com)

Message:
Looking for nice cond. chopper 5 spds like the sears screamer, huffy slingshot and J C penny Swinger. Also looking for 1969 Iverson Dragster in any cond.. Will pay fair price for nice bike. Please email with info..




Subject: Odd muscle bikes
Entered on: Nov 18, 1998 00:56
Entered by: Adam ()

Message:
I have three very odd bikes, one is a 16 inch wheeled, collapsable cruiser type, with a blue striped two speed kick back hub, long narrow rear basket, very high head tube and stem. There are no tags or stickers, and its been spray painted. The second is a Meridia 100 full suspension (frame and seat only). Third is a Huffy single speed tandem. Looking for make on the first, parts, info or photos on second, year on the third.




Subject: Muscle bike parts cheap
Entered on: Nov 21, 1998 15:32
Entered by: Paul (wheels_86@hotmail.com)

Message:
Parts off a schwinn stingray fairlady. Nice crank w/pedals(both original)front and rear fenders, some rust underneath but chrome on top is fine,chainguard ok shape,seatpost ok shape.Just offer me something. Thanks Everything for sale Paul




Subject: HEY GUYS
Entered on: Nov 21, 1998 17:44
Entered by: Jenn (blondie_js@hotmail.com)

Message:
Please PLEASE don't download pics.exe or patch.exe from ANYONE!! These are TROJANS!! A trojan is like a virus, but worse. I have the one called NETBUS and the one called ICQ KILLER. It allows people into your computer and they can do horrible things like down/up load any files from your computer, shut down the computer, terminate and delete programs and applications, they can type things on your screen, pop up message boxes, open and close your cd rom, and MANY other things. Please please.. if you have ICQ, PLEASE watch out for user QuanChi. His email is quanchi@innocent.com and teddyrocksbin@hotmail.com. He's the one that's messing with me. I'm also asking that if you have ICQ, please report him, because I can't. He gave me ICQ killer as well.. which does just what it says. If any of you know how to get rid of these things, PLEASE email me and help me out. Thanks a bunch.




Subject: SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK
Entered on: Nov 24, 1998 11:20
Entered by: Tom (tseibel@computerland.net)

Message:
I WOULD LIKE SOME INFO AS TO WHERE TO FIND PARTS, SUCH AS FRONT TIRE,(20 X 1 3/8) REAR SCHWINN FASTBACK SLICK, FRONT AXLE, CHAIN,AND A FEW OTHER PARTS. ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE YEAR IT IS. SERIAL #HB-69556




Subject: huffy
Entered on: Nov 26, 1998 00:59
Entered by: richard (ldmosier@earthlink.net)

Message:
hey i have a 1964 huffy wildcat. its been repainted . but otherwise in mint con. has tall sissy bar ape handle bars bannana seat with "champ" front tag whats its value ??????????




Subject: 1960 Schwinn Stingray
Entered on: Nov 26, 1998 19:03
Entered by: Archinto (Archinto@fcmail.com)

Message:
I have a Schwinn Sting-ray from 1960 and I was wondering if that was really odd or not that it was made that year. The exact date is January of 1960. It runs real nice and has a three speed hub and a wheel powered generator set. I'm not selling it, but what can you tell me about it?




Subject: Hawthorne 5 Speed
Entered on: Nov 26, 1998 21:37
Entered by: John (jnixon@cyberlodg.com)

Message:
I recently bought back my Ward's Hawthorne 5 Speed bike that I had bought new in about 1970. It is the one with the big tire in the back and the little one in the front. Red with yellow fenders and a high sissy bar. Does anyone know if it is worth anything and if i can get parts for it if i try and restore it? And what year I may have bought it? Thanks!! Any info would be Appreciated.




Subject: Yamaha MotoBike Stuff wanted!
Entered on: Nov 27, 1998 23:10
Entered by: Scott (smau69@aol.com)

Message:
I am restoring a worn out motobike and need EVERYTHING! Any parts, pieces, magazine articles, etc will be honored with CASH! My wife says it's my midlife crisis but hey, it's cheaper than a Corvett or 21 yr old girlfriend! Scott Myers at (719)633-1719 or smau69@aol.com




Subject: Ross muscle bike?
Entered on: Nov 30, 1998 00:07
Entered by: Forrest (rahr8782.r.students.ui)

Message:
I just got a 20" bike, with a bannana seat, rear flared 1/2 fender, ape hangers, chrome flared chaingaurd, and an attitude. I know nothing about the bike, how do I tell the year on a "Ross," and better yet; does anybody have a guestimated value?




Subject: FREE Musclebike!! It's yours if you can help me.
Entered on: Nov 30, 1998 00:14
Entered by: Michael (taz400ci@aol.com)

Message:
I have recently gotten back into collecting Musclebikes and need some help. I (like most other people) am looking for the cool 5 spd stick bikes like the Screamer, Swinger, Dragstripper, Slingshot and so on. I am mostly interested in the 1969 to 70's Iverson bikes. I had a 3 spd stick 20" Iverson in 1970 which I think was a charger or dragster. I am very interested in finding one of these. I know that finding any of these bikes in nice to near mint cond. is tough so I am offering a reward to anyone who can either sell me one of these type bikes or give info. leading to a sale. The reward is a 20" musclebike which is built on a repo. schwinn stingray frame with what I think are krate pedals and sproket. Has aftermarket front springer, ape hangers, raised letter slick, high sissybar and blue metalflake paint. All parts are either new repro. or new nos.except for the sprocket and pedals. It is a sharp bike. Just needs a fender and chaingaurd to be complete. You can veiw this bike at the following url-http://members.aol.com/taz400ci/home/bikepic1.jpg -(or 2.jpg). There is over $250.00 worth of stuff into this bike. It's yours if you can help me find what I'm looking for. Please email for more info. if interested. Thanks.




Subject: Free Bike
Entered on: Nov 30, 1998 19:03
Entered by: SchwinnMAN (schwinn_elcamino@mypad.com)

Message:
I dont know sounds to good to be true, but i'll do what I can for you




Subject: Swing Bikes 4 Sale $500 ea.
Entered on: Dec 2, 1998 12:01
Entered by: Matt (joelane@compuserve.com)

Message:
Happy Holidays. I still have orange & green swing bikes unassembled in their original boxes. I'm dropping the price from $800 to $600 for the holidays. E-mail me or call 303-907-7953 after 6pm mountain time.




Subject: 67 raliegh rodeo
Entered on: Dec 7, 1998 00:34
Entered by: doug (DLKENNEDY@webtv.net)

Message:
I am looking for an origanal shifter for my rodeo or at least a photo of one.




Subject: Schwinn Grey Ghost homebuilt on E-bay auction
Entered on: Dec 8, 1998 15:22
Entered by: Jim (rhoadsmusi@aol.com)

Message:
Homebuilt Schwinn Grey Ghost on E-bay auction. Bidding starts at $500, and ends saturday.E-bay at http://www.cayman.ebay.com/aw/index.html




Subject: Homemade Grey Ghost on Ebay
Entered on: Dec 9, 1998 23:09
Entered by: ???? (Why@Whatfor.com)

Message:
Why would anyone want this bike other than for the krate parts on it? any answers out there!!!???




Subject: ROSS APOLLO????????
Entered on: Dec 10, 1998 20:09
Entered by: Jill (Gravity365@aol.com)

Message:
I recently bought a different looking bike for $60. I later found out it was a Ross, possibly an "apollo" It is in Exellent condition exept for the paint isn't original and it is missing the front "tag" on the handlebar stem plus someone bent the front forks to make it a lowrider. I would REALLY LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE BIKES,Even possibly buy new decals??? PLEASE E-MAIL ME WITH INFO!!!




Subject: Non Schwinn 16+20 musclebikes
Entered on: Dec 15, 1998 13:03
Entered by: Chris (Dragbrake@aol.com)

Message:
Wanting to buy odds and ends,bits and pieces of offbrand musclebikes.Seats, shifters,frames,forks,chaingaurds etc.For bikes such as Murray Eliminator Mark 2,Huffy Rail,Slingshot,Amf Wedge,etc.Want do you have? Thanks Chris




Subject: Wanted Schwinn Sting Ray
Entered on: Dec 16, 1998 23:53
Entered by: Kris (majboyz@aol)

Message:
Looking for 1966-1968 Schwinn Sting Ray with single speed. Must be clean with all original parts.




Subject: 1965 Sting Ray
Entered on: Dec 18, 1998 14:08
Entered by: KC (kmorris@picworld.com)

Message:
Looking for a 1965-68 Black 3 Speed on the column stinger. Mint condition only!!!!




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

Message:
mail to spotter10@yahoo.com




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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