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MISC:   "The Apehanger" posted by: The Apehanger on 2/27/2008 at 4:41:23 AM
“The Apehanger”, quarterly newsletter of all things muscle-bike, is about to go into production. We’re putting together the first issue with the plan to distribute it (FOR FREE) at the Memory Lane and Ann Arbor shows at the end of April. If it is well-received, we’ll offer up options for everyone to get a yearly subscription at a very reasonable cost. The Apehanger will be focused on muscle-bikes, ALL muscle-bikes, regardless of brand. The collecting community already has an outstanding, all-purpose newsletter, but we feel that a more focused newsletter to serve collectors of muscle-bikes might be nice to have as well. Some things you can expect to see inside “The Apehanger” might be….
- Articles on various brands’ dating systems, paint colors, options, etc…
- Muscle Bike of the Quarter (with a prize for the selectee)
- Collector profile articles – learn about others in the hobby
- Informational data on models
- Classifieds
- Photos

We are looking for contributing writers and photographers at this time. If you’ve got an idea for an article, or would just like to send one in, we’d love to publish it. We’re also accepting nominations for The “Muscle Bike of the Quarter”. Nominations can be submitted via email (at the end of this posting) and need to include the following minimum information (Owner’s Name, Brand, Model, Year, Manufacturer and at least two nice digital pictures showing the entire bike). Additional information, such as date of purchase, description of options and/or accessories on the bike, story of the life or purchase of the bike, etc.. would also be nice. Classified ads will also be accepted with the following restrictions/guidelines:
- Subscribers may place 2 ads per issue, each add must not exceed 125 characters (spaces count) in length (FOR THE FIRST ISSUE, EVERYONE IS CONSIDERED A SUBSCRIBER)
- Non-subscribers may place up to 2 ads per issue, at a cost of $5.00 each, also not to exceed 125 characters (spaces count) in length (FOR THE FIRST ISSUE, EVERYONE IS CONSIDERED A SUBSCRIBER)
- Larger ads will be available, rates are yet to be determined
The only reason to limit the number of ads is to insure we can get them into an issue as the amount of pages of the newsletter will be a limiting factor. If more space is available, we’ll post that availability on our web page (www.theapehanger.com), which will be up and running soon. The web page will also have lots of general information. At this time we’re still examining the possibility of delivering the newsletter via email rather than, or in addition to, hard-copy and would be interested in your opinions on that. Thanks to everyone in advance for your interest and opinions and we look forward to putting out a useful and fun newsletter. Please send all responses to: theapehanger@hotmail.com



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          RE:MISC:    posted by Patrick on 3/31/2008 at 12:03:27 PM
Hi, How do I subscribe? Thanks
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          RE:MISC:    posted by Patrick on 3/31/2008 at 12:05:00 PM
Never mind, I should read all the directions!Pat
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AGE / VALUE:   Huffy "Trophy" Cheater Slick posted by: Bill on 2/24/2008 at 8:53:29 PM
I picked up this nice green Huffy "Trophy C.S." (Cheater Slick) recently. I'm having a tough time finding out much about it - so I have a couple of questions. The guy I got it from handed me the pad on the sissy bar seperately - is it original equipment? Also, the tires look to be original, any thoughts? I have no idea how to figure out what year this bike was made, I am guessing '68 or '69, but I am just basing this on it's general look. Any ideas?


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy posted by Dave on 2/24/2008 at 9:59:32 PM
Thats a BIG MONEY bike, and it looks all original to me from the pic u posted.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy posted by Bill on 2/25/2008 at 5:11:37 PM
Big Money? Any guess as to value? Am I correct on the age of the bike?
Bill
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy posted by Dave on 2/26/2008 at 7:42:51 PM
Check for a serial # on the rear part of the frame....when u find it there should be an "H" in it (HUFFY). Example H68 is 1968 made by Huffy.
Are you selling it? If so, im interested.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy posted by Bill on 3/2/2008 at 8:46:11 AM
Dave - Go ahead and email me so that we can discuss. Bill
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy posted by Greg on 4/27/2008 at 11:14:06 AM
That's a late 69 or 70 maybe a even a 71. I had a 72 that did not have the long sissy and the hand break. Mine was a lower model with a bendix and cheater slick on the back. It sported a flourecent green paint job and also on the fenders. Black rally stripes on the green fenders.
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FOR SALE:   Bicycles For Sale posted by: Rich on 2/21/2008 at 6:37:47 PM
Check out my bikes if you have any interest call me... 404.557.0995 Rich thank you.....

www.mycarsforsale.piczo.com
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Bicycles For Sale posted by Steve on 3/16/2008 at 5:57:16 PM
Looking for Schwinn Stingrays??
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          RE:FOR SALE:   Bicycles For Sale posted by Sean on 3/18/2008 at 6:55:07 PM
Do you have any 1971 boys bike schwinn stingrays (no fastbacks) or parts, frames etc? inpowderblue4u at yahoo.com
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WANTED:   1971 blue stingray (not a repro) posted by: sean on 2/21/2008 at 10:46:29 AM
Still haven't found anything yet. BADLY NEEDED!!! Looking for a 1971 schwinn stingray bike. Will consider anything and any part, pieces etc. Three speed and five speed boy's frames, bikes, what-not. 1-920-850-5389
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AGE / VALUE:   Krate disc bikes posted by: Dave on 2/20/2008 at 12:06:16 PM
What years were the disc brakes made 71,72 only?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:���Krate disc bikes posted by thewiz on 3/3/2008 at 3:35:40 PM
you are correct. there were some made in the early 1973
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WANTED:   bike i had in 76 posted by: mike on 2/20/2008 at 11:52:02 AM
i was hoping someone could help me indentify the bike i had back in 76 and possibly help me find one. it was a muscle bike, it had a 3 speed stick shifter that was mounted to a split rail frame, it had chrome fenders front and rear and it had a rear slick tire that was fairly wide and was a whitewall the frame was purple with white banana seat, my dad give it to me approximately 1976 and it was a used bike, i have lived in southern michigan all my life. hope someone can help.
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          RE:WANTED:���bike i had in 76 posted by TheWiz on 3/3/2008 at 1:07:35 PM
sounds like you had a Ross "Apollo" 3-speed. They were produced in that time frame. Could be a Sears "Screamer" also; but sounds more like the Ross
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          RE:WANTED:   bike i had in 76 posted by mike on 3/5/2008 at 10:15:45 AM
i was able to rule out that it wasnt a ross apollo or the sears screamer by checking some pics i found on ebay, some of the murrays or similar models kinda look like it did they have 3 spds?
i appreciate the help thank you.
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          RE:WANTED:���bike i had in 76 posted by thewiz on 3/6/2008 at 1:39:36 PM
the Murray "Eliminator" was equipped with 3-speed shifter. maybe that's it
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AGE / VALUE:   Value of iverson road runner and ross baracuda posted by: zak on 2/19/2008 at 2:02:09 PM
I have a 70's iverson roadrunner musclebike (no shifter) it has those funky handlebars. does anyone know what it's worth? Also I have a ross barracuda musclebike with stick shift and redline tires, great shape,Whats it worth? If anyone can help me out please email.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Value of iverson road runner and ross baracuda posted by Dave on 2/19/2008 at 9:17:14 PM
Need to see some pics....

Dave
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WANTED:   Blue 1971 stingray deluxe wanted posted by: sean on 2/15/2008 at 10:33:40 AM
I am looking for a blue 1971 schwinn stingray deluxe boys bike. Single speed, 3 speed, or 5 speed. Bike must be blue and have all original paint decals and parts. Serial number is on front fork tube on frame and the second letter will be "G". Good or excellent bike preferred but will be interested in most any boys 1971 stingray bike, bikes, pieces or parts. 1971 only. Also am looking for 1966 stingray three speed shifter, fork, fenders, and wheels, and possibly a 1967 frame and parts. 1-920-850-5389 or inpowderblue4u at yahoo.com.
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MISC:   Riding Krates posted by: Mike on 2/14/2008 at 10:40:23 PM
Does anybody like to ride their bikes around? I have three Krates, Orange, Apple and just purchaced Lemon. I change out the seat springs (Stronger ones) and the tires. clean them up to show quality, and take them out for a ride on sunny days. I store the original tires and springs. Does anyone else do this?
A true collectable, maybe should be truely functional?
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          RE:MISC:���Riding Krates posted by thewiz on 3/6/2008 at 1:41:56 PM
If you can't ride 'em why have 'em I always say. I hope no one gets offended; but there just fun to ride bicycles NOT works of art
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          RE:MISC:   Riding Krates posted by K.LYONS on 3/11/2008 at 5:16:07 PM
I RIDE MOST OF MY BIKES, I DON'T HAVE ANY KRATES, BUT I DO HAVE SOME PRETTY SWEET BIKES. MY PROBLEM IS DECIDING WHICH OF MY 25 BIKES I WANT TO RIDE.
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AGE / VALUE:   WALLY RAYS posted by: K.LYONS on 2/11/2008 at 1:51:17 PM
JUST GOT A GREEN ONE IN TAX FREE N.H. FOR $59. ALREADY HAVE A BLACK ONE . NOW ALL I NEED IS A BLUE ONE TO COMPLETE THE TRIPLETS. EVERY STORE I'VE GONE TO SEEMS TO ONLY CARRY ONE COLOR.
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MISC:   Walmart Krate Custom '07 posted by: Dave on 2/2/2008 at 8:30:15 PM
Schwinn Krate from Walmart, the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday Krate".....check it out.

DT
http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x31/SwingBikeDude_2007/?action=view&current=DSC00004.jpg


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AGE / VALUE:   schwinn ramshorn posted by: Ralph on 2/1/2008 at 2:32:27 PM
I WAS 13 OR 14 WHEN I BOUGHT A SCHWINN RAMSHORN 5 SPEED BIKE.I'M 55 NOW WHICH TELLS ME THE BIKE MUST BE A 65 OR 66 THE SERIAL# IS LB54380. AS I REMEMBER I PAID ABOUT 100.00 FOR IT AT A SCHWINN DEALER.WHAT HAS ME CONFUSED IS I PURCHASED THIS BIKE BRAND NEW AND NEVER MODIFIED IT IN ANY WAY.IT CAME WITH THE SWEPT BACK CHOPPER STYLE HANDLE BARS AND NOT THE RAMSHORN STYLE BARS. THE BIKE IS PURPLE AND HAS HAND BRAKES ON BOTH SIDES, THE BANANA SEAT IS WHITE VINYL AND HAS ONLY 2 SMALL 1/4 INCH CUTS AT THE FRONT TIP OF THE SEAT.THE TIRES ARE NOW DRY ROTTED FOR BEING UP IN THE ATTIC FOR OVER 30 YEARS.ITS NEVER BEEN RESTORED OR TOUCHED UP IN ANY WAY.THE PAINT IS NOT PERFECT .ON THE 1-10 SCALE I BELIEVE ITS AN 8+ .I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ITS VALUE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT IT .THANK YOU RALPH
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn ramshorn posted by Patrick on 2/5/2008 at 3:22:37 AM
Try the Schwinn site. Go to the heritage forums. Post a clear pic. of the bike, and you'll find out exactly what its worth. Pat
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn ramshorn posted by Patrick on 2/5/2008 at 3:25:13 AM
P.S. I almost forgot, the bike is November 1966 model Patrick
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:���schwinn ramshorn posted by thewiz on 3/3/2008 at 1:14:13 PM
I hate to say it; but your Schwinn dealer back then rooked you. If it was a true "ramshorn" fastback then it should have been installed with the correct handlebars. You can find the bars on ebay from time to time. You need to try to find the "Schwinn" Rans bars; there are a little different from the "Wald" bars. You would also need the correct Violet handlebar tape to tape the bars. A "ramshorn" fastback were built for two years in 1967 & 1968.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn ramshorn posted by carl.... michigan on 3/7/2008 at 5:47:07 PM
i own a black 68 Ramshorn and love it
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AGE / VALUE:   ? SCHWINN posted by: J on 1/31/2008 at 3:00:30 AM
I have an old 20 inch Schwinn that came as a unisex [ with a bar that come's out ] . How common was that and about what time period . Also how much could it be worth ?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:���? SCHWINN posted by thewiz on 3/3/2008 at 3:34:33 PM
depends on what it is. The "pixie" and "Lil tiger" were both built with a removable(convertible) top bars. They are common and were produced in the mid 60'-80's. The Schwinn "Bantam" was another offering for unisex that featured a girls double bar frame with a removable top bar. These were produced in the early 70's-80's. The bantam's have become collectible over the past few years..hope that helps
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AGE / VALUE:   Murray Whirl o wheel posted by: Gail on 1/16/2008 at 9:36:06 AM
I have what I believe to be a Murray Whirl O Wheel, does anyone know anything about this bike. How many of these did they make? How much are they worth? Ect.....
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Whirl o wheel posted by SuperStuff on 1/28/2008 at 2:34:20 PM
I wonder if that bike uses the same Murray Eliminator frame with just a stirring wheel. I'd have to dig my Murray catalogs out.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Whirl o wheel posted by mark on 1/10/2009 at 9:38:28 PM
http://www.rizzworld.net/hosted/tefl/Ads/69Whirl.jpg

http://www.rizzworld.net/hosted/tefl/#1969
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AGE / VALUE:   spoilers posted by: K.LYONS on 1/15/2008 at 1:30:29 PM
DOES ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW HOW MANY SPOILERS WERE MADE ?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   spoilers posted by CCM Spoiler fan on 1/25/2008 at 9:25:00 PM
What kind of Spoiler is your bike? CCM?

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   spoilers posted by my spoiler on 1/28/2008 at 1:48:54 PM
schwinn spoiler (chopper )
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