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MISC:   Slik chik front bearings query posted by: Roderic D. Schmidt on 4/28/2011 at 8:58:56 AM
Greetings All
I'm working on refurbishing a 1970 or so Schwinn Slik Chik for a neice, and pulled apart the front hub in order to clean and repack it. It is in pretty bad shape, and has two unmatched ball bearing retainers (one 6 balls, the other 7) with 7/32" balls. From what I've read, 3/16" size is more common in non-Campangnolo hubs. Has a previous owner put in the wrong size balls, or have I just not read the proper resource? The 7 ball retainer is a Schwinn approved, the cones are Schwinn, and the axle is Z 71 size, for what it is worth.

Many Thanks
Roderic
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          RE:MISC:   Slik chik front bearings query posted by Vin on 4/29/2011 at 3:54:18 AM
Off the top of my head " cannot remember the correct ball size, but certainly consider it using 7 of them since the Schwinn stamped cage holds seven.
See what your local bike shop has lying around.

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          RE:MISC:   Slik chik front bearings query posted by Roderic D. Schmidt on 5/11/2011 at 12:26:17 PM
Hi Vin,
Thanks for the reply. I ended up using loose 7/32 ball bearings and it seems to be fine now, unusual size or no.

Roderic
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MISC:   Copake Auction this weekend posted by: Jim on 4/13/2011 at 1:08:05 PM
Tons of vintage stuff and 25 bikes from the new england muscle bicycle museum up at NO reserve! Swap Friday and Auction Saturday... and you can bid online as well as in person!

Jim
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MISC:   unknown bike posted by: mike on 3/16/2011 at 7:58:54 PM
hello...I just bought this bike for 40.00 and have no idea what kind or brand it is...has a unique chain gaurd so I hope someone knows what it is....there is a pic of it at south dakota craigslist under bikes...ad says three banana bikes for sale...I bought the white one
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          RE:MISC:   unknown bike posted by Tommy on 3/19/2011 at 9:00:04 AM
It is an AMF built bike probably late 60's early 70's. It looks like an Avenger 5 that someone has taken all the 5 speed parts off of and spray painted white. It looks like the crank is from A Schwinn. It could also be some other AMF Renegade model but it is impossible to tell in that condition. Have fun with it.
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WANTED:   Hot Canary posted by: Tom on 3/13/2011 at 5:19:51 PM
WANTED, Grants hot canary 3 spd muscle bike, owned as a kid, looked like a schwinn stingray, painted yellow along with yellow fenders with a thin black racing stripe on them, hot canary on the chain guard. Was bought at a store called grants in the buffalo n.y. area in the early 70s. Saw a posting on this website of one but it was from june of 2000. If anybody knows of one please contact me.
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          RE:WANTED:   Hot Canary posted by Charlie on 4/15/2011 at 7:22:39 AM
Wish I could help. I had one too. Purchased at a Grant's in Richmond, VA. Fond memories. Good luck.
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          RE:WANTED:   Hot Canary posted by Don Staples on 9/20/2011 at 5:41:04 PM
I would like to find one of these bikes aswell.

Did you ever have any luck finding anything?
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          RE:WANTED:   Hot Canary posted by Jim Bennett on 9/21/2011 at 2:21:44 PM
I had one too purchased at Grant's in Naples Fl
Must have been around 1973
Was kinda hopin to see a picture
Great theme for any racer or aerobat
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          RE:WANTED:   Hot Canary posted by george on 9/28/2011 at 9:57:55 AM
My brother had one - I had a 3-speed AMF Renegade Stingray. I could find pics/info of the Stingray, but nothing on the Hot Canary. What gives?
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          RE:WANTED:   Hot Canary posted by rick whelsky on 10/13/2011 at 8:17:02 AM
its nice to know im not the only kid that had this bike.mine came from afurnature store'goldburgs' fulton n.y. it was stoling of my porch the the night i sold my old bike. i rember iwas so proud to give my nom that 5 bucks when she came home from her factory job at GE.long befor being a single moms wiped thair kids ass every time they step in mud puddle! id like to see pitcher of this bike if any one has one."ridehard*livefree"
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          RE:WANTED:   Hot Canary posted by rick whelsky on 10/13/2011 at 8:18:52 AM
its nice to know im not the only kid that had this bike.mine came from afurnature store'goldburgs' fulton n.y. it was stoling of my porch the the night i sold my old bike. i rember iwas so proud to give my nom that 5 bucks when she came home from her factory job at GE.long befor being a single moms wiped thair kids ass every time they step in mud puddle! id like to see pitcher of this bike if any one has one."ridehard*livefree"
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MISC:   Come check out the new Murray bicycle website! posted by: Eddie Hill on 3/6/2011 at 8:59:34 AM
Lots of Great info on murray bicycles.
http://murrayeliminatormusclebikes.yuku.com/directory
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AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing Muscle bike posted by: Randy on 2/22/2011 at 5:17:27 PM
I have a Fleetwing Musclebike. It is gold with whitewall tires. It says High Class on the seat tube. It is made in West Germany. I cannot find any information on this website. Any information would be helpful! Thanks.
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MISC:   Im trying to figure out any info about this iverson muscle bike looks like no other iverson posted by: Jason on 2/20/2011 at 3:56:28 PM
i have tried to researce this bike but cant find any like it it says iverson but looks like no other iverson i can find i can email a pic of it if u know anything about iversons
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          RE:MISC:   Im trying to figure out any info about this iverson muscle bike looks like no other iver posted by Chris on 2/24/2011 at 6:29:33 PM
bike rod n kustom look them up

you see George Barris the creator of the batmobile and the munster koach and others cars did bicycles and he chose Iverson to get funky with! perhaps your iverson bike has george barris blood in the thing!

I found one and pried it loose from a crazed collector and shipped it and it was a holy grail for the buyer!

go to bike rod n kustom and do a search thru back issues for the george barris iverson bicycle

they showed george barris my e- mail and he loved it

by the way the gold 1959 Barris did for Elvis , those fins? my grandfather worked on those fins at the drafting table at G.M.

Hey McGee!!!!!! What ya got for me? Show me!!!!!!
that's another story!

Barris did the Eddie munster chain bike and other stuff
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          RE:MISC:   Im trying to figure out any info about this iverson muscle bike looks like no other iver posted by Tommy on 3/5/2011 at 2:52:01 AM
Send me a pic. I can tell you exactly what you have.
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AGE / VALUE:   sears screamer 1 posted by: Tim on 2/15/2011 at 4:22:33 PM
Found nothing like my bike on this site. Is anybody else out there who can help?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   sears screamer 1 posted by Tommy on 2/17/2011 at 7:34:08 PM
The price on a Screamer can really vary. I would say the low end for a complete original is $250 and the high end is $800 or more. $1500 for the best of the best. I am very surprised there is no Screamers here on this site to compare to. If you want to email some pics to me I can get you an estimate from three separate people and be honest since I have no interest. Click on my name for email.
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AGE / VALUE:   Sears Screamer 1 posted by: Tim on 2/10/2011 at 12:57:47 PM
I have a Late 60's to Early 70's Sears Screamer 1 all complete & original. I need to price it to sell. Can anyone help me get info?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Screamer 1 posted by jj on 2/11/2011 at 4:46:33 AM
There are a dozen price quotes for Sears Screamers in the Price Guides here at OldRoads.
Click on the "Price Guides" tab at the top of any page.

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WANTED:   Western Flyer Ram Rod Chopper posted by: John on 1/31/2011 at 9:49:27 AM
Must be in nice complete condition
Thanks
Ph 847-401-1332
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FOR SALE:   Rare Columbia SS 1 (?) posted by: Julia on 1/11/2011 at 8:06:39 AM
As is. 1971? Rear tire in picture does not come with bike. Original tire is missing. This is the single speed version, coaster brakes.
Missing some parts. Rusty, but not too far gone to be chromed.
Call for more info.
It may take me a while to get back with you so please be patient. (512) 916-0900


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          RE:FOR SALE:   Rare Columbia SS 1 (?) posted by Julia on 1/11/2011 at 8:14:37 AM
PS: Front tire comes with bike.
Make an offer. Buyer pays shipping.


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          RE:FOR SALE:   Rare Columbia SS 1 (?) posted by Gary M on 1/24/2011 at 5:33:28 PM
your email is invalid.
how much for it just the basics i have wheels
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AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Chopper posted by: Julia on 1/10/2011 at 9:10:31 PM
Can anyone help me identify this bike and its value ?
I am interested in selling it.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Chopper posted by jj on 1/11/2011 at 4:46:12 AM
Looks like a Columbia Super Sport (see the "Picture Database" under the "Technical Resources" tab above).
Check the 3 Price Guides here to determine value (under the "Price Guide" tabs above).
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Columbia Chopper posted by John on 1/31/2011 at 9:40:29 AM
I am interested in the bike.
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AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray Bike posted by: Tim Olinger on 12/26/2010 at 11:16:08 AM
I purchased my son a sting ray bike a while back at the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Festival in Auburn IN. From the front fort, the serial number is JAK 19809. I have tried to enter that into Schwinn's system, but really can't confirm anything from there. Does anyone happen to have any knowledge of this bike? It's bright yellow with a silver banana seat. It has a rear slick on it and the front rim has some decal that says, FORMULA in black with a trade mark of F11 above it. On the chain guard it simply says Schwinn * Sting-Ray, and that is it. It has 28 spokes in front and back. The brake assembly says, SHIMANO E110 (Japan). I have looked at others but have only found ones that say Lemon Peeler or Country Time on them (they are similar in color and design). The reason that I am asking for your help is that I want to accessorise it with original pieces that should only go with this model and make.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray Bike posted by jj on 12/27/2010 at 5:44:41 AM
It certainly isn't an original Chicago Schwinn.
Might be one of the later repops
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AGE / VALUE:   1964 Stingray serial number posted by: Randy on 12/22/2010 at 11:13:33 AM
I have a 1964 Schwinn Stingray With a serial number starting with N4. I thought N was 1977?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1964 Stingray serial number posted by jj on 12/27/2010 at 5:44:21 AM
It certainly isn't an original Chicago Schwinn.
Might be one of the later repops
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1964 Stingray serial number posted by PATRICK on 12/22/2010 at 1:00:40 PM
Your bike was made in between X-mas 1964 and new Years 1965. A Dec.'64 bike would have an M as the first digit and a Jan.'65 bike would have the new numbering system. That would be AA, meaning January as the first month and 1965 as the first year.Post some pics.

Pat
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Yellow Sting Ray bike posted by Tim Olinger on 12/26/2010 at 10:40:53 AM
Serial Number: JAK 19809.... purchased my son a Sting Ray bike. I purchased my son a sting ray bike a while back at the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Festival in Auburn IN. From the front fort, the serial number is JAK 19809. I have tried to enter that into Schwinn's system, but really can't confirm anything from there. Does anyone happen to have any knowledge of this bike? It's bright yellow with a silver banana seat. It has a rear slick on it and the front rim has some decal that says, FORMULA in black with a trade mark of F11 above it. On the chain guard it simply says Schwinn * Sting-Ray, and that is it. I have looked at others but have only found ones that say Lemon Peeler or Country Time on them (they are similar in color and design). The reason that I am asking for your help is that I want to accessorise it with original pieces that should only go with this model and make. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing posted by: Randy on 12/1/2010 at 9:34:10 AM
I just picked up a bike in great shape, just needs a cleaning. Iwas wondering if anyone ever heard of a Fleetwing made in Germany. It is a banana seat bike .gold with white pinstripes. Has 20 inch whitewall tires. White seat. It says High Class on the seat tube decal. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing posted by Randy on 2/26/2011 at 5:02:16 PM
Hi Tommy. I just got it all cleaned up! Looks great. It is a light bike. Which one do you have?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing posted by jj on 12/2/2010 at 4:40:56 AM
You will find info on them in the archives here, and also get a price frmo the 2 Price Guides at the top of any page here.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing posted by Tommy on 12/12/2010 at 7:55:57 AM
I just bought one for $40 that is a complete bike and just needed cleaning. It is now a super valuable bike but a cool muscle bike nonetheless. If you ever want to sell yours I would be interested and will give you a fair price.
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