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AGE / VALUE:   Chrome 60's Huffy? posted by: Tom cat Franks on 10/14/2007 at 9:39:25 PM
My friend has just given me a 20" chrome frame, that closely looks like the all-chrome lowrider bike frames. But it has a Huffy headbadge on it, as well as abit of rust. it had a bmx-styled seat, and handlebars, so I guess it was made in the 60's, and was owner-converted when the 70's bmx craze hit. Does anyone know what model Huffy this would be? Chrome, with a Stingray-type frame? -Thanx for any info you might have. O, it has half-fenders, as well.
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Speedster posted by: dave on 10/13/2007 at 1:19:10 PM
I just picked up a Speedster. It is green. It had 24 in rims. It also had D 991538 on the back end of the frame. It is a one speed with a bookrack of some sort on above the back fender. Can anyone help me with the year this bike was made?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Speedster posted by skip on 10/14/2007 at 3:20:17 AM
Click on "General Resources" at the top of the page.
You'll find Serial Number charts there.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Speedster posted by Tom cat Franks on 10/14/2007 at 9:56:33 PM
If you remove the crank, and look at the middle of it, there will be two letters, I think they are SA, followed by two numbers, then two more numbers. The last two numbers on the crank are the last two numbers of the year the crank was made; and the bike would've been made that year, or the year after. ex: (SA 35 63) = 1963. I hope I have been some help to you. Please let me know what was stamped on the crank. My e-mail is thomas.j.franks@hotmail.com
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AGE / VALUE:   Buzz Buggy?? posted by: todd on 10/12/2007 at 4:58:55 PM
I found a Buzz buggy bicycle in my basement and have come up short on information.I found that it was made in the early 70's and thats it.I was wondering if anyone knows it est. value if any.The tires are flat the tape for the handle bars is missing and the snake pic on the chain guard is missing.some light surface rust on the chrome piece but everything is there.Thank you for any info you might have
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AGE / VALUE:   Who Made Executive Bikes? posted by: KMF on 10/9/2007 at 11:00:05 AM
I just got a bike that looks sort of like a Huffy Rail Dragster I already have. They even have a similar magenta color, sissy bar, white banana seat, though the ape hanger handlebars are not as long as my Huffy. The chain guard says Executive. I can't find any other information about it. Does anyone know anything about this sort of bike? When was it made and who made it? Thanks!
by: 64.12.117.8

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WANTED:   Fork Bolt posted by: Tyler on 10/8/2007 at 4:38:38 PM
I am looking for this bolt, I just need one if you have it. Thanks


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AGE / VALUE:   huffy the wheel posted by: randy on 10/7/2007 at 7:41:44 AM
I have a Huffy "The Wheel"bicycle bought new in 1968 or 1969. It is blue and came with a streering wheel instead of handlebars. I am looking to restore it. I am looking for any information on it. Respond to rtplace@access995.com Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn prototype ? posted by: Stan L on 10/5/2007 at 4:12:18 AM
I've been looking any info on a Stingray, same as a Krate,no shifter but it's a five speed. frame dated Nov. 1967. It's painted dark gray (factory paint), no decals but has a label that reads "Property of Schwinn Bicycle co. - Glendale no. 00231. - Not for Sale". ? ? Any information helpful.
by: 151.199.34.246

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AGE / VALUE:   sear spyder 16 inch posted by: Carrie fanslau on 9/29/2007 at 4:27:09 PM
I help with cleaning out my mother in laws garage and came across a sear spyder it is not a 5 nor does it have any gears. It is a boys bike and I was wondering on the value.
it has light light oxidation on the crome and have pictures intrested. I don't have the picture on reg web listing I cant get my photo bucket to wor. but can email a picture otherwise. and looking for any help
by: 75.21.172.152

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   sear spyder 16 inch posted by carrie fanslau on 9/29/2007 at 4:55:09 PM
I made a mistake it is a girls bike
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AGE / VALUE:   1964 Barbie 20" stingray posted by: Richard on 9/27/2007 at 8:01:26 PM
I have a 20" schwinn stingry, Blue, Made 04-24-64. says barbie on the chain guard, and has a removable "boy bar" I haven't been able to find one to compaire pricing. The man I bought it from bought it new for his doughter. can anyone tell me what it might be worth?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1964 Barbie 20 posted by oleta lee on 10/11/2007 at 9:07:55 AM
I have tried to search for the value of my bike and I was unsuccesful. I am interested in selling the bike. It is a Schwinn stingray.
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AGE / VALUE:   DUMPSTER FIND posted by: K.LYONS on 9/25/2007 at 12:43:03 PM
I FOUND A ROSS 20 INCH BANANA SEAT BIKE TODAY IN THE TRASH. GREEN POLO. WHITE SEAT SHORT SISSYBAR. ROUGH SHAPE, BUT VERY FIXABLE. MY NEXT PROJECT.
by: 68.160.53.137

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   DUMPSTER FIND posted by skip on 9/26/2007 at 4:34:34 AM
Congrats, man.
There's nothing like scoring a decent bike from the trash, dump or dumpster!
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MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by: Jack Daugherty on 9/23/2007 at 5:10:34 AM
When I was 8 or 9 yrs old I got this fantastic bike for Christmas. I have not been able to find any info or pictures of it as of yet. It looked like a motorcycle. It had the vrrroom motor, gas tank, front and rear shocks. The frame was designed so as to make it look like dual exhausts. It had fat semi-off road looking tires. The seat was like a motorcycle seat. It was definately the dream of every kid in our small town. I lived 3 miles out in the country from the nearest town. I rode it into to town on Christmas day to show it off!
Any info and especially picture would be great! I have been telling my now 25 year old son about it and he would like to see it. I got it Christmas 1964 or 65 maybe?
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          RE:MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by T. Lewis on 10/7/2007 at 3:29:07 PM
Mattel Stallion or Bronco. Chrome frame, rear shocks, some had gas tanks and the Mattel Vrrroom motor. You see them
on EBay once and a while. Usually pretty tough shape. Very rare bike.

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          RE:MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by John on 10/9/2007 at 7:27:55 PM
There is one on EBAY now. Not tires or Handlebars,fenders
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          RE:MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by Arlana on 10/27/2007 at 2:20:46 PM
My parents still have my 1964 Mattel Bronco bicycle. My dad was into motorcycles at the time and he bought the bronco for me because it looked like a motorcycle. Mine did not have the Varoom motor. Mine is in good shape and I still ride it occationally. I remember that it cost 49.95 when it was new. I wonder what it would bring today? Any idea? thanks.
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          RE:RE:MISC:   Mattel Vrroom Bicycle posted by gary hall on 3/22/2008 at 7:22:10 PM
Hi I have one that I got new I think i got it from Montgomery wards?It was black and white and my oldest son wanted it red and black the school colors and now my younst son wasnts it back to black and white so this summer it will get changed.My bike is the bronco that is just like a motorcycle.
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AGE / VALUE:   1972 manta ray posted by: dave on 9/22/2007 at 3:45:55 PM
I have a green 1972 manta ray with full fenders. every other 1972 manta ray i see has the short sport fenders. Any ideas if it's original and how much my bike might be worth? thanks.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1972 manta ray posted by Adam on 10/12/2007 at 5:43:44 PM
Email me at adame24@gmail.com I can help you gather more information about your Manta Ray.

Adam
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AGE / VALUE:   Wanted -- Musclebike stuff in Windsor, Ontario - Detroit area posted by: Pat Redmond on 9/13/2007 at 12:09:19 PM
Had a contact here on the board but misplaced the e-mail he sent...


Looking for Mustang Marauder or similar Muscle Style complete or parts to restore/ fiddle with.
Had to sell my last one a couple years back when I moved.


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AGE / VALUE:   SCHWINN EL-DORADO posted by: K.LYONS on 9/11/2007 at 5:16:36 PM
I WAS LOOKING ON PRICE GRABBERS.COM , AND CAME ACROSS A NEW SCHWINN BICYCLE CALLED "EL-DORADO " I WAS A 20 INCH BIKE LIKE A STINGRAY, SPRINGER FORK LIKE A KRATE. ALL GOLD HANDLEBARS, AND HARDWARE. THE RIMS HAD FANNED SPOKES .IT HAD A COOL LOOKING TANK LIKE FEATURE, WITH GRAPHICS .SHORT SISSYBAR. IT WAS LISTED UNDER SCHWINN BICYCLES ON PRICE GRABBERS.COM FOR $190.00. LOOKED PRETTY COOL. GONNA TRY TO FIND ONE TO SEE HOW THEY LOOK UP-CLOSE. HEY PEOPLE, CHECK IT OUT, AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN FIND OUT ANY INFO.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   SCHWINN EL-DORADO posted by Bob on 9/12/2007 at 6:03:20 AM
Interesting......Can't tell if it is Schwinn or not. The description says it has Schwinn tires. Also there is a ? mark after the Schwinn name indicating the seller does not know for sure. If you find one let us know if it says Schwinn on the frame.

Bob
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   SCHWINN EL-DORADO posted by K. LYONS on 9/17/2007 at 5:08:22 PM
AFTER LOOKING AT THE BIKE AGAIN, I AM GONNA SAY THAT I THINK THIS IS NOT A SCHWINN MADE BIKE. I HAVE CHECKED THE SCHWINN WEBSITE AND IT SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE OUT DATED. NO MENTION OF THIS BIKE. I HAVE LOOKED EVERYWHERE ON THE WEB AND CANNOT FIND THIS BIKE ANYWHERE.
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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh chrome frame ? posted by: Glen on 9/8/2007 at 4:01:45 AM
Found a darn nice all chromed muscle bike frame by raleigh (for 20" wheels). Looks like 1970's....anyone have an idea of what model it might be ?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh chrome frame ? posted by steve on 9/19/2007 at 6:18:14 PM
A Raleigh Rodeo, mine cleaned up nice too.
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