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MISC:Sting-Ray Spokes posted by: Olivia on 5/31/2007 at 10:30:06 PM
I'm restoring my first Schwinn Sting Ray (1980 20"). I've came across a loose spoke. It will not loosen or tighten, and I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
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WANTED:Stingray handlebars/1966 posted by: Jeff on 5/30/2007 at 7:58:56 PM
Im looking to buy some nice used handlebars for a 66 Schwinn stingray>.
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WANTED:Information on an Aug '75 Stingray 5 Speed posted by: Scott on 5/30/2007 at 3:47:12 PM
I am restoring a Aug '75 5 speed Stingray, and was wondering if anyone knew of the correct Rear Caliper..mine ended up missing, Does the Fastback fit? or the Krate? is there a difference? I am alos looking for a replacement seat or cover...Mine was origianlly all black..with no glitter. Any suggestions or thoughts would be great...thanks.... Scott
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MISC:Components for '64 Stingray... posted by: DC Wilson on 5/26/2007 at 11:40:54 AM
Dumpster reclamation project. Starting my first restoration of a Stingray. Found a December, 1964 Lime Green frame (L426482) with cranks, pedals, headset, stem, chain guard and front rim. No bars. No seat. No shifter or brakes or fenders. Where do I find the specs for a '64? Not in it for the money. Just always wanted to do a Stingray cause my best friend in childhood had one that I envied. :-) Vintage lightweights are my main bag.

Also in the dumpster was a Lil Chick frame with ape hanger bars. Any chance the Lil Chick handle bars would be the same ones used on the Stingray? Stems look the same on both.

Thanks in advance. Finally gonna get that 'Ray.
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RE:MISC:Components for '64 Stingray... posted by DC Wilson on 5/30/2007 at 7:56:07 PM
Ah, so I found the Sting Ray summary and know I have a green one speed. I still need to know:

1) is the ape hanger from a Lil Chick the same one used on a Sting Ray;

2)did the '64 come with a slick in back; and

3)where do you look for set of white transfers for a '64 Sting Ray?
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RE:MISC:Components for '64 Stingray... posted by Rocke on 6/2/2007 at 8:43:36 AM
Hi DC,
You have a pretty nice find there. I have a 64 that was my bike as a kid. I'm in the process of fixing it up now. You didn't mention if this was a "standard" or a deluxe. The deluxe came with a set (front and rear) of chrome fenders; the standard without. The Lil Chick handle bars should be fine to go on the Lime Green. I don't think the 64 came with a slick. That would have come on the later crates. So, I think that was a replacement. The rear wheel that came on the 64 would have been a "nubby". If you are looking for a set of correct decals (I am going to get a set for my project) go to this web site. Pete carries a great selection of accurate decals.

http://www.hyper-formance.com/decals.htm

He also carries the original paint color kits (everything that you will need to make it look like new). You can also find some good "stuff" on e-bay. Do you know if your bike had one of the early banana seats (I think they starting offering them in mid 64) or the solo polo? In either case, you can get a pretty good reproduction seat (and rather inexpensively at that) from Amazon. Do a search on "banana seat" and see what you get. The appropriate sissy bar for the solo was a square backed one and is hard (but not impossible) to come across. Amazon also carries a sissy, but I've only been able to find the later round backed one. But, it will work fine on your project. Have a great time with it and good luck.
Rocke
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RE:RE:MISC:Components for '64 Stingray... posted by DC Wilson on 6/7/2007 at 10:51:23 PM
Rocke,
Thanks for that response. It was VERY helpful. I can't tell if my Sting Ray had a banana or a solo polo. My bike has what appears to be an original chrome seat post, but has a black Troxel solo seat on it. I assumed the Troxel was a replacement, but I just looked and it has a very old Schwinn padlock on it. What do you think? I would have assumed the original solo seat would have said Schwinn. Where would one look for evidence of a sissy bar having been installed?

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RE:RE:RE:MISC:Components for '64 Stingray... posted by DC Wilson on 6/7/2007 at 10:54:12 PM
Oh, and Rocke, it looks like a standard to me, based on the chain guard. I don't see any sign of a "deluxe" written anywhere?

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MISC:Components for '64 Stingray... posted by Rocke on 6/12/2007 at 3:43:48 PM
Hi DC,
I'm not familiar with the Troxel brand ... of anything, much less seats. The original seat would have been made by the Persons company. There is an original (recovered) Persons Solo Polo available at ebay, but it "ain't" cheap. The auctioner is asking $110 plus shipping. But, if the seat you have is serviceable, I would say go with it. The sissy bar is pretty much a given. It was the way the seat was attached to the back of the seat at 2 points and to the bike at two points down on each side of the rear axle. Sounds like your sissy is missing. Again, there is an auction for one on ebay but it is going for $63 plus $12 shipping. And, if the chain guard only says Schwinn Sting Ray (without deluxe), the you have a standard. Have a great time with it. I know I am. Let me know how it goes.
Rocke
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AGE / VALUE:3 speed conversion posted by: Mike on 5/25/2007 at 9:30:04 AM
Hi- Im getting a single speed 1971 stingray, but was considering doing a 3 speed conversion. Im new to working on bikes and wondered if this is possible? I am sure I can buy a sturmey archer 3 speed hub and shifter, but Im more concerned about adding front and rear brakes. From the photos of the bike I have seen, I cannot find any holes with which to mount the brakes on. Im sure this is a basic question, but would appreciate any help from knowledgeable experts out there- thanks
Mike

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RE:AGE / VALUE:3 speed conversion posted by mark on 5/25/2007 at 7:57:14 PM
sturmey archer makes or made a 3 speed hub with a coaster brake...find one of those and your in business!
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RE:AGE / VALUE:3 speed conversion posted by Mike on 5/26/2007 at 11:10:45 AM
Thanks Mark- I just checked out their website and looks like they have them- hope I can find one that fits the stingray.
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They used them Stock posted by Gary M on 5/27/2007 at 10:29:41 PM
I have a Schwinn S2 rear wheel with a S3C Sturmey Archer Coaster Brake. Am sure there are more then one.
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MISC:Quest for Vintage Stingray look-alike posted by: Mike on 5/25/2007 at 9:20:42 AM
Hi- Im buying an original 1971 stingray, single speed. However, as a kid in 1971 I was given a brand new knock-off, look alike and Ive been trying to find that model just recently. I believe the manufacturer was 'Grant' and the name of the bike was 'Green Dragon'- and it had that name and image on the chain guard. It was a really deep metallic green, with drag slik tires with white lettering, chrome fenders- but the cross bar was this cool double bar that connected to the front. Does anyone know of this model, or where one might possibly be found? In the mid-late 70s, during the motocross craze, like a stupid kid, I butchered the bike- took off the chrome, ape hangers, chain guard, banana seat, drag slicks, etc. put on knobbys and a moto cross handlebar and seat- yuch! then it was sold at a garage sale. A sad tale- hence my quest to redeem myself and find a similar model to ride again.
Mike

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RE:MISC:Quest for Vintage Stingray look-alike posted by MICHAEL on 5/28/2007 at 9:03:12 AM
I have a green dragon - all there except for one front tube nipple.
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RE:RE:MISC:Quest for Vintage Stingray look-alike posted by Mike on 6/5/2007 at 11:33:49 PM
Wow- you actually have a green dragon? Any chance of sending me a picture of it? Would love to see it again- mine had the original stick shift (non-operable)on the cross bars and it had a fake wood grain panel (actually a paint/decal that looked like wood), chrome fenders, wide track rear slik with white lettering, and black banana seat. Would love to see a pic if you could- if you are ever interested in selling it, just let me know. Thanks again-
Mike

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AGE / VALUE:what year huffy posted by: Patrick on 5/21/2007 at 5:36:21 PM
I'm just trying to figure out the year of this huffy convertible. The serial number on the bottom of the crank case is 3h289466 i've posted a pic also. And lastly does anyone happen to have a pic of one not covered in house paint? like original? thanks


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RE:AGE / VALUE:what year huffy posted by nate on 5/23/2007 at 5:15:06 AM
Look at the price guide here for prices and look at the Huffy Serial Number chart here, too.
Click on General Resources at the top of any page.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:what year huffy posted by bob on 6/29/2007 at 8:45:17 PM
hi, i have the girls model, missing tank if anyone has one i am interested, i think its a 1950 would you be interested in selling the boys i would like to have a pair. thanks, bob
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MISC:Yard sale find posted by: Wm. West on 5/19/2007 at 7:49:43 PM
Found something at a yard sale today, at first glance I thought it was an Orange Krate, but up close it looks like one of those new repro coaster Pea Pickers, but with Kool Orange paint. Badged "PCI Road Rocket." Anyone have any info on these? See Pic.....


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RE:MISC:Yard sale find posted by joe on 5/20/2007 at 1:34:51 PM
that bicycle is a newer reproduction type bike. It is based on the krates. AMX built a bicycle like this too, I believe it was called the Swift Hornet
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WANTED:eaton glider posted by: steve on 5/19/2007 at 12:27:31 PM
!!!! HELP !!!! WOULD ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW WHERE I COULD GET A EATON GLIDER HEAD BADGE AND A SET OF PRINCESS DECALS OR A GOOD PICTURE OF THE DECALS, THANKS..........
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RE:WANTED: eaton glider posted by annie on 6/9/2007 at 1:09:01 PM
Hi are you restoring a princess?
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RE:RE:WANTED: eaton glider posted by steve on 7/11/2007 at 1:28:53 PM
hi annie, yes I'm restoring a 69 princess, and looking for any helpfull info or input....thanks
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RE:RE:RE:WANTED: eaton glider posted by eddie on 11/14/2007 at 6:21:51 AM
i own a 69 princess with 69 17 on hub this cant be right also i think the handlebar 3 speed shifter is wrong do you have any pictures
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RE:WANTED:eaton glider posted by eddie on 11/14/2007 at 6:25:23 AM
i own one of these bikes (princess)
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FOR SALE:28 HOLE STURMEY- ARCHER HUBS FOR SALE posted by: Chris on 5/17/2007 at 12:35:01 PM
I have 28 hole Sturmey- Archer A.W. 3 speed hubs for sale. E- mail if you need one for your Schwinn or whatever.
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RE:FOR SALE:28 HOLE STURMEY- ARCHER HUBS FOR SALE posted by Mike on 5/25/2007 at 9:18:00 AM
Hi-
Im new to vintage stingrays, but had a look alike model back in 1971 when I was a kid. Im buying a single speed stingray, but would eventually like to convert to a 3 speed. Do you know if that is possible, and if so, what are you asking for one of your hubs? Thanks-
Mike

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AGE / VALUE:   Fast Back number posted by: Lee on 5/13/2007 at 5:07:08 PM
I have a Schwinn Sting-Ray, Five Speed Fastback with the serial number GC22490. I am trying to determine the year it was made but I can't find it in the serial number list.

Can anyone help me determine year of mfr.

Thanks
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RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fast Back number posted by mark on 5/14/2007 at 2:14:05 PM
I got July of '67 from the bunch o bikes page
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fast Back number posted by Lee on 5/14/2007 at 7:44:23 PM
Thanks Mark! I went to the "bunch o bikes page" but I didn't see serial number info. How did you derive the month and year?
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RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fast Back number posted by nate on 5/16/2007 at 7:06:54 AM
There's a serial number chart here on oldroads.
Just click on "General Resources" at the top of any page.

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RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fast Back number posted by Lee on 5/16/2007 at 12:53:32 PM
I looked at the chart on this sight and did not find any starting with GC. I looked a stingray today,that someone is selling, and the serial number on it started with HE. I could not find it on the list on this site either.
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RE:AGE / VALUE: Fastback number posted by Steemer on 5/16/2007 at 1:51:47 PM
"Schwinn Serial Number Chart"
First character is the Month,
(A=Jan, B=Feb, C=Mar ...)
Second char = year
(A=1965, B=1966 ,C=1967 ...)
The serial number moved from the rear axle to front headtube in 1970.

Have fun!
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AGE / VALUE:Is this Real Deal? And what model? posted by: Adam on 5/7/2007 at 6:10:53 AM
Im wondering if this is a real Schwinn frame, I just started on this hobby and so I dont know anything as of yet. The seller states it as a 60s 20" Stingray but not really sure about it. Am I getting ripped off on a knockoff? Thanks in Advance.


*additional pics*
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/solman294/stingray-2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/solman294/stingray-3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/solman294/stingray-4.jpg


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RE:AGE / VALUE:Is this Real Deal? And what model? posted by KENNY on 5/7/2007 at 5:02:12 PM
THAT IS A REAL STINGRAY,BUT I THINK ITS FROM THE 80-S CHECK THE SERIEL #
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Is this Real Deal? And what model? posted by rod on 5/14/2007 at 3:02:25 PM
Post-1979 to be exact.
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MISC:quality of new Stingray reproductions posted by: Tom on 4/24/2007 at 10:36:49 AM
Can anyone speak to the quality of the new Stingray reproductions, made in 2005 apparently. A five speed Grey Ghost and a purple basic model are available I know. Am thinking of getting one for my daughter, but wonder if anyone has any feedback.

Thanks!
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RE:MISC:quality of new Stingray reproductions posted by IAN on 5/2/2007 at 9:28:24 AM
i have seen the reproductions and i do not particularly favor them.the front forks are way too fat and they have brackets on them which hold the brake and shifter cables on which are just two flimsy pieces of metal. they do not look to be the best planned out bike. stick with a classic, and if your kid doesnt like it, you can always pull your money back out of it no matter how many years later you sell it.
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RE:RE:MISC:quality of new Stingray reproductions posted by Chris on 5/3/2007 at 1:29:57 PM
I second that. Well said, and true.
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RE:MISC:quality of new Stingray reproductions posted by KENNY on 5/7/2007 at 5:03:44 PM
THEY ARE NOT AS SOLID, OR AS WELL MADE AS THE ORIGINALS, BUT THEY ARE A NICE BIKE FOR A KID.ALL IN ALL NOT A BAD BIKE.
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RE:RE:MISC:quality of new Stingray reproductions posted by Chris on 5/8/2007 at 5:51:26 PM
A collector pal of mine bought one for his kid and I watched him let his kid ride it and I did not think it was a safe thing to do. If the rider jumps and gets rough with it I would start getting nervous.

Really, these are cheesy. Stay with the old school Schwinns and they'll hold the investment well.
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MISC:Picture of the "Milton De Luxe" posted by: Edie on 4/21/2007 at 11:09:59 PM
Here is a picture of the bike that I can't seem to find any info on anywhere...ugh! More pictures of it here in my webshots album http://community.webshots.com/user/5gazelle


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RE:MISC:Picture of the posted by Edie on 4/21/2007 at 11:24:43 PM
Oops...Ok so I screwed up on the picture..please just check out the all the pictures here if you are interested http://community.webshots.com/user/5gazelle

Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:IN ADDITION TO ANY 411 posted by: J on 4/21/2007 at 9:28:10 AM
I do have a few photos I can email..

Thanks..
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