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AGE / VALUE:   What the Heck is this!? posted by: Robert D Hubbell on 2/10/2007 at 12:45:29 PM
Hello all, I recently picked up this little sweetie at a swap meet and have no clue what it is. Any body know? The serial number is "J60021610". There is no brand marked on it anywhere. It has the original yellow paint on it as it still sits. The rear shocks are 3 position ajdustable, the front also has springs in the tubes.(fake shocks?) What type of rear hub came on it? Single speed? 3 speed? What brand, model year? Any help and maybe even a value as is and restored would be very helpful. Thanks.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: What the Heck is this!? posted by jimmy on 2/12/2007 at 8:11:45 PM
Looks like the yamaha bike from about 73-74 my friend had one that was orange. I think that you could get them in yellow and orange and that was it. sorta rare I imagine as it did not do well.
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          It's a Moto-Bike of course! posted by Jeff Armstrong on 2/13/2007 at 11:00:47 PM
I had one in the mid 70's. They were sold in Yamaha dealerships as a novelty but were very rideable and a lot of fun. Mine was like yours but came originally with chrome motocross style handlerbars (you're missing the motorcycle style bar clamps...that's the 4 holes on top of the fork), chrome fenders, a 2 corner style seat (a banana seat was offered also) and the 20" wheels came stock with a diamond pattern tread. They are very rare to find. The metal was soft and most were cracked or bent to the point of wearing out by feral kids like myself! Some great websites are out there. Search Yamaha Moto-bike.
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          RE:It's a Moto-Bike of course! posted by Robert on 2/15/2007 at 6:17:47 PM
Thanks for the info, that helps a lot!
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WANTED:   1968 raleigh rodeo posted by: Dave on 2/7/2007 at 7:30:40 PM
I have a red 1968 raleigh rodeo 3+2. Bike is complete accept for the correct seat. anyone know where I might find the correct seat for this bike?
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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Bikes posted by: Nicolas Santiago on 2/7/2007 at 3:22:41 PM
Can my Raleigh's date of manufacture be traced by it's serial number? ND50022780
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Bikes posted by Nicolas Santiago on 2/13/2007 at 9:43:46 PM
I found it myself in the picture data base (great tool) and it's a Raleigh Mountie (20", 1967).
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AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by: JH on 2/1/2007 at 7:28:21 AM
I am restoring a 71? 5 speed Cotton Picker. Everything on this bike is original including tires. Any advice on touching up the paint? Will it hurt or help the value? Just a few nicks here and there...

Also, how can I find out if it is a '70 or '71?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by nate on 2/2/2007 at 6:49:13 AM
Look up the serial number on the Schwinn charts here (click on General Resources at the top of this page). That will tell you the exact month and year.

For paint - 90% of the time any kind of painting - even just touchups - will hurt a bicycle's value.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by larry fauci on 2/17/2007 at 6:14:08 PM
dude. listen, if this bike is orig. paint and it has only a few nicks u claim, DONT PAINT IT!!! cotton and grey ghosts are the most sought after, and the rarest. u dont see to many orig. paint cotton pickers. just touch em up w/ pete paint, if those really bother u. go to sting-rays.com for the correct paint. after 65 there were two letters in the serial number, 1st letter month, 2nd letter year, ex. GG= July 1971, good luck. ur bike could be worth 2 grand plus!! larry.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by Chris on 2/17/2007 at 10:09:39 PM
My god! Do not paint it. Sell it, immediately. These go up to $2,000.00. Just as the other fellow said.

Original paint brings top $$$$$.

Please I beg you on bended knees. Please do not paint it.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by brian on 2/23/2007 at 3:16:20 PM
those guys are all right
DO NOT PAINT IT!!!!!!
you could easily sell that for 2000
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by Patrick on 2/24/2007 at 8:54:43 PM
You know I still have my original 1970 cotton coaster--but when I was still a kid -probably about 13-I repainted it Black and Grey---fortunately I removed the chain guard and kept it in a box of parts---So needless to say I've cried over painting it many times--I did purchase some Pete paint a couple years ago and got her back like when my dad bought the darn thing----guess I'll always have her---DONT PAINT IT IF YOU CAN SAVE IT!!!!! GoodLuck, Patrick...
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by boss 302 on 2/28/2007 at 11:16:48 AM
Keep the bike original unless the paints horrible. in that case take pictures of the bikea; every detail of it especially closeups and rechrome always leave the chainguard unpainted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! never paint it
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by boss 302 on 2/28/2007 at 11:21:04 AM
chainguard alone is worth big bucks$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Cotton Picker: To Paint or Not? posted by b dog on 2/28/2007 at 11:51:22 AM
Excellent candidate for a lowrider....
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MISC:   Parts List 1967 Schwinn Fastback 5 speed posted by: Dave on 1/31/2007 at 10:41:10 AM
Where can I find a parts list with parts numbers for a 1967 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed fastback?

Thanks
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MISC:   Columbia SS- FIVE Chopper posted by: Rick on 1/27/2007 at 7:59:47 AM
Hi, I have an old Columbia SS-FIVE Chopper but it is different than any of the other SS-FIVE Choppers that I have ever seen so I was wondering what year mine is from. All of these bikes that I have ever seen and Catalogs all have and show taped Handlebars and no front clear reflector. Mine has original Mushroom handle grips and no tape and a clear reflector in front at the base of the Handlebars. There is also an original Mod plate with the Model and Serial Number stamped on it - it says 630-180-200 No. 0001029. Can anyone tell from this Mod Plate what year this is from and any info at all would be greatly appreciated.
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          RE:MISC:   Columbia SS- FIVE Chopper posted by nate on 1/29/2007 at 6:17:18 AM
There are a couple SS5s in the picture database here.
Do a query on "SuperSport"
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MISC:   Schwinn mini typhoon???? posted by: tittyj on 1/26/2007 at 5:47:25 PM
Hello all-

So i have a bike which puzzles me.... When i bought it the person said it was a '66 stingray. after investigating some more i learned that they didn't make a stingray in red in '66. while cleaning, it has a faint decal of typhoon on the chainguard. sooo, here what i have-- looks like a stingray. red. has a small mini crank. 20" front and rear, but came with a springer and 16" front. typhoon chainguard. single speed coaster. any ideas as to what this is are greatly appreciated. i have pics if any are interested in seeing it. thanks!
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          RE:MISC:   Schwinn mini typhoon???? posted by brian on 2/23/2007 at 4:48:26 PM
dude it sounds like u have a bunch of different bikes put togeather to make one
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AGE / VALUE:   vintage shimano shifter posted by: Bradley on 1/25/2007 at 8:24:13 PM
Today I saved a bike from the scrap yard. It was ready to go except the bike had a pair of Top Tube Shimano shifters on it. each shifter had two levers on it. I have never seen anything like them. Can someone tell me what they would be off of. The bike was a muscle-style bike. It looked like a Heinz 57 bike. Thanks
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   vintage shimano shifter posted by nate on 1/26/2007 at 6:30:18 AM
Two shifters with Two levers each?
Never seen that. Can you take a picture and post it here?
I've seen shifters with 2 levers where one lever is for the gears and the other is for a 'drag brake', but I've never seen a pair of these on one bike.
Also, what is a Heinz 57 bike?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   vintage shimano shifter posted by boss 302 on 2/28/2007 at 11:25:06 AM
shifter goes on an off brand bike that was bought at a shoping store (kmart, rickels etc) what does the shifter say on it
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WANTED:   Western flyer buzz bike 3 posted by: Jerry on 1/21/2007 at 4:07:18 PM
Hi,

I am looking for a western flyer buzz bike 3 frame in restorable cond. This is the murray built one,in metallic green.late 60s. A seller had one with several other bike on ebay late last year but, Was unable to get it. Had one when i was younger and want to restore one.
Thanks, Jerry
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AGE / VALUE:   76 Bicentenial Stingray frame $? posted by: Greg on 1/15/2007 at 7:07:51 PM
Hello, I have a Bicentennial edition Schwinn Stingray frame and fork with cranks and a 46 tooth sprocket. Paint is fair at best? Any idea what it would be worth? I was thinking of putting it on ebay. any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!, Greg
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   76 Bicentenial Stingray frame $? posted by nate on 1/18/2007 at 7:25:56 AM
Tough to tell without pictures.
Asuming it is a single speed, male frame and only in fair condition, I'd guess $75 ?
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AGE / VALUE:   Sturdee posted by: Tom on 1/15/2007 at 6:06:23 PM
I have a 20" 'Sturdee' bicycle. I can not find any info on it. Can anyone help, I have some pics of it.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturdee posted by rick on 7/23/2010 at 9:32:59 PM
hi i bought an old road bike but i dot know the year i only know the make is STURDEE its japanese, but i guess that bike are from the late 60s to early 70s for the form of the upholsterys sit, please help me to get information of my bike the bike is in a pretty good shape has the original color blue, the original wheels and everyting, please help me to get information ofmy bike and the value if i will want to sell them thank us
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sturdee posted by quisha on 8/25/2011 at 8:24:03 PM
yes i have a i belive to be a 1952 sturdee with original perple paint long curv up type of set& a lincenseplat saying 747.do you have eny info on this sturdee??? thank you.
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FOR SALE:    posted by: Mike on 1/14/2007 at 8:57:30 PM
All bikes and parts are plus shipping. I can accept either paypal or uspostal money order. please email me at sickcycles@optonline.net for pics. Thanks,Mike

1)1967 Ramshorn Fastback:
The paint has some scratches but shines nice, The guard has a new decal. Wheels are S5 center stamped with good chrome, a few minor spots of rust and some brake burn. fenders are nice razor edge with some peppering. Tires have some cracking, But they are fine for riding. Sissy bar is very nice, seat is an aged hyper-formance repro. the derailer is sprint. Has a schwinn speedo. The pedals are Union Rattraps. The crank arms is the only non schwinn item on the bike. $300

2) 1967 Schwinn Stingray Stik-Shift Bike
The part is worn and has scratches, the chainguard is dented and part of the screen is gone. The rear wheel is not schwinn but the original rear centerstamped S2 is included, mit has rust, dents, and brakeburn. The front tire is an original WW Westwind. The seat is a persons pan with leopard material, the bars are not schwinn, the grips are repros. The Shifter has a cool 4 speed hurst knob that was added by the original owner. it just needs a pulley and shifter overload piece.
$300


4)'69 crank and pat. pend. Mag Schwinn stingray/krate
Nice chrome on mag, the chrome on the arms are slightly worn. Overall nice. $35

5)5 Speed/ Atom rear wheel 20"
5 speed Atom drum brake combo laced to a NOS Araya Rim. Comes with the spoke protector but it is spray painted. $65

6)'68 schwinn stingray/krate bars and '66 neck W/ Black grips
Good chrome, has scratches. $15

7)Offbrand Polo seat
Has material comeing loose on one side. 1 small rip at the nose. $10



9)NOS Troxel Axel mount sissy bar $20

10) later schwinn 20" S7 with replacment tire
will clean up good. $15
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          RE:FOR SALE: posted by mike on 1/15/2007 at 2:47:23 PM
Sorry for the mix up the copper stingray is $200 not $300. I made a mistake in the original post


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          RE:FOR SALE:    posted by mark bithell on 1/17/2007 at 10:58:08 AM
hey mike I havent forgoten about the pics of the sears ramshorn just been busy and it is stored a ways away.any way how much to ship the the 3spd stingray to 92651.thanks mark
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          RE:FOR SALE: posted by mike on 1/18/2007 at 3:42:01 PM
Hey mark I sent you an email with some more pics of the bike
Mike
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FOR SALE:   old bicycles swap meet in western PA posted by: ralph on 1/12/2007 at 8:55:20 AM
In Butler Pennsylvania. just north of Pittsburgh.

here is a link to the comfort inn, via Goolemaps-
[URL=http://tinyurl.com/yfusvb]click here for the map[/URL]

it is Sunday morning January 21, 2007
8am?(9am) to 12pm, or when everyone leaves.


I should also add, it is chockfull of Stingrays and Balloon tire stuff. Some super deals are had by both sellers and buys. Buyers can find sellers who have to cover Christmas debt, and sellers find people that have not spent enough on themselves for Christmas.

I only add this point as I am not a Stingray guy and wish there were more cooler lightweight stuff there for me to buy. rarely any lightweight stuff.

couple turn of the century stuff shows up as well, as it is in Wheelman country.

It is indoors too, with coffee and donuts.
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          RE:FOR SALE: old bicycles swap meet in western PA posted by ralph on 1/12/2007 at 10:49:12 AM
here is the link again to the map-

http://tinyurl.com/yfusvb
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WANTED:   Purple/Violet Troxel Banana Seat Wanted posted by: Peter on 1/2/2007 at 6:46:38 PM
My sister recently bought a bike called "Miss Buzz" with a Western Flyer headbadge, (made by Murray). It's in very nice shape except the banana seat is faded and has a few cracks.
The seat is a ribbed banana seat, with a silver edge all around the bottom edge. I believe it was made by Troxel.
I believe theses seats were also used on Sears bikes. (there is a Sears Spyder bike on the picture database that has the same seat. Does anyone have one of these or know someone or somewhere to find one ???? I have looked on Ebay, but no luck for an exact match .... only wannabees's ha ha ...
any info would be appreceiated ... thanks ..
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          RE:WANTED:   Purple/Violet Troxel Banana Seat Wanted posted by Gary M on 1/19/2007 at 11:56:07 PM
THERE IS A PURPLE WESTERN FLYER NOS SEAT ON EBAY AS WE SPEAK, AND A NEW COVER AS WELL.
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AGE / VALUE:   stingray seat posts? posted by: john on 1/2/2007 at 4:18:25 PM
Just picked a couple of 16" long seat posts (schwinn size) which I thought were stingray seat posts. Only marking is "minimum insertion"(with down arrow). I have another seat post same size but it says Wald. Is either (or perhaps neither) original schwinn equipment? I posted this question on the schwinn heritage site and the post got a lot of looks but no answers. Thanks for any info.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray seat posts? posted by nate on 1/3/2007 at 6:19:49 AM
One clue would be the finish on it.
Is it chrome or is it the duller cadmium plating?
I thinl original Schwinn would be cadmium.
Also, I think some Schwinn seat posts have "SCHWINN" as the minimum insertion mark.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray seat posts? posted by john on 1/3/2007 at 5:29:30 PM
Nate: they both appear to be cad plated but they definitely don't say Schwinn which is why I questioned their heritage. They came in a few boxes of stuff I bought recently that included an old Middleweight Schwinn brake caliper and some other Schwinn stuff. Can anyone else shed some light on this? thanks. john
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   stingray seat posts? posted by john on 1/3/2007 at 5:29:35 PM
Nate: they both appear to be cad plated but they definitely don't say Schwinn which is why I questioned their heritage. They came in a few boxes of stuff I bought recently that included an old Middleweight Schwinn brake caliper and some other Schwinn stuff. Can anyone else shed some light on this? thanks. john
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