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FOR SALE:   Bike components posted by: Charlie Daniels on 11/27/2006 at 4:03:03 PM
I bought a Schwinn bicycle from a small bike shop in my college town. I've had the bike about a year now and have abused the brakes on it. I have waited and procastinated long enough! I think it is time to replace and upgrade the braking system. I was thinking about Shimano. I did a little research at:
http://www.answerbag.com/c_view/233_faq/answered
found lots of good general info. Check it out!
Does anyone have any suggestions about brands or components? I am not looking to spend more than $150 on the new brakes.

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FOR SALE:   Hard to find Musclebikes for sale posted by: Joe on 11/27/2006 at 1:45:05 PM
A while back I posted a list of bikes for one of my friends. I now have some photos and detailed information on these bikes.
1972 Pea Restored $1,000., Blue Huffy Wheel restored $850., Murray Eliminator 5 speed 24 x 20 $350., AMF Wheelibar Buzz bike $500., Ross Apollo 5 speed $150. Very clean original bike but has one rust spot on the chain stay
obo. Call or e mail me direct at jbgb39@yahoo.com. See link below for pics


http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/showthread.php?t=39051
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AGE / VALUE:   1970 pea picker ball bearings posted by: Dennis on 11/26/2006 at 10:29:45 PM
Where can I find ball bearings for the front wheel?
How can I repair a tear in the seat?
I just got this bike and my kids are havig a ball riding it
Are the replicas made as well as the originals?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970 pea picker ball bearings posted by nate on 11/27/2006 at 6:24:43 AM
Your local bike shop will have the ball bearings. Just bring in an old one so they can match the size.
I've repair torn banan seats with a glue gun, and then painted over the repair with glitter nail polish to match the color of the saddle.
None of the replicas are built the way Schwinn originally built them with electro-forged stearing tubes, etc.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   1970 pea picker ball bearings posted by nate on 11/27/2006 at 6:25:36 AM
Your local bike shop will have the ball bearings. Just bring in an old one so they can match the size.
I've repaired torn banana seats with a glue gun, and then painted over the repair with glitter nail polish to match the color of the saddle.
None of the replicas are built the way Schwinn originally built them with electro-forged stearing tubes, etc., but they are still fine for riding and having fun.
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MISC:   "Parkleigh" Stingray?? posted by: William West on 11/26/2006 at 3:59:39 PM
Found an interesting bike today. Head badge reads "Parkleigh" Gimble's own. On the chain guard, it says "Wildcat 100." Has Schwinn tires, wide one on back which says stingray. Did Schwinn manufacture bikes for rebadging and distribution by chain stores? This bike looks just like a stingray, with the older style banana seat. Any help would be appreciated.
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          RE:MISC:    posted by Mark on 11/27/2006 at 7:24:50 AM
Probably manufactured by Murray. Hard to tell without a picture.

Mark
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          RE:MISC:    posted by William West on 11/27/2006 at 10:21:41 AM
Here's a pic. I especially like the "Polo" type seat on this.


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          RE:RE:MISC:    posted by Shannon Reynolds on 12/2/2006 at 4:03:04 PM
The bike is made by Murray. You can tell by the Murray emblem in the fork darts, the Murray front sprocket, the pointed rear dropouts, and the bike's name, Wildcat. The tires are replacement. To see if the rims are original check if they are stamped MO mfg. The seat fits the 64-66 time period or therabouts and should be a Troxel if original to the bike.
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AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Desert Rose posted by: Steve on 11/21/2006 at 7:25:11 PM
Huffy Desert Rose all origional except tires any ideas Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Fair Lady posted by: Steve on 11/21/2006 at 7:21:10 PM
I know it is a 1978 Schwinn Fair Lady... But how much is it worth...Disc. Origonal everything except for seat, sissy any ideas... Thanks
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AGE / VALUE:   63 1/2 SCHWINN STINGRAY posted by: bob on 11/21/2006 at 3:44:22 PM
I have recently inherited a 631/2 schwinn stingray red in what appears to be near perfect condition my uncle was a collector my question is when did they first make stingrays this one has a beginning s/n of G 3
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   63 1/2 SCHWINN STINGRAY posted by nate on 11/22/2006 at 6:20:39 AM
Wow, that is an early Sting-Ray.
That serial number decodes to July 1963 which could be the first month of production.

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MISC:Murray Eliminator Site Back Online posted by: Shannon Reynolds on 11/18/2006 at 8:58:04 PM
After about a two year hiatus my F-Series Murray Eliminator is back online. I've tried to detail every year they were produced as well as all the makes and models. Check it out and let me know what you think.

http://murrayeliminator.rizzworld.net/
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WANTED:   chainguard decal posted by: mike on 11/17/2006 at 6:09:35 PM
I'm in need of info on a replacement chainguard decal for Murray Eliminator
Mark II. I was told someone was making these awhile ago.
If anyone has extras I only need one or an idea where to get one. Thanks
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          RE:WANTED:   chainguard decal posted by Mark on 11/27/2006 at 7:26:01 AM
Mike, post a wanted ad on the Schwinn Forum, somebody had a few there not too long ago.

Mark
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          RE:WANTED:   chainguard decal posted by don on 2/13/2007 at 4:03:52 PM
go to ebay an punch in murry eliminator and a couple of decals will be on the site Don
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FOR SALE:   vintage polo stingray for sale posted by: Diana Lawrence on 11/15/2006 at 8:30:15 PM
We have a yellow polo stingray with a flowered seat for sale on E-bay this week. Our ID is bigg46360. Thank you for taking a look.
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MISC:   Rear tire on Sting Ray posted by: Joe on 11/13/2006 at 1:44:14 PM
Was the rear tire on the 1963 and 1964 Sting Ray a flat slick or did it have some kind of a diamond tread? Thank you.
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          RE:MISC:   Rear tire on Sting Ray posted by nate on 11/15/2006 at 6:18:33 AM
I think the earlier Sting-Rays came with the knobby up until 1966.
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WANTED:   1963 or 64 flamboyant red Sting Ray posted by: joe on 11/13/2006 at 1:41:14 PM
I would like a 100% original and excellent to mint condition Flamboyant red Sting Ray .No habd brakes,shock absorber,padded seat. I want the original classice first year style. Thank you. Joe
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AGE / VALUE:   Tandem Krate?? posted by: nate on 11/2/2006 at 7:24:43 AM
There's a guy on the Vintage Lightweight section of this site saying his friend found a Schwinn Sting-Ray Krate TANDEM at a yard sale.
Did they make a tandem Krate??
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Tandem Krate?? posted by Chris on 11/18/2006 at 10:43:12 AM
You are thinking of the bike called the Schwinn Mini- Twin.

Resembles the krate bikes and valuable and sought after they are.
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AGE / VALUE:   Roadmaster Avenger 324 posted by: Liz Gaines on 10/29/2006 at 3:37:12 PM
My 10 year-old grand daughter just bought a great bike. Pink, AMF Roadmaster Avenger 324, Girls, Black banana seat, ape handle bars. Can anyone tell me about this bike. I haven't been able to find anything related to this model. I did find a # on the headplate that appears to be 181G. Any help would be greatly appreciated. She is madly in love with this bike. I owned a 1968 Stingray when I was 10. Great to see her liking a vintage.
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MISC:   AMF Roadmaster Avenger 324 posted by: Liz Gaines on 10/28/2006 at 8:10:34 PM
My 10 year-old grand daughter just bought a great bike. Pink, AMF Roadmaster Avenger 324, Girls, Black banana seat, ape handle bars. Can anyone tell me about this bike. I haven't been able to find anything related to this model. I have looked over the entire frame and cannot locate a # of any kind. Any help would be greatly appreciated. She is madly in love with this bike.
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          RE:MISC:   AMF Roadmaster Avenger 324 posted by Liz Gaines on 10/29/2006 at 3:36:09 PM
Found numbers on the head badge that looks like 181G.
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