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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: mike on 4/30/2006 at 11:14:42 PM
for sale is a late 60's chrome sears spyder. all the chrome is nice, the back rim has some rust, but nothing that can be cleaned. the tires are original "the fast one" tires and are nice with minor cracking. the seats has a small rip on the side and the sissy bar was nos. after this it will be on ebay. looking for 135$ or will trade for any muscle bike or parts.LMK what you have.
thanks
mike
emaile for pics
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AGE / VALUE:   Grey Ghost posted by: Larry on 4/30/2006 at 11:26:31 AM
I have an Schwinn Stingray Grey Ghost.I purchased it from the father of the original owner.He told me he bought it for his son,but his son didnt like it.He whined to his grandparents about his dislike of the Ghost, so they ended up buying him another bike.His father told me he had ridden the bike for two to three weeks and had been stored in the attic untill I purchased it.Im told that it is probobly the rarest of the stingrays and have sometimes brought "Crazy Money" buy avid collectors of such.The serial # on the head tube is GG042074.Other than the dry rot on the tires , this bike is in excellant original shape. Can anyone tell me what the value of Ray in this condition might be. If there are any interested parties, Im open to offers. Any info that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.Thank You.
by: 69.40.201.162

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Grey Ghost posted by rod on 5/5/2006 at 8:35:57 PM
Your Gray Ghost was made in July 1971; the rear rim came w/either a coaster brake hub or a 5-speed hub w/ a gear derailleur operated by its Stik shifter. Gray Ghosts being the rarest Stingray Krate is true, and by acquiring it nearly 35 years stored in the attic after only a three-week ride is definitely a collector's dream-come-true(!); they usually run higher than common Orange Krates in the $1000-$1500 range or even higher, so aim for the highest bidder. Good luck!
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MISC:   1968 Huffy Girls' 20" posted by: Dan on 4/28/2006 at 4:34:09 PM
Hey I've had this old bike lying around for a couple years since I bought it from a friend with the intention of restoring it. The serial is 8H689189, and the stickers on the bike were unreadable. It took quite awhile of stripping multiple layers of paint to get that far. the bars of the frame are 2 parallel S shaped. The forks have the fins with the shiny chrome thing that sits on top of the fins. I think it was white originally with purple fenders. I want to know the specific year and model of the bike so I can more acurately restore it with a little custom touch. I think the serial says it's 1968, and I'm pretty sure it's from the 1960's with the curvy S bars. After searching online I think it may be a Huffy Sundance or a Super Star.
Anyway so far It's entirely stripped down and already has a fresh new paint job (Dark metallic blue). It's gonna have new rims, highrise sissy bar, white vinel seat, apehanger handlebars w/ white grips, and new fenders (old ones bent too much), also I do not have any chain gaurd with it, so that will have to be figured out yet. Any comments, suggestions, and especially ideas on what it is exactly would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Dan
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AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder 3 Speed posted by: Mike on 4/27/2006 at 1:13:57 PM
Hey everyone. I literally just found on the curb a mid-late sixties Sears ( probably Huffy) Spyder 3 speed. Pretty rough, but complete. Down to the 333 Shimano shifter.
Looks as if it has literally sat in a garage for over thirty years. I thick layer of dust dirt & grime.
Frame and fenders a little pitted and rusty but do-
able. She'll need a little re-painting, but she'll look bitchin.
I'm doing a resto / mod. Extending the fork w/springer style support & 16" front, new seat & sissy bar.
Just like my 'ol bike back in the day.

Another question. A local bike shop has one of the repro Pea Pickers - coaster though. What's the going value on these?
by: 147.31.4.44

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder 3 Speed posted by wayne on 5/6/2006 at 7:17:15 PM
do you have a photo and or more info about the bike
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           Sears Spyder 3 Speed posted by Mike on 5/11/2006 at 1:35:29 PM
Well here it is. Circa '68 Sears Spyder (Murray Wildcat) 3 speed Shimano. Resto-Mod. built to how my 'ol Rollfast was back in the day. Funny, I've never seen anyone else use the basic seat support for fork support.


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AGE / VALUE:   murray kingkat ,and firecat posted by: wayne on 4/25/2006 at 10:55:25 PM
please hlep im looking for any information photos and catalog for these two bikes what is the corect wheels numbers the kingkat is missing chain guard and rear fenter the fire cat is missing the rear fender and the front froks any parts will be helpful broken parts and rusted parts are cool the rear fender are plastic their is no front fenders for thes bikes so even broken rear fender i can repair
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   murray kingkat ,and firecat posted by chris on 5/5/2006 at 4:00:03 AM
I've had a Firecat since 1977, the fender is gone but its in ok shape. All original. Do you have an idea of the worth of this bike?
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MISC:   Mid-60's Stingray type bike-LEOPARD-PRINT seat posted by: Scott Williams on 4/25/2006 at 8:47:18 PM
Anybody know the make of the mid-60's Stingray type boy's bike that had a leopard-print seat, and gold-tone paint?
by: 69.181.70.30

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          RE:MISC:   Mid-60's Stingray type bike-LEOPARD-PRINT seat posted by carl on 5/20/2006 at 11:18:45 PM
I had a 1968 columbia playbike that fits that description
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FOR SALE:   Schwinn Stingray posted by: Russ on 4/24/2006 at 3:12:10 PM
If you are interested,
Please email me for photos
of the $160 1976 Schwinn Stingray.

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FOR SALE:   1976 Schwinn Stingray posted by: Russ on 4/22/2006 at 9:26:57 PM
Beautiful Stingray coaster metalic blue,whitewall tires,comes w/schwinn stingray fenders.
$160
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AGE / VALUE:   Can we say...Overpriced? 74.dollar huret alvit? posted by: Chris on 4/17/2006 at 6:42:46 AM
I understand that it's a part for the Schwinn Stingray Krates. I understand that it is marked "Schwinn". I saw a rear derailer on e- bay and the seller is asking 74.00. That is outrageous! SEVENTY FOUR DOLLARS? IT'S JUST A HURET ALVIT STAMPED SCHWINN. THIS SELLERS PRICES ARE ALWAYS SO OBSCENELY HIGH AS A RULE ANYWAYS.
NO. AH, SORRY NO. IT BOTHERS ME TO SEE A HURET ALVIT LISTED AT SUCH A SILLY HIGH PRICE. I HAVE BUCKETS FULL OF SALVAGED AND NEW HURET STUFF NICER THAN THIS.
SORRY, BUT I DON'T THINK ANYBODY REALLY DOES PAY THAT MUCH FOR A SCHWINN DERAILER AND IF THEY DID, THEY ARE STUPID.


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AGE / VALUE:   schwinn collection forsale!!! posted by: rocco on 4/16/2006 at 7:55:53 PM
please email me. full collection and parts and frames for $4200. local pick up 2 restored bikes 3 original and tons of parts and 2 frames $4200... email for list of bikes parts go with the collection as a bonus. come over to take a look email me and il you to arrange a showing.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn collection forsale!!! posted by rocco randazzo on 4/16/2006 at 9:40:08 PM
collection no longer avaliable sorry
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MISC:   Schwinn posted by: Dana on 4/13/2006 at 4:55:02 AM
I have a 1955 Schwinn "America" I would like to find out if I should leave it or make it over? I think it should stay as is but not sure. any input?
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          RE:MISC:   Schwinn posted by rod on 4/14/2006 at 4:02:18 PM
That depends on its condition.
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          RE:MISC:   Schwinn posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 4/17/2006 at 12:22:25 PM
It is certainly based on condition. Try giving it a good once-over cleanupwise and see how it turns out. If it's unsightly or you're simply not happy with it, then perhaps it's time to consider alternatives.

As someone so quaintly put forth on the English Roadster discussion board:

"It's only original ONCE."

;-)

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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WANTED:   1974 JCPenneys Foremost Swinger posted by: Tim on 4/10/2006 at 10:09:36 PM
This bike was featured in the 1974 JCPenneys Christmas Catalog. The actual catalog description was:

---Boy's 20-In. Single Speed SWINGER. Front caliper hand brake, rear coaster brake. Enamel finish, blue-denim color with orange over spray. Matching (denim) banana seat. Orange grips.----

I'd prefer the blue-orange paint scheme but will consider any color combination, any condition, of similar model. Also interested in any type of factory or personal information, photos, literature about this bicycle.

Willing to pay generous price for the right bike.
by: 71.224.19.106

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          RE:WANTED:   1974 JCPenneys Foremost Swinger posted by Tim on 4/18/2006 at 11:04:21 PM
Here is the actual catalog photo of the bike I am trying to locate. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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          RE:WANTED: 1974 JCPenneys Foremost Swinger posted by Russell on 4/27/2006 at 11:20:56 PM
I've got the girls version of this bike with a different seat.
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          RE:WANTED:   1974 JCPenneys Foremost Swinger posted by Tim on 5/8/2006 at 3:51:38 AM
Thanks Russell, do you have any more information?
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MISC:   fastback 100 posted by: larry mac on 4/6/2006 at 5:50:16 PM
i have four fastbacks,,they are all orange.two need paint jobs...what colour orange is it...to match...thanks
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          RE:MISC:   fastback 100 posted by Doug on 4/13/2006 at 9:49:02 PM
I do not have a paint code for the bikes, but you should be able to match up the color at a hardware store. Just remove one of the front forks. You should find a fair patch of undisturbed paint under there.
I work in the paint industry and had some made for myself. Shipping paint requires special paperwork, otherwise I might be able to set you up with some.
I'm assuming you are also in Canada somewhere!
Who else would have four Fastback100's but a true Canadian.


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          RE:MISC:   fastback 100 posted by kev on 4/20/2006 at 4:53:58 PM
hey doug!
I've got 2 fastbacks - so do I count as 1/2 canadian?!?!?
good to see you're still enjoying the bikes!!
the orange is a british standard colour available off the shelf over here, but I guess you guy's will have to match it!
- kev
keyzkev @hotmail.com
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WANTED:   Carlisle Jet Flight slick posted by: Doug on 4/1/2006 at 2:35:33 PM
I'm looking for a Carlisle Jet Flight 20x2.125 rear slick. It is for my Murray Firecat. It doesn't have to be perfect, just useable. Send asking price and picture, if possible. Thanks.
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          RE:WANTED:   Carlisle Jet Flight slick posted by wayne on 4/25/2006 at 10:40:14 PM
hi i hve two murrays one is a black king cat and the other is a purple fire cat do you have any extra parts and or know of ware i can buy extra used parts are cool even broken ones also do you have a photo you like to share i see if my wife can take a photo to share with you please write back
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FOR SALE:   1969 Lemmon Pealer Parts posted by: Rich Seevers on 3/31/2006 at 6:35:56 PM
Have some 1969 lemmon pealer parts for sale:
1969 Frame Bearing Cups Stand and Chainguard
Repro Front Fender
1969 Lemmon Pealer Seat with Peat Seat cover
1969 Lemmon pealer Grips
Take all or some does not matter.
Thanks

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