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WANTED:   Original Troxel banana saddles posted by: nate on 3/29/2006 at 1:25:43 PM
Looking for Original Troxel banana saddles. Please reply here.
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WANTED:   old krate or stingray posted by: JERRY on 3/29/2006 at 2:14:44 AM
Hi, I am in very need of an old schwinn stingray or krate frame or possably complete bikes. I'm not looking to spend alot, so I'm not looking for a well maintained bike. Just a project bike. If you have any thing that I could maybe buy, please e-mail at DA_MAN69@SBCGLOBAL.NET
-Later
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WANTED:   stingraaaaaaays posted by: Joe on 3/27/2006 at 9:06:46 PM
looking for project stingrays prefer a stik shift PLEASE SEND ALL REPLYS TO TUFFJOEARELLI@AOL.COM
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          RE:WANTED:   stingraaaaaaays posted by Coral on 4/13/2006 at 3:46:05 PM
I have an Schwinn Stingray (Orange Krate) with a stick shift. I was offered $200.00 recently by a bicycle dealer; however, about 10 years ago I was offered $400.00.

Do you have any idea how I can locate the serial numbers off the bike. I looked the bike over and did not see anything that might pertain to a serial number.


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WANTED:   Rodeo/Fireball seat posted by: Craig on 3/27/2006 at 7:22:51 PM
I am looking for a seat for a Raleigh Rodeo / Fireball. It's made by Brooks, like a banana seat but thicker and squarer, to look like a motorcycle seat. (Like a Chopper seat but without the extended backrest) Email me if you know of one - any condition.
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          RE:WANTED:   Rodeo/Fireball seat posted by kev on 4/20/2006 at 4:56:36 PM
Hi Craig
I just managed to buy one, and I will be stripping it down to recover very soon - I'm going to make a few bases from raleigh chopper pans, as I need 2 seats, so if you want I could let you know how well the conversion goes??
they are pretty hard to find normally - took me 2 years!!
- kev
keyzkev @hotmail.com
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WANTED:   HELP!!! stupid wheelie bar bike!!! posted by: j on 3/27/2006 at 2:45:08 AM
ok, I've got a 'generic 1960's stingray style' 20" bike and I'm trying to make it a wheelie bike but getting nowhere, I know they used to sell factory wheelie bar bikes in the 60's and after market wheelie bars, I've seen pictures of both and made a wheelie bar as close to both as I can but it seems IMPOSSIBLE to get it to work.
the bike lifts up just fine and sits on the wheelie bar wheels but when trying to ride on the wheels it wants to just crash. everything is straight and all and this is my 6th attempt with the bike! I've tryed skate board trucks and now a single wheel and NOTHING works. did the factory wheelie bikes and after market wheelie bars ever actually work or where they just a 'looks' kinda thing?

in full wheelie postion (sitting on the bar wheel) the front axle nuts mesure 20" to the ground
when the bike is parked the wheelie bar wheel (from the bottom of the wheel) is 5" above the ground and close to the back wheel. originally I had it further away from the back wheel but noticed from pictures the other bikes had them very close to the back wheel so I moved it closer to the back wheel but either way it still doesn't work.

if anyone know's what the deal is let me know, weststreetbikes@hotmail.com

thanks
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WANTED:   sears screamer 1 posted by: William on 3/26/2006 at 6:55:34 PM
hello to everyone i'm looking for a 1969 sears screamer 1 if anyone can help email me thanks
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          RE:WANTED:   sears screamer 1 posted by chris on 4/6/2006 at 7:32:18 AM
i have a 68 sears screamer that i'm selling in excellent condition. but no 69
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          RE:WANTED:   sears screamer 1 posted by larryrupe on 4/9/2006 at 11:29:02 PM
i think this bike is a screamer with rattrap springer if your interested email and ill send pics
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          RE:WANTED:   sears screamer 1 posted by Bryan on 6/24/2006 at 10:54:27 PM
We have a 69 Sears Screamer I. Not sure about price yet. Just seeing if you ever found one. This one is in geat condition- paint, decals, everything.
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AGE / VALUE:   westcoast chopper(huffy) bicycles posted by: LYONS on 3/22/2006 at 8:19:12 PM
just picked up a west coast chopper bicycle at the big lots store for $62. I GOT ONE TWO YEARS AGO BEFORE THEY WERE RELEASED ,I PAID ABOUT $200.GREAT DEAL FOR THE $.
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AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Fastabck 5 speed posted by: Michael on 3/19/2006 at 12:50:03 AM
Can anyone tell me the production date of this Fastback please? Serial # LB 58578 It is in rough shape needing tires, tubes, rim strips, seat, handle bars, grips, paint, and a lot of TLC. Value? Thanks, Michael
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Fastabck 5 speed posted by rod on 3/20/2006 at 11:04:04 PM
Schwinn stamped this serial # on November of 1966, the Fastback debut in that year; however, the value of your Fastback in its condition as it is may get you in the $75-$100 range if not slightly higher.
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AGE / VALUE:   amf renegade posted by: ted on 3/18/2006 at 4:42:02 AM
hi i have a yellow and black AMF 3 speed bike banna seat looks simular to a sting ray it has shifter on top bar front and back fenders tall handle bars dual hand brakes pretty cool looking yellow with black rally stripes on the fenders i have had it for about 22 years or so can some one help me out on 4 sure year and about what its worth thanks
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MISC:   Columbia???? posted by: dan on 3/16/2006 at 6:56:51 PM
hi there.

i've got a bike that i've been told is a Columbia Jr. (I can email pics)
I cant find any pics of one anywhere though? Has anyone got one or have pics?

Thanks
Dan

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          RE:MISC:   Columbia???? posted by ted on 3/19/2006 at 4:35:05 PM
i am going to put some pics on soon thanks 4 reply
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AGE / VALUE:   old schwinn stingray- posted by: misty on 3/16/2006 at 12:12:51 AM
I have an old schwinn stingray from when I was a kid-- It still has the sticker from which store it came from!! frame is goldish yellow with red trim and seat is schwill red & yellow I won at a McDonalds when I was a child!! How do I find out age-- only # I saw was a e0 or Q 588885 Please help!! bike is still in mint cond!! original tires and everything please help!! thanks I have pics I just dont know how to post!!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   old schwinn stingray- posted by rod on 3/16/2006 at 8:52:54 PM
Schwinn never used letters 'I' or 'O' in their serial #'s because they were too close to resembling numbers '1' & '0'; the letters of serial # is EQ, meaning your Stingray was made in May 1979, and the 'goldish' hue is called Golden Yellow. If you're looking to sell, wait for the highest bidder! Good luck!
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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: mike on 3/12/2006 at 5:25:32 PM
Hi, for sale is a '79 dated Sturmey archer 36 hole front drum brake. the chrome is mint and it spins nicely and the brakes work. the cad good but could use replating. the original cable barrell and stop clamp with bolt are included.
im asking 150 obo or i will trade for stingray parts, beater krate parts, or project bikes. if you would like pics just email me and ill send them.thanks
mike
sickcycles@optonline.net
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AGE / VALUE:   Interesting... posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/6/2006 at 10:49:16 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Cruiser-Bike-Comparable-to-Raleigh-Chopper-MKIII_W0QQitemZ7223880406QQcategoryZ42312QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Don't know if these are available in the States yet or what. I find it interesting that the seat is more the "proper" Chopper style seat (i.e.- SINGLE PIECE) that what they are bolting on to the "new" Choppers.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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WANTED:   Looking for narrow rear slick posted by: Vincent MIlone on 3/4/2006 at 5:10:33 PM

Looking for narrow rear slick for a 1969 schwinn stingray fastback! Also original style front and rear brake pads!
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MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by: ALVAR on 3/4/2006 at 12:21:47 AM
With the recent death of the English actor Jack Wild, I recall he was presented with a bicycle similar in style to the Raleigh Chopper, around the early 70's. I have a notion it was called a 'Mobocross bike'. Can anyone help my fading memory concerning this machine?
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          RE:MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by Bernie McInally on 7/8/2006 at 9:36:22 PM
Your spot on. This was the poor mans chopper, and mine was a luminous orange colour, with a white high back seat with 3 vertical orange stripes. Would have been around 72. It must have been robust because I remember giving it away in about 1980 and the bloke used it for quite a while after that.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Bernie
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          RE:MISC: Jack Wild's bike? posted by Johnny Anderson on 3/22/2008 at 10:23:33 PM
I had one as a young boy and I also went through nostalgia regarding this bicycle a few years ago. I did find a photo of one on Ebay a few years ago. If you'd like the photo sent to you and it helps, let me know. Again the picture I have was not my bicycle but it was very similar to this. Cheers, Johnny Anderson.
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          RE:MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by GRAEME on 1/16/2009 at 11:39:31 AM
hiya i would love to see a photo of one i had one and loved it,would bring back memories ,cheers
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          RE:MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by Phill on 2/17/2010 at 3:07:50 PM
Yes I had one of these mine was bright orange , with a long white seat which curved up at the back, I think it had five gears derailer type, I also remember the brake leavers,being quite a distance from the handle bars.I actually thought it was far better than a chopper?
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          RE:MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by stephen carr on 5/10/2010 at 7:27:55 AM
i owned a mobo cross for a while around 74. orange with white seat, derailer gears, can,t remember if it had 4 or 5 speed gears. i think they only came in orange, "unless someone knows better" lighter and faster than the over rated chopper. my wife tells me she owned a tuscan "similiar to mobo cross but no gears" around the same time but i,ve never heard of this and no pics. not much cash around in the early 70,s so i used to build my own bikes from other peoples discarded cycle parts, cow-horn handlebars and knobbly tyres where preferable for off road use. choppers where too heavy with slow clunky sturmy archer gears and too light on steering.
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          RE:MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by pHILL on 7/23/2010 at 12:32:18 PM
I got my Mobo cross for christmas 1971 ish , great cool bike to glide around on. I remember the tyres having white walls front and back .My Parents bought it from one of the early supermarkets as a flat pack , and you had to assemble it yourself, but yes much lighter and more gears than a chopper.If I remember correctly they were manufactured in Italy and trying to get parts to fit them was not an easy task including the tyres .I should have a photo of it somewhere.
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          RE:MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by pHILL on 7/23/2010 at 12:32:20 PM
I got my Mobo cross for christmas 1971 ish , great cool bike to glide around on. I remember the tyres having white walls front and back .My Parents bought it from one of the early supermarkets as a flat pack , and you had to assemble it yourself, but yes much lighter and more gears than a chopper.If I remember correctly they were manufactured in Italy and trying to get parts to fit them was not an easy task including the tyres .I should have a photo of it somewhere.
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