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AGE / VALUE:   raleigh chopper posted by: moose on 12/7/2005 at 3:49:02 AM
just found a raleigh chopper with no wheels. i know what size they should be but i am not sure what model sturmey rear hub it should have. can anyone help??
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   raleigh chopper posted by keyzkev on 12/7/2005 at 11:08:31 AM
hey moose!
(I had a friend in school named moose, but I digress..)
Depends what type of chopper you have - there are 2 types, mk1, and mk2 - but as I assume you're in the usa, you'll most likely have a mk1.
thy mainly came with the bog standard 3 speed awt sturmey archer rear hub, but also had 3 speed coasters, 1 speed coasters, 3+2 sturmeys, and derailleur shifters also!!
If you could email me a picture, that would help - or if you could state the frame colour, the decal colour, and what the shifter looks like that could help.
otherwise - feel free to drop me an email - cheers!! - kev
keyzkev (@hotmail.com)
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   raleigh chopper posted by moose on 12/8/2005 at 4:48:18 AM
hey kev! thanks for the reply! half of the frame has a bad spray paint job (ran out of paint i guess). the other half is green, the decals are mostly peeled off but the remaining pieces seem to be white. the shifter is a sturmey archer console model. i will e-mail pics tommorow.
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          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   raleigh chopper posted by moose on 12/8/2005 at 4:51:08 AM
forgot to mention i am in the u.s.. thanks again!
cheers,moose
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   raleigh chopper posted by keyzkev on 12/9/2005 at 12:28:10 PM
ok moose! - congratulations!!
- that will be a mk1 chopper you have - could be dark green or a real nice lime green.
sturmey made the consoles for all the choppers, even the ones that didn't use their hubs!!! (the derailleur bikes)
so I'll have to have a look at the console to determine what should be on it!!
hope to hear from you soon - I guess I should have checked my email 1st!!
- kev

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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   raleigh chopper posted by MOOSE on 12/13/2005 at 3:25:41 AM
HEY KEV, JUST MAILED SOME PICS. THEY MAY TAKE A WHILE.
THANKS, MOOSE
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   raleigh chopper posted by keyzkev on 12/14/2005 at 3:50:47 PM
just in case anyone was wondering - it turned out to be a lovely dark green mk1 - high loop sissy bar - nice!!
it was originally a TCW - 3 speed coaster - so if anybody has one of these hubs, 36 hole, and in the date range 69 - 71, maybe you could let moose or myself know!!
- kev
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AGE / VALUE:   24"rear/20" front chainguard says thruster posted by: tim on 12/5/2005 at 4:54:03 PM
i cant find any pics of this bike and dont know where to look. can anyone help mefind out what i have? thank you!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: 24 posted by scott on 2/19/2006 at 1:59:54 PM
I think I saw one of these in here somewhere
http://www.nemusclebikes.com/
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AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh chopper posted by: Dewane on 11/30/2005 at 9:11:07 PM
Hi, have no idea if this is a good deal or not, found this on craigslist in the San Francisco bay area.

I'm an english roadster guy so sorry if this is way overpriced or anything else.

http://www.craigslist.org/sby/bik/113608823.html

- Dewane
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh chopper posted by keyzkev on 12/1/2005 at 2:33:20 PM
it's not a mk2 - it's a mk1- with the american spec low sissy bar- nice bike in my favourite colour - but I think it was on ebay a while ago??
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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: mike on 11/30/2005 at 1:01:59 AM
all prices are negotiable, if interested or for pics email me at sickcycles@optonline.net

-New tail light, never used, nice chrome $5
-Schwinn approved speedo, nice chrome $7
-reflectors, 1 cat eye and 1 new in package $4
-fake spring fork, rare, correct for slingahot/rail/gremlin $25
-24" chrome ducktail fender, nice chrome $7
-3 speed shimano hub laced to a huffy rim, nice chrome, works, correct for any huffy muscle bike(rail, slingshot,dragster,bluebeard) $20
- huffy 16" wheel with nos xke 990 tire, very nice, some rust on hub, hard to find rim with correct tire for sling shot/rail $30
-20" amf slick, no cracking, parts of a redline painted on, can be easily removed $8
-schwinn stingray tornado forks, good paint, part of decal rubbed off on one side, good to use for a stingray rider or repaint $7
-offbrand sissy bar columbia? high loop, ok chrome some rust $6
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MISC:   Is there anywere to purchase paint or get code's for Sears Muscle bike's? posted by: Gary on 11/27/2005 at 9:24:09 PM
I recently purcahsed a old Sear's Spyder.I was wondering if there is somewere to get matching factory color paint codes/mixin table's or paint to re-paint bike's?
It is the Purple and really dont want to go tru the hasle of going tru all the books or DuPont's World book to try & get a good match myself if there is a easier way of the correct colors or info out there.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Gary
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          RE:MISC: Is there anywere to purchase paint or get code's for Sears Muscle bike's? posted by Peter on 12/10/2005 at 12:44:55 AM
Gary, I have a purple Sears Spyder, and a pictureof it is listed on this site, under photos ...
I have attached the photo link to this reply ... It's the one with chrome fenders, coaster rear brake, & front hand brake. I was lucky enough to find a real beauty. i thought about repainting it because it does have several scratches on the bottom side, but they aare hardly seen at all ...
the problem with painting this bike, just like the Schwinns, is that they are a 2 paint process. Naturally, if you stripped the frame of the old paint, you would first prime it ... but next ... the frame would have to be painted with a silver base coat. The purple paint is translucent ... that's how the color seems to glow back at you. I have found the color purple in a spray can made by testor's ... the paint you might have bought when you made those glue together car models when you were a kid ... you can find the paint in probably any store that sells models. I found it in a Michael's. I decided to leave my bike as it is ... The only problem I can see is, the depth of the color will depend on how much you actually spray when applying the purple paint ... the more you apply, the darker the purple will be ... could make a world of a difference.
Hope this info helps, and Merry Christmas !


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          RE:MISC:   Is there anywere to purchase paint or get code's for Sears Muscle bike's? posted by Gary on 1/11/2006 at 5:11:33 PM
Thank You for the Info, I will have to go and see if I can find that paint. Also beins I now know its a 2 stage paint I belive Auto Zones carry a puprle close to it as well.
My bike isnt that bad but someone had stripped it and put a pearl over it. It comes off but it will be alot of work and I fig. I might just repaint it when I get time.
T/Y again
Gary
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          RE:MISC:   Is there anywere to purchase paint or get code's for Sears Muscle bike's? posted by Gary on 1/11/2006 at 5:15:21 PM
Nice Bike, Mine is the same color but diff. frame. I have a dble top bar w/ a 5 speed shifter mounted on it and dual rear brakes.
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FOR SALE:   1969 stingray posted by: tony on 11/25/2005 at 8:33:46 PM
i have a 69 scwinn stingray with orignal forks ,fork cup on bottom,and bars. this bike was painted and used for a while in 03-04,but i bought a new schwinn lowrider so im selling whats left.email me at assclownoffire@yahoo.com for more info this bike is avaible for local delivery around the waupaca wisconsin area or you can pick it up. this bike is going for a best offer price because of what is left.bike also still has clean white headbagde with only one screw. i also have bmx bikes for sale aviavle for pickup or delivery. if you would like more info on these email me at assclownoffire@yahoo.com. response may be slow because i work alot and cant check my email. i am also looking for redline rl340 parts because i would like to make mine stock again and would trade bike for parts. thank you!
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AGE / VALUE:   parting out huffy slingshot posted by: mike on 11/24/2005 at 5:23:33 PM
- Rear wheel with a 3 speed shimano hub, nice no rust $25 obo

- XKE 990 Cheater Slick, has side wall cracking, still usable, good for a rider $10 obo

- 3 speed shifter, comes with the console, pretty nice condition, a few scratches and a nos cable $25 obo

-Front end package, rare fake spring fork, nos tire, and a nice rim, correct for a huffy slingshot/rail or a sears gremlin $60 obo
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- front fork, has been bondoed, spring and crown has pitting $25 obo

- nice huffy rim, some rust on hub and spokes, no dents with a nos xke 990 tire $40 obo

email me at sickcycles@optonline.net if interested or for pics
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MISC:   Black Beauty with Ram horns posted by: Matt on 11/23/2005 at 1:05:10 AM
I used to have a 5 speed Black Beauty with Ram horns when I was a kid. Is there pictures of this bike somewhere? What years was it made so I can narrow down mine? late 60's? If it didn't get stolen back then how much would it be worth? How much can I except to buy one for today?

Thanks,
Matt
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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: mike on 11/20/2005 at 2:25:46 AM
for sale is a late 70's stingray tornado frame, orig paint, come with kickstand and fork cups. no breaks or rewelds in the frame. will have pics by tomarrow. $25.00 email me at sickcycles@optonline.net
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FOR SALE:   ross apollo racer posted by: monique on 11/15/2005 at 1:04:23 AM
it is a 1974-7 ross apollo racer[boy].iam trying to sell it asap and if some one could help me out with pricing i would be grateful.
it not old and beatup it needs a chrome shine and a paint job and new tires;the old ones are still there as well as the original seat ,its been ripped on the side and the front

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          RE:FOR SALE:   ross apollo racer posted by karl on 12/28/2005 at 2:31:28 PM
Hi,

Are you still looking to sell your Apollo Racer? What color is it? did you decide on a price?
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          RE:FOR SALE:   ross apollo racer posted by Tony on 1/18/2006 at 7:49:05 PM
Do you have a photo RAR
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AGE / VALUE:   Stingray 64'? posted by: Chris on 11/14/2005 at 2:44:59 PM
I am looking for information on a 1964 stingray (K422393).
The bike has a lucky 7 crank, spinger fork, small front wheel with drum brake, tall sissy bar with peace symbol.
The frame was repainted so orig. color is unknown.

Thanks,
Chris
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stingray 64'? posted by rod on 11/17/2005 at 6:47:48 PM
You can disassemble either the crank or the handlebar/fork combo and tap out either pair of cups to reveal the original color. As for the 16" wheel w/ drum brake, that feature sounds like someone took upon themselves to make a Krate, which came equipped w/ the 16" drum brake wheel, and Krates didn't come along until 1968; however, some pre-'67 Stingrays were equipped w/ springer forks.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stingray 64'? posted by Chris on 11/18/2005 at 3:52:38 PM
Rod, Thanks for the information.
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WANTED:   63 1/2 info posted by: bob on 11/8/2005 at 10:40:11 PM
what month did stingray production start?
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MISC:   mens 3 spd console shift posted by: Tim on 11/6/2005 at 3:38:04 PM
I`ve just got a mens 3 spd console shift in a package deal and I`m not interested in it ,maybe one of you guys will be.
It`s green has chrome bobbed fenders,console shift,black seat with white racing stripe,says Central Park made in New York.Pretty good shape,rides nice.it looks like an AMF to me but that`s just a guess
If your interested e-mail me
Tim
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WANTED:   stik shift stingrays or 63-65 rays posted by: Joe on 11/5/2005 at 10:52:48 PM
bike has to complete can be missing seat/tires rougher=better email me at TuffJoeArelli@aol.com

thanks Joe
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MISC:   Screamer 1 posted by: Scott Ward on 11/5/2005 at 5:54:39 AM
I purchased a Screamer 1 and I believe it is 1968 or 69. If you can tell where I can get some good info. What is it worth? it's in good shape. Thanks
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