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AGE / VALUE:   Fred Deeley Bikes posted by: Brody on 7/11/2005 at 12:36:51 AM
I have come about two Fred Deeley muscle bikes now. The First one I bought was the Hustler and my most recent one I have no idea on the name. However, this one seems to be very very old. My Friend, who is an avid collector of muscle bike etimates this one to be around '66. It is a convertible bike, and the top bar is gas tank shaped. It is gold and has full fenders with ballon tires. It has ram horn handle bars too. Its a crazy nuts bike. Does anyone know anything about these Deeley bikes on here? My Friend and I are curious about the serial number code.
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MISC:   Revenge of the two wheels posted by: Steve on 7/9/2005 at 5:37:55 AM
Wow. Havn't bikes changed over the years? I have been studying the change of bicycles ever since they were first made. Bikes were originally in a way, treated as a car. Now a bicycle to most people is a joke.Why ride? I have the Magnum in the driveway. Anyway, Would anyone agree with me that bikes should be treaded better? Believe it or not, I am a 15 year old bike builder. If you are curious, I build choppers. But i like cruisers too. I build my bicycles to be riden. And they draw attention wherever I go. I once rode past a group of people staring at a bel air. They stopped looking at it and stared at my bike. See? Bikes can be better and look twice as good as cars. A bicycle shouldn't be a statement saying you don't have a car, but it should be something that is fun to customize, ride, and plain showoff. Incase you didn't realize it, we have globle Warming happenning. The atmosphere is degrading, and cities are taking over (actually, housing developments). Solution: Buy a bike. plain and simple. Okay, if you have a long ways to go, driving is fine, but if everyone rode a bike as often as they could, think about the improvement on our environment! Okay so bikes are fun to ride, easy to maintain, get unbeleivable gas milage:), can be bought cheap, easy to customize, safe for the environtment, and the sidewalks are usually clearer than a traffic infested street, so you can theoretically make better time than a car (sometimes). Jeeze, you can get a mountain bike for $75! Thats less than most spend on two tanks of gas! So get on that bike and ride. Pull the vintage out of the garage. Show it off.

-steve
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          RE:MISC:   Revenge of the two wheels posted by kim on 7/11/2005 at 11:39:44 AM
I agree with you on all counts!
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          RE:MISC:   Revenge of the two wheels posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/12/2005 at 9:49:08 AM
Well stated, Steve. I've a plethora of very diverse machines... Rat Fink, Stiletto and a custom chopper... and a number of olde British Roadsters... I take them to work now and again and I get a kick out of the "Techno-Rolling-Cloud" gang gathering around the bike rack marveling at them.

Keep your passion for bicycles. A lot of times, once you reach the age where you start driving automobiles, the bicycles get forsaken... at least that was my case. 20 years later... I've got 18 bicycles in the basement! :-)

Ride SAFE!

Boneman
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AGE / VALUE:   3 Speed S/A equipped "Stingrays" posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/8/2005 at 12:48:05 PM
Not being an afficionado of the "New" Stingray, I've not really been following any forthcoming "Technological Breakthroughs". So I was rather surprised when I saw a new Stingray listed on Ebay equipped with the 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub.

Since it's probably very new... the price of course, was ridiculous.

Later!

Boneman
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AGE / VALUE:   Rapido from Czech posted by: Levon on 7/6/2005 at 12:47:45 AM
I came across a Rapido boys bicycle in my grandparents garage and I was hoping someone knew where I could find information on this amazing bike. I saw two all original pictures in the database and I wish to try to make it that nice.

It doesn't have the original hubs or fenders and I had to repaint it due to rust. I've replaced the crank bearings and the seat because it came with a terrible seat that was straight plastic with two foam "butt pads" which I still have. I would like to know where the serial number is, the model and if at all possible the approximate price.

Great site
Levon
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Rapido from Czech posted by mike on 7/9/2005 at 7:14:28 PM
i have the same bike. email me at sickcycles@optonline.net for a pic.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Rapido from Czech posted by Levon on 7/13/2005 at 12:34:21 AM
Sent e-mail waiting for reply

e-mail: trashedlostandstrungout_7@hotmail.com
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rapido from Czech posted by jay on 7/15/2005 at 5:18:50 AM
Hi i have an old rapido cruizer serial number # 80 - then a weird symbol(Esbo-or-esko) - then 177121-if anyone can tell me where i can get info relating to this bike i would really appreciate it.


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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rapido from Czech posted by Lida on 9/22/2005 at 4:49:48 PM
did you ever find out the value? I have the same bike

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MISC:   Information on a S.S Krege all pro girls bike posted by: Brian on 7/1/2005 at 1:22:46 PM
I was woundering if anyone could tell me about this bike. Any help would be great.
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          RE:MISC:   Information on a S.S Krege all pro girls bike posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 7/5/2005 at 10:31:46 PM
Whew! S.S. Kresge, eh? Now there's a true blast from the past. If I recall correctly, S.S. Kresge eventually became K-mart.

As to any velocipedes they sold under that name... it would be difficult to research... however, a bit more info or even a pic might be helpful.

Regards!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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          RE:MISC:   Information on a S.S Krege all pro girls bike posted by Rod on 7/13/2005 at 7:45:46 PM
I have two lime green All-Pro girl's frames; one's a '71 Dragster w/ a black/green single stripe banana seat and the other's a '72 All-Pro. They were made Huffy and sold through S.S. Kresge and K-Mart.
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MISC:   sting ray frame brand posted by: Cyrus on 6/30/2005 at 2:12:29 AM
I have a stingray type frame 20 inch but I don't know what brand it is. the seril number is KN532948 can anyone help thanks.
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          RE:MISC:   sting ray frame brand posted by Rod on 7/13/2005 at 8:14:15 PM
Your frame was made in Schwinn's home factory of Chicago in September 1977; it was either single-, 3-, or a 5-speed Stingray. More factors for you: the built-in kickstand, and serial #'s from 1970 to mid-80's were all stamped on the head tubes (if there was no headbadge on your frame, you have two holes for the headbadge screws).
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FOR SALE:   HUFFY SLINGSHOT posted by: bob goldesberry on 6/28/2005 at 3:47:47 AM
i have a huffy slingshot for sale good shape i havent taken a picture yet but if anyone is interested i will send picture and discuss price
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AGE / VALUE:   1970s Amf Road master posted by: chris on 6/26/2005 at 4:25:25 AM
Im 16 and i have a old AMF Roadmaster 20 inch bike and i want to know the value of it before i restore it. It is a 5 speed ,not 3 speed, click stick. Its charcole black. The paint and chrome are good but a couple of dings. Has a huge chaingaurd. Plus its all original. If you have any idea what i am talking about please reply. And if you have info on the bike please help.
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WANTED:    posted by: mike on 6/26/2005 at 3:03:08 AM
im looking for a 20" XKE 990 Cheater slick off of a huffy or sears muscle bike. i wiil take mostly anyconditon tire as long as there is no serious rips or tears. if you have one email em at sickcycles@optonline.net
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          RE:WANTED:    posted by chris on 6/26/2005 at 6:49:32 PM
some times you can find the cheater slik on ebay.

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MISC:   Bendix vs. New Departure posted by: William on 6/24/2005 at 5:25:50 AM
I have a 20" girls slik chick i believe with single speed bendix brake. I found an axle with all of the New Departure hardware on it except hub and rim. I was wondering if the New Departure brakes are better and if it will fit in the Bendix style hub. Thank you.
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AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by: Randy McCoin on 6/23/2005 at 8:13:51 AM
I recently acquired a Huffy Dill Pickle girls bicycle at a storage unit auction. I've checked everywhere on the internet and e-bay and i can't find any information on this bike at all. I even contacted Huffy with the serial number and they have no information about this bike at all. I'm thinking it wasn't a very good seller considering the ugly green color and not many were made. It was made in the factory at Azusa, California. The numbers on the bottom of the bike are 2W354858 and the numbers 2029 underneath. Also scratched or engraved underneath are the numbers Y564814. Does anyone out there know what year this bike was made, how much it may be worth and how many were made? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by Mike on 7/12/2005 at 10:55:58 AM
Randy
I had a Huffy Dill Pickle when I was a kid, I got the bike in 1974 or 1975. Mine was a boys bike. I don't remember ever seeing another one around. I don't know if this helps but I lived in the Los Angeles CA area at the time. I have also tried to find info on these bikes with no luck.
Mike
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by Mark Huffman on 8/4/2005 at 4:30:31 PM
I too had a boy's Dill Pickle that I got in about 1974 when I was living in Sacramento. I think my parents got it at Toys 'R Us. These are the only others I heard of, I don't think too many were made. I haven't been able to find it in any catalog I have of the period, nor have I ever seen reference to one on eBay or anywhere else. I would do almost anything to get one.

Azusa was the California factory of Huffy from about the mid-60's to the mid-70's (the main one being in Ohio). I believe it was the original factory of a company called "Wheel Goods" or something like that that Huffy acquired.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by sara on 9/6/2005 at 8:18:26 AM
I too had this bike. I received mine as a gift from my mom and dad when I was about 5 in 1975. I lived in Walla Walla Washington then. It was green and had a banana seat which was black with two green stripes down the middle. I remember it also had monkey-hanger style handle bars with black grips. I was the first one on my block to ride a "big" bike without training wheels------good times!!
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by M.B. on 9/27/2007 at 4:16:22 AM
I will buy a boys dill pickle. Who has one? Im in Oregon. I had one when I was a Kid in Portland Or. In 74-75?! It took one too many "Ghost Rides" Into the tree in my front yard. I would buy one for sentimental reasons. Let me know if you Have one, & what you want for it. Send some pics?
Thanks.
markbooth68@hotmail.com
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Huffy Dill Pickle posted by Fernando on 6/1/2010 at 11:12:46 AM
I recently acquired a girl's dill pickle bike, the black banana seat is s scwhinn seat, other than that i believe everthing else is original, I will be selling this bike if anyone is interested, thanks
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MISC:   Orange Krate?? posted by: Bill on 6/20/2005 at 1:25:36 AM
Can a single speed Orange Krate be converted to a 5 speed with relative ease?
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          RE:MISC:   Orange Krate?? posted by kim on 6/20/2005 at 11:46:27 AM
Not really. The problem is mounting a rear caliper brake and also the spacing between the dropouts has to be wider.
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          RE:MISC:   Orange Krate?? posted by rod on 8/31/2005 at 8:06:00 PM
I always say, 'Anything & everything is possible;' on that note I'm saying that a 5-speed conversion can be done, but it won't be easy unless you know how to go about doing it.
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AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by: Donnie on 6/19/2005 at 1:48:10 PM
im 14 and i have been looking for a chopper bike for about 9 months i dont have alot of money im planning on spending about 100 to 130 on a bike
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by K LYONS on 6/20/2005 at 8:38:11 PM
THE OCC SCHWINN CHOPPER BIKES ARE ON SALE FOR 106.00 AT TARGET STORES UP HERE IN THE BOSTON AREA,IF THATS WHAT YOU MAY BE LOOKING FOR.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by kim on 6/21/2005 at 11:04:44 AM
I've seen those in stores but had never seen anyone riding one until this past weekend. They look really cool. The rider sits lower than the top of that fat back tire.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by K LYONS on 6/21/2005 at 7:58:36 PM
I OWN TWO OF THE OCC CHOPPER BIKES .IM 5 11 WEIGH 180. ITS A LITTLE SMALL FOR ME ,BUT I STILL RIDE IT PRETTY COMFORTABLE, AND RIDES REAL SMOOTH.I LIKE IT.I GOT MINE BACK WHEN TYEY FIRST CAME OUT FOR 175.00 EACH.YOU CANT GO WRONG FOR 106.00 GREAT DEAL.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by chris on 6/26/2005 at 4:23:28 AM
Im 16 280 lb and 6'4'' If you add the ape hanger handle bar set from schwinn, it rides nice. Look on amazon.com for $8.99
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   im looking for a cheap chopper bicycle posted by steve on 7/9/2005 at 5:42:24 AM
Go to Walmart and check out the Jesse James chopper bicycle. They run at about $150. They are a little bigger that the stingray, And a grown man would look better on one. You might also check out the new Stingray spoiler. But they're expensive.
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AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by: Scott on 6/16/2005 at 12:44:42 AM
I just picked up a chrome sears spyder mark VII, it has a 3spd. grip shift and white with red flame banana seat. Where do I find parts for this bike? Thanks
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by mike on 6/16/2005 at 2:17:55 AM
i am also looking for parts for this bike. i need a white vinyl bananna seat with red flames. it has a chrome border and it is a springer seat. it came off a sears spyder mark VII. i think it might be made by troxel. i am also looking for a cool 3 speed stick shifter for my chrome sears spyder 3 speed. a cool set of white grips. let me know what you have. email me at sickcycles@optonline.net let scott get first dibs, he started the post.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by scott on 6/18/2005 at 5:50:46 AM
I picked up a white seat so I will make a template of flames and die the red flames on
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by chris on 6/26/2005 at 6:52:41 PM
Try ebay. you won't belive what you can find there.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by mike on 6/29/2005 at 8:03:44 PM
none of this stuff rerally turns up on ebay and it if does it ends up going for double whats its worth.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by steve on 7/9/2005 at 5:45:35 AM
ebay...
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder Mark VII posted by Kris on 1/15/2008 at 11:12:47 PM
Just picked up a Sears Spyder mark VII, chrome with silver sparkle seat. 3 sp. Anyone know of pedals and grips to spruce this thing up?
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AGE / VALUE:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Watertown Swap/ August 14th posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/14/2005 at 10:50:30 PM
More information on our show at Larz Anderson in
Brookline, MA, please visit our website.

Our webmaster, Vin Vullo has had an extremely busy
season at his shop in Cambridge, MA and has been
unable to update our original site, so I've built a
temporary site with Vin's help. To access the site for
further information about this years show please visit
out new and temporary website while we build a new and
improved site. Below is the link.

http://oldroads.com/oldwebs.asp?uploadid=279

As noted on the site pre-registration is not required,
but we would love to hear from you before hand to find
out who is coming over and what bikes you will be
bringing to our event. If you wish to be on our
permanant mailing list, please contact me by email.

There will be a separate swap meet sponsored by Linda
Pernice on both Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and
14th in Watertown, MA about a ten minute drive from
our show. For further info on the swap please contact
Linda by email at: lpernice@juno.com

Best regards,
Peter Naiman & Maurice Bresnahan
Show Co-Chairman.


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