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WANTED:'73 Krate Disc Caliper needed posted by: Bob on 3/27/2005 at 4:38:27 AM
Looking for a working disc brake caliper that is complete, and in condition 7-10.
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RE:WANTED:'73 Krate Disc Caliper needed posted by Kurt K. on 3/27/2005 at 2:02:45 PM
Keep your eyes out at all the little 'hole in the wall' bike shops in the nearest neighboring small towns near you.

Just yesterday, I discovered a fellow running a small bike repair service out of a 'U-Store It' - turns out he had a complete Schwinn sprocket/hub/disc/caliper setup sitting in his rear hub parts bin, and a lightweight Schwinn with a Bendix two-speed kickback hub (red-band) laced into the rear rim.

But no...trying to get him to sell that would have been harder then pulling teeth. Funny thing though, even though he horded these old Schwinn parts, it was apparent that he had no idea how valuable these parts actually are.

I'll be taking a trip back there in May possibly...see how much more I can twist his arm ;-)

Take care...

-Kurt
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WANTED: posted by: mike on 3/24/2005 at 9:52:20 PM
i need a 5 speed schwinn stik shifter. condition doesnt matter as long as there is no pitted rust. if you have one email me at sickcycles@optonline.net . wiil buy or trade????


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WANTED: posted by: mike on 3/24/2005 at 3:11:44 AM
Hey Shannon can you give me a correct email address. i am interested in buying those murray eliminator tries and fender. you posted a incorrect email address.
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AGE / VALUE:What's your take on the "new" Raleigh Chopper? posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/23/2005 at 1:49:59 AM
Seeing as they are showing up on Ebay now...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=42312&item=7141178602&rd=1

Was just wondering what the consensus is on this machine. Looks to be very true to form except for the seat... which to me seems rather strange.

Pricing isn't too bad.

Later!

Boneman
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RE:AGE / VALUE:What's your take on the posted by Kurt K. on 3/23/2005 at 2:24:58 AM
They've been showing up for a long while on eBay, Larry!

They are not much in person. Gone is the beauty and romance of the Raleigh lugging, and in with the big 'ol "grapevine welds." Down tube is oval, and ridiculously oversized, possibly the most obnoxious part of the bike, rendering the frame mostly useless. The old spot where the console used to go on is now a plate of metal brutally welded in place.

Handlebars have become simply a cheap Chinese-type deal, with ugly, ghettoish 90 degree bends to it - no angle to the rise at all, which, in my opinion, makes or breaks a nice-looking ape-hanger bar. Stem is a junk-pile alloy BMX piece with quad-allen heads - other then the disgusting down tube, this, and the seat are probably the most tasteless features of this re-design.

The Sturmey hub is simply the grey alloy (not polished) cheap deal found on the Wal-Mart NEXT cruisers, with some meaningless (and rather long, for a fitting such as a hub) writing about Sturmey-Archer being only the best since 1902.

Everything else on this bike is cartoonish - the fork, the Heron chainwheel, even the "Chopper" decal looks foolish.

The rims are standard Wal-Mart fare: Peaked-center, un-polished alloy trash (the rims that like to tear open now and then), and the beautiful chrome side-pull Raleigh calipers are now just your everyday V-brakes.

Oh, and did I mention that the color choices are abselutely pitiful?

In fact, now that I realise it, I can only think of one positive comment: Nice red-line tires...for a custom project only! (Even the tires aren't even close to correct!)

Just my 2 1/2 cents.

Take care,

Kurt
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:What's your take on the posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/23/2005 at 4:00:12 AM
Ah... so.... basically they are kinda like the Roadsters that are built in India, China, etc... well... at least those are lugged frames...

No workmanship.... a damn shame... and they continue to "milk" the Raleigh name. :-(

Kind of a shame.... and sooooooo typical of the "bottom line" mentality. Back in the day, all manufacturing was "Engineering Driven". Now... it's all "Beancounter" driven (no offence to any accountants here).

I'll just keep lookin'. You can still come across this stuff at garage sales and thrift stores.

And I still think that two-piece seat is the epitome of "Hokey".

Later!!!

Boneman
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:What's your take on the posted by kim on 3/23/2005 at 12:37:30 PM
I've never seen one before that photo.
I dunno, it does look like a Raleigh Chopper to me!
Just swap out the seat and chainguard and you're back in 1971.
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RE:AGE / VALUE: What's your take on the posted by mike on 3/23/2005 at 11:35:03 PM
i think they are pretty ugly. nothing compared to the originals. i saw a few at my local bike shop. the one that is supposed to be chrome is more like polished aluiminum.
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WANTED:   COOL GHOUL posted by: Denny on 3/22/2005 at 6:14:27 AM
Hello....I am in search of a very special bike...my first real bike. After looking at the picture database I believe it might have been a Huffy, but I am not sure. I do know that it was bought at a Buyers Mart store in Pittsburgh in the early to mid 70s. (geez, I can STILL see the lines of bikes and smell the new rubber) It was purple with banana seat and all, single speed and on the chainguard it had a picture of a Tasmanian Devil type cartoon guy (green) and the words "Cool Ghoul". If anybody has one, knows where to find one, knows where to find a picture of one or even knows if it is a Huffy or not, I would love to find out. I would greatly appreciate anyones assistance in helping me recover a small piece of my lost youth......thanks in advance....Denny
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RE:WANTED:   COOL GHOUL posted by Bruce Ianni on 6/12/2006 at 8:25:24 PM
I too had a purple "Cool Ghoul" bike with skid tire and banana seat. I do not have it anymore (i converted it into a BMX styler bike and painted it black back in the day). I can confirm for you that it was made by Huffy. It was my first bike purchased circa 1973-1974 in Cleveland, OH.
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WANTED:schwinn stingray seat pan posted by: mike on 3/22/2005 at 12:45:04 AM
i needa seat pan for a schwinn stingray, fastback, fairlady, krate, etc. i dont need any padding or the seat cover, just the pan. condition doesnt matter as long as there is no heavy rust. must be a complete pan. email me at sickcycles@optonline.net if you have. will buy or trade???
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AGE / VALUE:Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 speed Black Ser# Mc 48951 posted by: Lee on 3/21/2005 at 1:13:03 AM
Can Anyone tell me what year this bike is?
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 speed Black Ser# Mc 48951 posted by pat on 5/30/2005 at 1:45:51 AM
it is a december 1967 model, pat.
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MISC:60's columbia muscle bike posted by: mike on 3/20/2005 at 1:23:46 AM
I just got a 06's columbia muscle bike frame, forks, fender and crank and i was wondering if anyone had any info on the model fo the bike and the year. email me at: sickcycles@optonline.net or post info here.


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RE:MISC:60's columbia muscle bike posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 3/21/2005 at 10:37:27 AM
Hmnmmm.... Had a Playbike when I was a lad... though to tell on the one you have as mine also was gold... though it looked a bit more orange than your picture. Additionally, it was 3-speed, shimano with the "Clik-Stik" shifter. The original seat on mine was in fact white and did not hold up well over time.

Neat find though! Good luck with it.

Later!

Boneman
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RE:MISC: 60's columbia muscle bike posted by mike on 3/22/2005 at 12:44:42 AM
thanks. it;s gold i think the orange seat makes the whole bike look orange. most of the parts aren't original. i just got a parts lot off ebay nd put everything together. rides nice though. will post new pics soon.
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AGE / VALUE:kent girls bike posted by: carlos on 3/19/2005 at 6:47:51 PM
hi i just got ahold of a blue girls kent frame from the 50's or 60's. i was wondering if any knew where i could get parts for one or if they have any.this bike came with a three piece crnak. any help or parts would be apprieceted. email me at assclownoffire@yahoo.com

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AGE / VALUE: National Swap Meet and Cycle Show list available posted by: Peter Naiman on 3/17/2005 at 4:25:58 AM
I've started a new monthly data base for all swap and bike shows that will be posted to three cycling newsgroup or sites on a monthly basis. The group or sites are the swap meet area of the Oldroads.com site, the Classic Rendezvous site, and the Boblist. The list has been ongoing for about a month or more to the last two sites, and new to Oldroads. I rely on the readers of this lists to update me on a regular basis as new shows & swaps come up. I'll post updates the first of each month and as time allows through the month. For now the list is complete through the End of April with a few events listed through years end. I have another dozen or so events from May onward to update to the list. Below is the current calendar of events.

Sat. March 19 **
Trail Head Cyclery Bike Swap
8am till it fizzles out
Location: the parking lot out at the corner of Camden and Union Ave., Trail Head Cyclery
14450 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Tel: 408-369-9666
Email: tech@trailheadcyclery.com

Sat. March 26
El Bike Swap
de Tucson.
Tucson, Arizona
Greg Yares 323-9020 yares@cox.net
4th Avenue
from 8 AM to 1 PM
Free for all vendors & buyers.

Sunday March 27th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
17th Annual Seattle Area Old Bike Swap Meet and Show
Kent National Guard Armory,
24410 Military Road., Kent, WA
http://www.geocities.com/seattleoldbikeswap/
For information call: Mike McCormack @ 206-783-2850
Or Ron Summer @ 206-364-0922



April 3, 2005
2nd Annual Bicycle Show Bicycles, family, food & fun !!! Our first show was a blast, this year will be better !!! Indoors & Out, Vendors, a 3 foot tall Best of Show Trophy, 13 trophies total. Please view the web pages. Don't miss out on a great time !!!!
http://www.kustombicycle.com/bikeShow.htm
Phone: 717-258-3342
Mostly Stingray and Ballon Tyre.

Sun April 2-3
The 13th Annual
Atlanta/Southlands
Antique & Classic Bicycle Show & Swap
Marietta National Guard Armory
The Bicycle Club of Atlanta
P. O. Box 12341
Atlanta, Georgia 30355
Buck 404-252-3432
8:00 AM ' 4:00 PM
"Bonus Vintage Lightweight Section: Featuring a show
and swap area to highlight our Euroheads

April 3, 2005
The Pedaler Bike Shop - Pedaler Bike Swap
3826 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante, CA
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Free Admission
You can rent a 10'x10' space for $50. Smaller spaces are available for people who have less stuff. Contacts: email at: swap@theped.com , fax (510) 222 6168 or call (510) 222-3420 for more information!

April 3, 2005*
Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Swap Meet
Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin. CA
from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Admission is free. No charge for sellers or buyers
This swap meet is presented by the Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club for the benefit of all bicyclists. For further information: Bob Powers: 925-828-5299 This swap meet is presented by the Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club for the benefit of all bicyclists. For further information: Bob Powers: 925-828-5299
http://www.valleyspokesmen.org/swapmeet.html



April 14 - 17, 2005
Sea Otter Classic
Huge Trade Show
Monterey, California
Hotline 650-364-7612
http://www.seaotterclassic.com

April 16th-Sunday
Spring San Diego Velodrome Swap Meet
Gates open 7:30am for drive in sellers
8:00am for walk in sellers
9:00am to 3:00pm for buyers
http://calendar.yahoo.com/sandiego_velodrome

Sat April 16
Trexlertown Spring Flea Market
Lehigh Valley Velodrome
Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
gretta@lvvelo.org
610-395-7000
9 AM - 2 PM
Admission $5.00

Fri & Sat April 15 & 16
Copake Swap Meet & Auction
Copake, New York
Michael Fallon
(518) 329-1142 info@copakeauction.com
Swap Meet - Friday April 15 - Dawn 'till Dusk
$20 Vendor Fee - Free to public
Auction - Sat April 16 10 AM

Sun. April 24
Anne Arbor/Saline Classic Bike Show & Swap
Ann Arbor, Michigan
bikeshow@aol.com
248-642-6639
6-10pm E.S.T. weekdays
Paul Kleppert
Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic
Bicycle Show in the nation." Focus on balloon tired
bikes.

Sun. April 24
Cupertino Bike Shop - Swap Meet
10493 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino California
408-255-2217
sprocket@cupertinobike.com
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Admission $2.00
South Bay's largest road and mountain bike swap meet.
ROMP (Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers) and
Cupertino Bike Shop

Sat. May 7 **
The Bent Spoke Swap
1615 University Avenue,
Berkley, CA
Contact Ty: 510-540-0583
Fax: 510-540-0607
Hours unknown !!

May 21 **
Mill Valley Bike Swap
Site: Strawberry Point Elementary School
171 East Strawberry Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941
8:00AM-2:00PM
http://www.mvbikeswap.com/
Or contact Michael:at: mvbikeswap@yahoo.com

May 28 **
Great Western Bike Ralley May 27-30, 2005.
Concourse D'Elegance on May 28.
Paso Robles, California.
Rod Doty, Director 310-838-0843


Sat. June 21 **
Trips for Kids Bike Swap & Sale
Mill Valley Middle School
425 Sycamore, Mill Valley CA
Admission: $5.00
kids 15 and under free with adult
http://www.tripsforkids.org/events.htm

Sat. June 25th **
Show tim: 9:00AM-3:00PM
The Pana 5th Annual (Illinois) Antique-Classic Bicycle Show & Swap
Kitchell Park, Chautauqua Pavilion
Pana, Illinois 62557
Admission: $5.00
Phone: 217-562-2813 or 217-562-4240
www.geocities.com/bikes62557
EMail: bikes62557@yahoo.com



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AGE / VALUE:world wrestling entertainment posted by: ziggy on 3/17/2005 at 2:34:22 AM
Hey assclownoffire, did you take that from Chris Jericho and add the "offire" part? >: )
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RE:AGE / VALUE:world wrestling entertainment posted by assclownoffire on 3/17/2005 at 8:21:53 PM
no i made it up way be fore we wrestled.
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AGE / VALUE:stingray posted by: carlos on 3/15/2005 at 1:21:52 PM
i am looking for a girls older schwinn frame with the curved twist bars any trying to sell or trade can email me at assclownoffire@yahoo.com i am also still looking for springer forks!
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MISC:find a bike posted by: daria on 3/15/2005 at 7:35:02 AM
i'm trying to find a lowrider with 3 gears or more. i can't find such a thing. i live in colorado and people here say that you NEED gears. well, i NEED a lowrider that be functional...any advice?
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RE:MISC:find a bike posted by carlos on 3/15/2005 at 8:24:07 PM
would a five speed fixer-up schwinn stingray work? email me at assclownoffire@yahoo.com
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MISC: posted by: mike on 3/14/2005 at 10:38:29 PM
i made a new site with my bikes. check it out http://community.webshots.com/user/sickcycles2
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MISC:Parts posted by: Dan on 3/12/2005 at 5:02:04 PM
There was a site that sold Stingray parts in AZ I think? Classic rays or something like that, Any help? Thanks
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RE:MISC: Parts posted by Peter on 3/14/2005 at 12:03:24 AM
here it is ...
http://www.hyper-formance.com/
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