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MISC:1968 Orange Krate posted by: Jacob on 10/25/2009 at 3:51:21 PM
I got a orange krate that the serial number is BD. Someone told me that the letter B means January in 1968, but i think it means February. Does anybody know for sure which one it is? Thanks
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RE:MISC:1968 Orange Krate posted by Patrick on 10/27/2009 at 4:28:08 AM
It stands for February. I sold an original BD Orange Krate a couple of years ago and have missed it since.

Pat
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RE:MISC:1968 Orange Krate posted by Jacob on 11/3/2009 at 4:58:04 PM
Thank you

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AGE / VALUE:Early 70's AMF roadmaster wedge posted by: Gus on 10/20/2009 at 4:03:20 PM
Can't seem to find any info on this bike I recently aquired, wondered if anyone knew of it's value/rarity. It's a yellow AMF flying wedge boy's bike. 20" wheels front & back, all black banana seat, tall sissy bar. It is a single speed with bendix coaster brake. It seems 100% original and I got it from it's original owner. I guess you would describe it as a "muscle bike" similar to the sting ray, but the frame goes straight back from the head tube rather than swooping like the stingray. I can post a pic if need be. Thanks for any input.
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AGE / VALUE:Huffy Bluebeard 3 speed stick shift posted by: Bill on 10/18/2009 at 9:17:32 PM
Just curious to hear any feedback as to value on a Huffy "Bluebeard" in average survivor condition with original tires. Also looking for the shifter knob / handle if anyone has anything that will fit. Probably it was black.


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RE:AGE / VALUE:Huffy Bluebeard 3 speed stick shift posted by Tommy on 11/20/2009 at 9:30:02 PM
I have a Blue Beard I bought for $100 that seems to be about in the same shape as yours. The value is only worth what someone is willing to pay. Ebay would bring you $100-300 depending on the day really. They are one of the last years of Huffys with a stick shift and will only go up in value. The tires and the console on the shifter are very valuable alone and would bring more money seperately than selling the whole bike believe it or not. I sure hate to see that happen to these bikes but it does every day.
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MISC:Derby "Red Pepper" posted by: Sean on 10/18/2009 at 4:38:17 PM
I found a old girl's bike at a thrift store that I'm struggling to find any information about. The make is "Derby" and on the chain guard it says "red pepper", presenting an irony because the bike is green. Does anyone know anything about these kind of bikes?
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AGE / VALUE:   Murray Wildcat posted by: JC on 10/9/2009 at 7:15:36 AM
Hi - great board. I am in the process of buying a Murray Wildcat. I have only seen pictures of the bike. The owner tells me it is all original. Looks to be in really good shape ( figure it is an early to mid '70's ). He was asking $100.00 and I got him down to $60.00. Assuming it is an original '70's Wildcat, does that sound like a fair price. Thanks -
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RE:AGE / VALUE:   Murray Wildcat posted by ray on 10/9/2009 at 12:32:03 PM
i have only the frame to one of those,i'm going to fix it up the best i can.i think 60.00 is a good price if it's all there
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AGE / VALUE:1951 Schwinn posted by: Jayson on 9/28/2009 at 4:23:10 PM
I recently picked up an old schwinn which I thought was an early stingray untill I looked up the serial# and it was produced in 1951 any Ideas as to what it is????
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RE:AGE / VALUE:1951 Schwinn posted by Tommy on 10/4/2009 at 11:35:28 PM
Probably a Tornado
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FOR SALE:1970 Grey Ghost coaster krate posted by: David on 9/14/2009 at 2:34:07 PM
I have an original Grey Ghost coaster krate.The S/N is,MF25833.Everything is there,with the exception of the tires,and rear reflector.The bike is rough,but restorable in my opinion.I would like to see this go to a serious collector,as I believe it is a fairly rare bike.Some rechrome would be neccesary,but seems to be pretty straight.Found in a neighbors shed.Any ideas on what this may be worth?
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RE:FOR SALE:1970 Grey Ghost coaster krate posted by Tommy on 9/15/2009 at 3:45:15 PM
Several hundred dollars easy. They can go up to 2000 if they are real nice. It really depends on who sees it for sale and how clean you get it first. Pretty valuable bike if marketed correctly. They sell pretty good on ebay, don't sell yourself short!!
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MISC:Miss GTO posted by: Ralph Lamb on 9/9/2009 at 9:34:40 AM
I have my wife's original bike bought in the 70's it has no head badge but is a 20" miss gto with firestone super sport tires (a slick on the back) purple in color with bannana seat and tall handlebars can anyone give me any info on this bike?
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RE:MISC:Miss GTO posted by Tommy on 9/12/2009 at 8:39:22 PM
Your bike is a Firestone badged bike made by either AMF, Murray or Huffy. They were sold at Western Auto and Firestone tire stores in the 60's and 70's. If you can email a picture to me and the serial# I can tell you more. I collect these bikes and would love to see your bike.

Tommy
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RE:MISC:Miss GTO posted by tony greaver on 7/26/2010 at 5:37:12 PM
i picked one up for my 10 year old daughter it still has the firestoe gumwall tires and the daisy covered seat blue in color ... very nice shape
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MISC: SCHWINN BANANA SEAT posted by: Peter Morency on 9/7/2009 at 12:51:02 PM
Why do some Schwinn banana seats have welded on reflector tabs and others use that wire mounting bracket??
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AGE / VALUE:Redline rain city chopper posted by: Lane on 9/6/2009 at 6:16:49 PM
I was cleaning out my grams garage and found my old redline rain city chopper sitting there and would like to find out what it's worth
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Redline rain city chopper posted by kenny on 9/16/2009 at 6:00:04 PM
how old is it, is it the long chopper style bike with the plastic black tank. brand new they were about $599. probably worth about the same if in nice condition. is this r=the bike with the belt drive ?
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Redline rain city chopper posted by gary on 9/21/2009 at 4:40:31 AM
they where $999 new and depends if you have a first run or second run.goes by the serial number if it starts with one it is a first run.anyway,I got one new for $600 because the dealer had it for 2 years.sold it for $350,had a second one ,put a spoiler front end on it and still only got $350.I have seen them as low as $200
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AGE / VALUE:Please help identify the German made bike posted by: Tommy on 9/2/2009 at 2:37:31 PM
Hello all. I recently bought this old West German made muscle bike. I would really like to know the manufacturer and then go from there. There is no lettering or writing of any kind. The head badge is a crown, wings?, and a castle. Thanks in advance.

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RE:AGE / VALUE:Please help identify the German made bike posted by Tommy on 9/2/2009 at 2:43:34 PM
Try again on the pix


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RE:AGE / VALUE:Please help identify the German made bike posted by Tommy on 9/2/2009 at 2:44:44 PM
and again


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RE:AGE / VALUE:Please help identify the German made bike posted by Tommy on 9/2/2009 at 2:46:00 PM
Got it. Here's another


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RE:AGE / VALUE:Please help identify the German made bike posted by Nate on 9/20/2009 at 10:39:35 AM
i have an old jumbo jet bicycle from germany i was wondering what the value of this bike is.
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RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:Please help identify the German made bike posted by Tommy on 9/22/2009 at 9:20:49 AM
You want to know the value of my bike or yours?

I am trying to find out the manufacturer of this bike. There is no writing other than MADE IN WEST GERMANY on the whole bike. Do you know who built it???
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Please help identify the German made bike posted by Tom on 9/24/2009 at 3:40:08 PM
I have one of these bikes also and would love to know the origin???
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Please help identify the German made bike posted by Tommy on 9/30/2009 at 10:06:37 AM
I have come to learn the bike is most likely made by Steyr and is called a Thunderbird. What ever the name, I like it.
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AGE / VALUE:73-74? Huffy Mr. America posted by: Bob on 8/24/2009 at 2:06:47 PM
Hi Everybody,
Looking for info on this bike. It's all original down to the tires (rotted though). Bought it from the original owner. Dirty, Rusty but intact. Interested in selling it.
Will email pictures on request.
Thanks for any info on the value.

Bob
Stone Mountain, GA
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AGE / VALUE:Slimline tank on a girls stingray posted by: Michelle on 8/14/2009 at 9:44:39 PM
I have a 1965 stingray-style girls bike (serial no. MA45nnn) w/ usual banana seat & monkey bars. It's white with a lavendar chainguard and matching two tone white and lavendar slimline tank. The decal is long gone so I don't know the model. Has anyone ever seen a slimline tank on a stingray Fair Lady before? The paint colors are similar to a Fiesta I've seen online, but the Fiesta frames are larger and this one has the sissy bar attachment so it doesn't appear to be a chopped Fiesta. Was there a stingray-style Fiesta?? Any insight would be most appreciated.
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RE:AGE / VALUE:Slimline tank on a girls stingray posted by Michelle on 8/15/2009 at 10:59:03 AM
Here are some pictures. Have you seen this model before?


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WANTED:Info on Cheep Huffy Bike posted by: Scott R. on 8/9/2009 at 11:14:38 AM
Please don't laugh. I acquired acquired a Huffy "Good Vibrations" cruiser. I understand that it's not worth much. I ride an Electra Rally Sport and want to fix up the Huffy to use as a extra bike just to have around for friends. I can round up enough parts to make it work. Does any one out there understand this serial number? (81917 HUFFY 2640) I'm trying to figure out when it was made. I think it might be 1988 but I'm not sure. Thanks if you can help...
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RE:WANTED:Info on Cheep Huffy Bike posted by Patrick on 8/10/2009 at 4:51:02 AM
Hi, Go to Thecabe.com. Do a search on Dayton Huffman serial numbers,or ask your question on the ballooners forum. They have a resident Huffy expert,all he owns is the cheap stuff.
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AGE / VALUE:sears spyder posted by: joe on 8/2/2009 at 9:03:45 PM
I'm trying to get some info and value for a sears spyder 10 speed with ram handle bars dual rear brakes in excellent original condition it has dual shifters,i started collecting a few years ago and i have been getting bikes from hawai and have a few great ones ,thanks for the help.
joe
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