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FOR SALE:    ORANGE CRATE ??? INFO. NEEDED PLEASE !!! posted by: JOHN on 4/29/2000 at 11:02:27 PM
We found this schwinn bicycle and can't figure out what it is. The serial # is KB53685. It has a springer front end, 16 x 1 3/4 front tire, white banana seat, rear shock suspension, 1 speed, missing rear wheel, the color is orange. WHAT HAVE WE GOT? PLEASE HELP !!!!!

   RE:FOR SALE:    ORANGE CRATE ??? INFO. NEEDED PLEASE !!! posted by Pee-Wee on 4/30/2000 at 6:03:19 PM
Hi. Well, from what you said, it sounds like it's an early Orange Krate, because of the white bannana seat (if it has an orange stripe), but could be not even a full blown Krate because of the single speed. If the bike is a pretty bike in very good shape with few scatches, minor wear, and no seat cuts, it should probaly bring in about $450-1200. If you wish to narrow it down, about $700-1200. Pick up "Schwinn Sting-Ray", by Liz Fried.

   RE:FOR SALE:    ORANGE CRATE ??? INFO. NEEDED PLEASE !!! posted by Gordon on 4/30/2000 at 8:52:19 PM
This isn't my area of expertise, but I believe KBxxxxx would be a 1966. Krates weren't introduced until 1968. Maybe someone put a 16 inch front wheel on a Super Deluxe Stingray?

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:    ORANGE CRATE ??? INFO. NEEDED PLEASE !!! posted by Jeff on 5/1/2000 at 5:15:00 AM
Krates were not made until 1968 and that is a 1966 date. Could it be a Sting-Ray Deluxe?

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:    ORANGE CRATE ??? INFO. NEEDED PLEASE !!! posted by Kevin C. on 5/2/2000 at 6:59:20 PM
Is the paint original? I don't think they used orange as early as 1966.

   RE:FOR SALE:    ORANGE CRATE ??? INFO. NEEDED PLEASE !!! posted by Joe on 5/2/2000 at 8:36:22 PM
could the B in the serial number be an F just wondering thanks

FOR SALE:   Goodyear tires posted by: Sam on 4/27/2000 at 7:51:58 PM
I have two Goodyear 36X 1 1/4 all black tires from the 50s I will give these to someone just pay the shipping. I also have a Sturmey Archer AW52 hub, and some late 60s schwinn high flange hubs anyone interested.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Goodyear tires posted by jj on 4/28/2000 at 5:05:28 AM
How much for the 1952 Sturmey-Archer AW hub?

   RE:FOR SALE:   Goodyear tires posted by dale on 5/2/2000 at 9:38:35 AM
High flange hubs,need more info. price 4 each,are they NOS or used, if used how are berrings/races? How many do you have how many spoke holes? would you be interested in selling all of them ,I'm sure I'll come up with more, little detail questions,get back to me thanks,Dale

WANTED:   Serious bicycle buyer $$ posted by: Joe on 4/27/2000 at 6:57:49 PM
I am a serious buyer. I pay TOP DOLLAR for rare bicycles. COLSON, SHELBY, ELGINS, SCHWINN, ROADMASTER. If it has a tank on it I am interested. 20" Krates, Stingrays, Fastbacks, Choppers, Huffy almost anyone with or with out a stick shift. I buy them all, one piece or the collection. Parts, litature, manuals, lights, HIGH WHEELERS, EARLY TRICYCLES. Please email me directly. I will call you or can call me on my toll free number. Thank you in advance.

   RE:WANTED:   Serious bicycle buyer $$ posted by Jeremy Duryea on 5/12/2000 at 6:52:21 AM
have an old gas tank and fender. It came off an old Stealer
will sell call at [419] 436-1002. or email. Also have some

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FOR SALE:   Highwheeler wheels posted by: John on 4/26/2000 at 7:55:47 PM
Looking for two highwheeler wheels to recreate an early auto

   RE:FOR SALE:   Highwheeler wheels posted by Brian on 4/26/2000 at 10:21:43 PM
Coker Tire 36" wheels can be found through:

Also see my reply to your earlier posting below for other links (MISC Modern High Wheels / Penny Farthings 4/22/00).

MISC:    posted by: ART on 4/26/2000 at 8:38:54 AM
After reading the discussion of the Pee Wee Herman bike here's one for you. What bike does Kevin Bacon ride in the movie "Quicksilver?" And a really hard one, what kind of bike is stolen in "The Bicycle Thief?" I can't identify either one.

   RE:MISC:    posted by jj on 4/26/2000 at 10:06:13 AM
I haven't seen either movie, so I can't offer a suggestion though normally that doesn't stop me from doing so.

But how about these, too:
What kind of bicycles did the bad kids ride in the movie Jumanji?
What kind of bicycle did the star of the TV show Wonder Years ride?
What kind of bicycle does Bobby of the TV show King of the Hill ride?
(I do know the answers to these!)

   RE:RE:MISC:    posted by Pee-Wee on 4/26/2000 at 8:54:10 PM
I think that there is one answer that fits all three-Schwinn Stingrays and Krates of various years.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:    posted by jj on 4/27/2000 at 5:18:13 AM
Ok PeeWee, you got it. I'll have to do a lot better next time.

   RE:MISC:    posted by JOEL on 4/27/2000 at 7:17:48 AM
There were some Fastbacks used in an ER episode too.

   RE:RE:MISC:    posted by BillG on 4/27/2000 at 12:24:17 PM
The music video for the song "Every Morning" has Krates in it.

   RE:RE:MISC:    posted by Bob Hufford on 4/27/2000 at 6:37:05 PM
The leader of the bad kids in Jumaji is riding a Sears Screamer 1. There is a Grey Ghost ridden by one kid who must be from from the future as the setting was 1969 (if I remember right).

   Another Classic:    posted by Kyle on 4/27/2000 at 6:52:36 PM
Here's another classic for you: I was watching "Back to the Future" the other day and noticed the bike that Marty McFly's dad rides as a teenager -- 1950's Schwinn Black Phantom. That movie was made almost 10 years before the reproductions, so it had to be an original phantom. I wonder what happened to that one?

   RE:Another Classic:    posted by jj on 4/28/2000 at 5:09:15 AM
It's probably back in the inventory of the prop house that rented it to them. There are a lot of companies that rent odl-time transportation (cars, bikes, airplanes, trucks) to movie makers.

And it looks like no one has the answers to the first question that started this topic?

FOR SALE:   Tank for a woman's Western Flyer posted by: Brent on 4/26/2000 at 7:55:31 AM
I'm looking for a tank for a woman's Western Flyer. I just bought it to fix up for my wife(I just couldn't let her ride a mountain bike) and it's missing the tank. Also is there a way to find out the year of a 'Flyer by the serial number. All I've found is Schwinn and Columbia serial number charts. Thanks.


   RE:FOR SALE:   Tank for a woman's Western Flyer posted by jd on 4/26/2000 at 8:11:44 AM
Western Fliers were made by several different manufacturers over the years. It would be helpful to include more information such as model name, approximate year, tire size, frame style, ... Better yet, post a picture or find a pic of the same bike for reference.
There is no serial # list for WF bikes to my knowlege.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Tank for a woman's Western Flyer posted by brent on 4/26/2000 at 10:16:41 AM
I can't tell if it's fifties or sixties. I think the wheels are 26 inch with fenders and racks on front and back. The coaster brake is bendix. No headbadge, but there is a sticker on the seat tube about half way down. I can't make out much of it, just the Western Flyer part. I'll post some pictures at this address tonight: http://bacoes.tripod.com/western.jpg


   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Tank for a woman's Western Flyer posted by jj on 4/27/2000 at 5:20:42 AM
It is important to include BOTH dimensions on the tire size.
26 x 2.125 will identify it as approx 1935 to 1955, and 26 x 1.175
will identify it as approx 1955 to 1970. (years vary by manufacturer)

   RE:RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Tank for a woman's Western Flyer posted by brent on 4/27/2000 at 7:19:26 AM
Ok, the pictures are up at the above sites. The tires are 26 x 1 3/8. It has a clip brazed to the head tube inbetween the two tubes, so I figured that it did have a tank at some time. Thanks.


   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Tank for a woman's Western Flyer posted by Joel on 4/27/2000 at 7:37:56 AM
A picture says 1000 words. Take a look in the picture database at the 61 Sears Mainliner. Looks like the same bike to me. Murray built them for several different dept. stores. The tab on the steer tube is for the tank. I have a good set of fenders and rims for this bike for sale but no tank.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Tank for a woman's Western Flyer posted by BillG on 4/27/2000 at 12:28:16 PM
It looks just like a Sears or a JC Higgins.
The chainguard and the hubcap on the crank are the same as you'd find on a Sears or a JC Higgins. That bike should have 26 x 1.175 tires. The age would be about 1957 to 1967.

FOR SALE:   value two bikes posted by: tim on 4/26/2000 at 5:50:32 AM
i have two bikes that i would like to know the value of? 1 is a amf skyrider. red and white with rear rack front fender lite and tank on cross bar. also is a two speed. the other is a firestone cruiser, it looks almost exactly like the monarch deluxe,i bought from the original owner,he said he got it in 1954' please email @ tsmaday@hotmail.com

WANTED:   yamaha bicycle posted by: john kuhn on 4/25/2000 at 7:31:30 PM
I had one when I was a kid about 30 years ago it had two shocks in the back and two as part of the forks in the front'with a 3 piece crank,I guess they were a promotion for the motorcycle

   RE:WANTED:   yamaha bicycle posted by jj on 4/26/2000 at 10:07:46 AM
Yamaha bicycles are sometimes for sale under the BMX discussion topic on this site.

MISC:   Bat wing tricycle? posted by: sheila on 4/25/2000 at 1:22:34 PM
Hi I am sorry if this is the wrong forum, I am trying to find out some info on an old trike. I was told it is a batwing (but that was all he knew)----any trike experts out there? or if you know of any sites for tricycle collectors. I have pictures of the trike. any help is most appreciated!!

   RE:MISC:   Bat wing tricycle? posted by Gordon on 4/26/2000 at 7:45:44 AM
A fairly good reference is the Collectible\vintage\rideon category at eBay. (or you can just search on "tricycle") There are usually quite a few of these old 3 wheelers listed. Also there are some very good books available out there on rideons. Batwing generally just refers to the type of handlebar. These "batwing" bars were used on a number of different sheetmetal trikes.

   RE:MISC:   Bat wing tricycle? posted by bob on 4/26/2000 at 12:34:26 PM
The streamlined trikes with batwing bars were from the 30s-early 40s. I see lots of them on EBAY. You might use Ebay pics as a reference or email one of the sellers for info.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Bat wing tricycle? posted by sheila on 4/26/2000 at 1:21:15 PM
Thanks for the info guys!!

FOR SALE:   Any value to my Schwinns? posted by: Harlan Park on 4/24/2000 at 4:29:40 PM
I have a men's Schwinn Royal, which I purchased in 1946, and immediately installed a Whizzer engine. Last rode the bike about 1948, except for a brief period about 5 years ago, when I put on new tires. The bike's heavy old frame was too much for my heavy old frame, so I got a lightweight 21 speed model. The Schwinn has original paint, painted tire rims, overall pretty good looking, except for two 2 inch by 1 inch cut-outs in the rear fender for the Whizzer. (Now long gone.) I also have a girl's Schwinn, three speed, circa 1970. Are these of any value for anything but yard sales? How much? Any buyers? Shipping would be FOB Seattle.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Any value to my Schwinns? posted by Gordon on 4/24/2000 at 5:33:50 PM
Don't take my opinion as gospel, but based on your description, I would think your old Schwinn should bring a minimum of $65. If it happens to have a springer fork, add $50. If it has a rear rack, add $25 more. Headlight - $5 to $25 more. Good seat, leather, keep adding. Your girls bike is adifferent story. I often see these bikes for $10 to $25, and I pass on all of them.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Any value to my Schwinns? posted by jd on 4/25/2000 at 11:52:35 AM
Sounds about right. Don't forget the heavy duty wheels and drum brakes. Either of these parts could raise the value by $100.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Any value to my Schwinns? posted by Dale on 4/27/2000 at 10:51:06 AM
If there is any way you could send me a picture of both or at least the old boys bike,and maybe a price. I love old bikes , I just feel compelled To buy and ride these gems from the past. So thanks and i'm looking forward to seeing and maybe ridding You'r old one Thanks,dale

FOR SALE:   Memory Lane-rude gal posted by: Jimmy on 4/24/2000 at 8:51:52 AM
To all those who call Memory Lane, a word of advice-beware the wrath of Sandra!

   RE:FOR SALE:   Memory Lane-rude gal posted by ChristopherRobin on 4/25/2000 at 10:33:40 AM
Be glad you do not work with someone like this. There is a Nancy everywhere! It is worst when they are in league with the boss against you! I can only think of good things when mentioning Memory lane and perhaps it was a bad day for her. Let it go.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Memory Lane-rude gal posted by Matt on 4/26/2000 at 7:08:01 AM
I know what you're saying. I love Memory Lane and Harv, Larry, Brian and Jerry are great. Sandra just seems to never have a good day. EVERY single time I've called, she's acted like I was interupting her busy day by calling and been very rude. Since MLC is basically one of the only games in town, I guess we'll just have to live with her. I've had employees that were like that. Unfortunately, she probably does a great job and her performance allows her to act like that. Too bad.

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Memory Lane-rude gal posted by Gordon on 4/26/2000 at 9:36:05 AM
I wouldn't say Memory Lane is the only place to go for parts. After they shafted me I started shopping at Maple Island Sales. And there is Chestnut Hollow and other places too. I'm sure Memory Lane doesn't miss my little bit of business, but I don't encourage any of my friends to shop there either.

   RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Memory Lane-rude gal posted by ChristopherRobin on 4/26/2000 at 10:11:41 AM
I steer clear of Chestnut Hollow and if you talk to folks at the swap meets they will tell you why.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Memory Lane-rude gal posted by rdrum on 4/26/2000 at 5:58:02 PM
I like maple island. The old man and boy are helpful as can be. I stopped by one day a lunch time and they invited me to lunch and showed me around the shop and they are cheaper on most things. but don't have a lot of junk the Ml has

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Memory Lane-rude gal posted by Wings on 4/26/2000 at 11:29:27 PM
I'm not touching this one!

WANTED:   tandem chainguard posted by: Cash on 4/23/2000 at 7:39:44 PM
I need a chainguard for my 1968 Schwinn tandem. I posted this about ten days ago, still looking, also I have a 1953 Hornet in rough condition on Ebay #313115470....Thanks

MISC:   Modern High Wheels / Penny Farthings posted by: Brian on 4/22/2000 at 12:11:17 PM
I recently found a modern highwheel made by Coker Tire. Is anyone else making penny-farthings with modern technology (ie freewheel, handbrakes, etc.). I've spent hours all over the web and can't find any other modern highwheels. Is this a futile search???

   RE:MISC:   Modern High Wheels / Penny Farthings posted by John Lavarnway on 4/26/2000 at 7:09:05 PM
Don't know about other modern high wheelers but i am looking to purchase two high wheeler wheels for a play i'm propping- we are recreating a vintage car for the show that used such wheels. where might i contact coker tire?

thanks for your help

   RE:MISC:   Modern High Wheels / Penny Farthings posted by Brian on 4/26/2000 at 10:16:21 PM
For large wheels, go to the Rideable Bicycle Replicas website. I believe I read that they will make to your specs. Another (cheaper) choice might be the 36" Coker Tire which you can find by backtracking from the links below.

Where I've the Coker Tire Wheelman:

FOR SALE:   bikes 4 sale ???? posted by: keith on 4/21/2000 at 7:24:30 PM

   RE:FOR SALE:   bikes 4 sale ???? posted by jd on 4/25/2000 at 11:55:31 AM
Wheel size? boy's/girls?