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Archived: Musclebikes (Sting-Rays, Krates, Choppers, etc.)

WANTED:   Vintage super8/16mm clips of Sting-Rays posted by: TIM on 11/25/2000 at 9:23:11 PM
My brother-in-law is looking to put togther a short film of vintage home movies showing us riding our sting-rays as kids. Birthdays, Christmas, riding, jumping, brodies! Anybody got any?

AGE / VALUE:   Orange Huffy 20" Heat Lightning posted by: Tim Stockwell on 11/25/2000 at 7:59:52 PM
I have a bike that I would like to know more about. It is an orange Huffy 5 speed "Heat Lightning". Can anyone tell me how to tell what year it is and does anyone know anything about it? I have a picture @ http://pages.sssnet.com/qwiktim/huffyhl-1.JPG


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Orange Huffy 20 posted by Chris C. on 11/28/2000 at 8:08:15 AM
Can you post the serial number, or at least the first few letters/numbers? My guess is that the bike is from the early 1970's, and if the serial number starts with a single digit number followed by a letter, then that single digit is the year. Example: If the serial number starts with 3H, then the bike is likely from 1973.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Orange Huffy 20 posted by Tim on 11/29/2000 at 12:43:29 PM
The numbers on the front of the frame are HC8014647 and the numbers on the rear by the rear axle are C70454 and 2036T. Does this help?

AGE / VALUE:   I have a jan. 69 schwinn stardust info please! posted by: Timothy on 11/24/2000 at 4:06:14 PM
hi i have a jan 69 schwinn stardust that i got for FREE.its green.but i dont have the origonal front rim,tire,or fender.email me if u have these items.i dont care about the cond.email me if u have some info.thanks for ur time.Tim

MISC:   Correct seat posted by: Robert on 11/23/2000 at 1:08:13 PM
I'm looking for a correct replacement seat for my '67 coppertone fenderless Sting-ray. However I'm not sure what color(s)/style are right. Anybody out there to assist ?

   RE:MISC:   Correct seat posted by lowboy on 11/27/2000 at 11:27:01 AM
White 'tufted' saddle.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Correct seat posted by HIGH boy on 11/27/2000 at 10:16:52 PM
WRONG! it's supposed to have a ribbed silver glitter seat, NOT tufted, NO inlays.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Correct seat posted by Robert on 11/28/2000 at 11:04:59 PM
Yesterday I spoke to Pete at Hyperrays and he said that the seat should be a white/silver sparkle smoothie ? Hummmmmm... Is there any referrence book available that breaks down the componentry by model/year that I can pickup for future use ?

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Correct seat posted by Carl on 11/30/2000 at 5:25:13 AM
Get the book sold on this site called "Collectible Sting-Ray Bicycles, 1963 1/2 - 1979". It has all the specs for all models right down to the last nut and bolt.

If LowBoy had this book, he wouldn't be dishing bad information!

   RE:MISC:   Correct seat posted by jeff on 12/1/2000 at 2:20:23 PM
From what I've seen, the early 67' standards used a silver glitter smoothie and the later 67's used a silver sparkle with ribs (no inlays) I have an early 67' deluxe with a narrow flat-sided saddle with ribs (Not tufted) and a late 67' fenderless with a wider ribbed sparkle saddle.

FOR SALE:   1970 Huffy Stiletto C-S-5 posted by: Joe on 11/23/2000 at 1:02:10 PM
I have a 1970 Huffy Stiletto C-S-5 in tip top shape for sale! 5 speed console shifter, aftermarket 4 foot sissy, nice huffy Cheeter slik tire, 11 inch stem, and more... Bike is a hemi orange color with flat black pinstriping.. Bike is in super shape and priced to sell!!... $220 OBO takes it... (sorry, No pictures but I guarntee satisfaction)

Thanks, Joe

   RE:FOR SALE:   1970 Huffy Stiletto C-S-5 posted by will on 11/23/2000 at 4:18:09 PM
Joe, I am not familiar with the bike you are describing, but it sounds like the one that Brian "early 70s Muscle Bike" below is looking for. Good luck in selling it.

WANTED:   Wanted 20x16 muscle bikes posted by: John on 11/22/2000 at 9:19:12 PM
Wanted Huffy slingshot, Sears Gremlin, Huffy Kool Cat, Rollfast Top Drag



MISC:   What ever happened to DLXJaguar? posted by: jj on 11/22/2000 at 4:59:03 AM
Where did he go? Did he get out of bikes completely?

WANTED:   Info about The Murray Eliminator posted by: Aaron on 11/19/2000 at 9:49:54 PM
I have a old Murray Elininator. It is 100% there. It is a
3-speed. I'm looking for any info about this bike. Thank you

   RE:WANTED:   Info about The Murray Eliminator posted by Carl on 11/20/2000 at 6:48:25 AM
You'll find a lot of information in the archives here.

WANTED:   Nos or light wear posted by: Robert on 11/19/2000 at 8:32:57 PM
Want to buy gripper tire or slik tire to fit Sting Ray S-7 rim. Also looking for set of coppertone brake levers, and decent correct seat for a 1967 fenderless 3 speed Sting Ray

FOR SALE:   NOS Schwinn Stingray Slik w/ White Lettering posted by: Greg on 11/19/2000 at 11:38:58 AM
I'm selling a PERFECT original Schwinn Sting-Ray Slik on Ebay to pay some bills. If interested you can see it at this link:


I'm also selling a Playstation 2 on ebay if anybody wants that. I need the money to pay for a new A/C unit for my house, otherwise I would keep it all.



FOR SALE:   Original 69 Lemon Peeler 5 Speed F/S posted by: Greg on 11/19/2000 at 11:38:58 AM
I'm selling my Restored Krate on Ebay to pay some bills. If interested you can see it at this link:


AGE / VALUE:   schwinn wheel ID? posted by: Brandon on 11/19/2000 at 11:31:40 AM
I have a rear rim, with a bendix hub, and it came with a slick that reads "Schwinn sting-ray slik 20 x 1 3/4 to fit a schwinn S7 tubular rim" What kind/year bike did this come off? What is the difference between an s2 and an s7 rim? Thanks.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn wheel ID? posted by Carl on 11/20/2000 at 6:51:11 AM
The S-2 rim is wider than the S-7. I'd guess the 20" S-7 could come from the mid 1950s to the late 1970s.

There are rim cut-away diagrams on this site.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn wheel ID? posted by scoob on 11/24/2000 at 7:59:15 AM
it belongs to a girl's lil' chik sting ray i do believe.

WANTED:   early 70's bicycle posted by: Brian on 11/18/2000 at 9:46:50 AM
I had this bicycle around 1972. From what I remember it was orange. It was a 5 speed and had a stick shift mounted on the bar in front of the bananna seat. It had the high rise handlebars. The back tire was a flat design and had raised white letters that read Cheater Slick on the side. I had added a sissy bar with the padded head rest on it. I don't remember what company made this bicycle but I want to buy one and restore it. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it. My mother still has several pictures of me on it so I will know it when I see it. Thanks

   RE:WANTED:   early 70's bicycle posted by Scott on 11/18/2000 at 7:44:49 PM
Brian--go on ebay and type in "krate". Pull up anything that states Orange Krate. Yeah--you found your bike. But, sadly, be prepared to spend anywhere from 850.00 to 2500.00 to get the bike that "Santa" or your parents spent 89.95 on.
Good Luck--(and remember to research it a lot before you make a purchase or you will get taken.) Feel free to email me w/any questions you have about this bike if indeed the "Krate" series was your bike.
Scott (LemonKrateKid68@aol.com)

   RE:WANTED:   early 70's bicycle posted by paul on 11/19/2000 at 3:37:26 AM
that doesnt sound like a orange krate to me,if it said cheater slik on the rear tire unless it was replaced.

   RE:WANTED:   early 70's bicycle posted by degallina on 11/19/2000 at 6:22:19 AM
I believe you are looking for a Huffy, not a Schwinn. Huffy made Cheater Slik bikes at the same time Schwinn made Stingrays. I have seen a few recently on eBay. Try searching completed auctions. I think you will be able to find one in very good condition for no more than $300.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   early 70's bicycle posted by Scott on 11/21/2000 at 8:56:05 PM
You guys are probably correct--as kids, we called all slicks on cars and bikes "cheater-slicks". Just a generic term , the same thing as here in the south, all soft drinks are called "coke", no matter what brand. Sorry if I mis-led you friend....my mistake.

AGE / VALUE:   sears screamer 2 mag questions posted by: Brandon Flannery on 11/17/2000 at 10:34:10 PM
I have a Sears Screamer 2 coaster brake mag wheel. Does anyone know how many of these bikes were produced or have an idea HOW rare these are? I am hunting a set of butterfly bars or a set of ram's horn bars for a project. Does anyone know how to tell which schwinn a rear rim (coaster) came off? It had a slick. Any help would be great. Thanks.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   sears screamer 2 mag questions posted by Scott on 11/17/2000 at 11:18:24 PM
Sears had a coaster brake model of this bike and it did have a Slick on the rear--2 x 2.125 I believe. My Father retired from Sears, so all I ever had were Sears bikes. I had the coaster screamer, then the 5-speed, and then a Free Spirit 10 speed. I also had a few Schwinns, like a 1968 Lemon Peeler (which I still have) and a Cont' 10 Speed, which I still have. I really wish I had kept the screamers. Look in the archives of this sight--it has good photos of the old sears bikes.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   sears screamer 2 mag questions posted by george on 11/18/2000 at 4:54:44 AM
I have what your looking for I have two sets of ram horn handle bars one pair is good and one pair is fair tell me what you would pay for a set.

AGE / VALUE:   Verify Schwinn year and model posted by: Tim P. on 11/17/2000 at 9:40:49 PM
According to the serial numbers, I've a '67 Stingray. Copper in color, two-speed blue-band [triple blue], front caliper brake, rough and rusty. Serial numbers are; KC52570. No fenders, missing both reflectors. Original? Thanks, Tim.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Verify Schwinn year and model posted by Kevin C. on 11/18/2000 at 3:21:37 AM
It was made in October 1967. It's probably a standard Sting-Ray with the two-speed hub option, which cost about $10 more. If the chainguard says "Deluxe" it's missing the fenders.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Verify Schwinn year and model posted by Adam on 11/29/2000 at 10:11:18 PM
Have a 1978 Sting-Ray junior single speed in flamboyant red, do you know anything about the junior and if it might be collectable yet. Adam

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Verify Schwinn year and model posted by Tim P. on 12/8/2000 at 6:48:31 PM
' 67 Sting-ray is sold. Thanks.