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

MISC:   16 x 20 posted by: Franklin on 5/5/2000 at 11:27:26 AM
Ok, I know that a "16 x 20" is a bike with a 16" front wheel and a 20" rear wheel. But other than the Schwinn Krates, what are other 16 x 20 bicycles?

   RE:MISC:   16 x 20 posted by Jeff on 5/8/2000 at 6:08:46 AM
Sears Screamer, Raleigh Chopper, ...

AGE / VALUE:   Fastback single speed posted by: Philip on 5/4/2000 at 11:25:56 PM
I just got a yellow Schwinn Fastback single speed. I have not seen any of these, Why? were they made for very many years or not. What is the value of one of these compared to a 5 speed? It is in very very good condition with everything original. Where can I find out info on this? I even searched ebay in the current and old auctions and there are none. Is this good or bad?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fastback single speed posted by BillG on 5/5/2000 at 10:32:50 AM
Take a look at the "Sting-Ray Summary" on this site under the "general resoruces" section. It tells you the years the single speed Fastback was available.

FOR SALE:   F/S or Trade Super Nice Schwinn Krate Yellow Glitter Grips posted by: Matt on 5/3/2000 at 7:54:22 PM
Super nice, some very, very minor scuffs, ends are intact and very nice. I have a digital pic I can send. Will trade for a decent 65 Person High Loop Axel Mount Sissy Bar or cash price is $100.00 shipped obo. Thanks.

   RE:FOR SALE:   F/S or Trade Super Nice Schwinn Krate Yellow Glitter Grips posted by eric springer on 6/20/2000 at 5:42:50 PM
i,m totally interested in the bike for sale. please send picture and i'll get back to you. thanks

AGE / VALUE:   Goodyear Playboy bike posted by: sue on 5/3/2000 at 4:15:32 PM
I have a Goodyear Playboy stingray-type bike from about 1960. Can anyone tell me if it's worth anything before my husband throws it out? The seat has been changed but it is in good condition. I have never seen another one and would appreciate any info I can get on it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Goodyear Playboy bike posted by Jeff on 5/4/2000 at 5:40:50 AM
Goodyear didn't put out too many muscle bikes, though they did put out a efw from 1969 to 1970. Yours must be one of those - you don't see them very often. KEEP IT, or sell it here.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Goodyear Playboy bike posted by sue on 5/4/2000 at 4:23:02 PM
Thanks Jeff,
I know I got the bike in the early 60's and it still has my city bike license from 1963 on it. Any ideas to what it's worth?

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Goodyear Playboy bike posted by ChristopherRobin on 5/13/2000 at 9:38:43 AM
A Playboy bicycle? made by Goodyear?? Definitly a keeper. If this husband of yours would throw this out then I wonder what else he would throw away? In that case I want to go trashpicking in your nieghborhood! The name playboy, I have never heard of this one. Please describe the decals and the color. People pay good money for vintage 60's clothes.

MISC:   20 inch S2 rims posted by: Wings on 4/30/2000 at 10:39:19 PM
Which year Stingrays used 20 inch S2 rims?
Front or rear?
I have detailed Schwinn parts lists but they never identify the rims as S2 or S7 but only use a part number. Is there a publication that will translate parts numbers into a description of the part? Like: 20 inch S2 rim with 28 spokes.
Thanks for your help!

   RE:MISC:   20 inch S2 rims posted by Jeff on 5/1/2000 at 5:17:14 AM
I don't know of any Sting-Rays that had an S-2 up front. Some of the pre-war 20" Schwinns did, but I don't think they wre doing that in the 1960s or 1970s

WANTED:   Gold Glitter Handlebar Wrap posted by: Conrad on 4/30/2000 at 9:33:54 PM
Looking for handlebar tape that came on the Screamers & Eliminators

WANTED:   Huffy Slingshot Twin-Stick Shifter posted by: Conrad on 4/30/2000 at 9:30:03 PM
Looking for a twin-stick shifter (brake on left) for a 5-speed Huffy Slingshot.

WANTED:   1969 huffy slingshot , sears gremlin, posted by: JOHN on 4/29/2000 at 3:39:54 PM

Looking for these bikes also rollfast TOP DRAG AND AMF FANTASTIC ONE.



MISC:   Search our archives! posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 4/27/2000 at 2:13:47 PM
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AGE / VALUE:   Oh Man, Its not all there, IM A GONNA NEED PARTS! posted by: ChristopherRobin on 4/25/2000 at 10:39:22 AM
Well for 50.00 I can't complain but I am gonna have to be a hunting for parts to finish this Raleigh Chopper. It is green, with the tall sissy bar with the headrest but I need wheels, stick shift it has the snowflake so I am a guessing it be a five speed. Also need handlebars! The poor things been canabalized!! I never knew they made so many kinds of Raleigh choppers. It be a heavy bike! I got this crazy idea od putting a motor on it somehow!

   Motor Adapter. posted by Joel on 4/25/2000 at 12:06:45 PM
There are several companies making motor adapters that use weedeater-type motors with a roller drive off the wheel. A friend has one and it has a suprising amount of power. Will climb a hill.

   Chopper Parts posted by VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 4/26/2000 at 2:33:22 PM
Congrats. You'll enjoy the time you spend restoring it.

We just picked up a load of NOS Raleigh and Sturmey-Archer parts. I know there are NOS Chopper cables in there. Not sure about shifters. Watch our "Bicycles/Parts For Sale" page (you can find the link at the top of this page) for them to be posted.

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AGE / VALUE:   apollo ross posted by: roy on 4/24/2000 at 8:15:56 PM
i need slik tires any help out there

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   apollo ross posted by ChristopherRobin on 4/25/2000 at 10:46:34 AM
Watch E-bay! I remember as a kid that one day all you could get was studded tires and I had a brown ross apollo 3 speed. The studded tires had arived and I remember holding these tires and thinking at 10 years old that it was the end of an era. These studded tires were UGLY! Good luck

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   apollo ross posted by jj on 4/27/2000 at 5:27:15 AM
RetroSpokes.com sells sliks

AGE / VALUE:   Swing-Bike value posted by: Kevin C. on 4/24/2000 at 7:59:30 PM
I just bought a Swing Bike and was wondering about its value. It's all there and functioning, but rims are pretty rusty and the seat is bent near the nose. It's green and I believe the paint is original, in about condition 5 of 10. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Swing-Bike value posted by bob on 4/25/2000 at 8:36:50 AM
$150-250 range in that condition.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Swing-Bike value posted by Kevin C. on 4/25/2000 at 10:02:18 AM
Thanks, Bob. That helps me.

MISC:   Chopper posted by: Ray on 4/24/2000 at 7:07:02 AM
Wanted to be the first on this new site for Musclebikes. Great idea but I do have a question. I have had several Raleigh Chopper bikes in the past and still have 2 five speed models. I keep hearing about Mach 1 and Mach 2 and special editions. Where can you find out about Chopper model information including the different frame styles (my 2 five speeds have different frame structures) and what years each was offered. Thanks

   RE:MISC:   Chopper posted by jj on 4/24/2000 at 12:39:15 PM
Mark 1 models have a squared off frame and were built from something like 1968 to 1971. Mark 2 models have a more 'swoopy' rear seat stay. They came out with the Mark 2 frame because the welds on the Mark 1s broke a lot. I'm sure someone can confirm or correct my dates.