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

WANTED:   Information on NEW retro parts posted by: Eldon Williamson on 10/8/2001 at 5:34:25 AM
I am looking for a catalogue or company who sells new full leangth bannana seats , 20" slick tires ,20" retro whitewalls ETC> mostly bikes from the 60's / 70's. Does anyone make this stuff NEW ? Also an old 1" link Chain ,I think its off of an old 26" SCHWINN mayby 40's
Please e-mail me THANKS , ELDON

   RE:WANTED:   Information on NEW retro parts posted by Annette on 10/11/2001 at 11:18:22 PM
Pleas evisit the www.hiwheel.com website and you will find all of the reproduction parts listed in the Parts and price list option.

MISC:   Serial Numbers posted by: DANIEL M FINNEGAN on 10/8/2001 at 5:10:48 AM
Want to find the year of a ross apollo bike, any thoughts???

   RE:MISC:   Serial Numbers posted by Gary M on 10/10/2001 at 7:58:20 AM
wish i knew i have 2 of them

   RE:RE:MISC:   Serial Numbers posted by Cal on 10/10/2001 at 12:48:37 PM
There are some in the picture database with dates on them.

AGE / VALUE:   Sears Fastback 100 posted by: Scott on 10/7/2001 at 1:54:51 AM
I am looking for pics of a bike that I got brand new from Sears in Canada in around 1968-69. It was orange and was called a Fastback 100. It had a 3-speed with a console shifter, 16" front wheel, 20" rear wheel with 2.125 tire, high handle bars, heavily padded black banana style seat, caliper brakes. I have a pic of the old bike around but can't find it. Please post photo or email me if you have one, or any info. I might also be interested in purchasing one, a restored one, or one for restoration.

FOR SALE:   F/S- NOS StingRay Speedo-Cheap! posted by: Baldy Jeff on 10/7/2001 at 1:21:17 AM
$125. ships this NOS Sing Ray 2 1/2" round speedo-complete w/ all NOS hardware-ready to mount-two of same item recently sold on ebay for $200. each

MISC:   Stingray date coding posted by: Mark on 10/6/2001 at 5:34:55 PM
Anyone know how to decode Serial # on stingrays beyond Month/year, such as week and day? I've seen bikes for sale where owner claims such details on the earlier 60's bikes. Feedback helpfull.

   RE:MISC:   Stingray date coding posted by gary m on 10/10/2001 at 8:00:44 AM
engraved on crank center inside bracket, sometimes on handlebars under clamp, stamped on hubs, some models.

WANTED:   Shops in Canada posted by: Shark on 10/5/2001 at 10:36:32 PM
Me and my crusin' buddy have just started a business called Shark Lowriders. We are going to be making rideable lowrider bikes. We have ordered some stuff from the states and holy smokes does it cost alot. We are wondering if anyone knows of any shops in Canada so we can avoid the customs of the states. Please e-mail us with any info.

Thanks Shark

   RE:WANTED:   Shops in Canada posted by Annette on 10/11/2001 at 11:24:34 PM
I know of 2 shops.
Phat Ride Customs in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Robert's Bicycle Repair in Carragana, SK
Tell them Rideable Bicycle Replicas referred you as a Canadian dealer.

MISC:   krate chain length posted by: Rick Mueller on 10/5/2001 at 5:48:12 AM
Could someone tell me how long the chain should be for my Apple Krate? Thanks!

   RE:MISC:   krate chain length posted by Ian on 10/6/2001 at 11:19:04 AM
My guess is that it should be long enough to go form the crank sprocket to the axle sprocket and back again! !

   RE:RE:MISC:   krate chain length posted by john on 10/6/2001 at 3:31:52 PM
lmao needed that

   RE:MISC:   krate chain length posted by Livmojoe on 10/10/2001 at 8:57:30 PM
Krate Chain: 3/32" x 51 inches.

MISC:   Stingray deluxe posted by: Drew on 10/4/2001 at 10:27:17 PM
Does anyone know when schwinn made the first Deluxe & Super Deluxe Stingrays? Also, whats the difference in pedals on base model Stingrays -'63 & '64 and pedals on later models -'65 to late 60's?

   RE:MISC:   Stingray deluxe posted by ken@aol.com on 10/6/2001 at 2:06:13 PM
The 1964 Schwinn catalog was the first to list the Deluxe. The Super-Deluxe came out 1964 too, but after the catalog appeared.

AGE / VALUE:   Swing Bike on E-bay posted by: Ron on 10/4/2001 at 8:38:30 PM
Hi, There is a Swing Bike for sale on E-bay today, anybody got an idea what these are worth?

AGE / VALUE:   Disc brake on a Sting-Ray Apple Krate posted by: Kim on 10/3/2001 at 1:36:41 PM
What years did the Krates have a disc brake on the back?
Thank you.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Disc brake on a Sting-Ray Apple Krate posted by EDvice on 10/4/2001 at 5:14:14 AM

WANTED:   Parts/decals posted by: Dan on 9/30/2001 at 2:59:08 AM
Hi, I am picking up a Ross Apollo Musclebike. Is there a good site or person that is knolegeable on these. It will need decals and some misc. parts. I would like to see a pic of an orig. one. Can anyone help Thanks:) kafer_d@yahoo.com

   RE:WANTED:   Parts/decals posted by Jeff on 10/2/2001 at 6:46:33 PM
There are prolly pix in the picture database.
Have you checked?

   RE:WANTED:   Parts/decals posted by Gary M on 10/4/2001 at 3:38:15 AM
i have a fairly nice red racer model, and a spraybomb project

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Parts/decals posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 10/4/2001 at 6:45:56 PM
He's not gonna leave it origonal! He's gonna paint it! Oh No! Just as long as I don't run across it at an garage sale 15 years from now!

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Parts/decals posted by Dan on 10/5/2001 at 4:44:56 AM
It is too far gone to leave orig. paint. I would like to redo it back like it was new.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Parts/decals posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 10/6/2001 at 6:26:55 PM
Then go for it!

MISC:   Aerobee Renegade by AMF Roadmaster posted by: john gilbertson on 9/15/2001 at 9:08:09 PM
I am going to bring this slightly rusty bike down and re-paint-it.
How can I re-produce the COOL Aerobee-Renegade Decal-Logo?
I plan on taking some high quality Digital Pics, re touch them. can I make a decal for the bike this way?
any experience on this? any ideas?

   RE:MISC:   Aerobee Renegade by AMF Roadmaster posted by Joel on 10/2/2001 at 4:52:59 PM
You might be able to make them yourself. There are decal blanks avalable for some computer printers. Bike Rod & Kustom has a link and information.

MISC:   Stingray Pedal removal posted by: Nelson on 9/13/2001 at 9:48:30 AM
Hey, i'm trying to remove the pedals from my stingray.
How am i suppose to get the pedals out of the cranks?
Do they unscrew or do you "knock" them out? Can they be removed
without a special tool? Any help would be greatly appreciated

   RE:MISC:   Stingray Pedal removal posted by JOEL on 9/13/2001 at 12:43:58 PM
You will need a pedal wrench. Memory Lane Classics sells them or check with a bike shop.

   RE:MISC:   Stingray Pedal removal posted by MM on 9/13/2001 at 4:20:56 PM
Nelson, Use a open end of a combination wench of the correct size, I believe it's the left side that's reverse thread, they should unscrew right out...good luck.

   RE:MISC:   Stingray Pedal removal posted by James on 9/14/2001 at 6:31:00 PM
One piece of advice though.......I would spay the part that threads in the cranks well with WD-40 or somthing of the same type and whatevr you do remember that the side that has the chainwheel on it is a reg thread for the pedal and the other side has a "backwards" thread or instead of loosining it the reg way that would be tightening it as per the other side.

Good luck


WANTED:   repro checkerboard mirror posted by: john on 9/13/2001 at 1:20:34 AM
ive seen them on ebay for around 50, some bike shop had one for a fortune 150!!!! what an a$$, anyway, anybody know where i can get one?

   RE:WANTED:   repro checkerboard mirror posted by kurt on 10/30/2001 at 2:54:09 AM
I saw some at the Rockford Sting Ray Show,Matt Mutchler was selling them. He has no email address but his phone # is 815-282-4655.

AGE / VALUE:   leader whisper posted by: Gord on 9/11/2001 at 7:17:08 PM
Does any body know where Ican get a year on a Leader Whisper? The serial # is 292147