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

AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer posted by: Michael on 2/14/2001 at 5:26:18 PM

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer posted by lemonkratekid68@AOL.COM on 2/14/2001 at 8:03:05 PM
That depends---I believe most of WF bikes were made by Murray, which way back when was a good bike--WF had one, that was identicle to the Murray brand, and also the Sears version--the SpaceLiner, or something like that which is a cool bike--it is a big bike--26" type w/headlights built in. They also had there own "muscle" bike, again made by Murray, which looked like the Sears bike, and the Otasco "Flying O". (of was that huffy, not murray--oh well, you get the point) If you are looking for values, go to ePay and look at the prices in the current and finished auctions.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer posted by sam on 2/15/2001 at 11:36:38 AM
Saw one that was green ram horn bars,2-tone banna seat,stick shift-3-speed(333)sharp bike by AMF--sam

AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray posted by: John on 2/14/2001 at 5:15:42 PM
got a Sting Ray Fastback everything is original. Found it in my Grandfathers barn he said I can have it. Does anyone know how old it is or how much it would be worth.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray posted by mike on 2/14/2001 at 7:31:46 PM
Check the serial # on this site for age, it's located just under the headbadge, and log onto Ebay, for it's worth...good luck!

MISC:   Columbia Playboy posted by: Randy on 2/14/2001 at 3:41:10 PM
I found a Columbia Playboy 88, but the chainguard was gone. Does anyone have one, or even a picture of one? Write me direct please. Thanks

   RE:MISC:   Columbia Playboy posted by Scott on 2/14/2001 at 8:09:52 PM
For some really awsome pics of your bike, go to http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/3808/#
This sight has a zillion muscle bike pics and also a bunch of cars---great sight.

   RE:MISC:   Columbia Playboy posted by jimmy on 2/14/2001 at 8:52:24 PM
sounds like a south american swinger just kidding ask the guy who has the columbian bigmac i had fun with him too! keep it cool

WANTED:   wheely bars posted by: chris on 2/14/2001 at 2:06:56 PM
does anyone have wheely bars for stingray..

AGE / VALUE:   I found a Murry Eliminator posted by: Ray A on 2/14/2001 at 12:18:32 PM
I posted a message on here a few min ago now I can't find it. So here is the message again. I found a Murry Eliminator Coaster Brake style bike at the junk yard for nothing (free) everything is there and is original right down the the tires and front brake cable. All the Chrome is pretty well rusted, cleaned up most of it with Steel Whool. It has the 2 skinny bars on the top that go from the handle bar post back to the seat post. Not the one bar, but 2 Skinny bars. running side by side. Any one know of the value of this bike. Thanx

AGE / VALUE:   I found a Murry Eliminator posted by: Ray A on 2/14/2001 at 11:52:31 AM
hi people, i just picked up a Murry Eliminator Coaster brake style bike at the junk yard for nothing. Everything is original on it. chrome is rusted. It has everything there. How much do any of you believe it's worth. Thanx

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Rower Model RM 1000 posted by: Eric on 2/14/2001 at 11:10:27 AM
This is a great exercise machine for those who are looking for a rower that fixs under a standard bed your wait is over. This unit has a leather seat. It records each row and can be reset. It is in great shape. The chrome is excellent. The tension can be easily adjusted. Asking $160 shipped. Photos are available. Sorry the Schwinn Airdyne is sold already.

WANTED:   Huffy orange 5 speed posted by: Bob on 2/14/2001 at 2:34:25 AM
I was wondering if anyone remembers a 5 speed bike made by Huffy. It was orange & on the orange bananna seat there were 2 yellow lighting bolts, there was a low sissy bar, a slick tire in the back & a normal sized tire in the front they were 20" tire I believe cover by 2 chrome fenders. Also it had a little flat metal shifter on the gooseneck (like one that came on ten speeds), Big tall handle bars, a 1/2" to 5/8" double top bar (I can't remember if there was a single bigger bar under it though). I think it was called Orange Lighting or Organe Thunder. I would love to see a picture of this bike. Any info would be appericated.

   RE:WANTED:   Huffy orange 5 speed posted by BillG on 2/14/2001 at 8:05:21 AM
Yes, I remember that bike. It was made after 1973. It fell under the new law that didn't allow manufacturers to put the stick-shift shifter on the top tube.

AGE / VALUE:   MURRAY posted by: MICHAEL on 2/13/2001 at 6:00:04 PM

WANTED:   BICENTENNIAL BANANA SEAT posted by: chris on 2/13/2001 at 11:23:56 AM
any body got a new bicentennial seat or cover of some sort ..chris stingray

AGE / VALUE:   Frame Question posted by: Keenan on 2/13/2001 at 6:17:50 AM
Is there a difference between the Stingray and Krate frames?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame Question posted by Kel on 2/13/2001 at 1:32:31 PM
Sting-Ray 5 speed frames = Krate frames.
Coaster and Sting-Ray Junior frames are different.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame Question posted by jd on 2/14/2001 at 1:23:01 PM
Coaster Krate = Coaster Sting Ray

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame Question posted by chris on 2/15/2001 at 3:38:51 AM
63&64 stingray frames are 1"shorter& krate sprocket& kickstand will not fit

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame Question posted by mike on 2/15/2001 at 6:16:58 PM
65 stingrays also I believe

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Frame Question posted by mike on 2/15/2001 at 6:18:01 PM
65 stingrays also I believe are 1'' shorter

AGE / VALUE:   Red StingRay but not krate posted by: Bill on 2/12/2001 at 8:35:00 PM
I am trying to ID a red StingRay Schwinn.
It has the features of a Apple Krate (drum
brake, leather tool kit, etc.) but it does
not say "Apple Krate" on the chain guard.
I was told that this was a 1969 model. Any
suggestions on how to ID the bike?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Red StingRay but not krate posted by Scott on 2/13/2001 at 5:31:30 AM
Post the serial number andwe can give youthe month and year--as far as the Atom Drum on the front, as far as I know, ONLY the Krates (in the Sting-Ray series) had them, so if it has one, and is not a krate, then it was added. Most of the dealers back then would add any option one wanted to a bike for a price, and there was a bunch of bikes bought new that were not as Schwinn sent them to the dealers. Does this bike have the springer up front, and the shocks on the rear, and a 5-speed Schwinn Stick-Shift on the top bar. The 1969 Shifter had the know bent over running parrallel (sp?_ to the shifter arm. I hope this helps a little.

WANTED:   muscle bikes posted by: dave on 2/12/2001 at 7:40:01 PM
hi can someone tell of any muscle bike sites and or any sites where I may find muscle bikes for sale ?

   RE:WANTED:   muscle bikes posted by joel on 2/13/2001 at 11:32:20 AM
EBAY !!!

   RE:WANTED:   muscle bikes posted by degallina on 2/14/2001 at 11:51:54 AM
Hi Dave,
I saw a few bikes for sale at the CMBForum (Classic Muscle Bike). http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CMBForum
I also seen a couple on Christian's site listed below, as well as some here on this site. I'm sure if you are looking for something in particular, post your needs at any one of these sites, you will get many replies.
All of you guys out there who have not seen the forum yet, have a look. It is new, but going to be a valuable resource soon! Hope to see many contribute to the info.

MISC:   site update posted by: christian on 2/12/2001 at 7:17:35 PM
when you get there, hit refresh to view new contents. then update your bookmarks. thanx, christian

AGE / VALUE:   old stuff posted by: Michael on 2/12/2001 at 2:02:05 PM
I have a PARAGON SLICK that is still in good shape is this any good to go on a bike ,,,I also have a ORANGE KENT FRAME is it any good ,,,How much do 95 spoke wheels cost I want to put them on my old bike

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   old stuff posted by jd on 2/14/2001 at 1:26:53 PM
Check with a lowrider supplier for the 96 spoke wheels (luxury lowrider,...)