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

AGE / VALUE:   how could i buy a dyno chopper bicycle? posted by: sebastien moreau on 6/23/2001 at 4:17:06 PM
I am from Montreal canada, and my buddy lived in florida for 5 years
and got himself a dyno chopper. I have looked in the local stores and nobody
could help me. My question is, what is the easiest way to import one of those bikes
to canada since i can't even find a site that has a bike similar to my friends
It is a dyno chopper it is very long framed and also has super long forks with suspension.
If anybody could help me I would appreciate it????

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   how could i buy a dyno chopper bicycle? posted by mike on 6/23/2001 at 5:39:28 PM
I don't know if this helps, but log onto; Luxury Lowrider, that might be a good start. good luck

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   how could i buy a dyno chopper bicycle? posted by JimW. on 6/24/2001 at 4:47:54 PM
Their site is at http://kustomkruiser.com
They don't sell over the net, but their site has a dealer-finder on it. They would be found in a lot more bike shops,
if they didn't have a policy of only selling them to dealers
in quantities of 20. At least, that's what my local dealer sez. He doesn't sell them, for that reason.

AGE / VALUE:   shwinn stingray posted by: jason on 6/23/2001 at 2:46:58 PM
I was looking at DI one day and i came upon a blue shwinn
stingray with original tires high rised handle bars the
chrome is so clean it had a salt lake city license tag on
it. under the handle bars there is a number LM531318.
Can anyone tell me how much it is worth/and what year it
well to end the story about D.I, I walked out of there $15
less and one valueable bike! thanx jason

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn stingray posted by jason on 6/24/2001 at 2:26:10 PM
I have a question for you stingray collecters. cause my dad
had stingrays as a kid. and he will not let me fix it up,
cause of it original pait job. its got this blue chiped up
paint job, and I want to get it paited a nice red bright
color. would it drop in price if I repainted it. I just got
in to low riders and my stingray doesn't fit into that
catigory yet. I would like to hear from someone cause I have
been on this website for a couple day wanting to know more
about stingray and there values. any tips I would like to
here from you. jason

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn stingray posted by Robert on 6/24/2001 at 5:44:23 PM
Your serial number would indicate it's a Dec 1976 bike by the start of the serial. However it seems that you have one too many numbers listed. Check it once more and relist it again. As far as value is concerned, in sting-ray's... older is better. Condition is a major factor as well. I would have to say that my opinion and my opinion only now, that with the brief description you have givin, I would value your bike at $150.00 to $200.00. Keep in mind however that as time passes and if this hobby continues to grow, then so will the value of your bike. As far as repainting goes, I would not recommend it. If you want another color, try to ask around to see if there is someone that might consider a swap.


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn stingray posted by jason on 6/24/2001 at 11:13:55 PM
I checked it again it reads LM531318. what about little
chips in the paint? Is it better to leave alone or touched

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   shwinn stingray posted by Cal on 6/25/2001 at 5:07:39 AM
A tip I learned in the resto section a few years back: Colored Nail polish! Go to one of those stores in the mall like Claire's where they sell hundreds of shades of nail polish. If you are lucky you'll find a very close color. Then just dab the chip using the brush which came with the nail polish!

MISC:   Baseball hanger posted by: catfoodrob on 6/23/2001 at 1:08:10 PM
In Liz`s Stingray book, theres a picture of a Stingray with a baseball bat holder on the rear sissy bar... does anyone have clear close up pictures of the bracketry???
By the way, at our U.K. Musclebike meet, Billing 2001, I finally got to see a Stingray in the flesh!!!!!
I want to make a baseball bat holder for my Chopper.
Cheers everyone

   RE:MISC:   Baseball hanger posted by JimW. on 6/24/2001 at 4:51:02 PM
They also had a B-B rifle mount (probably made by Daisy).

   RE:MISC:   Baseball hanger posted by JOEL on 6/25/2001 at 6:37:56 AM
There's one on Ebay.

   RE:MISC:   Baseball hanger posted by Catfood Rob on 6/25/2001 at 3:08:00 PM
Joel,Id like to see it, how about posting the sale number??? I couldnt find it .
Is there a clear pic of it??
Guns are illegal over here Jim, did they do any other weird accessories??? I finally got to see a Stingray AND a Krate at the U.K. Musclebike meet last weekend. They aint so common over here.
Also, finally got a picture of Eddies Bike from the Munsters t.v. show.....if anyone wants to see it e-mail me .

   RE:RE:MISC:   Baseball hanger posted by Robert on 6/27/2001 at 8:14:00 PM
I sent you an email requesting a picture of Eddie's bike, but the email was sent back undeliverable. Anyway when you get a chance, I'd like to see it. Thanks!


   RE:MISC:   Baseball hanger posted by Catfood Rob on 6/28/2001 at 12:14:14 PM
Robert, theres one pic of the Eddie bike on the bicycle billboard, musclebikes and choppers.
Mail me again at catfoodrob@lineone.net Ill send em to you. Also...anyone else got any Eddiebike pics?????

AGE / VALUE:   Not sure what I have here posted by: g flint on 6/22/2001 at 1:10:57 PM
I think the bike I have is a Sears&Roebuck Spyder 5 spd. The Sears emblem is on the front but the chain guard is missing. The serial number is 9510878458 which is located on the rear of the frame by the sprocket on the right side. Other than a few scratches its in really good shape. I have searched but can only find one pic of this bike here or anylwhere else. Any suggestions as where to find other pics to help identify this or where to search by serial number. Thanks in advance

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Not sure what I have here posted by Doug Reed on 6/24/2001 at 6:29:13 AM
not much info to go on. Does it look like a Krate with a stick shift?is it Violet in color? regular fork? any pics available?

AGE / VALUE:   FairLady Model posted by: Tom on 6/21/2001 at 11:40:39 PM
I have a Schwinn FairLady Thats Pink and white and the wheels size is22.5 Has white walls. Any ideas how old and if worth anything? Thanks

AGE / VALUE:   Help Me Please posted by: David Bridgers on 6/21/2001 at 3:03:06 AM
I am building a lowrider bicycle and I bought this frame and I was wondering if someone could help me figure out what it is. It has the two holes in the front where a schwinn plate may have possibly been mounted and the serial number U120117 stamped in the rear where the tire mounts on. It looks like a sting-ray but Im not sure can someone hlep me out.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Me Please posted by Cal on 6/21/2001 at 5:06:03 AM
That doesn't look like a Schwinn number. If it looks like a Sting-Ray frame, then it is a "cantilever" frame. At least a 1/2 dozen companies made that style frame in the 1960s and 1970s. Do a query on the picture database for "all musclebikes" and see if you can find something similar.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Me Please posted by David Bridgers on 6/21/2001 at 12:25:46 PM
I looked at the late 60 model stingray frames and my two bottom bars come up closer to the neck than they do. Plus my frame looks a little longer

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help Me Please posted by Kevin on 6/22/2001 at 4:48:57 AM
The longer frame sounds like you may be describing a Huffy Rail frame. Those are cool.

MISC:   What have I got here? posted by: John on 6/20/2001 at 11:24:17 AM
I just recently picked up an old musclebike. Someone removed the emblem from the front of the frame. The only other marking is on the chain guard. It says "Wildcat". It also has a bananna seat with tiger stripes on it, a very tall sissy bar, and 5 speed shimano gears that have a 333 on the shifter knob, and reads click-stick. Any information would be helpful. It appears to be from the late 60's to early 70's. Thanks John

   RE:MISC:   What have I got here? posted by Russell on 6/20/2001 at 1:10:05 PM
I have a light purple bike by Murray called a Wildcat. Check out the following link to a bicycle collection that has two Murray Wildcat bikes on it. You can see if your bike looks similar to them.


   RE:RE:MISC:   What have I got here? posted by John on 6/20/2001 at 5:52:00 PM
Thanks Russell after i wiped some of the grease off, I found the paint was a light purple. This helps alot.

AGE / VALUE:   Firestone Silver Cruiser posted by: dtalk on 6/20/2001 at 7:44:13 AM
Serial # 1121160 Firestone(AFC) Silver Cruiser with blue trim. Can anyone point me in the direction of a pricing guide for this bicycle?

MISC:   First Stingray ? posted by: Tim on 6/19/2001 at 3:42:41 PM
Does anyone know the first month of production for the Stingray, A childhood friend of mine has a light green one that that has a serial # date of May, 1963. he thinks it's the first month/year for them. -Tim

   RE:MISC:   First Stingray ? posted by stingrayman on 6/21/2001 at 7:29:30 AM
I believe that the first month of production for the Stingray is March of 63. At least thats what I think It says in Liz Frieds book.

   RE:MISC:   First Stingray ? posted by jason on 6/24/2001 at 2:30:49 PM
I think it was march of 63 to cause thats what it says in
this vintage bmx movie.

AGE / VALUE:   Looking for 70's Yamaha and Kawasaki parts.. posted by: Geoff on 6/19/2001 at 9:40:27 AM
Looking for parts or complete bikes.
Yamaha and kawasaki suspension bikes from the 70's.
Particularly need a banana seat for a B model
Yamaha bike.
Also interested in any other parts that you
Have cash or trades.



AGE / VALUE:   schwinn rams horn posted by: Mick on 6/18/2001 at 9:01:39 PM
hey bike experts...does anyone know about this bike...I found one ...its in great shape..apparently form '63 or '64..poss value of 95% cherry and original??? thanks...even Chris can reply...

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn rams horn posted by jeff on 6/20/2001 at 11:56:50 AM
Ramshorn fastbacks were produced from 1966-1968 i believe...am sure that the 1st year of production was 1966 not too sure of the last year of production...hope this helps a little

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn rams horn posted by Russell on 6/20/2001 at 1:16:41 PM
Do you know if Wald made Ramshorn handlebars for Schwinn. I picked up a rusty '67 stingray frame last weekend with Wald printed on the Ramshorn handlebars. I'm thinking someone just through some ramshorn handlbars on from another bike.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn rams horn posted by Cal on 6/21/2001 at 5:18:53 AM
Wald did make them, but they were not the bars you'd find on an original Ram's Horn Fastback.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn rams horn posted by jeff on 6/21/2001 at 1:50:54 PM
i'll have to agree with cal...schwinn made their own ramshorn bars. Wald bars are an acceptable replacement unless you wanna deal with some of the schwinn snipers wanting a hundred bucks for a set....hehehe

AGE / VALUE:   AMF Westpoint posted by: Erich Schafermeyer on 6/18/2001 at 5:29:43 PM
Hi, i have a AMF Westpoint, it is a single speed turqouise bike w/ stars cut out of its front cog. It is a one speed bike that my mom picked up somewhere a while ago, and now i am trying to identify it to see if it is something i should hang onto. any help is apreciated, thanx.

AGE / VALUE:   DELUXE STINGRAY posted by: Tom on 6/16/2001 at 10:29:26 PM
I bought a "Deluxe Stingray" at a garage sale today! Blue in color, banana seat, ape bars and a sissy bar. All original except for back tire and all are in very good condition. It has two sprokets on the front pedal cranks. Anyone who know's the value of this bike and where on the bike the serial numbers are located I would appreciate hearing from you:) Thanks!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   DELUXE STINGRAY posted by Russell on 6/18/2001 at 6:44:02 AM
Look for the serial number under the front head badge or the left rear axle mount (may have to remove sissy bar). 1st letter indicates the month (A=January, B=Febrary, etc...) and second letter indicating the year (A=1965, B=1966, etc...). They skipped I and O letters because they look like numbers.

AGE / VALUE:   to anyone interested in Sears Screamers... posted by: Brandon on 6/15/2001 at 8:40:31 PM
I have a rare Coaster Mag (wheel only) on ebay right now
Item # 1156659651
as well as a later 24in. Spyder frame, with a screamer 5-speed crank/sprocket combo.
Moving, everything must go.

MISC:   WTT a 2 speed yellow band 28 spoke kickback wheel for a krate Atom front wheel. posted by: Ed on 6/15/2001 at 6:35:45 AM
Looking for a krate Atom front wheel. I have a very nice looking two speed yellow band 28 spoke kick back rear wheel as trade. The chrome looks great. It can be used on a Super Deluxe or a Mini Twin.