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

FOR SALE:   F/S or Trade Super Nice NOV 66 Coppertone Dlx Sting Ray posted by: Matt on 7/18/2001 at 11:18:30 AM
Will trade for very nice red 5 speed fastback, cash price is $325.00 plus shipping. Super nice bike, paint, chrome, center stamped S-2, side stamped S-7, NOS Kelly Springfield WW Slik, NOS Uniroyal Airflite WW Front. Only repop part is seat, repop white glitter, ribbed seat (no mylar). NOS Coppertone Glitter Streamers, NOS Coppertone crossed flag valve caps, NOS Coppertone glitter mudflap. Pics available upon request. I'm really looking to trade it for a very nice original paint red 5 speed fastback.

AGE / VALUE:   Executive bike frame posted by: deb on 7/17/2001 at 9:36:40 AM
I have an Executive bike frame made in West Germany. It is 5 speed on the bar, hand brakes, 20 x 1.75 front tire and 20 x 2.125 rear tire. Other words on this bike are Jet Star and Grand Prix. Would like to know approximate age, and any information in reference to this bike, if you know the value that would be great. Thanks for your help!

AGE / VALUE:   Roadmaster Runaway headbadge. posted by: Leisure Time on 7/15/2001 at 1:25:43 PM
need a headbadge for a Roadmaster Runaway.

AGE / VALUE:   space ranger posted by: justin on 7/14/2001 at 6:52:48 PM
ive just finnished cleaning up this bike [stingray style} butt the bottom bar is straight blue bike with space ranger stickers the original seat has a split but every thing else is pretty good any ideas of origin or age

p.s. any other australian bike nuts out there?

thanks justin

WANTED:   72 mantaray posted by: David on 7/12/2001 at 10:48:58 PM
looking for front fender fo 1972 mantaray please e-mail me, thank!s

AGE / VALUE:   72 mantaray posted by: David on 7/12/2001 at 10:39:35 PM
looking for a front fender for a 1972 schwinn mantaray, if any one has one please e-mail me

WANTED:   Raliegh Chopper posted by: Mack on 7/11/2001 at 8:08:23 PM
I have a Raliegh Chooper frame it is green not sure of the yr but i would like parts for this -- it is a 5 speed frame -- anyone help me out - I need a set of forks brakes wheels etc!


   RE:WANTED:   Raliegh Chopper posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 7/12/2001 at 9:34:17 AM
There are quite a few Raleigh Chopper sites on the web. Type in "Raleigh Chopper". I have a green mark 1 with the tall cissy bar and these are a bit rare. But there was more than one shade of green and that makes a diffrence. There is the International Raleigh Chopper's Owners Club in England. They sell decals and small bit parts for sale, Many pictures and owners and information out there. Much more then with the other Raleigh cycles, even the 28 inch Raleigh D.L.1. is overshadowed by the following for the Choppers. There are paint schemes/ information and leads on paint, decals, seat repair and of course E- bay where you again type in "Raleigh Chopper"
I wish I had geared more of my collecting towards the kids bikes like the StingRay, Chopper, Scrambler, e.t.c.. I used to find these cheaply, but now they are getting scarce. One fellow tells about his custom tandem Chopper he built up and it is an interesting article.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Raliegh Chopper posted by Mack on 7/12/2001 at 9:09:21 PM
Yes true i was looking for information on the choppers and also a few other things like the CCM Mustang (or as some callit the Huffy Chopper) and a Brentwood King Kat -- i would like to find information and stuff so i can get a list of the original parts so if i see them in my travels i can pick them upbut i just want to restore the bike with as many original NOS that i can

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Raliegh Chopper posted by jj on 7/13/2001 at 6:09:43 AM
On the "links" page here (under the General Resources section) is a link to Jim Barnard's Raleigh Chopper web site. He's got a lot of parts.


   RE:WANTED:   Raliegh Chopper posted by Catfood Rob on 7/17/2001 at 2:36:10 PM
The raleigh chopper owners club has folded, some alleged skulduggery with club funds.........
Jim Barnard and Dale Cramer are the guys you need to speak to for spares and advice( both in the u.s.a.). Over here in the u.k. there is a huge Chopper scene, and we`re awfull helpful, its just that we only ever got the std 3 speed bike..... so most spares are tailored around that bike, o.k. we got a few pink 5 speed durreileur models too, but most of the range went over to you guys in the states. Also you could join the Yahoo chopper club
clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/raleighchopper it has an international membership.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Raliegh Chopper posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 7/19/2001 at 9:21:47 AM
Thanks for the update!

AGE / VALUE:   24" Sear Spyder parts needed! posted by: Brandon on 7/11/2001 at 8:45:12 AM
My good friend Charlie Anderson, whom I met via Ebay, is in need of a shifter (with an atomic logo) for a 10 speed cantilever-frame style Sears Spyder, and other musclebike parts like the funky springer set up they had. He has very limited computer access, but can be reached at: 954 791 6422, it's in Florida, or e-mail me with your number, and what you have, and I'll pass it on to him. Any help would be great.

AGE / VALUE:   Need help: 26" krate posted by: sb on 7/11/2001 at 8:27:59 AM
I'm in the process of trying to build a 26"
krate. Anybody here tried this?
Any suggestions or advice?
Also, anybody got any cool color/name ideas for
this kustom krate?


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need help: 26 posted by jj on 7/13/2001 at 6:10:46 AM
Look around under the Custom bike discussion topic. Those guys build a lot of strange rigs.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need help: 26 posted by mm on 7/13/2001 at 5:35:48 PM
sb, try the bicycle billboard, I believe I saw one there a short while ago. good luck

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Need help: 26 posted by Paul(NZ) on 7/13/2001 at 8:55:04 PM
Check out www.lovelylowrider.com Brand new cool bikes and parts.Good prices,good ideas.Wait till you build it,and the name will come.

AGE / VALUE:   sanwa posted by: custlow on 7/10/2001 at 11:05:51 PM
i bought thus sanwa mixte frame bike at goodwill and i put a 24 inch wheel in back to complement the 27" er in front. and put on some ape hangers to give a sweet look . then i put on a springed seat all im miswsing is a banana seat that i stubidly threw away last year

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   sanwa posted by Annette on 7/11/2001 at 4:01:31 PM
Give me a call and let me know what kind of banana seat you want. And if you need any other parts

AGE / VALUE:   Ross Barracuda posted by: DS on 7/8/2001 at 6:15:38 PM
Purple (girls'?) barracuda. 3-speed stickshift. Sparkly silver banana seat. Red-wall? wheels.

Could anyone help me figure out how much to ask for this bike? I don't know the year. Someone (from a bike shop) wants to buy it from me. Everything is original and in very good condition.

Thanks for your help!

   Does it still have the original seat? posted by Gary M on 7/8/2001 at 9:20:29 PM
If the original seat is on it and good, dont sell it yet. when the Muscle bike market expands beyond Schwinn, and realizes that they made more Blue Stingrays in 73 then Ross Musclebikes period {my estimate only!} Ross will go up in value for sure. I hope so, i am holding 2 of them.

   RE:Does it still have the original seat? posted by DS on 7/9/2001 at 1:40:05 PM
Yes, original silver sparkley banana seat. It's pretty much in perfect condition.

Thanks for your input, Gary.

AGE / VALUE:   blue fastback posted by: peyton johnson on 7/8/2001 at 3:19:50 PM
looking for a rideable blue fastback 5 spd. (like i use to have when i was 12)doen't need to be mint fair condiction is fine or a fixer upper any leads would be appericated.
peyton johnson

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   blue fastback posted by mm on 7/8/2001 at 5:53:06 PM
Try Ebay Good Luck

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   blue fastback posted by P.S. on 7/11/2001 at 9:49:30 PM
post messages here ... looking to buy, a fastback to ride ... etc.
This is what I did, & I was fortunate enough to find an affordable 5 speed Fastback
for my 8 yr old son this way... E-bay is good for parts that you cannot get anywhere else ... I'm not sure if I would buy a complete
bike from somewhere across the country for a pile of money without actually seeing it, unless it came from a company, and not a person.
Once you buy it ... you own it .... no returns .... Keep posting messages with a e mail to reply to, and I am sure someone will respond, and not rip you off
Good Luck ...

AGE / VALUE:   How old,how odd.Bo-Cross posted by: Paul (NZ) on 7/7/2001 at 10:03:04 PM
Anybody know anything about an Italian chopper, called a Bo Cross.All i can say is its heavy,yellow,hub brakes,huge chain guard and mudguards,and adjustable ape hangers and banana seat.Removable chrome cross bar.Is it a ferrari or a bambino? It has VIVI under the front name plate.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   How old,how odd.Bo-Cross posted by Paul(nz) on 7/10/2001 at 4:48:37 AM
Seems the muscle bike world revolves around stingrays and raleigh choppers.I've also got a Free Spirit chopper made in Sydney Australia?Maybe we need a site that contains pictures of all known models,that people could add info to ,if they reconize it.I've also got an English Hercules cross between a cruiser and a chopper?These are bikes i can find no info on.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   How old,how odd.Bo-Cross posted by Cal on 7/10/2001 at 5:37:30 AM
Look at the Sears musclebikes in the picture database here. I'll bet one of them is the same as your Free Spirit chopper.

AGE / VALUE:   harley davidson posted by: billy on 7/7/2001 at 7:02:33 PM
does anyone have info on harley? value,worth,restoration,buying?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   harley davidson posted by Doug Reed on 7/9/2001 at 1:56:34 PM
I used to build choppers and a few Harleys you need DEEP !!!! pockets to do it thats why I got out of it nothing to pay 250.00 for a stupid clutch or brake lever let the millionaires have they,re fun Im staying with pedal bikes.

   I`m not heckling, but I think he may have been talking about Harley Davidson bicycles. posted by Guido on 7/9/2001 at 7:54:36 PM

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   harley davidson posted by Paul(nz) on 7/10/2001 at 5:03:30 AM
I'm sure he is!GT bicycles produced a reproduction of 1000, a few years ago $2299.A copy of the 50's model,similar to a whizzer with no motor.Go for it.Check out e-bay 1613592157 $13,000 for a buddy L truck.You can't lose with idiots like that around.

   RE:I`m not heckling, but I think he may have been talking about Harley Davidson bicycles. posted by Doug on 7/11/2001 at 11:41:28 AM
I did finally realize Harley made a few Bikes a few years back(bicycles) so eggs on my face again shouldnt log on here after a few beers in the hot sun,someday I might learn sorry dudes!.

   Ebay truck posted by Wow, on 7/11/2001 at 4:06:20 PM
I thought it must have been a mis-print, but that truck closed out at $16,600.00 with 59 bids...wow.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   harley davidson posted by Paul(NZ) on 7/11/2001 at 8:42:25 PM
Wow! alright, thats $40,000 New Zealand.For a toy truck?Who knows,it could happen to old bikes?

   RE:RE:I`m not heckling, but I think he may have been talking about Harley Davidson bicycles. posted by Paul(NZ) on 7/12/2001 at 3:36:00 PM
Theres so many makes and models,it doesnt take much to catch you off-guard,i didnt know they had H/D bicycles in the 1920,s until i saw them in the picture database.Enjoy the sun and the beer, it's winter here.Reguarding my ? where did they get the name Bo-Cross,for a macho chopper.I like collecting the bizarre,rather than the norm.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   harley davidson posted by Paul(NZ) on 7/12/2001 at 3:44:28 PM
Actually Billy should be asking those questions under 'balloon tire and middleweights' or reproductions.

AGE / VALUE:   MURRAY ELIMINATOR posted by: MR ED on 7/7/2001 at 2:58:57 PM