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

AGE / VALUE:   my cccm srambler posted by: Chad Spiring on 7/6/2001 at 10:05:40 AM
Hey all, I have a CCM Scrambler with the banana seat.
The serial # C143631. I was wondering how I can date to
see when it was made. Can anyone help me with this???
If yes e-mail me at chad.spiring@mts.mb.ca Thanks

MISC:   i need info on a krate derailer posted by: todjob on 7/5/2001 at 8:45:11 PM
i need to know how to identify the older ones,please email me direct

   RE:MISC:   i need info on a krate derailer posted by Frank on 7/5/2001 at 9:08:45 PM
earlier krate derailleurs have smooth pulleys (wheels), the later ones have teeth on the pulleys. i'm not sure exactly when the change occurred (quessing 1971).

AGE / VALUE:   wierd seat posted by: todjob on 7/5/2001 at 8:26:29 PM
i have a really wierd seat for sale the seat itself is nice the seatpan is restorably damaged its a messinger MX-4 I believe? Ive never seen one like it dose anyone know what it fits? i can send a pic.

FOR SALE:   1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FAIRLADY for sale (1 speed) posted by: brad on 7/5/2001 at 2:33:34 PM
campus green mint condition( 1 small scratch) 1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FAIRLADY for sale-Make offer\best offer
i live in the NYC area

WANTED:   Manta Parts posted by: Dick on 7/5/2001 at 9:49:07 AM
What do u have for Manta parts. From NH, MA. area.

WANTED:   ORANGE KRATE PARTS posted by: JOHN on 7/5/2001 at 6:16:16 AM

   RE:WANTED:   ORANGE KRATE PARTS posted by Annette on 7/5/2001 at 10:56:59 AM
I have parts available like the ones you are requesting. They aren't originals they are aftermarket parts. However we have some of the best prices in the country for lowrider parts. Email me or visit our website at www.hiwheel.com. Choose the lowriders option and then parts list. You will find them listed somewhere on there. If you decide to order email me and I'll get you prices and shipping costs.
Annette Duarte RBR, inc.

AGE / VALUE:   Rollfast stingray style bikes posted by: keith on 7/4/2001 at 6:03:55 PM
Hi,just found a 1967 rollfast catalog.Their stingray styled bikes were strokers-3&5 speed stik shift,3 different skats,girls pink and white "miss rosebud"with wicker basket,smoothie 1{coster}smoothie 2 has 3 speed with handlebar grip twist shifter,shiftee with 3 speed stik and pinstripe whitewalls,skoot 333,which is the same as shiftee except for wide whitewalls,skoot 100{stripped}skoot 200{whitewalls & fenders}skoot 400{same as miss rosebud only candy purple}.The strokers used a unique frame.It was longer and only used one upper bar like schwinn fastback and unique chain guard.They also had a junior stingray,it was called a "wing ding"

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rollfast stingray style bikes posted by Russell on 7/4/2001 at 8:04:08 PM
My neighbor has a really great sky blue Rollfast Skoot for his son. Thanks for the information on Rollfast Muscle bikes.

MISC:   The Bicycle Billboard posted by: Christian on 7/4/2001 at 2:17:25 PM
Hello everyone and happyt fourth of July. If you dont find what you are looking for on this fine site, I invite you to come on over to my website at: www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum
Remember, the more people you get the word out to, the better your chances of finding what you need. Have a great day, John.

   RE:MISC:   The Bicycle Billboard posted by Russell on 7/5/2001 at 8:15:19 AM
What boys 20" muscle bike frames do you have left?

   RE:RE:MISC:   The Bicycle Billboard posted by john on 7/5/2001 at 8:03:54 PM
two huffy rails, a sears chopper, murray eliminator, '73 junior ray. i think that is all i have left. if your looking for something, gimme an email. thanx alot, john.

WANTED:   manta ray front fender posted by: john on 7/4/2001 at 11:28:04 AM
hello folks
someone emailed me that possibly might have one, and i lost your email, please email me back

MISC:   Rocky's Bike Show, Swap Meet and Auction posted by: Rocky Demery on 7/4/2001 at 8:15:59 AM
Bike Show, Swap Meet, Auction Sunday, July 8th, 2001. Food, Music, $10.00 Set Up Fee. Carney's Point, NJ. Email me for directions or with any questions. Thanks andyd@snip.net

AGE / VALUE:   Iverson girls 20inch highspeed posted by: Ned on 7/2/2001 at 3:36:49 PM
Just wondering when this bike was made and about how much it might be worth? Pink girls bike red candy apple banana seat adjustable handlebars in or out chopper like front end. Not the best of shape tires need replacing the rest of the bike ok

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Iverson girls 20inch highspeed posted by Russell on 7/3/2001 at 9:44:20 AM
I'd love to see a pic of that bike. I have a girls purple Iverson Dragstripper with a red seat. I've been trying to determine if this is the correct seat. All the boys bikes that I have seen have a black seat. This one is a tufted red vinyl sparkle Troxel seat.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Iverson girls 20inch highspeed posted by JimW. on 7/4/2001 at 7:55:58 PM
We here at http://bikerodnkustom.com would be very interested
in seeing photos of both bikes. We are preparing a major article
on The George Barris-designed Iverson musclebikes. The
Dragstripper is definitely his, and the other one probably is.
We don't have much in the way of girl's bike pix yet.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Iverson girls 20inch highspeed posted by Russell on 7/4/2001 at 8:10:17 PM
The bike I have is in pretty rough shape. I think you would probably prefer a nicer example of this bike. Maybe one day when I get further along in this hobby I will have it restored to the way it should look.

WANTED:   need owners manual for a 72' murray chopper (firecat..maybe) posted by: thomas on 7/1/2001 at 3:50:44 PM
jst found out what the bike was and would like to get the manual for it .........just rebuilt from the ground up

AGE / VALUE:   Columbia bike The Dilly posted by: BILL on 7/1/2001 at 12:48:33 PM

AGE / VALUE:   smoothie 2 posted by: bill on 7/1/2001 at 12:37:20 PM
can anybody help me find out who makes a smoothie 2. It looks like a stingray, it has a Persons Solo Polo seat leopard print with a square sissy bar.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   smoothie 2 posted by Keith on 7/4/2001 at 6:02:20 PM
Your smoothie 2 was made by Rollfast.

AGE / VALUE:   Stingray Fairlady- worth? posted by: Erin on 6/30/2001 at 12:41:05 PM
My husband has been bugging me to get rid of my "first bike"-- it has been sitting in the garden shed for ages. It is a Stingray-Fairlady, all original parts, haven't ridden it since I was about 10.. serial # CP564497 any idea how much it is worth?
Has some rust spots on handle bars, and kick stand, schwinn words chipped up a bit. It was well loved. Sparkly blue banana seat.

   Tell him to go pound sand!! posted by Gary M on 6/30/2001 at 9:59:59 PM
sell his tools if he needs room. its not hurting anything and its Yours. they are going up in price, but the stingray shared parts are worth the most. I say keep it 10 more yrs.

   Keep your bike! posted by irishhiker@aol.com on 7/1/2001 at 1:00:26 AM
This forum is loaded with middle-aged guys who wish they still had the Sting-Ray they had in 1965, and scour the countryside looking for one "just like it." You are among the lucky few who still has an original. Keep it! Keep it! It will never be as valuable to someone else as it is to you!

   Keep it! Tell your husband I said so! posted by Mister T. on 7/1/2001 at 1:04:33 AM
I pity the fool who pressures his lady to sell the bike she had when she was a kid! Tell you husband to put a clamp on it or he will have me to contend with! Mr. T.

   RE:Keep it! Tell your husband I said so! posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 7/1/2001 at 9:52:56 AM
Put your foot down and tell him "No!" It is your bike, you keep it!

   Your husband needs romance lessons! posted by Jim on 7/1/2001 at 1:14:19 PM
I've been looking for a purple Iverson Charger girls model for years. Why? Because my wife got one for her 7th birthday and I'd like to surprise her on her birthday one year with another "just like it". And your LOVING husband wants you to get rid of yours??? He should be out in that shed cleaning, polishing and restoring your bike to new condition. What a loser!

   RE:Your husband needs romance lessons! posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 7/2/2001 at 5:47:43 PM
Some wives will stay after the fellow until something is gotten rid of. Or it is the husband sometimes that badgers until somthing of hers is gotten rid of. Or relatives with their unasked for input to make things crazier. Lots of people hate that painting, chair or pet their mate bought without them. This happens with all sorts of things and if people had an idea to keep it from happening they would have peace and harmony in their homes and we couldn't have that, now could we. It is like people aren't happy unless they have something to crab about.
If she geyts rid of that bike it will be another thing way back in her mind that she is mad at him for and that ain't good!
It is not nowhere worth it.

   RE:Tell him to go pound sand!! posted by Erin on 7/3/2001 at 11:15:34 AM
Thank you to everyone for their honest comments! :) I had to laugh! I love my bike and that is why I have hung on to it, the thought behind all of this was thinking that someone else might get more enjoyment out of it than it sitting and rusting in our shed.. I will hang on to it, thanks! ( and move it to the garage....)