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

AGE / VALUE:   MURRAY CHOPPER posted by: JOHN on 8/25/2001 at 4:20:48 PM

AGE / VALUE:   Stingray Pixie posted by: Vern on 8/25/2001 at 3:52:11 PM
Can anyone tell me where serial #s are? Bike has banana seat,mini krate pedals with reflectors,16" S-2 rims, and Bendix 70 stamped on brake.Can the rear hub be rebuilt? Bike is in excellent condition and I would like to keep it original. Thanks

AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing Jet-star? posted by: Aaron C. on 8/25/2001 at 2:26:02 PM
Just today my sister bought me a Fleetwing Jet-star at a rummage sale for $20.00. Twenty inch tires and three speed. Needs a banana seat. WHere can I find more info.
Aaron C.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Fleetwing Jet-star? posted by Aaron Coffee on 9/1/2001 at 2:38:10 PM
Besides a banana seat it needs a bew sissy bar, it slides inside the frame rather than bolting to the rear hub. When the previous owner put on a ten speed seat they cut off the sissy bar so it would slide all the way down in the frame.
Can anyone help?

MISC:   U.K. Muscle bike meeting posted by: Catfood Rob on 8/24/2001 at 1:45:57 PM
U.K. Musclebike meeting, 29/30 Sept, Liverpool area of U.K.
Its all free, and its BIGGER than ever....
mail me for details.....YOU are invited!!!!!

   RE:MISC:   U.K. Muscle bike meeting posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 8/27/2001 at 5:06:24 PM
I want to be there, I really, really, do but it won't happen this year. Enjoy it, people!

   RE:MISC:   U.K. Muscle bike meeting posted by Catfood Rob on 8/31/2001 at 11:39:17 AM

WANTED:   NOS EARLY STING-RAY PARTS posted by: TIM on 8/24/2001 at 9:49:19 AM
'64 handlebars (just knurling under the stem clamp); '65 handlebars (SCHWINN stamped down middle of knurling under stem clamp); Persons white solo polo saddle; white chubby grips; '65 tall loop seat strut. plz email if you have any of this stuff for sale or trade. thanks!

FOR SALE:   72 Orange Krate posted by: Erick on 8/21/2001 at 10:26:42 PM
I have a 72 Orange Krate for sale , VERY good condition, has rear disc brake ,paint super , seat awesome , other than a black wall rear slik ,this bike is all original !! For details and pics email me ,, also have a 72 Apple Krate for sale ,,

   RE:FOR SALE:   72 Orange Krate posted by joe on 8/25/2001 at 11:42:31 PM
do you have any pics you can send and how much are you asking for each bike?


   RE:FOR SALE:   72 Orange Krate posted by Ryan Polk on 8/26/2001 at 5:57:23 PM
How much are you asking for the cycle

   RE:FOR SALE:   72 Orange Krate posted by billy on 8/28/2001 at 6:04:43 PM
How much do you want for it.I am very very very interested in it.

FOR SALE:   60's eliminator 5 and avenger 5 on ebay now posted by: mike on 8/21/2001 at 6:02:18 PM
i have these 2 bikes on ebay now going for cheap! 60's murray eliminator and 60's roadmaster aerobee avenger 5 speeds both sticks. me on ebay: jesustemple. thanks! mike

AGE / VALUE:   Same frame as a Raleigh Rodeo posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 8/21/2001 at 5:25:03 PM
This one bike I have is a 26 inch wheel, Hawthorne made by Raleigh. It is just like a Raleigh Rodeo, but it has a fork for 26 inch wheels and it is origonal.This is like a adult Raleigh Rodeo and boy is it a fun bike.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Same frame as a Raleigh Rodeo posted by Catfood Rob on 8/24/2001 at 1:38:13 PM

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Same frame as a Raleigh Rodeo posted by CatfoodRob on 8/24/2001 at 1:40:43 PM
Whoops, messed that one up!!!
What I meant to say was " ive never seen one, any chance of a picture? if so, mail it to me on catfoodrob@catfoodcircus.com thanks !" but I guess I hit the wrong key or something......

AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn on chainguard says Lil chik or chick posted by: Matthew on 8/20/2001 at 11:36:26 AM
I got a schwinn girls bike 20 inch im guessing it looks like it could be a 16 inch but anyways it say lil chic on tha chainguard..i was wanting to know the year of it i cant see the id# and also how could i get the chainguard chrome with the original saying on it and everything....also where can a find a guide that shows how bondo or weld my frame to be solid..

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn on chainguard says Lil chik or chick posted by Kevin C. on 8/24/2001 at 5:34:30 PM
First, find the serial number, either on the frame back where the rear wheel bolts on, or up by the Schwinn badge. Then match it to the date codes found here. From it you can tell when it was made.

AGE / VALUE:   raliegh rodeo posted by: john on 8/19/2001 at 6:05:40 PM
just bought a rodeo, looking for a rear fender.
any ideas where i can find one would be very apprecated.
My fist atempt at a muscle bike, have no clue on where to get parts

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   raliegh rodeo posted by Cal on 8/20/2001 at 6:13:16 AM
Somebody reading here will probably have one. It is a 20 x 1 3/8 size, chrome and has peaks like a standard Raleigh Sports fender.

WANTED:   Pictures posted by: Robert on 8/19/2001 at 2:59:15 PM
Hey Sting-Ray fans! Do you guys have any detailed pic's of a 1965 Super Delux in a two speed. I'm going to restore one soon and the photos in Hurds and Liz Fried's books don't show enough detail. Sure hope someone can assist. Thanks!

MISC:   36 spoked S-2 20" rims posted by: Robert on 8/17/2001 at 9:34:29 PM
Did they use 36 spoked S-2's up till 1965 on Sting-Ray bikes? And did the 2 speed kick back hubs have 24 or 36 holes?

   RE:MISC:   36 spoked S-2 20 posted by Johnny Sting-Ray on 8/18/2001 at 3:24:32 PM
36 hole S-2 (center stamped, double knurl) were used on '63 1/2 sting-rays and '64 sting-rays up until about June. Then they switched to 28 hole S-2. 2-speed blue band Overdrive hubs, available for '65 on sting-rays have 28 holes.

   RE:RE:MISC:   36 spoked S-2 20 posted by Robert on 8/19/2001 at 3:07:22 PM
Thanks for the info Johnny!

AGE / VALUE:   Want to buy Yamaha bicycle posted by: GS on 8/17/2001 at 2:02:34 PM
I want to buy a 70's yamaha bike with full suspension.
Interested in complete bike or parts.
Let me know what you have. $$ waiting.

AGE / VALUE:   Wanted 65 tall loop person sissy bar posted by: Dan on 8/17/2001 at 1:23:08 PM
Wanted 65 tall loop person sissy bar in good original condition.

MISC:   Even more photos posted of the last Ann Arbor swap posted by: Steve on 8/17/2001 at 12:54:02 PM
I just uploaded a few more photos of the Ann Arbor/Saline Classic Bicycle Show that was held last April.

There are more pics of the show including an incredible 1937 Colson Commander, Lowriders and other custom bikes, and other general shots.

Go to: http://www.ann-arbor-bicycleshow.com/

From there, hit the "PHOTOS" link, then hit the "2001" link.

I've also added a few more images to the "CLASSIC BIKE OF THE YEAR" for "2001".