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

FOR SALE:   69' or 70' schwinn parts posted by: Charle on 8/4/2001 at 4:44:50 PM
I have for sale off my junked out 69' or 70' schwinn sting ray bicycle:Original mag style sprockett,little rust,Origiinal crank,little rust,Handle bars /w red slimline grips,little rust and gouges.ALL parts need some cleaning,and the crank has some grease mushed in the little treads,would come cleaner.ALL parts can be restored,sold as is.INTERESTED?E-mail me at nofear2001@webtv.net ,and write under the subject space,Schwinn.I will contact you asap.

FOR SALE:   1969 Murray Eliminator Mark II posted by: Eugene Schrimpf on 8/4/2001 at 4:29:48 AM
The eliminator is in well used condition, front tire is not original, decal is almost completly missing off chainguard, shift knob is missing, (one one ebay, check completed auctions), has brake levar next to shifter, torsion spring forks, coil spring seat shocks, back rest and seat reflector is missing otherwise complete and original. Very cool and ultra rare. Make a reasonable offer, pic's available.

FOR SALE:   Huffy Rail 5 speed posted by: JOE on 8/4/2001 at 4:25:12 AM
Excellent original bike in flawless condiditon. Blue 5 speed stick,48" sissybar, redline tires and pedals. Bike is absolutely mint. Email for info, I also have alot of Huffy parts. Wheels,shifters,tires accys.,etc.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Huffy Rail 5 speed posted by vern on 8/14/2001 at 9:29:04 PM
how much do you want for your bike??? i am very intrested in it.

FOR SALE:   Mattel vrRoom motor posted by: JOE on 8/4/2001 at 3:58:37 AM
Good for parts the motor is missing the dummy spark plug wire. The ignition switch needs to be repaired $25.

FOR SALE:   Lots of 20" 2.125 slicks for sale posted by: JOE on 8/4/2001 at 3:54:39 AM
I have all kinds Schwinn,Huffy,Sears,Carlisle etc. E mail for info.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Lots of 20 posted by tgallihar on 8/5/2001 at 2:35:31 PM
I'm interested in buying a couple of slicks for my son's bike. could you give me any mor info, prices, or pictures?

AGE / VALUE:   Sears Screamer 16 x 20 bicycle For sale posted by: JOE on 8/4/2001 at 3:51:00 AM
Email for info. I also have other musclecar era bikes for sale, parts and accys.

AGE / VALUE:   1971 Schwinn "Grey Ghost" Krate posted by: Dan on 8/2/2001 at 3:01:15 PM
I have a 1971 Schwinn 5 speed "Grey Ghost" Krate that I am interested in finding out the potential value and any information on restoration. This bike has been in my possession since I was a kid, and it is in good shape. All the parts are original, there is some rust on the chrome, wheels, etc, the tires might need replacing. Any information regarding value, cleaning products to use, decals, paint (might not be needed) and techniques will be greatly appreciated.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1971 Schwinn posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 8/2/2001 at 5:31:49 PM
The local bookstore has a Sting Ray book. Check e- bay, as bicycle is valuable.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   1971 Schwinn posted by jj on 8/3/2001 at 5:31:53 AM
Keep it as original as possible. I think they made the gray ghost only one year (1971??) Check out the stingray summary on this site.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1971 Schwinn posted by jim on 8/4/2001 at 10:53:45 PM
it's only worth about $5. i'll buy it for $20 though! just kidding. ghosts can go as high as $1500+ in the condition you described. i'd hang on to it if i were you (or take my offer)

FOR SALE:   Ross Apollo 3 Speed posted by: Vern on 8/1/2001 at 6:43:34 PM
I have a Ross Apollo 3 Speed bike that is in perfect condition, the color of it is Coppertone, everything works and there is only one little flaw, the seat has a hole in the side of it, it is only the size of ball point pen tip and is right by the sissy bar, other than that this bike is at 110% even the chrome is in perfect shape, this bike is unrestored and perfect in every way! This is the perfect addition to any muscelbike collection, i am asking $700.00 but i am open to offers.
if you are interested email me at the above address, thank you.

MISC:   Current Events… posted by: VVVintage Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 8/1/2001 at 7:21:35 AM
We are preparing to expand and grow over the next couple months. Here’s an overview of our plans:

1) The shop will be closed the week of August 4 – 10, 2001. No orders will ship during this week.

2) Sunday August 19th is the 5th Annual Larz Anderson National Bike Show and Swap at the Museum of Transportation in Brookline, MA. If there are any particular bicycles or parts you want us to bring to the show, please let us know. We’re limited in space but we may be able to accommodate you. We’ll have a number of bicycles and parts which we still have not had time to post on our web site including a 1969 Orange Krate, a 1967 coppertone Sting-Ray, a 1958 Raleigh with an enclosed chainguard, wicker baskets, frame pumps, NOS parts and more.

3) Some time this fall we will be making some infrastructure changes:
a) We will be moving to a faster web service in order to handle the 200,000+ hits we’re getting each week at OldRoads.com.
b) We will be opening up a retail shop with a real street address, repair shop, restoration service and a real, published phone number.

We would like to thank you all for your support, participation and suggestions in helping us build VVVintage Vintage Bicycles on the web over the past 6 years. We look forward to serving you and providing more on-line vintage bicycle resources in the future.

Vin – VVVintage Vintage Bicycles

WANTED:   KRATE INFO posted by: ADAM on 7/31/2001 at 10:22:26 PM

   RE:WANTED:   KRATE INFO posted by a kid on 8/7/2001 at 2:25:42 PM
try toysrus they have two models for a 100 bucks check it out at www.toysrus.com then go to boy's bikes,boys hornett, or Galactic cruiser I have the galactic cruiser it is a nice bike but I added bigger bars to mine because those are kinda small

FOR SALE:   Year,and for sale. posted by: Charle on 7/30/2001 at 9:05:08 AM
I have a schwinn sting ray bicycle that I cant find the year of.The serial number is cf33880,i know its made in mach,but i dot know what year,and i cant understand oldroads charts.And the handle bars off this bike are for sale.good chrome but bad scuff marks at top bend of handlebars.with little rust.comes with neck,and red glitter slimline grips.also off the bike for sale,original mag syle sprockett.good condition with scattered small surface rust,could come cleaner,and has little scratches around the center hole.the crank is also for sale.it has litte rustspots all over,might come clean.pedles are free with purchase of crank,in very bad shape.you buy the whoe package for 50.00 + shipping.interested email me at nofear2001@webtv.net and i will get ahold o you asap,also write under subject (schwinn sting ray)

   RE:FOR SALE:   Year,and for sale. posted by Dick on 7/30/2001 at 9:43:57 AM
From the info u provided....1970.

WANTED:   Front Fender For "66 Fastback posted by: James on 7/29/2001 at 7:47:53 PM
I'm looking for a front fender for a '66 fastback. Please no crazy E-Bay prices

WANTED:   Wham-O wheelie bar posted by: Ron Mayes on 7/28/2001 at 7:58:44 PM
I'm looking for a Wham-O wheelie bar any condition ....please E-mail RMayes2605@aol......thanks

AGE / VALUE:   amf roadmaster 20incher posted by: tom on 7/28/2001 at 5:48:28 PM
i just bought this bike this afternoon at goodwill for 3 bucks.i want to restore it for my 9 year old.it has the tall butterfly handle bars,banana seat,though the cover is gone,a good sissy bar,there are no fenders or chain guard.it has a torpedo boy rear hub,which i have never heard of.any idea where i may get a new seat and fenders?is this bike worth anything?can u still buy the slicks for this bike?i have been searching the web,but havent found any good info on aftermarket parts,thanks....

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   amf roadmaster 20incher posted by JimW. on 7/29/2001 at 9:15:51 AM
The best source of aftermarket parts for 20" musclebikes is
the Lowrider bike parts outfits. http://hiwheel.com is one
good source. They have seats, tires, fenders, wheels, etc.
If you're not doing a restoration, this is the simplest way
of achieving a nice-looking bike. I've found that the finish quality is better than traditional aftermarket parts.

MISC:   "BLACK DEMON" KRATE TECHNICAL PROFILE posted by: Mario Romano on 7/28/2001 at 11:00:05 AM
This is the technical profile of the Black Demon artisanal krate bike (built over an Caloi Cruiser frame).
frame used...: Caloi Cruiser (brazilian bike model)
tires........: 26" all around or 20" front and 26" rear
brakes.......: side-pull type with variable fixation way
seat.........: artisanal chopper-type with steel tubes
color........: synthetic esmalted shining black
built year...: 2001 by Cigano Special Bikes - Brazil