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

AGE / VALUE:   1967 schwinn stingray red white blue with flag decals posted by: jeff andrews on 11/1/2002 at 1:04:11 AM
1976 schwinn stingray 3 speed,seat is blue, grips on handle bars red,body white with flag decals,all original parts and tires,its in exellent condition looks 1 year old!!very minor scratches,chips in paint,cant find any to compair to on the net!!!any one know vale? as i am selling it for x-mass money for my children ,please email me asap thank you

MISC:   My project bike posted by: D Smith on 10/31/2002 at 2:28:29 PM
This ia a 24" Sprinter 3spd Bike I am restoring/customing.
It's a Canadian Brand bike. i'm making a Krate style bike with it. It even has a nice fat rear slic.


D Smith

   RE:MISC:   My project bike posted by Stacey on 10/31/2002 at 10:24:24 PM
Looks like you won't be lacking something to do when the weather turns blustery. A Sting-Ray on steroids! LOL Can't wait to see it done.

MISC:   Join the Club posted by: Ryan on 10/31/2002 at 7:27:49 AM
Check out these 2 sites - my club and my bikes page

WANTED:   rear tire posted by: steve (silversoul43@hotmail.com) on 10/31/2002 at 5:33:34 AM
I'm looking for a decent back tire for my CCM Marauder, it says "TRACTOR GRIP 20 X 2.125 GTX-442" on the sides in white letters. also looking for front and rear fenders, and a good seat.

   RE:WANTED:   rear tire posted by humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 11/4/2002 at 9:29:24 PM
I have the tire, N.O.S
I'll e- mail you.

AGE / VALUE:    OVER $1000.00 FOR ONE TIRE! posted by: CHRISTOPHER on 10/30/2002 at 1:15:23 AM
E- bay item #729075757 Schwinn N.O.S. Pea Picker Greenline Superior frt.
Not my auction no relation to seller.
Take a look at how much this is at. Incredible!

I have seen these tires on hooks in old shops. Yes...
Excuse me, my eyes are twitching, I have to scream out loud.
(They rush me, and within seconds I'm sedated and out of it.
(This is the second time that Chris has seen something he could have had bought for $8.00 go into the stratosphere price wise on e- bay) Poor guy, he blew it, again!)
Sitting in the wheelchair all afternoon alone and mumbling
"I did not ever dream that those tires would fetch over 1000.00 on e- bay. Who knew?" White shirted attendants remark that they 'never knew that green lines were put on bicycle tires in the 60's' When I get better, they'll let me out and go home. Old tires off of 1960's kids bikes! There are a handful that are sought after! Green line tires!
If I tell my bike buddy and collector adviser and mentor that I could have had bunches of these in my collection, he'll throw something at me like last time.
I'll go look again, turn over all the rocks and go scrutinize tires again and do another full inventory of what I do have.
Perhaps I do have some of these exact tires after all...
Ive had fun and done well but this is an example of what will happen if you go out into the field and do your hunting without enough knowledge or briefing on what is hot and sought after and what is not.
If I found 8 of these tires and all N.O.S. that would be over $8000.00

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    OVER $1000.00 FOR ONE TIRE! posted by Stan on 10/30/2002 at 1:17:25 PM
Nos Krate items are very sought after, certain Stingray tires get huge money...a well used (1964 only) Slick went for $400. last week. If I paid big money, I would want to get more then one tire. I'm an early Stingray person (1963-64), the restored bike Krate folks are serious, stand back when they bid, three years ago a late '67 prototype went for $5,700.? Get what you can at yard sales, you'll save some money.

AGE / VALUE:   $$$$$$$$$ for a Schwinn Stingray posted by: Kevin K on 10/29/2002 at 11:55:57 PM
Hi all. I recieved a call today from a woman selling her sons Stingray. She said that it was purchased about 30 years ago. So off I go to check it out. Sure enough a 1970 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe in Flamboyant Red. Single speed. Fenders were good. Rims nice. Paint 6 on the 10 scale. Seat was in need of replacement as was the seat rear loop and the handle bars ( or rechrome them ) Probally after a couple days of detailing, some touch up work, new seat and ?????????? I would have had a nice original Stingray. I offered the woman $70. She thought it to be worth more. Now I was just a Memory Lanes swap meet last weekend. I saw several bikes that fit this description not selling in the same $$$$$$$$ range. So was my offer fair or was the bike worth more? Rays are a new market to me. Thanks, Kevin

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   $$$$$$$$$ for a Schwinn Stingray posted by Andy J. on 10/30/2002 at 12:40:25 AM
Your offer was okey, you would have had to replace the seat. If the bike was in mint condition it could have been 2 or 3 times what you offered. Keep looking, there are lots of Stingrays out there, so get the model and color you want, sooner or later a good deal will land in your lap, but if you like this one, offer $30. to $50. more for it!

MISC:   Schwinn tire date codes ? posted by: Steve C. on 10/28/2002 at 11:44:10 PM
Still trying to figure out how to read date codes on Schwinn tires ? any info helpful!

AGE / VALUE:   apollo 3 speed posted by: jeff on 10/28/2002 at 10:17:24 PM
How do I find the year? Where can I find tires, "slick"? Is this bike, which is in pretty good condition, worth restoring? I am just getting started. thanks

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   apollo 3 speed posted by tom on 10/28/2002 at 10:48:07 PM
this bike is not really worth the restore b/c you can find a mint one for like 100 dollars and you can find one in ok cond for like 35-50 so its not really worth the time and effort but if you want to restore it and have a good time go for it and i have a ross apollo 3 speed 4 sale a 1969 one


   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   apollo 3 speed posted by JC on 10/29/2002 at 12:42:02 PM
I dunno, the Apollos are pretty cool and more unique that a Stingray. They're more like a Raleigh Chopper and they stand out more. I've seen them sell on EBAY for over $500.

Tom, if you really have a '69 Apollo 3 speed for sale for $35, send me email.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   apollo 3 speed posted by JC on 10/29/2002 at 12:42:08 PM
I dunno, the Apollos are pretty cool and more unique that a Stingray. They're more like a Raleigh Chopper and they stand out more. I've seen them sell on EBAY for over $500.

Tom, if you really have a '69 Apollo 3 speed for sale for $35, send me email.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   apollo 3 speed posted by jeff on 10/29/2002 at 5:41:18 PM
I really whant to know were to find the tires. They are shot. It says "GRAN TOUR G.T." on them and they are 20 in.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   apollo 3 speed posted by Chris on 10/30/2002 at 1:01:35 AM
I had one as a kid, and it's long gone. Anyways Im looking for a 1973 model in Brown a three speed.
I have one part for these, it's a seat post clamp.
My pal had an orange one and I remember that to be the five speed. We had flags on the bikes and we tied rope to that cissy bar and towed wagons with other kids/dogs in it. Fun times.

I would rather have had a Raleigh Chopper but this Ross was a wonderful, fun bike. The 3 speed Shimano hub never went out of adjustment like the Sturmey Archer hubs do. They patched tubes back then. Today I grab the box, slap in a brand new tube and put it in myself with my own tools and it's ready to go immediately. No waiting a week to get it back either!
I remember those tires! They vanished and all they had to replace it with was those sickening knobby tires. I was very little and I was asking for the original tires and telling them I did not want knobby tires. I was asking "What is this BMX you speak of?" They were looking at me like, "just take and use the knobby tires, kid!" This was probably the start of my collecting, being specific and picky and not falling for anything that just happens to be convient and in stock. Then I saw that Raleigh Tourist bicycle and pulled out of dumpsters all those crazy 3 speed parts and then Whoosh! I was on my way to being a bike collector!

Those tires, I do not know where to find them. I don't think I have ever seen them. That will take a lot of looking about but they are out there!
When I find the Brown bike I'm looking for I will not abide knobby tired replacements on it and I'll have the original tires on the bike regardless of cost!

   RE:RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   apollo 3 speed posted by tom on 10/30/2002 at 8:01:36 PM
i have a brown apollo 3 speed i was told it was a 69 with all part
hey i got a spyder also!!! for 30 i love those poeple who sell great bikes cheap and my chopper it was 100 percent crap and 100 percent busted and rusted i bought it froma yardsale for 5 bucks and now its 100 percent sweeeeettttt its a 1977 chopper murray firecat restored want a pic email me

chopper tom

MISC:   Wheelie Bar For 75 Sting Ray posted by: Audrey on 10/28/2002 at 7:23:13 PM
Oh Man, I NEED a Wheelie bar!! :) Trouble is, I cant find one to buy so I guess I'll have to make one. I saw a coppertone sting ray on the Schwinn forum (restoration)with a homemade wheelie bar and it looked great. Anyone have any ideas on what to use or how to put together? The one I saw looked like it was made from a curved sissy bar and a skateboard truck. I want to do something similiar, but dont know where to start.

   RE:MISC:   Wheelie Bar For 75 Sting Ray posted by a friend on 10/28/2002 at 8:34:28 PM
Audrey, try locating a old sissy bar, get some old skate board wheels remove 2 wheels and allow your imagination to go from there. Now if you find your self still guessing how it should come together; go back and at the one you last seen. Good luck too you.

AGE / VALUE:   Corvair posted by: Rebecca on 10/27/2002 at 3:20:32 AM
Hi. I just bought this gorgeous Corvair bicycle from an older lady who has had it forever, and I would like to know if anyone knows anything about this brand. I would love to restore it, as I have always been crazy about classic single-speeds with coaster brakes and chrome fenders. The structure is in great shape, but the bike itself is in need of some TLC and a paintjob. Any history about the bike or tips about restoring it would be appreciated.

AGE / VALUE:   Huffy 3 speed posted by: bill on 10/25/2002 at 5:02:34 PM
can anyone give me some information about a vintage huffy bike i recently came across.. it is a brown 3 speed with fenders and all original.. its in great condition and i would think the age is from the 1970's.. it had a sticker on the cross bar that said sea pines... is that the place in GA or the name of that particular bike?.. any help would be appreciated..

WANTED:   ROYCE UNION 3SPD MUSCLEBIKE posted by: Al on 10/24/2002 at 8:59:38 AM
I got this bike in 1972 for christmas , bright orange all the bells and whistles. E-mail me for a picture, click on my name in blue
this bike had large rear tire , small front tire . rear tire was a slick front and rear hand brakes and much more.

WANTED:   CCM Marauder or Screamer posted by: Al on 10/24/2002 at 8:53:53 AM
Late 60's early 70's frame looked similar to Chopper bikes. 3spd model prefered
Click on my name in blue to e-mail for a picture

   RE:WANTED:   CCM Marauder or Screamer posted by Russell on 10/31/2002 at 2:38:20 AM
Did you get my e-mail for this bike being on eBay? I found it looking for Schwinn on eBay. I'm sure the auction had ended by now.


   RE:RE:WANTED:   CCM Marauder or Screamer posted by Al on 11/1/2002 at 3:39:13 AM
yes I got it but the guy did not sell it , decided to keep it , but he is a gear haed as I and has an awesome car .
thanks .

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   CCM Marauder or Screamer posted by steve on 11/1/2002 at 5:53:23 AM
hey Al, I also e-mailed you on that thing. so he decided to keep it eh? does he have a picture of it? I haven't seen a 3-speed marauder since I was about 5 years old!!

   RE:RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   CCM Marauder or Screamer posted by Al on 11/5/2002 at 7:31:15 PM
Hey Steve
I saved a picture of the Marauder , I am not 100% sure that it was a three spd. I have kept in touch with him and will double check with him. I thought I had already sent you the pic but will send it again to make sure you see it , it is an awesome bike .

AGE / VALUE:   stem sizes posted by: pete on 10/23/2002 at 11:04:47 PM
Sorry for a simple minded question:
Are the quills on Raleigh Chopper stems 22.2mm diameter and Schwinn Sting-Ray stems .833" diameter?
If I have this much right, is there a Raleigh style stem that was made with a longer extension?
Looking for a relatively long quill stem with a 110-120mm extension in the style of Raleigh Choppers or three speed bikes.

WANTED:   looking for spyder parts posted by: tom on 10/23/2002 at 10:57:38 PM
i am looking for a few parts for a spyder i recently bought for 30 dollars it needs a chainguard fenders handle bars pedals