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

AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray Fork posted by: Chris on 6/25/2002 at 11:58:50 PM
Basic Sting Ray fork new, in primer. Only fits Sting Rays. They had a bunch but the fire next door damaged some things (not all)in the shop. This is the last one. They'll ring it up, I'll pick it up, take it home. Where I will never use it. I don't need a fork. It'll get tossed out if I don't do this.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray Fork posted by Dan on 6/26/2002 at 8:29:45 PM
Chris, How much do you want for it? Thanks, Dan

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray Fork posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 6/30/2002 at 7:43:47 PM
Strange notches in the end where the wheel goes in, it's 1/2 inch longer than the stingray fork I do have. Also the bearing race is diffrent than stingray type but it is a new bearing race!
I don't know what year fork this goes to. I have 25.00 in it, I over paid!

I can't rule out that it is not to some mutant Schwinn exerciser. I don't know what all diffrent exercisers they made. It is probably to a Manta Ray bike now that I think of it. I have a thin, rear fender with the upturned tip. This was in a plastic Schwinn sleve but that got lost. It is n.o.s. too. I don't know what it goes to either.

FOR SALE:   F/S NOS Huffy Flaming Stack guard MIB posted by: JOE on 6/25/2002 at 11:54:41 PM
F/S NOS Huffy Flaming Stack guard MIB. Missing decal sheet the rest is all mint. Just like in the Sting Rays book $100. shipped!

   RE:FOR SALE:   F/S NOS Huffy Flaming Stack guard MIB posted by corey on 6/30/2002 at 1:53:10 PM
please help me out here. does that huffy with the flames have a flame seat and flame fenders? cause i have a huffy with a flame seat and fenders etc. so PLEASE reply

   RE:FOR SALE:   F/S NOS Huffy Flaming Stack guard MIB posted by Scott Burcham on 7/30/2002 at 10:11:15 AM
Did you sell this flaming stack chainguard? Does this fit a 24" bike? If so, I'm interested. Also looking for information about a 1970 model, I think, Huffy 24" musclebike. It says Superstock 5 on the chainguard, has a 5 speed shifter on the frame, apehanger style handlebars, and an extremely cool burnt orange banana seat. The frame is an anti-freeze yellow-green color fading into an orangish red color near the rear drop-outs and up by the steering tube (not sure what you call it). It has a a 24" x 1.75 rear slick and a 24" x 1-3/8 front tire. Both are raised white lettered and appear original. The entire bike appears very original and is probably a condition 7 - 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. I'm interested in any N.O.S. parts for this bicycle. Tires, cables, chainguard, etc. Thanks for any help you can provide. Scott

MISC:   sting ray 3 sp. shifter knob posted by: todd on 6/25/2002 at 6:25:00 PM
I'm looking for pictures of the eightball design of the three speed shifter knob. I have to repaint my knob since I can't locate a decal for this. I need to see what it looks like almost dead on from the top. If someone has one and can give me some dimension of this number and circle, I'd appreciate it.

   RE:MISC:   sting ray 3 sp. shifter knob posted by kim on 6/25/2002 at 6:53:15 PM
Todd, Did you try Pete at Hyper-formance? He should have them in stock. Follow the link



AGE / VALUE:   Green slik chik posted by: Erin on 6/25/2002 at 12:21:34 AM
I was wondering what a Green Slik Chik in perfect cond. all original parts would be worth.


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Green slik chik posted by erin on 6/25/2002 at 12:54:03 AM

FOR SALE:   Old bikes plus a new lowrider bike posted by: Jimmy on 6/24/2002 at 6:26:26 PM
Hello, I just decided when I finish my lowrider bicycle I am going to sell it so I can buy a pocket bike. I would like no less than $1,200. All together the price it took me to build this bike was a little over $1,500. When you add up all the parts like the fork, custom covered seat, chainring, pedals, handlebars, crank, gooseneck, bearing, seatpost, sissy bar, lights etc. Then add the shipping charges from California to Iowa, it adds up fast. I would also like to sell the frames sitting in my garage with this deal only if wanted.Theres a green Shelby Renegade frame, and another frame I am unsure of brand, a 26" frame that I am unsure of brand, and a complete Schwinn corvette, it is in alittle rough shape but it would be easy to restore, and all the bolts are AS bolts, which you would be able to keep on it. Plus I will give you a pair of Schwinn stingray handlebars with HUNT WILDE grips, red, the handle bars are alittle scraped aroung the grips, but it is ok for a rider, the renegade chain guard, Some wierd shaped ram horn handle bars with black grips, a mag sprocket and a three spoke sprocket, and a nice S2 schwinn tubular wheel, little peppering but could be removed easy, and if you like a Schwinn grasshopper slick that I painted a redline on and painted the GOODYEAR GRASSHOPPER letters white. All this stuff for $1,200, I think thats a pretty good deal. Remember you get the lowrider bike, three frames, handle bars, chainrings, and a complete Schwinn Corvette that could be restored easy. Buyer pays complete shipping charges. Or if you like you can pick it up at my house. If picked up at house you can just pay me in cash, but by mail money orders only, you may need to get two or three because I dont believe you can get money orders in that high of a value. If you want pictures of the lowrider please contact me, if you want pictures of anything else I can take a picture and send it to you. Thanks


WANTED:   Schwinn Sting Ray (small front tire) red, need tires & tubes posted by: Edward Przydzial on 6/24/2002 at 1:54:09 AM
seeking parts. need rear slick (20X125. wide tread) Schwinn Sting Ray Slik (blackwall dragster type no tread, white raised lettering)* and trike (small front) S-7 Schwinn tubular rim (tires and tubes only).

Send price info and or pictures to:

Edward Przydzial
ECPI-Box 3919
Hollywood CA 90078
(323) 525-8007

I'm also interested in submiting pictures of my (mostly original) bike. I also would like a more exact date on my particular model.

My bike has already appeared in several magazines and several music videos already but just last week my "slik" blew out on me. The original.

contact me by mail as my e-mail seems to not be working consistenly. Or call and leave message.

Krate's rule!


   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Sting Ray (small front tire) red, need tires & tubes posted by WANTED: Schwinn Sting Ray (small front tire) red, need tires & tubes on 6/24/2002 at 4:30:29 AM
forgot the serial number; mr628438

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Sting Ray (small front tire) red, need tires & tubes posted by Jimmy on 6/24/2002 at 6:09:28 PM
Is your bike in a music video and it goes by in the background lots of times, its an orange krate?

   RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Sting Ray (small front tire) red, need tires & tubes posted by Jeff on 6/25/2002 at 12:58:49 PM
Yeah, I see a lot of old bikes in videos and commercials.
i'd love to know more about who owns these bikes.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Sting Ray (small front tire) red, need tires & tubes posted by Jimmy on 6/25/2002 at 6:36:47 PM
me too

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Schwinn Sting Ray (small front tire) red, need tires & tubes posted by Matthew on 6/30/2002 at 9:01:16 PM
I dont know much about bikes and im only 11 im just looking for a nice old stingray

    Schwinn Sting Ray (small front tire) red, need tires & tubes posted by www.edwardprzydzial.com on 7/14/2002 at 2:58:17 PM
Hey, no my krate is red... it's a Sting Ray MR628438 and I'm not sure of the year... I got it when I was 13. I'm 38 now. I love that bike. It is going to be in more videos and possibly a movie. Plus I'm trying to get a new magazine article writen about it. Thanks for replying.

WANTED:   20" Rear Slick posted by: Joey on 6/22/2002 at 6:48:56 PM
Looking to replace a Rear Slick for my son's Muscle Bike. Cuurent size is 20x2.125, but will consider as low as 20x1.75. Black wall of RWL; Prefer no cracks. he wore this one out doing power skids on our driveway in less than 6 months. If you don't have item, but know where I might find, please reply with info. Thanks a bunch!

WANTED:   Pixie Fork posted by: Rand on 6/22/2002 at 6:15:49 AM
Anyone out there have a 16" Schwinn fork for sale? I'd like to find a red one if possible. Thanks

   WANTED:   Pixie Fork posted by Travis on 6/23/2002 at 2:07:12 PM
I have a blue Pixie for sale. All the parts are there except the front wheel. Make an offer.


WANTED:   schwinn fastback tires posted by: jeff on 6/21/2002 at 4:35:33 AM
i have two schwinn shifters for sale or trade one is a three speed and the other is a five speed, for two schwinn fastback tires i have S5 wheels and need a slik and front tire for them lmk

   use a real email address and we can reply to you posted by Michilinman on 6/21/2002 at 8:36:38 PM
Without a real email address we cant reply. Some of us reply instead of posting here.

   RE:WANTED:   schwinn fastback tires posted by jeff on 6/27/2002 at 5:16:39 PM
sorry about the email issue but i can be reached here at janismays@aol.com

AGE / VALUE:   Bicycle show soon!! trophies! posted by: Central ohio antique and custom on 6/18/2002 at 6:15:03 PM

AGE / VALUE:   Sting Ray Question posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 6/18/2002 at 4:38:31 PM
What years did Schwinn use the 28 hole, 20 inch S- rim and when did they use the 28 hole, 20 inch S- 7? Thanks.

WANTED:   Schwinn Krate, Stingray,or Fastback (3 or 5 Speed) posted by: Travis on 6/18/2002 at 12:59:37 AM
Hi, i'm looking for some kind of Krate, Stingray, or Fastback 3 or 5 speed. A project or one in nice condition. I'm interested in about anything you might have to offer. Please let me know what you have.


AGE / VALUE:   COLUMBIA MUSCLE BIKE What is it??? posted by: Charlie on 6/16/2002 at 6:08:32 PM
Hi Bike Guru's:
Just picked up a Columbia Muscle Bike, Sure looks old. But
the serial number doesn't look like anything on serial number
list so what is it??? Has COYOTE printed on Chain guard.
It's Yellow. has Reddish/Orange Metallic Banana Seat. Grab Handle
Seat bracket. 3 speed with a small shift lever on handle bars NOT on
center frame. Serial number is 51010174 (on lower rear frame near wheel hub).
Has 20x 1.75 tires front. 20x 2.125 tires rear. Decals on center tube under seat,
and on front forks. Sure looks old (tires have some age cracks, dirty, some light rust here
and there). Looks vintage but is this a later made one?, Repro?, I see no mention
of that name COYOTE anywhere, only bikes called Playbike???
Please let me know what it is. Any collectibility? Actually
in VG unrestored condition with good seat, 90% paint, tires hold air but age cracking,
and needs the shifter cable from front Handle Bars to read Hub (inner cable broken).
Shifter is Shimano (sp?) But again it's small lever control
box mounted up on handles. has Original Grips. THANKS. What might it be worth?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   COLUMBIA MUSCLE BIKE What is it??? posted by metlhed on 6/16/2002 at 8:00:28 PM
it sounds like it was made after '72 cause theshifte is on the handlebars...

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   COLUMBIA MUSCLE BIKE What is it??? posted by metlhed on 6/16/2002 at 8:00:34 PM
it sounds like it was made after '72 cause the shifter is on the handlebars...

MISC:   internal shifter problem.... posted by: Mitch on 6/16/2002 at 2:08:39 AM
Hi, I have a 3-spd Schwinn Town and Country Tkike which has a problem. When i shift sometimes the gears seem to slip and the and the chain just spins. It is a mid' 70's trike with an internal shifter. The problem isn't always in first gear, it depends on how taut the shifter cable is. Does anybody else have this problem. I'd appreciate any help ya could give me. Thanks a lot.

   RE:MISC:   internal shifter problem.... posted by Stacey on 6/16/2002 at 9:45:42 PM
Sounds to me like an adjustment or cable problem Mitch. First, make sure your shift cable is clean, well lubed with a lightweight lubticant (WD-40, graphite, silicone, etc) and smoothly routed. Then, put your shifter in 2nd gear. Using the adjuster barrel in the cable (near the hub end of the cable)adjust your cable so that the "N" or "2" that is stamped on the bellcrank arm is nicely centered in the window on the bellcrank housing. Snug up the jamb nuts and you should be good to go! If you are still having problems, losten the jamb nuts and rotate the adjuster barrel (pick a direction) a quarter turn and tighten the jamb nuts. It should improve or get worse. Got the idea?

In the wind,

WANTED:   69 orange krate rear seat schocks posted by: joe on 6/15/2002 at 9:19:43 PM
need rear schocks for 69 orange krate. also need to know price. thank - you.