FOR SALE:   10% OFF SALE: Museum Surplus bikes posted by: jim on 10/17/2003 at 12:09:29 AM
For the month of October we are discounting the entire surplus stock of bikes 10% at: "" Click on surplus. Email me with any questions.

WANTED:   parts for a '69 Huffy Slingshot posted by: Robert on 10/16/2003 at 8:10:57 PM
I have a 69 Huffy slingshot,coppertone paint,coppertone grips,double redline cheater slick(20 inch)...16 inch front wheel...redline pedals..5 speed console shifter..tall sissy bar....all original...but the seat is in bad condition...looking for a seat for has bannana seat,black with a white stripe....anybody have a good original let me know...or do they repo the seats like Schwinn....also need the little plastic chrome plugs that go in the frame at the front,mine is missing one...thanks

AGE / VALUE:   Manta ray posted by: Tim on 10/14/2003 at 2:17:21 PM
Hi guys anyone have any manta ray parts?
I`m also looking for a 5spd Sting ray with fat tires (no fastbacks)for myself.Manta ray is for a friend its his childhood bike,he dug it out of a barn but looks like its been in a lake to me.

WANTED:   shimano coaster hubs - help! posted by: kev on 10/14/2003 at 1:26:17 PM
I'm putting a shimano coaster brake hub in my custom raleigh chopper project, and have hit a bit of a problem with the brake arm. The hub is the E 110 CB, and the brake arm appears to be designed for a bmx or similar frame, and so is very short, and doesn't 'drop away' very much from the hub, before curving back up to the frame.
What I need is an arm that is shaped like the arms on bendix hubs on schwinn stingrays, which drop down a bit, and then curve back up to the frame.
This problem was also increased when I took the arm off, intending to fabricate my own, and found that it is attatched by a series of raised teeth or flanges on the back of the arm. (!)
So, does anybody know of a supplier of different shaped brake arms for shimano coasters, with these flanges on the back. Or does anybody have one in their parts drawer?
Please let me know, thanks

WANTED:   WESTERN FLYER SKEETER 2+1 posted by: PETER on 10/14/2003 at 9:39:14 AM
Can any person help me with finding a Western Flyer Skeeter
2+1 [wheelie]Thankyou

FOR SALE:   Hawthorne 24x16 Musclebike posted by: John on 10/14/2003 at 4:01:49 AM
Check out this Hawthorne for sale. Ebay # 2196833883

MISC:   Am I The Only One?!?!?!?! posted by: James on 10/13/2003 at 1:57:48 AM
Hey i've been thinking Im the only one whos into builkding the bikes the way I do. I take old bikes that people are throwing away or selling at garage sales and take them and make one cool bike in my case Chopper bikes. I think it's more special when your riding around on a kick ass bike and you only spent like $10.00 on it rather than the other guy who is riding around a bike where he bought all the parts and assembled like a kit...I mean antone can do that... Well im just askin if anyone else is interested in building bikes the way I do.

Hope to hear from you

I'll post again in not very long.

cya l8ter

   RE:MISC:   Am I The Only One?!?!?!?! posted by James on 10/15/2003 at 2:50:17 AM
Hey kim,

Thanks for replying I do the sme thing like adding banana seats sissy bars paint really bright colors etc. I used to make bikes for just me and my friends but sooo many people have liked my stuff that they have asked me too build them bikes and they would pay me money. Ill post some pics of the bikes I have built and own. I have a mountain bike framed chopper which I triple forked, put white wall tires handlebars that look kind of like a motorcycles and cut all the gears off and made it into a one speed on the thid gear then painted the forks and handlebars chrome and HOt Rod Green for the frame ( It costed only $15.00 for inter tubes and paint and masking tape.)I also have a 20" GT frame that I have handle bars like my green bike but hopefully soon i will receive the high rise handle bars off an old banana seat bike. This one though is only double forked because right now the frame is elevated a lot higher in the front than normal so if I put a third it wouldnt be ride able. I put 20" rims (Im not sure what the number of spokes are but the rims look good with old banana seat bike tires that have diamonds and other shapes in the tread. A mountain bike sprocket since original broke but a friend of mine is going to give me an orginal Diamonplate sprocket for free!! Also on the bike there is a black banana seat and original sissy bar (The ones with the three holes at the bottom).And I painted It Orange with a coat of polyurethane clear coat and a chopper sign on the front where the forks go into the frame. (The cost of this bike was a lot but for all the rare parts i got it wa sworth it I bought orange paint, sandpaper, steel wool, masking tape, clear coat, and Approximately 35 year old banana seat bike.)

Thanks again For replying to my post Kim


   RE:RE:MISC:   Am I The Only One?!?!?!?! posted by Steve G on 10/16/2003 at 4:39:27 PM
wow, that was weird! you posted a response to kim before she even posted anything!

anyways, here's a couple I'm working on:

one is a cheap department store bike. I cut the top and bottom tubes about 4 inches away from the head tube, turned the head tube upside down and jammed the tubes into each other! then I reinstalled the neck/ fork the other way around to get the awesome rake. works like a damn!!

the other of course is a CCM Marauder with a fork I built to bring the front wheel forward about a foot without raising the front of the bike any. It'll look pretty sweet when it's chromed!

   RE:MISC:   Am I The Only One?!?!?!?! posted by Kim on 10/14/2003 at 9:10:10 PM
Hey James, that's the way I do it. People have been buying my projects, too!
I start with a tag sale or Good Will bike that I pay anywhere from $5 to $25 for. Then I clean it up and add parts like banana seat, sissy bar and ape hangers. Nice new stuff that catch people's eye. (some people can't see the beauty in an old bike so ya have to put shiney stuff on it, kinda like motorcycles)

Then I ride it around and somebody buys it or gives my name to somebody and I make one for them.

In my town (a college town/city) these things are way cooler than the lycra dopes with the $3000 bikes.

MISC:   Green Applecrate?????? posted by: Brad on 10/13/2003 at 12:57:53 AM
I was wondering if schwinn ever made a green applecrate becuase my dad swears up and down that he had one that was green and the chain guard said applecrate, any information would be appriciated. thanks

   RE:MISC:   Green Applecrate?????? posted by Kim on 10/14/2003 at 9:16:05 PM
Nope, there never was a green Apple Krate.
Maybe he's thinking of the green Pea Picker krate.

WANTED:   Huffy Mr. America Bike posted by: Dave & Mason on 10/13/2003 at 12:28:56 AM
I am looking for a 1975-76 Huffy Mr. America Bike. I have a picture of the one I had as a kid. If anyone has info. or a Mr. America Bike please let me know.

   RE:WANTED:   Huffy Mr. America Bike posted by DannyJoe on 10/15/2003 at 3:18:10 AM
Not sure if it's the same bike but a friend has a Huffy Star Spangled bike with a red/white/blue paint scheme from about the same time period.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Huffy Mr. America Bike posted by Dave & Mason on 10/18/2003 at 1:28:09 AM
Thanks for your reply. This is the first time we have ever posted anything on this site. My boy and I were excited about getting a reply. They also made a Miss America Bike as well. The seat has stripes with stars on it, and is alote of cushion. Could you get a picture?

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   Huffy Mr. America Bike posted by DannyJoe on 10/19/2003 at 2:40:43 AM
Don't have a picture or equip. to send one, the banana seat on the Star Spangled had a stripe or two down the middle with star's along the side of the stripe's if I remember correctly. It's great fun involving the chitlin's, I just finished up a '74 Schwinn Fair Lady for my daughter. Good Luck!

AGE / VALUE:   YEAR posted by: gene mcdonald on 10/12/2003 at 11:42:52 PM
anybody please trying to determine year i do not understand numbering system they skip I AND O my bike is number CO 45367 is it a 60 or67 corection it is a 5 speed speester thank you

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   YEAR posted by gene mcdonald on 10/15/2003 at 8:01:18 PM
Kim im sorry it is a 3 speed speedster so what year is it exactly is it a 60 or67 CO 45367 i dont know

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   YEAR posted by kim on 10/14/2003 at 9:18:10 PM
They skip I and O so they don;t get confused with 1 and 0.

A 5-speed Speedster? I've seen 1, 2 and 3-speeds, but not 5.

AGE / VALUE:   Earliest Stingray ? posted by: Terry C. on 10/12/2003 at 8:15:28 PM
Wanted to know how early in 1963 Schwinn started the Stingray and how do these differ from the 1964s ?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Earliest Stingray ? posted by bill on 10/16/2003 at 2:35:33 AM
the 63 1/2 is the earliest. i have one . solo polo seat should have no tag. persons squareback rear bar is not crimped by seat uses longer bolts than 64, 36 spoke red band center stamped rear wheel, really wide handlebars with white schwinn grips. s2 rear s7 front no fenders, headbadge says schwinn, does not say chicago underneath,
my bike is a june 63 red one

FOR SALE:   F/S Iverson CHARGER 5 speed stick bike posted by: JOE on 10/12/2003 at 3:13:14 AM
Real clean, original bike with redline tires, unique 5 speed stick, orig. black paint etc. $375.

   RE:FOR SALE:   F/S Iverson CHARGER 5 speed stick bike posted by gene mcdonald on 10/14/2003 at 7:27:32 PM
Hi can you send picture or email picture thank you

WANTED:   Dragster posted by: Mark on 10/11/2003 at 9:30:45 PM
Hi, Reading all the previous letters I can see I'm in the same situation as many others, Iv'e hit 40 and now I want my bike back,I could tell you the same old story of how my parents couldn't afford a real Raliegh Chopper etc but I'll try not to bore you.
The bike I ended up with was a chopper lookalike called a Dragster, I've only ever seen of them 3 of them were deep yellow like mine and a friend had a Dragster Sprint which was green with racing handle bars instead of the chopper style, It was three speed with a long gear shift stick that ran from just above the front chain set up through the twin crossbar and had a round knob, the only other difference that I recall were two silver(plastic)horn shaped trim pieces either side of the rear wheel.
I am unable to find a picture or details anywhere.Could anyone tell me who made them etc.

Thanks Mark

   RE:WANTED:   Dragster posted by Kim on 10/12/2003 at 4:09:13 AM
Did you look in the picture database? It seems there are some Dragster models.

   RE:WANTED:   Dragster posted by sean on 11/5/2003 at 2:07:43 AM
Hi. I have an original yellow with black stripes dragster. It was built by huffy. Mine was in someones basement since 1975 when he originally bought it at one of the police auctions. I bought it and had it completely rebuilt mechanically (I left the paint alone as it still presents pretty well) and ride it very often around the area along with several other bannana bikes I have. If you would be serious in wanting one I may email pictures of it to you. Mine is a three speed with the stick-shift between the double top bars. I don't understand your plastic chrome pieces as mine are located near the fork tube, 1 is broke off but I have a replacement on a girls frame (somewhere).

AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Bicentennial Model posted by: Chris on 10/11/2003 at 6:37:50 PM
I have a Schwinn Stingray in very good/excellent condition. It is a 5-speed, white with red lettering and red grips with a blue seat, all orginal with no restorations/alterations. I believe this may be a bicentennial model due to the color scheme and the age I was when I got it. I am looking to sell it and would like to know its value.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Bicentennial Model posted by bill on 10/16/2003 at 2:39:58 AM
e mail me pics to with contact info and pricing Thanks, bill

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Bicentennial Model posted by bill on 10/16/2003 at 2:40:15 AM
e mail me pics to with contact info and pricing Thanks, bill

AGE / VALUE:   26 inch 3 speed posted by: gene mcdonald on 10/9/2003 at 6:25:48 PM
Can anybody tell me what year my 26 inch 3 speed speedster is ser no c045367 THANK YOU

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 inch 3 speed posted by Drew on 10/10/2003 at 11:17:37 PM
There are two different years which have C followed by five numerals, 1952 and 1956, but not any with a C followed by six numerals. I think Speedsters started in the 60s. Maybe that first '0' is a letter. This website has a Schwinn serial number page which should help.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 inch 3 speed posted by Kim on 10/12/2003 at 4:10:15 AM
Look for a two digit date code on the rear hub.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   26 inch 3 speed posted by gene mcdonald on 10/12/2003 at 11:39:31 PM
Kim i do not have hubs for this bike i just have frame and krank the serial number system i do not understand they skip I AND O IS THIS BIKE A 60 OR 67 NU CO 45367