WANTED:   Schwinn Sting-Ray Seat and Chainguard posted by: Bike Maniac on 10/8/2003 at 11:57:08 PM
Schwinn Banana Seat wanted, to fit a 1979, blue and silver Sting-Ray, blue with two silver stripes and silver "S" in the center. Also looking for Sting-Ray silver chainguard with blue stars

AGE / VALUE:   Musclebike tire rolls away! posted by: Chris on 10/8/2003 at 12:46:54 AM
Hey! "Steve G" I done sent you your musclebike tire! It should have already arrived in your part of Canada by now.

Where is the dynohub light you promised me in return?
Your e- mail was returned to me.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Musclebike tire rolls away! posted by Chris on 10/8/2003 at 12:49:46 AM

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Musclebike tire rolls away! posted by Steve on 10/9/2003 at 5:26:35 AM
the hub/light will be sent tomorrow, and it will be rushed. sorry for the delay, I forgot about the mount, and it took me a while to find it. thanks again for that slick, it's cool!

what do you mean, my email was returned? I have a new address, but I still check the old one. you can email me on the new one from now on. (driven43@msn.com)

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Musclebike tire rolls away! posted by Chris on 10/12/2003 at 6:00:57 PM
I'm delighted to read your answer, Steve.

AGE / VALUE:   Stingray posted by: sherree on 10/5/2003 at 3:09:57 AM
My son has a 1967 yellow Sting Ray coaster bike. It has never been ridden. Still has original tires (still have extrusion tags), stickers, silver glitter banana seat. It has a beautiful shine and no visible scratches or nicks, There is a bit of discoloration on the silver sparkle hand grips. Does anyone have an idea of the value? He is newlywed and is interested in selling.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stingray posted by Tony on 10/5/2003 at 3:46:14 AM

Do check eBay out for an idea of value and my guess it's worth at least $400.00 Good Luck

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stingray posted by BillG on 10/5/2003 at 2:32:19 PM
Pick up the price guide they sell here for $9.95. It's worth it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Stingray posted by Drew on 10/7/2003 at 12:52:04 AM
There was aguy who was buying originl mint condition Stingrays on ebay last year, & paid $1350. for a 1965 in it's original box!

AGE / VALUE:   serial # question posted by: Tony on 10/5/2003 at 3:03:19 AM
I recently purchased a Fair Lady Schwinn at the local D.A.V. for $5.00, it was half price day!. Well anyway it is an auqua color with white trim and original 22" whitewalls. The serial # starts with 8J0, what year is this bicycle? Thanks for your help.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   serial # question posted by Patricia on 10/12/2003 at 4:06:02 AM
8Jo-could it be BJ0... then it would be 1973,made in Feb.

MISC:   I had one as a kid................ posted by: Tim P. on 10/4/2003 at 3:50:07 AM
.........and I know that my family was not financially able to afford a real "Stingray", but I still ended up with a Coppertone five speed, gear shift on the top tube, hand brakes and the like. Frame was as though it was a Stingray, but I'm sure it wasn't. I didn't have it too long, as it seemed that some other fellow needed it more than I, disappearing within a year. What the heck could it have been. Not a Raleigh or Murry, unless they made a cantilever frame. The Coppertone color has me baffled though. Is/was there another manufacturer that simulated the then and now popular Stingray? Any suggestions, please help me remember what I cannot seem to piece back together. Thanks, Tim P.

   RE:MISC:   I had one as a kid................ posted by Joel on 10/7/2003 at 4:04:19 PM
Sure, other companies used similar colors. I have owned Huffy and Rollfast bikes in that color. I'm sure there are others.

   RE:RE:MISC:   I had one as a kid................ posted by Steve G on 10/10/2003 at 6:12:43 AM
I've seen a similar bike that color called a cutlass. I also have a girl's version of it.

WANTED:   Western Flyer Ramrod II posted by: Bill on 10/3/2003 at 4:25:48 PM
When I was a kid I worked all summer for my dad for a quarter an hour to pay for this bike. He saw I wasn’t going to have it paid for by the end of summer and gave me a raise to 50 cents an hour. I got the bike and had many years of enjoyment with it, but when I was old enough to drive it was left to rust. Not realizing the rarity of it at the time, I ended up giving it along with several other bikes to an overseas charity that a member of my church belonged to. Now I want it back and will have to pay for it all over again. I can’t even find a picture of one on google but I am sure there has to be some out there that need a good home, and I hope you can help me find it. They made a regular ramrod and a ramrod II but I don’t remember what the difference was, probably insignificant. It is a chopper bike with long front forks. The closer to West Virginia the better.
elsmitro AT lycos DOT com



   RE:WANTED:   Western Flyer Ramrod II posted by DannyJoe on 10/5/2003 at 3:12:46 AM
I just spotted a Ramrod part's bike on ebay, it's not mine!

   RE:WANTED:   Western Flyer Ramrod II posted by Bill on 10/23/2003 at 5:03:36 PM
Well, I lost the auction :( I bid what I thought was a crazy price that no one would come close to but I was wrong. Thanks a lot for pointing it out! I wish another one would come up for bid. Anyone else got one for sale? If so please email me and let me know. Thanks again! Bill

WANTED:   Violet 20" Sting-Ray wanted posted by: Gary Nabors on 10/2/2003 at 3:41:07 PM
Looking for a nice 20" Sting-Ray in violet. Any model okay. Please email pictures and description to gnabors@antexbiologics.com.

   RE:WANTED:   Violet 20 posted by Brenda on 10/20/2003 at 9:54:03 PM
Gary: I have a violet 5-speed Stingray Fastback for sale. It is in very good condition, a little yellowing of the decals, but paint is in pretty good condition. No picture available yet. Just put it up for sale. Contact me and I will get a picture to email you. I will double check the year also, I think it is a '66. I also have a blue '64, 5-speed Stingray Fastback for sale if anyone is interested.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Violet 20 posted by Brenda on 10/23/2003 at 6:06:09 PM
Disregard what I said before. My blue Stingray Fastback is the '66, the violet one is a February 1967. Still for sale. Decided to keep the blue one.

WANTED:   1976-1978 Muscle bike posted by: Dave on 10/1/2003 at 3:42:56 AM
I am looking for a muscle bike made in 76,77, or 78. I think it was a huffy. The bike was black with a plastic motorcycle type imitation gas tank with red and orange flame decals. It had a black banana seat with small white diamonds. My parents had puchased it from a toy store back in the late 70's. I would at least love to find out the make and model and hopefully find a pic. Please e-mail if you have any info.

   RE:WANTED:   1976-1978 Muscle bike posted by max on 10/1/2003 at 9:04:32 PM
dave i got what you need
i have one of those and i have been trying to sell it

   RE:RE:WANTED:   1976-1978 Muscle bike posted by Dave on 10/5/2003 at 1:23:46 PM
Do you have a picture of this bike so I could see it. Also, what make and model is it. Please e-mail me back.

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   1976-1978 Muscle bike posted by wes on 10/7/2003 at 2:29:36 AM
id sure like pictures and price also if you still have it iv one built for otasco stores id really be interested thanks wes

FOR SALE:   For sale Rare!! Hawthorne 24x16 Muscle bike posted by: John on 9/28/2003 at 4:29:43 AM
For Sale
Extremely Rare Hawthorne 24x16 Muscle Bike. Please email me for a picture and description if interested. I am asking $550.00 or Best Offer.


MISC:   Apollo Musclebike(?) posted by: Ed on 9/28/2003 at 12:09:52 AM
Can anyone tell me if there was a type of musclebike known as an "Apollo" 3-speed or 5-speed back in the late '60's/early '70's? I have a memory of a sting-ray type bike with a thick, tubular frame, block-style lettering, and a shifter on the crossbar. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

   RE:MISC:   Apollo Musclebike(?) posted by John on 9/28/2003 at 4:28:15 AM
Yes. It was made by Ross. They are still around.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Apollo Musclebike(?) posted by Ed on 9/28/2003 at 5:19:46 PM
Thanks, John.

   RE:MISC:   Apollo Musclebike(?) posted by max on 10/1/2003 at 9:10:10 PM
i got one of those a Ross Apollo 5 speed
how much do they go for i would like to know
mine is all balck and it's in excellent condition

FOR SALE:   KRATE FRONT BRAKE &WHEEL posted by: Joe on 9/27/2003 at 1:53:29 AM
complete really nice 20" atom front brake and wheel with cable and brake lever with the original 16" superiour tire bolt it on and go 250.00 thanks

AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Dave on 9/27/2003 at 12:20:09 AM
When restoring a stingray should I clear over a water transfer decal or lay the decal on top ?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by JC on 10/1/2003 at 8:17:26 PM
Decal on top

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by dave on 10/8/2003 at 2:22:47 AM
thanks buddy ! that's what i thought, thanks for the confermation

MISC:    posted by: Darren on 9/26/2003 at 9:11:26 PM
I have a CCM Charger (late 60's I think) and would like to restore it but I am having trouble finding any information. Even derermining the actual year is difficult. Any suggestions?

   RE:MISC:    posted by steve on 9/27/2003 at 12:48:45 AM
I've heard about the charger, but I've never seen one. do you have a picture? does it have 24" rear wheel and 20" front? checker pattern seat? tall sissy bar? what's the serial number? I might be able to help pinpoint the year with a pic.

AGE / VALUE:   CHOPPER look alike posted by: Ric Sona on 9/26/2003 at 5:33:56 PM
I have a Raleigh Chopper look alike, fairly good condition, 7/10. Head badge reads 'CHAMPION'. Would like to know more info about origin, made, value. Thanks....ric from Singapore.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   CHOPPER look alike posted by CatfoodRob on 9/26/2003 at 7:42:51 PM
And I`D love to see a picture of it!
Please mail me at the www.raleighchopper.info website if you have a picture, and please keep me up to date with any info you find out.
Were preparing an article about the Chopper copys for the site.
CatfoodRob @ RaleighChopper.info

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   CHOPPER look alike posted by Ric Sona on 9/27/2003 at 1:14:35 PM
Hi CatfoodRob, at present I'm unable to sent photos cause I don't have a digital camera. I will sent you the photos once I get hold of one, by the way, I still owe the guys at Roadsters some of mine '73 Raliegh Sports and my '50 SUN clubman. I have read some pages of this discussion, and I believe you are very good regarding Choppers. Nice of you to reply to mine request. Right now I'm working on the sports, I'll try to get more details on the Chopper and post to you. Thanks again...ric

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   CHOPPER look alike posted by CatfoodRob on 9/28/2003 at 5:55:18 PM
tHATS cOOL.....

MISC:   1974 schwinn stingray posted by: kev on 9/26/2003 at 11:53:29 AM
Hello all, it's time to pool your combined stingray knowledge to help out another bike fan.
I'm restoring a '74 coaster ray from an almost bare frame, over here in rainy Wales (Britain) and need to check which parts to track down, so:
- is the rear coaster hub for 1974 a bendix 70, or is there another type I should be after?
- are the rims of this period just stamped 'schwinn' or is there a s7/s2 stamp as well?
- what is the distance from the rear of the dropouts to the haedtube? (someone helpfully bent my dropouts inwards) -what about distance between dropouts?
- what length cranks were used, mine seems very short, and is bent?
if anybody has any of this info, please get in touch, or post here, so everybody can see it.
thanks - kev