FOR SALE:   Hiawatha Gambles posted by: Pete on 5/25/2003 at 6:04:14 PM
I have a late 50's Hiawatha Gambles tank bike for sale.
Bike is in decent shape, I ride it, 6 out of 10. Send e-mail address for photo.
$75.00 OBO

MISC:   Info posted by: C.D. on 5/24/2003 at 4:26:09 AM
Does Anyone know anything about AMF Pilot Stingray style Muscle Bike. Rear slick,5-speed etc. Who makes bike and a little history, value and so on. Thanks Comments would be appreciated.

   RE:MISC:   Info posted by Russell on 5/24/2003 at 7:17:00 PM
I think you answered your own question. AMF made the bike.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Info posted by Russell on 5/25/2003 at 10:48:53 PM
I will say that I saw a blue Pilot banana seat bike at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. I think they were asking $75 for it. I probably would have bought it if it was $50.

MISC:   Info posted by: C.D. on 5/24/2003 at 4:26:09 AM
Does Anyone know anything about AMF Pilot Stingray style Muscle Bike. Rear slick,5-speed etc. Who makes bike and a little history, value and so on. Thanks Comments would be appreciated.

WANTED:   1967 Stingray Fastback Sky Blue 5 Speed posted by: Gary on 5/24/2003 at 12:37:14 AM
I would like to purchase this exact bike .
Please respond to e-mail address.

   RE:WANTED:   1967 Stingray Fastback Sky Blue 5 Speed posted by Ben Vanderheiden on 7/10/2003 at 1:49:59 AM
I have a Sky Blue Schwinn Stingray Fastback. The SN is CC 02091. The paint is good but needs a new banana seat. May have the original front tire from the factory. Live in northeast Nebraska

MISC:   Ross Apollo web sites? posted by: Frank on 5/24/2003 at 12:31:29 AM
I been working on my Ross Project for a year now.
I had one as a kid so I wanted to build one for the older me. 15 speed and custom brakes.

Is there any web sites that are devoted to Ross Muscle bikes?

I been looking for a seat for a while. but Other than that its coming together well.


   RE:MISC:   Ross Apollo web sites? posted by chopper tom on 5/24/2003 at 1:30:00 PM
hey i got an apollo seat and sissy bar for sale

   RE:RE:MISC:   Ross Apollo web sites? posted by bob on 5/25/2003 at 3:15:08 AM
Please let me know if you find one i have three apollos

MISC:   Q: Chain Pitch / Sturmey-Archer & Stingray posted by: Tom on 5/22/2003 at 6:21:25 PM

What is the chain pitch required for a Sturmey-Archer 3-spd. rear hub used on a Stingray Deluxe? I am rebuilding one and need to purchase a chain. I was told that chain for the coaster brake models are incompatible.


   RE:MISC:   Q: Chain Pitch / Sturmey-Archer & Stingray posted by Greg on 5/23/2003 at 1:46:58 AM
Tom I have a 3speed shimano hub it uses same chain as coaster brake single speed

   RE:RE:MISC:   Q: Chain Pitch / Sturmey-Archer & Stingray posted by mike on 5/29/2003 at 1:05:10 AM
1/2" X 1/8" chain for both, no voodoo

AGE / VALUE:   fastback posted by: bob on 5/22/2003 at 5:57:07 PM
I purchased a fastback frame off e-bay and have noticed that fastbacks look as if they have a narrower tire on them would like to know if i can put a 20.2125 tire on the back not try to make this orig. just a rider

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   fastback posted by Russell on 5/23/2003 at 3:25:24 AM
Your going to want to put a 20x1-3/8 rim and tire on that bike. Let me know if you need this size tire I have a whitewall slick in this size and I might be able to locate some blackwalls.

MISC:   I think I hurt mysef... posted by: Bill Vai~ on 5/22/2003 at 2:07:06 PM
The following is what I sent to another person with a Murray Eliminator:
You ain't gonna believe this.... you're gonna LAUGH, but you ain't gonna believe it...

I went to go out for a ride with my 10 year old daughter yesterday.

I switched over to 5th gear, stood up on the pedals and started crankin'......
got up to a good speed
it threw the chain
the chain jammed in my gears
...................and the bike flipped HARD....

2½ times it flipped... down the middle of the street, me included... (Thank god that when I was a kid and doing REALLY stupid stuff on this thing I learned how to dump and not get hurt too bad)

Now, for the fun part...

Aside from (finally) landing on my left side and sliding down the street (didja ever notice just how FAST you can get an Eliminator to go? Speedometer says I average 20-22mph in 5th gear), I hurt my pride, got a fair amount of road-rash (shoulder, elbow, palm, hip, knee and foot) and unfortunately twisted my frame....

Yep, I twisted it...
Pulled the bike apart to assess the damage and it's twisted... for sure... uh-huh....
One of the top rails has a noticeable bend in towards the center and the left rear (non-gear side) is now higher than the gear-side of the frame...

New seat: $15.00
New Sissy Bar: $18.00
New Tires: $45.00
Seeing Bill accidentally trash his bike in a grand-fashion in plain view of the neighbors: Priceless.....

   RE:MISC:   I think I hurt mysef... posted by Bill on 5/22/2003 at 2:35:14 PM
So... anyone have a spare Murray Eliminator frame they may be willing to part with?
(Hey, worth a shot to ask..)

   RE: f-series eliminator frame posted by mike. on 5/24/2003 at 9:33:09 PM
i have an f-series eliminator frame and fork. been repainted a couple times, otherwise straight as an arrow. emial me directly.


AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Chopper posted by: Chris on 5/21/2003 at 9:37:31 PM
E- bay item #2174597690 Raleigh Chopper

$2,830.00 for a orange 10 speed Raleigh Chopper!

WANTED:   sears 3 speed spyder posted by: john on 5/20/2003 at 5:05:10 AM
got this old sears 3 speed spyder bike. was all chrome, flamed red and white seat, 3 speed shifter. and a rear slick.also had front and rear caliper brakes. looking for a parts bike. dont know the year.this is a great site. thanks. john

   RE:WANTED:   sears 3 speed spyder posted by Bill on 5/20/2003 at 3:33:35 PM
Look over the following site for all of the model types for this bike. Also, the guy who has the site knows quite a bit about this bike type and may be able to point you in the right direction. The parts ARE out there, I know because I have a 5 Speed Eliminator (another style of Spyder) and a lot of what I've needed I've found as either NOS or original but used parts.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   sears 3 speed spyder posted by Bill on 5/20/2003 at 3:34:24 PM
Oops.. forgot the URL:

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   sears 3 speed spyder posted by john on 5/20/2003 at 7:34:39 PM
thanks for the information bill

   RE:WANTED:   sears 3 speed spyder posted by Shannon Reynolds on 5/20/2003 at 9:50:40 PM
Bill, thanks for the plug of my site. But please, please, please understand, a Spyder and a Eliminator are two seperate beasts. Both cool as all heck, but two seperate types of machines.

But, with the way Sears released bikes, there may well be an Eliminator type bike labeled a Spyder.
/me shakes a stick at Sears ;)

   RE:RE:WANTED:   sears 3 speed spyder posted by Bill Vai~ on 5/22/2003 at 1:59:37 PM
okay, okay,.... so some of the info I'd found on Spyders was incorrect in identifying them as Eliminator models.. (Oops, my bad...)
Shannon, I figured that just in case it wasn't a Spyder, that the pics on your page might help him correctly identify his bike. (worth a shot at least)

AGE / VALUE:   Vulture in a moving truck waiting for the right moment to swoop in! posted by: Chris on 5/19/2003 at 10:29:07 PM
I'm circling overhead till the first of the month!
More wonderful little sayings that I hear are:
"I'm feeling more orenery and independent every day!" "I don't need anybody and won't bow to Pope or President."
I'm thinking "Aw Crap, I ain't either and all I want is that bike!" That's his or her way of saying "Don't hold your breath."
Not good things to hear when you are trying to schedule a time to pick up that favorite bike that is in the clutches of old bike packrats. Or wores yet, rare, old bikes and parts and tools and paper literature. If I wait, I'll be hearing "Oh it's too hot up there," again.
Still awaiting the window of opportunity to swoop in there with that truck!
Yes, many bikes in the stash do now have tags that detail the he!! I went through to acquire this one or that one.
Travel or cost or emotional anguish, or if the seller was a nut or not. If they were a joy to deal with or if I left there shaking my head. Many were bought from one fellow and his brother and I get this warm feeling all over when I think of them as they were truly wonderful people and I enjoyed everything I did with them and they with me. Then there is another fellow who was a nut then and he didn't let me down the next time I went back as he was now nuttier than ever. Phone calls that are interupted by operators because the poor fellow got involved with a crazy lady and he's telling the operator not to interupt his calls again. Meanwhile the crazy lady is lurking and when we got together over old bikes she was there, buggin. Buy everything before the situation goes off the charts and he goes looney and can't speak. I said "Look, we have a deal in the working and you're interfering!' I have gone back looking to see what became of the building or this or that business and things have chained so much that I can't find the street. Some times the street no longer exists. One time I had to wait in town and ask the fellow to pick me up and drop me off as I could not find that street he lived on to save my life. He laughed at me! Or missing the turnpike exit and winding up in another state! Or it's "Nice doggie, I'm a friend of your master's!" As long as that dogs chain holds and the thing it's attached to can't come out or off.
A bike is no freakin good if your leg has been chewed off before the owner can stop him. I raise my offer as he's glanced towards the dog and grins at me. "My dog hates a cheapskate, ya wanna re- state your offer?" It went well as the fellow or the dog didn't know old bikes like me. Mountains of bikes 25 feet high and it's all intertwined. I carry a video camera and folks always ask "Where were you?"
Ya, know? I have had some fun!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Vulture in a moving truck waiting for the right moment to swoop in! posted by Chris on 5/19/2003 at 11:10:03 PM
How many folks have knocked their head on some bike and then you start deciding to "Sell that sucker and get it out of here!"

WANTED:   I want a chopper frame and forks posted by: Wes on 5/19/2003 at 7:39:59 PM
Im looking for a cheap chopper frame and forks. Preferably a frame with 4 foot forks, but I'll take just about anything. If you have one you want to sell send me a pic first. Preferably one of the frame from a side angle and another pic from the same angle just sitting about where the seat would be. Im mainly looking for a frame and forks, but if you have a complete bike I'll consider it if the bike and the price is right. Contact me if you have any info on where I FIND a bike like this too.

AGE / VALUE:   1964 STINGRAY posted by: Kevin K on 5/18/2003 at 7:59:29 PM
Hi all. Can you guys please give me an idea what a 1964 Schwinn Stingray is worth. Bike is rough. Color was Radiant Coppertone. Thanks, Kevin

MISC:   huffy slingshot posted by: red strat on 5/17/2003 at 11:47:11 AM
i just bought a slingshot 3, the front 16" rim is shot rusted and bent and i don't know if it's original was it a crowned rim like the back or was it a flat one. thanks

WANTED:   stingray frame posted by: tom on 5/15/2003 at 7:03:20 PM
im looking for a stingray frame project must be a 68-72 frame paint doesnt matter but most have atleast frame fork and chainguard at least thanks

   RE:WANTED:   stingray frame posted by Greg on 5/16/2003 at 2:27:29 AM
Tom: I have a 1968? S.N. CD90191 frame and fork rear fender chain gaurd chain ring seat seat post rear support bike is blue lot,s of scratches but very solid for project for restore.$75.00+shipping