FOR SALE:   F/S Antique Iver Johnson and some other balloon bikes posted by: JOE on 7/17/2003 at 1:21:06 AM
Nice I.J. Motobike with tank, carrier, carbide light, nice 28" tires crossbar handlebars etc. I also have a Shelby from the same period in nice shape with orig paint. Colson Pre War Ladies tank bike and a late 1940s Shelby 26" tank boys bike CLEAN looks like Duck bike. One 12" Gendron Antique sidewalk bike too. E mail me direct for information and please specify model. I will trade for clean Krates and Early Stin-Rays. Thanks

AGE / VALUE:   20" BIKE WHAT MAKE AND YEAR? posted by: RAY WATT on 7/15/2003 at 12:08:40 AM

AGE / VALUE:   Just when I thought they were picked clean posted by: on 7/11/2003 at 7:01:37 PM
It appeared out of nowhere!

A N.O.S. Schwinn Kickstand! The spring and two pins included. Old! Silvery finish!
Old, out of wharehouse inventory that poped up onto the shelf. Until I grabed it!

They rung it up and smiled and said: Now, Now!
When I asked where they found that.

I think it'll fit the krates!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Just when I thought they were picked clean posted by Chris on 7/11/2003 at 7:07:29 PM
The place is all new and modern with today's merchandise everywhere. Then an old part appears and it throws me for a loop.

Other shops have done this to me too.
Gotta figure this out. Where does it come from?

Old Baycliffe bags! N.O.S.! The big ones too!
I nearly fainted!
Of course, I bought them all!

AGE / VALUE:Central Ohio Bicycle show info posted by: Joe on 7/11/2003 at 1:31:01 PM
I wanted to send everyone a message to give the final details for Central Ohio Antique & Custom Bicycle Club Show Sat July 19th 2003.
Whats going on:
**Bicycle show, Motorcycle show+++ Bicycles, all types from Classic to Custom awards for different classes donated by Twinn visions this will be peoples choice voting, upon entering you will be asked if you entering any bikes in the show and for each entered charged $3.00 and given a color bicycle ID number to hang on your handle bars.
Motorcycle show will be judged by the famous Rats Hole judging from Daytona beach.
Registration is 10:00 to 3:00 for Bicycles 12:00 to 3:00 for motorcycles.
Well over 1200 people attended last year.
** vendors on hand from food to custom painting.
**Food available for purchase catered in from Damons the place for ribs(yum)
**dj playing music all day
**4 bands in the party barn area behind the Twin vision building.
** Bike wash with hooter girls (money goes to charity)
Awards between 5:00 to 6:00 wraps up the show.

What to bring:
*** Please bring all the bicycles you can restored to rusty, prewar to lowriders, we don’t care, numbers means a lot to the growth of any show.
*** Sunscreen, lawnchair,camera ( we sit around and bicycle talk while show is on)
*** if you want to sell bicycles its o.k. to place a small forsale sign on them in the show area.
*** if you want to sell parts its o.k. but we wont have room for it in the show area and we get together after the show in parking lot for a short swap.
***Bring something to put under your kickstands in case ground is soft, we find a metal elecrtical box cover available at Lowe’s etc. for 29 cents works great.

Please join us in a great time. Directions are on the website or email me

MISC:   Stingray BX posted by: DannyJoe on 7/11/2003 at 4:21:44 AM
Has anyone heard of this model? Is it an early BMX type? I'm starting from scratch with just a chaingaurd and fender set, Schwinn Stingray BX, musclebike or BMX'ER ?

FOR SALE:   Motorized bicycles and motor kits posted by: Jeremy on 7/10/2003 at 4:31:38 PM
Check out for cool custom motorized bikes and motor kits.
48cc gas 2-stroke motor makes 2 horsepower and can reach speeds of 30+ mph in stock form.
Chain driven with a manual clutch for a real motorcycle feel.
Motor kit can be adapted to almost any bicycle.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Motorized bicycles and motor kits posted by Nick on 7/10/2003 at 5:18:44 PM
YAWN Tying of the infomercials!

MISC:   stingray frame posted by: jeff on 7/10/2003 at 2:16:58 AM
Hi everyone I need some help with just information of a schwinn frame, it is a stingray frame, what i need to know is the stingray jr. frame smaller than the standard stingray frame, i wouold hate to put my efforts into a complete resto if the frame sizes are diff, i need a standard stingray frame to make a deluxe. i have a frame just need to know if it is the right size. thanks jeff

   RE:MISC:   stingray frame posted by Andrew on 7/11/2003 at 12:50:20 PM
Yes, the Jr. frame is smaller. The JR. frame was created out of the 1963, '64 Stingray frame when the larger frame was introduced in 1965. If your building a '64 DeLuxe, a Jr. frame is the right size. A later deluxe uses larger frame. Hope this makes sense to you.

   RE:RE:MISC:   stingray frame posted by jeff on 7/11/2003 at 4:30:13 PM
thanks andrew so i need to check the year on the bike to be able to determin the size are u saying if it is a 64' 63' it very well could be a jr. does the jr have 20" wheels, i am only writing cause i want to build a deluxe stingray and i have never seen either size jr or standard so the sizes are questionable to me, thanks again

   RE:MISC:   stingray frame posted by Andrew on 7/12/2003 at 1:48:17 AM
The name Junior wasn't used till '65. (they simply used '63-'64 Stingray frame size and put the Jr. name along with smaller bars, seat, S-7 wheel which you can't put the slik or Knobby on). All had 20" wheels, but S-7 & S-2 are different! Early, early Singrays (May '63 to mid'64 had 36 spoke S-2....later ones had 28 spokes). You should get Liz Fried's Stingray book, you can spot many of the details of all models in the Great photo's in the book. 1964 DeLuxe was the only DeLuxe with the Smaller frame. These are among the more valuble Stingray's but only with correct parts. You probably should see these bikes in person at a show to learn whats right and whats wrong.

WANTED:   Midget Stingray posted by: Dave Armstrong on 7/9/2003 at 5:23:46 PM
Looking for a good, ridable Schwinn "Midget" (16") Stingray. Please email with details.
Dave Armstrong

MISC:   timing is everything posted by: tyson on 7/9/2003 at 4:55:41 PM
here is a good story for everyone. this morning i hauled some old carpet to the dump and as i was waiting, i looked over at the scrap metal and saw a blue schwinn bicycle with a gear shifter. so i grabbed it and threw it in the truck, without much thought to it. dumped the carpet and came home. i got to cleaning it up a bit, got the serial number and checked it out. turns out its a 66 fast back. not bad for a trip to the dump.

   RE:MISC:   timing is everything posted by JC on 7/10/2003 at 12:37:33 PM
Nice find!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MISC:   Stingray BX posted by: DannyJoe on 7/9/2003 at 3:20:19 AM
I was given a chaingaurd and fender set,the chaingaurd decal's say Schwinn Stingray BX, I'm not really a muscle-bike collector although I have a few none Schwinn's. My question is what does the BX stand for on the chaingaurd?

   RE:MISC:   Stingray BX posted by Drew on 7/9/2003 at 10:43:22 PM
Not a bad find.....I rescued my Nov.'63 lime Stingray frame which was strapped to the side of a garbage truck! Driver wanted $10. which I gladly forked over.

   RE:MISC:   Stingray BX posted by Drew on 7/9/2003 at 10:45:57 PM
Oops, was meant for tyson's posting above%

   RE:MISC:   Stingray BX posted by andy on 7/11/2003 at 4:24:58 AM
I had one of these bikes when I was a kid. Appearently it is pretty rare now. I got the bike new probably around 1978-1980. The bx stands for "bicycle cross". This bike was made when bmx bikes first came out. It was a stingray with knobby tires on front and rear, chrome bmx style handlebars, and a 10 speed/bmx style seat. Mine was blue, my brother had a red one. These were the only ones I have ever seen. I remember asking the man at the schwinn dealership that exact question.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Stingray BX posted by DannyJoe on 7/11/2003 at 4:43:03 AM
Thank's Andy, I put up a new post as you were replying on the subject. The part's were giving to me by a co-worker, now I need to find out what happened to the rest of the bike. I've yet to see a photo of this model, if anybody know's the whereabout's of one on the web please let me know. Thank's, DJ.

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Stingray BX posted by jeff on 7/11/2003 at 4:34:36 PM
i just recently found two rims 20" s-2 for a schwinn bmx with 36 spokes of a larger guage, they need rechromed but may be worth it.also the need some welding on the sides were the rust has eaten thru i forgot about that sorry might not be worth it.

MISC:   removing rust (heavy) posted by: dale on 7/8/2003 at 12:01:24 AM
could anyone tell me if their is a way to remove heavy rust from chrome, handle bars,springer forks. thanks

   RE:MISC:   removing rust (heavy) posted by Corey on 7/8/2003 at 3:36:33 AM
try a razor blade it works and doesent scratch i used it on a heavely rusted rim and it cam out good


   RE:RE:MISC:   removing rust (heavy) posted by Skip Intro on 7/8/2003 at 2:10:02 PM
Use bronze wool like they sell in the cleaning kit here. It is softer than a razor blade and lasts longer than steel wool and it won't scratch the chrome.

WANTED:    Wtb or TRADE for Stik shift Fastback posted by: Corey on 7/7/2003 at 11:04:52 PM
im looking for a fastback stik shift year does not matter but has to be stik shift..... i really want a 66 or 67... I HAVE bikes to trade for it ..... please someone help me


   RE:WANTED:    Wtb or TRADE for Stik shift Fastback posted by jeff on 7/11/2003 at 4:37:07 PM
hi there what do u have to trade i have a restored 67 copperton ramshorn in mint condition with copper hb tape, grips and streamers, 5 speed shifter schwinn hb not wald, bow pedals speedo ect.

   RE:RE:WANTED:    Wtb or TRADE for Stik shift Fastback posted by corey on 7/15/2003 at 3:28:58 PM
i might be getting a swing bike soon but for now i have a 24"inch amf, a single speed stingray a lowrider ... i might consider trading my huffy stick shioft bike... email me for mor info on any theye anyhting u are looking for ? i might have it

i will trade like to bikes or one etc...


   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:    Wtb or TRADE for Stik shift Fastback posted by corey on 7/15/2003 at 8:19:58 PM
hey just today i got some rare aluminum rims... called moto mag II as in two....

corey can u email me a pic?

WANTED:   INFORMATION! posted by: Susie on 7/7/2003 at 9:06:34 PM
Does anyone know anything(!) about steyr bikes? Did the steyr company make bikes before they merged with Daimler and Puch? Is there any way to date a steyr?
Thanks! Susie

A pic of a steyr frame-

   RE:WANTED:   INFORMATION! posted by Paul on 7/17/2003 at 1:16:10 AM
Hi Susie.
I happen to be looking for the same info. as you.
When I find something I'll pass it on and perhaps you can do the same for me.
Thanks, Paul

WANTED:   Chain Guard posted by: SPC on 7/5/2003 at 4:16:44 PM
Is there anyblody that has, or knows someone who has, a Murray Eliminator II chain guard for sale?

   RE:WANTED:   Chain Guard posted by jeff on 7/11/2003 at 4:39:09 PM
if you supply me with a picture i might be able to find one at my source-conections house.

   RE:RE:WANTED:   Chain Guard posted by jeff on 7/11/2003 at 4:47:14 PM
i just checked out the picture database and saw the murray elimator chainguard and i have indeed seen two of these here at my connections house email me and i willl get a photo of the chainguard if u would like to see it first

AGE / VALUE:   montgomery ward hawthorne posted by: kevin on 7/5/2003 at 3:55:23 AM