MISC:   Head Badge Info. posted by: sambo on 8/10/2003 at 1:59:21 PM
Can someone give me a brief history lesson on the differences between the Schwinn Head Badges; what do the numbers mean; how do u tell more value; "Chicago" etc....??? Thnx.
Sandown, NH

   RE:MISC:   Head Badge Info. posted by Drew on 8/10/2003 at 4:51:17 PM
The numbers indicate day of the year & year, mine is 3328....so that means the 332nd day of 1978. Schwinn did this from about 1970-82 as far as I know. Schwinn badges before 1965 did not have 'Chicago' at bottom and these are worth more then the later ones and are correct for '63 and '64 Stingrays. Later ones with numbers are easier to find and you would want one that matches the year of the bike.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Head Badge Info. posted by sambo on 8/10/2003 at 11:25:32 PM
Thnx. for the reply. Anyone else????

AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Pixie Stingray posted by: D. C. Wilson on 8/5/2003 at 6:53:51 PM
What's a completely original, red, girl's Schwinn Pixie Stingray in good condition worth these days?

FOR SALE:   1965 Schwinn Sting Ray FOR SALE posted by: Kerri on 8/4/2003 at 9:21:55 PM
1965 Schwinn Sting Ray - great restoration project
-Sorry, no high loop sissy bar, just a regular one!
-serial # MAxxxxx
-I bought it as a frame, so the only orginal parts are the cranks, headset, fork, and chainguard.
-I have pieced it together just to ride.
-Please go to the link below to see pictures and feel free to e-mail me directly with any questions (kdtanker@yahoo.com)

MISC:   1977 Murry King Kat posted by: jeff brands on 8/4/2003 at 2:23:02 AM
Where can I find parts for the King kat

WANTED:   Murray "Firecat?" Chopper!! posted by: Miguel on 8/3/2003 at 2:15:34 AM
I used to own one of these about 15-20 years ago. I remember it weighing a TON, and it was hard to pedal quickly without the front end lifting up, lol! Still would love to have one again. Preferably with the shock absorbing seat struts and seat intact, but a frame and forks in usable condition will work. Mine had red paint, and screen type decals that went from red to orange to yellow. Let me know if you have one of these old boat anchors around, PLEASE!? I want to do an updated version with straight style handlebars, candy paint, etc. Kind of like an "American Chopper" style custom. HELP!!

Just to be sure, this isn't a muscle bike or sting ray style bicycle. If you do a a murray search on the database, you will see what I'm talking about:-)

   RE:WANTED:   Murray posted by ChopperTom on 8/5/2003 at 4:45:28 PM
great to know that youre terying to find a firecat from your childhood. i have 2 of them not for sale though but thought youd liek to here about them and see mine.
well 1 of them is all origanal bought it for ohmost 150 and then it comes to my favorite cat. i bought it at a yardsale for 5 dollars all rust even frame fork etc 100 percent rust and it looked ugly. i bought it used a drill and steelwool and all rust ohmost came off then my dad painted thye frame sparkle black. then i started customizing it i put a 3sped murray stich shift on there 16 inch front bigger bars etc and made it look good. you rember right they do wigh a ton and they go slow unles you stand up etc. heres my webpage adress if you wanna see my customized one
http://hometown.aol.com/murrayfirecat77/ anymore ?s etc email me at murrayfirecat77@aol.com

   RE:WANTED:   Murray posted by Jimbo Jones on 8/6/2003 at 5:35:27 AM
One went up on Ebay today.

   RE:WANTED:   Murray posted by Jimbo on 8/6/2003 at 5:47:11 AM
Correction, its a sears. Chopper in title. Same basic bike.

   RE:RE:WANTED: Murray posted by Miguel on 8/8/2003 at 5:20:42 PM
Oh man, that is a nice looking ride!'! I love the sissy bar pad! Gonna go check out the ebay chopper now, thanks for responding!,,Miguel

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED: Murray posted by Miguel on 8/8/2003 at 5:44:24 PM
Well, I searched several times but could not find it. Would you have a link by chance? Item number? Thanks, Miguel

   RE:WANTED: Murray posted by Miguel on 8/9/2003 at 1:39:35 AM
NM, I FINALLY found it. That person is out of their mind. I almost died laughing at the starting bid of $179. I could make one for less than that? Anyway, thanks for the heads up. Back to the search, sigh.......

AGE / VALUE:   Rarest Muscle bikes posted by: Brian G. on 7/31/2003 at 8:13:50 PM
I'm looking for input on the rarest muscle bikes for an article being written on the subject. there will be two segments, early years up to 1967 and later models, 1968 through 1975. Any info is helpful.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rarest Muscle bikes posted by Drew on 8/2/2003 at 10:07:57 PM
The all time rarest has to be the pre-Stingray Huffy Penguin made in 1962, very few made, maybe 250!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rarest Muscle bikes posted by CatfoodRob on 8/4/2003 at 6:58:55 PM
So rare no one seems to have a picture of one.....
If they ever existed, does anyone have a picture? Id love to see one.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rarest Muscle bikes posted by kev on 8/6/2003 at 11:45:38 AM
Or how about the rebadged raleigh choppers sold through eaton's of canada, especially the girls model without the crossbar?
(still looking for any info at all on these - anybody help?) - -cheers - -kev

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rarest Muscle bikes posted by CatfoodRob on 8/6/2003 at 5:37:48 PM
For info on the Eatons range of Raleigh bikes ,refer to the "re-badged choppers" article on www.raleighchopper.info

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Rarest Muscle bikes posted by Steve on 8/20/2003 at 12:56:43 AM
the one I would like to see is a canadian Sears Screamer! It's got a totally different frame than the US version. It's actually a CCM Marauder frame!!CCM made the frames for the Sears bikes.

AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Fireball posted by: Robby on 7/29/2003 at 3:42:29 PM
can anyone tell me about the Raleigh Fireball One. When they were made, what they are worth, did they make a girls model too. any info would be great..

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Fireball posted by CatfoodRob on 7/29/2003 at 7:38:44 PM
Robby, theres the Raleigh Fireball story on www.raleighchopper.info its in the history articles.
Dont suppose you have a spare seat for one do you?

WANTED:   date for schwinn picnic in seattle? posted by: jon on 7/29/2003 at 5:41:11 AM
Any body from Seattle have any information for the Schwinn picnic/swapmeet/bikeshow near Greenlake

WANTED:    1969 Iverson Dragstripper posted by: John on 7/29/2003 at 4:08:52 AM
I have been looking for this bike for a long time . Please see EBAY # 2185483719 and 2184744965. This is what it looks like. I missed out on it. Can anyone help? Looking for a complete bike.


   RE:WANTED:    1969 Iverson Dragstripper posted by humberchristopher28@hotmail.com on 8/1/2003 at 9:49:38 PM
Mine is not complete, not by a mile. I'm missing the badge and wheels and what I have needs cleaning and work.
Then again, I only paid 10.00 for it.
I have a frame, fork, cissy bar with pads, seat, shifter, and fenders.
I got to see what my missing badge looks like by lookin at the e- bay pictures.

FOR SALE:   motorized bicycles and motor kits posted by: Jeremy on 7/28/2003 at 4:32:50 PM
Check out Cali Cruzer for cool custom motorized bikes at www.calicruzer.com. 48cc gas 2-stroke motor makes 2 horsrpower and can reach speeds of 30+ mph. Chain driven with a manual clutch for a real motorcycle feel. Street legal. No insurance or registration required. Only a regular drivers permit and DOT approved helmet needed. Complete bikes and motor kits available.

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Orange Krate posted by: Chris Felke on 7/28/2003 at 2:13:00 PM
I have just listed a super nice unrestored schwinn orange krate sting ray with 5 speed stick-shift and springer front on ebay. This is an all original bike down to the grips. If anyone is interested, please check it out at link below. Thanks, felkman


AGE / VALUE:   Grey Ghost pedals? posted by: Jake the man with the snake on his face on 7/27/2003 at 8:01:28 AM
I picked up a huffy a while back for the nice vintage seat that was on it. Anyways I took that and the pedals off of it and tossed the rest. The pedals say schwinn approved on the end cap. Appear to be made by union of germany. Have small clear reflectors on them and the shaft is a silver color with a flat blade style groove on the end.

I put them on my my dads bike but have since took them off because he is a thrashmaster.

Its gold! Gold I tells ya! (is it?)

MISC:   Westpoint Aerobee question? posted by: DannyJoe on 7/27/2003 at 2:55:54 AM
On the New England Musclebike site there is an Aerobee model musclebike made by AMF, today I purchased an Aerobee with the same distinctive chaingaurd only this bike was made by Westpoint. The Westpoint Aerobee seat is not really banana like but look's similar to a mini bike seat and it has the letters BX on the back of the seat, strut's support the back of the seat where a sissybar would be. Is this the wrong seat for this bike or do I have a very early BMX bike, it has high handlebars with what appears to be BMX grips. Is anyone familiar with this make and model?

   RE:MISC:   Westpoint Aerobee question? posted by Mark on 7/31/2003 at 7:12:36 PM
Westpoint sold bikes which were manufactured for them by AMF the maker of the Aerobee. What you have there is most likely an Aerobee with some later BMX type mods.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Westpoint Aerobee question? posted by DannyJoe on 8/1/2003 at 2:40:52 AM
Would the later Bmx type mods. be factory changes or individual owner changes?

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Westpoint Aerobee question? posted by Mark on 8/1/2003 at 2:14:20 PM
They would be individual owner changes.

   RE:RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Westpoint Aerobee question? posted by DannyJoe on 8/2/2003 at 1:27:18 AM
Thank ya much! Banana seat/bar and a grip change should get it close to home,it does have a neat looking guard.

AGE / VALUE:   Western Flyer information posted by: Benjermin on 7/25/2003 at 4:50:40 AM
My dad has an old bike which looks like a beach cruiser type bike. It is very old looking. It is labeled on the seat post as a "Western Flyer" and labeled on a design piece as a "Cosmic Flyer." It is blue and white and comes with built-in headlamps and rack over the rear tire. It is a single speed and has a wide seat with white covering over foam. The rims are anywhere between 20-25" and have tire approaching or exceeding 2" in width. The whole frame is decked out in space-inspired design motif (falling stars, nebulae). It has cruiser handlebars with blue translucent, glittery handlebar grips. It looks like it came with a bike pump, but it is missing. Can anyone tell me about this bike's manufacturer, it's age, and perhaps it's value?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

P.S. Sorry for any spelling errors that may appear...

AGE / VALUE:   Rapido posted by: Randy on 7/25/2003 at 1:29:32 AM
I have a Rapido Checoslovac made I believe It has hi rise handle bars -bananna seat --three speed stick shift I think---- ( it has L 1 2 3 H ) on the stick shift. It is blue with checker board on the front. It has white wall tires on it. Is there any value to this bike.