FOR SALE:   stingrays, junior and fastback posted by: mike on 9/25/2003 at 7:47:46 AM
both of these are for sale here first, then to ebay if i dont get any good offers.

1965 stingray junior. blue. all original but needs total restoration.

1967 stingray fastback, black. was green originally. original f/f, all else customed with chrome parts. short 3-speed stick. this one is just killer to ride! and it doesnt need a thing.

please email me with an offer, thanks.


WANTED:   24 inch Redline slick posted by: Perry on 9/24/2003 at 12:51:28 PM
I've looked all over but can't seem to find what I want. Anyone make a repro 24 inch redline slick? It's for a bike that is ridden and I don't want to ruin NOS. A good used one?

   RE:WANTED:   24 inch Redline slick posted by Jay on 9/27/2003 at 2:48:10 AM
Check ebay. I just saw a 24" redline slick for sale. Search for muscle bike. I think that's how came across it.

   THANKS posted by Perry on 9/29/2003 at 11:58:39 AM
Last week there was a really nice NOS that I bid $50.00 on but it went to $60.00.

FOR SALE:   original stingray applecrate posted by: Jeremy on 9/21/2003 at 2:39:50 AM
Bike is all original (suspension, brakes, 5 speed,paint.) Needs rear brake cable and seat is cracked. Make offer $

   RE:FOR SALE:   original stingray applecrate posted by Chris on 9/21/2003 at 4:50:00 PM
Put it on e- bay! This is a Schwinn Apple krate!
Get somebody to put it on e- bay for you.

AGE / VALUE:   fs: elimanator and wildcat posted by: Chopper Tom on 9/20/2003 at 10:32:31 PM
i have a murray f-1 elimanator ripe on both sides of seat. non origanal tires other then that all origanal coaster model 90 plus shipping and then i have a purple wildcat coaster model all origanal ride able nice chrome 50 plus shipping

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   fs: elimanator and wildcat posted by john on 9/23/2003 at 4:21:35 AM
if you could email me a pic of your wildcat.i may be interested.thank you ,john

AGE / VALUE:   wtb:campus green stingray posted by: Chopper Tom on 9/20/2003 at 10:31:36 PM
im looking for a another schwinn stingray campus green stingray can be coaster 3 or 5 speed complete or close to it want it to have mag not lucky 7 thanks

AGE / VALUE:   WTB NOS Violet H/W Grips - 2 Pair, w/streamers if possible posted by: Matt on 9/20/2003 at 9:35:40 PM
They came in a package together, labeled "Ape Grips" and they had streamers in them already. I would like to buy 2 NOS pairs with streamers if you've got them, but I'd take 2 NOS pairs without streamers if that's all that's available. I've got a ton of stuff to trade if you're interested in a trade. LMK.

MISC:   Murray Firecat posted by: Chris on 9/20/2003 at 5:16:22 PM
I have already posted this ? once, but my computer is crap, and hasn't been working lately, and I tried to find my original question but couldn't. Apologies to anyone this may bother but here it is again. I have a firecat frame and fork with springer front, fork is bent slightly but I assume I can staighten it. Does anyone have parts for this, I would be interested in anything I don't have. Thanks Chris.

MISC:   KIRK MAGNESUIM posted by: Christian on 9/20/2003 at 11:52:49 AM
can anyone give any info on a kirk magnesuim frame in white,good condition?I would swap for basically anything even you missus,or African grey parrots with hairlips.
Diolch.(thanks in Welsh)

   RE:MISC:   KIRK MAGNESUIM posted by CatfoodRob on 9/20/2003 at 8:27:53 PM
Walton is outside Warrington, not too far from the Welsh borders... If your pasport is up to date, the Bicycle museum at Walton Hall Gardens has a couple of Kirks, both in bare aluminium. One would be open to offers if you are a true enthusiast.

MISC:   any info on huffy "rawhide" bike posted by: ? on 9/20/2003 at 5:27:47 AM
any info or links appreciated. can send photos. bike has plastic fenders with rope and bull head decals, white and burgundy paint on frame and fork, and a burgundy "leather" like banana seat. email me with any photo request. serials are from the early eighties as far as I can tell

FOR SALE:   Schwinn Parts posted by: Stu on 9/19/2003 at 1:34:33 AM
I have a lot of Schwinn NOS and Used Parts for sale.
3 speed and 5 speed rims
........ Many More!
Just e-mail me and let me know what you need and we can definately work something out.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Parts posted by gene mcdonald on 9/20/2003 at 12:13:38 AM
HI im looking 20 inch frame and kranks bars etc.let know thank you

   RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Parts posted by Chris on 9/20/2003 at 4:39:40 PM
I would be interested in 3 or 5 spd rims please, let me know.

   RE:FOR SALE:   Schwinn Parts posted by cgaston on 9/24/2003 at 12:49:09 PM
Mr Stu, I sent you the correct funds for a krate speedometer last month on bikeicons thru pay pal. could you please tell me when I will receive it thankyou. cegaston

WANTED:   WTB: 1971 Fastback rims and tires posted by: Travis on 9/18/2003 at 8:44:29 PM
I'm looking for a set of rims for a 1971 fastback. If not a set i could use the rear 5 speed rim. Also looking for a couple sets of fastback tires. Let me know if you have anything along these lines.

MISC:   Musclebike Only Newsletter posted by: Matt on 9/17/2003 at 2:35:49 AM
I'm a subscriber to the NBJ (Newsletter by John) and was wondering what everyone thinks of maybe starting a newsletter just for musclebikes. John does a great job with all kinds of bike info and serves a hugely valuable purpose to the hobby. This isn't a knock on him in any way, just that I've been toying with the idea of starting a newsletter to focus on Stingrays and all manners of offbrand musclebikes. I'm thinking of doing an electronic version in either Microsoft Word or probably Microsoft Powerpoint because there is a free Powerpoint viewer to be had for reading the newsletter. I'm also thinking of mailing it out as well for collectors who do not have a computer or who just want a print version. Subscription rates would reflect the medium of choice, (ie. print subscriptions would cost more than electronic to reflect the mailing/production costs) Advertisements would be available and cheap. I'm not looking to make money, just something fun to provide info for us mid 30's to late 40's year old muscle bike maniacs reliving our youth. What do you all think? Drop me a line and let me know.

   RE:MISC:   Musclebike Only Newsletter posted by John on 9/18/2003 at 1:41:43 AM

Thank you I have been waiting for someone to do this. When can I get a printed copy? Keep in touch with me on this.

   RE:MISC:   Musclebike Only Newsletter posted by Stuart on 9/19/2003 at 1:34:25 AM
That sounds very good, I think that you should do it. I would for sure subscribe. Good Luck,

   RE:MISC:   Musclebike Only Newsletter posted by Niels on 9/22/2003 at 10:10:21 PM
Brilliant. Do it for sure, you've got atleast 2 subcribers here.


AGE / VALUE:   what make year posted by: gene mcdonald on 9/17/2003 at 1:01:17 AM

AGE / VALUE:   schwinn posted by: eugene mcdonald on 9/15/2003 at 9:38:37 PM
Hi i have aschwinn frame not sure if it is a stingray can anybody help serial number AF41845 Thank you

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   schwinn posted by Todd on 9/17/2003 at 12:11:47 AM
As far as I know a 20" Schwinn frame, Stingray or not, is the same frame. AF would be Jan. 1970.

AGE / VALUE:   I love the surprises. posted by: Chris on 9/15/2003 at 8:41:59 PM
Pulling open a drawer in a new place. What is there to find?
I'm being careful to get everything of interest or everything that is a real bargain. Trying to not forget anything this time.

It's stuck! Ok, it's open.
Guess what? I actually recognize what I am seeing. That helps!
It's about 75 or so of those white plastic Sturmey- Archer caps that go over the indicator chain nut for the Raleigh bicycles. The large ones!
I can't believe it!
We put them all in a little bag for $2.00!

Spending my teenage years in the bike shop looking into these roll out parts drawers and buying up everything I could get my paws on has paid off. I have a large amount of those nifty red R nuts.
I just liked them and Raleigh was a favorite brand. Still is!

E- bay. who would have thought of such a thing.
If I went back in time and spoke with my younger double. I would not believe what the older, Chris from the future would be saying.
All the things I missed, Oh, it hurts to think about it.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   I love the surprises. posted by CatfoodRob on 9/16/2003 at 7:44:27 PM
Ive got some of the larger ones, deeper end than the common 70`s 80````s ones..
Chris, what are they off????? I thought maybe 3+2 sturmeys? or just pre 70`s ones?

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   I love the surprises. posted by on 9/17/2003 at 12:26:34 AM
Well, I could be wrong, but my take on these is. I think these large ones go on the Raleigh Choppers while the smaller ones went on everything else.

I have the dealer literature, the green service books and that stuff and I'll sit and look this up and get to the real story.

   RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   I love the surprises. posted by on 9/17/2003 at 12:27:42 AM
Catfood, E- mail me and I'll answer you back. I have news!