WANTED:   wanted: kent pink lighting chain gaurd and sissy bar posted by: j on 12/16/2004 at 6:36:01 AM
looking for a chain gaurd off a 16" or 20" Kent "Pink lightning" girls bike. I'm not sure if theres a boys version, but the chain gaurd is shaped like a schwinn almost but has two indentured lines and two mounting tabs, the mounting tabs arent important, just the lines :)

also need a chrome sissy bar for a 16" ross polo bike, but any sissy bar that looks like this will do.
its sort of a schwinn style sissy bar but has four holes at the bottom for mounting. some rust and scratches are ok.
I could also use a yellow glitter banana seat, thanks, weststreetbikes@hotmail.com

   RE:WANTED:   wanted: kent pink lighting chain gaurd and sissy bar posted by mike on 12/25/2004 at 9:17:09 PM
could you post a picture of your polo jr. i think i have the same bike. Check out http://community.webshots.com/photo/161397693/162020344yIRZkE
This bike is insane to pull wheelies with

WANTED:   20" Springer posted by: Scot on 12/13/2004 at 1:54:10 PM
I have a '65 Stingray that came with a blue band 2speed and springer. The springer is missing one straight truss rod and an "AS" bolt. Do you know where I can find these parts used, as new chrome will not match the rest of the bike? The straight rod/truss in the picture is the piece that I need. The overall length of the rod is 17 1/2". The distance from the center of the "AS" bolt at the top of the fork to the center of the axle is 16 1/2".

Does anyone know "SCHWINN MAN IN TEXAS"?


MISC:   old muscle bike rim posted by: mike on 12/12/2004 at 1:11:30 AM
I have an old rusty coaster 20" rear rim that i need to be identified. It has a spoke protector and a Archer Sturmy coaster hub. The rim is very wide lokks like its for a slick. May be from a Raleigh chopper coaster or an schwinn krate coaster

   RE:MISC:   old muscle bike rim posted by kev on 12/21/2004 at 1:57:44 PM
Hey Mike
drop me a line about the rim and hub please - keyzkev @hotmail.com - just lose the gap - it stops spam!
cheers! - kev

WANTED:   HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3speed cable posted by: mike. on 12/11/2004 at 9:18:26 AM
i recently aquired a near mint 1970 schwinn stingray fastback, with the 3 speed stick shift. i am now searching for an authentic replacement cable. all the cables i find either have the bolt-on end (which i dont care for and would not keep to original theme) is too long, or both. i need the short stick-shift 3speed cable for a sturmey-archer hub. does anyone have this one particular part?


AGE / VALUE:   64? sears spyder posted by: rod on 12/11/2004 at 2:43:18 AM
i have a sears 20" spyder & im trying to find the year
it is red with white fenders & blue racing stripe 3 speed hand brakes & a speedometer,i will email a picture this is original & in excellent condition!!! 814 603 1781

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   64? sears spyder posted by fellow vintage biker on 12/19/2004 at 10:48:31 PM
your description sounds like it would be a mid 1970's based on the multi colors ...

AGE / VALUE:   64? sears spyder posted by: rod on 12/11/2004 at 2:43:18 AM
i have a sears 20" spyder & im trying to find the year
it is red with white fenders & blue racing stripe 3 speed hand brakes & a speedometer,i will email a picture this is original & in excellent condition!!!

MISC:   Raleigh Chopper MK1 custom on eBay... posted by: Kurt K on 12/10/2004 at 12:23:47 AM
It could use a lot of work, but I must say that I think the Raleigh Chopper looks GREAT with a 20" in front. With the setup that it has now, it looks more like some form of commuter bike...


No relation to seller.

Take care,


AGE / VALUE:   Fair lady posted by: laura on 12/8/2004 at 11:42:29 PM
Im looking for a schwinn fairlady rose and white
please help

MISC:   STOLEN BIKE - UPDATE posted by: West Street Bikes on 12/7/2004 at 11:36:30 PM
Update on the stolen 20" BMX Cruiser Custom by West Street Bikes:

Photo attached, and specific features below:

*Satin black painted frame, custom made from Huffy frame (serial number on the right side of the headtube), other frame parts from Murray and Trek (note the dual diameter top tube - larger section has mounts for water bottle).
*Chrome 18" front fork, off a Kent flatlander and had the flatlander stickers at time of thevery. Front 20" wheel clears this fork just barely.
*36 spoke 20" rims painted red (NOT dished rims, as the 3D C.A.D. rendering indicates), with white tires. Rear tire is slightly stained in spots.
*Red seat with small gold braces, silver seatpost
*VERY tight frame geometry
*Conventional 16/20" Murray/Magna BMX handlebars in red with black BMX grips
*Black plastic pedals
*Singlespeed setup with chrome crank, chrome chainwheel with swirl pattern.

Last seen December 6th behind the West Street Bikes shop. Stolen approx. 1:00 P.M.

Area of thevery was central Long Island, New York. Bike may be 100+ miles from site of theft - this bike may be anywhere on LI.

Bike fans are urged to check thrift shops, junk stores, pawn shops and to keep an eye on the bikes around town. If you spot a bicycle that may match this description, try to get a closer look, and if possible/applicalble, a description of the rider.

Any reported sightings or other information should be sent ASAP to "J." at: weststreetbikes@hotmail.com

Thank you very much.

J. Dude - West Street Bikes
Kurt K. - Alden Cycles U.S.A of Florida


   RE:MISC:   STOLEN BIKE - UPDATE posted by ian on 12/8/2004 at 11:45:51 PM
friend !

   RE:RE:MISC:   STOLEN BIKE - UPDATE posted by Kurt K on 12/9/2004 at 1:32:13 AM

   RE:MISC:   STOLEN BIKE - UPDATE posted by kim on 12/10/2004 at 1:23:59 PM
Sorry to hear about the theft.
This is a good time to remind everyone that you should write down a list of the serial numbers of your bikes.

WANTED:   !!!!STOLEN BIKE!!!!!! PLEASE HELP FIND IT!!! posted by: j on 12/7/2004 at 6:11:15 AM
On sunday december 5th one of my Custom Built Bikes was stolen right off my backyard patio!!!
the bike has a Black frame thats a 20" BMX boys bike with a girls frame welded where the head tube would be.
the rims are red with all white tires, the seat and handlebars are red also. it also has a Chrome fork off a Kent flatlander, at the time of the theft it still had the flatlander stickers on it. the bike probably has been repainted by now but no other bike has this frame (locally anyway) Please help me find it!
its in the New york / Long Island area.
if you see it please post here or send me an email, thanks, I'd really like to recover it!!

WANTED:   HUFFY "THE WHEEL" posted by: marty on 12/6/2004 at 12:56:37 AM


   RE:WANTED:   HUFFY posted by gmain on 12/7/2004 at 6:36:00 AM
i have a 69 Murray Eliminator Mk 1 Whirl O Wheel. nos wheel. frame, fork, crank, chaingaurd all original, has wrong seat.

   RE:WANTED:   HUFFY posted by Brad on 12/30/2004 at 4:20:47 PM
I know of a guy that has a Huffy with a steering wheel on it. If you want his phone number, email me and i'll give it to you. the bike is in very good shape.

WANTED:   overload tube for schwinn manta ray posted by: Lee T.Clayton on 12/5/2004 at 8:28:32 PM
I just bought a shifter for my Manta Ray, but need the overload tube for it. Can anyone help me get one??

FOR SALE:   swing bike posted by: al on 12/4/2004 at 9:06:29 PM
Hi guys I have a restored swing bike blue in real nice shape, I will sell it, or trade for a looptail bmx pk ripper let me know if you have any ideas thanks

WANTED:   68 or so stingray posted by: Dan kocher on 11/30/2004 at 5:10:42 AM
I had a brother that died in 1970 - he had what I'll describe below (as best I can) - I believe it was a 1968 5 speed sting ray with a green & yellow bannanna seat with a high sissy bar. Next to the 5 speed lever was a Red parking brake & it also had a hand brake for the back wheel. The back tire was a slick & the front tire was small. I'm hoping to find a model of this bike... Thanks for any help in finding it.



   RE:WANTED:   68 or so stingray posted by Jeff on 11/30/2004 at 10:09:00 PM
Sounds like a Huffy Slingshot. You may wanna check the picture database here and see.Good Luck,

MISC:   60's/70's Rapido muscle bike posted by: mike on 11/28/2004 at 11:16:51 PM
My friend has just aquired a yellow muscle bike that has a headbadge that says rapido. any info(value,pics) would be greatly appreciated.