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Archived: Musclebikes (Sting-Rays, Krates, Choppers, etc.)

AGE / VALUE:Bike that the rear wheel turned posted by: Bill Tracy on 4/13/2004 at 2:46:57 PM
I'm looking for an old bike that a friend of mine had. It had a banana seat and if you pulled a pin or something, you could steer the rear whell with the seat. The whole crank assembly moved with the rear wheel as well. It was so strange! You could turn the from wheel and back wheel in the same direction and almost go sideways!

I'm trying to find out who made this bike so I can find out what it was called. Eventually I would love to find one!

Any info would be gretaly appreciated!


Bill Tracy
Paterson, NJ

   RE:AGE / VALUE:Bike that the rear wheel turned posted by Mark W. on 4/13/2004 at 7:07:45 PM
Bill, this is called a Swingbike. They are on ebay all the time. There are a couple nice ones on there now.


AGE / VALUE:HUFFY SLINGSHOT posted by: PAUL on 4/10/2004 at 6:37:20 AM

   RE:AGE / VALUE:HUFFY SLINGSHOT posted by randy on 4/16/2004 at 10:14:02 PM
I recently aquired a slingshot. Frame and steering are all in good condition. However it was less rims and tires, as well as the seat (I do have the seat frame). I've been working on restoreing it and was wondering how the back wheels were mounted.

WANTED:60'S BOYS ROLLFAST SKAT 5 posted by: Dale on 4/5/2004 at 8:38:55 PM
Hi! I am looking for a mid to late 60's boys 20 in. Rollfast coaster brake (SKAT 5) with original coppertone color paint in good condition. I will pay any reasonable price + shipping. Email me anytime, Thanks Dale

   RE:WANTED:60'S BOYS ROLLFAST SKAT 5 posted by JOE on 4/11/2004 at 1:47:15 PM
I have a Rollfast Skat 20
Its Gold.. has coaster brake
Sissy bar
in Good shape
nice chrome
seat is in Fair shape
not to many dings
has chain gard
i have picture

   RE:RE:WANTED:60'S BOYS ROLLFAST SKAT 5 posted by Dale on 4/14/2004 at 2:06:25 PM
I tried to contact you thru email. If you would like to sell the bike, please contact me. Click on my name and email me. Thanks Dale

   RE:RE:RE:WANTED:60'S BOYS ROLLFAST SKAT 5 posted by Ryan H. on 12/30/2004 at 8:06:07 PM
I have an old Skat 5 bike that i was going to fix up and keep but it is just sitting beside my shed.It is metallic green with the original rims frame and handlebars.It has another banana seat bikes grips on it and chain is rock solid and the pedals wont turn over it might be the berings inside.

AGE / VALUE:   sweet video for the stingray lover posted by: joe on 4/4/2004 at 5:42:38 AM

AGE / VALUE:drag stripper chain guard posted by: wade on 4/4/2004 at 4:45:02 AM
hi.. i am looking for a iverson drag stripper chainguard if anyone has one.. i will also have a drag stripper decal set for sale soon. if anyone has the guard or interested in decals email me at thehand72@yahoo.com

   RE:AGE / VALUE:drag stripper chain guard posted by gary m on 4/18/2004 at 7:08:34 PM
you can cut down a larger iverson chaingaurd for some of them, its same stamping just cut smaller.

FOR SALE:CCM stuff for sale posted by: Steve on 4/4/2004 at 1:50:01 AM
hey, I've got a bunch of CCM parts and frames here I'm getting rid of. except for my 3-speed Marauder project, everything's gotta go!

I have a 1972 single speed Marauder frame, powder-coated orange. 1971 green CCM muscle bike frame/fork (different than mustang), 1974 gold mustang frame/fork, Marauder sissy bar (the tall one), Marauder chain gaurd (orange lettering), a few slicks, a few ape hanger bars, a few other sissy bars, other assorted tires/hubs/parts. also another early seventies girls muscle bike called a cutlass, a nice complete resto project. I have pictures of a lot of this stuff, email me for info.

   RE:FOR SALE:CCM stuff for sale posted by Steve on 4/4/2004 at 2:23:40 AM
oh yeah, also a Marauder stick shift (SA "Sportshift")

   RE:FOR SALE:CCM stuff for sale posted by ccm mustang? on 5/21/2004 at 11:55:52 PM
I had a green CCM 3 speed with a double bar frame when I was a kid and it burned in a garage fire..I'd love to get my hands on one

AGE / VALUE:1970 Schwinn typhoon posted by: Brad on 4/3/2004 at 4:30:07 AM
I was just wondering what a 1070 schwinnn stingray 20" typhoon frame, fork, and chaingaurd were worth becuase my neighbor wants to buy mine and i aint sure what to sell it for....thanks.

WANTED:Vintage Parts/Accessories and Pee-Wee Herman's Bicycle! posted by: Adrian Rollini on 4/2/2004 at 6:38:11 PM
Hello all, I'm looking for some things and I could use a little help out there. Does anybody happen to have a set of balloon tire Monark fenders that they would be willing to part with? You know, those great, big, volumptuous fenders like they used to put on the Holiday models? Also I'm looking for some accessories- any body have an old "Make A Lite" generator? How about a set of old rear-fender skirt gurads- any brand (preferably Elgin)? One last question. Being into old bicycles, I'm sure we have all seen one point or another the film "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure." Well my question is this- does anyone know who made the loudspeaker deal he had on his handlebars, the one with the tiger (grrrr!) on it? I'm intrigued but can't seem to find much info on this...write me back if anyone has any leads on any of this stuff!

   By the way, anyone lookin' for a Sear's Spaceliner? posted by Adrian Rollini on 4/2/2004 at 6:46:29 PM
I have an old Sear's Spaceliner with the tank, sprocket cap, springer front end, rack, and chainguard for sale if anyone is interested!

MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by: Rob Daniels on 3/28/2004 at 12:59:56 AM
What do people think of the new Schwinn Sting-Ray?


   RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by Niels on 3/28/2004 at 10:07:35 PM
That's not a stingray...

Anyway; cool bike but call it what it is; something different.

   RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by Bobby on 3/29/2004 at 4:28:56 AM
Its NOT a Stingray, but thanks Schwinn for not making it look like Stingray or the Krate.

   RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by keyzkev on 3/29/2004 at 2:53:48 PM
Hey Niels
this reintroducing old stuff's getting popular eh??
when are ccm gonna redo the marauder???!!
- keyzkev

   RE:RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by Niels on 3/29/2004 at 5:42:20 PM
No joking there Kev! I don't really like it, but atleast we've got the good (old) stuff! The new 'ray is ok cus it is new, not a "reprint" and it is just incorrectly named.

The MK3, I'm not really into it. But I guess some people want to ride a Chopper, and don't care if it's real or not. Is it a RCOC concoction or Raliegh's doing, or both? Is Raliegh still good in the UK?

CCM's already done the Mustang, and they did a pretty bad job really. The frame is just ugly, and it reflects the cheapness of the company. Totally made out of the parts bin, unlike when Schwinn redid the Krate. Anyway, it's been discontinued now. Most have been turned into lowriders. It was introduced a few years too early I think, and was a poor seller.

I really hope they don't redo the Marauder; but it isn't as well known as the Mustang. EVERYONE had a Mustang.

What can you do, retro is the word of the day!

   RE:RE:RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by Kim on 3/29/2004 at 9:21:28 PM
I like the new one and I'm glad it is different than the earlier style. It makes my originals worth more!

   RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by MATT on 3/29/2004 at 9:52:28 PM

   RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by keyzkev on 3/29/2004 at 11:16:27 PM
Hey Niels
the mk3 chopper is all raleigh's own doing - maybe if they had of consulted with the rcoc it might have had a slightly better looking seat!!!
Just wait till you see one in the flesh - the mudguards and bars are a bit weird also!!
Never mind - it certainly has put interest in the bikes up a notch!
How about a transatlantic swap - mk3's for stingrays!!!
- keyzkev
ps - anybody got any info yet on the mag wheels supposed to be offered for the new 'ray???

   RE:RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by RobdH on 4/9/2004 at 3:51:35 PM
I owned a Marauder when I was in grade 4 and 5. I loved the bike and it was the envy of all my friends who had plain old Mustangs. However, although the frame looked cool, it was so poorly designed that the sheet metal top tube separated from the head tube after only 2 years of gentle use.

I'd love to see the bike reintroduced for this generation, but CCM would be wise to redesign the frame to be much stronger for extreme use expected of bikes today.

   RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by jjjj on 4/14/2004 at 4:04:26 PM
If your hung up over Schwinn calling the new bike a stingray... get over it... the Stingray name has been used on a lot of things from cars to bikes to paintball guns.
If you don't think the new bike is cool then your probably too old.

   RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by ziggy on 4/14/2004 at 11:01:30 PM
It looks like crap. A chopper wannabe.

   RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by gary m on 4/18/2004 at 7:14:34 PM
just like fiberglas thunderbird copycat cars have done, they will devalue the original. when every kid on the block has a shiny new stingray who will want an old one? or care that its 40 yrs old? darn few. this is a market based on desire, and if walmart can fill that need for $79 your days of getting $500 for stingrays are numbered. Except for the old gaurd of 50 yr old fat guys that couldnt ride them if they had to and own 30 of them. that crowd will continue to trade them at high price. the rest will laugh and shop at walmart.

   RE:RE:MISC:New Sting-Ray posted by brandon schmidtke on 12/11/2004 at 7:19:56 AM
hi im 11 years old,
i have a mustang marauder 3 speed without the shifter. im makin it into a chopper. got it 4 cheep price2. i actually kinda like the new sting ray. i like the looks of the old 1 better though.

AGE / VALUE:FOR SALE Boys Schwinn Sting Ray 5 Spd posted by: Pete on 3/26/2004 at 5:18:26 PM
I am selling a vintage blue Schwinn Boys Sting Ray 5 Speed (I believe the year is around 1971). This bike is NOT a Krate style, rather a regular Sting Ray style frame and S2 (?) wheel size with 5 speed, brakes etc. It is original (never been restored), in very decent shape. I am asking 400.00 firm.
For local pick up in So CA (to be arranged) or plus $ for shipping lower 48 only (to be determined). I will send pictures.
email: rlpolkus@yahoo.com
Thanks very kindly-Pete

   RE:AGE / VALUE:FOR SALE Boys Schwinn Sting Ray 5 Spd posted by Peter on 3/31/2004 at 3:18:22 PM
ERROR!!! The bike is a 1974-76 5 sp thumb shift Sting Ray as I have been made aware (Thanks Matt). Sorry for this min-info. The price is now 300.00 plus shipping or better offer. Email for pics if interested.

WANTED:wheels posted by: Paul on 3/26/2004 at 1:03:38 AM
Looking for front and rear wheels and tires for 1970 stingray fastback 5 speed, any leads would be appreciated

   RE:WANTED:wheels posted by Ted on 3/27/2004 at 12:22:42 PM
What type of rear wheel....1-speed, 3-speed or 5-speed ?

   RE:RE:WANTED:wheels posted by Paul on 4/6/2004 at 1:10:43 AM
I am looking for 5 speed rear wheel S-5 I believe.

AGE / VALUE:need info on old bike with shocks posted by: Grey on 3/25/2004 at 6:43:46 PM
i need help finding info on my bike. It is a 20" frame,it has front and back shocks,fenders,3 speed in hub shifter.There are no markings, names or numbers on the frame.it looks like a offroad motorcycle with no motor and pedals. email me if you think you know what this is. i can email images if you need. THANKS

   RE:AGE / VALUE:need info on old bike with shocks posted by Joseph on 3/26/2004 at 1:28:51 AM
May be a Mattel bronco. Do you have photos?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:need info on old bike with shocks posted by Niels on 3/26/2004 at 7:20:33 PM
What you are describing is an MX or motocross bike; forerunner to the BMX, and follower of the banana seat bike, more or less. They were made late 70's and early 80's. Most were coaster brakes, rather than 3 speeds. I can not tell you exactly what brand it was as they all fit that description. There would have been hundreds of different types available then, so unless you know the brand or model (and it must have been branded at some time), you will probably never find the EXACT bike you had. But, like I said, they were pretty much all the same back then, with a few variations, so any MX bike should fit the bill. Good luck!

FOR SALE:AeroBee Avenger 5 posted by: brent on 3/20/2004 at 4:00:04 AM
I have a aerobee avenger 5 for sale email me with any ? or info

AGE / VALUE:1967 schwinn Rams Horn posted by: Jess on 3/20/2004 at 12:55:39 AM
What is the going price for a original 1967 Rams Horn copper in color,complete except copper handlebar wrap and end caps,5 Sp.,unique handlebars

   RE:AGE / VALUE:1967 schwinn Rams Horn posted by wade on 4/9/2004 at 10:58:30 PM
depends on the condition mostly.. $200 on up

AGE / VALUE:1967 schwinn Rams Horn posted by: Jess on 3/20/2004 at 12:55:39 AM
What is the going price for a original 1967 Rams Horn copper in color,complete except copper handlebar wrap and end caps,5 Sp.,unique handlebars