AGE / VALUE:    posted by: Spike on 1/13/2006 at 4:20:46 PM
I just picked up a new Wallmart Schwinn Stingray Orange County Chopper,20 X 41/4 rear tire).Floor model needs some cleaning up but no damage.At an $80 investment is this something I might be able to resell to generate a little income to support my 2 wheel habit?I have the option to pick up 3 more for the same price per piece.I really don't have a clue about these.Thanks,all these forums are great!

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Gary M on 1/26/2006 at 7:21:26 PM
i am guessing wholesale on that item to be in the $40 range. When it comes to buying bikes in bulk they are cheap. The wally world here had 2 of them in the entryway last week for $50. i would not pay $80 for a devalued item, and with the glut of knock offs on the shelves, you will see those stingrays at $100 new in the box soon.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by Spike on 2/3/2006 at 10:00:04 PM
Thanks Gary,I've come to that conclusion.They are impractical,size restricted,heavy, but kind of cool looking.
Wanna buy a bike??

MISC:   Raleigh Chopper posted by: Charl Cilliers on 1/10/2006 at 1:41:34 PM

Just bought a 1976 Mark 2 Chopper the other day, made in SOUTH AFRICA. Its in pretty good condition, you can view it on

I am missing a chainguard though. Any ideas where/how I can get one since I live in South Africa?

Now my next mission is to find a Mark 1 Chopper in good condition. Once the old bike bug bites you just can't stop!


   RE:MISC:   Raleigh Chopper posted by keyzkev on 1/11/2006 at 2:27:20 PM
whoah man - that is one nice rare chopper you have there!!
it's a mk2 sure, but check out the mk1 type round top sissy bar, and that colour - it's very rare to find the dark purple on a mk1 - I have never seen it on a mk2!!
I have a friend who makes repro chainguards - please feel free to email me for more info on your bike - keyzkev (
cheers!! - kev

FOR SALE:   F/S, parts posted by: Joe on 1/8/2006 at 3:15:31 AM
Hey everyone, I have a few parts I'm trying to sell.

1- a 1965 S/A 3 Speed AW hub laced into a non-schwinn rim. Chrome is very very clean on hub and the rim has one or two small places of rust. Very minimal. Asking $75 plus shipping

2- a Varsity front sprocket set up. Chrome is in pretty good condition with a little bit of pitting w/o rust. Has a bit of surface scratching as well. Asking $25 plus shipping

3- a 1972 Schwinn Stingray Gripper. Nice and soft. Very minimal wear. Side wall looks as if it may of rubbed side of frame as it is a little worn. Nothing major. Asking $50 Shipped

4- a flowered seat and matching backrest. Persons. Came off of a Huffy Miss America. Seat has wear by sissy bar holes and one tear 1/2 inch. The backrest is spliting s decent bit around the top edge and a little bit on the bottem. Asking $15 plus shipping.

5- a fender set, yellow with red stripes,a chaingaurd, black,red,and yellow, a set of grips, orange, mushroom style, and a headbadge, yellow with black letters, from an early '80s? Schwinn Tornado. Decent, yet not the best condition. Asking $20 plus shipping

Pictures upon request. If you have any questions or want any of these items, please email me at
Thanks, Joe

   FOR SALE:   F/S, parts posted by Joe on 1/9/2006 at 9:43:11 PM
edit : the 1972 tire is a Schwinn Stingray "Knobbie". Sorry for the confusion if any.

FOR SALE:   IVERSON MUSCLE BIKE posted by: Darren on 1/4/2006 at 10:34:00 AM
Iverson Muscle Bike for sale.I believe it's a late 60's model. It's a 20" bike.
Red ,White & Blue are the theme colors.It's in really nice original condition!Hate to get rid of it but it's time to move it.I live in California so figure about $60.00 for shipping or you can pick it up.Taking offers on the bike so if interested,e-mail for pics and more info.Thanks,Darren....

WANTED:   Huffy rail brake calipers and cables posted by: Jack on 1/2/2006 at 10:33:55 PM
Can anyone help me with calipers and cables for a Huffy rail 5-speed ? Are there any nos parts out there ?