WANTED:   HELP!!! stupid wheelie bar bike!!! posted by: j on 3/27/2006 at 2:45:08 AM
ok, I've got a 'generic 1960's stingray style' 20" bike and I'm trying to make it a wheelie bike but getting nowhere, I know they used to sell factory wheelie bar bikes in the 60's and after market wheelie bars, I've seen pictures of both and made a wheelie bar as close to both as I can but it seems IMPOSSIBLE to get it to work.
the bike lifts up just fine and sits on the wheelie bar wheels but when trying to ride on the wheels it wants to just crash. everything is straight and all and this is my 6th attempt with the bike! I've tryed skate board trucks and now a single wheel and NOTHING works. did the factory wheelie bikes and after market wheelie bars ever actually work or where they just a 'looks' kinda thing?

in full wheelie postion (sitting on the bar wheel) the front axle nuts mesure 20" to the ground
when the bike is parked the wheelie bar wheel (from the bottom of the wheel) is 5" above the ground and close to the back wheel. originally I had it further away from the back wheel but noticed from pictures the other bikes had them very close to the back wheel so I moved it closer to the back wheel but either way it still doesn't work.

if anyone know's what the deal is let me know, weststreetbikes@hotmail.com


WANTED:   sears screamer 1 posted by: William on 3/26/2006 at 6:55:34 PM
hello to everyone i'm looking for a 1969 sears screamer 1 if anyone can help email me thanks

   RE:WANTED:   sears screamer 1 posted by chris on 4/6/2006 at 7:32:18 AM
i have a 68 sears screamer that i'm selling in excellent condition. but no 69

   RE:WANTED:   sears screamer 1 posted by larryrupe on 4/9/2006 at 11:29:02 PM
i think this bike is a screamer with rattrap springer if your interested email and ill send pics

   RE:WANTED:   sears screamer 1 posted by Bryan on 6/24/2006 at 10:54:27 PM
We have a 69 Sears Screamer I. Not sure about price yet. Just seeing if you ever found one. This one is in geat condition- paint, decals, everything.

AGE / VALUE:   westcoast chopper(huffy) bicycles posted by: LYONS on 3/22/2006 at 8:19:12 PM
just picked up a west coast chopper bicycle at the big lots store for $62. I GOT ONE TWO YEARS AGO BEFORE THEY WERE RELEASED ,I PAID ABOUT $200.GREAT DEAL FOR THE $.

AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Fastabck 5 speed posted by: Michael on 3/19/2006 at 12:50:03 AM
Can anyone tell me the production date of this Fastback please? Serial # LB 58578 It is in rough shape needing tires, tubes, rim strips, seat, handle bars, grips, paint, and a lot of TLC. Value? Thanks, Michael

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn Fastabck 5 speed posted by rod on 3/20/2006 at 11:04:04 PM
Schwinn stamped this serial # on November of 1966, the Fastback debut in that year; however, the value of your Fastback in its condition as it is may get you in the $75-$100 range if not slightly higher.

AGE / VALUE:   amf renegade posted by: ted on 3/18/2006 at 4:42:02 AM
hi i have a yellow and black AMF 3 speed bike banna seat looks simular to a sting ray it has shifter on top bar front and back fenders tall handle bars dual hand brakes pretty cool looking yellow with black rally stripes on the fenders i have had it for about 22 years or so can some one help me out on 4 sure year and about what its worth thanks