MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by: ALVAR on 3/4/2006 at 12:21:47 AM
With the recent death of the English actor Jack Wild, I recall he was presented with a bicycle similar in style to the Raleigh Chopper, around the early 70's. I have a notion it was called a 'Mobocross bike'. Can anyone help my fading memory concerning this machine?

   RE:MISC:   Jack Wild's bike? posted by Bernie McInally on 7/8/2006 at 9:36:22 PM
Your spot on. This was the poor mans chopper, and mine was a luminous orange colour, with a white high back seat with 3 vertical orange stripes. Would have been around 72. It must have been robust because I remember giving it away in about 1980 and the bloke used it for quite a while after that.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Bernie

   RE:MISC: Jack Wild's bike? posted by Johnny Anderson on 3/22/2008 at 10:23:33 PM
I had one as a young boy and I also went through nostalgia regarding this bicycle a few years ago. I did find a photo of one on Ebay a few years ago. If you'd like the photo sent to you and it helps, let me know. Again the picture I have was not my bicycle but it was very similar to this. Cheers, Johnny Anderson.

WANTED:   chopper bike collector posted by: brendon on 3/3/2006 at 1:31:09 AM
i collect 70's chopper style bikes.eg.
murray kingkats,firecats,etc.
if anyone has any 1970's long fork bikes or parts for sale please contact me.thx b

   RE:WANTED:   chopper bike collector posted by wayne on 4/25/2006 at 10:49:06 PM
hi sir i have two murrays one is a black kingkat and the other is a purple firecat i to am looking for parts any luck ? do you have any extras parts for sale any photos you like to share please anything will be helpful

AGE / VALUE:   Help me out!!! posted by: Dave on 3/1/2006 at 4:49:27 AM
I bought a Bicycle at a Tag Sale about 6 months ago. It Looks just Like an Old Scwhinn Sting Ray....But it is not...It has 3 decals that Say "Executive"....It's White & Royal Blue...Girls Frame...Banana Seat...Ape Hanger Handle Bars....And a Sissy Bar....Please Help me out if you know any thing about this Make or Model Bicycle & Worth....You can email me directly if you wish at Bigd1974@sbcglobal.net


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Help me out!!! posted by Niels on 4/12/2006 at 4:50:49 PM
Executive was basically a brand that would slap their stickers on various cheaper European bikes. Around this time tonnes of bikes were being pumped out of eastern Europe, and this was one of the brands. Collectibility is effectivly zero, it will just sell for what a "generic" banana seat bike will, but it is probably a pretty cool ride for someone, regardless of its value

WANTED:   fork posted by: chas. on 2/28/2006 at 3:53:01 PM
need an old style fork for a 20in. schwinn fairlady to complete project bike. can you help? thanks,chas.

MISC:   Will it work posted by: Ryan on 2/27/2006 at 4:45:33 AM
I just bought a chain guard for my columbia muscle bike, it seems to be a black sheep so to speak when it comes to it's ID. I have been told it is the predesessor to the playbike. I have been hunting for a chain guard and found one.

Will this fit and if so, should I just color match my frame to the chain guard considering the decals are in such good shape? Here is my bike currently.


   RE:MISC: Will it work posted by Ryan on 2/27/2006 at 4:57:47 AM
Sorry, bad links. Here you go....
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   RE:MISC: Will it work posted by Hendu on 2/27/2006 at 4:32:22 PM
That chainguard should fit just fine.
Your bike was produced after the Playbikes,
I'd say about 1973 or 1974.
The bike paint is in pretty good shape, and the
chain guard is almost too good to paint.
Unfortunately, I've never seen a tan version
out there, most are green, purple, and yellow.
I've seen some dark browns too, but tan must
be more rare. A yellow would work, but would
still look odd.
Good luck!

   RE:MISC:   Will it work posted by Ryan on 2/27/2006 at 11:06:19 PM
Thanks for the help, I think it is going to be a lot better if I just paint the frame green to go with the chain guard. You're right, it's in such great shape I don't want to risk messing it up. Besides, I think green would look a lot better than a coppertone.