FOR SALE:   1976 Schwinn stingray posted by: Russ on 5/1/2006 at 3:04:51 AM
The 1976 Schwinn Stingray is sold!!

AGE / VALUE:    posted by: mike on 4/30/2006 at 11:14:42 PM
for sale is a late 60's chrome sears spyder. all the chrome is nice, the back rim has some rust, but nothing that can be cleaned. the tires are original "the fast one" tires and are nice with minor cracking. the seats has a small rip on the side and the sissy bar was nos. after this it will be on ebay. looking for 135$ or will trade for any muscle bike or parts.LMK what you have.
emaile for pics

AGE / VALUE:   Grey Ghost posted by: Larry on 4/30/2006 at 11:26:31 AM
I have an Schwinn Stingray Grey Ghost.I purchased it from the father of the original owner.He told me he bought it for his son,but his son didnt like it.He whined to his grandparents about his dislike of the Ghost, so they ended up buying him another bike.His father told me he had ridden the bike for two to three weeks and had been stored in the attic untill I purchased it.Im told that it is probobly the rarest of the stingrays and have sometimes brought "Crazy Money" buy avid collectors of such.The serial # on the head tube is GG042074.Other than the dry rot on the tires , this bike is in excellant original shape. Can anyone tell me what the value of Ray in this condition might be. If there are any interested parties, Im open to offers. Any info that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.Thank You.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Grey Ghost posted by rod on 5/5/2006 at 8:35:57 PM
Your Gray Ghost was made in July 1971; the rear rim came w/either a coaster brake hub or a 5-speed hub w/ a gear derailleur operated by its Stik shifter. Gray Ghosts being the rarest Stingray Krate is true, and by acquiring it nearly 35 years stored in the attic after only a three-week ride is definitely a collector's dream-come-true(!); they usually run higher than common Orange Krates in the $1000-$1500 range or even higher, so aim for the highest bidder. Good luck!

MISC:   1968 Huffy Girls' 20" posted by: Dan on 4/28/2006 at 4:34:09 PM
Hey I've had this old bike lying around for a couple years since I bought it from a friend with the intention of restoring it. The serial is 8H689189, and the stickers on the bike were unreadable. It took quite awhile of stripping multiple layers of paint to get that far. the bars of the frame are 2 parallel S shaped. The forks have the fins with the shiny chrome thing that sits on top of the fins. I think it was white originally with purple fenders. I want to know the specific year and model of the bike so I can more acurately restore it with a little custom touch. I think the serial says it's 1968, and I'm pretty sure it's from the 1960's with the curvy S bars. After searching online I think it may be a Huffy Sundance or a Super Star.
Anyway so far It's entirely stripped down and already has a fresh new paint job (Dark metallic blue). It's gonna have new rims, highrise sissy bar, white vinel seat, apehanger handlebars w/ white grips, and new fenders (old ones bent too much), also I do not have any chain gaurd with it, so that will have to be figured out yet. Any comments, suggestions, and especially ideas on what it is exactly would be much appreciated!


AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder 3 Speed posted by: Mike on 4/27/2006 at 1:13:57 PM
Hey everyone. I literally just found on the curb a mid-late sixties Sears ( probably Huffy) Spyder 3 speed. Pretty rough, but complete. Down to the 333 Shimano shifter.
Looks as if it has literally sat in a garage for over thirty years. I thick layer of dust dirt & grime.
Frame and fenders a little pitted and rusty but do-
able. She'll need a little re-painting, but she'll look bitchin.
I'm doing a resto / mod. Extending the fork w/springer style support & 16" front, new seat & sissy bar.
Just like my 'ol bike back in the day.

Another question. A local bike shop has one of the repro Pea Pickers - coaster though. What's the going value on these?

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Sears Spyder 3 Speed posted by wayne on 5/6/2006 at 7:17:15 PM
do you have a photo and or more info about the bike

    Sears Spyder 3 Speed posted by Mike on 5/11/2006 at 1:35:29 PM
Well here it is. Circa '68 Sears Spyder (Murray Wildcat) 3 speed Shimano. Resto-Mod. built to how my 'ol Rollfast was back in the day. Funny, I've never seen anyone else use the basic seat support for fork support.