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ilikebikes 11-19-12 02:26 PM

Altered 1969 Sears Spyder or "Purple People Eater!"
 
It was a 1969 Sear Spyder 5 speed (had 24 x 1-3/8 tires front and rear) now its an artificial "Grape Krate!" :lol:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...clist029-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...clist036-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...clist035-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...clist034-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...clist032-1.jpg

worthlees 12-02-12 03:13 PM

Very nice. True Grape Ape hangers!!

Flying Merkel 12-03-12 11:00 AM

We're liking it! Keep those muscle bikes coming. That's my era.

ka0use 12-26-12 01:25 PM

made me smile. my sister had a sears girls' spyder bike. pink, tassles, flowery basket, ss, stolen.
my bikes were passe` by the time i got them. schwinn ss when the 3 speed english racers (sears) came out, sears er when spyders hove into sight, sears free spirit 10 speed when mtbs came out...

rogertc1 01-13-13 03:44 AM

Even has dual reat brakes!!!

Dave Armstrong 01-14-13 06:08 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=293594



I always thought about putting a springer on mine.

Glennfordx4 02-11-13 08:42 AM

I just love that Spyder, I hang out in C&V most of the time but there isn't much love for the muscle bikes over there & I always forget there is much more to BF then C&V. I have always wanted a muscle bike since I was a kid in the early 70's & for what ever reason never had one until my early tweens (11 to 13 ) when BMX was getting hot around here, so every Stingray I got was made into a MX bike rather then a muscle bike. I had a lot of cool bikes growing up as I was really into fixing bikes that were being thrown away or junked, like the Yamaha Moto bikes and the CCM clones, the Swing Bikes ( I would still have one if it didn't get stolen) and a few factory made choppers that I never knew the names of.

About 10yrs ago I rescued a copper colored 1969 Columbia Playbike from a friends son who found it in the trash & was about to destroy it. Since that bike I have been able to pick up a few more, all in need of someone to bring them back from the brink of death with the exception of one, a purple 70's 20" Sears Spyder. I found the Spyder at a yard sale and was able to talk the original owner down to $55 for it, The picture below is as found, the bike lived in the house & never saw a drop of rain water on it, it was cleaned and maintained even when not being used ( his wife said I should see her 60's Schwinn if I thought the Spyder was clean ). I have posted some pictures below of a few of the bikes I still have and have plans for, I have been slowly gathering parts to build up a 1969 Murray Eliminator I picked up & to redo my Columbia rat rod chopper. Also pictured is a plum Schwinn Fairlady that I built for a friends 8yr old little girl for her birthday ( her B-Day Was in July, it was done but he just picked it up last week lol). I hope to hang around here more often as you guys have some cool stuff going on.


Glenn
Spyder as found,
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps3662a29b.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps5ae803ee.jpg

My Rat Rod Columbia Play Bike as it sits right now, total makeover coming,
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...AUCTION020.jpg

1971 Schwinn Fair Lady as found,
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...2012BOC020.jpg

Fair Lady as finished,
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps24f64b0f.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...pscf65e0e5.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...psd3a3597d.jpg

1969 Murray Eliminator as found & waiting to be reborn,
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...2012BOC006.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...psdbdc20b2.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps9e83b63c.jpg

Philphine 02-11-13 05:17 PM

the muscle bike era was my time too, but i couldn't afford them when i was a kid. i picked up a few later during my first time of (non serious) bike collecting. around the late 70's-early 80's everyone had switched ten speed racers or bmx bikes, so the old muscle bikes could be brought for pretty cheap. i had that spyder also, only in blue. my best ones were stolen though, and i didn't do much fooling with bikes again 'til about 5-6 years ago.

here's the closest i have to the spyder now

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...Picture098.jpg

even has this kind of odd drum brake that takes two cables, so it mimicks the two rear brakes my old spyder had. found a similar shifter also (not the one in the pic).

it's been sitting like this for a while 'cause i'm more into stretch cruisers now, but it's one of about 4 bikes that i play with as having the feel of the old muscle bikes i had.

howeeee 02-11-13 09:18 PM

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bike is too kewl,,

I actually got this purple thing,,for 10 bucks
I think it is a 66 Rail

Jax Rhapsody 02-12-13 07:05 PM

Whats the point of the dual rear brakes?

curbtender 02-12-13 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody (Post 15267054)
Whats the point of the dual rear brakes?

Double pull brakes...

Philphine 02-12-13 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody (Post 15267054)
Whats the point of the dual rear brakes?

lockin' em up, skidding the rear tire and general tom foolery.

ilikebikes 04-01-13 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by howeeee (Post 15263427)
bike is too kewl,,

I actually got this purple thing,,for 10 bucks
I think it is a 66 Rail

I want it!! :love:

dt400rider 05-20-13 06:07 PM

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Here one I found. Speed with drum gears with a hand grip shfiter on the handlebars..
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=318049

stcapp 05-20-13 08:39 PM

very nice im loving the style!! wouldnt mind getting my hands on one of those bad boyss

ilikebikes 05-24-13 09:19 AM

Thanks gentlemen. After riding it around for a bit I posted it for sale on the usual sites and quickly/shortly after doing so I decided not to sell it. I still have it and plan on riding it a lot more when the weather turns to at least something that resembles nice riding weather. :)

ilikebikes 05-24-13 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by howeeee (Post 15263427)
bike is too kewl,,

I actually got this purple thing,,for 10 bucks
I think it is a 66 Rail

Yeah I wouldn't convert that sexy beast. Find a more "lowly" subject. :)

Philphine 11-02-13 04:11 AM

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...psd5cb253f.jpg

been seeing this at an indoor fleamarket for a couple months. came into a little extra cash so i went ahead and got it. not as nice as the one i had way back, but enough original parts to make something nice to pull out when i fel like it.

Cubey 04-15-14 10:52 PM

I'll take one of those in orange or blue. :)


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