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    3-Speed Parts

    I am restoring a 72' Columbia 3-speed girls Stingray style lime green bike for my Grandaughter. This is my first project.The biggest obsticle seems to be locating the Sturmy Archer shift chain and mounts. Also we need a chain guard. Does any one know what this bike was called? I know the Shwinns were Stingrays.I see no serial #s on the frame. Any help would be great, thanks. Don.

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    We stock all kinds of Sturmey-Archer parts. Everything from cables to indicator chains to nuts to cable hardware to pawl strings to ...

    To determine the model, have a look at the Columbia musclebikes in our Picture Database.

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    Thanks for the info. Oldroads seems to be the place I need. Allthough I didn't see a girls version of the playbike, I would assume it to have a handlebar shift. I will contact you with what I think I will need. Thanks again, Don

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    you can check the sturmey hub shell for a date stamp. It'll be on one side, just below the logo stamp. two numbers on the left (say 67). If your rear wheel is original, than that's about how old the bike is. Possible that they got the year's before hub.

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    Garbage day. Go around and find tossed bikes and if they're not great, strip them for parts. Sturmey archer aw hubs are really quite common, and the parts can be found for free. Unless of course you won't this bike done ASAP or don't mind spending $10 for a tiny part that costs as much as the whole bike from a garage sale. Indicator chains and shifters are easy to come by for free. Just find out when the rich neighborhoods have their garbage day and head out the night before.

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    or trade with one of us who have the shifters and chains.....
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    Thanks all, I like the garbage pickin' trick. Over the past weekend, one of our small farm towns had a neighborhood garage sale and I scored a 1968 Schwinn LiL ChiK complete and unmolested for 5 bucks. I'm really starting to like this hobbie........CD

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