Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: What is this?

  1. #1
    Senior Member olddurace82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Eastern upstate NY
    My Bikes
    1982 Titan Exclusive (Reynolds 531, Shimano DuraAce EX), 1981 Fuji Excel', 1972 women's Raleigh Sport 3 speed, 1975 Raleigh folder, 1995 Dahon Mariner, 2008 Trek 2.3, 1960ish mens Raleigh sport project refurb.
    Posts
    70
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What is this?

    Hey Folks,
    I was looking at an old mid 80's Ross. While talking about bike and stuff I asked the guy if he had anything else hanging around. He smiled and dragged out this. I have no clue of the year or manufacturer. It has been repainted and the front brake caliper has been moved to the rear. Funky handlebars too. This not my thing but I'm really curious as to what it is. Thanks to all. Here's the pics.
    IMG_0749.jpgIMG_0748.jpgIMG_0747.jpgIMG_0744.jpgIMG_0746.jpgIMG_0745.jpgIMG_0750.jpgIMG_0751.jpg

  2. #2
    incazzare. lostarchitect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    See sig
    Posts
    4,347
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll tell you what that is, that is some crazy s***.
    1964 JRJ (Bob Jackson), 1973 Wes Mason, 2000ish Colian (Colin Laing), 2013 Velo Orange Pass Hunter

  3. #3
    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ffld Cnty Connecticut
    My Bikes
    Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
    Posts
    15,965
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Welcome to 1974 or so.
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

  4. #4
    Stop reading my posts! unworthy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    8,370
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sears Roebuck...and that's all I got.
    Maybe it was made on Mars

  5. #5
    SE Wis dedhed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    My Bikes
    '68 Raleigh Sprite, '02 Raleigh C500, '84 Raleigh Gran Prix, '91 Trek 400
    Posts
    2,244
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sears "Spyder"
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...?f=16&p=399153
    333 is Shimano stuff
    Last edited by dedhed; 09-29-11 at 08:19 PM.
    '68 Raleigh Sprite, '02 Raleigh C500, '84 Raleigh Gran Prix, '91 Trek 400

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,064
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    That is the Cracky McCrackbike!

  7. #7
    Senior Member olddurace82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Eastern upstate NY
    My Bikes
    1982 Titan Exclusive (Reynolds 531, Shimano DuraAce EX), 1981 Fuji Excel', 1972 women's Raleigh Sport 3 speed, 1975 Raleigh folder, 1995 Dahon Mariner, 2008 Trek 2.3, 1960ish mens Raleigh sport project refurb.
    Posts
    70
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
    Sears "Spyder"
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...?f=16&p=399153
    333 is Shimano stuff
    Thanks for the link dedhed. Looks pretty cool in those pics. The pics I posted show the bike os rough condition. It's unusual, wonder if anyone collects these.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,064
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Someone might want it if it were in good condition. The ram's horn bars are not so common to find out and about, though. Looks like a new front wheel, so not complete. Original construction was ultra low end. Repaint. Just a curiosity, I think, but I'm no muscle bike expert.

  9. #9
    Bicycle Repairman kingsting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The Land of Three Mile Island
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    570
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There are some BMX guys out there that would love to have that front wheel.
    There's always room for one more bike!

  10. #10
    Senior Member olddurace82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Eastern upstate NY
    My Bikes
    1982 Titan Exclusive (Reynolds 531, Shimano DuraAce EX), 1981 Fuji Excel', 1972 women's Raleigh Sport 3 speed, 1975 Raleigh folder, 1995 Dahon Mariner, 2008 Trek 2.3, 1960ish mens Raleigh sport project refurb.
    Posts
    70
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep its a Sears Spyder. Found some pretty good shots on the cabe forum.
    http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/showthr...pyder-10-speed
    Thanks for the replies.

  11. #11
    Holy Spokes it's Batsman! Glennfordx4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    South Jersey
    My Bikes
    Too many Bicycles to list
    Posts
    1,542
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Man I would love to have that just my type of bike, I can never find bikes like that anymore in my area although I did find a nice Spyder at a yard sale a few years ago it was a single speed with a coaster brake. what does he want for it. Here are a few I have been able to find but it has taken years.






    So Many Bikes Too Little Space

    RECYCLING = FIXING AN OLD BICYCLE

  12. #12
    Senior Member olddurace82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Eastern upstate NY
    My Bikes
    1982 Titan Exclusive (Reynolds 531, Shimano DuraAce EX), 1981 Fuji Excel', 1972 women's Raleigh Sport 3 speed, 1975 Raleigh folder, 1995 Dahon Mariner, 2008 Trek 2.3, 1960ish mens Raleigh sport project refurb.
    Posts
    70
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you want the original one from the first post the guy might be willing to sell it.

  13. #13
    Senior Member sykerocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    My Bikes
    The keepers: 1960 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 1973 Lambert, 1973 Schwinn Super Sport, 2 - 1988 Rossins
    Posts
    3,809
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Re: Those brake calipers. I seem to remember that was how the bike was sold. Keep the front end 'chopper clean'. On motorcycles at that time, if your state insisted on a front brake, you laced in a Honda 50 hub into the front wheel. Useless for stopping, but you were legal under state law.

    Same idea on this bicycle. Make it look like it doesn't have a front brake, but still have dual calipers keeping the company on safe legal ground. Sure, you lost a lot of the braking action, but what kid really cared about that?
    Syke

    "No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •