'66 (?) Sears Spyder 24 Coaster

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  1. ParkRNDL

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    Saw this on Craigslist and couldn't resist. I wasn't sure from the pic if it was a 24" bike with a 20" wheel stuck on the front or a 20 with a 16, but I figured I'd check it out either way.

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    Turned out to be a 24, which I was excited about for a couple reasons: first of all, I think Mantas are cool but I can't afford to play at that level, and second, I just happened to have a 24" front wheel around and nothing to do with it.

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    The front wheel is off a Ross, and the front fender is missing, but it appears that everything else is original right down to the grips that say Sears in the ends.

    Tested it up and down the driveway and it seems like it'd be a good rider. Gonna clean it up the best I can and see how much fun I can have without actually spending any money on it...
     
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    For reference, I found this pic online... seems to be the same bike except the way the guard is painted. Different year, maybe?

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    The 1966 Sears catalog shows a 20-inch bike that seems identical to this in every way except wheel size. Several late '60s Sears catalogs show this bike with 24" wheels in magenta and with a luggage rack hanging off the sissy. Still hunting online for info...
     
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    Nice find. Awesome seat,good luck...Stevil
     
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    Very cool bikes! I have owned 2 in the past and are a lot cheaper than the comparable Manta Rays!


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  7. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Cool....Whip !
     
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    old thread, but I finally got around to it so i figured i'd throw out an update... 20180712_060805.jpg 20180712_060953.jpg
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    seems to be a really good rider.

    --rick
     
  9. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Like too find one myself , really turned out nice , thanx for the update.
     
  10. 30thtbird

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    It is a mice 65. Have only seen pics of 3 or 4 24s now.
     

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