1970's Sears Spyder - need catalog pic

Discussion in 'Schwinn Stingrays and Other Muscle Bikes' started by bikemonkey, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 21, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Hi folks,

    I posted this thread in the BMX forum a couple of days ago and should have posted it here.

    I recently picked this Spyder up in a nearby area - Ser. No. 502459510248991. Thinking it was made by Murray?

    It looks like it's in very good condition - just dust, no rust! 24" wheels with a 1.75" Carlisle red striped rim/tire in back and 1 3/8" up front - crazy town.

    Seat is perfect - the shifter knob was probably black but looks great as it is. All other parts seem to be correct and present.

    Found a lot of info online, other advert. pics all around it and I am building a research album. I would love to find a catalog pic of this exact model but no luck after several hours searching. Can anyone help?

    I understand part of the serial number was included in their ads and helps nail down the catalog year.

    Thanks!

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    Nice find! I think that is about a 1969. I believe they used the SR style head badge around that time.

    For catalog pictures, try the website Wishbookweb. You can search old scanned catalogs there. Hope that helps!
     
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    Man, you are awesome! That is the exact pic I needed and you helped nail a catalog date!!
     
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