Sears Spyder Experts (24 Inch)

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 13, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Does the 24 inch Spyder have the same tire/wheel size on the front and rear? I just acquired one with 24 x1.75 (507mm) on the rear and a 24 x 1 3/8 (540mm) on the front. What is correct?
     
  2. #2 Posted Jun 14, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    The correct tires are Carlisle Redlines - 24x1.75 on the back and the 1 /3/8' on the front is correct. Here is the catalog pic of a '68.
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    This is my '68 Spyder..

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  3. #3 Posted Jun 14, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Is there a good source of catalogs for dating the 24 inch Spyders?
     
  4. #4 Posted Jun 15, 2018 at 4:43 AM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    had one just like it, except the round black shifter knob, and "tuck-and-roll" saddle.
    Mine was almost certainly a '67.
    In Jr. high, my buddy Steve and I used to ride our geared spyder bikes across the north side of town to Dibble's Hobbies - about a 12-mi round-trip, and substantial elevation getting home. Of course used to the elevation - had to climb most of it every trip home from Jr. high.

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    this is the '66 wishbook, mine had the same chain cover on bikemonkey's, but this saddle, and a round black shifter knob
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 4:02 AM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  6. #6 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Those Wish books are wonderful!

    Mine should have had the T handle shifter but at some point it was replaced with a clear Lucite one - which is still pretty cool...
     
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  7. #7 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    it's also kind of stunning to realize my dad paid $60 for a bike for me when I was 10. The house we lived in where I grew up cost $12,000.
     
  8. #8 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    I'm finding it difficult to date my Spyder (24 inch) because the catalog pictures don't really show the bike as it exists in reality.
     
  9. #9 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 5:31 PM

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    I certainly didn't write or illustrate them, just offered the link, as requested
     
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  10. #10 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 5:45 PM

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Not a criticism to you personally. It's just that I'm finding it difficult to research this Sears bike.