Blue Moon Bikes owner Rod Griffis has been an antique bicycle collector for more than a decade. He actively collects antique bikes, and Schwinn Sting-rays are his specialty. Rod's collection is world renowned for its completeness and authenticity. His extensive collection features Schwinn Sting-Rays from 1963 through the 1980's.
Rod curates an exhaustive collection of Krate series bicycles, owning one of each model from every year produced (1968-1973). The collection includes both the five speed and coaster brake models. The collection is comprised of other vintage rarities as well: Balloon Tire Bikes, Pre-War Bikes, a Rideable High-Wheel Bike, Monarch Bikes, Advertisements, Propaganda, and Accessories. Blue Moon Bikes opened in 2002 and has been serving collectors and biking enthusiasts, as well as casual bikers ever since. Blue Moon Bikes hosts the KRATEFEST Classic Bike Show and Swap Meet every summer in downtown Sycamore. Blue Moon Bikes also participates in almost 2 dozen bike shows and swap meets all over the country throughout the year.