Blue Moon Bikes owner Rod Griffis has been an antique bicycle collector for more than a decade. He actively collects antique bikes, and Schwinn Stingrays are his specialty. Rod's collection is word-renowned for its completeness and authenticity. His extensive collection features Schwinn Stingrays from 1963 through the 1980s.
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 of the country throughout the year.