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#21 bigphoto

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:52 AM

Very nicely done I guess I am with some of the thers as I too wanted a Stingray! But I ended up with a Huffy Barnstormer!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Always wanted one of those. When my parents went to buy me one there were none left so they got me the Sears version, Big & little 16 inch wheel in front. It hade 2 shifters, one for the 5 speed and the other was a emergency brake. Wow, What memories these pics have bought back to me.

THANKS Irvin !!!!!!


DUDE! You had a Sears Screamer? A friend of mine had one way-back in the day. Butterfly handle bars, suspension in the seat, slick out back, raked frame. He had the flashiest bike in our crew.

I always wanted either a Grey Ghost or Cotton Picker. Got neither....

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:19 AM


DUDE! You had a Sears Screamer? A friend of mine had one way-back in the day. Butterfly handle bars, suspension in the seat, slick out back, raked frame. He had the flashiest bike in our crew.

I always wanted either a Grey Ghost or Cotton Picker. Got neither....

 

Fastback340,

 

Was a at car show here in the island and took this pic. This really bought back memories!

 

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

My friend Dave got one similar to that for his birthday but it had a long sissy bar and speedo.His dad took the cable off after he hit the curb and blew the front tire because his eye was on the speedo and not the road!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

They made a 1/8 scale model of the Schwinn "krate" bicycles. Wish I had one of those today, haven't seen one in years.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

You're so very fortunate to have kept your bike.I had a green 1968 vintage 5 speed fastback and my buddy had a purple 1967 edition.Both are long gone.

 I had tons of fun on that bike.It was my "car" before I had my license.My buddy and I rode ours one day with a strong tail wind and got them up to about 30 m.p.h..At that speed those bikes had a definite stability problem!And it was torture riding them back into the wind.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

I wish I still had my Raleigh Chopper.


Bob

 

Nice Bike Irvin! Wish I still had my original.  I do have my 1973 Peugeot Tour De France 10 speed though!

 

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That's me on Christmas 1969 with my spiffy new Raleigh Chopper in Pirmasens, Germany. This orange one got stolen and was replaced with a yellow Chopper. These were Euro models with head/tail lights run off a generator in the center of the front wheel. The yellow Chopper got brought back to the US and I thought it was safely tucked in the back of my father's loaded garage. Nope! He admitted giving it away to a friend years ago.  Argh! At least he didn't dump my Peugeot!



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

I got stuck with a single speed Spyder Bike from Sears and it got stolen off the porch three days later and was found 6 blocks away trashed!!! :angry:

Allstate paid off on it though and I used the money to buy custom parts from Auto World and made a showpiece out of it! B)

 

I always wanted a Schwinn Stingray 5 speed bike but could not afford it.

Then one day in 1983 we were living in a small town south of here and a neighbor threw one out. It was a basket case but was almost all rthere and the paint was near perfect.

Put it in the basement and every time I was home off a run I would work on it. Found the parts I needed in California on a run.

Took a year but had it done.

When the guy next door seen it he wanted it back and kept getting higher and higher with his offers.

I finally couldn't say no and sold it to him.

Seen him about three years ago and he had sold the bike to some gut in the Netherlands for 5 times what he gave me!

After seeing these pictures, I wish I would have kept it. :(



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

I have this 1/6 scale Apple Krate by Xonex. It's not a kit but a fully assembled diecast. They also made a Pea Picker, a Lemon Peeler, etc. I found it on ebay a few years ago for $75. It's very detailed... and since my parents refused to buy me a real Krate back in the day, this is as close to one as I've ever gotten!

 

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...d=121044368571

 

I FOUND ONE!  I've been looking for one of these for over a year. The price however is currently $ 99.99, way out of my price range, bummer.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

This is one like I posted above:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item460baed296



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

I had a Ross Barracuda - couldn't afford a Sting Ray. My sons found this one in an abandoned stone quarry about 15 years ago. It was green and beat to heck. I fixed it up and they rode it for a while. They grew up and moved out and left it in my basement. In 2011, I dug it out and rebuilt it into this rat bike. I ride it around town for fun now. The neighborhood kids think it's cool.

 

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

Far out, man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

Christmas morning 1978!   By then, they moved the shifter up to the handle bars, I guess the frame shifter claimed too many crotches..   Went everywhere on the thing.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Just missed out on one of these Sting-Rays at a estate sale. Guy said it went for $45.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

i have an unrestored 68 Schwinn Fastback with 8ball 5-speed.  Im thinking about selling it.  I rode it to the local BMX track this summer and a kid came up to me, looked at the bike and said it was UGLY!



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

you could ride a wheelie on a StingRay for miles lol



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

you could ride a wheelie on a StingRay for miles lol

 

I used to be able to do that!  :D



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

Here's a couple of mine. The orange one is a original 1968 Orange krate with original paint and added period correct accessories. The purple one is a limited 1999 Grape Krate that was only available to dealers not the public. I have many more Stingrays and Krates in various stages of completion. Also a ton of parts and accessories. needless to say I love Schwinn Stingrays and Krates. Oh and that's my 1964 Riviera under the cover in the back ground. B)

 

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

How do I attach photos instead of links?

 

Thanks

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