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finished my 1 to 1 Schwinn Sting Ray!

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I just finished my 3 speed sting ray I bought new in 1970. I have the front fork decals coming tomorrow and thats it. Been collecting parts since 1993

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OMG!!!! I WANT THIS!!! I had at least 10 of these when I was kid,,I built choppers out of them,,dirt bikes,,and everything in between!! Remember the chrome springer front ends,,w/the shifter,,,and small front tire w/drum brake?,"Apple krate" "Lemon peeler" "Cherry picker",,ect,,,man I love these old stingrays. BTW,,these are worth alot of $$ if in good condition these days. VERY COOL,,great to see this!!

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Pretty cool! My dad restored one several years back, I believe it's a 1969.

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My brother also picked up an unrestored 1968ish model.

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Sweet! The memories of those bikes and the days spent riding with friends, thank you!

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Wow! Even the original tags on the handlebars! Nice!

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When I was a kid it was considered the utmost in cool to have a Schwinn stingray. Orange Crate, Lemon Peeler, Grey Ghost, etc.

My parents refused to buy me one... :angry:

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I had to buy my own too. I only had enough money for a 3 speed not enough for a krate. The fastback bikes you have you are correct on the years. You can tell by the style of the shifter which changed slightly every year

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I wish I still had my Raleigh Chopper.

That came out nice.

Bob

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Irvin, I know some one here , ( George 53 ) that would give ya bout anything you could want for that bike ...... Don't let him see this , please for the sake of youre sanity ! Ed Shaver

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this bike is not for sale for any amount of money

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I wish I still had my Raleigh Chopper.

I remember those! They had the straight top tubes. Kinda weird looking...

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this bike is not for sale for any amount of money

I'll give you one milllllllllllllion dollars for it...

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I liked those bikes along with the bikes with 'big & littles'. I always wanted a bike with that shifter, but mom got me a Huffy instead.

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very nice job restoring it and lucky to still have your childhood ride

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Wow!

Mine was a green 5 speed "Rams Horn" model. Remember those?

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Thank you so muck for this post!!!!

It brings back many GREAT memories.I had a Stingray,orange without the shifter,single speed.

I put a sissy bar on the back.I lived just on the other side of Biscayne Bay and remember riding it to Miami Beach.

It was great riding it up and down along the beach.Oh BTW,it had the straight fork,no spring.

Boy,do I wish I had it now!!!!!

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When I was a kid it was considered the utmost in cool to have a Schwinn stingray. Orange Crate, Lemon Peeler, Grey Ghost, etc.

X's 2!!!!!,and also it was cool to get the matching colored tires to match,I remember the on kid on our block had a Purple Stingray with purple tires coolest thing ever.....and all I had was a gold Huffy with black tires :(

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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 !!!!!!

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My cousin had a purple 5-speed bike, big shifter on the top tube, almost as big as a car's shifter... but the frame was really long... longer than a Schwinn. I don't remember the brand, but it was a cool bike. With the longer frame it had a really low look to it.

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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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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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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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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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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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