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  1. 33Tudor
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
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    Here's my 73 Stingray Fastback awaiting restoration.
     

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  2. shtbox
    Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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    WOW!! what a cool thread. My folks couldnt swing the $ for a schwinn either, so I got a Ross polo bike (like the barracuda). Now I have another one, a 3spd Apollo, a chrome schwinn scrambler, un-restored '68 Lemonpeeler, '98 Stingray deluxe, and sold the sears Spider bike I had. My son has chrome OCC Stingray that is HIS "baby" now. Loved the days when Evel was "King"!!!!
     
  3. shtbox
    Joined: Jun 22, 2008
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    Forgot to mention...check out the New England Muscle Bike Museum in Bloomfield,CT. cool stuff on this guys site too!
     
  4. "Whitey Ford" 62 Uni
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
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    not a schwinn either but it looks cool to the untrained eye. Sears bike. I put a little V8 emblem in the existing hole till I find something cooler. My retarded "son" checking on the bike to make sure its worthy as well.
     

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  5. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    from Byron, IL

    Here are some of my bikes. Some are originals, some are custom.
     
  6. spinman
    Joined: May 7, 2009
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    from new jersey

    My '69 standard, '68 Midget and the Fat Man


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  7. spinman
    Joined: May 7, 2009
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    from new jersey

    The Holy Grail of posters for Sting-Ray fanatics; Racquel and an early 'ray.



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  8. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
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    I really regret selling it....It rode real nice and my Son loved cruising with his "old man" on his 5 speed '71 Sting Ray.
     
  9. neonloverrob
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
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    from newton, ks

    How do you know what year they are? They have serial numbers back then?:confused:
     
  10. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
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    Yes.
    On the Head Tube is 1 or 2 letters followed by the serial number.
    '64 and earlier are 1 letter/serial number
    '65 and later are 2 letters/serial number
    Here's the link;
    http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodes1.html
     
  11. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
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    from Mass

    I was born too soon to get a Sting-Ray. I got a red Typhoon for my first bike. My brother, who's 3 years younger got a orange Sting-Ray for his first bike. His bike was so cool I made my dad buy me a banana seat, sissy bar and hi-rise handlebars for my Typhoon.
     

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  12. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    My daughter loved her Stingray I got her at the Monroe swap meet last year but its too small already, so she modified with parts from my buddies rust pile a 10 dollar thrift shop adult Schwinn Hollywoood.
    She calls it her Barn find Stingray!

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  13. "Whitey Ford" 62 Uni
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    Wow...at first i was thinking that was a cool old photo and then realized its a present picture. Very cool, nice pic. I take it thats your daugter now? neat pic...
     
  14. bloodyjack
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    [QUOTE="Whitey Ford" 62 Uni;4683870]Wow...at first i was thinking that was a cool old photo and then realized its a present picture. Very cool, nice pic. I take it thats your daugter now? neat pic...[/QUOTE]

    yeah that's last year they grow up so fast she's only 13
    I love the Schwinn add posted earlier I am going to use it as her xmas card because I restored a 1961 Schwinn for her xmas present

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  15. "Whitey Ford" 62 Uni
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  16. Not completely Schwinns but parts of them are anyway Here's a couple of mine.

    Long Tracker.
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    Frisco Cruiser
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  17. hotrod56cars
    Joined: Apr 3, 2007
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    In 1971 my family and I went to the Schwinn dealer in Salinas (CA). We walked into the store and my dad said "pick one, you can have any one you want for your birthday". I chose a 5 speed with a skinny 20" front tire and a skinny 20" slick in the back. It was $99.99. Dark green metalic, possibly a fastback. Throughout the years bikes came and went but I always kept that Schwinn. My parents threw it away while I was in Navy boot camp. :rolleyes:
     
  18. georgedombeck
    Joined: Jul 4, 2009
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    Here is one I built from a "grain bin" find, kinda like a barn find. Before and after.
     

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  19. escobars
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
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    My 72 schwinn with a motor that goes 35 mph 60mpg , my lil girls 68 fair lady, my wife's 2005 shwinn
     

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  20. monsterflake
    Joined: May 13, 2003
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    "late model" huffy cruiser with new 30" ape hangers, re-pro springer and vintage gooseneck. pretty candy blue with pinstripe decals. rear wheel is slightly warped from bunny hopping, still rideable, just embarrassing.

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    vintage western flyer cyclone "muscle bike". bitchin' purple with nos silver 'flake high-back seat, super rare 2 piece, half round bars, 'flake silver/purple streamers and nos rear slick. easier to ride than schwinn crate bikes and cheaper, too!

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    bobber-style, built from "survivor" western flyer. 26" frame, 24" black wheels, springer seat. headlight doesn't work, but tank looks cool with matching chainguard. best riding bike of the three, very low seat, perfect for the short-legged man or woman.

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  21. sensor
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
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    dont get me started on bikes....
    not a sting ray since hes still to short for a 20" but my boy on his 57 pixie
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  22. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    For sale 12 Schwinn's Ebay #180455423586 for info. They need to go, thank you.
     
  23. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
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    rodknocker

    I made this for my son after picking the bike up at a local swap meet.I think its an early 50's AMF Roadmaster.$30 total, he loves it.
     

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  24. junk fiend
    Joined: Sep 16, 2008
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    My Dad in the 60s Pasadena CA

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