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#1 2011-07-05 1:57am

rev106
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1966 Schwinn Stingray

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1966 Schwinn Stingray

rescued from the weeds to ride again...

I found this frame in a stand of bamboo. I met this guy who was clearing out a stand of bamboo in his yard, in the thick was this Schwinn frame amongst about 30 other bikes from the 70’s. I just hung on to it because of the gussets that were welded into it back in the day, it had been converted for BMX use sometime in it’s life. I got the NOS morris mags from a customer; the rest just slowly came together over time as I was in no rush to build it and not actively seeking parts. Once all the parts came together, I used some OSH orange spray paint and assembled the bike.
66 Schwinn Sting-Ray frame
Morris Mag Wheels
Generic “box” bars
Ashtabula stem
Schwinn Varsity crank and chainring
New tires
MX seat and sissy bar
Schwinn Scrambler Fork


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A bicycle is like a toothbrush; you should have one and use it often.

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#2 2011-07-05 7:24pm

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Re: 1966 Schwinn Stingray

Nice!smile


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#3 2011-07-05 10:14pm

nycet3
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Re: 1966 Schwinn Stingray

That is a very cool bike. Good job putting it together, and good job saving the Schwinn.


"Ride it like you're riding after the dude who stole it."

Looking for a USA-made pre 1981 Redline MXII f/f with original black paint and decals.

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#4 2012-01-11 4:00pm

Flatlandfox
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Re: 1966 Schwinn Stingray

WOW GREAT SAVE... on a really SWEET looking Schwinn, didn't notice the added gusset until I read the description, now that's how BMX's looked in the VERY EARLY DAYS!!!
A new Fave!!


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#5 2012-10-06 8:27pm

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Re: 1966 Schwinn Stingray

_____Very cool ride______
                 big_smile


____HIGH til I DiE ____

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#6 2013-02-28 1:20am

buyerjohnny
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Re: 1966 Schwinn Stingray

ahhh i love those lip looking frames im workin on a 24 inch typhoon thats a sweet bike i love the seat

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