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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 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!!


BMX/Freestyle... my fountain of youth.

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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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