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#1 2012-05-27 11:32pm

Mirage1972
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1967 Schwinn Stingray

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1967 Schwinn Stingray

Roots BMX

December 1966 build date, Coppertone color.-Thankfully, I was able to snag this early Stingray BMX roots survivor mostly intact before someone else grabbed it for a Stingray restore. I added Lester mags for rideability.
-Sticker on head tube says "Advanced Trickery Custom BMX", which was a bike shop in Glenview, IL, that was considered to be a "holy grail" of bike shops (see comments for more info).-Thanks.

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WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#2 2012-05-28 5:19am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

where it all started nice schwinn.


leave me feed back like i leave u feedback

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#3 2012-05-28 7:42am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Nirvana...Long Before Smells like Teen Spirit...but just the same..nice bike mate..Kev

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#4 2012-05-28 8:11pm

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Brings back sweet memorys i love this bike.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#5 2012-05-30 4:02pm

Mirage1972
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Thanks guys.

The vibe of a bike like this is better to me than some of my bikes that cost a ton more. I just can't place enough importance on authentic soul. This one moved right up to a top position in my collection. I have a period yellow oval # plate for it, and I might put on some Lesters to support my fat adult butt riding it. It actually rides surprisingly good.


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#6 2012-06-01 3:18pm

Mirage1972
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Installed Lesters today and some steel rat trap Schwinn pedals to replace the totally worn out plastic ones. cool


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#7 2012-06-19 8:14pm

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

ADVANCED TRICKERY!!! What an unbleiveably cool sticker! Alot of Northern California guys mention Hank & Frank Bicycles being the bomb there but if you grew up in the NW suburbs of Chicago - ADVANCED TRICKERY, now that was the Holy Grail of bike shops. I have a 1980 Goose (restored 12 years ago) that was purchased from that shop. (see pic) The cardboard cutout was from the framebox. Cost me 58.12 back in 1980. Alot of paper deliveries for that frame! I will add that to my bikes latrer on this summer. I haven't had a chance to photograph many bikes yet. I may have to start and advanced Trickery thread to see if anyone has more info on it. Dont get rid of that sticker! If you remove it, do so carefully and cherish it. Way Cool Bro!  cool

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/1979-4ever/Untitled.jpg


Needs: 79 or 80 nos/mint Chestnut brown SX-100 or SX-500 Scrambler frame - Single Gusset, smooth brazing at head tube, top & down tubes, made in Chi-town not Taiwan.
Mint SCRAMBLER TIRES: suction cup w/gumwall.
"NOS" or show mounted: Blue or Black Oakley 2 grips
NTTK, snakebelly in Black 20 x 2.125
RED O.G. Sting handlebar pad.

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#8 2012-06-20 12:54am

Mirage1972
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing! I knew someone had to had to have info on Advanced Trickery!

Cool that the sticker is "local" (or close to it). The sticker isn't going anywhere. I'm not a survivor killer. This bike won't ever change now, and will always be inside (unless riding it). Thanks again for the insight.


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#9 2012-06-20 7:26am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Your survivor appreciation is way cool & not being that far north from Glenview its awesome that you ended up with this bike! Also, the coppertone color is rare & bitchin' - Since you are not that far north, if you ever see any advanced trickery stickers or the like buy'em up or let me know! I would love to have one on my mongoose. I may try to make a waterslide decal on my PC since I have the logo artwork. Also, the Bike in my avatar is the advanced trickery goose frame - i will post it in my bikes later on this year.


Needs: 79 or 80 nos/mint Chestnut brown SX-100 or SX-500 Scrambler frame - Single Gusset, smooth brazing at head tube, top & down tubes, made in Chi-town not Taiwan.
Mint SCRAMBLER TIRES: suction cup w/gumwall.
"NOS" or show mounted: Blue or Black Oakley 2 grips
NTTK, snakebelly in Black 20 x 2.125
RED O.G. Sting handlebar pad.

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#10 2012-06-20 3:38pm

Mirage1972
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Now that I know what it is, I'll always have my eyes open for the AT stickers or anything else from them. Looking forward to seeing your bikes. A repro decal would be killer, if you make any let me know, I wouldn't mind having some for my plates or whatever.


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#11 2012-11-17 7:27pm

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Just found out more about Advanced Trickery. They were a mongoose and redline distributor. There was another shop up in Ontario, Canada as well as Glenview. Another member on the site "smittynorth" and his buddy had them as a sponsor bake in the old days of BMX racing. I bought a sticker similar to yours from him. If possible I will try to reproduce, just not sure how yet.


Needs: 79 or 80 nos/mint Chestnut brown SX-100 or SX-500 Scrambler frame - Single Gusset, smooth brazing at head tube, top & down tubes, made in Chi-town not Taiwan.
Mint SCRAMBLER TIRES: suction cup w/gumwall.
"NOS" or show mounted: Blue or Black Oakley 2 grips
NTTK, snakebelly in Black 20 x 2.125
RED O.G. Sting handlebar pad.

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#12 2012-11-17 7:40pm

Mirage1972
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Sweet! If you end up making some, let me know, I'd be interested. Thanks.


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#13 2013-02-19 5:17pm

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

WOW!!! This sting ray is amazing! Instant fave.

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#14 2013-04-29 8:07am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

great to see this post....my brother,me,and my friends use to ride our bikes up to Advanced Trickery bike shop in the late 70's......it was awesome big_smile

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#15 2013-04-29 8:09am

moko
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

that had PK Rippers and all kinds of cool stuff.....i rememeber one time they had a pk hanging from their roof,that had been bent from a wreck

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#16 2014-01-11 8:22pm

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Tried to PM you but your inbox was full

SmittyNorth has these posted in for sale section O.G. Prismatic awesomeness for 6 bucks!!!
I picked up a couple for my goose frame as mentioned in your stingray post.

http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/102593


best regards,
Jimmy


Needs: 79 or 80 nos/mint Chestnut brown SX-100 or SX-500 Scrambler frame - Single Gusset, smooth brazing at head tube, top & down tubes, made in Chi-town not Taiwan.
Mint SCRAMBLER TIRES: suction cup w/gumwall.
"NOS" or show mounted: Blue or Black Oakley 2 grips
NTTK, snakebelly in Black 20 x 2.125
RED O.G. Sting handlebar pad.

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#17 2014-01-12 6:11am

Mirage1972
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Cool, I picked one up, thanks! I actually have the perfect place to put the new sticker. I have another Schwinn frame that I want to build up as an old school BMX bike, and this will go on it. Thanks again. (Cleared out my inbox also, oops).


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#18 2014-01-12 7:43am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Very cool bike...my very first BMX bike way back in '77 was much like this one. After breaking every other cheap bike I had before it completely in half, I was proud to finally pedal around on something with a Schwinn badge on the headtube. Sadly, I can't remember what happened to it after my family moved in '78. Nice to be able to admire yours!


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#19 2014-01-12 11:26am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Now thats vintage coool cool
Luv It!

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#20 2014-02-13 9:55pm

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Hey guys. I picked up this survivor Powerlite last fall and finally started to take a good look at it tonight. Did a little search on the Advanced Trickery sticker on it and ended up here. Cool story on the shop, with a dramatic ending to be sure.

Anyway, this bike has some nice parts on it. It also has another shop sticker from Delaware on it, maybe it was a transplant bitd?

http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh486/Farmboy182/advanced_zpsa172d358.jpg

I'll probably submit this one tomorrow, I'll wait for some natural light to get some pics. I won't be changing a thing on this one, I don't even think I'll clean it. smile

Edit: just googled the other bike shop sticker - "Wooden Wheels, Newark, Del" and they're still there, apparently in business since 1976. cool My guess is that this bike was originally sold in Delaware and then made the move here to Chicago and a new shop.

Last edited by farmboy (2014-02-13 10:03pm)


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#21 2014-02-14 2:55am

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Wanted: one copy of the last issue of BMX plus magazine!
Escaped from Detroit...and lived to tell about it!
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#22 2014-03-19 4:17pm

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Awesome bike & background .


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& enjoying every minute of it !

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#23 2014-08-29 7:17am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

This came up on the museum today.

I love these bikes.  There's just something about that top tube design that gets me.

Great looking survivor!

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#24 2016-01-06 10:48am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Awesome find! I spent the majority of my summers loitering around The Advanced Trickery. They sold all the coolest parts and bike lines. P.K's, Cooks Bros etc. I remember one of the employees there was disabled circa 78-80. Cant remember his name. Thanks for the flashback!!


Schwinning!

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#25 2016-01-06 11:52am

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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Hi all, I don't visit here often, but Raysin's post brought me back.

Since I would never sell this bike, I'll disclose as a point of interest, that this bike cost me $30 at a Cedarburg Wisconsin swap meet in 2012. What's funny is that my wife chastised me (jokingly, sort of) about not haggling with the guy, but I just couldn't give him the $30 fast enough. From my perspective, it was a great deal.

Since I wanted to put mags on it, shortly after that, I found an ad for an old department store bike (it's in My Bikes also) on CraigsList for $20, and even though I realized it was in the 'hood of Milwaukee, drove in there anyway to retrieve it.

So, I have a grand total of $50 into this bike. Well worth it, IMO. In my wife's opinion, not such a great deal ha ha... fortunately, she just looks the other way after rolling her eyes.


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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