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#1 2012-09-14 11:42pm

Abaris
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1967 Schwinn Stingray

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1967 Schwinn Stingray

My Son's daily beater.

I bought this frame when an ultrasound revealed that I was having a son. It came rattlecanned blue. It sat for 8 years before rebuilding with the boy. It's now a 7 year old restoration that has never been treated as anything other than 'just a bike'. Frame was modified to accept the rear brake. House Of Kolor Planet Green Metallic paint. Yup... Tange TX-1200's!!! HTF Amoeba pro width aluminum bars. Bulletproof 3 pc. cranks. Shadow Conspiracy seat. APSE aluminum mags (ala Mongoose Rebel). The decals came from some Australian Beach Cruiser Schwinn. I wanted the boy to have a BMX converted Stingray, like I had. This thing will wheelie for miles... Anyone who rides it smiles. Sweet Resto-Mod! There are parts on it from every decade since it was new. A real freak.


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I build what I like. I am not into restoring everything... some things need to be custom. I live by my own criteria, not yours. If that is something that bothers you, feel free to leave me alone.

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#2 2012-11-14 7:55am

kg1970
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

A very interesting build, I like it. Sweet...!!!

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#3 2012-12-18 6:51pm

kg1970
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Most interesting combination. I can see a lot of effort was put into this build. Different, but very unique and nice...

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#4 2013-02-23 10:41am

Brix
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Very creative! I've got one of these frames lying around in the attic....been thinking about doing something wild like this with it. Great job!

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#5 2013-05-13 11:02am

Abaris
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

There was always something special about the Stingray frame. I had a bunch of bikes when I was growing up. In 1976 I got a very odd and rare Viscount BMX with MX-60 mags installed from the factory. It was the first BMX frame to show up in my area. I grew up rural and wanted a road bike. My parents came home with this "thing". I was horrified. Over the next year BMX came alive here and I started to take a different view of the little red looptail I had. I sunk over $500 into it with all red ano parts. Super-Maxys... bars... everything was red but the wheels. My friends and I all packed up with our 20" bikes and rode the area every summer. It was at that time that I got to ride my first Stingray. It was my cousin's. A yellow 1973 that was bone stock. I ended up buying it from him and painted her blue. It went on to be the victim of a full BMX conversion. That bike was special and I regret ever selling it (the Viscount, too). The Stingray always flew the furthest and wheelied the longest. It was those memories that drove me to get a Stingray frame for my son. As soon as the ultrasound showed it was a boy I bought the frame. He was born already owning it.


I build what I like. I am not into restoring everything... some things need to be custom. I live by my own criteria, not yours. If that is something that bothers you, feel free to leave me alone.

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#6 2013-07-30 11:47am

A.M. RACING
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

NICE RIDE AND GREAT STORY ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SON!

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#7 2014-07-02 3:28pm

getwheels
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

Sweet story and even more so on the bike/father/son thing. Now if I could only get my 6 year old away from the iPad long enough . . coolwink


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#8 2014-07-02 3:51pm

Vitus
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

This is the coolest bike in the Museum. I must have one. Now I must find a frame.


My war- you're one of them.

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#9 2017-05-08 7:43pm

RadicalNick
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Re: 1967 Schwinn Stingray

now THAT is a bike! cool


"Two hundred years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it was the the minds of 11 year olds that could see that potential."
Craig Stecyk - Skateboarder Magazine - 1975

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