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#1 2013-05-09 10:28pm

4uhaters97
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1968 Schwinn Stingray

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1968 Schwinn Stingray

My dads fully restored Stingray

This was my dads bike in his childhood. It sat outside at my aunts house for many many years until he finally brought it home about 10 years ago. The seat and wheels were gone and what was left was trashed from being out in the weather and it had also been spray bombed by the neighbor kid at some point. 10 years ago I wanted to build it in to a lowrider bike and got started but lost interest and it sat in the basement up until the first part of this year(2013). Im a bmx guy at heart and thought a cross bred bmx/beach cruiser would look awesome. So it began...again. I did some trading and ended up with an older Columbia bicycle, it donated its wheels and crank to the project. I didnt have a fork so I bought one on ebay that ended up being for a girls Stingray with a longer tube so I had to make new threads further down the shaft and cut off the excess but it looks super nice on the bike. I then purchased new decals, new Schwinn head tube badge, nos KKT pedals and new 36'' tall sissy bar, banana seat, AME grips, white wall tires including a slick and a new white KMC chain. I had the handlebar stem from an older Schwinn Thrasher and the bars came from another bmx museum member. I bead blasted the bars and paint matched them to the bike while leaving the center v bar part chrome for a different look. I just took it out for its first ride in over 40 years! Its a head turner! Maybe someday ill put the ape hanger bars back on it...but I doubt it. smile

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#2 2013-05-10 2:43am

Bmxbooger
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From: Denver, CO
Registered: 2011-08-30
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Re: 1968 Schwinn Stingray

Awesome job!  SO COOL that this is his ACTUAL bike!!cool


Always looking for Cook Bros. stuff, vintage SE stuff,  MCS 6 bolt Super stems,  and Race Inc. Leading Edge/Cycle Pro/BMX innovations 20" forks.  All NOS or in very nice condition.

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#3 2013-05-11 6:32am

ranman66
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From: Chula Vista, California
Registered: 2012-01-23
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Re: 1968 Schwinn Stingray

Cool build!  I like the combo look!  Had the same idea and I would like to do the same on my next build.

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#4 2013-06-23 7:11pm

buyerjohnny
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From: bolingbrook illinois
Registered: 2012-06-18
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Re: 1968 Schwinn Stingray

ha thats awesome i love the high sissy bar

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#5 2013-07-18 11:29am

tbone006
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From: Renton, WA
Registered: 2008-10-14
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Re: 1968 Schwinn Stingray

Nice work !! Looks tight ...now just needs a beer holder & yer off to the races smile


~ Old Skool Pimpin ~

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#6 2015-02-17 11:46pm

imdustinbowls
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Registered: 2014-02-16
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Re: 1968 Schwinn Stingray

Did you get that fatboy hemi off a guy named mike. I had the exact same bike with those exact bars stolen out of my storage unit in lynnwood.  I'm not trying to do anything but find out how you got it and if a franking punk bitch named Mike  Zornick sold it to you. Sorry if I sound like I'm being a dick I just hate the dude.

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#7 2015-10-11 2:52pm

twiztedbmx
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From: Central Cal
Registered: 2009-06-18
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Re: 1968 Schwinn Stingray

cool Schwinn


My other ride is a Peterbilt

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