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1968 Schwinn Stingray

1968 Schwinn Stingray

1968 Schwinn Old School

This is my old school 1968 Schwinn, Serial # JD 74618.  My collecting of BMX Bikes started with my son seeing my 1976 DG Racer II in the garage of my mother’s house and saying what a junky old bike.  Well that made me want to restore the DG and with the help and curse of E-Bay I was off and running.  Once the DG was restored I found my self-wanting to collect all the BMX bikes that I had as a kid.   After finding and restoring a 79 Mongoose Team Bike, I started looking for a Webco.  After the Webco I started looking for a Littlejohn (1974-75) and a Dan Gurney monoshock (1974-75).  Well I am still looking for these two bikes as frames to build up, so any help (with in reason and not causing me a divorce) would be great!  This bike was a Craigslist find, frame only.   I visited the bike shop that I had ridden for in the 70’s and found a few of the original parts that I used in this build.  Yes! There still are parts out there in older shops.  As a first generation BMX rider, I had a number of Schwinn Stingrays. I still remember the first time that I saw “On Any Sunday”.  The opening scene is just what I lived as much as I could including making the noise. Some times me and my friends came home from riding more horse than sore.  I have also been collecting Schwinn accessories parts, real fun to put my son in them and say “a mini me.”  

Submitted by DG-dean

  • All-Around
  • Company: Schwinn
  • Model: Stingray
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Schwinn Frame Unknown Motocross Bars Shimano Hub Vintage Pads Schwinn Headset Schwinn Bottom Bracket Motocycle Wheels Astubula Cranks Astubula Forks Astubula Neck Chen Cheng Tires Wellgo Pedals S.S. Chain

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