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#1 2010-03-28 6:24pm

radray68
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1978 Schwinn Stingray

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1978 Schwinn Stingray

What Joe Kid made me do.

After watching Joe Kid on a Stingray it brought back alot of memories how we used to build bikes.  So after building cars, trucks and motorcycles I thought why not build a bike where it all started for most of us.  I took a 1978 Stingray frame added 79 Ashatabula forks, then found some almost nos Lester wheels.  Added to that Schwinn Scrambler box bars, neck and sprocket, painted the frame 70's Corvette white put on a messinger seat, nos schwinn and rad pad for the neck and red hunt wilde grips.  I built this bike to represent the bike I would have loved to build when I was ten. 


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#2 2010-03-28 6:35pm

g-flash
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

Very nice and very 70'ssmile


Free your mind and your ass will follow!

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#3 2010-03-28 8:52pm

cnc6306
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From: Manchester, CN
Registered: 2009-01-25
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

sweet bike:cool:


TOPHER

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#4 2010-03-28 9:04pm

phillyc71
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From: San Jose, CA
Registered: 2007-11-26
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

that is awesome. cool

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#5 2010-03-28 9:27pm

mark.fitzpatrick
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From: Mount Vernon, OH
Registered: 2009-07-27
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

Bravo!
Absolutely captured the spirit of the Museum.

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#6 2010-03-29 2:51am

Funky-Monk
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From: London, UK
Registered: 2009-04-21
Posts: 129
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

Hey, great build, I just love 70's bikes, this one just screams "Old School" to me. Would love to build a Singray one day too, I already have some cool parts and a couple of sets of Lesters waiting, but Stingray's don't come up for sale that often in the UK.


Take time to play..... It's the secret of perpetual youth!

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#7 2010-03-29 9:21am

1979 Diamondback
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From: Lawrence, KS
Registered: 2008-07-02
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

After seeing "Joe Kid", I wanted to do a Stingray on Motomags.  Your bike captures the exact vibe I was looking for.  Way cool.  Instant fave.


"We want to be free! We want to be free to do what we want to do! We want to be free to ride. And we want to be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man. And we want to get loaded." -Peter Fonda, Wild Angels 1966

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#8 2010-03-29 6:30pm

radray68
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

Thanks for all the cool comments!  Glad you guys get it! big_smile

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#9 2010-04-01 10:41pm

grapekrate71
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From: Eastpointe, MI
Registered: 2009-09-02
Posts: 664

Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

tasteful build,couple decals and it will look nos.i like your forks,it looks like mine except i have white red stone mags chrome predator forks chrome bars.


i pay fast ,you ship fast.

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#10 2010-08-15 7:43pm

JoeKat
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From: Cincinnati, OH
Registered: 2007-03-05
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

Great looking bike, just how I wanted in 1978

Last edited by JoeKat (2010-08-15 7:43pm)


WTB the following REDLINE Frame Pads:
CARRERA
PL-24

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#11 2011-03-19 5:30pm

cannedheatrm
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From: Oklahoma
Registered: 2011-01-26
Posts: 26
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

OH! HELL YEAH!!!


When in Doubt... Knock'em Out.

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#12 2011-03-19 5:32pm

stclair411
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From: Richmond, VA
Registered: 2007-11-10
Posts: 1536

Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

I swear I had that bike as a kid. Is it mine? Just kidding, but I do love it. Mine even had some super heavy Lesters on it for a while. Love it!!!big_smile

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#13 2014-01-14 11:21pm

brunson67
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From: Temecula, Ca.
Registered: 2011-02-20
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Re: 1978 Schwinn Stingray

Nicely done, instant fav! Reminds me of my stingray in about 77, my step dad helped me take it apart, we drove to the local Schwinn dealer and bought Schwinn candy apple red, silver base coat, and he taught me how to spray paint, as well as do a candy, with many coats. We painted the blade forks flat black, added box bars, knobbys on the original stingray rims, hunt Wilde grips, number plate, and that was my first bmx bike. This makes me want to build a stingray bmx! Dammit!


Don't confuse effort with results!

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