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#26 2012-08-06 7:22am

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

Heres a pic of the Blue A'Herns T I have, sorry it's not green.
http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz74/BlackSaturday_2010/IMG_7941.jpghttp://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz74/BlackSaturday_2010/IMG_7940.jpg

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#27 2012-08-06 5:04pm

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Great Shirt!!

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#28 2012-08-06 5:16pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

I put an email out to a buddy of mine that raced for Schwinn in the midwest for 4 years from Indiana... his dad took a lot of pictures, so I asked him to look through the albums for a picture of a green Sting... we'll see if he has anything.


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#29 2012-08-06 5:58pm

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Thanks Schwinning! I'm beginning to think I'm going to see bigfoot before I ever see a picture, let alone real green Sting from Ahern's.

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#30 2012-08-06 6:10pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

Now I got some REALLY interesting news for you guys on the green Stings. I recently mad a great score that has just been a blast to read over and very interesting. I haven't looked over all 3 yet but I landed a 79, 80 and 82 Schwinn parts catalogs for all there bikes that year. There are several hand written notes on various pages. In the 80 one the dealer hand wrote all the codes for mini Stings and various other parts. Today I started leafing through it and check this out. Part # 238-24 was hand written in and its was also crossed out. It was for a Schwinn SX2000/Sting Competition in GREEN! Dont ask me why it was crossed out but in 1980 there was a corresponding part number for Green Sting Competitions but was crossed out?  Check it out! Maybe they werent Stings but Sting Comps!

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#31 2012-08-06 6:13pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

Good work Nick!


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#32 2012-08-06 6:16pm

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Very interesting! I wonder if anyone else who owns a parts catalog made the same handwritten note per corporate Schwinn's instructions? By any chance did these catalog pages come out of a dealer in or near Illinois?

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#33 2012-08-06 6:17pm

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Im not sure. Let me go look at the shipping box.


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#34 2012-08-06 6:26pm

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These were shipped from Schaunsberg Illinois.


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#35 2012-08-06 6:28pm

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big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

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#36 2012-08-06 6:29pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

Schaumberg is probably 20 miles away from Lyons...


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#37 2012-08-06 6:30pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

Cool. I also remember seeing in a small catalog Schwinn offered 10 speeds (Collegiates I think) in Emerald Green!


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#38 2012-08-07 5:16pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

awesome work as always, Nick! where in the world do you find this stuff?! yikes

i'm guessing that for the era, Emerald Green is a safe bet. so do you have a frame at the painter's yet? lol

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#39 2012-08-07 6:49pm

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Naw, I only want the original Green! I guess thats the next grail part out there for us to find. Who is going to get in touch with Aherns and find one?


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#40 2012-08-07 7:15pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

I've been trying to track down some info myself... I know a lot of people that collect Schwinn stuff so I put the word out to a couple associations I belong to and see if anyone has one or has seen one.  I asked about the bike and any pictures.  Does anyone have a number or estimate on how many were actually made?


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#41 2012-08-07 9:09pm

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I rember that bike shop as I grew up in Cicero I do recall the did custom colors.


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#42 2012-08-08 10:35am

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Schwinning1984 wrote:

I've been trying to track down some info myself... I know a lot of people that collect Schwinn stuff so I put the word out to a couple associations I belong to and see if anyone has one or has seen one.  I asked about the bike and any pictures.  Does anyone have a number or estimate on how many were actually made?

Schwinning:

Based on what has been stated in this thread, I'd say there were definitely a minimum of three green Stings made:

Rick Schwinn - green Sting gift along with a case of Heineken
Bob Kamarek (sp) - green Sting with polished Campy hub and possbly green rims
Danny Bonaduce - green Sting, no details and not even his real name.

Possibly, there could be a few more out there, maybe even just back up frames for the team. From other informtion I found, John Lebak may have raced a green Sting too (did try to contact John via Facebook but have not received a reply back). Maybe Nick Crudele raced on one as well.

If I had to venute a guess based on the above information, I'd say at least six green Stings (includes both complete builds & just frames) existed at one time. These bikes were raced hard so some of these frames my have broken and were discarded or replaced with another color frame.

This is just guess at this point based on what I know. Please don't hold me to this as gospel truth. Hopefully, more information will surface as this thread moves along.

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#43 2012-08-13 4:53pm

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Didn't want this thread to die! Anyone have any new info or leads??

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#44 2012-08-13 6:07pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

cool thread

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#45 2012-08-13 7:33pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

no response from my buddies dad who used to ride for Schwinn on these... Put the word out in a couple vintage bicycle associations I belong to but no leads on that.  Might just be reduced to driving around Lyons peering into garages like a creeper (Nothing unusual for us though) or just sending out a mailer in the area big_smile


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#46 2012-08-13 7:38pm

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Thanks for helping out with the research. At a bare minimum, I'd love to see a color picture show up on the forum. A real bike would be a major bonus at this point.

Nothing wrong with creeping the garages. I do that when I'm driving for both BMX and Sting-Ray bikes!

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#47 2012-08-13 8:34pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

I might have a connection on a part from them. Ill keep you guys posted.


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#48 2012-08-13 8:36pm

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You're the man Nick! Go get 'em!

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#49 2012-08-19 8:21pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

Anything new on the green Stings?

Nick - Anything on that green ano part?

Mike Carruth - You out there? You gave us some great info! Anything more you can share at this point?big_smile

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#50 2012-08-19 10:41pm

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Re: A'Herns Schwinn - Green Sting

Im having trouble having him let it go. But its a neat one. Im trying to keep it a secret. If he doesnt let it go in the next few weeks Ill let you know what it is. Its NOT a green frame..... but its cool.


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