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1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

#1 2020-04-20 11:06pm

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1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

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1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

Ol' Majesty

One of The Pull's greatest treasures!  When the Working Bikes warehouse guy texted me pics of this bike, the plan was to sell it for the shop as I normally do with the BMX bikes they take in on donation.  However, after looking at the pics of this (at the time) 100% original bike over and over and over, it occurred to me that I may never get another opportunity to purchase one for myself -- let alone an 18" single speed in all original condition.  Therefore, I bought it, and couldn't be happier!  The history of these Waterford factory classics is well-documented, and the craftsmanship that went into building them is evident.  All it took was me changing out the tires, tubes, and grips, and adjusting the rear cones and seat, and I was good to go.  Fittingly, our maiden voyage together was on a gravel road.  This bike rides spectacularly well, and makes me feel like a king!  BTW, since giving a model with a male name a female name just would have been weird, I went the androgynous route.  The last pic is the one the warehouse guy texted me.  As you can see, I only swapped tires, tubes, and grips, adjusted the seat, post, and rear cones, and added the Team Schwinn lever cover, chain tensioners, and zip ties for the brake cable -- which I'm okay with.  All the rest is 100% original to the bike, 39 years and counting.  For the curious, Old Majesty was the grizzly bear antagonist featured in Jim Kjelgaard's coming of age classic, Big Red.  It was one of my favorite books as a child.  Most CPSC equipment included and shown!


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#2 2020-04-20 11:06pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

coolcoolcool


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#3 2020-04-20 11:08pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

smile


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#4 2020-04-21 2:05am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

Super nice, super cool & all around winning machine cool
That is one Sting that is fit for a King, Perron!

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#5 2020-04-21 4:01am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

Sweet


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#6 2020-04-21 4:26am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

version7075 wrote:

Super nice, super cool & all around winning machine cool
That is one Sting that is fit for a King, Perron!

Thank you, Baz!  I’m SO stoked about this bike!


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#7 2020-04-21 4:27am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

metzone wrote:

Sweet

Thanks, Bryan!


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Ford Mustang — what a dance we had!
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#8 2020-04-21 4:41am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

Nice.       44T !!!


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#9 2020-04-21 6:28am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

old bmx dad/Ted wrote:

Nice.       44T !!!

'TIL THE WORLD BLOW (which it seems to be doing right now)!!!

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44T BMX Club, Chicago -- USA-MADE SINCE 2010
Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
Luther Is A Good Ol' Dog Club -- See you at the Rainbow Bridge, my friend!
Ford Mustang — what a dance we had!
Free AgentFree AgentBontragerTNTBossSupercrossSkywayKappa GTProfileProfileELFRobinsonRobinsonPowerlitePowerlitePowerlitePowerlite...and "non-BMX" SchwinnSchwinnSchwinnSchwinnSchwinnWorksmanGT!
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#10 2020-04-21 8:42am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

Nice King!cool

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#11 2020-04-21 10:04am

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Nevets wrote:

Nice King!cool

Thank you!


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#12 2020-04-21 2:11pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

I love this bike brother!!


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#13 2020-04-21 7:05pm

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martimagico wrote:

I love this bike brother!!

Maaaan, thank you!  How you been, brother?


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Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
Luther Is A Good Ol' Dog Club -- See you at the Rainbow Bridge, my friend!
Ford Mustang — what a dance we had!
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#14 2020-04-22 2:54pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

The first photo the warehouse sent me:
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44T BMX Club, Chicago -- USA-MADE SINCE 2010
Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
Luther Is A Good Ol' Dog Club -- See you at the Rainbow Bridge, my friend!
Ford Mustang — what a dance we had!
Free AgentFree AgentBontragerTNTBossSupercrossSkywayKappa GTProfileProfileELFRobinsonRobinsonPowerlitePowerlitePowerlitePowerlite...and "non-BMX" SchwinnSchwinnSchwinnSchwinnSchwinnWorksmanGT!
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#15 2020-04-23 1:05am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

Maiden voyage videos; muffled voice courtesy of coronavirus mask!

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44T BMX Club, Chicago -- USA-MADE SINCE 2010
Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
Luther Is A Good Ol' Dog Club -- See you at the Rainbow Bridge, my friend!
Ford Mustang — what a dance we had!
Free AgentFree AgentBontragerTNTBossSupercrossSkywayKappa GTProfileProfileELFRobinsonRobinsonPowerlitePowerlitePowerlitePowerlite...and "non-BMX" SchwinnSchwinnSchwinnSchwinnSchwinnWorksmanGT!
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