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#5601 2021-09-22 7:10pm

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#5602 2021-09-26 8:55am

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Not that anyone really cares, but I left the schwinn lovers group on Facebook. The reason I left because everyone kept posting the same bikes over and over and over again. Rarely ever see any customs on there. Also there is no love for any bmx or schwinns newer than like 1980.
Still a member of the predator and scrambler group tho. Hell Im on here more than Facebook anyway. lol


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#5603 2021-09-27 1:19pm

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Not that anyone really cares, but I left the schwinn lovers group on Facebook. The reason I left because everyone kept posting the same bikes over and over and over again. Rarely ever see any customs on there. Also there is no love for any bmx or schwinns newer than like 1980.
Still a member of the predator and scrambler group tho. Hell Im on here more than Facebook anyway. lol

lollollol yeah that page sux! I think im an admin on that one too, hard to keep track lol


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#5604 2021-09-30 12:16pm

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Went to my storage garage today.
16” Stingray? https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/95057/90d410e5-4303-48c0-ba08-230b8f64215b61560cdb2b.jpeg
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#5605 2021-09-30 12:20pm

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79 Scrambler. It’s been spray painted.


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#5606 2021-09-30 12:33pm

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#5607 2021-09-30 12:34pm

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#5608 2021-09-30 1:51pm

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#5609 2021-09-30 2:18pm

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Yeah that’s nice! I’m thinking about building it for my son. It is the perfect size for him I think. Just trying to decide on color for frame. Red mags, black bars and forks to start. Suggestions?


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#5610 2021-09-30 5:43pm

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#5611 2021-10-04 5:23pm

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1980 Schwinn Sting Competition

I am the original owner...these pics are the day my parents brought it home to me!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51550779847_19eecf8a01_c.jpgIMG_2381 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51551578501_f432cf3546_c.jpgIMG_2382 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

It took me everywhere until I was 15 or 16 and was in pretty great condition when I put it away, and then it hung in my parent's garage for about 30 years out of sight.  Last June, my sister was visiting from California with my nephews.  I went over to visit, and when I showed up, my 10 year old nephew was riding it in the driveway and he said "look what I found!  Grandpa got new tires for it and he said I can take it!"  I was like....."sorry, but no."  This is what it looked like when he was finished riding it....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51511328387_bb04ff6e59_c.jpgIMG_3133 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51512127861_f46ced9dd6_c.jpgIMG_3134 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51511328532_5e86934250_c.jpgIMG_3136 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51512352388_5ff8fba2fb_c.jpgIMG_3138 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

And here's where it is now that I've started working on it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51511328962_95a21a9159_c.jpgIMG_2273 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51550115257_06cf72c672_b.jpgPA040077 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

I'll post more pics as my restoration progresses.  Right now I'm having my LBS re-lace the wheels with new spokes....and I'm trying to decide how to deal with the brakes since along the way I'm guessing I broke the rear caliper and the shop replaced it with the Weinmann version....and for some reason I have two right brake levers...one was just mounted upside down.

I have the original California Lites pads.  They cleaned up nice but the stitching is ratty on one end of the top tube pad.  I'd love to find a good NOS Haro Type II number plate and duplicate this picture with my 5 year old son....minus the sheepskin seat cover.  I guess I thought the Viscount Aero was too hard. :-/

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#5612 2021-10-04 6:40pm

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1980 Schwinn Sting Competition

I am the original owner...these pics are the day my parents brought it home to me!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 8a01_c.jpgIMG_2381 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 3546_c.jpgIMG_2382 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

It took me everywhere until I was 15 or 16 and was in pretty great condition when I put it away, and then it hung in my parent's garage for about 30 years out of sight.  Last June, my sister was visiting from California with my nephews.  I went over to visit, and when I showed up, my 10 year old nephew was riding it in the driveway and he said "look what I found!  Grandpa got new tires for it and he said I can take it!"  I was like....."sorry, but no."  This is what it looked like when he was finished riding it....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 6e59_c.jpgIMG_3133 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 9dd6_c.jpgIMG_3134 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 4250_c.jpgIMG_3136 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … a2fb_c.jpgIMG_3138 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

And here's where it is now that I've started working on it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 9159_c.jpgIMG_2273 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … c672_b.jpgPA040077 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

I'll post more pics as my restoration progresses.  Right now I'm having my LBS re-lace the wheels with new spokes....and I'm trying to decide how to deal with the brakes since along the way I'm guessing I broke the rear caliper and the shop replaced it with the Weinmann version....and for some reason I have two right brake levers...one was just mounted upside down.

I have the original California Lites pads.  They cleaned up nice but the stitching is ratty on one end of the top tube pad.  I'd love to find a good NOS Haro Type II number plate and duplicate this picture with my 5 year old son....minus the sheepskin seat cover.  I guess I thought the Viscount Aero was too hard. :-/

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!


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#5613 2021-10-04 8:34pm

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Prolly the other way around. The Weinmann brake was the 'official' one, and those MX levers would have been an upgrade as well. Your 'delivery day' pics show the original Finish Line grips and the longer levers which shipped with it.

Love that you still have it, lotsa memories in those pics as my baby was the same model till I was about 15 as well.


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#5614 2021-10-04 8:58pm

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Prolly the other way around. The Weinmann brake was the 'official' one, and those MX levers would have been an upgrade as well. Your 'delivery day' pics show the original Finish Line grips and the longer levers which shipped with it.

Love that you still have it, lotsa memories in those pics as my baby was the same model till I was about 15 as well.

I just realized that when looking up original specs!  Now I need to find a front weinmann caliper and the long brake levers.   Were they pre-bents?

Also, any recommendations for a chain?

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#5615 2021-10-04 10:03pm

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I forget the correct brand of chain, Ray would know. I know Union was providing them for Schwinn for a few decades. As for the levers I have seen both straight and bent levers on very original King Stings, so I imagine they used whatever they had that day.

At the end of the day, it's YOUR bike, do what makes you happy not strangers in an internet thread smile Personally I think it has more history with those OG MX levers and the pedal upgrade you know you actually ran. My bike as a kid wasn't box-stock either, which was half the reason I never went back and recreated it as the parts I had on it are stupid expensive today. Or rather, I felt they were expensive 5 years ago, in today's covid-flation I don't even want to look. I managed to track down the neighbor's dad I sold it to on FB a few years back on the off chance it was still hanging in his garage, but it seems they sold the bike shortly after I sold it to them in the late 80's (for a whipping $50) as they moved to hilly street and a bike with gears made more sence. They only moved about a mile from me, so I used to hold out hope I'd see it in the neighborhood again someday...

Also, something to think about- the Team Schwinn freewheels  aren't the strongest in the world especially as an adult riding it. As a result the real ones are big money and somewhat hard to find. Definately worth thinking about swaping in a modern one and putting the original in a safe place.


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#5616 2021-10-05 3:44am

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I forget the correct brand of chain, Ray would know. I know Union was providing them for Schwinn for a few decades. As for the levers I have seen both straight and bent levers on very original King Stings, so I imagine they used whatever they had that day.

At the end of the day, it's YOUR bike, do what makes you happy not strangers in an internet thread smile Personally I think it has more history with those OG MX levers and the pedal upgrade you know you actually ran. My bike as a kid wasn't box-stock either, which was half the reason I never went back and recreated it as the parts I had on it are stupid expensive today. Or rather, I felt they were expensive 5 years ago, in today's covid-flation I don't even want to look. I managed to track down the neighbor's dad I sold it to on FB a few years back on the off chance it was still hanging in his garage, but it seems they sold the bike shortly after I sold it to them in the late 80's (for a whipping $50) as they moved to hilly street and a bike with gears made more sence. They only moved about a mile from me, so I used to hold out hope I'd see it in the neighborhood again someday...

Also, something to think about- the Team Schwinn freewheels  aren't the strongest in the world especially as an adult riding it. As a result the real ones are big money and somewhat hard to find. Definately worth thinking about swaping in a modern one and putting the original in a safe place.

This bike probably won’t be ridden much.  It will likely go on the wall in my home office to keep it safe from my two boys.  Right now the original freewheel is staying on since it actually works pretty well and just needs a cleaning.  I’ll probably put new pedals on and keep the old ones safe. 

My parents each have long stings that are both in great condition and are just in need of some love.  My dad has the black one with good components and my mom has the silver one. They keep talking about selling them but I want them to hang onto them.

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#5617 2021-10-05 4:19am

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I forget the correct brand of chain, Ray would know. I know Union was providing them for Schwinn for a few decades. As for the levers I have seen both straight and bent levers on very original King Stings, so I imagine they used whatever they had that day.

At the end of the day, it's YOUR bike, do what makes you happy not strangers in an internet thread smile Personally I think it has more history with those OG MX levers and the pedal upgrade you know you actually ran. My bike as a kid wasn't box-stock either, which was half the reason I never went back and recreated it as the parts I had on it are stupid expensive today. Or rather, I felt they were expensive 5 years ago, in today's covid-flation I don't even want to look. I managed to track down the neighbor's dad I sold it to on FB a few years back on the off chance it was still hanging in his garage, but it seems they sold the bike shortly after I sold it to them in the late 80's (for a whipping $50) as they moved to hilly street and a bike with gears made more sence. They only moved about a mile from me, so I used to hold out hope I'd see it in the neighborhood again someday...

Also, something to think about- the Team Schwinn freewheels  aren't the strongest in the world especially as an adult riding it. As a result the real ones are big money and somewhat hard to find. Definately worth thinking about swaping in a modern one and putting the original in a safe place.

D.I.D, HKK Smoker, Sedis and Union were the chains used, regarding levers and calipers, Weinmann were standard on Sting and SX-2000/Comps. Schwinn started using both Dia-Compe and Weinmann brake sets on SX and Comps late 1980. Dia-Comp brake sets were standard on most Mini Stings and Kings. Here are some great stock examples of both courtesy of John
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/91238
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/85919

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#5618 2021-10-05 6:41am

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RAYSIN wrote:

ChattyMatty wrote:

I forget the correct brand of chain, Ray would know. I know Union was providing them for Schwinn for a few decades. As for the levers I have seen both straight and bent levers on very original King Stings, so I imagine they used whatever they had that day.

At the end of the day, it's YOUR bike, do what makes you happy not strangers in an internet thread smile Personally I think it has more history with those OG MX levers and the pedal upgrade you know you actually ran. My bike as a kid wasn't box-stock either, which was half the reason I never went back and recreated it as the parts I had on it are stupid expensive today. Or rather, I felt they were expensive 5 years ago, in today's covid-flation I don't even want to look. I managed to track down the neighbor's dad I sold it to on FB a few years back on the off chance it was still hanging in his garage, but it seems they sold the bike shortly after I sold it to them in the late 80's (for a whipping $50) as they moved to hilly street and a bike with gears made more sence. They only moved about a mile from me, so I used to hold out hope I'd see it in the neighborhood again someday...

Also, something to think about- the Team Schwinn freewheels  aren't the strongest in the world especially as an adult riding it. As a result the real ones are big money and somewhat hard to find. Definately worth thinking about swaping in a modern one and putting the original in a safe place.

D.I.D, HKK Smoker, Sedis and Union were the chains used, regarding levers and calipers, Weinmann were standard on Sting and SX-2000/Comps. Schwinn started using both Dia-Compe and Weinmann brake sets on SX and Comps late 1980. Dia-Comp brake sets were standard on most Mini Stings and Kings. Here are some great stock examples of both courtesy of John
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/91238
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/85919

I'm assuming the chain is a 1/8'?

Regarding the brakes, is it possible it came with the Weinman caliper in the rear and DiaCompe in the front?  I can certainly rebuild th calipers with new hardware,but I'm at a loss for what to buy.  I definitely need replacement levers since I have two rear levers.

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#5619 2021-10-05 7:08am

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RAYSIN wrote:

ChattyMatty wrote:

I forget the correct brand of chain, Ray would know. I know Union was providing them for Schwinn for a few decades. As for the levers I have seen both straight and bent levers on very original King Stings, so I imagine they used whatever they had that day.

At the end of the day, it's YOUR bike, do what makes you happy not strangers in an internet thread smile Personally I think it has more history with those OG MX levers and the pedal upgrade you know you actually ran. My bike as a kid wasn't box-stock either, which was half the reason I never went back and recreated it as the parts I had on it are stupid expensive today. Or rather, I felt they were expensive 5 years ago, in today's covid-flation I don't even want to look. I managed to track down the neighbor's dad I sold it to on FB a few years back on the off chance it was still hanging in his garage, but it seems they sold the bike shortly after I sold it to them in the late 80's (for a whipping $50) as they moved to hilly street and a bike with gears made more sence. They only moved about a mile from me, so I used to hold out hope I'd see it in the neighborhood again someday...

Also, something to think about- the Team Schwinn freewheels  aren't the strongest in the world especially as an adult riding it. As a result the real ones are big money and somewhat hard to find. Definately worth thinking about swaping in a modern one and putting the original in a safe place.

D.I.D, HKK Smoker, Sedis and Union were the chains used, regarding levers and calipers, Weinmann were standard on Sting and SX-2000/Comps. Schwinn started using both Dia-Compe and Weinmann brake sets on SX and Comps late 1980. Dia-Comp brake sets were standard on most Mini Stings and Kings. Here are some great stock examples of both courtesy of John
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/91238
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/85919

I'm assuming the chain is a 1/8'?

Regarding the brakes, is it possible it came with the Weinman caliper in the rear and DiaCompe in the front?  I can certainly rebuild th calipers with new hardware,but I'm at a loss for what to buy.  I definitely need replacement levers since I have two rear levers.

1/8 chain. you could go either way on the brakes, since both were seen as og equipment. front (left) levers are very hard to find especially Weinmann so availability may make the the choice for you.

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#5620 2021-10-05 7:41am

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RAYSIN wrote:

fotomatt1 wrote:

RAYSIN wrote:

D.I.D, HKK Smoker, Sedis and Union were the chains used, regarding levers and calipers, Weinmann were standard on Sting and SX-2000/Comps. Schwinn started using both Dia-Compe and Weinmann brake sets on SX and Comps late 1980. Dia-Comp brake sets were standard on most Mini Stings and Kings. Here are some great stock examples of both courtesy of John
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/91238
https://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/schwinn/85919

I'm assuming the chain is a 1/8'?

Regarding the brakes, is it possible it came with the Weinman caliper in the rear and DiaCompe in the front?  I can certainly rebuild th calipers with new hardware,but I'm at a loss for what to buy.  I definitely need replacement levers since I have two rear levers.

1/8 chain. you could go either way on the brakes, since both were seen as og equipment. front (left) levers are very hard to find especially Weinmann so availability may make the the choice for you.

I think for now, I'm probably going to get a set of MX890 reproductions so I can complete the bike, and hang onto the originals (or semi-originals) until I can get the front lever and front weinman caliper.

Regarding the chain, I'm going to get a DID 1/8" nickel chain.  Is 112L long enough?  I was going to buy an Izumi, but if the DID is more correct, I'll get that.

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#5621 2021-10-05 8:22am

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RAYSIN wrote:

fotomatt1 wrote:

I'm assuming the chain is a 1/8'?

Regarding the brakes, is it possible it came with the Weinman caliper in the rear and DiaCompe in the front?  I can certainly rebuild th calipers with new hardware,but I'm at a loss for what to buy.  I definitely need replacement levers since I have two rear levers.

1/8 chain. you could go either way on the brakes, since both were seen as og equipment. front (left) levers are very hard to find especially Weinmann so availability may make the the choice for you.

I think for now, I'm probably going to get a set of MX890 reproductions so I can complete the bike, and hang onto the originals (or semi-originals) until I can get the front lever and front weinman caliper.

Regarding the chain, I'm going to get a DID 1/8" nickel chain.  Is 112L long enough?  I was going to buy an Izumi, but if the DID is more correct, I'll get that.

112 sounds plenty long, I never actually counted the average link amount


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#5622 2021-10-05 10:31am

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RAYSIN wrote:

fotomatt1 wrote:

RAYSIN wrote:

1/8 chain. you could go either way on the brakes, since both were seen as og equipment. front (left) levers are very hard to find especially Weinmann so availability may make the the choice for you.

I think for now, I'm probably going to get a set of MX890 reproductions so I can complete the bike, and hang onto the originals (or semi-originals) until I can get the front lever and front weinman caliper.

Regarding the chain, I'm going to get a DID 1/8" nickel chain.  Is 112L long enough?  I was going to buy an Izumi, but if the DID is more correct, I'll get that.

112 sounds plenty long, I never actually counted the average link amount

I'd say this is my last question, but it probably isn't hmm.  What size are the axle nuts?  I had forgotten to put them on the list of parts I need.

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#5623 2021-10-05 11:18am

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Re: Lets see those SCHWINNS...Bikes/parts/ect

fotomatt1 wrote:

RAYSIN wrote:

fotomatt1 wrote:

I think for now, I'm probably going to get a set of MX890 reproductions so I can complete the bike, and hang onto the originals (or semi-originals) until I can get the front lever and front weinman caliper.

Regarding the chain, I'm going to get a DID 1/8" nickel chain.  Is 112L long enough?  I was going to buy an Izumi, but if the DID is more correct, I'll get that.

112 sounds plenty long, I never actually counted the average link amount

I'd say this is my last question, but it probably isn't hmm.  What size are the axle nuts?  I had forgotten to put them on the list of parts I need.

cant view the photos on my work pc, depends on what hubs are on it, likely 3/8 26t tho


Schwinning!!!

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#5624 2021-10-06 9:38am

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1980 Schwinn Sting Competition

I am the original owner...these pics are the day my parents brought it home to me!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 8a01_c.jpgIMG_2381 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 3546_c.jpgIMG_2382 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

It took me everywhere until I was 15 or 16 and was in pretty great condition when I put it away, and then it hung in my parent's garage for about 30 years out of sight.  Last June, my sister was visiting from California with my nephews.  I went over to visit, and when I showed up, my 10 year old nephew was riding it in the driveway and he said "look what I found!  Grandpa got new tires for it and he said I can take it!"  I was like....."sorry, but no."  This is what it looked like when he was finished riding it....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 6e59_c.jpgIMG_3133 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 9dd6_c.jpgIMG_3134 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 4250_c.jpgIMG_3136 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … a2fb_c.jpgIMG_3138 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

And here's where it is now that I've started working on it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 9159_c.jpgIMG_2273 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … c672_b.jpgPA040077 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

I'll post more pics as my restoration progresses.  Right now I'm having my LBS re-lace the wheels with new spokes....and I'm trying to decide how to deal with the brakes since along the way I'm guessing I broke the rear caliper and the shop replaced it with the Weinmann version....and for some reason I have two right brake levers...one was just mounted upside down.

I have the original California Lites pads.  They cleaned up nice but the stitching is ratty on one end of the top tube pad.  I'd love to find a good NOS Haro Type II number plate and duplicate this picture with my 5 year old son....minus the sheepskin seat cover.  I guess I thought the Viscount Aero was too hard. :-/

Lucky Ducky!!!

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#5625 2021-10-11 6:05am

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/244277/img_8425616435fb53.jpg

Just grabbed this on FB Marketplace yesterday afternoon.  Can't wait to see it in person.  Just gotta figure out how to get it from Winston-Salem NC back to it's new home here in Michigan.  smile

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