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Old 12-06-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I put my banana seat and ape hangers on my 10 speed! And then later...I put my 10 speed forks and front tire on my Schwinn! I rode some of the strangest stuff back in grade school.

You need to put a slick on the back of that new bike!
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Alrighty then -- checked the serial number and mine was made Dec 14 1962 -- guess it hung around unwanted/unsold for 2 or so years because I got it new in either April 1964 or 65.

Here she is, rust and all :-) (including the license plate and a number of locks to which I've misplaced the combinations over the years)
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Very cool, Fleet! I didnt know you had other Stingrays, they all look great! Nice and classic designs.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I haven't seen bicycles that looked like the ones in the pictures, in years.
Yes, bicycles have changed quite a bit from the '70s and earlier.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Alrighty then -- checked the serial number and mine was made Dec 14 1962 -- guess it hung around unwanted/unsold for 2 or so years because I got it new in either April 1964 or 65.

Here she is, rust and all :-) (including the license plate and a number of locks to which I've misplaced the combinations over the years)
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That looks pretty good for an unrestored original over 40 years old.
Kind of strange that it was unsold for 2 years but I'm glad you were able to find the build date. That is always good to know.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Very cool, Fleet! I didnt know you had other Stingrays, they all look great! Nice and classic designs.
Thanks, Steve. A great reminder of bicycles from the '60s and '70s.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I put my banana seat and ape hangers on my 10 speed! And then later...I put my 10 speed forks and front tire on my Schwinn! I rode some of the strangest stuff back in grade school.
I bet those modifications made those bikes stand out!

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You need to put a slick on the back of that new bike!
I may, but I kind of like knobby tires. Easier to tell when they are worn out.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Wheelies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:31 AM
 
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Great thread, y'all! Congrats on your new Stingray, Fleet! I've got a Schwinn LeTour and a Cannondale M500 out in the garage. I couldn't tell you the last time I rode the Schwinn and I only rode the Cannondale ONCE this past Summer. I'm ASHAMED!!!
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Great thread, y'all! Congrats on your new Stingray, Fleet! I've got a Schwinn LeTour and a Cannondale M500 out in the garage. I couldn't tell you the last time I rode the Schwinn and I only rode the Cannondale ONCE this past Summer. I'm ASHAMED!!!
Hey, get back on those bikes!
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