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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by gatling, Sep 16, 2012.
I'll go first...
Heck, it doesn't have wooden tubulars.
I am impressed. May I have your permission to show this photo on the California Scooter blog? Can you tell us anything more about it?
Use at will, I'm not a psycho picture Nazi.
I found this at a garage sale about a month ago completely disassembled and put in a box. After a quick look see, to my surprise, all the parts were present and knowing what it was (the seller did not), I gladly paid the full $15 asking price taped on it.
Here is a completely re-greased, tuned up, and assembled 1964 Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe. What an absolute hoot to ride around on, gets huge smiles from the over 40 crowd.
I dig my bikes with original patina, dialed in, and ready to ride, as apposed to fully restored garage queens.
Good stuff, HD. Thanks much. I reposted your photo...
I'm no Schwinn historian but have noticed that the older bikes I've re-assembled have mostly everything stamped Schwinn. From tires and rims, to bearing cages and races :huh, even some mounting hardware. This bike is almost 50 years old and rides way better than any neighborhood kids hoopty.
Well, not very vintage, but here my beloved nineties LOOK, like ONCE'S Team in Le Tour de France. Carbon frame, still very useful bike!
Man, that is just awesome, HD. I had a Schwinn "Jaguar" when I was a kid (my Dad bought it for me) and it was awesome. It cost $75 back then, which was a small fortune in those days (somehow he scraped up the money). I put a Cadet speedo on my bike and that summer I put over 2,000 miles on it. I would have been about 10 years old then. I still dream about that bike.
I understand that back in those days, Schwinn brought in coiled steel ribbon and made everything in-house from it...sprockets, tubes, wheels, handlebars, you name it. It's one of the reasons their 10-speeds (the Varsity, etc.) weighed so much. Their Chicago factory was nearly completed vertically integrated. Then the mountain bike craze hit and Schwinn ignored it...they thought it was a fad. Like they said on their historical timeline, they kind of blew it on that call.
Your bike is exceptional, and I agree, keeping it in it's original, unrestored state makes it even more so.
Nice, but you might want to spell check my horrendous writing before posting.
AS = Arnold, Schwinn & Company
Your spelling and writing are fine, HD. You could debate the use of hyphens, but I think it is just fine as is. And I teach technical writing at the local university. Trust me on this...you're okay.
I had my wife's old bicycle from when she was a kid restored/customized last year.
Started off as this
Ended up with this.
She was very happy with this surprise.
Just need to put a little rubber boot or something on the kickstand to give it a little more length.
I have a ton more pictures if any cares to see.
1985 old enough?
Yeah buddy, $75 was a good lump back in the day, you must have been an exceptional young man.
I was a BMX guy but my older brother and sister both had varsity's and you are absolutely correct, they weighed a ton.
By no means in its original state, I stripped this cousin to your Jaguar down (was yours a 2 speed kick back?) a junked Typhoon I found for $40. Maybe if I found the right bike I would do a ground up resto but again, I kept the patina original and got the innards working like a top. This bike is super comfy to cruise the neighborhood on or walk the dog with.
What an awesome present/idea!
If there is one thing I'm actually good at it, it's getting her unexpected gifts that she really likes.
That one was for our anniversary last year, I have another wacky one planned for her Christmas present this year.