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New Schwinn Sting Ray - OC Choppers bike
laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-07-13 3:35 pm   Permalink

The new Schwinn Sting Ray came out last month and we just got my son, Nick's, home today! It took a little while to track one down as they are pretty quick to sell.

My older Sis sent me the link before Nick's Birthday and was remembering when she got her Sting Ray in the 60's. Same with the guy behind us when we were buying it. He said "Wow, that's the new Sting Ray! I remember how cool mine was back then, and that bike is really cool!"

It is sweet with OC Choppers designs, riveted seat, and fat back tire! It even has little dice air valve covers. Nick's stoked






 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-07-13 3:44 pm   Permalink


That is fabulous! It's good to see that he's got his helmet strapped on correctly -- I see so many kids around here with helmets on so loose that they would have no protection in an accident.


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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-07-13 3:45 pm   Permalink

Laney,
He is now officially the coolest kid in the neighborhood.
It makes me wish I were young again.
I was the first kid on my block to have junior bars and nobby tires on my Schwinn.

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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-07-13 3:52 pm   Permalink

cyn-Thanks, I make him wear it, he rides around the neighborhood with a few other kids and some don't even wear helmets! I hope he keeps his on and I threaten not to let him ride if I ever catch him without it.

Unga-I think some of his friends will be getting them now. If it was a bit bigger, I'd get one for me. I'll just have to trick out my 3 wheeler with the big basket in back! (I really have one of those)


 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2004-07-13 4:25 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-07-13 15:52, laney wrote:
cyn-Thanks, I make him wear it, he rides around the neighborhood with a few other kids and some don't even wear helmets!



In California, bike helmets are mandatory for kids under 18, and they're a good idea for adults too. (One saved me from becoming a human veggie a few years back.)


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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-07-13 5:01 pm   Permalink

Sweeeet ride!
This is the first I've seen of them.

I was hit by a car in a crosswalk at age 10, helmets weren't worn then and I got quite the gash on my head(knocked unconscious), requiring a CAT scan. Now it's illegal in BC for ANYONE to ride a bike without a helmet.
VERY happy to see your son in one!

I know he'll enjoy many happy rides on that puppy.
Mahalo,

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Turbogod
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Posted: 2004-07-13 6:02 pm   Permalink

Laney, that is one sweet bike. Good for your son that he has a hip mama!

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2004-07-13 6:51 pm   Permalink

I want one! Does it come in Large?


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2004-07-13 7:19 pm   Permalink

Wow, thats a cool bike -- your son is one lucky boy. Speaking of chopper styled bikes, check these out. They kinda look like they're styled after Westcoast Choppers:








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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2004-07-13 8:27 pm   Permalink

One reason they're hard to get is, again buyer/sellers are buying them up and reselling on ebay. There's amillion of them there. Creeps.

And that boy has to be in heaven.

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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2004-07-13 8:40 pm   Permalink

Man, I will have to say that bike's cool.

Hey Laney, will you adopt me (I'm house broken,... sort of...).
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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-07-13 9:15 pm   Permalink

Well, it was pretty hard to track down. We started on-line but didn't want to pay shipping. Next a local bike shop $300.00!!!! Next Toys R Us-sold out no more for at least a month. 3 Walmarts (worst customer service ever) 6 Targets in 2 days and finally found one. It was very reasonably priced at $180.

Here's a link to the site. Check out the History with retro pics, video, and stories (remember the Seinfeld episode where Elaine finds a Sting-Ray?)
http://www.schwinnstingray.com/


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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-14 07:31 am   Permalink

Who else remembers buying old Schwinns at yard sales to cut off the forks to extend yours? Working in the garage, ruining your Dad's drill bits trying to drill bolt holes to hold the forks together?
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foamy
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From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2004-07-14 10:01 am   Permalink

I remember. Finally decided that a 24" bike's fork worked better. Pop wheelies with a stroke of the pedal. This is my last(?) retro baby.

Ya gotta love a spyder bike.


 
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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-07-16 11:05 am   Permalink

I came close to buying one of those Schwinns for myself recently over the internet. Looking at the pics, I realise I might be a little large for it! Still, there's always this beauty from Kona (750 - ouch!)


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