My First Schwinn

Discussion in 'CABER's and Their Childhood Rides!' started by Sigh1961, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. #1 Posted Sep 4, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I don't have any pictures of me on my one and only Schwinn that I ever owned. It was a 67 fastback 5 speed with a stick shift. I begged my mom to buy it for me for my 11th birthday in 1972. We bought it from a kid in the neighborhood named Donnie Horkstrom. He was older and wanted a 10 speed. I don't know what we paid for it, but it was a great looking bike. I think I had it for about a month, then one of my older brothers borrowed it and rode it to the pool hall. Never saw it again. They said it was stolen, but I think they sold it to buy pot. Whenever I bring it up, they have no memory of it. Here is a picture of a similar one. The only difference is mine had a sissy bar that was as high as the back of my head. 100_27952.jpg
    My best friend had a gold single speed stingray, and we had contest to see who could ride the longest wheelie.
     
  2. #2 Posted Apr 2, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    The first bikes I collected were fastbacks. I have one red 70s 5spd left. .
     
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  3. #3 Posted Apr 13, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    My first Bike was a Schwinn, a 1948 DX 24" Red/Ivory (Model BOCX). See photo of me in 1948 and my restored 24" (not the same bike) equipped just like my original. I remember and have photo documentation that it came equipped with the following: Bendix Coaster Brake, 1/2 pitch chain, S2 Painted Rims, Lobdell Compression Spring Saddle (the first thing to fail), Medium size Coke Bottle Grips and the New Style Chain Guard. A year or two later it would have been called a Spitfire.

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  4. #4 Posted Apr 24, 2017

    On Training Wheels

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    Here is me with my niece on my first Schwinn, a 1962 straight bar Typhoon IMG_0700.JPG
     
  5. #5 Posted May 4, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    ... Start em young ... (not me) ...

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