1966 Schwinn Stingray Stick shifter Question


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Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 22, 2019
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I have a quick question.

I own a1966 Schwinn Stingray Stick shift bike, Oct 66. Bike is total OG and in decent shape. The shifter has this slight bend to the left at the base of the shifter tower and I have seen this on another 66 stick shift bikes. Is that bend factory or was it bent? It looks factory. I just saw one on eBay a 66 stick shifter and it looks the same. Let me know thanks
 
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Artweld

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I have a quick question.

I own a1966 Schwinn Stingray Stick shift bike, Oct 66. Bike is total OG and in decent shape. The shifter has this slight bend to the left at the base of the shifter tower and I have seen this on another 66 stick shift bikes. Is that bend factory or was it bent? It looks factory. I just saw one on eBay a 66 stick shifter and it looks the same. Let me know thanks
Factory style

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Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 22, 2019
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oh ok so that is factory then like that for later 1966? I have seen some straight as well. I am assuming those are earlier then?
 

Artweld

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oh ok so that is factory then like that for later 1966? I have seen some straight as well. I am assuming those are earlier then?
If I remember right the straight one's are earlier

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mcmfw2

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The shifter handle should be straight... I have several 66’s and they are all the same ...
 

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Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 22, 2019
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Here is a pic of mine it looks factory it is smooth slight bend to the left I have seen many others like this as well.

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kasper

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The stick itself was bent weather on accident or intentionally they did not come that way
 

kasper

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I dont know it all or proclaim to. But I have several items of evidence to support my theory on the 66 smooth shifter being flat and straight. I hope the info helps or if anyone else can chime in to correct me all info is accepted and welcomed.

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kasper

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you may be right... is that for sale?
It is for sale but I believe you said you were looking for a 3 speed this one has the 5 speed ball on the top, also the bike it came off of was a restored bike so someone tried to restore the old stickers on it and used some garbage so you would have to get new decals/stickers for it if you can use it, not positive if the shifters are the same minus what the ball and the decals say although I do know there the same size. Let me know if interested.
 
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Artweld

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I dont know it all or proclaim to. But I have several items of evidence to support my theory on the 66 smooth shifter being flat and straight. I hope the info helps or if anyone else can chime in to correct me all info is accepted and welcomed.

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My 66 shifter shows it being straight
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Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 22, 2019
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Ya it is a 3 speed...I really just needed the post the ball will come off... is it perfectly straight right? Do you have just a smooth post by chance?
 

kasper

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Ya it is a 3 speed...I really just needed the post the ball will come off... is it perfectly straight right? Do you have just a smooth post by chance?
Yes flat like paper. No I'm sorry I dont and would hate to brake up a full shifter
 

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