Custom Manta Ray

Discussion in 'Custom Bicycles' started by STIKSHIFTER, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 14, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I always wanted a copper-tone 3 speed Manta Ray so I made one.

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  2. #2 Posted Oct 22, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  3. #3 Posted Oct 22, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    The stripe on your seat is so well centered... [ not even considering the grain] no one would ever accept it as original material! This bike is nicely done!
     
  4. #4 Posted Oct 22, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I wonder why Schwinn limited the color selections on the Manta Rays. Copper tone looks awesome on a Manta!
     
  5. #5 Posted Oct 24, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Yes I recovered the seat. Actually the black naugahyde came from our local fabric store and I stenciled the stripe using vinyl spray paint. Total cost was about $15 not including the ridiculous price I paid for the seat pan!!!

    Thanks for all of the compliments!!!
     
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  6. #6 Posted Nov 16, 2016

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Excellent work you must be an artist ...Did you make the number inside the shifter a 3 instead of a 5 too? What is your phone number I'm in Columbus too
     
  7. #7 Posted Nov 16, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Well I don't know about an artist but thanks for the compliment. I just enjoy bringing some new life back into these old bikes so they can keep going. Actually, that's an NOS 3-speed shifter with the "3" on top.