Schwinn King Sting and Sidewinder!???

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bikesnbuses

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Anyone in Grants Pass Oregon area??!! not mine
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Xlobsterman

I live for the CABE
If any documentation mentioning the white Sidewinder exists, it would be a Schwinn Reporter from 1980 or 81. I stole this image from the web and I see a mention of the brown Sidewinders being called Chestnut. Wasn't that a big discussion here too? 🙂

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I wish that pic was showing the full text of that description. And yes, there was a previous exchange of opinions on the color that was stated in other catalogs.

But lets not go down that road again unless it leads us to the "White Sidewinders"...................LOL
 
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palepainter

Finally riding a big boys bike
Posted this on the what did you ride thread as well. Excited to have this classic steed in the stable…. Did t take much to get it in riding condition. The tires have to go, they are an accident waiting to happen. Hoping to find a complimentary set of gum walls.
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RustyHornet

Wore out three sets of tires already!
If any documentation mentioning the white Sidewinder exists, it would be a Schwinn Reporter from 1980 or 81. I stole this image from the web and I see a mention of the brown Sidewinders being called Chestnut. Wasn't that a big discussion here too? 🙂

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Very good! My ‘83 stamped head tube is chestnut brown, has ‘82 decals. I think the catalog says it’s supposed to be Sierra brown, but I have original Schwinn paint in a can and it matches every single chestnut bike I’ve ever seen! I love all the different anomalies with these bikes. I’ve personally laid my eyes and hands on two factory early ‘81 build white sidewinders. Really neat bikes!
 

Xlobsterman

I live for the CABE
Very good! My ‘83 stamped head tube is chestnut brown, has ‘82 decals. I think the catalog says it’s supposed to be Sierra brown, but I have original Schwinn paint in a can and it matches every single chestnut bike I’ve ever seen! I love all the different anomalies with these bikes. I’ve personally laid my eyes and hands on two factory early ‘81 build white sidewinders. Really neat bikes!

It was Sierra Brown in 82, and Chestnut in 83 & 84

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Cruiserdude94

Look Ma, No Hands!
I was lucky enough to be the one who was able to purchase the white one that I shared listing pictures of earlier! Very very cool bike in incredible original shape! Maybe we will never find proof of these being factory built but now owning two potential white sidewinders that were never created…im convinced that they did a small run on white ones. Plus all white ones we’ve seen in person and pictures of all have the same downtube decal and are all 5 speeds models.
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RustyHornet

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I was lucky enough to be the one who was able to purchase the white one that I shared listing pictures of earlier! Very very cool bike in incredible original shape! Maybe we will never find proof of these being factory built but now owning two potential white sidewinders that were never created…im convinced that they did a small run on white ones. Plus all white ones we’ve seen in person and pictures of all have the same downtube decal and are all 5 speeds models.
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I never get tired of seeing that one. So freakin sweet! So glad you were able to score it!!!
 
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