The “3” Schwinn Violet colors from the 60’s

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60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
I have in my Stingray collection examples of the 3 shades of Violet Schwinn offered within a three year span.

A 1964 Opal Violet - two photos
A 1965 Violet - two photos
A 1966 Violet with the Bronze Flek - three photos.

Althought the lighting is different on these bikes your still able to see the difference.
In person the colors are very different.

The FA has no Bronze Flek in the paint,
The KB defiantly has the Flek in the paint. Two pics of the guard really show it, especially the flash shot.

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coasterbrakejunkie1969

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
I have in my Stingray collection examples of the 3 shades of Violet Schwinn offered within a three year span.

A 1964 Opal Violet - two photos
A 1965 Violet - two photos
A 1966 Violet with the Bronze Flek - three photos.

Althought the lighting is different on these bikes your still able to see the difference.
In person the colors are very different.

The FA has no Bronze Flek in the paint,
The KB defiantly has the Flek in the paint. Two pics of the guard really show it, especially the flash shot.

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It is like going to Stingray school, looking forward to graduation when we get to ride around on all your bikes hahahah
 

Oldbikeguy1960

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I have in my Stingray collection examples of the 3 shades of Violet Schwinn offered within a three year span.

A 1964 Opal Violet - two photos
A 1965 Violet - two photos
A 1966 Violet with the Bronze Flek - three photos.

Althought the lighting is different on these bikes your still able to see the difference.
In person the colors are very different.

The FA has no Bronze Flek in the paint,
The KB defiantly has the Flek in the paint. Two pics of the guard really show it, especially the flash shot.

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Man, I sure am glad that you are not one of the guys on here that are pissed at me every time i may share something. I really appreciate your posts and you have always been good to talk to.
You have shared more than one bit of info like this that I can now own in my storehouse of useful information.
I appreciate members like you.
Thanks man, Rob
 
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60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
Man, I am sure glad you are no

Man, I sure am glad that you are not one of the guys on here that are pissed at me every time i may share something. I really appreciate your posts and you have always been good to talk to.
You have shared more than one bit of info like this that I can now own in my storehouse of useful information.
I appreciate members like you.
Thanks man, Rob
Mr. Oldbikeguy1960,

Thank you for that praise, I appreciate that!

I love the old Stingrays and have been researching them for decades, so sharing what knowledge I have with others is just part of this neat hobby.

Take care, Chris

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Sparkplug

'Lil Knee Scuffer
The paint color has been just one of the things that has been fouling me up on the restoration of my 1967 Deluxe Stingray. If I could impose on your knowledge, do you know which shade and type was used in 1967? And where I can get the paint. Thanks!
 

Oldbikeguy1960

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mr. Oldbikeguy1960,

Thank you for that praise, I appreciate that!

I love the old Stingrays and have been researching them for decades, so sharing what knowledge I have with others is just part of this neat hobby.

Take care, Chris

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As do I! Saw my first one, a Violet unknown year to a 9 year old in 1969. Never owned one Violet myself but I built built my first Stingray from street pile parts in 1973 and seldom looked back.
We all did for a while when cars came along.
It wasn't girls, I could always fit a girl on a Stingray or other musclebike but a blown Hemi only seemed to slow me down. Still I built bikes for others and sold a few back when a complete Krate was only worth about $500 in like new condition.
Then one day in 2011 I woke up and wanted my December 1971 Disc Brake Orange Krate back and about $2k later I had one 95% finished.
A year or so later after my best friend (and brothers dad) died and I had to sell it to help with funeral costs. The buyer, whom I had sold over 2000 bikes to when I lost the lease to my planned museum due to the Lessors bankruptcy, was at that time a well known seller and dismantler of all bikes. He tried to buy it before and knew I was selling for some dire reason. He beat me up on the price until I finally got a number that paid for most of the costs. I never got past that with him.
Now a rear wheel costs more than the whole bike cost to build to almost new in 2013 so it probably will not happen again.
My brother gave me his 1968 Apple Krate for the museum, and felt so bad I wouldn't sell it instead of my Orange Krate he refused to take it back. It is in my restore shed now waiting for time and money to put it back like it was when he got it at 8 years old (or better).
Thanks for the respect and I hope I didnt hijack the thread. One member says I do so every time I post so If so I apologize in advance man.
Thanks, Rob
 
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