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

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60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
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!
Sparkplug and mrg,

I’m not sure how long, or what all the colors used the New Bronze Fleck that started in 1966.
I only own 2 1966 Stingrays and they are both late builds (the above Radiant Violet KB and a Radiant Coppertone LB below).
The LB is a lead up to the 1967 model year so that indicates the Bronze Fleck probably continued in ‘67.
Although it’s difficult to see the Bronze in the Coppertone paint, it’s visible in a few of my photos.

My 1970 Schwinn catalog is showing the “Flek” enamel in various colors.

It would be nice the see other examples of nice Original Factory paint on the ‘66 and newer Stingrays in the three colors Schwinn mentions.

Or maybe some of you Facebook people could inquire with all the experts over there on this ”Bronze Fleck” matter.

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indycycling

Finally riding a big boys bike
Great post again, thanks much!

Same Reporter article on FB Classic Stingray page, coincidentally, just posted this week about the bronze fleck and introduction for those 3 colors in 66. That's all I've seen, no color shots to compare the paint, but great to know there are 3 Violet shades - thanks!
 

60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
Great post again, thanks much!

Same Reporter article on FB Classic Stingray page, coincidentally, just posted this week about the bronze fleck and introduction for those 3 colors in 66. That's all I've seen, no color shots to compare the paint, but great to know there are 3 Violet shades - thanks!
What a coincidence 🙄
 

indycycling

Finally riding a big boys bike
What a coincidence 🙄
LOL, looks like you both posted on Wednesday, he's also a member here, sure you know him. He's admin on that page and posts a lot of great historical info like Reporter articles, bike ads, and many of his great collection. As I've said to you personally in the past, your posts are the very best i've seen anywhere, really appreciate and look forward to each new one that comes out!
 

60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
LOL, looks like you both posted on Wednesday, he's also a member here, sure you know him. He's admin on that page and posts a lot of great historical info like Reporter articles, bike ads, and many of his great collection. As I've said to you personally in the past, your posts are the very best i've seen anywhere, really appreciate and look forward to each new one that comes out!
indycycling,

Thanks!

I’m keeping my allegiance to the CABE, as I don’t care much for FB in general.
 

indycycling

Finally riding a big boys bike
indycycling,

Thanks!

I’m keeping my allegiance to the CABE, as I don’t care much for FB in general.
Oh, I know! you are a cornerstone of Stingrays here. One advantage to the CABE are the huge, high resolution photos, they really make your posts stand out.

I need to spend more time here regularly, i'm trying to get in the habit. Have a great weekend Chris, thanks
 

Sparkplug

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Thanks 60sstuff. It has been about 50 years so I can’t remember if there were bronze flecks in the paint on my 1967. I was into cars and trucks from 6 years old and I would pay attention to paint colors and shades. I do have one spot on the forks that still has the original paint on it. I’ll need to dig them out and take a photo and submit it for examination. May be there is a big enough spot to tell.
 

Wheelee

'Lil Knee Scuffer
60sstuff,
As always (decades) I appreciate your vast contributions to this hobby and the effort it takes to research.
A couple more data points;
June 69 (FE) Slik Chik with Violet Flek paint
October 1970 (KF) Sting Ray with Campus Green Flek paint.

Bill
 

60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
60sstuff,
As always (decades) I appreciate your vast contributions to this hobby and the effort it takes to research.
A couple more data points;
June 69 (FE) Slik Chik with Violet Flek paint
October 1970 (KF) Sting Ray with Campus Green Flek paint.

Bill
Hi Bill,
Yes, it’s been decades that we have collected and discussed the Stingrays.
Thank you for more data on the Flek paint.
Thanks for the compliment!
Chris.
 
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60sstuff

Finally riding a big boys bike
I recently did a complete service to my ‘66 Violet as I’ve been riding it more and it wasn’t as smooth as it should be.

I removed all the old nasty grease from all 9 bearings with lacquer thinner and repacked the bearings and rear hub with ParkTool Polylube grease. What a difference!

This tear down allowed me to verify dates and fasteners on this ‘66. Everything is legit on this Survivor.

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