You know that feeling?

Discussion in 'Schwinn Stingrays and Other Muscle Bikes' started by 1966fastbacks, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Aug 26, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    The feeling you get when you finish cleaning up an old rust bucket or making half a bike into a whole bike.
    I like that feeling.
    Still needs help and the correct rear wheel is in the mail but..........
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Need an original seat but already had the recover so...
     
  4. #4 Posted Aug 28, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Excellent job !!
     
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    Nice Save...
     
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    Didn't need this bike. Already have an orange 73. I have never removed spray paint and i figured it was a good place start. And i just felt sorry for it. Ever been there?
     
  7. #7 Posted Sep 2, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Yes, I know that feeling.... I have a fully restored '75 Stingray awaiting reassembly....a close to new '75 Typhoon awaiting a disassembly, maintenance and clean-up.
    A black '67 Stingray Fastback, '70 Campus fenderless 5-spd Stingray and a '59 Spitfire sitting quietly in bicycle boxes awaiting their turn.
    I have a Town & Country and a Breeze , both in tattered shape looking at me with those sad eyes....
    I currently have a '78 Stingray in pieces (too nice to restore) and a '62 American scattered all over the basement floor....all the chrome brought back to life....the broken parts repaired and the unsaveable replaced.....all awaiting the frame back from paint....((something about a glossy black Schwinn with deep chrome and white accents (don't know what it is, but it is.....))
    Yes, I guess I feel a sense of accomplishment when a finished "oldie" can stand on its' own kickstand and smile that smile of revived newness.
    I once heard a fellow biker say that people like us have a responsibility for the preservation of history and by what ever draws each of us for whatever reason(s) accomplishes that goal....
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I had no idea that i had a twin brother living in the great lakes area. I hear ya. 30 bikes in each bedroom, 15 in the garage, 6 in the dinning room and one in the kitchen. And 2 waiting for chrome in the bike room. Violet is my favorite color but there is something about black/white and chrome.
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Killer Fastbacks!!!
     
  10. #10 Posted Sep 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    IMG_4900.JPG IMG_4954.JPG IMG_4955.JPG I know the feeling. D4 Deluxe Stingray.