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Bearcat99
04-09-2004, 11:55 AM
Remember these?
http://www.schwinnstingray.com/img/history/photo-krate.gif

Well they are coming back ..udated for a new generation....

http://www.schwinnstingray.com/img/product/bike-large-red.gif

I had one with a white bananna set and a sissy bar. I used to put baloons in my front tires to simulate my engine.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Bearcat99
04-09-2004, 11:55 AM
Remember these?
http://www.schwinnstingray.com/img/history/photo-krate.gif

Well they are coming back ..udated for a new generation....

http://www.schwinnstingray.com/img/product/bike-large-red.gif

I had one with a white bananna set and a sissy bar. I used to put baloons in my front tires to simulate my engine.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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TAGERT.
04-09-2004, 12:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I used to put baloons in my front tires to simulate my engine....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Baloons? You should have tried playing cards.. They had a real nice sound! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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GAU-8
04-09-2004, 12:34 PM
thats a nice lookin bike ...

reminds me, i know theres that saying that fads from a certain decade, re-appear, 20 -30 years down the road.. rmember how all the tye-die was popular in the 80s.. but why..why WHHHHHYYYYYY are the 70s comin baaaack???? good lord there is a reason left! i grew up in the 70s.. nothing FASHIONABLE in that decade.

but back to the bike .. sweet ride

LC34
04-09-2004, 12:46 PM
Those bikes remind me of a couple years ago when I went to the Minnesota Vikings training camp. Anyhow, Randy Moss, Daunte Culpepper, and the late Korey Stringer all come rolling up from their dorms on bikes like that. Just something about big ol' Stringer (all 350lbs+ of him) rolling down the road on a bike like that that brough laughter from everyone there.

Tag, I love your pic too lol.

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-09-2004, 12:48 PM
My "banana-seat" bike was sour apple green with a hand brake for the front AND the back wheels!

...oh yeah, and it had glitter paint!

Ahhh the 70's



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99th Obsidian
04-09-2004, 12:53 PM
My wife was enamored by the choppers on the PBS show "Orange County Choppers". But when I told her how much they are she lost interest. Wait till I tell her I found a chopper thats within our budget. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif If nothing else I'll be the coolest Dad on the cul-du-sac. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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adlabs6
04-09-2004, 01:04 PM
Balloons eh? I used playing cards also. Pretty neat bike, something I'd have wanted more than anything some years back.

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willyvic
04-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Balloons yes! Playing cards were for amateurs and those that wanted that japanese bike sound. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Balloons gave us that deep throaty sound of a cruiser... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Ah, the memories......

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adlabs6
04-09-2004, 01:51 PM
Hehe, yea, I figured balloons would give a deeper roar. http://www.geocities.com/adlabs6/B/bin/1/veryhappy.gif

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owlwatcher
04-09-2004, 01:52 PM
With a torch and lawn mower engine that new stye might make a nice minibike frame.

Bearcat99
04-09-2004, 03:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by willyvic:
Balloons yes! Playing cards were for amateurs and those that wanted that japanese bike sound. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Balloons gave us that deep throaty sound of a cruiser... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Ah, the memories......


Yeah... and I used 3 of them...two in the front L &R and one in the back on the L. I started out putting them on both sides but the one on the chain side always popped first.
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Chuck_Older
04-09-2004, 03:56 PM
Mmmm, Orange Peeler http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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heywooood
04-09-2004, 06:53 PM
those were featured on the Today show last weekend.. the rear tires are about 5 or 6" wide.. I thought they were cool too..

Lester Holt rode it around out in the courtyard..

if they dont stay in production for very long, they will be showing up on ebay for serious $

FA_Maddog
04-10-2004, 12:56 AM
haywooood wrote:

"those were featured on the Today show last weekend.. the rear tires are about 5 or 6" wide.. I thought they were cool too.."

I had one in the 70's that had a wide slick on it....Jez it was hard to peddle though.

GAU-8 wrote:

"i grew up in the 70s.. nothing FASHIONABLE in that decade."

I didn't think so at the time either. (as I hum the BEE GEE's "Staying Alive".) LOL http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LEXX_Luthor
04-10-2004, 01:05 AM
Yeah we put cards into our wheels too, tried dozens of them, but best results from only 3 or 4. How did the balloons work?

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knightflyte
04-10-2004, 01:19 AM
Isn't that why they were called "Bicycle Brand Playing Cards?" On the back of the blue or red deck was a bicycle on each card.

(I don't know if that brand was popular all over but we had 'em in Massachusetts.)


My bike was a chopper. That's the actual name. It had a 20" rear tire and a 16" front tire with a 5 speed shirter. Man could I do wheelies!!!!


I don't think the IKE bike would do great wheelies :P

PF_Talus
04-10-2004, 05:36 AM
I had one and my parents bought me a plastic thing that looked like a motor that you bolted on the frame. You put a couple of batteries in it and it made motor sounds. Remember the dangerous location of the five speed shifter?


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JG6_Oddball
04-10-2004, 07:41 AM
does anyone remember the enigine sound grip that you rolled like a throttle and it made engine noise's?.

ahhh the memory's making ramps out of cardboard and balsa wood http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif making jumps so high before your figured out the combination of stripped handle bars and concrete was....not pleassant ..to say the least http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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resev
04-10-2004, 08:12 AM
I learned how to ride a bike on one of those things.
Brings back good memories.

Mine was very plain.
Black seat, blue frame, and it could be folded in half for tranportation.

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JG27_Dacripler
04-10-2004, 12:29 PM
Ahh seems like yesterday to bring me back to the 70's as a kid. Growing up back on the East Coast, we used to "recycle" old bikes by hacksawing the front pair of forks from an older thrown away bike and hammer those into the existing bikes front.. Presto! Instant chopped, layed back wheelie machine. Add a couple clothes pins with a couple of playing cards for "motor sounds" and man what a rush !
I remember the custom bikes we used to "throw together" and I think at that time we pretty much invented today's standard single-seat design by swapping off the sissy bar and banana seat for the contemporary jobs on our parents Schwinns. Our bikes changed with the times as we took off the fenders, chain guard extended the handlebars higher, (By an 11 yr old enthusiasm with a hammer and driveway for tools to reshape the handlebars) We used a generous amount of masking/electrical tape to enable the newly fitted handles as well. We would use these new machines to jump ramps made with an old piece of wood and a firelog as the base..
Summertime was the best and I don't recall wearing shoes the entire break no matter how hot the pavement or how thick the woods was to play in. All us kids in the neighborhood couldn't wait for summer to ditch the Keds or Converse All-stars. It seemed we kids were a glutton for punishment as our feet had calouses about 3/4 in thick and withstood, splinters, rocks and abuse. I think the only relief your feet had was if you were fortunate enough to have a skateboard. Getting one was no easy task because we had to earn one by cutting lawns and doing various amounts of work at home or for the neighbors to earn that precious dollar. (we charged $5 a lawn) Competition was thick. All your buddies were out with their mowers on Saturday mornings knocking on doors hustling their services. (Car washing and weeding was another alternative) Looking back that was just the easy part. I think asking my parents permission to buy the skateboard was the toughest as my friends were afraid of hearing the word "No".
Growing up was a lot of fun and it just seems extraordinary by reflecting back to those memories and witnessing kids today. Kids nowadays just don't understand what it is like to be outside all day long from dawn to dusk.
It is rare to see any kids today even go outside in the summer without a pair of Nike shoes , MP3 player and need to be driven to his friends home several blocks down the street to play on the latest Cube, X-box or whatever.
We had a simple life, but looking back I wouldn't trade those days for the computer games we play for a minute.

VonKlugermon
04-10-2004, 04:38 PM
Ahhh, memories! The old Schwinn "krate" series bikes(Lemon, Lime and Apple if I recall correctly). I had a "Pea Picker" Lime green color with Banana seat (w/shock absorbers), 5-speed stick shift, extended front forks(with shock-absorbing spring), hand brakes front and rear. Cool crusier, but a buddy of mine had a three-speed "kick back" that could whip anybody's butt in a race!

Willy

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p1ngu666
04-10-2004, 05:44 PM
how do the cards/baloons work?:O
and personaly, id want a real bike that sounded nice. ducati, triamph, harely (dragster cos it has a punishing offbeat idle http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif).
nothing like the sound of 30superbikes around brands hatch, and i only heard/saw that on tv.
up there with the merlin http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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jensenpark
04-10-2004, 06:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TAGERT.:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I used to put baloons in my front tires to simulate my engine....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Baloons? You should have tried playing cards.. They had a real nice sound! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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__TAGERT__
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Playing cards? I clipped on my CFS3 discs...best use I found for them!

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