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  1. Jimmy the Gent

    Was drag racing really that big?

    I may have been "born too late" (1970) for the "heyday" of drag racing , but I'm glad I had cousins that were older than me, and "car guys". I started reading the magazines when I was about six. I had a waist-high stack of back-issues. Hot Rod, PHR, Car Craft... Sometimes, I still get mad at my...
  2. Jimmy the Gent

    Craigslist nightmares and dreams...

    Re: Craigslist nightmares and dreams... funny stories I really wanna call this guy and set him straight. He'd be closer to correct if it was an original Krate.
  3. Jimmy the Gent

    ★★★1975 Stingray Restoration★★★(FINISHED!)

    AWESOME!!! I like how you used the illegal-for-a-'75 shifter. 8)
  4. Jimmy the Gent

    Stingrays Only! (Early scramblers and hurricanes too!)

    I thought you guys and gals would get a kick outta this: I call it "Priorities".... That's my parents' driveway, where I'm temporarily staying...
  5. Jimmy the Gent

    R.I.P. Al Fritz (Stingray Inventor)

    Not the best news to wake up to, but thanks Al. 8) Here's a link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/al-fritz-godfather-of-the-schwinn-sting-ray-dies-at-88/2013/05/12/3fa54590-ba51-11e2-aa9e-a02b765ff0ea_story.html
  6. Jimmy the Gent

    miss you all

    ...and I still remember the ideas I got from it. 8) Welcome back. We'll keep things running...
  7. Jimmy the Gent

    How to identify year of a stingray wheel??

    The rim I have has been (re) certified as being an S-2. It also had a Gripper Slik on it. One of the first things I did when I joined this site was give away the rear tire. It was good for display, but not to ride on. The mystery deepens. (Actually, it's more likely a case of a previous owner...
  8. Jimmy the Gent

    How to identify year of a stingray wheel??

    So, which is it? I have a single-speed coaster brake StingRay from June '75, based on the serial number, and when I got it, it had an S-2 rear rim and a gripper slik. I don't know the history of the bike, but when I bought it , it looked original and unmodified.
  9. Jimmy the Gent

    If you had $100,000 what would you drive?

    A few more from my list: (That one's more than 100k, but I could build one for less....much less) ...and, to haul bikes with:
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    Craigslist nightmares and dreams...

    Re: Craigslist nightmares and dreams... funny stories I can't help but imagine the person who rode it with that seat on it....and why....
  11. Jimmy the Gent

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    Perfect. 8) (Although I could take issue with the fact that 1980s is considered vintage, since I was born in 1970.... :mrgreen: )
  12. Jimmy the Gent

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    I "liked" it as well, and I have a question: What year/ dae is the cutoff point for "vintage"? To put it another way, how new is too new?
  13. Jimmy the Gent

    Name the 'Ray'

    How 'bout King Monster Ray? ....Monster King? 8)
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    Craigslist nightmares and dreams...

    Re: Craigslist nightmares and dreams... funny stories Is it worth it? http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/3755176090.html http://frederick.craigslist.org/bik/3716136074.html Don't know who's in that neck of the woods offhand, but... http://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/3744408929.html
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    Name the 'Ray'

    King-Ray
  16. Jimmy the Gent

    Oxidation removal...

    Thanks, I had a hunch that was it, I just wanted to make sure. Heh, that's the one thing I have drilled into my head: DON'T GO NEAR THE DECALS!!
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    Oxidation removal...

    I have a question regarding this, but first a pic: ...about halfway down - sorry for quality - is a spot where there was a decal, but now there's nothing but the original paint in all its' glory. It's below where the Schwinn decal once was (which you can still see the ghost-image of) . My...
  18. Jimmy the Gent

    Ok, i may be crazy, buuuut ....

    I didn't even notice until I read this thread..... You're not crazy, but remember todays' date. 8) :mrgreen:
  19. Jimmy the Gent

    New guy from MD

    Hello from someone else in MD! 8) I don't know offhand where a good place to get 18-20" apes would be...but I'm sure someone here can tell you...
  20. Jimmy the Gent

    VINTAGE BICYCLE PHOTOS

    The price tags on the ads are killin' me.....