'77 Sunset Strip - 1977 Schwinn Sting-Ray Refresh

Discussion in 'MBBO 2018 BIKES - CLASS 1' started by OddJob, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. LukeTheJoker

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    We got 38 here the other day, but that was in Celsius...
     
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  2. OddJob

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    That's a hot day!
    Our high for the next 10 days is in the low 30's F. Looks like winter is coming early this year. Snow on the ground this morning.
     
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    1930 today and I've only got 4 pages and no video promotion haha... But you're in a different division. We ain't competing till February.

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  4. OddJob

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    Yeah, just pulling your chain Carl. I always enjoy our banter.
    And, look for more 'promotion' by me in the coming months. I have to do something to stay relevant. :21:
     
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    Checking in late, but I LOVE the way this came out. Nice ride.
     
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    We do still have half the time left...
    I haven't done much on my most ambitious build ever, Muscle Spasm. So dig deep, put your long johns on and build a class 2 bomb.

    Carl.
     
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  7. OddJob

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    Thanks ! Had a lot of fun with the bike.
     
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  8. tjwilson

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    Checking in late too... you've got some great finished shots. Beautiful bike, really like the original paint.
     
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  9. OddJob

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    Thanks TJ! The original paint was in pretty good shape, needed cleaning and polishing to bring the color back and make it shine. I had one good, sunny and relatively warm day in October to get the photos shot; we had a short Fall this year. The bike park seemed like the perfect setting for a muscle bike!
     
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  10. furyus

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    Always loved Schwinn orange, and dig the grips with end caps - nice detail. Great little ‘Ray!

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    Thanks furyus! In my research, I found that apparently 1978 was the only year they made the Sting Ray in Sunset Orange. It's a great muscle bike color, and I didn't have any other bikes in orange, and never owned a true Sting Ray; so two birds with one stone! The original grips on there were worn and torn through on the ends of the bar. So after the chrome shined up so nicely, I thought the caps might fit the bill-d.
     
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    Nice job again, OJ. If you're in AZ this winter, come on down to Tucson. We can ride two of my vintage cruisers along our loop!
     
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    Since you brought it up SD....yes, I am in Arizona! The BACK40 Southwest got busy today. This is not a muscle bike, but since the Winter Build Off is not happening, and after all, it is Winter (even in the desert); I figured I'd share a few pics of my results from today.

    Last year, while riding my WBO bike from '16 / '17, Mesa Boogie Woogie, I went off a jump and snapped the chain stay. Luckily, I was only about 3 miles from home, and it was a nice day for a walk.

    Here are the results of that...
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    I had my klunker build, Desert Sky (yes, that's really what I named it 3 years ago), a Hiawatha framed klunker with motocross bars from a '78 Yamaha and 2.4 tires on original wheels sitting in the BACK40 in Minnesota. It was the perfect candidate for the switch over.

    So I picked the frame clean of the rear wheel, derailleur, chain, disc brake, cabling and levers, BB conversion and crank set. I will hang the '51 Schwinn DX frame on the wall for decor. The '50s Hiawatha frame wears those parts well!

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    I elected not to use the fat wheel / tire combo from Mesa Boogie, and go with a standard 26" front to match the rear.

    I found a Next full sus bike in bad shape at the Goodwill near us, slapped down my $4.99, and hauled it home. My main attraction to this budget dirt buster, was the front wheel; a bolt on disc hub alloy rimmed wheel at that! I will order another CST Cheyenne 26 x 2.4 knobby to mount on the wheel, and spray the rim and spokes all black to match the rear. But I wanted to get this ready for the Arizona Coasters ride this Sunday, so it will ride as is for now.

    It was a fun day in the garage in NE Mesa, at the base of the Red Mountain. And by 4:30 pm, MST, I was on a test ride in my neighborhood trail.

    Again, it's not a muscle bike per se, but it is 'muscly' and, I'm biding my time till I can post my final pics 77 Sunset Strip in the 'Finished Build Thread' ....*nudge nudge wink wink* .... :21:

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    Very nicely done!
     
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    I always learn something from you, OJ.
     

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