(MBBO#05 Class1) Lester Ray complete

Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 - FINISHED BIKES - CLASS 1' started by N.Kildare1718, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. N.Kildare1718

    N.Kildare1718

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    Final result.JPG
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/mbbo-5-class-1-lester-ray.100290/

    Here is the completed Lester Ray project. This bike started with a 1974 opaque red frame and chainguard that had been spray painted over. The springer front end was pink and found in the trash. Started with a Schwinn Stingray girls flower seat. Used Lester mags.
    I repainted the bike "Chicago light blue," and used red Schwinn bicentennial Stingray decals. The bike has Persons pedals, Schwinn gripper slik back tire. All new hardware and a new nickel plated chain. Changed the seat and grips to buck skin tan. The bike is mechanically sound and in working order. Hope you like it and enjoy the video!
    To see progress pictures http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/mbbo-5-class-1-lester-ray.100290/

    Final result.JPG final result 3.JPG Final result 2.JPG Final result 4.JPG handgrips.jpg IMG_0986.JPG IMG_0988.JPG IMG_0989.JPG IMG_0990.JPG Person pedal.JPG seat.jpg Quality seal.JPG
     
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  2. OneHorsePower

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    Very nice build !
    i like the patriotic vibe :41::rockout:
     
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  3. KJV

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    Very cool :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  4. OddJob

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    Love it! Big fan of the N.Kildare build concept and process. :41:
     
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  5. N.Kildare1718

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    Thank you
    I enjoyed this build. Little change from always trying get these bikes as Original as possible.
     
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    Awesome! I love the mags!
     
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  7. Scribble

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    Great now I need a Ray with mags, This is AWESOME :43:

    I have found some of you videos on youtube mouths ago, glad you found this site.
     
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  8. N.Kildare1718

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    Thank you
    Happy be apart of this
    This is a very knowledgeable and talented bike community.
     
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  9. Sphinx

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    I like it, and I'm not really into rays.
     
  10. JNOACK

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    Very Cool! I love the Mags and the Pedals!!
     
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    +1 not particular to sting rays but this is eye catching.
     
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    Great stuff!
    Love the whole color scheme, works so well with the red mags!

    Luke.
     
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  13. metalchewy

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    Muscle with Mags, I remember the mag rays in the neighborhood, just before the scramblers showed up. Really takes me back! Great pics of a sweet bike!
     
  14. N.Kildare1718

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    A chestnut brown Schwinn scrambler with yellow mags was given to me when I was around 12yrs old (1985). I Made several unsuccessful attempts at taking those mags and making them work on my Redline BMX bike(tires rubbed the frame). That was the start of the passion.
     
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  15. metalchewy

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    I got my first new schwinn (Predator) with red mags, in 1983 when i turned 12. Was 100 steps up from the 4 year old beat up gold and silver team murray i had
     
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    Cool bike, definitely eye catching. Needs a Trump sticker.

    furyus
     
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    Well that's just cool, mags and whitewalls. Buckskin sends it over the top.


    Now you got me thinking about the mongoose with mags I saw recently at goodwill, may have to see if it's still there.
     
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    Great color combo. Mags look great. Nice looking Sting Ray...:thumbsup:
     
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  20. N.Kildare1718

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    That sounds like a good idea.
    Let me know if you get it. If they are Lester Mags I would be interested in cash or trade for them. I would Like find a set of original paint Yellow.
     

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