(MBBO#5 Class 1) - Schwinn Sting-Ray Fastback

Feb 22, 2008
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I was so glad that this build off got me to finish this one. It sat for over 2 years in pieces in the corner of the garage. The paint remover didn't do a good job so I decided to just send the parts out for blasting and powdercoating.


Most of the original parts were in good shape except for the seat, chainguard, tires and handlebars.


The shifter needed the most work. The stencil worked great.



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Shortly after completing the build, I took it to a show and swap meet. I had the pleasure of showing it to this lady who rode it as little girl. She had tears in her eyes and was sharing some memories with me. She said she always loved the slick on the back and that the boys always noticed her on the "Stingray"!


The show was also kind to the Fastback as it went home with a 1st!



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Feb 22, 2008
264
574
Denton TX
The elusive black fastback.
1 year only right? Very nice. Will look great in any collection.
They actually were available in black from 66-68. The 66 having the sprint equipment on it made it unique. And then the Ramshorn was available in 67 & 68. The 67 & 68 dealer brochures are the only times that a Stingray is shown in black.


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