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    Help ID my grandfathers childhood bike (old picture)

    Awesome! Thank y’all! Wanted ads here I come
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    Help ID my grandfathers childhood bike (old picture)

    My grandfather passed recently and tons of old pictures have turned up. I wanted to know what this rig he had was. Might try to track one down to build for my dad. But first, what is it? I think it’s Shelby but I can’t be sure.
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    Trestle Collapsed on My Bike Path

    Finished in 1915. Looks like it held up pretty well. Knowing UP they probably already have the bridge fixed but the trail underneath not so much.
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    Bikes on bridges

    north shore crossover bridge Eating skittles resting after climbing up the Big Dam Bridge (actual name) Side view, with barge that ended up being too big.
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    Stingrays Only! (Early scramblers and hurricanes too!)

    Love them. When the white walls get restocked will get a pair of those. Lightweight and very fast easily my new favorite tire. Should have got the thinner one for the back on the original stingray. Big ones fit easy on the new ‘ray. Old school brick tread. Close to 35ish miles on the gumwalls.
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    Stingrays Only! (Early scramblers and hurricanes too!)

    A better picture since today turned out prettier.
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    Living with the new repop Stingray

    Kinda of a dull update. But the kickstand decided to give up the ghost. Holding pin decided to become non existent. Luckily I had a spare. Racked up close to 25 miles this weekend on it. Even found a derelict derailed boxcar, probably Rock Island. ( across the river)
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    Wanted 2020 coppertone stingray. Gotta complete the set

    I have the green and the blue 2020 stingrays but I’d like to round out the set with the coppertone. Final infinity stone ya know. If anyone wants to part with one, or a frame-chainguard set, let me know!
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    Stingrays Only! (Early scramblers and hurricanes too!)

    Decked my first stingray out with a set of skyways and momentum tires. Wanted a set of these forever.
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    Living with the new repop Stingray

    Took it and my other 20 on a 15 mile ride. Did walk it up the Big Dam Bridge tho. Seats in these things have basically zero cushion.
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    Living with the new repop Stingray

    Little tire update, always thought gum walls looked good on green.
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    1977 Stingray 3speed

    Googled the address and turns out it’s still a bike shop. Schwinn signs still on the building!
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    1977 Stingray 3speed

    Showed up in the mail today. Was surprised to find it on original tires. Although the Scrambler BX rear was shot. Looks like the sissy bar got bent and they parked it. Promptly replaced with a slik It will get original grips, but look how super 70s these are Seat is pretty good too if I can get...
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    36 Hiawatha

    I used to have a 37 Shelby and it’s frame was very close to that
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    36 Hiawatha

    Wish one of those Hiawatha locomotives still existed. That head badge is awesome
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