A Chopper Find......

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  1. jayblok

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    I found the Legendary Schwinn Stingray Chopper on craigslist along with a dual suspension 26 inch mongoose mountain bike and a 26 inch women' raleigh mountain bike (I didn't take a picture of the Women's raleigh mountain bike because I dropped it off at my buddy's house because it had some nice Araya alloy 26 inch rims that he needed, so I gave him the whole bike :)
    All for $10 bucks !!
    Sorry for the first grainy picture,it was nighttime......in the basement!
    I took off the original handlebars of the chopper and put the handlebars of one of my Schwinn stationary bikes,and they fit perfectly!! I'm not a fan of stretching or hunching over to reach the handlebars on any bike....LOL!
    All the chopper needs is a rear brake cable and a 24 inch front inner tube.
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  2. Rat Rod

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    I guess the seller didn't get the memo that the chopper is "rare" and should be priced at $200 - $300. :21:
     
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    Hey Rat Rod,I just found some cold hard evidence on craigslist to go along with your statement....LOL :21::21:
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    There's one on my local Craigslist for $500.. Says he was gonna restore it but doesn't have the time.
     
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    Ha Ha....I must have seen 500 CL ads over the past 10 years that talk about how rare they are and they all end up being priced in the $200-$300. :21:

    Don't even get me started on how many photos of them people have sent me through the RRB FB page asking to be the bike of the day. :headbang:
     
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  6. jayblok

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    Rat Rod, I took my dog out on a ride with it and it was a fun ride, it reminded me of the Lowrider bikes my older brother used to make back in McAllen, Texas
     
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    I found an OCC stingray chopper at a rummage sale for $30 and can't give it away to the neighbor kids. I think I am going to use the kick stand and send the rest to Goodwill.
     
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    Are you going to the Coffee Clunker ride on Saturday in Green Bay? If so pull off the kick stand and bring it along - I'm sure we can find room in the truck... :rolleyes:
     
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    Wish I had your luck, that's what I'm looking for.
     
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    I just found 2 more choppers on Craigslist for $10 bucks but the owner said to bring a shovel because they are covered in cow stuff in the back of a barn!! LOL.... I'm gonna have to think about it
     
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    So I decided to replace the Atrocious thing called "bicycle seat or Saddle" on my Stingray chopper,that thing is horrible for long trips!!! I haven't experience soreness like that since I was on my tricycle when I was a kid :D
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    I had a Carnielli seat i had laying around from a stationary bike that I had destroyed for parts and since the seatpost was welded to the base of the seat,I decided to cut the post and insert it inside the seatpost of the Stingray.
    I drilled a couple of holes on the base of the Carnielli seat and bolted it to the base of the stingray seat and BAMMMM!! Instant long distance traveling comfort!!! Yessssssssss :rockout:
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    That makes me happy, I've got one in shed that I acquired for free. Did not know it's value.
     
  13. partsguy

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    I saw a chopper in a scrap picker's truck on my way to a cruise in. I walked right by it in the parking lot. I let it die.

    These things "looked cool" 10 years ago but they NEVER were good riding bikes. That is why you always see them in pristine condition or rusted beyond recognition, because they sat outside, untouched.
     
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    Are some of the parts - Front fork, crank, wheels - usefull as parts for other builds or are they too junky to consider?:crazy:
     
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    The fork, guard, and drop stand are the only things I can think of.
     
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    Why I got one is to put a gas engine in it. That's why I aways trying to find parts for one that I have. When I read about people getting them dirt cheap I just wish I could find one.
     
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    Hey, in your own backyard! :)
    motorized schwinn stingray chopper - $400 (lincoln park)
    http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/4943858230.html
    Schwinn stingray - $200 (Lincoln park)
    http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/4951480698.html

    schwinn occ stingray - $150 (rochester hills)
    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/4959996948.html

    SCHWINN STINGRAY - $140 (LEXINGTON)
    http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/4937581131.html

    schwinn occ stingray - $120 (macomb township)
    http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/sop/4999317275.html

    Bicycle  Schwinn OCC Stingray - $200 (Livonia)
    http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/5003151364.html


     
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    I decided to make my chopper a little faster!!! :113:
    I added a 175 mm crank arm set with a 56T chainring and a few more chain links...Vroom Vroom.... I had to grind down the left side crank arm because it was rubbing the cup and cone assembly when fully tightened.
    Also,I put a thingamajig in the kickstand so it won't rub the chain because of a bigger chainring.
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    They tried to give this one to me this morning at a garage sale. Then I paid the kid $5 for digging it out and loading it in my trailer. Good parts bike for sure.
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    Corykip, you paid way more than I did! A whopping $2 Dollars more than me.!! LOL
     
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