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An old stingray story

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by Craiggo, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Craiggo

    Craiggo

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    A few years ago, my dad and I were at the local recycle center talking to the guy that oversees all the stuff that goes on. Side note: I always could find bikes there, but they were almost always rusty ten speeds, or pink girls bikes. Alright, the guy told us that there was a man once that came to the dump there, and dropped off 4 or 5 perfectly fine stingrays and left. He watched each one get a new owner that same day, no charge. Why was I not there? Haha that's all, I just thought Id share my little story with you and see if anyone else has a similar story.
    Craig
     
  2. B607

    B607

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    I got this '64 Super Deluxe StingRay at the salvage yard about 20 yrs. ago. It was $10. Gary
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  3. noodlenoggin

    noodlenoggin

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    My dad's wife let us have my step-sister's old Stingray that had been molding away in their basement for 30 years. I cleaned it up, replaced tires and chain, and now my daughter rides it.

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  4. big kountry

    big kountry

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    not a sting ray but my freebie dumpster schwinn[​IMG]
     
  5. Xcruiser

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    Awesome! This is what its all about.
     
  6. bikeski

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    Couldn't believe it when I purchased an Apple Crate off an iron plie at an auction for $25 about 10 years ago. The original paint was good, cleaned the chrome up with steel wool and bought a new seat at the local Schwinn dealer for $40.
     
  7. 65Slick

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    I picked this one up at our local dump. No wheels, seat or handle bars. Still looking for a seat, just not too hard. Too many other projects in front of this one!

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    Have Fun!
    Marty
     
  8. Craiggo

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    All of these bikes you have found are great! On the stingray of b607's, I couldn't help but notice your SUPER ratty springer. Awesome!
     
  9. B607

    B607

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    It was ratty, but Proctor's chrome and some paint changed that. :wink: Gary
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