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‘65 Stingray Nominal Basic

Discussion in 'MBBO & WBO 2019 - FINISHED CLASS 1 BIKES' started by Jude Ephesus, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Jude Ephesus

    Jude Ephesus

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    Authentic Schwinn:
    1965 Schwinn stingray J33 frame, headset cups, B.B. cups, seat post clamp and head badge

    Serial Number: DA52804

    1967 Schwinn fairlady crank, chain ring, B.B. bearings/hardware, kickstand, chain guard and headset bearings

    Vintage Schwinn chubby grips

    Authentic Rat:
    Vintage AMF 20” truss fork
    Vintage Sears handlebar stem/hardware
    Vintage Wald handlebars
    Vintage Viscount banana seat/hardware
    Late model Huffy BMX wheels & hardware
    New Aftermarket Schwinn stingray decals
    New Aftermarket tires w/ decals
    New Aftermarket seat post
    New Aftermarket diamondback BMX chain
    New Aftermarket bow tie pedals
    Unknown sissy bar!!!!

    Finally, thanks for all the help given to me by the RRB community. I really appreciate all your expertise, help, guidance and input.

    I had a ball building this thing and definitely could not have done this without you guys.

    Thanks again, do good, and I look forward to many future builds.
     
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  2. Jude Ephesus

    Jude Ephesus

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  3. RustyGold

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    Excellent :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  4. Reallybigtim

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    Copper works so well with black accents. And those truss rods are a nice touch!
     
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  5. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    I really like the paint on this bad boy.
     
  6. Jude Ephesus

    Jude Ephesus

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    Thanks kingfish!!!

    PsychoGraphic coached me through a lot of the paint. I actually wanted to upload a sun glistening photo into the original post here but could not as the file was too big to upload!!

    After tinkering awhile, I finally got it shrunk down. At certain angles in direct sun, the clear effex paint on this bike really glows.

    Check this out!!!
     
  7. chopperbob

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    Really cool black wheels look great.
     
  8. OddJob

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    All the blacked out parts with that very custom and unique paint on the frame really set this one apart!

    Congrats on a cool muscle bike build! Look forward to more in the future. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jude Ephesus

    Jude Ephesus

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    Thanks OJ. -And I’d like to give a special thanks to you on this. You were super encouraging throughout the entire build process and gave me a ton of support and direction.

    Thanks so much for your help on this and I can’t wait for the summer build off!!!!

    PS: I DO have a ride video of this I took specifically for you!!!! It’s too big to upload: if you have a few pointers on setting up a YouTube channel, I’ll set one up and post it!
     
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  10. Jude Ephesus

    Jude Ephesus

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    Thanks Bob. In my opinion, the black wheels are sort of cheating.

    It seems like every bike i see with black wheels, they always sort of kick the bike into high gear.

    From the truss fork to the black wheels, I definitely wanted to do a stingray that was a strong deviation from the seemingly endless array of factory correct, identical twins that are plastered all over bike shows, cruise ins, eBay and Craigslist.

    I have definitely never seen a stingray with truss forks and can’t recall one with black wheels either. Couple that with a limited budget for authentic Schwinn wheels, and that’s what I got!

    Thanks again for the kind words and I look forward to the next build!
     
  11. OddJob

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    Jude, of you have a Google acct, like gmail, it's easy to set up things like your channel on Youtube, streaming Youtube on your smart TV, sharing documents, excel sheets, etc.
     

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