Kid Jumping His Schwinn Stingray in the Street, Circa 1977

Schwinn Stingray Circa 1980

Looks like a 1974 model, but I’m guessing these two had been rattling around together for a couple of years before this shot was taken. My best bike was a 1981 Schwinn Scrambler with red mags. I’d ride it to the dirt ramp behind the nearby Stater Brothers and get schooled by the big kids who launched their sun-spangled rides into the inner atmosphere with lit Camels dangling from their lips.


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(Photo via The Selvedge Yard)

1 Response to “Kid Jumping His Schwinn Stingray in the Street, Circa 1977”

  1. 1 Tom January 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I attempted to jump a small creek with my…er…Huffy (*cough* dork!)… Anyway, I didn’t use a ramp and thought I could just pop my front wheel and jump it. My friend lived across the street from the creek and had a long, high driveway. While he watched for traffic (like I could have stopped), I came racing down his driveway, crossed the street and hit the creek. The next thing I knew, I was flying over the handle bars and landing in the grass. Needless to say, my Evel Knievel days were over (except maybe the time I tried that exact same thing inside a tire.)

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