Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This bike belongs to a man that works at the Shoe Repair Place down from the store. He rides this bike everywhere. I love to see him. He has two bikes like this one. This won started as a 26 inch Dyno. He customized it with all the muscle bike add ons( 25inch high rise bars, banana seat, mirrors, Leather everywhere, flame tread tires! ) This bike is a head turner. I hope to get a better pic maybe with him later. These pics were taken at the repair shop! I don't remember his real name, but he was introduced as Snake!
Originating in the US, cruisers enjoyed popularity there during the 1930's to 1950's. They feature a sturdy steel frame, balloon tyres, single gears and an upright seating position. Lowriders and choppers, with their characteristic elongated frame, banana seat and tall upward-swept handle bars, appeared during the 1960's.
Chopper bicycles originated in California, where youths started customising their bicycles with elongated seats and 'ape-hanger' handle bars. The term chopper originated in the 1950's when post war veterans started 'chopping' their motor bikes to make them more distinctive.
Joe, pictured with his red cruiser, explained that replicas of the original cruisers, lowriders and choppers are available from stores here and overseas, but many of the bikes are further customised by their owners.
Schwinn Stingray Girl's 16-Inch Chopper Bike Feature
- Low-riding, stretched-frame chopper bike for riders aged four to seven
- Removable training wheels
- Low-ride, flat-back riveted saddle
- Frame equipped with gas tank gusset
- Signature 4.25-inch Big Boa back tire with die valve stems
Schwinn Stingray Girl's 16-Inch Chopper Bike Overview
The Schwinn 16-inch Sting-Ray Street Bike is a low-riding, stretched-frame chopper bike for youngsters aged four to seven. The chopper has a gas tank gusset, a low-ride, flat-back riveted saddle, and removable training wheels. Its signature Big Boa back tire is 4.25 inches wide, made of durable rubber, and features die valve stems.
Founded in 1895, Schwinn is an American icon that has been synonymous with quality and innovation. They have built some of the best-known and best loved bikes of numerous generations--Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate and Homegrown. Today, Schwinn continues to be a leader in the industry with innovative bikes such as the new Sting-Ray, Rocket mountain bikes, and Fastback road bikes. With a continued dedication to quality, forever synonymous with the Schwinn name, America's most famous bicycle brand looks forward to providing another century of innovation, freedom and performance to people of all ages.