Posts Tagged ‘schwinn’

BAD TO THE BONE: The Banana-Seated, Electrified, Chopper BIkes of Frisco – A Schwinn Stingray on Steroids

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Out for a cruise on the Golden Gate Park Panhandle bike path:

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Good times!

Tech-Bro Fever – Catch It

(Compare with more conventional Stingrays about town – scroll down.)

Biker Gang, Divisadero – Schwinn Stingrays Everywhere – 4505 Burgers & BBQ

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

705 Divis:

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The Person I Imagine When I Hear the Word “Urbanist” – Remembering the Car-Inspired Schwinn Stingray Banana Bike

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

I haven’t seen one of these for a while:

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Complete with a five-on-the-floor shifter…

When Piloting Your Schwinn Stingray “Wheelie Bike” Down Market Street, Don’t Forget to Display the Proper Attitude

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012


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wheelie bike, also called a muscle bikehigh-riser, or banana bike, is a type of stylized children’s bicycle designed in the 1960s to resemble a chopper motorcycle and characterized by ape hanger handlebars, a banana seat with sissy bar, and small (16-to-20-inch (410 to 510 mm)) wheels. Notable examples include the Schwinn Sting-Ray and Krate lines and the Raleigh Chopper line. Other notable manufacturers and retailers that offered models include AMFCCMColumbiaHuffyIversonJ. C. PenneyMalvern StarMonarkMurrayRossSears, and Vindec.

When Locking Your Bike Up in San Francisco, Ignore the Z-Axis at Your Peril

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Here’s the thing – the lazy bike thieves of San Francisco almost never go after things that are secured with U-locks. Why? Because the hunting is too easy for stuff that’s not properly U-locked. As here, where a UCSF student has locked his (probably a he, based upon seat height) beautiful Trek aluminum mountain bike to three foot pole. This would work in Flatland, but not in San Francisco.

People, when will you learn?

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Kryptonite Lock Scores a Pyrrhic Victory on Market Street – A Stripped Bike

Monday, May 25th, 2009

The owner of this Schwinn bicycle took a bit of care before locking it up for the last time ever. Note the $50 Kryptonite Evolution Mini (quite fashionable, non?avec cable for the wheels – that’s a perfectly cromulent way of a locking a bike on the mean streets of San Francisco. (A lesser lock would have succumbed like this.)

But the owner might have dared to leave it overnight, when the freaks come out.   

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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has some thoughts on the issue of protecting your bike. Check it out, after the jump.

Good luck.


How Not to Lock Your Bicycle on the Mean Streets of San Francisco

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Now, locking your bike this way is better than nothing, and any would-be thief would have to awkwardly carry your ride to his bicycle processing van located several blocks away, but still…

Read up on the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition‘s theft advice page if you’d like.

As seen outside the Green Festival:

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Make a Statement with a Schwinn Roxie for Just $149

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Whatever you do, don’t strip it down and take off the paint. You look good in pink.


Get your Schwinn steel cruiser frame with steel springer fork and Shimano 7-speed rear derailleur with SRAM grip shift right here at Target. Some assembly reqd.

Pee-Wee Herman’s Bike Rides Again, Stripped Down on Valencia Street

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Pee-Wee Herman’s rather baroque red bicycle, stripped down to its essence, would look something like this Schwinn beach cruiser avec springer fork seen on Valencia. Click to expand:


Whitewalls, gratuitous spokes, kickstand and chrome, chrome, chrome.

That’s quite a look.