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    Passing of someone who you may not know...

    ...but if you are old enough, I'll be you had one, or wanted one, of his bikes.

    Al Fritz dies at 88; Schwinn exec developed the Sting-Ray bike
    Al Fritz became known as an industry visionary for creating the Sting-Ray, 'the Corvette of bicycles.' The low-slung bike with sky-high handlebars became a national phenomenon.

    STORY

    I hope he is riding around, with playing cards clothes pinned to the spokes (and if you had one of these bikes, I'll be you did that too!).
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    "...when your ride is nearly over, it seems to have lasted but an instant..."


    Stuff

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    Had a buddy that used to be the neighborhood daredevil on a sting-ray. A door, ramped up on 3, 15" tires. He could get it about 30' back then.

    I liked a balloon in my spokes. Deeper rumble of the motor.

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    I got one for my birthday the very first year they came out. LOVED that bike!

    RIP Al

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    I remember the banana seat so you could easily slide back to do wheelies ! TIG.
    " A way to a deep freedom " - Tarja

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    I wanted one but we were poor. I did have a beatup knockoff that my dad got me from a police auction. At least I was on a bike. Thanks Dad.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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