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  1. CruzinQueen

    CruzinQueen New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm currently re-inventing a Schwinn Stingray shopper-style bike that I picked up at a garage sale in deplorable condition.

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    It's got some minor issues:
    1) Rust- everywhere! I'm going to take it down to the frame and sand and repaint all components. I'm planning on painting it candy red with silver flames/graphics.

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    2) Brakes- the mount on the left side rear is broken off at the weld and the entire assembly is missing. I'm probably going to weld a new mount on and go with a cantilever brake in the rear. For the front, I'd like to go with a disk if I can locate a 24" disk-ready wheel. Any suggestions on this is greatly appreciated! (I'm price-sensitive. If I can't find one for an inexpensive price I'm going to get the brake-ready fork for cantilever brakes).

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    My plan is to install a 49cc engine - my dad's got one and he is willing to make this a father-daughter project. I've always loved bikes and I've always wanted to build a motorized one. The Stingray is such an unusual bike and I look forward to customizing it and getting it back into working order.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    Howdy Queen, welcome.

    Those make some great looking MBs!
     
  3. Mannhouse51

    Mannhouse51 New Member

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    Welcome and good luck with your project . Looks like fun!
     
  4. hiker472

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    Welcome fellow Michigander, eh!

    A lot of people have done those kinds of bikes and can make 'em scream too!

    Welcome to the fun!!

    .wee.
     
  5. SAVED1

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    welcome to the forum cruzinqueen, sounds like you got an interesting build there.
     
  6. Ditchrider

    Ditchrider New Member

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    A s.o.s. pad might take all the rust off, I know it looks bad but mine rusted up too and it all came off with a little water and a s.o.s. pad. Some of those bikes didn't have front brakes. Don't ride it without front brakes, good luck.
     
  7. Blazecc

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    great project looking forward to seeing how it comes out!
     

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