Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Two for Tuesday - Bike Porn (The Early Years)

Everyone seems to like bike porn. So here are two pictures of early bikes I had as a kid.


Bike #1 - Schwinn (1975)
I believe this is a Schwinn Stingray, but I could be wrong. Love the raised handlebars and banana seat. I didn't go for one of those sissy bars. I rode this bike everywhere, especially with my friend Mike who delivered the afternoon paper, The Cleveland Press. Mike was awesome at wheelies and I could make a skid 30 feet long. Mike swears he saw flames one time I generated so much heat from the skid. Of course the skids meant replacing the rear tire alot. I got good at taking the tire off and fixing flats.

Bike #2 - Trash Heap (1977)
My dad and I pulled this bike out of the garbage pile of a neighbor. This was a five speed with emergency brake....on the top tube. Small wheel up front was so cool, big chainring to handle the 5 speed derailleur, funky handlebars that curved all over the place, and a banana seat of course. Nevermind the pantleg strap.

I just had to share.

Game On.

10 comments:

TriSaraTops said...

HA HA HA!!! How freakin' cute is little Iron Eric on his SWEET rides! You should totally ride those in your next tri.

But did you have "SKILLS," as Napoleon Dynamite would say?

nancytoby said...

You were a little hardass, weren't you!!?? So cool!!

bunnygirl said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing!

Flatman said...

Did you take that thing off any sweet jumps? Did it have pegs?

Papa Louie said...

The shifters were so cool. I would add a sissy bar and then you'd be styling.

Curly Su said...

awesome!!

Bolder said...

awwwww! wish i still had my old pics!!

Jeremy said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Congrats on your IM finish and fund raising efforts for Komen. Really an amazing performance on both challenges! That's great that you and your wife are volunteering in '07. Looking forward to potentially meeting you next July.

Cliff said...

old school :)

qcmier said...

Those are awesome. Do you still have that bike in the second photo?