I’d like to get my Sting-Ray on about now!
“Helmets? We doan’ need no steenkin’ helmets. VAMANOS MUCHACHOS!”
PULL THROUGH DAMMIT!
I was weened on bikes like that. My boy got the Specailzed Hot walk. He’s ahead of me for sure. At 2.5 he’s got skillz for shizzle.
My 4-year old daughter has a ’71 Lil Tiger that she rides with pride. It was converted to a coaster brake and tubulars years ago by an old Schwinn wrench for his kid. The reaction from the neighborhood kids is classic. Long live banana seats!
The hot bike when I was growing up was the Raleigh Chopper.
Banana seat, ape hangers, small front wheel & the all important 3 speed T-Shift with Sturmey-Archer hub.
They released a new version a few years ago, no banana seat, just a normal seat with a padded backrest & no T-shift, apparently they were ‘dangerous’ so it came with a grip shift and rear derailleur.
Sunk like a brick.
There are some things that you do not screw with.
We’re the oldest 1/3 of a good Mormon family. Now, let’s go home to our “mommies”.
I owned first bike in line as a kid, wow, looked all over for a pic
I remember that ad. I think that makes me old.