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My Schwinn Typhoon 1970
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[attachment=5258][attachment=5259][attachment=5260]This was my first store bought bike. Got it in 1967 or 68. I did some modifications to it. I found a rear wheel with a 2 speed gear system, that is what the lever is for on the handlebars. I replace the front wheel with a skinny one from a 10 speed bike. A generater powered headlamp. You can see the rest of the little upgrades. Saddle bag behind the seat the book rack in the front. Two out of 3 years I won what was called a bicycle rodeo at my elementary school. The two speed gear system was able to let me kick ass in the race. I actually had to ask if I could you use it because I thought was cheating because I beat everybody. That was fun.
My next bike was a Schwinn Varsity 10 speed, 1972.
Then came motocross. No bike riding for a few years.
Bought a Sears Free Sprit 10 speed in 1983. Had that for 20 years.
Now I have a Panasonic All Terrain bike. From what I can find out, it looks like it was manufactured in 1985. I just got it a month ago and it was all original. Had to replace the tires and the tubes and the seat, new handlebars, speedo, kickstand, a water bottle. I had to clean and remove everything, and lubricated all the cables and the bearings and chain.
That's my shortened story.
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Cool ! I started my love for biking with a 2 speed kickback stingray (used).
on this bike like yours, made up some of the first mountain bikes.
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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