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    Now thats a beautiful looking bike i must say.

    I did a check and apparently schwinn bikes are sold thru argos so i guess that means they are sold in the uk.

    Quote Originally Posted by victorbrunswick View Post
    i don't know if schwinn was ever sold in the uk but this was the iconic kids' bike of the '70s. This is the higher end krate version. Stingrays/krates are now highly collectible among vintage bike enthusiasts.

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    I had a green Stingray when I was a kid. Sadly Schwinn completely missed the bus on BMX and mountain bikes because they thought it was only a California thing and a fad even though the very first BMX bikes were made from Schwinn parts.

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    Is this its little brother or is it a completely different bike?



    I initially thought it had some connection with Sonic the Hedgehog but it doesn't appear to be the case after examining the stickers.

    The only bikes that I am aware of that had a plastic cover over the frame were produced by Raleigh during the late 1980s and they resembled BMXs with plastic mag wheels. The two Sonic bikes were not made by Raleigh.
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    I had a Blue Bird bike in the 80's, with a plastic box on the back to keep stuff in. Then I got a much girlier Heather bike with a basket on the front! Only because my friend had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiles7964 View Post
    I had a Blue Bird bike in the 80's, with a plastic box on the back to keep stuff in. Then I got a much girlier Heather bike with a basket on the front! Only because my friend had one.
    My sister had one of those bikes with a box on the back, later replaced by one bigger with a seat for a doll.
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    Hi, have just dug this out of my garage, has been stored for 20 plus years rarely used, understood it was BMX, based on a racer bike used in a world competition, it was too fast for my daughter !

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    Always wanted a Raleigh Vektar as a kid - anyone remember these? (BMX with computer fixed to the crossbar)

    Never got one. I had a second hand Raleigh Chopper which someone had snapped the gear lever off.



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    The Raleigh Vektar was the steed of overprivileged or spoilt kids of the late 1980s bought by parents who had more money than sense. They were a show-off bike and totally unsuitable for use as a BMX because the plastic covers were too heavy and fragile. The kids who owned them tended to treat them as ornaments or just use them for gentle half a mile rides through suburbia to their friend's house or the local shops.

    When did production of the Vektar finish? I can't recall any local kids who owned one back in the 1990s although a classmate owned a Raleigh Street Wolf that was handed down from his older brother.

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    I wanted a Vektar but knew my parents wouldn't get me one.

    I'm not sure there were still around in 1987 when I got a Raleigh Styler Mag.
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    although i didn't have a interest in bikes in the 90's, i think this will be one of the iconic bikes from then.

    http://bmx.transworld.net/features/k...675+b6dc0a66d1

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