A friend of mine popped over to say hi and to show off his new bike yesterday -- A Raleigh Chopper.
Got me to thinking of my old bike as a kid -- a Schwinn Stingray Fastback, complete with the ball shifter. The bike looked identical to the one shown in this pic, right down to the campus green color and silver metallic banana seat. I remember feeling like I was on cloud 9 riding that thing around during my grade school years. That stick shift rocked!!
The thing is, I'll bet it's sitting back home somewhere as my mom tends to be a pack rat. I gotta check to see if it's still around. Be great to revive that bike for my little boy in a few years if he isn't too appalled riding "Dad's old bike."