Schwinn Sting-Rays put a generation of kids on some of the coolest bikes ever made
If it has wheels and moves, someone will want to personalize it. Nowhere was that more prevalent than in southern California in the 1950s and ’60s. Teenaged boys modified their flathead Fords, and beside them their younger brothers customized their bicycles with things like banana seats and “ape hanger” handlebars.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/08/01/two-wheel-tire-shredders