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June 2018 Retro Gaming Article


june 4, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Schwinn's '71 Grey Ghost Stingray bicycle is returning as “Mike's Bike” from Stranger Things

Stingray bicycle
Absent from my childhood in the 1970s, I promptly bought two Stingray bikes upon their re-issue and the Grey Ghost is back again!
I've loved chopper bicycles since seeing one as a kid. While not the most practical rides... is that really the point. Not at all!. Once you've ridden one and see the looks you get, it's an irresistible bike. At my age the looks likely come from disgust with my childish infatuation with a kid's bike. I recall buying mine in the late 90s or early 00's.

The Hit Netflix show Stranger Things is yet another element of pop culture to drive retro madness into modern times. In this case Mike, played by Finn Wolfhard, rides a Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray bike and it's apparently coming back onto the market in some limited release. In a world where old things are the rage, they couldn't have picked a better bike. I've loved the smaller wheel and spring-loaded shock absorber on the front forks.

If you love retro bikes, Stranger Things, or want a slick weekend ride, look into this classic reissue from Schwinn. they probably won't last long, so if you feel inclined to upscale your bike collection - take a lok at this one.

Stingray bicycle

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