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1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

#1 2014-04-20 4:08pm

jonmarinello
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1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

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1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

I rebuilt this bike and finished it February 2015. It was blue with yellow sidewinder forks, new BMX parts (see last picture) but I wanted to go old school on all parts and chrome plate the frame.

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Frame Number: Partial so no lookup possible (guessing 1981)
~~~ New Build Plan ~~~Parts breakdown:
Frame: Chrome: 1981 18" Schwinn King Sting BMX
Rear hub: Silver, NOS Suntour coaster brake
Front hub: Silver, NOS Schwinn high flange
Rims: Blue, NOS UKAI 26" x 2.125" HE
Seat: Black, NOS Brooks B72
Bottom bracket: Schwinn with NOS Shimano spindle
Cranks: Silver, NOS Team Schwinn 170mm
Chainring: Blue, 42T Sugino
Chain: Nickel, KMC 1/8"
Chain Ring Bolts: Blue, NOS Aluminum CWC Sugino
Handlebars: Chrome, King Sting
Pedals Blue, MKS BM-7
Forks: Chrome, NOS Schwinn King Sting
Headset: Silver, Hatta BMX aluminum
Stem: Blue, Schwinn (re-anodized)
Seat post clamp: Blue, NOS Schwinn
Seat post: Chrome, King Sting
Tires: Black, 26" Cheng Shin Snakebellies 26x2.125
I hope you all enjoy this custom build.

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#2 2014-04-21 6:14am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

you must be Ukrainian.

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#3 2014-04-21 7:49pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

You are on a roll Sir! Can't wait to see what you do with this One!

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#4 2014-04-24 10:23pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

haha capt.shred! no i'm swedish. i updated the description to be more clear.


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#5 2014-04-24 10:25pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

thanks 1manta. i should have some new pictures soon. the swedish yellow sidewinder forks should really pop!


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#6 2014-05-09 6:27pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

That came out really sharp. Nice build. Ready for the beach!

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#7 2014-05-09 6:39pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn King Sting 26

Really cool cruiser in person Jon!!   cool


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