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RIP, Al Fritz
Last Post 05/12/2013 05:41 PM by stronzo nonfumare. 5 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid


05/08/2013 10:35 PM
For those who don't know the name, Al Fritz was the guy who invented the Schwinn Sting-Ray. He was one of the true greats in the bike biz. RIP, Al. You gave millions of kids the gift of freedom.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Big DanT


05/09/2013 11:19 AM
I grew up with Sting Rays, first was a two speed kick back, then a few Krates Including a 5 speed Orange Krate

My 4.5 year old will get a restored 20" Fair Lady when she is tall enough for it.

Al will still give kids freedom.



05/09/2013 03:42 PM
My brother (now departed) refurbished an old Sting Ray for my daughter. She learned how to ride a bike on that thing. It was handed down to my niece. My daughter is now 27 years old and pregnant with her first child. How fast they grow up.


05/09/2013 04:28 PM
A Sting Ray was the first thing I can remember thinking I WANT THAT. I put it in the same class as a Ford Mustang as far as an icon.
Tortue Volante


05/11/2013 03:39 PM
I suspect most of us of a certain age, who grew up in the US, grew up riding Stingrays. A truly wonderful design for a kids bike. Mine was a purple hand-me-down. I loved that thing...

Thanks, Mr. Fritz, for a lifelong love affair with two wheels.



05/12/2013 05:41 PM
grew up riding a Raleigh Chopper -- loved that thing. Stingrays were "the enemy" -- very worthy ones at that. Lots of fun tho. Fritz probably created the whole genre........
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