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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcat View Post
    Doombuggy - I meant what year was the "Sportster pic" taken?

    47str8leg - That was my buddy's '58 Ford delivery truck so I'm not sure on the tire size but I think you're right, 14".

    Davestune - Lance from Allston? Nope.
    Father's sounds familiar. Bow and Arrow? No. We used to hang around Bunratty's in Allston, The Rat for a show maybe, but mostly the Speakeasy (blues bar) in Central Sq. Cambridge.
    I seem to recall a chrome Triumph but maybe at Laconia bike week.
    Oh ya bunrattys, many a broad fim there
    And yerp blue's bar.
    The rat, hells ya
    I played at all 3 of dem places
    Ya I had chrome trumpet, and use to be at Laconia with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    LOL, RIGHT! It was late '70s, probably '78.
    Oh yeah, now I see the bell-bottoms!

    Davestune- that trumpet was a head-turner!
    There were many other places too. "The Club" in Central Sq. The "Plough and the Stars" Cambridge, I'm drawin' a blank right now on names I'll talk to my friend with the insane good memory. Mine, not so good. HaHa!
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    So I know this is a zombie thread, but I ran into a stash of old pics, biker and army days and if folks want I will post them up. But I really wanted to post this one up as it shows just how early on the chopper craze hit me. I just have the ratty ass old 120 negative, not even the whole roll. I think this would have been around 1965, maybe 1966, the pants are a dead give away.

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    Cool -post away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    So I know this is a zombie thread, but I ran into a stash of old pics, biker and army days and if folks want I will post them up. But I really wanted to post this one up as it shows just how early on the chopper craze hit me. I just have the ratty ass old 120 negative, not even the whole roll. I think this would have been around 1965, maybe 1966, the pants are a dead give away.

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    Well, since the chopper craze didn’t really start until the later 60’s I would question your time frame. Those pants were good up through the very early 70’s as I have a picture of my younger sister wearing them as well as myself and my older brothers in that time frame. My older brother Dave (b.1960) also did the same thing with his ‘67 Schwinn StingRay front forks around the time of the Easyrider Chopper craze ( my dad broke the bank that year and bought all 4 of us boys Schwinn bikes that Christmas . Me, being the youngest got a tricycle and a horse head on a stick to run around the house with lol ! ) .
    Just an observation.

    Edit- I originally thought they were vertically striped pants.
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    You could be right on the year might have been a year or so later, and yes they are striped vertically, lol.

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    Yeah, I was that kid too. Used to love taping up the bars with different kinds of tape.
    I lived on my bike. Thought it was my horse in a Western.
    Last edited by Nanonevol; 07-22-2021 at 5:30 PM.

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    For me and my buddies, the cool bike was stingray size and style (didn't matter if it was a real Schwin), painted black, stripped of all fenders, reflectors and chain guards, old leather 10 speed seat, old leather tool bag hanging from the back of the seat. Seat as low as you could go. Apes of course. Horrible for peddling but really cool for coasting. Late sixties, early seventies.

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