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    Who-all got their first bike on Christmas?

    Me for one. Schwinn Stingray one year and a Varsity a few years later. The Stingray was great, the Varsity not so.

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    Some kind of schwinn (w/ training wheels).
    It was blue.

    Somewhat creepy/heartwarming thing was that it was a present from my grandma who had died that august.

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    Yep ...


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    yes, a 26" early 50's black Hercules 3 speed. All bright, shiney and brand new.

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    It was a Stingray knockoff from Western Auto that I also learned how to wrench on.
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    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Nope. Birthday present 1st...I still have it. I would have my brother's Schwinn Sting Ray, but alas, the rents threw it out a few years back. Still a little pissed about that.
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    Not Christmas, but my birthday in the middle of the summer. Too cold and snowy in the winter to get my first bike.

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    Yeup! A brown 3 speed Montgomery Wards with 27" wheels! Seat all the way down and I had to mount using a planter or a step since it was so much taller than me that when I pedaled, at the bottom of stroke my toes *barely* touched the pedals for the first almost 6 months! It was also the bike I learned to ride on! I was TERRIFIED to go down hill on that sucker!
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    Schwinn Stringray, probably around 1970 or so. It was metallic purple and gorgeous. A few months after I got it, it was stolen from our yard. We eventually recovered it, but the thief had painted it flat black. My brothers and I (mostly my brothers) stripped the frame, repainted it a beautiful blue, and reassembled it.

    It was stolen again shortly thereafter, and never recovered.

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    I did. I was 8. It was a J.C. Higgins with 24" wheels and a coaster brake. Eventually I sold it with the intention of buying a used 26" bike from a friend's brother. When I went to make the deal, however, he wanted $5.00 more than I had so I was without a bike for about 8 years until I got into college.

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    That's a cute photo of Machka.. Yep.. Me, too; but I think i was more like 7..
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    Probably not Christmas, since I remember being sized for it at the store, so more likely for my birthday a month after Christmas. J. C. Higgins. Must've been a 24". And probably about 1960, maybe '61.

    Radagast the Beige-and-Black was a Christmas present to myself one year ago.
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    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
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    A blue Schwinn Stingray for me too, Christmas of 1969 or 1970. Easily one of my most memorable gifts.

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    Yes, I did. A Trek Navigator. I bought it myself, when I was a youngster of 40. And December 24, 2006, I took my first ever bike ride, complete with crash avoiding a mailbox.

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    I didn't get my first bike for Christmas, but I did my second. Got a Schwinn Corvette, mid-weight, with 3 speeds in 1958 when I was 13. I thought I was really uptown. Wish I still had that bike.
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