Nearby was a parking lot with two light standards that defined the apices of an oval track, with a bicycle lap time similar to the stock car lap time at the county fair 1/4 mile oval. Over the years I accumulated several or many (don't remember) skinned elbows and knees from wiping out in the turns, after striking a pedal or losing it on some sand. The Schwinn Speedster never complained.
Ha! Inox! Dad bought a similar bike for me, don't remember the brand name on it. Stingray knockoff, right? I rode it a few miles, and parts like the brake calipers and derailleur and fenders started working loose. Some of these had the weird and vaguely cheap-sounding name Shimano! I think it wasn't comfortable either and handled poorly, as if the headset was too tight maybe; it's so long ago I don't remember. We took it back to the dept. store where we bought it. Then, got my black, camelback, single-speed Speedster. It was the best bike Dad could afford. In those days single speed coaster brakes bikes were normal and common. After that experience with derailleur and caliper brakes, I was very happy with one speed, and with the Schwinn's comfort and handling.
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