Just to place everything into perspective. First, there was the mother of 'em all, the Cruiser. Al Fritz observed the Cruiser being used like mountain bikes, and children's 20in bikes, being modified (complete with riser handlebars and banana seats), and being used as dirt bikes, in California. He then brainstormed the Sting-Ray from his ingenious imagination, by artistically merging the concepts, together. After the birth of the Sting-Ray, came the BMX.
Therefore, without the Cruiser, there would be no Sting-Ray. Without the Sting-Ray, there most probably would be no BMX, either. Therefore, I think it's safe to say, that we can credit Al Fritz with both the Sting-Ray model and BMX enthusiasm. Al Fritz, was indeed a great contributor to the cycling world. There ain't no mistaking that fact, for sure!
Cruiser ---> Al Fritz ---> Sting Ray ---> BMX
Last edited by Cfiber; 05-12-13 at 11:43 AM.