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Old 04-15-24, 01:29 PM
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Is this vintage?

I've tried to do some image searches on this but have been unsuccessful. I have not seen a bike with the chainguard attached to the rear fender in this way. Does anyone recognize the model of this bike and know the approximate age? Thanks!
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I'm no authority on this stuff, but it did remind me of a Sears Stingray that I used to ride (boy, was it heavy!).
A search pulls up this CABE thread, and post #8 shows a bike with the same sort of fender & chainguard.

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It's probably vintage, but may not be. BITD (meaning before 1970, give or take) about a gazillion bikes very similar to this were used by about a gazillion paper boys back when there still were paper boys and the 10-speed bike boom hadn't quite hit yet.
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My thought also on Sears. Google Sears Spyder for pics. I had a 24” banana seat 5 speed with top tube stick shift. I think there were also 20”. Probably made by Murray or Huffy.

Web pic; not mine, but very similar. Mine had a front brake. My brother had this dual rear brake one in blue. 24” models that were fast compared to 20” bikes.



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That's a beautiful chainguard.
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