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Schwinn OCC Stingrays - Luv 'em or Hate 'em

Old 07-03-04, 06:11 AM
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Hey everyone,

Just wanted to get your overall impressions on the new OCC Stringrays.

I picked up two (ordered/on the waiting list etc.) from my local indy Schwinn store and I have to say that my two older kids (aged 6 and 8) absolutely love them.

While I'm not overly fond of the mass market approach from Pacific; I would not say that the build quality is as bad as I expected. And the tie into the American Chopper (Discovery Channel) show is pure marketing savy.

Anyway, what's y'alls outlook for this concept ?

Here to stay ? or Passing fad ?

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Old 07-03-04, 07:35 AM
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I haven't seen the bikes, but I do know this:

When a parent buys a bicycle for a kid, the last thing they want to hear is: "I really wanted (xxxxx)." A parent doesn't visualize it as buying hardware, they're paying, and will gladly pay a little extra, to see that wall to wall grin on the kids face. That's the way it's always been and always will be. The marketing gurus know what they're doing.
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There is a whole lowrider/chopper bike subculture that has been around for years. Many people custom build their own.

www.phatcycles.com makes some cool chopper bikes.
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pop culture fad.....but there will always be the underlying fan base.... I have a neighbor that just bought one to tool around on and he absolutely loves it....I just don't see the purpose....but I won't buy something I don't see a direct need for...
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