” James J. Varela | 1 reviewer made a similar statement Liz Fried captures the look and feel of the musclebike era in her book.chae young han
She details the inception and development of the Sting-Ray craze, but doesn't provide the necessary details for collectors to use this book as a reference.raw vs smackdown caw mode
Was this review helpful to you? I have no idea if the author, Liz, is male or female. The author's gender is not relevant. I call this book good but not great because it takes a fluff and fold approach to the topic and really never progresses beyond the level of casual when it comes to research.
If you are interested in the subject of Schwinn Stingrays you will find this book informative but not all that well written. If you are a collector of Stingrays then you probably already know most of this book's content simply having spent time reading the different online forums that cover the topic of Schwinn bicycles in general.
Unfortunately most of this information remains esoteric as it is enjoyed only by a small collection of very dedicated enthusiasts.
For a comparison read a copy of "Original Porsche 911" by Peter Morgan and the difference between a serious reference work and Fried's book will become quite clear. rachael ray maxum
For those that grew up during the 60's and 70's it will be a pleasant walk down memory lane.
For other readers those passages of the text will seem less than important unless they dream of living in the 60's.
The content does repeat at times and the entire text shows the earmarks of being self-edited. Overall the book deserves a place on the shelf of anyone interested in the Stingray not only as a unique, trend-setting bicycle but as the social icon it has deservedly become.
In the end Fried's book does provide the Schwinn Stingray with that. If for no other reason buy a copy now while they are still affordable.