As I sit here with a torn biceps, I have a lot of thinking time. I had to promise Ortho #1 "no biking" and "take it easy." Well, it ain't so easy.
So, I was wondering about my first "big kid" bike. I don't even know what brand it was. Maybe some of you can help. The year was 1970 or so. I was 4-5 years old. The bike came from Mongomery Ward. It was used. I remember it had a gold head badge similar to this Peugeot poster.
However, I doubt it was a Peugeot. As I recall, looking at it in the store, it was medium to dark blue, had a standard saddle, and a sort of BMX handle bar without the cross support. I really wanted a Schwinn crate bike. So, when I got the bike as a present, ape hanger bars, and a banana seat with a sissy bar had been installed. The bike was 20 inch wheel, with a coaster brake. Later, I stole my brothers long Esso Tiger grips.
I have looked and looked, I cannot establish what brand of bike this was. Can anyone help?
And what was your first big kid bike?