And there it is... My very first bike. Only, mine had a white basket on the front with retro neon colored daisies, streamers, and my dad put those neon rainbow colored spoke decorations on so my bike would jingle as I rode. ;)
You were the "bomb" if you owned a banana seat bike, just like today if a young person has a car first everyone wants to mooch a ride :)
Mine was this color, same seat, but I had streamers and a with basket on the front with flowers on it, and a bell. =)
Bikes! Sears Wish Book. 1972. I had a purple and white one...can't recall if it was called Miss America or Princess...but it was one of those...man did I feel groovy when I rode mine...LOL I was only 10! Lol Banana seat, streamers out the handle bars, put those color tubes on spokes that make noise as the wheels turned...the 70's had the best bikes and toys! :)
Banana Seat bikes - Mine was sparkly purple with an extra tall sissy bar, tall handle bars, a basket, and a knob gearshift. It was the best bike in the neighborhood for pulling "waterskiing" skateboarders.
Raleigh Chopper - I never actually owned one but some of my friends did and allowed me to ride one sometimes. I coveted one dearly.
Vintage Green Beauty - I had a banana seat bike just like this! Mine was pink and yellow though!
I'm thinking this may have been my first bike. It was green, it was a Huffy & I was SO surprised!!!
tricked out and ready to ride!
Banana Seat Bike - No 70's childhood was complete without it