The Schwinn Stingray with a banana seat was cool

The trend in bike for local kids in my late 1970s neighborhood was BMX or 'dirt bikes,' but one of my neighbors had the Stingray with the stick shift and daaaaaaamn if it wasn't badass. There was no bike that gave a more 'free-spirit on the open road' feel to cruising around a suburban neighborhood than the Stingray.

This YT video made we want to go try and hop my bike up and down curbs.