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 :)

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 :)

Makes me smile - banana seat - I used to have a bike with one of these on it!!

Makes me smile - banana seat - I used to have a bike with one of these on it!!

Banana Seat Bike, boy this makes me want to scan a pix of my bike with a banana seat from the 70s!

Banana Seat Bike, boy this makes me want to scan a pix of my bike with a banana seat from the 70s!

1971-xx-xx Sears Christmas Catalog P228 by Wishbook, via Flickr

1971-xx-xx Sears Christmas Catalog P228 by Wishbook, via Flickr

Banana seat bikes

Baby Trend - Nursery Center Playard, Deluxe Havenwood

Banana seat bikes

Many a mile along a dirt road...a few cards and straws for noise.. lead me to the Harley today....

Many a mile along a dirt road...a few cards and straws for noise.. lead me to the Harley today....

Banana seat bike...mine was lime green with streamers:)

Banana seat bike...mine was lime green with streamers:)

banana seat and basket...oh, and the fur lined hood! My bike was purple...was so proud of it !

banana seat and basket...oh, and the fur lined hood! My bike was purple...was so proud of it !

Damned cissy bar!!-- Nearly killed myself when my pea coat slipped down the cissy bar & the bike & I went ass over teakettle down Maple St hill, 1971. Missed an entire month of school & my left knee's STILL messed up!! :-(

Damned cissy bar!!-- Nearly killed myself when my pea coat slipped down the cissy bar & the bike & I went ass over teakettle down Maple St hill, 1971. Missed an entire month of school & my left knee's STILL messed up!! :-(

My bike as a kid was a Schwinn Stingray much like this one, except mine was orange and had one of those solid slick tires on the back.

My bike as a kid was a Schwinn Stingray much like this one, except mine was orange and had one of those solid slick tires on the back.

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