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(CNN)   What was popular in the Summer of '64? Beatles, Bikinis, and bullet bras. It was a simpler era   (cnn.com) divider line 39
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2014-07-02 12:48:22 PM  
So tell me more about these bikinis and bras
 
2014-07-02 01:55:12 PM  
Great, even the tatas look like penises in the past.
 
2014-07-02 01:59:39 PM  
In the early 1970s, I had a Sting-Ray(ish) with a high sissybar and a 5-speed suicide shifter.

Kinda like this one:
www.jmooneyham.com
Except mine was green.
 
2014-07-02 02:04:54 PM  
I was born in the summer of '64.
 
2014-07-02 02:09:14 PM  

give me doughnuts: In the early 1970s, I had a Sting-Ray(ish) with a high sissybar and a 5-speed suicide shifter.

Kinda like this one:
[www.jmooneyham.com image 494x368]
Except mine was green.


I had a black one.  No brakes on the handle bars though.
 
2014-07-02 02:10:56 PM  
This is gonna be a "bullet bra" image thread right?
 
2014-07-02 02:12:49 PM  
Madonna did all 3 for us in 1990...
i.imgur.com
/schwing!
 
2014-07-02 02:13:12 PM  
By the mid 70's, we couldn't get all that shiat off our bikes fast enough. The era of BMX had started and has never left.
 
2014-07-02 02:15:57 PM  

give me doughnuts: In the early 1970s, I had a Sting-Ray(ish) with a high sissybar and a 5-speed suicide shifter.

Kinda like this one:
[www.jmooneyham.com image 494x368]
Except mine was green.


The cute tomboy next door had one just like that. Thanks. Brings back all sorts of memories. The sun. The fun. Most of all the smells of  Summer.
 
2014-07-02 02:25:12 PM  

JustHereForThePics: By the mid 70's, we couldn't get all that shiat off our bikes fast enough. The era of BMX had started and has never left.


Yeah.  The shock and the shifter got in the way.  I had this in blue:

thmb.inkfrog.com
 
2014-07-02 02:32:21 PM  
I was born in 1985, and I have always wondered what life was like back in those good ol' days.
 
2014-07-02 02:33:42 PM  
fap.to
 
2014-07-02 02:36:46 PM  

Muta: JustHereForThePics: By the mid 70's, we couldn't get all that shiat off our bikes fast enough. The era of BMX had started and has never left.

Yeah.  The shock and the shifter got in the way.  I had this in blue:

[thmb.inkfrog.com image 450x337]



You guys were lucky. I had the Sears knock-off, just like this one. Behold, the 1969 Columbia Playbike:

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-02 02:39:11 PM  

djfsu7re0nxn3.cloudfront.net



or

www.cloutlet2013.com


/I, for one, hope this high waist thing goes away
 
2014-07-02 02:46:03 PM  

kdawg7736: I was born in 1985, and I have always wondered what life was like back in those good ol' days.


i can still remember good old Mr. Fender, who ran the corner grocery store. Always treated me nice gave me kindly advice.

I don't know why I set fire to his place.
 
2014-07-02 02:54:32 PM  
Ah, how I long for the banana seat, sissy bar, & ape hangers on my penny farthing.

/Yes, I was kidding, but GIS found one. Never under estimate the interwebs.
www.ichibike.com
 
2014-07-02 02:54:52 PM  
I farking love bullet bras! I wish they were still in vogue.
 
2014-07-02 03:00:50 PM  

Fano: kdawg7736: I was born in 1985, and I have always wondered what life was like back in those good ol' days.

i can still remember good old Mr. Fender, who ran the corner grocery store. Always treated me nice gave me kindly advice.

I don't know why I set fire to his place.


Do you remember sweet Michelle?
She was my high school romance
She was fun to talk to and nice to smell
So I took her to the homecoming dance

Then I tied her to a chair
And I shaved off all her hair
And I left her in the desert all alone

And sometimes in my dreams
I can still hear hear screams
Oh I wonder if she ever made it home?
 
2014-07-02 03:13:56 PM  

give me doughnuts: In the early 1970s, I had a Sting-Ray(ish) with a high sissybar and a 5-speed suicide shifter.

Kinda like this one:
[www.jmooneyham.com image 494x368]
Except mine was green.


A fairly close paraphrase of something I read long ago in some bike information literature, regarding the sissy bar:

"Sooner or later you will want to get off your bike in the worst way, which you will then do."
 
2014-07-02 03:39:45 PM  

Spaceballer: Fano: kdawg7736: I was born in 1985, and I have always wondered what life was like back in those good ol' days.

i can still remember good old Mr. Fender, who ran the corner grocery store. Always treated me nice gave me kindly advice.

I don't know why I set fire to his place.

Do you remember sweet Michelle?
She was my high school romance
She was fun to talk to and nice to smell
So I took her to the homecoming dance

Then I tied her to a chair
And I shaved off all her hair
And I left her in the desert all alone

And sometimes in my dreams
I can still hear hear screams
Oh I wonder if she ever made it home?


The years go by but the memory stays, and those were the good old days.
 
2014-07-02 03:41:59 PM  
So that is where they got their name:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-02 04:06:01 PM  

give me doughnuts: In the early 1970s, I had a Sting-Ray(ish) with a high sissybar and a 5-speed suicide shifter.

Kinda like this one:
[www.jmooneyham.com image 494x368]
Except mine was green.


mine was almost that one and mine was red
 
2014-07-02 04:15:15 PM  
One of the things that surprises me is the nostalgia for 50 yo music (the Stones obviously milking that for all it's worth)

But even quite trivial things like the Abbey Rd pedestrian crossing

There's a live webcam on the crossing (pointing the 'other' way) and most days, particularly on weekends, you can see people posing for photos on the crossing

http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing
 
2014-07-02 04:31:36 PM  

Li'l Robbie: I was born in the summer of '64.


I'm surrounded by children!
/Winter '63.
 
2014-07-02 04:33:06 PM  

Banned on the Run: [djfsu7re0nxn3.cloudfront.net image 425x553]

or

[www.cloutlet2013.com image 424x572]
/I, for one, hope this high waist thing goes away


yeah, it can be a little silly.  i think it's a mistake when a person decides they will make themselves look worse for the sake of being in the fashion.
 
2014-07-02 04:35:54 PM  

Banned on the Run: [djfsu7re0nxn3.cloudfront.net image 425x553]

or

[www.cloutlet2013.com image 424x572]
/I, for one, hope this high waist thing goes away


img.fark.net

Ain't nothing wrong with that. More skin doesn't always make it sexier. It also has to compliment the model's figure.
 
2014-07-02 04:38:40 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Banned on the Run: [djfsu7re0nxn3.cloudfront.net image 425x553]

or

[www.cloutlet2013.com image 424x572]
/I, for one, hope this high waist thing goes away

yeah, it can be a little silly.  i think it's a mistake when a person decides they will make themselves look worse for the sake of being in the fashion.


They should stop following fashion and start following fashion
 
2014-07-02 04:47:19 PM  

Rockman64: You guys were lucky. I had the Sears knock-off, just like this one. Behold, the 1969 Columbia Playbike:


Me too, only in powder blue.

Man, we're a bunch of old farts in here.
 
2014-07-02 05:02:11 PM  
As someone who was born in the Spring of '64, my most popular things that Summer were

pooping
sucking bottle
chewing on stuff
pooping
sucking bottle
pooping
pooping

give me doughnuts: In the early 1970s, I had a Sting-Ray(ish) with a high sissybar and a 5-speed suicide shifter.

Kinda like this one:
[www.jmooneyham.com image 494x368]
Except mine was green.


Banana seats were so awesome.
 
2014-07-02 05:27:57 PM  
www.americandreamcars.com

No love for the 1964 1/2 Mustang?
 
2014-07-02 05:58:15 PM  

fawlty: Rockman64: You guys were lucky. I had the Sears knock-off, just like this one. Behold, the 1969 Columbia Playbike:

Me too, only in powder blue.

Man, we're a bunch of old farts in here.

,

I had one in gold, and I remember rubbing cartoon Beatles Yellow Submarine transfers on it.
 
2014-07-02 05:59:48 PM  
StrikitRich:

No love for the 1964 1/2 Mustang?

Came for this, and surprised it took this long. Not surprised it was left out of TFA, because CNN.

/not every high school or junior high whose mascot is the "Mustangs" first opened in the second half of the '60s, but I'll bet the percentage is way high.
 
2014-07-02 06:07:58 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Li'l Robbie: I was born in the summer of '64.

I'm surrounded by children!
/Winter '63.


I know how you feel.
/Spring '60
 
2014-07-02 06:22:22 PM  

Li'l Robbie: I was born in the summer of '64.


I was conceived in the summer of '64.
 
2014-07-02 06:42:27 PM  

kdawg7736: I was born in 1985, and I have always wondered what life was like back in those good ol' days.


There was a lot less air conditioning, especially in homes and cars. Most cars were American, and a huge chunk of the ones that weren't were VW Beetles. Japanese cars wouldn't start showing up in any kind of quantity for at least a year, and they wouldn't really be common for a few years after that. Nickels and dimes actually bought stuff, and half-dollars were in regular circulation. Shopping malls were a newish thing, and to some degree so were discount stores (all those regional chains that eventually got killed off by Walmart). Supermarkets were a lot smaller than they are now; they didn't have pharmacies, in-store bakeries or floral departments. Supermarkets were generally closed on Sundays, as were department stores and most other retail stores. Most supermarkets and many gas stations gave out trading stamps with purchases; they could be pasted into books and redeemed for things like folding tables and toasters. Most people's TV sets were black and white, and even cities as big as Philadelphia had only three commercial stations and an underfunded educational channel (both of these would start to change in the next year or so). The great majority of radio listeners tuned in to AM stations; FM stations were just starting to adopt stereo, and most of their listeners were either hi-fi enthusiasts or jazz or classical music fans. Recorded music was essentially all on vinyl discs; 8-tracks and cassettes (and some other tape formats that didn't last) were at least a couple years away.

In five to ten years, quite a lot of this and more would have changed, some of it so much as to be unrecognizable. (All of this is of course from a US observer.)
 
6M
2014-07-02 07:20:34 PM  
I was lucky. US Army here I come! Drafted.  Too poor to avoid the draft.
 
2014-07-02 07:22:30 PM  

rick42: StrikitRich:

No love for the 1964 1/2 Mustang?

Came for this, and surprised it took this long. Not surprised it was left out of TFA, because CNN.

/not every high school or junior high whose mascot is the "Mustangs" first opened in the second half of the '60s, but I'll bet the percentage is way high.


Keep in mind the story was probably written by a summer intern who can't remember anything before 1994, much less 1964.
 
2014-07-03 09:36:43 AM  

TV's Vinnie: As someone who was born in the Spring of '64, my most popular things that Summer were

pooping
sucking bottle
chewing on stuff
pooping
sucking bottle
pooping
pooping

give me doughnuts: In the early 1970s, I had a Sting-Ray(ish) with a high sissybar and a 5-speed suicide shifter.

Kinda like this one:
[www.jmooneyham.com image 494x368]
Except mine was green.

Banana seats were so awesome.


So not much has changed for  you?
 
2014-07-03 09:39:18 AM  
I was 12, and remember thinking that women's breasts must be pointy, because that's the kind of bras they wore. Later I found out only some of 'em were.
 
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