Eventually, the Stingray evolved into the BMX bike with somewhat shorter handlebars, a single saddle, and beefy rims.
BMX bikes are used for dirt racing, jumps and tricks.
Other components including the hubs, derailleurs, bar end shifters, crankset, dropouts, seat post, and brakes are all Italian Campagnolo, perhaps the most prestigious name in cycling components.
Campagnolo will celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2008.
Many older bikes are still quite useable and still satisfy the casual recreational user.