The Day My Huffy Spyder Bike Was Stolen!

Never was a finer spyder bike built than Schwinn’s 1968 Orange Krate, but my family couldn’t afford one. My budget-priced Huffy gave me endless hours of joy, however — until the day it was stolen! Dimitri Vassilarious and I discuss our beloved bikes on KDKA radio below. A full chapter on spyder bikes and the day I broke my neighborhood record for longest bike jump is discussed in “Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood,” available at

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