Banana Seat Bike!  I had one similar to this.  Mine was green and had four leaf clovers on the chain guard and it had a white seat.  It wasn't a 3 speed like I wanted and it didn't have hand brakes like I wanted.  It came from Monkey-Wards too.

Banana seat and butterfly handlebars. In mine was deep purple and white with streamers and purchased at Kmart!

My Schwin Sting-Ray bicycle.  I road it everywhere!

I had a girls Sting-Ray bicycle with really high handle bars and banana seat. I road it everywhere! Mine was royal blue. white banana seat w silver trim, high monkey bar, managed to fall over the handle bars many times

Mine was similar to this. I remember it being white with the multicolored folwer seat and the silly straw basket on the front.

Banana seat bike, plus tassels, and no bike helmet Mine was a deeper purple with a white seat and multi-colored flowers. Loved this bike.

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 :)

Sting-Ray Bike, banana seat, hippy-bar, gear shifter and cool handle bars.

Banana Seat Bike - No 70's childhood was complete without it

Banana Seat Bike - No childhood was complete without it.mine had a flowered seat and awesome streamers on the handlebars and a white basket on front with colourful plastic flowers. It was the best bike ever!

Raleigh Chopper - I never actually owned one but some of my friends did and allowed me to ride one sometimes. I coveted one dearly.

This bike, in an exhibit on British design in San Francisco, affected me at a core level as a kid. BBC - A History of the World - Object : Mark I Raleigh Chopper Bicycle

Me rocking on my banana seat bike 1979

Me rocking on my banana seat bike 1979

Mine was this color, same seat, but I had streamers and a with basket on the front with flowers on it, and a bell. =)

1970's sears spyder muscle bike vintage banana seat bicycle girls

banana seat bikes from the - mine had streamers & a plastic white basket with flowers!

Spent many hours riding a bike like this. Was better with a friend riding behind on the seat. Had to keep your feet out of the spokes if you were the rider! My Dad and I worked on this bike.. from the frame to adding butterfly handle bars to the blue sparkle banana seat... time with my dad ... priceless...

Schwinn Stingray - had one but the frame was a royal blue and the "banana" seat was white with a silver glitter top! Nana wanted this girl's bike, but Santa messed up one year and brought her a red boy's bike.

I'm thinking this may have been my first bike. It was green, it was a Huffy & I was SO surprised!!!

The Schwinn Stingray was all the craze. I built my own from a bike frame, adding a banana seat and monkey handle bars. With my long legs I could set way back on the seat and do all kinds of wheelies.

And there it is... My very first bike. Only, mine had a white basket on the front with retro neon colored daisies, streamers, and my dad put those neon rainbow colored spoke decorations on so my bike would jingle as I rode.  ;)

My very first bike. Only, mine had a white basket on the front with retro neon colored daisies, streamers, and my dad put those neon rainbow colored spoke decorations on so my bike would jingle as a rode.

Mine has teal metal flame paint, the basket with multi-colored plastic flowers on it and a white banana seat with the same flowers painted on it. I would love to have that bike again!

Sears Wish Book. I had a red and white one Banana seat, streamers out the handle bars, put those color tubes on spokes that make noise as the wheels turned.the had the best bikes and toys!

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.

Banana seat bikes with sissy bars & lots of chrome. I had a nice Schwinn girls bicycle. It was stolen from me so my dad bought me another was pink and white and had a banana seat.I loved that bike!

girls original banana bike (All the girls begged for one of these)

I had this bike! same except for the streamers. The banana seat bike with handlebar streamers and a white basket. Every little girls' dream bike, back in the day. And I had one