Vintage Schwinn Stingray

 

This  vintage Schwinn Stingray bicycle is complete with all original parts and paint and still in excellent condition. We rescued it (along with a Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady) from a barn and spent many, many hours cleaning and detailing it back to great shape. After all was done, the most significant cosmetic damage was a series of scratches down the left side of the sissy bar. The original Schwinn Stingray tires were tested (rode it around the neighborhood), but there was some crackling from dryrot on the walls. The sparkling blue banana seat had two tiny pinhole nicks in the lower right side, otherwise in perfect condition. There was virtually no rust on this Schwinn Sting Ray bike and it looked absolutely amazing after 33+ years of terrible storage conditions. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see more pics. The beautiful sparkle blue mid-70s vintage Schwinn Stingray got an opening bid of $300 exactly 23 minutes after it was listed.It sold to a very happy individual for about $400.00. Below are more fine examples of this highly-sought-after American Classic.

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Vintage Bicycle Mag Wheel Kit-NOS for Schwinn Stingray Rear S-2 - RARE ACCESSORY
Vintage Bicycle Mag Wheel Kit-NOS for Schwinn Stingray Rear S-2 - RARE ACCESSORY
$300.00
Time Remaining: 24d 14h 29m
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SCHWINN VINTAGE KRATE FRAME !! 1971 Stingray Picker Ghost Atom S2 Orange Apple
SCHWINN VINTAGE KRATE FRAME !! 1971 Stingray Picker Ghost Atom S2 Orange Apple
$189.00
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 21m
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1981 Schwinn Stingray Tornado Shorty BMX Astabula COOL
1981 Schwinn Stingray Tornado Shorty BMX Astabula COOL
$199.95
Time Remaining: 29d 16h 32m
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SCHWINN VINTAGE KRATE POGO SEAT POLE RARE 1968 !! Peeler Picker Stingray Atom
SCHWINN VINTAGE KRATE POGO SEAT POLE RARE 1968 !! Peeler Picker Stingray Atom
$325.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 56m
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SCHWINN 1966 COPPERTONE 3 SPEED STINGRAY SWEET 100% ORIGINAL PAINT SURVIVOR WOW
SCHWINN 1966 COPPERTONE 3 SPEED STINGRAY SWEET 100% ORIGINAL PAINT SURVIVOR WOW
$3,150.00
Time Remaining: 18d 17h 35m
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Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike vintage nos
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike vintage nos
$550.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 16m
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1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER  5 SPEED FRAME AND CHAINGUARD NICE L$$K!!!
1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 5 SPEED FRAME AND CHAINGUARD NICE L$$K!!!
$350.00
Time Remaining: 21d 16h 39m
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Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe Chrome Front Fender 1964 1965 1966 **BEAUTIFUL**
Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe Chrome Front Fender 1964 1965 1966 **BEAUTIFUL**
$199.95
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 13m
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shifter Derailer & Cable Fastback Krate Works
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shifter Derailer & Cable Fastback Krate Works
$180.00
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 58m
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Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$155.00
Time Remaining: 29d 9h 51m
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Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 15m
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1968 Schwinn stingray fastback silver glitter banana seat **mint**
1968 Schwinn stingray fastback silver glitter banana seat **mint**
$239.99
Time Remaining: 28d 16h 43m
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1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK RAMS HORN  5 SPEED CHROME HANDLE BARS NICE SHAPE
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK RAMS HORN 5 SPEED CHROME HANDLE BARS NICE SHAPE
$155.55
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 25m
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1973 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Survivor Great Chrome Ready For Paint
1973 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Survivor Great Chrome Ready For Paint
$779.95
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 6m
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Vintage Schwinn 1969 Stingray Fastback 5-speed Stik-Shift Model
Vintage Schwinn 1969 Stingray Fastback 5-speed Stik-Shift Model
$650.00
Time Remaining: 26d 14h 52m
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1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED FRAME AND CHAINGUARD COOPER TONE ORIGINAL
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED FRAME AND CHAINGUARD COOPER TONE ORIGINAL
$161.50
Time Remaining: 8d 9h 36m
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1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE  5 SPEED, ORANGE LEMON PEA ETC 5 SPEED FRAME
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY APPLE KRATE 5 SPEED, ORANGE LEMON PEA ETC 5 SPEED FRAME
$165.00
Time Remaining: 8d 14h 41m
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Rare Early 66 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 28 Hole Blue Bendix 2 Speed
Rare Early 66 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 28 Hole Blue Bendix 2 Speed
$274.99
Time Remaining: 23d 10h 50m
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stingray krate Fastback vintage bike schwinn shifter 5 speed 8 ball stick 1973
stingray krate Fastback vintage bike schwinn shifter 5 speed 8 ball stick 1973
$230.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 28m
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vintage Schwinn Krate bicycle front Atom DRUM BRAKE HUB 24 hole Stingray
vintage Schwinn Krate bicycle front Atom DRUM BRAKE HUB 24 hole Stingray
$199.99
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 29m
1963/64 Schwinn Stingray Handlebars Handlebar Early Muscle S2 Bike
1963/64 Schwinn Stingray Handlebars Handlebar Early Muscle S2 Bike
$184.95
Time Remaining: 11d 15h 25m
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1970-1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK APPLE PEA LEMON ETC 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY
1970-1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK APPLE PEA LEMON ETC 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY
$157.42
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 1m
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1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 3 SPEED FRAME FRONT FORK  AND CHAIN GUARD NICE
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 3 SPEED FRAME FRONT FORK AND CHAIN GUARD NICE
$185.00
Time Remaining: 8d 14h 42m
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1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE  5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY RARE NICE L$$K
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY RARE NICE L$$K
$155.00
Time Remaining: 25d 10h 43m
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vintage schwinn stingray  Fastback, 5 speed 1974
vintage schwinn stingray Fastback, 5 speed 1974
$190.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 55m
1969 schwinn stingray
1969 schwinn stingray
$650.00
Time Remaining: 23d 6h 6m
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1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY SMOOTH COVER 1 YEAR ONLY
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY SMOOTH COVER 1 YEAR ONLY
$161.02
Time Remaining: 16d 8h 16m
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 Androck Bike Accessory for Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Baseball Bat Holder-NOS
Androck Bike Accessory for Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Baseball Bat Holder-NOS
$200.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 15m
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VINTAGE 1969-70 SCHWINN BICYCLE STING RAY STINGRAY .ORIGINAL
VINTAGE 1969-70 SCHWINN BICYCLE STING RAY STINGRAY .ORIGINAL
$176.00
Time Remaining: 14d 14h 51m
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VINTAGE 1966 SCHWINN BICYCLE STING RAY STINGRAY S/N JB36179 .ORIGINAL
VINTAGE 1966 SCHWINN BICYCLE STING RAY STINGRAY S/N JB36179 .ORIGINAL
$299.99
Time Remaining: 13d 14h 51m
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Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Checkerboard Mirror
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Checkerboard Mirror
$150.00
Time Remaining: 18d 13h 11m
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NOS Schwinn Stingray Banana seat 1970s fastback stingray muscle bike krate
NOS Schwinn Stingray Banana seat 1970s fastback stingray muscle bike krate
$280.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 3m
schwinn stingray fairlady
schwinn stingray fairlady
$175.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 47m
NOS schwinn stingray banana seat 1970s muscle bike bicycle krate fastback
NOS schwinn stingray banana seat 1970s muscle bike bicycle krate fastback
$300.00
Time Remaining: 15d 21h 14m
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Schwinn Fastback Stingray 1966 5-Speed Stik Shift Blue
Schwinn Fastback Stingray 1966 5-Speed Stik Shift Blue
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $1,800.00
Schwinn Stingray Windshield - Vintage Original krate bicycle bike rare accessory
Schwinn Stingray Windshield - Vintage Original krate bicycle bike rare accessory
$350.00
Time Remaining: 22d 11h 56m
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Vtg 1974 ? Girls SCHWINN STINGRAY PIXIE Bicycle & Training Wheels PICK UP ONLY
Vtg 1974 ? Girls SCHWINN STINGRAY PIXIE Bicycle & Training Wheels PICK UP ONLY
$194.01
Time Remaining: 13d 15h 51m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK RAMS HORN  5 SPEED CHROME HANDLE BARS NICE L$$K!
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK RAMS HORN 5 SPEED CHROME HANDLE BARS NICE L$$K!
$189.99
Time Remaining: 10d 12h 43m
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1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY 20
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY 20" WHEELSET..NICE..STAMPED S 7.BENDIX RED STRIPE
$159.00
Time Remaining: 20d 20h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $159.00
Schwinn Bicycle 1970-1973 5 Speed SHIFTER Krate Stingray Stik-Shift w/ OVERLOAD
Schwinn Bicycle 1970-1973 5 Speed SHIFTER Krate Stingray Stik-Shift w/ OVERLOAD
$225.00
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 17m
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Schwinn Stingray Boys Bike,
Schwinn Stingray Boys Bike, " Estate Find " Must See
$199.99
Time Remaining: 16d 4h 39m
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PERMACO METAL FLAKE BANANA SEAT SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK PERSONS MINT CONDITION
PERMACO METAL FLAKE BANANA SEAT SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK PERSONS MINT CONDITION
$220.00
Time Remaining: 26d 8h 1m
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schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 14d 13h 35m
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RARE 1965 black schwinn stingray frame original paint
RARE 1965 black schwinn stingray frame original paint
$995.00
Time Remaining: 25d 14h 13m
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krate stingray schwinn vintage bike front drum wheel springer fork apple orange
krate stingray schwinn vintage bike front drum wheel springer fork apple orange
$575.00
Time Remaining: 7h 41m
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Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$695.00
Time Remaining: 11d 21h 8m
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1970s  schwinn yellow stingray fronhiesers quakertown
1970s schwinn yellow stingray fronhiesers quakertown
$300.00
Time Remaining: 28d 9h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Schwinn 1975 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1975 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$449.00
Time Remaining: 19d 20h 25m
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Schwinn Stingray Chopper
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
$199.00
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 24m
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Schwinn Bicycle Green Banana Polo Seat for 20 inch Stingray Krate Lowrider Bike
Schwinn Bicycle Green Banana Polo Seat for 20 inch Stingray Krate Lowrider Bike
$199.99
Time Remaining: 29d 14h 29m
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Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger  a Boys or Girls bike!      krate stingray huffy
Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger a Boys or Girls bike! krate stingray huffy
$350.00
Time Remaining: 14d 12h 31m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED  MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
$450.00
Time Remaining: 21d 21h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK WORKING SPEEDOMETER W / 20
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK WORKING SPEEDOMETER W / 20" DRIVE+CABLE
$150.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 9m
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schwinn stingray krate sissy strut bar vintage bike old bicycle floating banana
schwinn stingray krate sissy strut bar vintage bike old bicycle floating banana
$230.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 29m
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1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
$3,950.00
Time Remaining: 24d 8h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $3,950.00
SCHWINN 1968 STINGRAY KRATE ORIGINAL POGO SEAT POST
SCHWINN 1968 STINGRAY KRATE ORIGINAL POGO SEAT POST
$250.00
Time Remaining: 14d 5h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Windshield Vintage for Krate Ghost Peeler Picker Sting Ray Stingray Bike
Schwinn Windshield Vintage for Krate Ghost Peeler Picker Sting Ray Stingray Bike
$449.99
Time Remaining: 17d 16h 2m
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Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
$325.00
Time Remaining: 19d 20h 24m
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Vintage 14
Vintage 14" Hot Pink Schwinn Lil Miss Banana Seat Stingray Tiger Pixie Bicycle
$175.00
Time Remaining: 21d 6h 43m
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Vintage 1966 1967 20
Vintage 1966 1967 20" Schwinn Stingray SILVER GLOW Banana Seat SMOOTHIE
$179.95
Time Remaining: 11d 15h 15m
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Vintage 1956 Schwinn SPITFIRE 20
Vintage 1956 Schwinn SPITFIRE 20" Boys MUSCLE BIKE 1963 Stingray Clone RAT ROD
$795.00
Time Remaining: 12h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
 Schwinn Stingray 24
Schwinn Stingray 24" 5 Speed 1968 ? Vintage
$499.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 40m
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy
$185.00
Time Remaining: 22d 6h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
Vintage BLUE 1964 Schwinn J-88 FAIR LADY Stingray Bicycle S7 Original Paint LQQK
Vintage BLUE 1964 Schwinn J-88 FAIR LADY Stingray Bicycle S7 Original Paint LQQK
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 17d 20h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy Lowrider S7
$155.00
Time Remaining: 22d 6h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 19h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
1976 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5-SPEED BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE S2 BLUE KRATE 70S
1976 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5-SPEED BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE S2 BLUE KRATE 70S
$256.00 (43 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 8m
Schwinn Stingray Blue Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Blue Bicycle
$775.00
Time Remaining: 8h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $775.00
Vintage 1960s Schwinn Stingray Violet Glitter 18
Vintage 1960s Schwinn Stingray Violet Glitter 18" Bicycle Banana Seat with Clamp
$199.95
Time Remaining: 22d 14h 58m
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schwinn stingray 1976 customized
schwinn stingray 1976 customized
$150.00
Time Remaining: 19d 19h 37m
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Schwinn Fastback Early 1966 Original Coper tone color Stik Shift 5 Spd Stingray
Schwinn Fastback Early 1966 Original Coper tone color Stik Shift 5 Spd Stingray
$1,400.00
Time Remaining: 27d 18h 26m
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20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS w/ WhiteWall TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$185.00
Time Remaining: 22d 6h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$650.00
Time Remaining: 15d 15h 14m
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Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray 5 Speed Krate Bicycle Muscle Bike ReallyNICE
Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray 5 Speed Krate Bicycle Muscle Bike ReallyNICE
$950.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
1965 Vintage Columbia Playboy '88 Banana Seat Schwinn Stingray 20
1965 Vintage Columbia Playboy '88 Banana Seat Schwinn Stingray 20" Frame Crank
$178.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $178.00
1972 Vintage Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Krate Deluxe Fastback
1972 Vintage Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Krate Deluxe Fastback
$599.00
Time Remaining: 6d 18h 47m
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1968 5-SPEED SHOW QUALITY PAINT. FRAME , DATED FORK, CHAINGUARD
SCHWINN STINGRAY 1968 5-SPEED SHOW QUALITY PAINT. FRAME , DATED FORK, CHAINGUARD
$500.99
Time Remaining: 19h 8m
Vintage 1983 Schwinn Lil Chik girls bike Stingray with Schwinn training wheels
Vintage 1983 Schwinn Lil Chik girls bike Stingray with Schwinn training wheels
$180.00
Time Remaining: 13d 20h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
1970s  schwinn black stingray super deluxe 20
1970s schwinn black stingray super deluxe 20" s7
$400.00
Time Remaining: 28d 9h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00

The Vintage Schwinn Stingray!

vintage schwinn stingrayThe classic vintage Schwinn Stingray we have loved for decades was designed in 1962 by Schwinn's designer Al Fritz. Originally known as Project J-38 (sounds like something out of a James Bond movie), Fritz was inspired to design this now iconic two wheeler after witnessing a California youth subculture trend of customizing bicycles with motorcycle parts. The result was the first Schwinn Stingray, a wild and radical new design in kids' bikes, with huge high rise ape hanger handlebars, long low rider banana seat, shiny chrome accents and, probably the most important innovation to the bicycle as we know it today...the 20 inch wheel. vintage schwinn stingray chain guardA precursor to the BMX bikes kids (and us adults!) still love today, the Schwinn Stingray got a conspicuously slow start in the U.S. marketplace. Imagine being a parent in 1962, in a time when Little Richard and Chuck Berry were still believed to cause riots and civil disobedience! Imagine the horror when your kid asks for this ominous and dangerous looking ride over a 24 inch one-speed cruiser! Will they break their neck? What will the neighbors say? Fortunately, all it took was a few families to succumb to their childrens' wishes, and as soon as the Stingray began hitting the streets, kids across America demanded no substitutes. Within a few years, multiple bike manufacturers, both foreign and domestic, were designing and building their own versions of the Schwinn Stingray!

vintage schwinn stingray banana seatThe vintage Schwinn Stingray can be seen throughout 1960s and 1970s popular culture, print, comics, cartoons, and movies. Schwinn Stingrays are prominently featured, and ridden by a teenage Matt Dillon, in 1979's Over the Edge, the ultimate teen angst film.

The vintage Schwinn Stingray is a highly sought after bicycle. Stingray parts alone can be very desireable. For instance, a good working front hub brake from a Krate Stingray can sell for as much as a complete bicycle, and many people choose to build their vintage Schwinn Stingray from scratch.

 

Let's start the debate over if you should buy a vintage Schwinn Stingray bike or should you buy a new Schwinn? This are difficult questions to figure out this holiday season. To make things easier, let's let these candidates give us a quick opening statement. The Great Schwinn Debate Starts Here...

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHgmLlMy22Q

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