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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Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike gray ghost pedals
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike gray ghost pedals
$150.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 2m
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Schwinn Stingray S-2 Rear Wheel With 2 Speed
Schwinn Stingray S-2 Rear Wheel With 2 Speed
$250.00
Time Remaining: 23d 17h 22m
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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
$168.75
Time Remaining: 27d 10h 59m
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 VTG TOOL BAG SCHWINN TAG  APPLE/ORANGE COTTON KRATE STINGRAY
VTG TOOL BAG SCHWINN TAG APPLE/ORANGE COTTON KRATE STINGRAY
$165.00
Time Remaining: 27d 16h 49m
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ORIGINAL NOS SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE COMPLETE SPEEDOMETER ASSEMBLY IN DISPLAY BOX
ORIGINAL NOS SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE COMPLETE SPEEDOMETER ASSEMBLY IN DISPLAY BOX
$450.00
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 43m
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Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Shifter Karate Fastback 1967 1968
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Shifter Karate Fastback 1967 1968
$160.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 7m
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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: 28d 10h 20m
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Original 1967 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
Original 1967 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
$615.00
Time Remaining: 13d 14h 10m
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1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Project L$$k
1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Project L$$k
$399.00
Time Remaining: 12d 2h 23m
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Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike Raleigh chopper bicycle radio am fm
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike Raleigh chopper bicycle radio am fm
$250.00
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 4m
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SCHWINN ORIGINAL KRATE  GOODYEAR GRASSHOPPER SLICK !!  Stingray Picker Atom S2
SCHWINN ORIGINAL KRATE GOODYEAR GRASSHOPPER SLICK !! Stingray Picker Atom S2
$295.00
Time Remaining: 1h 24m
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Vintage 1957 Schwinn Cruiser Frame Tank 24
Vintage 1957 Schwinn Cruiser Frame Tank 24" Hornet Stingray Badge Klunker Boys
$225.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 25m
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1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ramshorn Bars 67 Stem
1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ramshorn Bars 67 Stem
$200.00
Time Remaining: 18d 23h 3m
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NOS Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger SEAT silver-glo
NOS Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger SEAT silver-glo
$190.00
Time Remaining: 21d 12h 12m
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original Schwinn RAMSHORN Fastback Handle Bar Stingray
original Schwinn RAMSHORN Fastback Handle Bar Stingray
$175.00
Time Remaining: 7d 11h 50m
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schwinn stingray 2
schwinn stingray 2
$150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 6m
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED DEEP TUFTED SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT!!
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED DEEP TUFTED SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT!!
$295.00
Time Remaining: 16d 12h 47m
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VINTAGE 1975 Schwinn Stingray - TRUE BARN FIND / PROJECT BIKE FOR RESTORATION !
VINTAGE 1975 Schwinn Stingray - TRUE BARN FIND / PROJECT BIKE FOR RESTORATION !
$300.00
Time Remaining: 29d 9h 34m
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1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY GREY GHOST 5 SPEED, LEMON APPLE PEA ETC 5 SPEED FRAME L$$K
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY GREY GHOST 5 SPEED, LEMON APPLE PEA ETC 5 SPEED FRAME L$$K
$225.00
Time Remaining: 7d 10h
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 SCHWINN Stingray / Krate *** NOS *** Pumpkin Head Light 05-712 Ball light ***
SCHWINN Stingray / Krate *** NOS *** Pumpkin Head Light 05-712 Ball light ***
$349.95
Time Remaining: 9d 20h 52m
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Original 1975 Schwinn Stingray
Original 1975 Schwinn Stingray
$375.00
Time Remaining: 20d 11h 29m
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Very nice set 20
Very nice set 20"Original Schwinn Stingray bicycle wheels w/Schwinn tires
$150.00
Time Remaining: 23d 19h 8m
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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
$170.00
Time Remaining: 11d 9h 25m
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schwinn stingray
schwinn stingray
$250.00
Time Remaining: 18d 20h 13m
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Schwinn Bicycle 1971 Stingray & Krate Pedals-Vintage Originals NOS - Bike
Schwinn Bicycle 1971 Stingray & Krate Pedals-Vintage Originals NOS - Bike
$150.00
Time Remaining: 13d 11h 59m
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 Schwinn Stingray Grey Ghost Krate Dec. of 1971Disc All Original Re-Stored  Nice
Schwinn Stingray Grey Ghost Krate Dec. of 1971Disc All Original Re-Stored Nice
$3,250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 50m
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1970 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Apple Crate Sting Ray Krate
1970 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Apple Crate Sting Ray Krate
$640.00
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 39m
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1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER BICYCLE 5-SPEED CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER BICYCLE 5-SPEED CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL PAINT
$215.00
Time Remaining: 10d 10h 49m
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Schwinn Stingray1965 all origenal Mfg.Sept. 30.th of 1965 Restored,
Schwinn Stingray1965 all origenal Mfg.Sept. 30.th of 1965 Restored,
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 27m
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1971 SCHWINN APPLE  KRATE  STINGRAY
1971 SCHWINN APPLE KRATE STINGRAY
$1,250.00
Time Remaining: 13d 17h 47m
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Schwinn Stingray Bicentennial 1976
Schwinn Stingray Bicentennial 1976
$550.00
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 55m
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schwinn stingray deluxe bicycle
schwinn stingray deluxe bicycle
$600.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 26m
Schwinn Stingray Manta Ray 24
Schwinn Stingray Manta Ray 24" 1972 Disc Brake Complete Restoration
$2,899.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 22m
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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!
$199.99
Time Remaining: 13d 12h 32m
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Schwinn Stingray Fastback? Ramhorn
Schwinn Stingray Fastback? Ramhorn
$1,100.00
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 19m
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Schwinn  DeLuxe Stingray 1966 Mfg. October  of 1966 All Original Restored,
Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray 1966 Mfg. October of 1966 All Original Restored,
$2,299.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 21m
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1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY PEA PICKER 5 SPEED BICYCLE
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY PEA PICKER 5 SPEED BICYCLE
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 14d 19h 42m
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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
$400.00
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 14m
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1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY GREY GHOST 5 SPEED BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB ORIGINAL
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY GREY GHOST 5 SPEED BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB ORIGINAL
$155.00
Time Remaining: 28d 19h 56m
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Original Schwinn Stingray - Orange Krate - c.1968 - 5 Speed - RARE!
Original Schwinn Stingray - Orange Krate - c.1968 - 5 Speed - RARE!
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 24d 14h 51m
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Schwinn Stingray Scrambler 1978
Schwinn Stingray Scrambler 1978
$249.99
Time Remaining: 17h 26m
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED original sunset orange paint
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED original sunset orange paint
$749.99
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 50m
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schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 17d 13h 23m
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Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
$300.00
Time Remaining: 28d 20h 10m
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Schwinn Stingray Blue Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Blue Bicycle
$975.00
Time Remaining: 25d 15h 36m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY COTTON PICKER (super nice Original- unmolested) with paperwork!
SCHWINN STINGRAY COTTON PICKER (super nice Original- unmolested) with paperwork!
$6,000.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 11m
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 SCHWINN STINGRAY FAST BACK 5 SPEED, RESTORED MAY OR JUNE 1967
SCHWINN STINGRAY FAST BACK 5 SPEED, RESTORED MAY OR JUNE 1967
$1,600.00
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 53m
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used Schwinn StingRay Krate rear disc brake hub with right&left thread lockrings
used Schwinn StingRay Krate rear disc brake hub with right&left thread lockrings
$187.50
Time Remaining: 16d 22h 40m
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Schwinn Stingray Blue Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Blue Bicycle
$449.99
Time Remaining: 20d 9h 53m
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Schwinn 1978 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1978 Junior Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$349.00
Time Remaining: 17d 21h 9m
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Sears Philadelphia Eagles Muscle Bike Kit Seat Fenders NFL Schwinn Stingray RARE
Sears Philadelphia Eagles Muscle Bike Kit Seat Fenders NFL Schwinn Stingray RARE
$175.00
Time Remaining: 25d 10h 58m
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RARE RED Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady Sting Ray Banana Seat Muscle Bike vtg
RARE RED Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady Sting Ray Banana Seat Muscle Bike vtg
$449.99
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 41m
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1970's All Original Schwinn Stingray Junior Banana Seat Fenders Kick Stand
1970's All Original Schwinn Stingray Junior Banana Seat Fenders Kick Stand
$299.99
Time Remaining: 18d 7h 28m
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1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY VINTAGE BMX
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY VINTAGE BMX
$300.00
Time Remaining: 18d 19h 3m
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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: 24d 19h 30m
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20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy Lowrider S7
$155.00
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 14m
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1979 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray Muscle Bike w/ Banana Seat  LOCAL PICK UP ONLY
1979 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray Muscle Bike w/ Banana Seat LOCAL PICK UP ONLY
$250.00
Time Remaining: 23d 20h 26m
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VINTAGE 1963 RED SCHWINN BICYCLE FRAME FOR ORIGINAL STING RAY STINGRAY E370192
VINTAGE 1963 RED SCHWINN BICYCLE FRAME FOR ORIGINAL STING RAY STINGRAY E370192
$950.00
Time Remaining: 16d 10h
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Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
$325.00
Time Remaining: 22d 20h 13m
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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
$5,895.00
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 39m
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Vintage 1966 1967 20
Vintage 1966 1967 20" Schwinn Stingray SILVER GLOW Banana Seat SMOOTHIE
$179.95
Time Remaining: 14d 15h 4m
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Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$750.00
Time Remaining: 8d 1h 20m
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1966 Schwinn Skipper Stingray 20
1966 Schwinn Skipper Stingray 20" boys bicycle old school BMX vintage typhoon
$300.00
Time Remaining: 25d 19h 26m
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Kids Schwinn StingRay Bicycle W/ Training Wheels 14
Kids Schwinn StingRay Bicycle W/ Training Wheels 14"
$150.00
Time Remaining: 7d 12h 52m
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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: 3d 11h 59m
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Schwinn Stingray Chopper
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
$199.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 13m
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1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER KRATE CHAIN GUARD (ORIGINAL PAINT)
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER KRATE CHAIN GUARD (ORIGINAL PAINT)
$150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $205.00
Schwinn Apple Krate candy apple red Stingray
Schwinn Apple Krate candy apple red Stingray
$699.00
Time Remaining: 26d 21h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $699.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS w/ WhiteWall TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$185.00
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 21m
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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: 20d 20h 23m
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Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 33m
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VINTAGE LATE 60'S SCHWINN 3 SPEED STINGRAY RUNABOUT BICYCLE
VINTAGE LATE 60'S SCHWINN 3 SPEED STINGRAY RUNABOUT BICYCLE
$599.00
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 13m
2007 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 20
2007 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 20" Black Friday Capone Krate White walls
$750.00
Time Remaining: 27d 7h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray H
$185.00
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 18m
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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: 6d 21h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray "Lil Tiger" Kids Bike ! NICE VINTAGE !
$249.95
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 57m
schwinn stingray seat fastback muscle bike banana seat krate
schwinn stingray seat fastback muscle bike banana seat krate
$150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 26m
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old vintage schwinn sales banner flags 25 ft long stingray sting ray krate bike
old vintage schwinn sales banner flags 25 ft long stingray sting ray krate bike
$199.00
Time Remaining: 10d 10h 36m
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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: 15d 22h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED  MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
$395.00
Time Remaining: 17h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $595.00

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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