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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1965 Schwinn Stingray Persons High Loop Sissy Bar Strut Original 65
1965 Schwinn Stingray Persons High Loop Sissy Bar Strut Original 65
$199.99
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 32m
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1970 71 72 73  SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE GHOST PICKER PEELER REAR DERAILLEUR
1970 71 72 73 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE GHOST PICKER PEELER REAR DERAILLEUR
$175.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 13m
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NOS ORIGINAL SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE SPRINGER FORK TRUSS RODS
NOS ORIGINAL SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE SPRINGER FORK TRUSS RODS
$165.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 10m
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2-Schwinn  Stingray  Bike Bicycle Vintage -1-MONEY
2-Schwinn Stingray Bike Bicycle Vintage -1-MONEY
$499.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 31m
1960s SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED
1960s SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED
$400.00
Time Remaining: 12h 43m
Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate 1968
Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate 1968
$999.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 46m
1968 schwinn stingray three speed banana seat bicycle orange
1968 schwinn stingray three speed banana seat bicycle orange
$500.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 21m
1967 Schwinn Fastback Stingray 5 Speed
1967 Schwinn Fastback Stingray 5 Speed
$675.00
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 21m
1978 Schwinn Stingray Pixie
1978 Schwinn Stingray Pixie
$200.00
Time Remaining: 23d 13h 57m
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Schwinn Stingray Krate Bike Front Wheel atom drum
Schwinn Stingray Krate Bike Front Wheel atom drum
$280.00
Time Remaining: 12d 14h 25m
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Schwinn STINGRAY Frame
Schwinn STINGRAY Frame
$159.95
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 13m
Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray
$350.00
Time Remaining: 27d 14h 34m
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1964 1965 Schwinn Stingray Persons High Loop Sissy Bar Strut Original 64 65
1964 1965 Schwinn Stingray Persons High Loop Sissy Bar Strut Original 64 65
$269.99
Time Remaining: 21d 19h 4m
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Vintage NOS Full Size White Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat
Vintage NOS Full Size White Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat
$300.00
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 24m
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1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE PEA ETC 5 SPEED SMOOTH SHIFTER ASSEMBLY 1 YEAR ONLY
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE PEA ETC 5 SPEED SMOOTH SHIFTER ASSEMBLY 1 YEAR ONLY
$175.00
Time Remaining: 18d 10h 9m
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Schwinn Stingray Pixie Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Pixie Bicycle
$225.00
Time Remaining: 27d 14h 12m
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1970 schwinn stingray pea picker krate
1970 schwinn stingray pea picker krate
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 18d 14h 40m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK LEMON UNRESTORED SEAT Q BOLTS & POST CLAMP VERY NICE
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK LEMON UNRESTORED SEAT Q BOLTS & POST CLAMP VERY NICE
$180.00
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 11m
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Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 1972 Campus Green
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 1972 Campus Green
$152.00
Time Remaining: 11d 10h 6m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE 5-SPEED RED  CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE 5-SPEED RED CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL
$160.00
Time Remaining: 19d 17h 39m
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1969 Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker 5 Speed Krate Bike Barn Find ALL Original
1969 Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker 5 Speed Krate Bike Barn Find ALL Original
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 33m
Schwinn Stingray 1964 sissy bars struts stamped Persons USA (3) used
Schwinn Stingray 1964 sissy bars struts stamped Persons USA (3) used
$199.99
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $269.99
Schwinn Stingray 1965 1966 Deluxe Silver Glitter Tufted Seat Very Nice Original
Schwinn Stingray 1965 1966 Deluxe Silver Glitter Tufted Seat Very Nice Original
$499.99
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 54m
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Schwinn Stingray - Banana Seat - Early with Reflector Tab - Muscle Bike
Schwinn Stingray - Banana Seat - Early with Reflector Tab - Muscle Bike
$165.00
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 3m
Schwinn Stingray fenders front rear safety edge 69 70 71 72 73 NOS b4 installed 
Schwinn Stingray fenders front rear safety edge 69 70 71 72 73 NOS b4 installed 
$199.99
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 37m
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 1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE 5-SPEED RED  CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL L$$K
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BICYCLE 5-SPEED RED CHAIN GUARD ORIGINAL L$$K
$195.00
Time Remaining: 26d 16h 21m
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1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON APPLE GHOST ETC 5 SPEED FRAME WITH HEADBADGE L$$K!!
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON APPLE GHOST ETC 5 SPEED FRAME WITH HEADBADGE L$$K!!
$156.75
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 58m
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Schwinn Stingray - Fair Lady - Banana Seat - Muscle Bike - Vintage Bicycle -
Schwinn Stingray - Fair Lady - Banana Seat - Muscle Bike - Vintage Bicycle -
$280.00
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 47m
Vintage 1967 Schwinn Stingray
Vintage 1967 Schwinn Stingray
$830.00
Time Remaining: 6d 7h
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Schwinn Stingray 65 Handle Bars 1965 1966
Schwinn Stingray 65 Handle Bars 1965 1966
$265.00
Time Remaining: 23d 4h 59m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPER BIKE BLACK & CHROME, CLEAN - ESTATE FIND
SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPER BIKE BLACK & CHROME, CLEAN - ESTATE FIND
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 51m
Factory Terra Cotta Red Schwinn Stingray Frame and Parts Rare! Awesome! #L333254
Factory Terra Cotta Red Schwinn Stingray Frame and Parts Rare! Awesome! #L333254
$595.99
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 45m
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1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY  FASTBACK  5 SPEED BARNFIND MOSTLY ORIGINAL  VINTAGE RARE
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED BARNFIND MOSTLY ORIGINAL VINTAGE RARE
$695.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 28m
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old school schwinn stingray ram horn
old school schwinn stingray ram horn
$800.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 29m
Vintage 1974 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Fastback 5 Speed Sunset Orange Estate Find
Vintage 1974 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Fastback 5 Speed Sunset Orange Estate Find
$399.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 15m
Schwinn Stingray 5 speed vinage bicycle SER# FM585102
Schwinn Stingray 5 speed vinage bicycle SER# FM585102
$575.00
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 50m
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY PEA PICKER 5 SPEED BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB L$$K!!
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY PEA PICKER 5 SPEED BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB L$$K!!
$175.00
Time Remaining: 23d 10h 11m
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Stingray Bicycle FRAME Vintage 20
Stingray Bicycle FRAME Vintage 20" Schwinn Bike Lowrider
$699.00
Time Remaining: 16d 14h 50m
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Vintage 1971 Schwinn StingRay De lux Campus Green CG024337 All Original Clean
Vintage 1971 Schwinn StingRay De lux Campus Green CG024337 All Original Clean
$599.99
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 56m
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1967 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED 
1967 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED 
$1,400.00
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 37m
1968 schwinn stingray Coppertone Orange
1968 schwinn stingray Coppertone Orange
$200.00
Time Remaining: 20d 12h 22m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK DELUXE BOW PEDALS
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK DELUXE BOW PEDALS
$175.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 9m
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1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY COTTON PICKER
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY COTTON PICKER
$775.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 6m
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Schwinn Stingray 1969 Original Cond Sky Blue - f whl Wow!
Schwinn Stingray 1969 Original Cond Sky Blue - f whl Wow!
$395.00
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 39m
20
20" Schwinn StingRay Electric Chopper-style Bicycle - Great Condition!
$295.00
Time Remaining: 25d 12h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00
1972 73 SCHWINN STINGRAY SUNSET ORANGE KRATE
1972 73 SCHWINN STINGRAY SUNSET ORANGE KRATE
$775.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 7m
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Original Schwinn Krate Stingray Pogo Seat Post Pole Very Good Condition
Original Schwinn Krate Stingray Pogo Seat Post Pole Very Good Condition
$150.00
Time Remaining: 22d 14h 18m
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Vintage 1975 Schwinn Stingray - ALL ORIGINAL - NO RESERVE!!!
Vintage 1975 Schwinn Stingray - ALL ORIGINAL - NO RESERVE!!!
$325.00
Time Remaining: 8d 12h 46m
1964 Vintage Schwinn Stingray Super DeLuxe bicycle
1964 Vintage Schwinn Stingray Super DeLuxe bicycle
$2,200.00
Time Remaining: 24d 20h 2m
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Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike vintage checker board mirror
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike vintage checker board mirror
$475.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 33m
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Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed
Vintage Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed
$225.00
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
Vintage UnRestored 1968 Schwinn Pea Picker Stingray Muscle Bicycle Speedo 5 spd
Vintage UnRestored 1968 Schwinn Pea Picker Stingray Muscle Bicycle Speedo 5 spd
$1,999.99
Time Remaining: 9d 11h 8m
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1962 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BOYS BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BICYCLE VINTAGE S2 S7 RATROD
1962 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BOYS BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BICYCLE VINTAGE S2 S7 RATROD
$224.95
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 34m
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Vintage 1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 Speed STIK SHIFT Shifter Smooth
Vintage 1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 Speed STIK SHIFT Shifter Smooth
$164.99
Time Remaining: 28d 16h 25m
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SCHWINN KRATE - STINGRAY PEA PICKER
SCHWINN KRATE - STINGRAY PEA PICKER
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 5d 6h 31m
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1973 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE KRATE VINTAGE SUNSET ORANGE!
1973 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE KRATE VINTAGE SUNSET ORANGE!
$699.95
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 26m
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1973 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
1973 Schwinn Stingray Fastback
$850.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 26m
Vintage SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons LEMON YELLOW GLITTER Chrome Mylar BANANA SEAT
Vintage SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons LEMON YELLOW GLITTER Chrome Mylar BANANA SEAT
$249.95
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 42m
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Vintage Schwinn Huffy Muscle Cheater Slick Krate Stingray
Vintage Schwinn Huffy Muscle Cheater Slick Krate Stingray
$500.00
Time Remaining: 28d 10h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BOYS BICYCLE APPLE RED Original Survivor
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BOYS BICYCLE APPLE RED Original Survivor
$500.00
Time Remaining: 7d 6h 10m
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1970 Schwinn Little Tiger Stingray
1970 Schwinn Little Tiger Stingray
$450.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 39m
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VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$425.95
Time Remaining: 17d 8h 2m
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WOW!! 1973 Vintage Schwinn Flamboyant Red Stingray Muscle Bike Bicycle Cyclin 73
WOW!! 1973 Vintage Schwinn Flamboyant Red Stingray Muscle Bike Bicycle Cyclin 73
$569.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 21m
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Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike vintage 16” speedometer
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike vintage 16” speedometer
$325.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 38m
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1964 SCHWINN DELUXE STINGRAY BOYS VIOLET/PURPLE MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE S2 64 EARLY!
1964 SCHWINN DELUXE STINGRAY BOYS VIOLET/PURPLE MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE S2 64 EARLY!
$699.95
Time Remaining: 12d 13h 27m
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Vintage Schwinn 1971 Stingray
Vintage Schwinn 1971 Stingray "Grey Ghost" Krate Bicycle - 5 Speed
$3,999.98
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $3,999.98
Vintage Schwinn 1972 Stingray
Vintage Schwinn 1972 Stingray "Pea Picker" Krate Bicycle - 5 Speed w/ Disk Brake
$3,999.98
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $3,999.98
Vintage 70s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons RED GLITTER Pleated BANANA SEAT Nice!
Vintage 70s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons RED GLITTER Pleated BANANA SEAT Nice!
$179.95
Time Remaining: 29d 10h 30m
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Vtg 1960s Yellow Schwinn Fastback Stingray With Reciept, Manual, Owner's ID Card
Vtg 1960s Yellow Schwinn Fastback Stingray With Reciept, Manual, Owner's ID Card
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 11d 10h 53m
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Schwinn Stingray Frame Forks & Chainguard November 1977
Schwinn Stingray Frame Forks & Chainguard November 1977
$190.00
Time Remaining: 3h 33m
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20
20" Bike Vintage SCHWINN Stingray Hollywood 1968 !
$399.99
Time Remaining: 10d 13h 10m
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Vintage 70s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons BLACK & SILVER Glitter BANANA SEAT Fastback
Vintage 70s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons BLACK & SILVER Glitter BANANA SEAT Fastback
$189.95
Time Remaining: 9d 15h 8m
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Vintage 60s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons VIOLET GLITTER Banana Seat + Grips Caps Etc
Vintage 60s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons VIOLET GLITTER Banana Seat + Grips Caps Etc
$349.95
Time Remaining: 17d 8h 51m
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Stranger Things Schwinn Stingray Mikes Bike Limited Edition 1/500 Netflix Rare
Stranger Things Schwinn Stingray Mikes Bike Limited Edition 1/500 Netflix Rare
$675.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 18m
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Vintage 70s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons BLACK VINYL Pleated BANANA SEAT Muscle Bike
Vintage 70s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons BLACK VINYL Pleated BANANA SEAT Muscle Bike
$199.95
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 53m
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Vintage 60s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons DEEP TUFT Silver Glitter BANANA SEAT Pat #
Vintage 60s SCHWINN STINGRAY Persons DEEP TUFT Silver Glitter BANANA SEAT Pat #
$349.95
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 39m
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SALE! 1979 Schwinn Stingray Frame With Springer Fork Banana Seat Frame Repainted
SALE! 1979 Schwinn Stingray Frame With Springer Fork Banana Seat Frame Repainted
$324.00
Time Remaining: 8d 15h 57m
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Schwinn Chicago Stingray Lil’ Chik Used Condition With Two Seats.  Riding.
Schwinn Chicago Stingray Lil’ Chik Used Condition With Two Seats. Riding.
$170.00
Time Remaining: 12d 5h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $170.00
1972 SCHWINN MANTA RAY YELLOW KRATE / STINGRAY 5 SPEED FASTBACK
1972 SCHWINN MANTA RAY YELLOW KRATE / STINGRAY 5 SPEED FASTBACK
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 10d 10h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 13d 5h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $3,295.00

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...

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