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 SCHWINN STINGRAY MUSCLE BIKE FRAME AND FORKS
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY MUSCLE BIKE FRAME AND FORKS
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 12h 14m
1966 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray Violet Boys Frame Fork Chainguard Crankset NICE
1966 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray Violet Boys Frame Fork Chainguard Crankset NICE
$329.95
Time Remaining: 28d 13h 37m
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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: 12d 11h 49m
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Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker 1969 5-speed CQQL!
Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker 1969 5-speed CQQL!
$999.99
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 47m
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Schwinn spoiler stingray chopper XL Rare vintage
Schwinn spoiler stingray chopper XL Rare vintage
$1,249.99
Time Remaining: 21d 11h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $1,249.99
Vintage Blue Schwinn Stingray Lil Little Tiger Bicycle Muscle Bike Banana Seat
Vintage Blue Schwinn Stingray Lil Little Tiger Bicycle Muscle Bike Banana Seat
$169.00
Time Remaining: 29d 7h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $169.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 3 Speed Stick Shift Muscle Bike Krate Banana Seat
1968 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 3 Speed Stick Shift Muscle Bike Krate Banana Seat
$650.00
Time Remaining: 14h 39m
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED RED FRAME FRONT FORK AND CHAIN GUARD L$$K
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED RED FRAME FRONT FORK AND CHAIN GUARD L$$K
$215.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 1m
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 Schwinn stingray ,1970s bicycle fairlady , original , krate, vintage, .
Schwinn stingray ,1970s bicycle fairlady , original , krate, vintage, .
$335.00
Time Remaining: 2h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $440.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE SHIFTER AND DERAILER
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE SHIFTER AND DERAILER
$189.99
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 10m
1964 - 1966 Schwinn Super Deluxe Stingray Chainguard Coppertone Chrome
1964 - 1966 Schwinn Super Deluxe Stingray Chainguard Coppertone Chrome
$202.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 56m
Original Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed HUB Gear Cog hub and dust cover WHEEL
Original Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed HUB Gear Cog hub and dust cover WHEEL
$350.00
Time Remaining: 28d 12h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY  ORANGE  KRATE   5 SPEED FRAME AND CHAINGUARD NICE L$$K!!!
1968 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE KRATE 5 SPEED FRAME AND CHAINGUARD NICE L$$K!!!
$450.00
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 50m
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1968 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 2 speed kickback Coaster
1968 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 2 speed kickback Coaster
$449.99
Time Remaining: 27d 11h 1m
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NOS 99 Schwinn Stingray Krate Banana Seat Muscle Bike Bicycle SPRINGER FORK
NOS 99 Schwinn Stingray Krate Banana Seat Muscle Bike Bicycle SPRINGER FORK
$250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 10m
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1975 Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Banana Seat Muscle Bike Vintage S2 Red
1975 Schwinn Stingray 5-Speed Banana Seat Muscle Bike Vintage S2 Red
$499.99
Time Remaining: 25d 36m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE "NOS" FRONT & REAR TIRES
$349.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 24m
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Schwinn Stingray Stik Shift 3speed
Schwinn Stingray Stik Shift 3speed
$1,900.00
Time Remaining: 28d 11h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $1,900.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FENDERS SAFETY EDGE
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FENDERS SAFETY EDGE
$275.99
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 27m
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 3 Speed Bike
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 3 Speed Bike
$450.00
Time Remaining: 8h 37m
Early Schwinn Stingray 20
Early Schwinn Stingray 20" S2 Chrome Rear Wheel & Stingray Knobby Bendix Blue
$279.95
Time Remaining: 17d 10h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $279.95
Vintage 1970 Schwinn Krate Stingray Lemon Peeler  5 speed stick shift drum brake
Vintage 1970 Schwinn Krate Stingray Lemon Peeler 5 speed stick shift drum brake
$2,200.00
Time Remaining: 25d 11h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $2,200.00
1973 Schwinn Girls Stingray Style Lil Chik 20
1973 Schwinn Girls Stingray Style Lil Chik 20" Bicycle 'Kool Lemon"
$199.00
Time Remaining: 13d 11h 14m
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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: 2d 8h 56m
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1969 schwinn stingray
1969 schwinn stingray
$650.00
Time Remaining: 8d 8h 20m
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1977 Schwinn Stingray Boy's 20
1977 Schwinn Stingray Boy's 20" Bicycle Sunset Orange Bike
$375.00
Time Remaining: 29d 12h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 20 Inch Blue Coaster Born in Oct 1968 Sting Ray
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 20 Inch Blue Coaster Born in Oct 1968 Sting Ray
$750.00
Time Remaining: 21d 2h 48m
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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: 27d 3h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 20 Inch Purple 3 Speed Born in Sept 1966 Sting Ray
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 20 Inch Purple 3 Speed Born in Sept 1966 Sting Ray
$750.00
Time Remaining: 7d 7h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
1968 schwinn stingray fastback all original survivor
1968 schwinn stingray fastback all original survivor
$1,100.00
Time Remaining: 18d 2h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $1,100.00
Vintage Schwinn Apple Krate Bike/Bicycle Stingray
Vintage Schwinn Apple Krate Bike/Bicycle Stingray
$450.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 36m
1968 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate Frame Lemon Peeler
1968 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate Frame Lemon Peeler
$199.99
Time Remaining: 23d 10h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Schwinn 1965 Stingray Deluxe Flamboyant Green Bike ~ Made in Chicago
Schwinn 1965 Stingray Deluxe Flamboyant Green Bike ~ Made in Chicago
$1,699.99
Time Remaining: 28d 2h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $1,699.99
1970  Schwinn Grey Ghost Krate Stingray Bicycle Bike Cycling Vintage Fastback
1970 Schwinn Grey Ghost Krate Stingray Bicycle Bike Cycling Vintage Fastback
$1,449.99
Time Remaining: 11d 22h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $1,449.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE POGO SEATPOST,N.O.S.
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE POGO SEATPOST,N.O.S.
$150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 57m
Vtg Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker krate muscle bike Green glitter lock MINT/NOS
Vtg Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker krate muscle bike Green glitter lock MINT/NOS
$199.00
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 49m
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NOS SCHWINN 1965 STINGRAY & DELUXE STINGRAY 2-5 MINTY FRONT FORK RARE FIND ORIG
NOS SCHWINN 1965 STINGRAY & DELUXE STINGRAY 2-5 MINTY FRONT FORK RARE FIND ORIG
$395.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $395.00
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK RAMSHORN 5 SPEED STINGRAY ORIGINAL
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK RAMSHORN 5 SPEED STINGRAY ORIGINAL
$1,300.00
Time Remaining: 7h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $1,300.00
Schwinn Orange Krate. Muscle Bike. S2 Stingray
Schwinn Orange Krate. Muscle Bike. S2 Stingray
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
Schwinn Stingray 1966 Violet 3 speed
Schwinn Stingray 1966 Violet 3 speed
$875.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 59m

Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$695.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
1975 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK COMPLETE TEN SPEED BICYCLE
1975 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK COMPLETE TEN SPEED BICYCLE
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 24d 3h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
SCHWINN BANANA SEAT.STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE BIKE MUSCLE BICYCLE FRAME SISSY NICE
SCHWINN BANANA SEAT.STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE BIKE MUSCLE BICYCLE FRAME SISSY NICE
$295.00
Time Remaining: 9d 11h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00
SCHWINN 1968 STINGRAY KRATE ORIGINAL POGO SEAT POST
SCHWINN 1968 STINGRAY KRATE ORIGINAL POGO SEAT POST
$250.00
Time Remaining: 26d 18h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
1969 schwinn stingray 5 speed
1969 schwinn stingray 5 speed
$1,600.00
Time Remaining: 9d 2h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1,600.00
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Collectors Edition Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray Orange County Collectors Edition Bicycle
$275.00
Time Remaining: 12d 1h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Vintage SCHWINN Stingray Bicycle  Parts Lot Atom Brake Drum Atom Hub
Vintage SCHWINN Stingray Bicycle Parts Lot Atom Brake Drum Atom Hub
$199.99
Time Remaining: 25d 14h 52m
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Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
$280.00
Time Remaining: 13d 13h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $280.00
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 20 Inch Cycling Vintage Fastback Krate
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle 20 Inch Cycling Vintage Fastback Krate
$395.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 21m
Schwinn 1975 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1975 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$449.00
Time Remaining: 14d 2h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $449.00
SCHWINN 1960'S / 70'S STINGRAY LEMON PEELER KRATE ORIGINAL BANANA SEAT
SCHWINN 1960'S / 70'S STINGRAY LEMON PEELER KRATE ORIGINAL BANANA SEAT
$275.00
Time Remaining: 26d 18h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5spd Banana Seat Muscle Bike 20
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5spd Banana Seat Muscle Bike 20" Copper 1967 B
$200.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 37m
Vintage BLUE 1964 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
Vintage BLUE 1964 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$949.00
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $949.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED  MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
$450.00
Time Remaining: 15d 15h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
Original 1980 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray Bike Bicycle Krate Ghost Picker
Original 1980 Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray Bike Bicycle Krate Ghost Picker
$499.99
Time Remaining: 22d 9h 3m
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20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS w/ WhiteWall TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$185.00
Time Remaining: 16d 46m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
1962 Schwinn Typhoon Pre Stingray Project S2 Butterfly Bars 66 Seat COOL
1962 Schwinn Typhoon Pre Stingray Project S2 Butterfly Bars 66 Seat COOL
$579.95
Time Remaining: 14d 9h 17m
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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
$3,476.00
Time Remaining: 18d 3h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $3,476.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray   BARN FIND
Vintage Schwinn Stingray BARN FIND
$650.00
Time Remaining: 13d 1h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
Very early Muscle Bike conversion Schwinn American Stingray Rat Pig Bike Bicycle
Very early Muscle Bike conversion Schwinn American Stingray Rat Pig Bike Bicycle
$650.00
Time Remaining: 24d 5h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
Vintage 1966 1967 20
Vintage 1966 1967 20" Schwinn Stingray SILVER GLOW Banana Seat SMOOTHIE
$179.95
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
SCHWINN 1971 STINGRAY GRAY GHOST KRATE ORIGINAL BANANA SEAT
SCHWINN 1971 STINGRAY GRAY GHOST KRATE ORIGINAL BANANA SEAT
$375.00
Time Remaining: 26d 18h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy Lowrider S7
$155.00
Time Remaining: 16d 39m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$650.00
Time Remaining: 9d 15h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
Vintage Muscle Bike Green Kent Banana Seat Bicycle Hungary Schwinn Stingray VTG
Vintage Muscle Bike Green Kent Banana Seat Bicycle Hungary Schwinn Stingray VTG
$350.00
Time Remaining: 21d 12h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
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: 27d 16h
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
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: 8d 7h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
Vintage 1956 Schwinn SPITFIRE 20
Vintage 1956 Schwinn SPITFIRE 20" Boys MUSCLE BIKE 1963 Stingray Clone RAT ROD
$695.00
Time Remaining: 24d 6h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
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
$1,895.00
Time Remaining: 11d 14h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.00
Barn fine Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
Barn fine Schwinn Stingray Deluxe
$300.00
Time Remaining: 5d 16h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $1,750.00
Schwinn Windshield Vintage for Krate Ghost Peeler Picker Sting Ray Stingray Bike
Schwinn Windshield Vintage for Krate Ghost Peeler Picker Sting Ray Stingray Bike
$425.99
Time Remaining: 11d 10h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $425.99
old school bmx road bike Schwinn Stingray Blue Bicycle
old school bmx road bike Schwinn Stingray Blue Bicycle
$475.00
Time Remaining: 26d 9h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy
$185.00
Time Remaining: 16d 43m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
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: 1d 13h 16m
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
$199.00
Time Remaining: 22d 2h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00

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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