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: 22d 7h 8m
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Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
Schwinn Stingray TURN SIGNAL
$155.00
Time Remaining: 28d 9h 23m
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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: 1d 5h 52m
1968 Schwinn StingRay fenderless 5 speed
1968 Schwinn StingRay fenderless 5 speed
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
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: 1d 10h 8m
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: 16d 10h 14m
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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: 19d 9h 18m
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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: 2d 2h 57m
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Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike vintage nos
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike vintage nos
$550.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 55m
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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
$233.74
Time Remaining: 21d 3h 29m
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Schwinn Stingray 1968 Coppertone 2 speed kickback
Schwinn Stingray 1968 Coppertone 2 speed kickback
$800.00
Time Remaining: 8h 41m
1969 Schwinn FASTBACK Stingray Skyblue Ol school 5 speed Project bike USA VGC 69
1969 Schwinn FASTBACK Stingray Skyblue Ol school 5 speed Project bike USA VGC 69
$325.00
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 36m
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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: 22d 5h 4m
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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: 6d 2h 15m
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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: 6d 7h 20m
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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: 24d 7h 31m
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1981 Schwinn Stingray Tornado Shorty BMX Astabula COOL
1981 Schwinn Stingray Tornado Shorty BMX Astabula COOL
$199.95
Time Remaining: 27d 9h 11m
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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: 1d 23h 7m
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1963/64 Schwinn Stingray Handlebars Handlebar Early Muscle S2 Bike
1963/64 Schwinn Stingray Handlebars Handlebar Early Muscle S2 Bike
$184.95
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 5m
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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: 26d 9h 22m
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Schwinn Stingray - Lil Chik - Banana Seat - Muscle Bike - Vintage Bicycle
Schwinn Stingray - Lil Chik - Banana Seat - Muscle Bike - Vintage Bicycle
$225.00
Time Remaining: 2h 37m
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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: 6d 7h 21m
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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: 23d 3h 22m
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Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray
$180.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 55m
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Vintage Schwinn Krate Stingray Lock & Tool Bag 00-041 ** Original MINT CONDITION
Vintage Schwinn Krate Stingray Lock & Tool Bag 00-041 ** Original MINT CONDITION
$250.00
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 21m
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schwinn stingray banana seat musle bike
schwinn stingray banana seat musle bike
$200.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1973 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Survivor Great Chrome Ready For Paint
1973 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Survivor Great Chrome Ready For Paint
$779.95
Time Remaining: 27d 14h 45m
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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: 14d 55m
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Schwinn Stingray Silver Banana seat COTTON PICKER KRATE MUSCLE BIKE SEAT
Schwinn Stingray Silver Banana seat COTTON PICKER KRATE MUSCLE BIKE SEAT
$199.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 58m
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: 11d 7h 31m
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Schwinn Stingray Windshield - Vintage Original krate bicycle bike rare accessory
Schwinn Stingray Windshield - Vintage Original krate bicycle bike rare accessory
$350.00
Time Remaining: 20d 4h 35m
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1969 schwinn stingray
1969 schwinn stingray
$650.00
Time Remaining: 20d 22h 45m
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Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Checkerboard Mirror
Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Checkerboard Mirror
$150.00
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 50m
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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: 11d 8h 30m
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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: 8d 5h 22m
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Muscle Bike - Vista Torino 100 - Banana Seat - Schwinn Style Stingray - Vintage
Muscle Bike - Vista Torino 100 - Banana Seat - Schwinn Style Stingray - Vintage
$325.00
Time Remaining: 2h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
Schwinn Fastback Stingray 1966 5-Speed Stik Shift Blue
Schwinn Fastback Stingray 1966 5-Speed Stik Shift Blue
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $1,800.00
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: 13d 13h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
 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: 8d 12h 43m
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1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Rams Horn Chrome Handle Bars
1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Rams Horn Chrome Handle Bars
$150.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00

Schwinn Stingray Boys Bike,
Schwinn Stingray Boys Bike, " Estate Find " Must See
$199.99
Time Remaining: 13d 21h 18m
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schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 12d 6h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray 5 Speed Krate Bicycle Muscle Bike
Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray 5 Speed Krate Bicycle Muscle Bike
$1,395.00
Time Remaining: 27d 16h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $1,395.00
 Schwinn Stingray 24
Schwinn Stingray 24" 5 Speed 1968 ? Vintage Manta Cruiser Rat
$399.00
Time Remaining: 9h 19m
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: 24d 41m
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RARE 1965 black schwinn stingray frame original paint
RARE 1965 black schwinn stingray frame original paint
$995.00
Time Remaining: 23d 6h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $995.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS w/ WhiteWall TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$185.00
Time Remaining: 19d 23h 11m
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Schwinn 1975 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1975 Stingray Vintage Junior Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$449.00
Time Remaining: 17d 13h 4m
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Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$695.00
Time Remaining: 9d 13h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
Schwinn Stingray Chopper
$199.00
Time Remaining: 26d 1h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger  a Boys or Girls bike!      krate stingray huffy
Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger a Boys or Girls bike! krate stingray huffy
$325.00
Time Remaining: 12d 5h 10m
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1970s  schwinn yellow stingray fronhiesers quakertown
1970s schwinn yellow stingray fronhiesers quakertown
$300.00
Time Remaining: 26d 1h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
$325.00
Time Remaining: 17d 13h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $325.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED  MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE LOWRIDER TWISTED MUSCLE BIKE BEACH CRUISER
$450.00
Time Remaining: 19d 14h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
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: 15d 8h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $449.99
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK WORKING SPEEDOMETER W / 20
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE FASTBACK WORKING SPEEDOMETER W / 20" DRIVE+CABLE
$150.00
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 49m
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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: 22d 1h 29m
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: 11d 21h 48m
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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: 28d 4h 49m
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Vintage 1966 1967 20
Vintage 1966 1967 20" Schwinn Stingray SILVER GLOW Banana Seat SMOOTHIE
$179.95
Time Remaining: 9d 7h 54m
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2007 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
2007 Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$600.00
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $600.00
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: 15d 13h 13m
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: 19d 23h 4m
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Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 28d 12h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
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: 25d 11h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $1,400.00
Vintage 14
Vintage 14" Hot Pink Schwinn Lil Miss Banana Seat Stingray Tiger Pixie Bicycle
$167.00
Time Remaining: 18d 23h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $167.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy
$185.00
Time Remaining: 19d 23h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
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: 2d 13h 27m
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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: 1d 14h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Vintage 1960s Schwinn Stingray Violet Glitter 18
Vintage 1960s Schwinn Stingray Violet Glitter 18" Bicycle Banana Seat with Clamp
$179.95
Time Remaining: 20d 7h 37m
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schwinn stingray 1976 customized
schwinn stingray 1976 customized
$150.00
Time Remaining: 17d 12h 16m
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VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$650.00
Time Remaining: 13d 7h 53m
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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: 1d 23h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $230.00
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
$415.00 (52 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 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: 3d 15h 21m
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: 11d 13h 35m
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: 26d 1h 54m
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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