Vintage Schwinn Stingray

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 Grey Ghost Krate Stingray Original Chainguard
Schwinn Grey Ghost Krate Stingray Original Chainguard
$189.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
Schwinn 1965 Stingray FRAME FORKS  Handlebars Violet model parts/builder
Schwinn 1965 Stingray FRAME FORKS Handlebars Violet model parts/builder
$799.00
Time Remaining: 25d 1h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $799.00
Persons USA Schwinn Stingray Seat 1963 1964 Muscle Bike Leopard Skin RARE Early
Persons USA Schwinn Stingray Seat 1963 1964 Muscle Bike Leopard Skin RARE Early
$349.99
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 23m
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1963 1964 Schwinn Stingray Persons USA Sissy Bar Chrome Early Muscle Bike
1963 1964 Schwinn Stingray Persons USA Sissy Bar Chrome Early Muscle Bike
$195.00
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike S2-S7 Rims oringal
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike S2-S7 Rims oringal
$175.00
Time Remaining: 23h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
NOS Schwinn Stingray
NOS Schwinn Stingray "Smoothy" Banana Seat
$250.00
Time Remaining: 8d 6h
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
USED SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE BANANA SEAT SILVER, Q BOLTS & REFLECTOR BRACKET
USED SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE BANANA SEAT SILVER, Q BOLTS & REFLECTOR BRACKET
$185.00
Time Remaining: 27d 3h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE FRAME!  KRATE  VINTAGE PEA PICKER
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE FRAME! KRATE VINTAGE PEA PICKER
$175.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED RED GLITTER BANANA SEAT REAL NICE SHAPE L$$K!!
SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED RED GLITTER BANANA SEAT REAL NICE SHAPE L$$K!!
$150.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
schwinn stingray krate grey ghost original
schwinn stingray krate grey ghost original
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 20d 13h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
SCHWINN VINTAGE COCA-COLA KRATE !! 1972 Stingray Picker Atom S2 Ghost Peeler
SCHWINN VINTAGE COCA-COLA KRATE !! 1972 Stingray Picker Atom S2 Ghost Peeler
$2,245.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $2,245.00
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY PEA PICKER LEMON APPLE COTTON ETC 5 SPEED FRAME NICE SHAPE
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY PEA PICKER LEMON APPLE COTTON ETC 5 SPEED FRAME NICE SHAPE
$170.00
Time Remaining: 20d 16h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $170.00
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike tail light
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike tail light
$300.00
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SUNSET ORANGE BANANA SEAT ONE YEAR ONLY!!
1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SUNSET ORANGE BANANA SEAT ONE YEAR ONLY!!
$175.00
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
2007 Adult Schwinn - Stingray Bicycle
2007 Adult Schwinn - Stingray Bicycle
$200.00
Time Remaining: 22d 22h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 1965 2 speed kickback
Schwinn Stingray Deluxe 1965 2 speed kickback
$1,100.00
Time Remaining: 24d 15h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $1,100.00
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED DEEP TUFTED SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT!!
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED DEEP TUFTED SILVER GLITTER BANANA SEAT!!
$275.00
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
NOS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Muscle Bike Large Diamond Block Pedals
NOS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Muscle Bike Large Diamond Block Pedals
$199.99
Time Remaining: 18d 19h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
vintage SCHWINN Stingray HANDLEBARS original Krate deluxe
vintage SCHWINN Stingray HANDLEBARS original Krate deluxe
$194.99
Time Remaining: 24d 4h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $194.99
2007 SCHWINN STINGRAY BLACK FRIDAY KRATE BIKE/BICYCLE! SPRINGER SLICK LOADED 07!
2007 SCHWINN STINGRAY BLACK FRIDAY KRATE BIKE/BICYCLE! SPRINGER SLICK LOADED 07!
$199.95
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $199.95
NOS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ram's Horn Handlebars in plastic  Ramshorn
NOS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ram's Horn Handlebars in plastic Ramshorn
$299.00
Time Remaining: 21d 4h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE 5 SPEED DISC BRAKE 20 x 2.125 REAR WHEEL S-2 STAMPED
1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE 5 SPEED DISC BRAKE 20 x 2.125 REAR WHEEL S-2 STAMPED
$250.00
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Vintage Stingray Deluxe Schwinn Bike
Vintage Stingray Deluxe Schwinn Bike
$229.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $229.00
1971 Schwinn Manta Ray Frame and matching Fork - Muscle Bike - Stingray
1971 Schwinn Manta Ray Frame and matching Fork - Muscle Bike - Stingray
$235.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 48m
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Krate Banana Seat Pea Picker Green s2 s7 1970
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Krate Banana Seat Pea Picker Green s2 s7 1970
$228.20 (33 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 47m
1972 16
1972 16" Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 27d 23h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
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
$185.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
1970 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK 5 speed Campus green glitter Parts/builder bike
1970 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK 5 speed Campus green glitter Parts/builder bike
$229.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
Schwinn Stingray DELUXE Bendix 2 Speed Overdrive 1967 Original Campus Green
Schwinn Stingray DELUXE Bendix 2 Speed Overdrive 1967 Original Campus Green
$400.00
Time Remaining: 20h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
Schwinn Stingray COTTON PICKER KRATE Bicycle - 1971
Schwinn Stingray COTTON PICKER KRATE Bicycle - 1971
$2,650.00
Time Remaining: 17d 19h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $2,650.00
1973 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK 5 speed Sunset orange glitter Parts/builder bike
1973 Schwinn Stingray FASTBACK 5 speed Sunset orange glitter Parts/builder bike
$249.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $339.99
SCHWINN STINGRAY/ (WITH SPRINGER  FRONT END) DALLAS TX AREA
SCHWINN STINGRAY/ (WITH SPRINGER FRONT END) DALLAS TX AREA
$275.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $275.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Pink Fair Lady Girl's Bike, 1975, with Banana Seat
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Pink Fair Lady Girl's Bike, 1975, with Banana Seat
$159.00
Time Remaining: 20h 51m
Schwinn Stingray GRAPE KRATE Bicycle Sealed in Box - 1998-99 Series - Full Size
Schwinn Stingray GRAPE KRATE Bicycle Sealed in Box - 1998-99 Series - Full Size
$950.00
Time Remaining: 27d 22h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SUNSET ORANGE CHAIN GUARD ONE YEAR ONLY!!
1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED SUNSET ORANGE CHAIN GUARD ONE YEAR ONLY!!
$200.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Vtg 1974 ? Girls SCHWINN STINGRAY PIXIE Bicycle & Training Wheels PICK UP ONLY
Vtg 1974 ? Girls SCHWINN STINGRAY PIXIE Bicycle & Training Wheels PICK UP ONLY
$179.00
Time Remaining: 10d 28m
Buy It Now for only: $179.00
RARE 1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY DISC BRAKE MANTA-RAY KRATE WHEEL
RARE 1971 SCHWINN STINGRAY DISC BRAKE MANTA-RAY KRATE WHEEL
$700.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 49m
Schwinn ELECTRIC STINGRAY S2938 20
Schwinn ELECTRIC STINGRAY S2938 20" Chopper
$450.00
Time Remaining: 13d 4h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
SCHWINN PEDALS STINGRAY KRATE ROAD BIKES NEVER USED NOS
SCHWINN PEDALS STINGRAY KRATE ROAD BIKES NEVER USED NOS
$159.00
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $159.00
Schwinn Stingray banana seat flower pattern with reflector tab & reflector
Schwinn Stingray banana seat flower pattern with reflector tab & reflector
$150.00
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00

Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stik Shifter 1966 One Year Only
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stik Shifter 1966 One Year Only
$170.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $170.00
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
schwinn stingray orange county chopper
$175.00
Time Remaining: 10d 22h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Green Vintage Schwinn Stingray Orange County Choppers
Green Vintage Schwinn Stingray Orange County Choppers
$180.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
 Schwinn Stingray (Blue)
Schwinn Stingray (Blue)
$450.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
1980 Schwinn Stingray II Coaster RARE Emerald Green Golden Yellow ALL Original
1980 Schwinn Stingray II Coaster RARE Emerald Green Golden Yellow ALL Original
$150.00
Time Remaining: 18d 7h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Schwinn Stingray Green Banana Seat Bike Bicycle Slick Springer 2007
Schwinn Stingray Green Banana Seat Bike Bicycle Slick Springer 2007
$349.00
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $349.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
$300.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1967 LC12201 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Original Paint
1967 LC12201 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Original Paint
$1,149.95
Time Remaining: 8d 3m
Buy It Now for only: $1,149.95
 1968 FD8599 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Original Paint
1968 FD8599 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate Original Paint
$1,895.95
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.95
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy
$150.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1968 FD89211 Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler
1968 FD89211 Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler
$1,895.95
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.95
Vintage 1976 Schwinn Super Pixie Stingray 16
Vintage 1976 Schwinn Super Pixie Stingray 16" wheel bike
$199.99
Time Remaining: 26d 16h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1965 EAG1047 Schwinn Stingray 3 Speed  Original Coppertone Paint
1965 EAG1047 Schwinn Stingray 3 Speed Original Coppertone Paint
$1,795.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
1968 Schwinn Orange Krate 5-Speed Stingray Barn Find Appears Original Paint ect.
1968 Schwinn Orange Krate 5-Speed Stingray Barn Find Appears Original Paint ect.
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
1972 EH114213 Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker Original Paint
1972 EH114213 Schwinn Stingray Pea Picker Original Paint
$2,195.95
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $2,195.95
1973 BJ505491 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Original Paint  *Rare*
1973 BJ505491 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Original Paint *Rare*
$995.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $995.00
1968 ED30528 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate Original Paint
1968 ED30528 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate Original Paint
$1,895.00
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.00
1999 Schwinn Boy's 20
1999 Schwinn Boy's 20" Stingray Grape Krate Single Speed Muscle Bicycle
$649.99
Time Remaining: 20d 16h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $649.99
1970 JF89331 Schwinn Stingray Cotton Picker
1970 JF89331 Schwinn Stingray Cotton Picker
$1,995.95
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.95
1968 DD87879 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe  Original Paint
1968 DD87879 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Original Paint
$1,195.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $1,195.00
20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS w/ WhiteWall TIRES Slick Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle
$150.00
Time Remaining: 7d 20h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
1970' Schwinn Stingray
1970' Schwinn Stingray
$350.00
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ramshorn Handlebars NICE!!!
Schwinn Stingray Fastback Ramshorn Handlebars NICE!!!
$250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
1999 Schwinn 20
1999 Schwinn 20" Stingray Grape Krate Single Speed Muscle Bike.
$775.00
Time Remaining: 28d 22h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $775.00
Sept1968 Chicago Schwinn Blue 5 Speed Stingray Fastback~98% Original~Few Issues
Sept1968 Chicago Schwinn Blue 5 Speed Stingray Fastback~98% Original~Few Issues
$1,150.00
Time Remaining: 20d 8h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $1,150.00
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$750.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
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: 6h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $950.00
Schwinn STINGRay
Schwinn STINGRay "Apple Krate" Boy's 20" Single Speed Muscle Bicycle REISSUE
$795.00
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
Vintage BMX Schwinn Stingray 1960s
$360.00
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $360.00
Vintage 1960's Firestone Green Meteor Muscle  Bike Huffy rail  schwinn stingray
Vintage 1960's Firestone Green Meteor Muscle Bike Huffy rail schwinn stingray
$599.99
Time Remaining: 21d 21h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $599.99
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 27d 4h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Vintage 2007 Schwinn BLACK FRIDAY Krate Stingray Bicycle  Black
Vintage 2007 Schwinn BLACK FRIDAY Krate Stingray Bicycle Black
$450.00
Time Remaining: 9d 2h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
KHS Hot Rod Stingray bike Schwinn vintage knock off
KHS Hot Rod Stingray bike Schwinn vintage knock off
$175.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Schwinn balloon 20
Schwinn balloon 20 " krate stingray fleet
$1,999.99
Time Remaining: 3d 18h 26m
Schwinn /fairlady, Professionally rebuilt 1975 Stingray bike   Coaster
Schwinn /fairlady, Professionally rebuilt 1975 Stingray bike Coaster
$159.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 55m
Vintage SCHWINN TORNADO 20
Vintage SCHWINN TORNADO 20" Stingray Lucky 7 Rat BMX Muscle Bike Mongoose Hutch
$349.99
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $349.99
PICK up Only vintage 1976 red Schwinn 3 speed stingray bicycle 1970's Sting Ray
PICK up Only vintage 1976 red Schwinn 3 speed stingray bicycle 1970's Sting Ray
$395.00
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 39m
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED  FRAME FORK AND CHAINGUARD ONLY
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK 5 SPEED FRAME FORK AND CHAINGUARD ONLY
$274.99
Time Remaining: 19d 16h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $274.99
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: 6d 5h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
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: 25d 18h 53m
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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