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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1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 5 SPEED  BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB L$$K!
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY LEMON PEELER 5 SPEED BANANA SEAT WITH REFLECTOR TAB L$$K!
$250.00
Time Remaining: 29d 13h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate Bike
Schwinn Stingray Krate Bike
$200.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 10h 57m
1965 Schwinn Stingray deluxe USA tires s7 S2 center stamped rims Banana seat Ape
1965 Schwinn Stingray deluxe USA tires s7 S2 center stamped rims Banana seat Ape
$1,275.00
Time Remaining: 7d 14h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $1,275.00
Schwinn Stingray Muscle Bike Krate Deluxe S2
Schwinn Stingray Muscle Bike Krate Deluxe S2
$300.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
20” Schwinn Typhoon. Like Stingray Nice Rear S2. Deluxe Krate...
20” Schwinn Typhoon. Like Stingray Nice Rear S2. Deluxe Krate...
$300.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
1968 Schwinn StingRay fenderless 5 speed
1968 Schwinn StingRay fenderless 5 speed
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8d 15h 22m
Pair of 1968 Schwinn Stingray Rims, S-2, S-7 Coaster Brake Red Band 20
Pair of 1968 Schwinn Stingray Rims, S-2, S-7 Coaster Brake Red Band 20"
$150.00
Time Remaining: 26d 20h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
36 Spoke Center Stamped Schwinn Stingray S2 RR Wheel
36 Spoke Center Stamped Schwinn Stingray S2 RR Wheel
$325.00
Time Remaining: 28d 20h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $325.00
Original Schwinn Stingray CHECKER BOARD MIRRORS Matched Set
Original Schwinn Stingray CHECKER BOARD MIRRORS Matched Set
$180.00
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 21m
63 1963 SCHWINN STINGRAY PERSONS NON CRIMPED SQUARE BACK AXLE MOUNT SISSY BAR
63 1963 SCHWINN STINGRAY PERSONS NON CRIMPED SQUARE BACK AXLE MOUNT SISSY BAR
$177.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 24m
1967-68 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK ORANGE PEA  KRATE  5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY
1967-68 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK ORANGE PEA KRATE 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY
$155.75
Time Remaining: 29d 20h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $155.75
Vintage 60'-70's Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger No Brakes sissy bar Red all original
Vintage 60'-70's Schwinn Stingray Lil Tiger No Brakes sissy bar Red all original
$211.99
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 48m
1968 Schwinn StingRay Midget – Show Bike!
1968 Schwinn StingRay Midget – Show Bike!
$1,400.00
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 56m
SCHWINN STINGRAY GRAPE KATE WHEEL AND SLICK
SCHWINN STINGRAY GRAPE KATE WHEEL AND SLICK
$245.00
Time Remaining: 26d 20h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $245.00
1965 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BLUE BOYS BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BICYCLE VINTAGE S2 S7!
1965 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BLUE BOYS BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BICYCLE VINTAGE S2 S7!
$202.50 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 31m
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK SHIFT MUSCLE BIKE GREEN S5 VINTAGE!
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK SHIFT MUSCLE BIKE GREEN S5 VINTAGE!
$365.00 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 32m
1965 Schwinn Stingray Original Paint lifesaver seat tall sissy bar 65 Violet
1965 Schwinn Stingray Original Paint lifesaver seat tall sissy bar 65 Violet
$660.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 23m
Rare Schwinn Stingray 99 Orange Krate Muscle Bike Banana Seat w/ Racing Stripe
Rare Schwinn Stingray 99 Orange Krate Muscle Bike Banana Seat w/ Racing Stripe
$237.50
Time Remaining: 27d 16h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $237.50
Schwinn Stingray Krate Grey Ghost 5 speed
Schwinn Stingray Krate Grey Ghost 5 speed
$1,525.00 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 23m
1979 schwinn stingray (Yellow/Red) Vintage/Rare collector bike
1979 schwinn stingray (Yellow/Red) Vintage/Rare collector bike
$577.00
Time Remaining: 28d 18h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $577.00
1970-1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PEA ETC  5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY L$$K
1970-1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK KRATE PEA ETC 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY L$$K
$175.00
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
#'s Matching 1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate Disc Brake S-2 Muscle Bike Rear Wheel
#'s Matching 1971 Schwinn Stingray Krate Disc Brake S-2 Muscle Bike Rear Wheel
$710.00 (61 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 38m
Schwinn Stingray - Krate - Rear Wheel - S 2- 5 Speed - Muscle Bike - Banana Seat
Schwinn Stingray - Krate - Rear Wheel - S 2- 5 Speed - Muscle Bike - Banana Seat
$175.00
Time Remaining: 6d 56m
Buy It Now for only: $230.00
Schwinn Stingray
Schwinn Stingray
$799.99
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 47m
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1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY COTTON PICKER 5 SPEED FRAME WITH CHAIN GUARD VERY NICE
1970 SCHWINN STINGRAY COTTON PICKER 5 SPEED FRAME WITH CHAIN GUARD VERY NICE
$625.00
Time Remaining: 26d 12h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $625.00
Vintage Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray w/Training Wheels- Ships Thru FEDEX Next Day!
Vintage Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray w/Training Wheels- Ships Thru FEDEX Next Day!
$369.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $369.00
Schwinn Stingray JR Banana Seat RARE BEAUTIFUL
Schwinn Stingray JR Banana Seat RARE BEAUTIFUL
$330.00
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $330.00
Schwinn Stingray Krate Pea Picker “reissue”
Schwinn Stingray Krate Pea Picker “reissue”
$500.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate1972 Disc Brake, Nice I did Complete Restoration
Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate1972 Disc Brake, Nice I did Complete Restoration
$3,499.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 6m
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1963 Schwinn Stingray Restored Frame
1963 Schwinn Stingray Restored Frame
$799.00
Time Remaining: 18d 16h 25m
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1971 Yellow Schwinn Stingray With A 3 Speed Stik Shift
1971 Yellow Schwinn Stingray With A 3 Speed Stik Shift
$499.99
Time Remaining: 9d 13h 22m
Schwinn Stingray 1966 3 spd RARE S/N A_2
Schwinn Stingray 1966 3 spd RARE S/N A_2
$970.00
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $970.00
Schwinn Stingray Kool Orange Banana Seat Vintage Chopper Bike Saddle Lowrider 
Schwinn Stingray Kool Orange Banana Seat Vintage Chopper Bike Saddle Lowrider 
$425.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 16m
Vintage Schwinn Joe Crawford Redone Yellow Glitter Mylar Strip Stingray Fastback
Vintage Schwinn Joe Crawford Redone Yellow Glitter Mylar Strip Stingray Fastback
$184.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 10m
BENDIX Blue Band 2 Speed Kickback Hub SCHWINN STINGRAY 20
BENDIX Blue Band 2 Speed Kickback Hub SCHWINN STINGRAY 20" Wheel set RARE
$250.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
Schwinn 2007 Black Friday Stingray Bicycle Green w original parts
Schwinn 2007 Black Friday Stingray Bicycle Green w original parts
$250.00
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 37m
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1970 Schwinn stingray junior muscle bike campus green
1970 Schwinn stingray junior muscle bike campus green
$225.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Original Schwinn Stingray CHECKER BOARD MIRROR
Original Schwinn Stingray CHECKER BOARD MIRROR
$165.00
Time Remaining: 23d 12h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Schwinn Stingray, Fair Lady, All Original Campus Green, 1971 ,Three Speed
Schwinn Stingray, Fair Lady, All Original Campus Green, 1971 ,Three Speed
$549.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $549.00
1970s Blue Schwinn Lil Chik Stingray 20
1970s Blue Schwinn Lil Chik Stingray 20" Bicycle
$160.00
Time Remaining: 26d 43m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00

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Schwinn 20" SPRINGER FORK Stingray Super Deluxe / J4 S7
$399.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Schwinn stingray 20 inch bicycle speedometer muscle bike
Schwinn stingray 20 inch bicycle speedometer muscle bike
$500.00
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
1965 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BLUE BOYS BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BICYCLE VINTAGE S2 S7!
1965 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BLUE BOYS BANANA SEAT MUSCLE BICYCLE VINTAGE S2 S7!
$202.50 (19 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 31m
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK SHIFT MUSCLE BIKE GREEN S5 VINTAGE!
1968 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK SHIFT MUSCLE BIKE GREEN S5 VINTAGE!
$365.00 (28 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 32m
Vintage Roadmaster bicycle Schwinn Stingray, Krate, Ghost, Fastback muscle bike
Vintage Roadmaster bicycle Schwinn Stingray, Krate, Ghost, Fastback muscle bike
$235.00
Time Remaining: 23d 14h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $235.00
Murray Chopper King Kat schwinn stingray muscle bike huffy
Murray Chopper King Kat schwinn stingray muscle bike huffy
$450.00
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 49m
Schwinn 1977 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1977 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" 5 Speed
$695.00
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Run-a-bout 3-speed Bicycle krate fastback
1968 Schwinn Stingray Run-a-bout 3-speed Bicycle krate fastback
$395.43
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 25m
Schwinn Stingray Krate ATOM Drum Brake bicycle HUB
Schwinn Stingray Krate ATOM Drum Brake bicycle HUB
$179.99
Time Remaining: 17d 20h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Muscle Bike Boy 20
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Muscle Bike Boy 20" Red 1970 Krate M80 SALE
$375.00
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
1970 Schwinn Pixie Stingray Survivor Beautiful Sting Ray
1970 Schwinn Pixie Stingray Survivor Beautiful Sting Ray
$250.00
Time Remaining: 3d 19m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Schwinn Fastback Parts or Project Vintage Bicycle stingray krate
Schwinn Fastback Parts or Project Vintage Bicycle stingray krate
$375.00
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $375.00
1968 Schwinn Stingray Run-a-bout 3-speed Bicycle
1968 Schwinn Stingray Run-a-bout 3-speed Bicycle
$900.00
Time Remaining: 16d 2h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $900.00
 Schwinn Stingray  Early Jan 1970 Bicycle Muscle Bike campus green
Schwinn Stingray Early Jan 1970 Bicycle Muscle Bike campus green
$325.00
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $325.00
 Schwinn Stingray Fastback 3 Speed 1969 Bicycle Muscle Bike COOL LEMON
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 3 Speed 1969 Bicycle Muscle Bike COOL LEMON
$525.00
Time Remaining: 15d 16h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $525.00
Vintage TROXEL USA 1960`s TIGER Stripe BANANA SEAT Schwinn Stingray
Vintage TROXEL USA 1960`s TIGER Stripe BANANA SEAT Schwinn Stingray
$180.00
Time Remaining: 28d 20h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
1968 Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray MIDGET 16
1968 Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray MIDGET 16" Muscle Bike
$550.00
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $550.00
Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray 5 Speed Krate Bicycle 
Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray 5 Speed Krate Bicycle 
$800.00
Time Remaining: 17d 16h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift 1973 (Last Year of the Stick Shift)!
Schwinn Stingray 5 Speed Stick Shift 1973 (Last Year of the Stick Shift)!
$1,550.00
Time Remaining: 11d 13h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1,550.00
 Schwinn Stingray glitter banana seat saddle vintage reflector sissy bar
Schwinn Stingray glitter banana seat saddle vintage reflector sissy bar
$200.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bantam Boys Blue Bike Bicycle Convertible
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bantam Boys Blue Bike Bicycle Convertible
$279.99
Time Remaining: 25d 19h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $279.99
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$695.00
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Vintage 18
Vintage 18" Schwinn Stingray Banana Saddle Persons Made in USA Red w/Chrome
$250.00
Time Remaining: 23d 12h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
1964 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE BLUE LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 21d 11h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$499.99
Time Remaining: 14d 38m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
Vintage SCHWINN STINGRAY Black & Silver Glitter SMOOTHIE Banana Seat PERSONS USA
Vintage SCHWINN STINGRAY Black & Silver Glitter SMOOTHIE Banana Seat PERSONS USA
$179.95
Time Remaining: 27d 22h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $179.95
VINTAGE Schwinn Stingray BLUE GLITTER w Chrome Mylar BANANA SEAT Persons USA
VINTAGE Schwinn Stingray BLUE GLITTER w Chrome Mylar BANANA SEAT Persons USA
$189.95
Time Remaining: 28d 22h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $189.95
Schwinn 1965 Deluxe Stingray Lime Mint 3-speed 16 “ Bicycle
Schwinn 1965 Deluxe Stingray Lime Mint 3-speed 16 “ Bicycle
$1,399.00
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $1,399.00
Old School BMX 1973 Schwinn Stingray 20
Old School BMX 1973 Schwinn Stingray 20" Flamboyant Red Original COMPLETE Bike!
$499.95
Time Remaining: 20d 21h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $499.95
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 27d 22h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $695.00
Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray 12 Inch Blue
Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray 12 Inch Blue
$249.69
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $249.69
Schwinn 1975 Fastback Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1975 Fastback Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" 5 Speed
$899.00
Time Remaining: 20d 15h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $899.00
Schwinn Stealth StingRay Chopper Bicycle Super Rare 👍 Great COND ~ PICK UP ONLY
Schwinn Stealth StingRay Chopper Bicycle Super Rare 👍 Great COND ~ PICK UP ONLY
$300.00
Time Remaining: 11d 12h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Vintage Schwinn Deluxe Light Generator Set Part 04140 Stingray Krate Early 1967
Vintage Schwinn Deluxe Light Generator Set Part 04140 Stingray Krate Early 1967
$189.95
Time Remaining: 14d 18h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $189.95
Schwinn Fastback 5 Speed Stingray Bicycle
Schwinn Fastback 5 Speed Stingray Bicycle
$1,499.99
Time Remaining: 28d 10h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $1,499.99
1964 USA MADE SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE
1964 USA MADE SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE
$2,150.00
Time Remaining: 22d 18h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $2,150.00
Vintage 1960s Original Schwinn Stingray VIOLET GLITTER Mylar Seat Chubby Grips +
Vintage 1960s Original Schwinn Stingray VIOLET GLITTER Mylar Seat Chubby Grips +
$349.95
Time Remaining: 25d 14h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $349.95
Vintage Original 1970s Schwinn Stingray SKY BLUE GLITTER Pleated BANANA SEAT
Vintage Original 1970s Schwinn Stingray SKY BLUE GLITTER Pleated BANANA SEAT
$219.95
Time Remaining: 26d 23h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $219.95
Vintage BLUE Schwinn FAIR LADY Stingray Bicycle Original Paint (SPG026167)
Vintage BLUE Schwinn FAIR LADY Stingray Bicycle Original Paint (SPG026167)
$299.00
Time Remaining: 13d 15h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
Vintage PERSONS USA 1970s SCHWINN STINGRAY Red Glitter Vinyl BANANA SEAT
Vintage PERSONS USA 1970s SCHWINN STINGRAY Red Glitter Vinyl BANANA SEAT
$219.95
Time Remaining: 8d 16h
Buy It Now for only: $219.95

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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