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 Stingray 1963 Mfg. Aug. 8th Flamboyant Lime Restored
Schwinn Stingray 1963 Mfg. Aug. 8th Flamboyant Lime Restored
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 52m
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 Original Schwinn Stingray and other models owners manuals lot of 63 some NOS
Original Schwinn Stingray and other models owners manuals lot of 63 some NOS
$174.99
Time Remaining: 5d 15h 30m
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schwinn stingray chopper bike
schwinn stingray chopper bike
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 16d 23h 39m
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1968 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate
1968 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate
$1,400.00
Time Remaining: 28d 15h 9m
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Schwinn Stingray Krate Frame 1970 Orange Krate
Schwinn Stingray Krate Frame 1970 Orange Krate
$250.00
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 55m
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Schwinn Stingray Krate Key Chain
Schwinn Stingray Krate Key Chain
$165.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 36m
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Schwinn Stingray Violet Frame, Chainguard, Forks, Early date D4, April 1964
Schwinn Stingray Violet Frame, Chainguard, Forks, Early date D4, April 1964
$449.00
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 9m
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 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
$650.00
Time Remaining: 20d 16h 33m
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1968 Schwinn StingRay fenderless 5 speed
1968 Schwinn StingRay fenderless 5 speed
$895.00
Time Remaining: 20h 14m
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Schwinn Stingray 1966 Deluxe Coppertone Original Nice
Schwinn Stingray 1966 Deluxe Coppertone Original Nice
$2,200.00
Time Remaining: 5d 17h 33m
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Schwinn Stingray 1970 Apple Krate Frame & Parts
Schwinn Stingray 1970 Apple Krate Frame & Parts
$250.00
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 43m
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Schwinn Original SPRINGER FRONT FORKS - Stingray Parts
Schwinn Original SPRINGER FRONT FORKS - Stingray Parts
$179.95
Time Remaining: 29d 3h 34m
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1974 Schwinn Stingray - Fastback
1974 Schwinn Stingray - Fastback
$500.00
Time Remaining: 9d 15h 25m
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Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stick,Orange - 1973 one year only color
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed Stick,Orange - 1973 one year only color
$600.00
Time Remaining: 24d 22h 53m
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Schwinn Stingray Krate 1968 Lemon Peeler Frame And Chainguard Only, Read  L$$k
Schwinn Stingray Krate 1968 Lemon Peeler Frame And Chainguard Only, Read L$$k
$310.00
Time Remaining: 14d 38m
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1967 schwinn stingray deluxe
1967 schwinn stingray deluxe
$550.00
Time Remaining: 23d 14h 6m
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Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike pea picker
Schwinn stingray krate muscle bike pea picker
$4,800.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 34m
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Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe Springer 1965 Feb.23rd Restored Violet
Schwinn Stingray Super Deluxe Springer 1965 Feb.23rd Restored Violet
$2,795.00
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 58m
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1972 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate 5 Speed Disc Brake
1972 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate 5 Speed Disc Brake
$2,250.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 23m
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Original Schwinn Stingray CHECKER BOARD MIRROR
Original Schwinn Stingray CHECKER BOARD MIRROR
$200.00
Time Remaining: 27d 11h 25m
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Vintage 1975 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle - LOCAL PICK-UP
Vintage 1975 Schwinn Stingray Boys Bicycle - LOCAL PICK-UP
$439.99
Time Remaining: 11d 20h 9m
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Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed - Original 1973
Schwinn Stingray Fastback 5 Speed - Original 1973
$1,900.00
Time Remaining: 21d 17h 13m
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VINTAGE YELLOW SCHWINN STINGRAY  5 SPEED MUSCLE BIKE / BICYCLE
VINTAGE YELLOW SCHWINN STINGRAY 5 SPEED MUSCLE BIKE / BICYCLE
$490.00
Time Remaining: 9d 17h
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1978 Schwinn Stingray 
1978 Schwinn Stingray 
$152.50 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 39m
schwinn stingray  Orange Krate Seat
schwinn stingray Orange Krate Seat
$210.00 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 11m
Schwinn stingray fastback 1967
Schwinn stingray fastback 1967
$799.99
Time Remaining: 15d 14h 23m
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 Androck Bike Accessory for Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Baseball Bat Holder-NOS
Androck Bike Accessory for Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Baseball Bat Holder-NOS
$150.00
Time Remaining: 24d 18h 53m
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1971 Schwinn Stingray Cotton Picker Coaster Muscle Bike Springer Fork AS Chopper
1971 Schwinn Stingray Cotton Picker Coaster Muscle Bike Springer Fork AS Chopper
$760.00
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 27m
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1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BOYS MUSCLE BICYCLE BLUE VINTAGE BANANA SEAT S2 RAT
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BOYS MUSCLE BICYCLE BLUE VINTAGE BANANA SEAT S2 RAT
$355.00 (56 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 24m
SCHWINN STINGRAY CENTER NURLED S2 & S7 WHEEL SET DELUXE STINGRAY RIMS SIDE STAMP
SCHWINN STINGRAY CENTER NURLED S2 & S7 WHEEL SET DELUXE STINGRAY RIMS SIDE STAMP
$169.99
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 13m
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1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY RUN-A-BOUT 3-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE RUNABOUT Brown S2 + KRATE!
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY RUN-A-BOUT 3-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE RUNABOUT Brown S2 + KRATE!
$575.00
Time Remaining: 14h 38m
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1965 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Untouched Skyblue White walls Silver tufted
1965 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Untouched Skyblue White walls Silver tufted
$1,699.99
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 4m
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1969 schwinn 3 speed stingray stik shift
1969 schwinn 3 speed stingray stik shift
$550.00
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 59m
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schwinn stingray krate
schwinn stingray krate
$1,899.00
Time Remaining: 26d 11h 21m
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Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate 1973 Muscle Bike Original 1 owner
Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate 1973 Muscle Bike Original 1 owner
$1,695.75 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 17m
Lemon krate schwinn stingray bicycle
Lemon krate schwinn stingray bicycle
$1,899.00
Time Remaining: 27d 16h 40m
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Schwinn stingray 3 speed
Schwinn stingray 3 speed
$325.00
Time Remaining: 14h 44m
1967 Schwinn Stingray Ram horn Fastback Special
1967 Schwinn Stingray Ram horn Fastback Special
$750.00
Time Remaining: 22h 40m
 1966 Schwinn Stingray DELUX 3 Speed BLUE Tufted Bannana seat All Original
1966 Schwinn Stingray DELUX 3 Speed BLUE Tufted Bannana seat All Original
$699.00
Time Remaining: 14h 46m
1971 Yellow Schwinn Stingray With A 3 Speed Stik Shift
1971 Yellow Schwinn Stingray With A 3 Speed Stik Shift
$999.99
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 18m

schwinn stingray persons silver banana seat
schwinn stingray persons silver banana seat
$199.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 6m
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1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BOYS MUSCLE BICYCLE BLUE VINTAGE BANANA SEAT S2 RAT
1966 SCHWINN STINGRAY EARLY BOYS MUSCLE BICYCLE BLUE VINTAGE BANANA SEAT S2 RAT
$355.00 (56 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 24m
Schwinn Stingray Krate Fastback Stick Stik-Shift 5-Speed shifter overload tube
Schwinn Stingray Krate Fastback Stick Stik-Shift 5-Speed shifter overload tube
$197.50
Time Remaining: 20d 34m
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March 1968 Schwinn Stingray in red.  Serial number CD67294 Vintage Sting Ray
March 1968 Schwinn Stingray in red.  Serial number CD67294 Vintage Sting Ray
$175.00
Time Remaining: 17h 54m
Original Schwinn 20
Original Schwinn 20" SPRINGER FORK Stingray Super Deluxe / J33
$550.00
Time Remaining: 24d 17h 45m
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NICE VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY 1977 CHICAGO ORIGINAL WITH OEM STEERING WHEEL!!!!!
NICE VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY 1977 CHICAGO ORIGINAL WITH OEM STEERING WHEEL!!!!!
$325.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 38m
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1964 USA MADE SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE
1964 USA MADE SCHWINN STINGRAY SUPER DELUXE BICYCLE
$2,150.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 55m
1968 Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray MIDGET 16
1968 Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray MIDGET 16" Muscle Bike
$512.00
Time Remaining: 8d 17h 42m
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Schwinn Stealth StingRay Chopper Bicycle Super Rare ~ Great COND ~ PICK UP ONLY
Schwinn Stealth StingRay Chopper Bicycle Super Rare ~ Great COND ~ PICK UP ONLY
$200.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 40m
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Original Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Bike Banana Seat Bicycle Krate Fastback
Original Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Bike Banana Seat Bicycle Krate Fastback
$850.00
Time Remaining: 19d 21h 24m
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VINAGE Schwinn Stingray Krate Fastback Stik-Shift 3 SPEED DELUXE
VINAGE Schwinn Stingray Krate Fastback Stik-Shift 3 SPEED DELUXE
$168.42
Time Remaining: 16h 46m
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1974 Schwinn Stingray SF Giants bike
1974 Schwinn Stingray SF Giants bike
$399.00
Time Remaining: 14d 20h 28m
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Vintage Roadmaster bicycle Schwinn Stingray, Krate, Ghost, Fastback muscle bike
Vintage Roadmaster bicycle Schwinn Stingray, Krate, Ghost, Fastback muscle bike
$275.00
Time Remaining: 27d 13h 29m
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1965 Schwinn Stingray Super - DeLuxe seat, white deep tufted
1965 Schwinn Stingray Super - DeLuxe seat, white deep tufted
$300.00
Time Remaining: 11d 20h 42m
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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: 15d 12h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $1,550.00
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$695.00
Time Remaining: 12d 21h 5m
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Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
Schwinn Stingray Fastback RamsHorn Frame Forks & Kickstand July 1966 Coppertone
$250.00
Time Remaining: 20d 21h 32m
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1976 Schwinn stingray fully restored
1976 Schwinn stingray fully restored
$350.00
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 45m
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Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bantam Boys Blue Bike Bicycle Convertible
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bantam Boys Blue Bike Bicycle Convertible
$279.99
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 47m
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VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$549.99
Time Remaining: 13d 15h 58m
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Vintage 1968 Schwinn Stingray Junior Coppertone Bike Bicycle Sting Ray 68
Vintage 1968 Schwinn Stingray Junior Coppertone Bike Bicycle Sting Ray 68
$499.99
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 46m
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Schwinn 1980 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1980 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" Single Speed
$499.00
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 24m
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Vintage Schwinn Stingray VIOLET GLITTER Mylar Seat CHUBBY GRIPS No. 12 Reflector
Vintage Schwinn Stingray VIOLET GLITTER Mylar Seat CHUBBY GRIPS No. 12 Reflector
$399.95
Time Remaining: 29d 14h 11m
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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: 2d 21h 54m
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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
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 25d 10h 46m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY S-7 BEAUTIFUL RESTORED /RE CHROMED
SCHWINN STINGRAY S-7 BEAUTIFUL RESTORED /RE CHROMED
$245.99
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 23m
Schwinn 1977 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1977 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" 5 Speed
$895.00
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 46m
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Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
Schwinn Stingray; Green Krate model s2998wm REPLICA
$695.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 41m
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Vintage 18
Vintage 18" Schwinn Stingray Banana Saddle Persons Made in USA Red w/Chrome
$250.00
Time Remaining: 27d 11h 25m
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Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray 12 Inch Blue
Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray 12 Inch Blue
$249.69
Time Remaining: 8d 13h 53m
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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: 1d 21h 28m
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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: 4d 23h 42m
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Schwinn Fastback 5 Speed Stingray Bicycle
Schwinn Fastback 5 Speed Stingray Bicycle
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 46m
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Vintage Orig. 1960s Schwinn Stingray SKY BLUE GLITTER Chrome Mylar BANANA SEAT
Vintage Orig. 1960s Schwinn Stingray SKY BLUE GLITTER Chrome Mylar BANANA SEAT
$199.95
Time Remaining: 5d 14h
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1966 Schwinn 5 speed  Fastback StingRay Frame Fork barn find condition Rat Rod
1966 Schwinn 5 speed Fastback StingRay Frame Fork barn find condition Rat Rod
$174.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 13m
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Vintage PERSONS USA 1970s SCHWINN STINGRAY Red Glitter Vinyl BANANA SEAT
Vintage PERSONS USA 1970s SCHWINN STINGRAY Red Glitter Vinyl BANANA SEAT
$189.95
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 43m
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Vintage 1999 Schwinn APPLE KRATE Stingray Banana Seat & Original 2 Pie Reflector
Vintage 1999 Schwinn APPLE KRATE Stingray Banana Seat & Original 2 Pie Reflector
$169.95
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 37m
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Vintage 1963 1964 PERSONS DELUXE Diamond Tuck SOLO POLO Seat SCHWINN STINGRAY
Vintage 1963 1964 PERSONS DELUXE Diamond Tuck SOLO POLO Seat SCHWINN STINGRAY
$479.95
Time Remaining: 12d 17h 16m
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Vintage BLUE Schwinn FAIR LADY Stingray Bicycle Original Paint
Vintage BLUE Schwinn FAIR LADY Stingray Bicycle Original Paint
$300.00
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 58m
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20
20" Muscle Bike WHEELS Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bicycle Murray Huffy Lowrider S7
$155.00
Time Remaining: 23d 8h 21m
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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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