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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1968 schwinn stingray coppertone coaster brake banana seat muscle bike
1968 schwinn stingray coppertone coaster brake banana seat muscle bike
$275.00
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 10m
1970 Schwinn Krate Stingray Green
1970 Schwinn Krate Stingray Green "Pea Picker" Chicago IL Built Muscle Bicycle
$1,795.00
Time Remaining: 27d 19h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
1967 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed Fastback original paint bicycle krate
1967 Schwinn Stingray 5 speed Fastback original paint bicycle krate
$1,495.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 46m
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1971 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Campus Green
1971 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Campus Green
$225.00
Time Remaining: 27d 23h 1m
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Restored Schwinn Stingray Frame For Guard Lime Green AS IS
Restored Schwinn Stingray Frame For Guard Lime Green AS IS
$199.99
Time Remaining: 29d 28m
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Vintage 1980 Schwinn CHICAGO Hurricane 5 Bicycle Speed BMX Stingray Muscle
Vintage 1980 Schwinn CHICAGO Hurricane 5 Bicycle Speed BMX Stingray Muscle
$375.00
Time Remaining: 29d 2h 57m
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SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE ATOM DRUM BRAKE 16 INCH FRONT WHEEL
SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE ATOM DRUM BRAKE 16 INCH FRONT WHEEL
$225.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 45m
1967 schwinn stingray
1967 schwinn stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 2m
1971 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Muscle Car Era Bike Original Not A Repaint Pick Up
1971 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Muscle Car Era Bike Original Not A Repaint Pick Up
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 56m
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE  ~ 1 owner
SCHWINN STINGRAY BICYCLE ~ 1 owner
$279.00
Time Remaining: 29d 4h 53m
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Vtg 1968 68 SCHWINN STINGRAY old bike 2 speed kickback original paint Chicago
Vtg 1968 68 SCHWINN STINGRAY old bike 2 speed kickback original paint Chicago
$900.00
Time Remaining: 29d 1h 27m
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Vintage 1965 1966 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Banana Seat Muscle Bike Violet
Vintage 1965 1966 Schwinn Stingray Deluxe Banana Seat Muscle Bike Violet
$202.50 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 54m
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE DISC BRAKE PEA PICKER FRAME ONLY
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE DISC BRAKE PEA PICKER FRAME ONLY
$199.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 31m
Schwinn stingray  muscle bike  vintage bicycle
Schwinn stingray muscle bike vintage bicycle
$200.00
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 51m
ORIGINAL early 1972 Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Bicycle Rare Coaster Bike
ORIGINAL early 1972 Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Bicycle Rare Coaster Bike
$850.00
Time Remaining: 4d 11h 9m
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Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate Banana Seat NOS Authentic
Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate Banana Seat NOS Authentic
$191.00 (65 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 9m
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE DISC BRAKE FRAME ONLY
VINTAGE ORIGINAL 1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE DISC BRAKE FRAME ONLY
$159.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 46m
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Schwinn Stingray,Muscle Bike Solo Polo Persons Seat
Schwinn Stingray,Muscle Bike Solo Polo Persons Seat
$202.50 (71 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 13m
All Original 1970s Blue Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray 20
All Original 1970s Blue Schwinn Fair Lady Stingray 20" Bicycle Floral Seat VTG
$200.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 45m
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1969 Schwinn Krate Stingray Pea Picker Five Speed Stik-Shift Bicycle Complete
1969 Schwinn Krate Stingray Pea Picker Five Speed Stik-Shift Bicycle Complete
$380.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 15m
Stingray deluxe Schwinn HC73918 20
Stingray deluxe Schwinn HC73918 20"
$499.00
Time Remaining: 17h 55m
Vtg 1964 64 SCHWINN deluxe STINGRAY old bike original lime paint Chicago rare
Vtg 1964 64 SCHWINN deluxe STINGRAY old bike original lime paint Chicago rare
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 29d 2h 15m
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Vintage Schwinn Stingray Persons 1963 1964 Red Solo Polo Banana Seat
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Persons 1963 1964 Red Solo Polo Banana Seat
$199.99
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 39m
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Schwinn Stingray Krate Banana Seat Muscle Bike
Schwinn Stingray Krate Banana Seat Muscle Bike
$800.00
Time Remaining: 24d 2h
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RARE BARN FIND 1973 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate 5 Speed Disc Brake Bicycle
RARE BARN FIND 1973 Schwinn Stingray Orange Krate 5 Speed Disc Brake Bicycle
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 24d 19h 56m
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schwinn stingray krate Grey ghost
schwinn stingray krate Grey ghost
$399.00
Time Remaining: 23h 50m
1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE APPLE PEA DISC BRAKE  5 SPEED FRAME AND HEAD BADGE
1972 SCHWINN STINGRAY ORANGE APPLE PEA DISC BRAKE 5 SPEED FRAME AND HEAD BADGE
$198.75
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 7m
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Rare Schwinn Stingray Bike Chopper Adult Spoiler Limited Edition
Rare Schwinn Stingray Bike Chopper Adult Spoiler Limited Edition
$1,750.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 59m
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1967 SCHWINN STINGRAY Bike Green Color Goose Neck Handle Bars Metallic Seat
1967 SCHWINN STINGRAY Bike Green Color Goose Neck Handle Bars Metallic Seat
$299.99
Time Remaining: 5h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
1972 SCHWINN MANTA RAY ORANGE KRATE / STINGRAY DISC BRAKE  5 SPEED FASTBACK
1972 SCHWINN MANTA RAY ORANGE KRATE / STINGRAY DISC BRAKE 5 SPEED FASTBACK
$405.00 (107 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 37m
1967 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY SPEEDSTER MUSCLE BIKE S5 VINTAGE BICYCLE BLUE 67!
1967 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY SPEEDSTER MUSCLE BIKE S5 VINTAGE BICYCLE BLUE 67!
$299.95
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 20m
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1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BIKE~GLITTER BANANA SEAT & GRIPS~BLUE~ONE OWNER
1969 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK BIKE~GLITTER BANANA SEAT & GRIPS~BLUE~ONE OWNER
$599.99
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 57m
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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: 21h 44m
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Vintage Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray Krate 5-Speed Stik Shift Atom Original Rare
Vintage Schwinn Grey Ghost Stingray Krate 5-Speed Stik Shift Atom Original Rare
$3,350.00
Time Remaining: 19d 40m
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Vintage Roadmaster Bicycle Schwinn Stingray
Vintage Roadmaster Bicycle Schwinn Stingray
$150.00
Time Remaining: 17d 23h 11m
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schwinn stingray Orange County Chopper Motorrize Bike Just Reduced 4 Quick Sale
schwinn stingray Orange County Chopper Motorrize Bike Just Reduced 4 Quick Sale
$599.00
Time Remaining: 27d 6h 1m
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1967-68 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK ORANGE PEA  KRATE  5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY
1967-68 SCHWINN STINGRAY FASTBACK ORANGE PEA KRATE 5 SPEED SHIFTER ASSEMBLY
$168.75
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 27m
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Vintage SCHWINN STINGRAY lemon peeler KRATE 5-SPEED BICYCLE Muscle bike
Vintage SCHWINN STINGRAY lemon peeler KRATE 5-SPEED BICYCLE Muscle bike
$1,600.00
Time Remaining: 26d 2h 59m
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Schwinn Vintage Stingray Seat
Schwinn Vintage Stingray Seat
$225.00
Time Remaining: 19d 22h 46m
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Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Frame Repainted February 1969
Schwinn Stingray Lemon Peeler Frame Repainted February 1969
$200.00
Time Remaining: 24d 5h 5m
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1967 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY SPEEDSTER MUSCLE BIKE S5 VINTAGE BICYCLE BLUE 67!
1967 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY SPEEDSTER MUSCLE BIKE S5 VINTAGE BICYCLE BLUE 67!
$299.95
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 20m
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Schwinn Stingray vintage Deep Tuffted Silver Glo  65 66
Schwinn Stingray vintage Deep Tuffted Silver Glo 65 66
$375.00
Time Remaining: 1h 6m
Black Schwinn Stingray Krate Bicycle Walmart Special Boxed.
Black Schwinn Stingray Krate Bicycle Walmart Special Boxed.
$299.00
Time Remaining: 18d 21h 21m
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Early 1970s Schwinn Stingray Pixie
Early 1970s Schwinn Stingray Pixie
$150.00
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 19m
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Schwinn Stingray Persons Seat Strut Sissy Bar Square Back 1964 Nice Condition
Schwinn Stingray Persons Seat Strut Sissy Bar Square Back 1964 Nice Condition
$179.00
Time Remaining: 11d 7h 53m
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Vintage  Bicycle Schwinn Stingray Fastback 67
Vintage Bicycle Schwinn Stingray Fastback 67
$220.00
Time Remaining: 19d 34m
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Springer fork Schwinn Stingray spoiler
Springer fork Schwinn Stingray spoiler
$400.00
Time Remaining: 28d 20h 55m
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 Schwinn Stingray Vintage 1970 Bicycle Muscle Bike campus green krate fastback
Schwinn Stingray Vintage 1970 Bicycle Muscle Bike campus green krate fastback
$650.00
Time Remaining: 7d 8m
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Schwinn 1975 Fastback Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1975 Fastback Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" 5 Speed
$399.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9m
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1970-72 Schwinn Pixie Stingray All Original Parts In Excellent Condition!!!
1970-72 Schwinn Pixie Stingray All Original Parts In Excellent Condition!!!
$175.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 16m
Schwinn Stingray Krate, Lemon Peeler Sting Ray
Schwinn Stingray Krate, Lemon Peeler Sting Ray
$1,177.00
Time Remaining: 13d 22h 19m
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Stranger Things Schwinn Stingray Mikes Bike Limited Edition 1/500 Netflix Rare
Stranger Things Schwinn Stingray Mikes Bike Limited Edition 1/500 Netflix Rare
$900.00
Time Remaining: 12d 4h 51m
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Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
Schwinn Stingray O.C. chopper motorized bicycle
$695.00
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 30m
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1968 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate
1968 Schwinn Stingray Apple Krate "Barn Find" original unrestored condition
$2,234.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 30m
1975 Schwinn Junior Stingray Kool Lemon Yellow Color Mostly Original
1975 Schwinn Junior Stingray Kool Lemon Yellow Color Mostly Original
$249.00
Time Remaining: 14d 7m
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Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Made In USA
Schwinn Stingray Banana Seat Made In USA
$300.00
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 55m
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Schwinn banana Seat scrambler stingray old school BMX Persons seat Schwinn
Schwinn banana Seat scrambler stingray old school BMX Persons seat Schwinn
$179.00
Time Remaining: 26d 23h 8m
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1968 Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray MIDGET 16
1968 Schwinn DeLuxe Stingray MIDGET 16" Muscle Bike
$500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 41m
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Schwinn Stingray Red Glitter Persons Banana Seat and Grip Set
Schwinn Stingray Red Glitter Persons Banana Seat and Grip Set
$175.00
Time Remaining: 22d 23h
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VINTAGE SCHWINN
VINTAGE SCHWINN " EXERCISER " STINGRAY STYLE CAMPUS GREEN w/ PAPERWORK - NMINT
$200.00
Time Remaining: 24d 9h 56m
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Schwinn Stingray  Red Bantam Boys Girls Bike Bicycle Convertible bar NICE!
Schwinn Stingray Red Bantam Boys Girls Bike Bicycle Convertible bar NICE!
$299.99
Time Remaining: 25d 22h 13m
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Schwinn StingRay black yellow badge  Vintage Bike Frame 20 inch boys bike muscle
Schwinn StingRay black yellow badge Vintage Bike Frame 20 inch boys bike muscle
$150.00
Time Remaining: 14d 8h 53m
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PERFECT STING-RAY - 1975 RED Schwinn Stingray Bike - 20
PERFECT STING-RAY - 1975 RED Schwinn Stingray Bike - 20" - 5 Speed Apple Crate
$699.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5h 37m
Schwinn 1977 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20
Schwinn 1977 Stingray Vintage Bicycle 20" 5 Speed
$695.00
Time Remaining: 14d 1h 35m
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Vintage EARLY Persons 1960's Schwinn Stingray Silver Glitter Banana seat AMAZING
Vintage EARLY Persons 1960's Schwinn Stingray Silver Glitter Banana seat AMAZING
$250.00
Time Remaining: 6d 6h 35m
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1971 Schwinn Lemon Peeler Krate bicycle vintage picker ghost fastback stingray
1971 Schwinn Lemon Peeler Krate bicycle vintage picker ghost fastback stingray
$600.00
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 4m
Banana Seat - Schwinn Stingray - Persons - Fastback - Green Sparkle Muscle Bike
Banana Seat - Schwinn Stingray - Persons - Fastback - Green Sparkle Muscle Bike
$300.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 16m
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Schwinn Stingray Krate, Lemon Peeler
Schwinn Stingray Krate, Lemon Peeler
$2,099.00
Time Remaining: 11d 4h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $2,099.00
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Violet 5 Speed Stik Shift  Bike Bicycle 66
1966 Schwinn Stingray Fastback Violet 5 Speed Stik Shift Bike Bicycle 66
$1,199.99
Time Remaining: 27d 4h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $1,199.99
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bantam Boys Blue Bike Bicycle Convertible
Vintage Schwinn Stingray Bantam Boys Blue Bike Bicycle Convertible
$279.99
Time Remaining: 23d 5h 45m
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Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray 12 Inch Blue
Schwinn Lil Tiger Stingray 12 Inch Blue
$249.69
Time Remaining: 2d 52m
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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: 8d 23h 57m
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Vintage Blue 1979 Schwinn Speedster Mens Bicycle stingray Manta ray fastback
Vintage Blue 1979 Schwinn Speedster Mens Bicycle stingray Manta ray fastback
$349.99
Time Remaining: 27d 23h 15m
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Vintage 18
Vintage 18" Schwinn Stingray Banana Saddle Persons Made in USA Red w/Chrome
$150.00
Time Remaining: 20d 22h 23m
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VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
VINTAGE SCHWINN STINGRAY, 1977, 5-SPEED MODEL J38-9
$474.99
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 54m
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Vintage Schwinn Deluxe Light Generator Set Part 04140 Stingray Krate Early 1967
Vintage Schwinn Deluxe Light Generator Set Part 04140 Stingray Krate Early 1967
$169.95
Time Remaining: 13d 20h 6m
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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
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 18d 21h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $3,295.00
1979 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY 16
1979 USA SCHWINN STINGRAY 16" PIXIE REALLY NICE ALL ORIGINAL GREAT VINTAGE LOOK!
$300.00
Time Remaining: 29d 8h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Schwinn Persons Blue Glitter Stingray Banana Seat
Schwinn Persons Blue Glitter Stingray Banana Seat
$325.00
Time Remaining: 8d 28m
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20
20" Bike Vintage SCHWINN Stingray Hollywood 1968 !
$399.99
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $399.99

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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