Classic & Vintage - Need help identifying this Schwinn Bike
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06-22-11, 10:39 AM
Can any of you experts help me narrow down the exact make/model/year of this bike? I know it is a Chicago-built Schwinn and most likely a Stingray Lil-Chik but I want to make sure. I also am not sure how to figure out what year the bike is, even though I have the serial number. I tried looking up the serial number on the various Schwinn Serial Number sites but no luck:
Serial Number (KC18525) - I couldn't find that KC was a valid combination so this has me confused. Thanks!
Is it me or is it the season for brand new members posting here trying to ID their old Schwinns? This is like #4 this week.
Welcome to the forums. Hope someone here can help you. Stick around after you get your questions answered by one or more of the Schwinistas.
06-22-11, 10:48 AM
It's not just you Amesja, all us newbies got together a few weeks ago and planned a coordinated barrage of Schwinn questions? Ha
06-22-11, 11:04 AM
Why is that not a valid combination? KC = October 1967.
06-22-11, 11:09 AM
Thanks Beach Comber! I should have clarified - when I went to the various sites, they would show the valid prefixes and I wasn't seeing KC anywhere. So this looks to be a 67 Schwinn Stingray Lil-Chik? That wouldn't make sense though because I think Lil Chik's were only made between 71 - 85 but the body style seems to be a Lil Chik. Maybe something else?
06-22-11, 11:35 AM
I think I've got it nailed down now - it is a 1967 Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady. Thanks for all the help everyone!
06-22-11, 11:40 AM
Although the frame was stampled in 67, it probably is a 68 model. This seems to match it - or what left of it:
06-22-11, 07:31 PM
schwinn also had a "slik chik" girls sting-ray from 65-71. i still have my 65 lime, 67 violet, 67 coppertone, 69 sky blue, 70 white, and 71 campus green slik chiks, all in very good 100% original condition, a couple are in mint condition! i was THE biggest slik chik freak! yours has a slik chik front fender but the back looks like a fair lady fender, slik chiks had a wider s-2 rim on the back while the fair ladys had a s-7 like the front.
06-22-11, 07:34 PM
oh yes i forgot, your frame was a 3 speed frame, i can tell by the brake bridge. look closely at your chain guard you might be able to see a ghost of the old screen print lettering
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