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    Identify Schwinn frame



    I'm deeply in love with this build, and would love to know as much about the frame and fork as possible to replicate it, with a few twists of my own.

    I don't know much about these type of bikes nor old Schwinn frames, so any help is much appreciated!

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    I believe that is a sting ray or krate bike. The fork is a bent springer.
    I wanted one of these aswell but it was awful to ride, the short cranks are horrlibe and you must be careful when turning because the pedals will scrape. I ended up building a stretch cruiser instead.
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    Yep, 1960's/70's style Stingray or Krate frame, fork is an aftermarket bent springer. Considering how popular and expensive (in 1960's/70's dollars, it took a lot of news paper deliveries and lawn mowing and snow shoveling to pay for one) the Krates were, (thus fairly rare to be seen on the street or in a school's bike rack), it is probably a Stingray frame. The Krates had a 16 inch front wheel, rather than the standard 20 inch of the Stingrays.
    You can get all the parts - including the frame and fork - from pretty much any bicycle 'Low Rider' shop/store online.
    "Whenever I see an adult riding a bicycle, I know there is hope for mankind." (H. G. Wells)

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