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Old 06-22-11, 06:03 PM   #1
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Schwinn Sting-Ray for childhood! Trying to identify year and specific package

Hi my name is Dylan,
When i was 11 for my birthday i got a Sting Ray. But i need to find out what year and specific model of the sting ray here are the deails.

Black frame (not a fast back)
Singke Speed Coaster Brake Only
The fork was like Suspention with like a shock in the front
Bannana Seat with horisontal threading all down the seat (Black)
20" inch wheels
Not the one with a really fat tire in the back
The really Tall Handle Bars
SissyBar
Almost a candy Black Paint on it and on seat
1 peice Crank
Schwinn badge in front
I think i threw away the chain guard and yes


I dont have the bike im just trying to find a similar one online so i can resot it and ride it!!!!! PLEASE HELP....THANKS
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Old 06-22-11, 06:06 PM   #2
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When i was 11 for my birthday i got a Sting Ray. But i need to find out what year and specific model of the sting ray
It would provide a lot of information if you let us know what year you got it...

My first bike was a 5-speed Stingray and I loved, loved, loved that bike.
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Old 06-22-11, 06:08 PM   #3
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well im 15 now... i got it from a used bike shop down the shore..i miss it..it got stolen.. i know it sounds like im 50 and trying to regain childhood memorise..but like that bike was amazing...I own and restore vintage 10 speeds..and i really try to stay away from schwinn in that catigory but i JUST WANT MY STING RAY BACK lol
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When I was 15 my Stingray frame broke terminally. Got it for Christmas when I was 6. A used rental from the local park. Threw all the parts away. Everything was worn out with the exception of the rear coaster hub. Wish I'd saved it.

One of my favorite bikes of all times. No other bike since has been loved like that one. I understand yer pain, kid. Sorry.

The serial number was A23817. Still remember that. What year was mine?
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if i were you i would let that one go and save your money and buy a real schwinn sting-ray, one thats made in the 1964 1/2 - 1975, thats when the were real good! i used to be real into collecting them a few years back, i used to ride them all the time, way nicer than the stuff they make today! you can look for one like you had when you are going through your "im going to turn 30 crisis!
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..urgg.... IM NOT talking about that cheap wanna be motorcycle sting ray....it was between 64 and 74...it was a real one... I would spend 1000 dollars to have mine back but unfortunetly it got crushed......by the way Flying Merkel that is almost my exsact story! i took it apart then could neve put it back togheter
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If it had a shock in the front, that sounds like one of the 'krates or lemons maybe? Page through the catelogs on re-cycle. Here is a link to the 1969 one, but you can replace the year with any you want.

http://www.re-cycle.com/history/schw...n1969_cat.aspx
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thanks so much...imstarting to think the fork was aftermarket because it had 20 inch rims on both side and same tires not like the usual one in the back for like the 1968
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..urgg.... IM NOT talking about that cheap wanna be motorcycle sting ray....it was between 64 and 74...it was a real one... I would spend 1000 dollars to have mine back but unfortunetly it got crushed......by the way Flying Merkel that is almost my exsact story! i took it apart then could neve put it back togheter
the only schwinn stingray they made in black was the fastback, so yours was not original paint if it was a cantilever frame. what makes you so sure that it was made between 64-74?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYnbQuPZBx4 ... if you stop at 2:31 ...that kid has a spring fork on his stray but it isnt a krate
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If it had a shock in the front, that sounds like one of the 'krates or lemons maybe? Page through the catelogs on re-cycle. Here is a link to the 1969 one, but you can replace the year with any you want.

http://www.re-cycle.com/history/schw...n1969_cat.aspx

the krate series had a 16 inch front wheel, on the 5 speed stik-shift models they had an atom front drum brake on front, the coaster models didnt have a front brake. there were deluxe stingrays that had factory spring fork in the front with 20 inch wheels.
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Thats it...show me a picture..you might have found it!
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http://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/years_by_model.html


I know it doesn't help the OP, but I found my bike .. it was a 1978ish Schwinn Hurricane. Seems pricey for 1978!

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I know it doesn't help the OP, but I found my bike .. it was a 1978ish Schwinn Hurricane. Seems pricey for 1978!

i dont think that kid can get those pants up any higher! kool bike!
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That would have been less than 5 years ago-
I'm willing to bet it was a Walmart "black Friday" (day before x-mas sale) bike (S/S Krate replica)
They turn up on ebay all the time new in the box, go for around 200 bucks sometimes.
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It was'nt trust me it was a 1970 Schwinn Sting-Ray "Deluxe Springer" in black.....My favortie bike!!!
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It was'nt trust me it was a 1970 Schwinn Sting-Ray "Deluxe Springer" in black.....My favortie bike!!!
Looks like you've answered your own question.

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