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***Rare Estate Sale find***

All Original, Schwinn Green "Pea Picker" Krate, Sting-Ray Five-Speed Bicycle. From a high-end estate sale in Tucson. Been in storage since the late 60s or early 70s. Everything works. Original Sting-Ray 20 in. Slick Wide Tire, Five-Speed Stick Shift, Rear Caliper, Front Drum Brakes, High-Rise Handlebars, Perfect Green Handle Grips, Perfect Green Banana Shock Mounted Seat, No rust, Very very minor imperfections. I'd say it's like new, but it's at least a solid 9+ on a scale of 1 to 10. It needs to be in a collection, too nice to ride. You won't be disappointed. Examine photos carefully!

Included is a paper parts catalog, said to be 10 to 15 years old, from a former authorized Schwinn classic parts dealer. "Hyper-Formance 'Rays", no longer in business. Spare parts can be obtained at koolestuff.com.

Price: $3999.00, OBO, cash, No low balls!!
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