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Schwinn Stingrays: '78 3-speed Fair Lady, '79 Lil’ Chik & '04? Kids Chopper

Old 07-22-22, 01:37 PM
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Schwinn Stingrays: '78 3-speed Fair Lady, '79 Lil’ Chik & '04? Kids Chopper

Hello,
I am new here and signed up because I was hoping someone was willing to share their expertise/opinion about the (market) value of these 3 old Schwinn Stingrays.
They have been neglected in my garage in Pittsburgh, PA, and are patiently waiting for some attention.
They all have original tires, paint, and parts. And some rust (see photos below).
Please let me know if more/other photos would be useful, and (if so) what I should be showing more of.
Thank you in advance for your time and expertise.

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#1 Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady 1978 model, sky blue 3 speed, 20”
Serial number DN513047 (likely manufactured April 1977)


Fair Lady
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#2 Schwinn Stingray Lil Chick 1979 model
, sky blue 1 speed, 20”

First year of new ‘color coordinated’ styling (new saddle design, etc.) Serial number: K8538534—likely manufactured May 1978


Lil' Chik

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Schwinn Stingray (OCC-type) kids Chopper Bike 2004? purple, removable training wheels
Barely ridden; it was surprisingly tough to find info about this one on-line. From what I could find, it seems that these weren’t endorsed by OCC at the time because Schwinn was still working on a deal with Harley, which fell through before the OCC marketing deal was done. I bought it at Toys R Us.


Chopper
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Generally, girl's bikes are worth a small fraction of boys bikes. What people really want are the five speed boys "Krate" bikes. Sometimes the girl's style bikes make excellent donor bikes for someone rebuilding a boys bike (lots of common parts).

The Cabe is the best source of information on bikes like this. I can't see the modern one having any significant value.
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Thank you Thrifty Bill!!

Thank you very much. I appreciate you taking the time to answer.

Do you think something like $100 is a good number for each of the girls' Stingrays from the 70's? Or something else?

I wasn't sure what kind of fraction makes sense for parts like you mentioned, and I don't know what the boys' versions of the same age/condition might be.

I looked at a bunch on-line before I posted this, but I know I don't really know what to look for condition-wise and would end up guessing. It seems like it varies a lot.

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Generally, girl's bikes are worth a small fraction of boys bikes. What people really want are the five speed boys "Krate" bikes. Sometimes the girl's style bikes make excellent donor bikes for someone rebuilding a boys bike (lots of common parts).


The Cabe is the best source of information on bikes like this. I can't see the modern one having any significant value.
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Thank you -

OK- I will see what they have to say - thank you and enjoy your ride/s!!

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Originally Posted by wrk101
Generally, girl's bikes are worth a small fraction of boys bikes. What people really want are the five speed boys "Krate" bikes. Sometimes the girl's style bikes make excellent donor bikes for someone rebuilding a boys bike (lots of common parts).

The Cabe is the best source of information on bikes like this. I can't see the modern one having any significant value.
way back I bought a coaster brake one for $25 and turned it into a proto BMX bike - welded in a top tube half way up and a brace between the two down tubes- ditched the chain guard and kick stand, a number of other mods, sold at a handsome profit and bought a Phil bottom bracket and used pair of Campagnolo pedals.
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Have you still got the fairlady?
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