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Old 06-22-11, 09:39 AM
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Need help identifying this Schwinn Bike

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:

http://s1200.photobucket.com/albums/...view=slideshow

Serial Number (KC18525) - I couldn't find that KC was a valid combination so this has me confused. Thanks!
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Old 06-22-11, 09:45 AM
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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.
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Old 06-22-11, 09:48 AM
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It's not just you Amesja, all us newbies got together a few weeks ago and planned a coordinated barrage of Schwinn questions? Ha
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Old 06-22-11, 10:04 AM
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Why is that not a valid combination? KC = October 1967.
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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?

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Old 06-22-11, 10:35 AM
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I think I've got it nailed down now - it is a 1967 Schwinn Stingray Fair Lady. Thanks for all the help everyone!
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Old 06-22-11, 10:40 AM
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Although the frame was stampled in 67, it probably is a 68 model. This seems to match it - or what left of it:

http://www.re-cycle.com/images/Schwinn/1968cat/26w.jpg
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Old 06-22-11, 06:31 PM
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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.
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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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