How do I know if my Schwinn Stingray is real?

Where is the serial number on a Schwinn Stingray?

LIMITED PRODUCTION Schwinn models have serial numbers stamped on the left rear fork end, where the rear wheel is attached on the opposite side of the drive chain. IMPORTED Schwinn bicycles have serial numbers either under the pedal crank housing or on the left rear fork end.

What years were Schwinn Stingrays made?

As a result, in 1963 a wheelie bike was introduced to the public as the Schwinn Sting-Ray. By the end of 1964, Schwinn Sting-Rays accounted for 70 percent of bike sales in the U.S. The Schwinn Sting-Ray remained in production until 1981, with nostalgic reissues of the original Krates in 1998, 2004, 2008, and 2011.

What is the rarest Schwinn Stingray?

The Grey Ghost is the rarest of all the bikes produced in the legendary Schwinn Krate series. Similar to the Cotton Picker, the Grey Ghost never sold very well, and therefore was only produced for one year.

How can I tell what year my Schwinn bike is?

Look for the serial number on the lower head tube (right above the wheel on the front of the bike) for Schwinns produced between 1970 and 1979. Those produced after these dates will usually have a serial number stamped on the bottom bracket shell (the rear axle hanger holding the wheel in place).

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How much is a vintage Schwinn bike worth?

The value of old Schwinn bikes is between $100 and $700 but it’s all depending on the model of your Schwinn bikes. Some of the older, more rare vintage Schwinn bicycles in mint condition give you a more reasonable price of about $850.

What colors did Schwinn Stingray come in?

The mass-produced Schwinn Sting-Ray was an instant success; it was perfect for wheelies, and the “banana” seat accommodated the rider and his “date.” The Sting-Ray came in vibrant colors, including Flamboyant Lime, Radiant Coppertone, Sky Blue, and Violet.

Where are Schwinn Stingrays made?

No, not anymore, Schwinn bikes before the 1980s were made in Chicago in the US but after that time they were imported from Asia. The company was founded by German engineer Ignaz Schwinn in Chicago in 1895.