| I have 28 hole Sturmey- Archer A.W. 3 speed hubs for sale. E- mail if you need one for your Schwinn or whatever.|
| Hi- |
Im new to vintage stingrays, but had a look alike model back in 1971 when I was a kid. Im buying a single speed stingray, but would eventually like to convert to a 3 speed. Do you know if that is possible, and if so, what are you asking for one of your hubs? Thanks-
| I have a Schwinn Sting-Ray, Five Speed Fastback with the serial number GC22490. I am trying to determine the year it was made but I can't find it in the serial number list.|
Can anyone help me determine year of mfr.
| I got July of '67 from the bunch o bikes page|
| Thanks Mark! I went to the "bunch o bikes page" but I didn't see serial number info. How did you derive the month and year?|
| There's a serial number chart here on oldroads.|
Just click on "General Resources" at the top of any page.
| I looked at the chart on this sight and did not find any starting with GC. I looked a stingray today,that someone is selling, and the serial number on it started with HE. I could not find it on the list on this site either.|
| "Schwinn Serial Number Chart"|
First character is the Month,
(A=Jan, B=Feb, C=Mar ...)
Second char = year
(A=1965, B=1966 ,C=1967 ...)
The serial number moved from the rear axle to front headtube in 1970.
| Im wondering if this is a real Schwinn frame, I just started on this hobby and so I dont know anything as of yet. The seller states it as a 60s 20" Stingray but not really sure about it. Am I getting ripped off on a knockoff? Thanks in Advance.|
| THAT IS A REAL STINGRAY,BUT I THINK ITS FROM THE 80-S CHECK THE SERIEL #|
| Post-1979 to be exact.|
| Can anyone speak to the quality of the new Stingray reproductions, made in 2005 apparently. A five speed Grey Ghost and a purple basic model are available I know. Am thinking of getting one for my daughter, but wonder if anyone has any feedback.|
| i have seen the reproductions and i do not particularly favor them.the front forks are way too fat and they have brackets on them which hold the brake and shifter cables on which are just two flimsy pieces of metal. they do not look to be the best planned out bike. stick with a classic, and if your kid doesnt like it, you can always pull your money back out of it no matter how many years later you sell it.|
| I second that. Well said, and true.|
| THEY ARE NOT AS SOLID, OR AS WELL MADE AS THE ORIGINALS, BUT THEY ARE A NICE BIKE FOR A KID.ALL IN ALL NOT A BAD BIKE.|
| A collector pal of mine bought one for his kid and I watched him let his kid ride it and I did not think it was a safe thing to do. If the rider jumps and gets rough with it I would start getting nervous.|
Really, these are cheesy. Stay with the old school Schwinns and they'll hold the investment well.
|Here is a picture of the bike that I can't seem to find any info on anywhere...ugh! More pictures of it here in my webshots album http://community.webshots.com/user/5gazelle|
| Oops...Ok so I screwed up on the picture..please just check out the all the pictures here if you are interested http://community.webshots.com/user/5gazelle|