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.
How do I know if my Schwinn Sting-Ray is real?
Flip your bike over and look for a date code imprinted in the metal of the frame near the left pedal. Wipe dirt and oil from the date code, if necessary, so you can read it accurately. Check the last two characters in the date code. If they are “JD,” Schwinn manufactured the bike in 2004.
How do I tell what year my Schwinn Stingray is?
The serial number on a Schwinn frame will tell you the date that frame was manufactured. It will not identify the model of the bike, only the year the frame itself was manufactured.
How do I tell how old 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).
When was the first Schwinn Stingray made?
Schwinn introduced the original Sting-Ray in 1963 after the company realized kids in California had been customizing their bikes to look like motorcycles. Bikes were fitted with 20-inch wheels, elongated seats, rear “sissy bars,” and ape hanger handlebars. It didn’t take long for Schwinn to develop a similar style.
When did Schwinn stop making the Stingray?
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.
Is the Schwinn Sting-Ray for adults?
The new Schwinn sting-ray is back with more than familiar specifications and features including its steel frame and rigid fork. Sting-ray bikes for adults and kids are alike and ready to ride.
Is the Schwinn Stingray for adults?