1970 SCHWINN PEA PICKER KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY BANANA SEAT STIK S2 MUSCLE! Here is a rare original April 1970 Schwinn Stingray "PEA PICKER" 20 Krate MUSCLE BIKE! (DF Serial Number) This bike is from the era when most everything was cool! The HEMICUDA, Mach 1 Mustang, and Camaro Z-28 come to mind! This is agruably one of the very COOLEST Schwinn bikes of all time!EVERY kid wanted one back in the day... Few were lucky enough to own one. You did not see them often back in the day, and almost NEVER see them in any condition these days! They were designed after the drag racing muscle cars of the time!
They hit the nail on the head with this one! The bike is LOADED with cool options only found on the top of the line "Krate" series at the time. The bike has the cool correct "cantalever" 5-speed Schwinn frame, cool wide apehanger handlebars, matching Schwinn hand grips, chrome Schwinn SPRINGER front forks with S bolts, cool Schwinn BOW pedals, chrome front and rear fenders, 5-speed "Mag" sprocket, cool rear SHOCKS sissy bar and so much more!
It has the cool Schwinn S7 front rim with the correct ATOM drum brake. The rear wheel is a 5-speed S2 Schwinn rear wheel. Both front and rear tires hold air. The front tire is a Schwinn. The rear tire is a slightly newer replacement tire.
I dont know where you would find another like it! Though it is not flawless, I think the paint is ok for a 45+ year old BOYS bicycle! LOVE the fact that it is still original paint! The chrome is shiney but not perfect show quality.
It has ORIGINAL PAINT 5-speed chainguard. (has a fresh decal) The bike has the cool 5-speed STICK SHIFTER and with operable hand controlled brakes. (this one even has the overload tube) It shifts and brakes. (could use standard fine tuning/adjustment, as the bike has been in long term storage) Seat is cool but has rips. (use it like it is, recover it, or replace it).
The Krate series of bikes is awesome! These bikes continually go UP in value and will make for a great investment!Now is your chance to own one of the COOLEST bikes EVER MADE! Make someone in your life happy with this one. This is a cool bike that you can enjoy for years! You RARELY find these bikes anymore! They were all abused and thrown away back in the 1970s-80s. Finding one these days is a big challenge. They are very cool and people enjoy owning, riding, and displaying them! Most people do not sell these bikes once they have them. Be the first to get this bike back out in the light and have fun with it! I believe this to be a fairly nice original unmolested bicycle unless otherwise noted. The bike would need a resto for show or enjoy it in its current unrestored patina. The paint is original but does have obvious chips scratches etc. The chrome is shiney but is not perfect show quality. Handlebars chrome is not great.
Bike would look nicer with a serious detailing. Both wheels have a slight wobble when you spin them. (most every used bike out there seems to) These are AWESOME bikes! Most people do not sell them who have them.I hope you love it! Take good care of this bike and it will only go UP in value! Flawless originals sell for thousands of dollars! Own this one for much less!
People will ABSOLUTELY LOVE seeing you riding this one! Take it to a car show or cruise night! People remember these but never see them these days!
People will talke about you and your cool bike for years! Sorry for the LONG description, these bikes really excite me. People will ENVY you when you ride by at a car show or on the street with this bike! I try to list anything I notice with the bike.Keep in mind this is a vintage bike that has probably not been ridden for a while so it may need minor tuning, bearings greased, polishing, etc, These bikes are getting harder to find and are more popular than ever before! You will enjoy owning, riding, and displaying it for years! People always remember these bikes but seldom see them in person. I take them in to have them packaged so they almost always arrive in the same condition as they left us. They are all available right now!
I try my very best to describe as accurately as possible. The item "1970 SCHWINN PEA PICKER KRATE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY BANANA SEAT STIK S2 MUSCLE" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Bicycles\Complete Bicycles". The seller is "shadow27" and is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.