1971 SCHWINN COTTON PICKER KRATE VINTAGE STINGRAY BANANA SEAT BIKE S2+SPRINGER! HERE IS A COOL FIND!
Here is a rare original Jan 1971 Schwinn Stingray "PEA PICKER" 20 Stingray Krate bike. Hard to read but the Serial Number appears to be AG? 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" Schwinn frame, cool wide apehanger handlebars, matching Schwinn hand grips, chrome Schwinn SPRINGER front forks, Schwinn BOW pedals, coaster "Mag" sprocket, chrome front and rear fenders, cool rear SHOCKS sissy bar and so much more! It has the cool Schwinn front S7 rim.
The rear wheel is the double knurled S-2 rear wheel with a Bendix hub. Both front and rear tires hold air. The front tire is a Schwinn Superior.The rear is a super cool factory original Schwinn STINGRAY raised white letter tire! The tires show age, but hey, so do I! I dont know where you would find another like it! This one has its original paint chainguard! (has a fresh decal) The bike is an original single speed with coaster brakes. (you never see the coaster brake models) This bike has been in very long term storage and cannot wait to be enjoyed once again! The seat has obviously been replaced and it not "correct" for the bike.
It does look cool though! This bike has been in storage for a very long time and cant wait to be enjoyed and appreciated! Bikes like this rarely come along in any condition. The COTTON PICKER is an excpetionally HARD TO FIND MODEL!
Most of these were beaten, abused, left outside, and thrown away decades ago. Finds like this almost NEVER come along these days!
I hope you enjoy it! 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.
NOTED FLAWS It is not 100% flawless but is fair for its age. The bike was born white, painted blue, then poorly painted white again.(looks ok in the pics but is not great) The chrome is shiney but is not perfect show quality. Both wheels have a slight wobble when you spin them. (seems every used bike out there does too) Both wheels have a slight wobble when you spin them. (most every used bike out there seems to) The little trim piece that covers the front fender hanger is missing. The KRATE bike series Orange, Apple, Lemon Peeler, Cotton Picker, Grey Ghost, are some of the coolest bikes ever made! This is a great find! Take it to a car show or cruise night! People remember these but never see them these days! People will talk 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 "1971 SCHWINN COTTON PICKER KRATE VINTAGE STINGRAY BANANA SEAT BIKE S2+SPRINGER" is in sale since Thursday, September 19, 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.