1973 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE KRATE VINTAGE VIOLET/PURPLE! Here is a rare original September 1973 SCHWINN STINGRAY "FASTBACK" 20 BICYCLE! ONE of the latest "Stik shifter" bikes ever made by Schwinn 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 one of the coolest bikes made by Schwinn! They look cool and are great riding bikes! The bike is in the original and very appealing purple/violet painted frame and forks with newer decals. The bike has cool wide apehanger handlebars, matching purple Schwinn hand grips, cool accessory pueple Hunt Wilde "lever covers" chrome fenders front and rear, cool rear sissy bar, Schwinn reflector bow pedals, and so much more!
I dont know where you would find another like it! The bike is an original 5-speed STICK SHIFT with operable hand controlled brakes.
(cables look to have been replaced) Has the cool krate "mag" sprocket in place. The bike shifts and brakes.
(It may need fine tune adjustment as this one has been in long term storage) The seat is original purple SCHWINN STINGRAY seat with the tag on the rear! This one has has Schwinn S6 front chrome rim and a Schwinn S6 5-speed rear.
The tires hold air and are newer replacement. I like the rear SLIK tire! You can still see evidence of the original injection moulding nubs on them.
(either low miles or they were replaced at some point). This was the pride and joy of one of the very first local collectors I met when I got in the hobby back in the 1990s. He had the bike repainted an amazingly COOL purple color back in the 90s. It reminds me of the purple Spectraflame color they used on the redline Hot Wheels cars in the late 60s.
(My photos do this one no justice) The chrome was not restored back then and it could use a good detailing from being in storage. 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. A great bike to display, ride and enjoy, or restore.
Would also be a great source of parts for your Schwinn Fastback boys bicycle! (would be a shame to see this used for parts but the choice is yours) You do not see these often! A great way to round out your collection or to start one! NOTED FLAWS This one was recently removed from very long term storage and cannot wait to be enjoyed once again! It is not 100% flawless but is not bad for its age.Yes, the bike was repainted and looks so cool! (has some chips etc) The chrome is shiney but is not perfect show quality. The 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 bikes rarely come along! I took lots of pics and have nothing to hide. Please look closely for exact condition. This is a cool bike in the RIGHT color!
The Fastback bikes ride much nicer than the cool KRATE bikes! (they look awesome but these ride much better) I hope you enjoy this! These do not come along often!
TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT AND THIS WILL ONLY GO UP IN VALUE! 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. Fed Ex just increased the rates.This is a 10+ day service and includes packing. I always try to keep things as reasonable as I can. They are all available right now! I try my very best to describe as accurately as possible.
The item "1973 SCHWINN FASTBACK STINGRAY 5-SPEED MUSCLE BIKE KRATE VINTAGE VIOLET/PURPLE" is in sale since Thursday, September 9, 2021. 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.