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, Schwinn reflector pedals, chrome front and rear fenders, (rough but easy to find) 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.
(side dented and has a rust section) The rear wheel is a 5-speed S-2 Schwinn rear wheel. Both front and rear tires hold air. The front tire is a Schwinn. The rear is a newer non Schwinn tire.I dont know where you would find another like it! The paint looks original but is super rough. The chainguard has what is left of the original screen. The bike has the cool 5-speed STICK SHIFTER and hand controlled brakes. I got it like you see it and did NOT take it apart to date parts. Krate bikes and parts are a good investment!
SO, I bought this bike with intent of redoing it and keeping it in my personal stash. I never looked at the serial number until now. I was BLOWN AWAY when I saw this bike being made in June of 1973!
(the Cotton was made in 1971 and 1972) I have NEVER seen a Cotton Picker with a 73 dated Serial number. Look close, the paint looks to be original and has the red oxide primer underneath. Paint is rough but I do not see any evidence of any other colors underneath? I dont believe it to be repainted? (see pics and be your own judge) Being a 1973, I can only assume this one was born from the factory with a rear Disc Brake?
Again, I got it like you see it! The Krate series of bikes is awesome! These bikes continually go UP in value and will make for a great investment!
Even if you dont restore it, hang it on the wall or put it in your bike collection for an awesome conversation piece! 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.I got this one just like you see it. It has been in very long term storage and cannot wait to be enjoyed once again!
Every single aspect of this bike needs to be restored. (see pics, I took over 40 and have nothing to hide) Needs a chain rear brake cable, rh side springer nut, etc. The stick shifter moves the derailleur. 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! I took many and have nothing to hide! 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 "1973 SCHWINN COTTON PICKER KRATE MUSCLE BIKE VINTAGE STINGRAY 5-SPEED STIK S2" is in sale since Thursday, January 14, 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.