1971 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray Kids Bicycle

Last Updated on February 8, 2023 by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Check out this real American classic bike.  A 1971 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray bicycle with 20” wheels.  Some kid was rolling cool with this one.  Lemon color is yellow metal flake.  Have a look at this beauty:

1971 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray Lemon

Chrome plated fenders, cantilever frame, bucket saddle, and built-in kickstand.  Reliable single speed with coaster brake.  Colors available were Campus green, sky blue, and lemon. 

Suggested retail price with coaster brake $67.95

I’m a little bit too young to have had one of these, but I remember seeing them around.  By the time I got a bike all the kids road BMX bikes.  But I can really see why these were popular for so long.  This was made in the Chicago factory.

From the Schwinn Catalog:


Designed primarily for fun. Featuring high maneuverability, short turns, quick starts and stops. With small wheels, short wheel-base, high-rise handlebars and long saddle struts. Responsive to ride, with the pep and control of a line sports car.

Images donated by South Shore Cyclery

Published by FAB Jim The Cyclist

Jim has over 40 years of experience with bicycles and loves road and mountain biking and just going for calm cruises. He is a mechanic who has built custom bikes and is also very interested in bike history.

11 thoughts on “1971 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray Kids Bicycle

  1. Sadly, these days the newer models are in metric. I purchased a bike recently that was in metric and found it was cheaper to order the inner tubes from France than purchase them locally.

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