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:
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
11 thoughts on “1971 Schwinn Deluxe Stingray Kids Bicycle”
I had one of these, with a bronze colored frame and black banana seat. Trip down memory lane.
I do remember those. All the cool kids had one. Unfortunately they came out to late for me to have one.
And too early for me.
We also had this in the 1970s in Belgium 👍👌
Thanks for sharing. Such a popular bike.
But really not easy to drive. I rode a little with such a bike from a friend pfffffff
I’ve wondered how they ride.
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.
I’m pretty sure I had one of these when I was a kid, or at least, something that looked just like it … Except mine was orange of course!