Classic Schwinn Sting-Ray in campus green color. This is the bike every kid wanted during the time period. Short wheelbase for fast turns. This is the coaster brake version; it also came in 3 and 5 speed. MAG sprocket, chrome fenders, and Schwinn tubular rims. A cool vintage kid’s bike.
Originally retailed for $59.95
13 thoughts on “1971 Schwinn Sting-Ray Campus Green”
I loved those, but sadly never had one. 😊
Yeah I only saw them around when I was a kid.
My first new bike came when I was 21. All the previous bikes were hand-me-downs or shared. The way I saw it, only rich kids got Sting Rays. (The forward-tilted saddle in your photo looks really uncomfortable.) I once tried to sell greeting cards in order to earn a 5 speed bike. My dad thought all those gears were ridiculous. (I failed to sell enough, but did get a gasoline-powered airplane that flew in a circle on strings.)
I remember those planes. Did you get dizzy?
Yes. When I could actually get the engine to start.
Kids are lucky to have affordable remote controlled planes and drones now.
Wow! A Dollar for every pound! 🤣🤣
I had a Vindek High Riser in the 70s… what a bike… German made and knocked spots off the more trendy things about at the time…
Can you imagine I once had a bike like this one where I rode to school with my trombone case somehow secured Why don’t they make bikes for musicians?
So very true, it was the same for me too!
I think I had that one …coaster break