1971 Schwinn Sting-Ray Campus Green

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

1971 Schwinn Sting-Ray Campus Green

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

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.

13 thoughts on “1971 Schwinn Sting-Ray Campus Green

  1. 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.)

  2. 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?

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