Last Updated on July 8, 2023 by FAB Jim The Cyclist
Here is a nice example of a 1969 Schwinn Sting-Ray in campus green. This one has the 2-speed automatic kick back rear hub. Other features are the chrome fendors, front brake, and white glitter sparkle banana seat. This kid’s bike has 20” wheels.
The hub is a Bendix yellow band. These sound pretty neat, though I’ve never ridden one. They have a coaster brake built into them and also have two gears. The gear ratios are 1:1 and 1:.67. When you kick back like you are going to brake, it will change gears. Shifting this one would make it easier to climb hills.
These frames sure have character, super neat old bike.
Retail price was $69.95