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1965 Schwinn Stingray

1965 Schwinn Stingray

Schwinn Stingray frame, with a Tuff I in the rear, and a Tuff II in front. Schwinn Scrambler fork, silver Schwinn Crank and Neck, original Schwinn bars powder coated blue. Waffle grip and seat re-pops

I got my Son Zac a 2008 limited edition PK Ripper, and didnt like the rims, and since I am a Mag guy,  I got him some new Tuff II's on the Ripper and traded off the stock Ripper rims to a guy for this StingRay frame.  My friends at the Local Maaco do frames for $25, so I had it done in gloss black, and built it up with a Tuff I in the rear, and a Tuff II in the front. I built a 26" version of this bike as a big cruiser, and this is the little version for my son, for our cruiser days.  As for the front sprocket... I have been reading that the original scrambler front sprockets were inner / smaller sprockets that were used on the Schwinn Varsity, and the chain-ring / chain guard, so that is the sprocket, I just need to add the chainguard.  This was just a fun build, but will be cool with it's "Big Brother" the Schwinn Cruiser 5 I have built.  I have some cruiser bars to add to this to match up with the Cruiser 5, but I have get them done blue to match.

  • All-Around
  • Company: Schwinn
  • Model: Stingray
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"