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#1 2019-11-21 12:29am

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1980 Schwinn The Sting

1980 Schwinn The Sting

<div>1980 a Schwinn The Sting built to factory 80-81 specs</div>
<div>Frame- 1980, last of the US made Schwinn BMX frames.

Hand brazed at the paramount road bike factory in Chicago. OG factory applied decals.
- 1st gen, 79-80 version Tange made Sting forks
-NOS OG factory Sting specific headset (unique roadbike size head tube w bmx size bearings an races)
-NOS Schwinn stamped Suntour all alloy stem
-near mint OG sting bars (correct 80-81 version
-NOS 80's 2nd gen Oury sting grips
-Original Schwinn made Sting post
-NOS brooks b18 Sting saddle w OG guts
-NOS oversized 28.6mm Schwinn stamped Sting specific alloy seat post clamp
-NOS Weinmann 1024 factory Sting brake caliper w Weinmann pads, lever and Shimano cable
-Near mint team Schwinn cranks (Sugino version) w Sugino 44t chainring an Sugino chainring bolts. Shimano bottom bracket
-Araya 7c rims w DE may 1979 Suntour hubs, rear cassette 16t cog
-NOS mks-bm10 alloy pedals
-Near NOS 1st year made team Schwinn Maximiser tires 20x1.75 front an rear (I know near-NOS isn't a word, however, you know what I mean).
-mint OG Sting reflector set
-NOS Sting stem an bar pads, repop frame pad (still on the hunt).
Team Schwinn Maximisers Tires not NOS but they were until Steve decided to let his kid ride on them, cleaned up well for 40yr old rubber and nylon, 1st yr produced (1980) team Schwinn Maximisers which became the factory installed tire for the Sting by late 1981. Made by National Tire Co and same tire co that made NTKK motocross tire and Snakebelly for Cyclepro and nearly identical to the Snakebelly. The Snakebelly and Team Schwinn are the acceptable tire to use for the STING. Team Schwinn Maximisers are 1st year 1980 dated same year as this Sting. This Blue Sting frame and forks are from CSears, who I traded a 1979 Blue Sting for. So the original Blue 1979 was a complete bike from someone in Texas who raced it a few times as a kid in the 80s and has been stored since. He sold it to Steve L, a member of the Schwinn Sting club, who sold it to me. Chris detailed the complete bike and made if prefect. He traded out the Texas 1979 Blue sting for his 1980 Blue Sting, which was the better condition frame set. However Chris wanted to enter a bike into the under 1980 class, thus the trade for my 1979 Blue Sting. A win win trade, especially for me! Details on the history provided by Chris S.

Want to Buy (WTB):  NOS Frame sets 1979 to 1985 old school BMX (race bikes).
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#2 2019-11-22 11:27am

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Re: 1980 Schwinn The Sting

Looks great! Love the blue Stings!



#3 2019-11-22 5:32pm

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Re: 1980 Schwinn The Sting

I’m looking for a frame pad also,it’s been a long hunt:(Killer sting!

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#4 2019-12-05 3:38pm

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