Schwinn Sting-Ray 50th Anniversary Edition

By - November 23rd, 2013

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In 1963, Schwinn capitalized on a local trend of fitting bicycles with motorcycle-inspired detailing by releasing the Sting-Ray. It was created by Schwinn designer Al Fritz and featured a high-rise, banana seat and ape hanger handlebars. By the end of the following year, the wheelie bike would go on to account for 70 percent of bicycle sales in the U.S. Production eventually ceased 1981, but the legendary bike is being revived for its 50th anniversary. The special “Fritz Fifty Edition” Sting-Ray will be produced in a limited run of 500 and hit select Schwinn retailers the first week of December. Additionally, you can enter a drawing to win a special anniversary Sting-Ray through Schwinn’s Facebook page.

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