19 Oct Schwinn Fairlady Girl’s Bicycle Review 30 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Customer Reviews
Schwinn Classic Sting-Ray Fair Lady Girl’s Single-Speed Bicycle, Featuring 13-Inch/Small Step-Through Steel Frame, Rear Coaster Brake, High-Rise Ape Handlebars, and 20-Inch Wheels, Pink ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Features the iconic Schwinn Fair Lady steel frame and rigid fork.
- Schwinn period-correct parts give the bike a vintage look and feel.
- Single speed drive train is simple to use; intuitive rear coaster brake provides sure stops.
- Includes the classic Sting-Ray banana seat and high-rise ape handlebar with grips.
- 20-inch wheels fit riders age 6+, or 4’0” to 5’0”. This bike comes ready to be assembled and includes a limited lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike.
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Mr. Tibbs 3.0 out of 5 starsWorth the money? ⭐️⭐️⭐️
March 5, 2019 Color: Blue Style: Step-over Frame Verified Purchase
Is this bike worth $300? Well, yes and no. It is a “real” Schwinn made by the same company (Dorel/Pacific Cycle) that makes and owns brands such as Cannondale, GT and Mongoose in addition to Schwinn. It has the look of a Stingray and will pull on your nostalgic heart strings, but IMHO for the price it should have been a more faithful reproduction of the original Stingray. There doesn’t seem to be any reason why one color costs more than the other when both seem equally available. It probably costs Schwinn less to make this bike than a more complex $100 China made modern BMX bike from Walmart. The front forks are not even close to the chrome capped originals. If I’m not mistaken the 1999 Country Time Stingray reproduction did have chrome capped front forks. There are no dart decals on the front forks either. Front wheel and tire is 20” x 1.95” instead of 20” x 1.75” of original. Rear tire is same size, 20” x 2.125”, as original. Wheels do not have any “S7” or “S2” stamping. No chrome fenders are included. The front stem uses 6mm socket bolts instead of hex head bolts like original. Stem diameter into front tube is 21.1mm (0.833”) and accepts a 1.0” raised clamp area on handlebar. The rest of handlebar is 7/8” diameter. Schwinn name plate on front tube is adhesive backed for attachment instead of using screws. Seat is not very plush and doesn’t seem as well padded as the original. Sissy bar uses spacers where it attaches to the seat because it doesn’t have the bends of the original that narrow the spacing. Sissy bar diameter is a thick 19mm. Pacific Cycle says they have replacement parts available, but if you are looking to restore an original they might not be what you’re looking for. The bike came well packed in the cardboard shipping box. Lots of foam wrapping and zip ties to protect the parts and paint. Not much to assemble. Attach front wheel to forks, attach pedals, insert stem into front tube and tighten socket bolt, adjust handlebars and tighten clamp bolt, slide sissy bar into clamps, adjust seat and tighten bolts, go ride. The bike seems to be built as sturdy as the original so probably no problem for 200 pound riders taking a gentle ride down memory lane. Might not hold up for the same rider at the local skatepark. This bike doesn’t seem to be selling out like other Stingray reproduction releases. Time will tell if this bike has any collector value. I asked about the production numbers and got a reply of under 300. Shipping box had printing that alluded to “XXX of 242”, but no number was filled out. I’m thinking this bike may not be that limited as it’s been on sale for around two months on Amazon. Overpriced? No question, but if you are very nostalgic and have the money this bike may fit the bill. It’s cheaper than trying to buy or restore an original to the same condition. I wanted to re-create a Stingray in the early 70s BMX style that my friends and I used to ride. On our old Stingrays we changed the tires to knobbies, changed the pedals to Rat Traps, tossed the chain guard, switched out the handlebars to BMX style with the crossbar, added front and side plastic number plates, cut the sissy bar and lowered the banana seat. After seeing what originals were available on eBay and their cost it was cheaper and easier to transform this bike. This is probably not the bike to buy for your kid to ride and leave lying around in the driveway. For those that just want a faithful reproduction of their original Stingrays from yesteryear I would hope that Schwinn does a better job the next time around. Especially for the price point Schwinn is charging for the nostalgic trip.
David Swanson 5.0 out of 5 stars2019 schwinn stingray blue ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
February 14, 2019 Color: Blue Style: Step-over Frame Verified Purchase
The bike came double packaged so the box doesn’t get damaged. Very well packed and very nice quality. The alloy wheels won’t rust and the blue is almost a candy color. Future collectible.
Linda HD 5.0 out of 5 starsBetter than expected, Very nice ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
August 20, 2019 Color: Blue Style: Step-over Frame Verified Purchase
Very nice old school bike. Brings me back to my youth in the early 1960’s.
I always wanted a Schwinn Sting-Ray.
The bike even has the original racing slik rear tire.
Just a note, you will need metric tools to put assembly the bike.
Very easy assembly!
Danny Villalon 5.0 out of 5 starsMy dream bike ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
August 16, 2019 Color: Red Style: Step-over Frame Verified Purchase
The bike was way better than I expected. Easy to assemble. My dream bike when I was a kid. It’s mine now never too late to get what you should have gotten. Later it’s my grand kids what a grab.
Johanna Russell 4.0 out of 5 starsIt’s cool…. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
May 29, 2019 Color: Blue Style: Step-over Frame Verified Purchase
I gave a 4 star due to the sissy bar sliding up and down after tightening all the way. Had to take it to a bike repair shop the same day I got it. Other than that it’s cool. Wish it was made in America.
Hilary 5.0 out of 5 stars awesome bike! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
September 27, 2019 Color: Red Style: Step-over Frame Verified Purchase
I bought this bike and i loved it it rides well and is vary durable i road it a lot for the 1st few weeks but now i ride it a little less but still a great bike
May 8, 2019 Color: Blue Style: Step-over Frame Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What’s this? )
We have three boys and they ride their equipment and toys HARD. I’m naturally a saver and don’t like spending money. We went through three cheap bikes in a year. They could withstand the boy’s abuse AND our unrelenting brutal southern California sun. It was very frustrating.
My 6yo finally learned how to ride a bike and we gave him this to replace the 2 junk ones that fell apart within 3 months. Yes – the price is higher than Walmart / Target bikes. But the Schwinn Classic is truly that….it’s a CLASSIC and the quality deserves the higher price point.
We are currently saving for a second one for our 4yo. We are trying to get him one for Christmas so we are putting aside about $35 a month.
We didn’t realize how hard the other cheaper bike’s were to learn on . He was struggling but when he got on this bike..it was smooth and he felt “stronger”. (his words) . I think he had an easier time because of the higher “ape style” handle bars. He felt more in control.
This bike is sturdy and durable. It doesn’t seem to dent or scratch easily. (which is a big deal for my house.) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I’m giving this 5s because old-school classic brands are worth the price. This company has a solid reputation and the quality is impressive.
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