Bicycle Love: 1969 Schwinn Orange Krate

by Eric Shalit on May 4, 2011

This is Dan with his unrestored 1969 Schwinn Sting-Ray Orange Krate. He told me he also owns a 1968 Lemon Peeler, 1970 Cotton Picker, 1971 Pea Picker, 1971 Grey Ghost, and 1969 Apple Crate. Gotta have them all. I remember when a kid on my street got one of these. I hated that kid. Dan demonstrates that there’s another side to cycling than training for the STP. This is from the day when Schwinn really meant something.

New for 1968. The hottest Sting-Ray of them all! Note the front drum brake. $86.95

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Marge May 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

what a beauty!

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Bryan August 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I’d have cut off my left arm in ’69 to have one of these beauties!

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