65 Schwinn Deluxe


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kasper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 12, 2017
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#21
I have seen a letter missing before (extremely rare) on these bikes.
Being a “long frame” with the first character “A” = Jan. with a space which would be a “B” = 66 in Sky Blue.

The photo shows were the date would be on the inside fork.
This one is a April 1965 Sky Blue.

The depth and consistency of your font date looks odd. Very precise.
The early bike dates were sketchy

The letter missing is not rare it's how the sting Ray's from 63-66 were stamped they only had 1 letter in front of the numbers
 

60sstuff

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 7, 2017
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Fremont, California, United States
#22
Kasper,

Not sure what book you have been reading?

Starting in 1965, all Stingray serial numbers started with “2” Letters, then a series of numbers which defines a group.

First letter = month
Second letter = year

Have a look at a few samples. First four are “A” = 1965. Last photo is “B” = 1966.


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mrg

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 9, 2010
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#24
Lets see that fork & crank #, bet its late 65 early 66 with bars/neck, rims etc changed, probably just missing the second ( B ) letter, good project.
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
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#25
Lets see that fork & crank #, bet its late 65 early 66 with bars/neck, rims etc changed, probably just missing the second ( B ) letter, good project.
His serial number was stamped January 27, 1966.

(1966)
Date ----------------- Serial #`s From --------------------- To
01/24 -------------------- A11111 -------------------- A15412
01/25 -------------------- A15413 -------------------- A19954
01/26 -------------------- A19955 -------------------- A23566
01/27 -------------------- A23567 -------------------- A28010
01/28 -------------------- A29011 -------------------- A31157
01/31 -------------------- B11111 -------------------- B14602

Quote from the list: #'s above recorded in error

No they weren't, the serials had a stamping error and the list is correct.
 

kasper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 12, 2017
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Brooklyn, United States
#26
Well I know for certain 63 and 64 were single letter before the numbers only. will send pics of examples later. I dont just read books I talk to the gurus also and do lots of research.
 

60sstuff

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 7, 2017
55
144
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Fremont, California, United States
#27
Mr. K,

This thread is talking about the mentioned Blue Stingray and what year it may be, 65 or 66?

We are not talking about 63-64 that have a “number” for the year.
Your the one that said 63 thru 66 used just one letter. LOL.

GURU, Research, Really.
 
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kasper

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 12, 2017
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Brooklyn, United States
#28
So now because you think you know everything your gonna try to make fun of another sting ray hobbyist. Real cool guy. Your a clown I guarentee u I have more knowledge then u any day of the week and i bet I'm younger then you as well. Not for nothing i said 63-66 because of the January 66 bikes being 1 letter errors. Try not to take things so literally. Anytime you wanna battle about the sting Ray's let me know. No challenge. Have a great day cabers minus that tool . PS people are here to help each other not be a dick.
 

mrg

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 9, 2010
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#29
I know the screwed up #'s date it to Jan 66 but still wonder about the fork/crank dates?
 
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razinhellcustomz

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 28, 2018
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#34
Picked up a 65 Schwinn Deluxe this past weekend. Regarding the tires, these are repop Stingray tires- rear Taiwan made knobby & front China made Westwind. Just asking for the Stingray gurus to please chime in on my questions. 1. What tires should this model really have? 2. What value do the repop Schwinn whitewall knobbies & Westwinds have today ? 3. Does anyone know when these repops were made?
4. And are the repop whitewall Schwinn knobby & Westwind still available?

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Iv'e seen some of these Deluxe rays with the cheaters on the back and some with the Gripper slick tires. Most of them i think had the west wind tires on the front. Hope this helps. If the tires are still serviceable, Replace the tubes and go for it. Ride On. Razin. P.S. Really nice looking Deluxe sting ray.
 

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