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All of the parts for Schwinn Stingrays are pretty available online but they are not cheap. It is not so much that the parts are expensive but you can quickly get more invested in these bikes than they are worth, especially the reproduction bikes.

We decided to change our plans and put the green bike back on Craigslist with some of it cleaned up.

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We got several calls about the bike. We ended up selling to bike to a guy for $45. This guy, like most, had several muscle bikes and was looking to add to his collection. He planned to keep it so it didn’t matter to him how much he would end up investing in it to restore it.

After selling both bikes we ended up making $35. While it seems like a lot of hassle for a little bit of money, we enjoy getting to tinker around.

We still have the rear slick from the blue bike to sell which will probably add another $10 to our profits.

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This project has not been complex by any stretch but it has been fun bringing this old bike back to life.

The only thing I had to replace on the bike was the rear tire. I decided to buy an after market tire instead of an original Schwinn mainly because of the price. I was really only going for the right look with the whitewall. The tire I bought wasn’t a slick but the profile had the look I wanted. Plus it was only $20 instead of $100.

After the tire and tube arrived, it was merely a matter of putting on the rear tire, putting the chain back together and putting the chain guard back on.

I think the bike came out much better than I expected.

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