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Been busy with life and haven't even been hunting bikes for a couple years and then this happened😳. Found this one 35 minutes from my front door. Still shocked, pictures are as I found it, haven't even touched it with the exception of removing the basket off of the front. The sprocket is a bit confusing as the rest of the bike is very original. Anyway, ready to get this one cleaned up and looking good (seat is stuck for the moment in that position). Never had an early one, love the coppertone!
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I'd agree. If a true Deluxe in '64 it would've had a reverse screen guard. Not sure where you are but if you're in Iowa and want to sell, let's talk. Thanks!
 
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10-4! Yeah, I totally get that. Enjoy!!
 
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The handle grips aren't Schwinn either.
From the 64 catalog:
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I had a brand new lime green Schwinn like that in 1964 or so. I think it came standard with a slick drag race style rear tire and I added chopped chrome fenders.
 
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Nice...I thought the chrome fork cap was deluxe...looks like it came on both trims.
Sting Rays of all trims always had the chrome crown. Typhoons, Skippers used the 20'' Sting Ray frame over the years but NEVER had the fork crown. That's how you can easily ID those models absent a chainguard or screen (decal). Assuming the stock fork is present.
 

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Still gorgeous....But then again I'm a raging Schwinnthusiast so consider me to be slightly biased
 
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Nice score!! FYI, the fenders aren't original for the year. Even though it has that original license sticker on the fenders they must have been (non Schwinn) after market fenders that were installed by the bike shop or first owner. And the sprocket definitely isn't OG to the bike. You just need a Lucky-7 sprocket, original Schwinn grips and remove the fenders and you won't get harassed by the hardcore Stingray guys :)
 

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