Share your favorites on Show & Tell

two vintage Texas ranger bikes

In Sporting Goods > Bicycles > Show & Tell.
Bicycles102 of 1101Bicycle MotorbikeLooking to find information on this bike?
Love it
Like it

OlofZOlofZ loves this.
freonfreon loves this.
shareurpassionshareurpassion loves this.
charmsomeonecharmsomeone loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
roddyqroddyq loves this.
iggyiggy loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
EJW-54EJW-54 loves this.
swampdoggswampdogg loves this.
PoliticalPinbacksPoliticalPinbacks loves this.
See 10 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 4 years ago

    (1 item)

    I just bought these two bikes at an estate sale today. I was told by a friend, who is pretty knowledgable about antiques, that I should by them both, because I could turn a profit, I buy and sell on the side. I have looked up everything regarding these bikes, and I can't find any information on them... anything would help. I payed 180 for the pair. I called a local bike museum, and they said it was a Schwann based on the serial number, but what I am finding online is contradicting that.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    See all
    1980 PK Ripper BMX - 1 owner - 100% original down to the tubes
    1980 PK Ripper BMX - 1 owner - 100%...
    1988 Robinson Old School BMX 24" Complete Bike Cruiser GT DK Araya Tuf Neck
    1988 Robinson Old School BMX 24"...
    Old School RALEIGH AERO TEAM BURNER BMX Frame, Forks & Handle Bars
    Vintage HANTER FREESTYLE Old School...
    1980 PK Ripper BMX - 1 owner - 100% original down to the tubes
    1980 PK Ripper BMX - 1 owner - 100%...
    See all


    1. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      1st Welcome to CW stick around there's a lot of funs things to learn about here and tons of good folks to help.
      Had one of these Schwinn Stingray Fastback some bring a VERY good buck, not sure if you would be better off restoring or keeping it original someone here will know.
    2. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      Hope the slick tire can be fixed they cost a lot, I was thinking this was the 3 speed so it might be a different model? you can highlight the bike name above right click and search it should bring up a lot of them.
    3. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      Little closer look it could be a 1968 Sears Spyder the shifter looks a little off for a Schwinn
    4. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      OR LOL more like a 1969 Huffy Rail 'Stingray
    5. midcenturybee, 4 years ago
      Thank you for your help. I just got off the phone with a local bike shop, I was told it was probably sold from sear and the era is 70's to 80's. he offered me 350 for both. I'm now starting to think they are worth more than what I thought.
    6. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      I'm sure he wants to keep some meat on the bone, Maybe look on eBay and other sites once you track down just what you have however many on eBay ask the moon and never sell so I would look at sold prices, One the Schwinn Stingray Fastback took off everybody was making similar bikes for 15 years so it's going to take some sleuthing to find the exact model. most have 2 upper rails over and under where yours is side by side and most rear fenders extend past the rear seat post where your fender ends short of the post, I wrote to stonie a CW member who has posted several bikes asking him to take a look.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Does not look like Schwinn at all. See if that bike shop will give you $400. $350 seems like a fair price to me. They aren't super desirable like a 1960s Schwinn and you don't have a retail store where you can wait for the right buyer.
    8. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      Can you swap image #2 for a close up of the head badge? Our local bike guy said that will help but felt the offer you have is a very fair one.
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      I had the one for the girls. That's called a banana seat, and if I would have read the comments above, that is most likely there already. Mine did not have the bar in the middle, this was considered the 'boys' bikes. I want to add also that this is not an 'antique' but is considered 'vintage' so when you are looking up the bike, in your browser just add the words "vintage schwinn" to whatever the above mentioned.

      I don't know where you are but around here there are many car shows and I bet 9 out of 10 times, if you bring them to one of those shows, especially the low rider shows, you'd sell them in a heart beat. They like to do the same to these bikes somewhat like they do to their cars. Then you don't even have to pay a third party. I bet if after you clean them up a bit, you'll ride one and want to keep it!!! Very cool bikes!
    10. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      AMX? The Head Badge should have some info (from Stonie)
      > Vintage muscle bike
    11. midcenturybee, 4 years ago
      The head badge says texas ranger, and there is a AMF sticker on the bike as well
    12. clmason456 clmason456, 4 years ago
      Oh, I loved our banana seat bike. Most times, they were pieced together bikes but so comfortable to ride. Easy to maneuver and loads of fun.
    13. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      oops I put AMX meant AMF
      That should have made it easy to find yet I still can't, Might want to post it on the forum below as well they might be able to help?

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.