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Schwinn Reissues Classic Sting-Ray “Pea Picker” Model
 
08/29/2004
Schwinn Bicycles announced this month that it will re-issue the classic Schwinn Sting-Ray Krate “Pea Picker" model in very limited quantities. The green, banana seat bike was one of the popular Krate series models from the 1960s and will be available at select Independent Bicycle Dealerships, priced at approximately $349.

The Pea Picker will be distributed to Dealers between September 2004 and January 2005, and only a few thousand will be produced. Consumers can visit http://www.SchwinnBike.com/care.dealer.php to find a dealer nearby.

The Pea Picker will be distributed to Dealers between September 2004 and January 2005, and only a few thousand will be produced. Consumers can visit http://www.SchwinnBike.com/care.dealer.php to find a dealer nearby.

“The resurgence of interest in the classic Sting-Rays has been a pleasant surprise," said Byron Smith, Schwinn’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “The new, chopper-style Schwinn Sting-Ray has become the fastest-selling bicycle model of all time, and this excitement has generated renewed interest in Schwinn’s original, classic Sting-Rays."

Two other models of classic Schwinn Sting-Rays were offered earlier in 2004, the Coppertone Sting-Ray and the Grey Ghost. The Coppertone is a replica of the earliest Sting-Ray model, and the rare Grey Ghost is based on the 1971 Krate Series model of the same name that featured Silver Mist paint. Each reissued model quickly sold out and the reissued Pea Picker is expected to sell as quickly.

The original Sting-Ray, widely considered the most popular bicycle of all time, was first introduced in 1963 during the muscle car craze and remained on the market until 1982.

In April 2004, Schwinn Bicycles released the new Schwinn Sting-Ray, a bike for a new generation of Sting-Ray fans. Part chopper, part cruiser, the new Schwinn Sting-Ray is considered a chopper bike and is widely touted as the “rebirth of cool."

www.SchwinnStingRay.com



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