SCHWINN STINGRAY ADULT SIZED KRATE STYLE - E-BIKE / PEDALPOWER ONLY / or GAS

SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE "STYLE"                   * re-imagining an ICON!


 Phone to discuss in detail: Jim Wilson / Owner - PedalChopper.com   239.878.1870


 

ADULT SIZED 40%-60% LARGER than the 

 ORIGINAL SCHWINN     STINGRAY KRATE    

(depending on frame size)

(notice:  - wheel in center of photo [above] is original KRATE rear wheel) 

 

E-BIKE / PEDAL POWER / or GAS

 

 


 "I just un-packed / assembled it [GREY GHOST / REPLICA KRATE] (photo just below) thanks for video instructions!  A WORK of ART!  Perfect ride! Would like to order Purple Krate [NEXT]".   - Mike W. / MONROE, NY


NOTE:  FRONT WHEEL on these Bicycles are same size as REAR WHEEL on original KRATE


choose:  E-BIKE / PEDAL POWER / or GAS

      THE COOLEST BIKE EVER!   RE-BORN & ADULT SIZED!

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*  NEW!  by PedalChopper.com    

I have never seen anyone build an Adult "KRATE" style bike  using a larger 24 inch frame & 24 inch Rear w/ 20 inch Front Wheels. (the original was a 20"/20"/16" = not a good fit for an adult).   24 inch frame is good for riders up to 6"1" tall.

 

**  We are also offering these creations on a... 26 inch  frame with 26 rear wheel and 20 or 24 front for Adults over 6'2" or so...  As you can see in photos on this page:  We have captured the "spirit" of the original. 

 

*** And NEW for 2024! - I am offering 20" REPLICA KRATES = SAME SIZE AS THE:

ORIGINAL SCHWINN KRATE BICYCLE. 

 

         <= [ABOVE LEFT samples our E-BIKE]    [ABOVE RIGHT samples our Pedal POWER only] => 

                                                                                                  

 


Jim Wilson / owner Pedalchopper.com is introducing: ADULT VERSIONS of the ICONIC Schwinn Stingray “KRATE” style bicycle for sale to the public.

I SHIP NATIONWIDE. This is an exciting NEW product line that will appeal especially to the BABY BOOMER generation of the 60's & 70's and KRATE LOVERS of all sorts!

[PHOTO LEFT]  ORANGE 24/24/20 PEDAL VERSION 

and....    [PHOTO RIGHT] IS PURPLE / E-BIKE 26/26/20  FOR [SIZE] COMPARISON - notice the wheel in between is actually same size as the ORIGINAL KRATE REAR WHEEL - FOR PERSPECTIVE.

 

The "Krate" was the coolest, most coveted of all the Sting-Rays, and it has remained an ICON to this day…  MY ADULT-SIZED versions of the Schwinn Stingray Krate

bicycle are 40%-60% larger than the original, depending on the frame size you choose. Yet, they retain the same basic geometry & aesthetics of the original models. 

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Our ADULT VERSIONS are entirely HAND CRAFTED including the wheels. Better yet! They are built to YOUR specifications [colors, sizes, THEME, accessories, etc.]. 

This allows for a personalized and unique bicycle and riding experience.

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My Adult Krates are available as: 

E-BIKES, PEDAL POWER ONLY or even GAS POWERED

These ADULT-SIZED Schwinn Stingray Krate bicycles are a LIMITED PRODUCTION - ROCK SOLID - piece of rolling art that is sure to turn heads and provide a thrilling ride!


SLIGHT PRICE INCREASE beginning  APRIL 2024 - as we have hired a NEW UPHOLSTERER for our Heavily padded / upgraded saddle.  Fit & Finish is now TOP NOTCH everytime!    [see photo]  1/2 inch gel on top of metal seat pan - then 1 inch of HD foam on top of the gel...  professionally patterned, sewn and excellent finish! click on photo to enlarge.


SCHWINN 'KRATE' STYLE                                                    E-BIKE                                           "ADULT SIZED"- any color you like.

SCHWINN 'KRATE' STYLE / E-BIKE / ADULT SIZED

FEATURES:

* ADULT SIZED - with REAR "SLICK" like the original "KRATE" Bike. We now have "raised white letters"  as an option on rear tire.

* This is not a standard Banana seat - it is a 21 inch long saddle [HEAVILY RE-UPHOLSTERED] NOTICE: rear shock absorbing sissy bar (Heavy Duty Spring Upgrade) this is also 'adult sized' for an adult sized rider.

* 1,000 (peak) watts rear e-hub and...  48 volt x 10 AH High Output  LITHIUM battery.  Comes with [THUMB THROTTLE] and pedal assist function  ...AS YOU PEDAL the Bicycle the MOTOR ENGAGES AND YOU GET  "BI-ONIC" ASSISTANCE from the E-Hub,  the faster you pedal the faster you go!  This is a High Quality E-BIKE KIT from a USA distributor - fully guaranteed.  The E-Kit is professionally installed, wires hidden, etc.

* Functioning 5 speed derailleur w/ STICK SHIFTER.

* REAR DISC BRAKE & LONG LIFE FRONT DRUM HUB BRAKE(sturmey archer)

* TALL Butterfly handlebars as shown.

* Aesthetically appropriate - chrome single spring front springer.

* High quality / heavy duty kickstand to support additional

weight of battery [hidden in tool pouch in back].

* Front, Rear Chrome Fenders and chainguard.

* Authentic "Krate" sprocket.

* Period correct - Deluxe rubber block pedals.

* Front & Rear battery Lights. 

* REAR [SLIK] STYLE TIRE / FRONT BRICK TREAD TIRE

* Heavy Duty thorn resistant inner tubes. 

* Polished Aluminum - double Wall rims.

* Rear View Mirror.

* SPEEDOMETER - Built into handlebar mounted computer dashboard for EBIKE.

 

** PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING COSTS.

 

***  Hand Crafted By Jim Wilson / PedalChopper.com - worlds leading builder of custom motorized chopper style and now adult "Krate" style - Bicycles.

 

PHONE 239.878.1870

JIM WILSON / OWNER / PEDALCHOPPER.COM

 

note:  I have no way to edit my website - beyond the 5-8 days it says.  ACTUAL WAIT TIMES ON KRATE BUILDS  is currently in the 5-8 week range.  

  

 

$3,099.00

  • Available
  • Delivery in 5-8 days1


 

 

I am reporting back my first impressions of the adult-sized replica Krate E-BIKE that was recently delivered to me by Pedal Chopper.

Overall, I think the bike is awesome, and I am very happy with my purchase! I took the bike out on a 6 mile spin around my neighborhood.  I used just pedal assist and it was unbelievable!

I was pedaling for exercise and whenever I hit an incline and dropped below 15 mph the electric motor would kick in to get me back up to speed.

On steep hills it was even more amazing! I felt like the bionic man! I would just stay in 5th gear and keep pedaling and it would maintain 15 to 18 miles an hour with minimum additional effort from me.

The motor has 5 power settings, and the recommended power level for most situations is 3, but you can switch up or down on the fly. On level 1 or 2, a bit more pedaling effort is required to maintain higher speeds, and on level 4 you have to pedal super fast just to keep up... Speed level 5 is just for max speed and it will hit 25 to 28 mph on level ground. I have also hit 32 mph down the hill. That's fast on a bicycle!

In pedal assist mode I am thinking the battery will last well over 20 miles, but I will need to verify when I have more time to ride longer distances.

Of course, you can also use the thumb throttle to maintain speed without pedaling, but that draws the battery down faster and gets monotonous. Pedaling is so much more engaging and provides useful exercise.

In addition, you can use the bike as a standard pedal bike without the electric motor. Jim uses high-quality pressed bearings in the hubs, so the bike coasts exceptionally well. Also, the battery and motor add just 12 pounds of weight to the bike, so pedaling the bike with the electric motor assist is definitely practical.

 

Regarding quality, the bike feels very solid, smooth, quiet and comfortable. The front and rear suspension really soak up the bumps, and the brakes do their job well, inspiring confidence, especially when you need to stop quickly. I could have ridden it all day long!  but it was a little too cold. Hopefully, we get some more warm days here in Northern, NJ before the Winter starts.

 

       - ANTHONY P. PETRALIA / LOCOMOTION POWERSPORTS /  NJ

 

 

 



PEDAL POWER ONLY

 

Love the bike. It's not just great, it's exceptional. Rides , pedals, shifts , stops great. Looks terrific. My wife says I look 30 years younger riding it.

 

Thanks!!! - J. Thrall / Boerne, TX

ADULT KRATE STYLE - 5 SPEED PEDAL BIKE - [non] motored

ADULT KRATE STYLE - 5 SPEED PEDAL BIKE with REAR DISC BRAKE and FRONT DRUM HUB Brake.  Other colors, etc are avail. but may add to final costs.  Shipping costs not included in price.

$1,899.00

  • Available
  • Delivery in 5-8 days1

* ADULT SIZED - 24 or 26 inch FRAME w/ REAR "SLICK" like the original "KRATE" Bike. we are now offering "raised white letters" as an option on rear tire.

* This is not a standard Banana seat - it is a 21 inch long saddle [reupholstered with extra padding] NOTICE: rear shock absorbing sissy bar - Heavy Duty springs installed for adult rider.

* Functioning 5 speed deraillier w/ STICK SHIFTER.

* REAR DISC BRAKE & LONG LIFE FRONT DRUM HUB BRAKE (sturmey archer)

* TALL / DYNO brand Butterfly handlebars - as shown taller than a stock butterfly handlebar.

* Aesthetically appropriate - chrome single spring front springer.

* High quality / heavy duty kickstand 

* Front, Rear Chrome Fenders and chainguard.

* Authentic "Krate" style sprocket.

* REAR [SLIK] STYLE TIRE / FRONT BRICK TREAD TIRE

* Heavy Duty thorn resistant inner tubes. 

* Polished Aluminum - double Wall rims.

* Period correct - Deluxe rubber block pedals.

* Front &  Rear battery Lights. 

* Rear View Mirror and Bell.

* SPEEDOMETER - Retro / analog

 

** PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING COSTS.

 ***  Hand Crafted By Jim Wilson / PedalChopper.com - worlds leading builder of custom motorized chopper style and now adult "Krate" style  - Bicycles.

note:  I have no way to edit my website - beyond the 5-8 days it says.  ACTUAL WAIT TIMES ON KRATE BUILDS  is currently in the 5-8 week range.  


As a kid in the late 60’s it was my dream to have a APPLE 🍎 or ORANGE 🍊 Crate, but those were for the rich kids, so I settled for my basic red SCHWINN STINGRAY, I’m 64 now and still dream about owning one someday - Joe F. [we can help you with that!]

You really got something special their Jim. Something that's going to put a lot of smiles on our faces and bring back a lot of memories when we ride them. - Walter C.

Jim Wilson ohhh myyyy God 😂 those are the most awesome friggin creations I have ever seen 👍 Jim they are so f#$@& undescribably badass! I am truly speechless and super impressed! What th, how did why did, awwwww shit I am totally blown off the fu@#-#- planet with respect! Love ❤️ and kudos for the man that made that a reality! God inspired koolness my friend truly🤟🤟🫵   

     



GAS POWERED

FEATURES:

* ADULT SIZED - 24 or 26 inch FRAME.

* This is not a standard Banana seat - it is a 21 inch long saddle [with 2 INCHES ADDITIONAL PADDING] NOTICE: rear shock absorbing sissy bar - this is also 'adult sized' and heavier springs installed for adult rider.

* 6 HP MOTOR - BALANCED CRANK AND HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAD / CARB / IGNITION SYSTEM.

* Functioning 5 speed deraillier w/ STICK SHIFTER.

* REAR CALIPER BRAKE & LONG LIFE FRONT DRUM HUB BRAKE (sturmey archer)

* TALL / DYNO brand Butterfly handlebars - as shown taller than AN ORIGINAL  stock 'KRATE' butterfly handlebar.

* Aesthetically appropriate single spring front springer.

* High quality / heavy duty kickstand to support additional weight of ENGINE.

* MOTORCYCLE OIL TANK - LINED AND INSTALLED ONTO SISSY BAR AS FUEL TANK

* Front, Rear Fenders and chainguard.

* Authentic "Krate" sprocket.

* Period correct - Deluxe rubber block pedals.

* REAR [SLIK] STYLE TIRE / FRONT BRICK TREAD TIRE

* Heavy Duty thorn resistant inner tubes. 

* Polished Aluminum - double Wall rims.

* Front VISOR battery Light. 

* Rear View Mirror.

* SPEEDOMETER - PERIOD CORRECT.

** PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING COSTS.

note:  I have no way to edit my website - beyond the 5-8 days it says.  ACTUAL WAIT TIMES ON KRATE BUILDS  is currently in the 5-8 week range.  

GAS ENGINE / ADULT KRATE STYLE BIKE

Price listed  is for bicycle in photo as shown.  other colors, etc are avail. but may add to final costs.  Shipping costs not included in price.

 

$2,449.00

  • Available
  • Delivery in 5-8 days1



To contact me directly to discuss in more detail....  fill inform below - THX!   Jim Wilson / PedalChopper.com

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CHECK OUT MY:  SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE LOVERS GROUP on FACEBOOK also!


ORIGINAL CHILD SIZE SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE [photos above and below] are not really a good fit for adults...  THAT IS WHERE I COME IN! WITH OUR NEW / ADULT SIZED REPLICAS!


EVERY BOYS DREAM THAT GREW UP IN THE 60'S !!!

NOW ADULT SIZED [by pedalchopper.com] AND PRACTICAL for those same boys - who are all grown up now! 

 

PHOTO LEFT: is of the "smaller" 20"inch original Kids sized Schwinn Stingray "Krate" bike series. 

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HISTORY OF THE KRATE - The coolest, most coveted of the Sting-Rays was the Krate, a bike that puts a smile on the face of those who once owned this iconic ride. For many children living in America in the 1960s and 1970s, their first taste of freedom and adventure came on the wheels of a bicycle. In the days when motorcycles, muscle cars, and drag racers filled every kid with the need for speed, the bicycle was their answer. And the bike of choice? The Schwinn Sting-Ray. The coolest, most coveted of the Sting-Rays was the Krate, a bike name that puts a smile on the face of those who once owned this iconic ride.
From the Sting-Ray would come extensive lines of banana seat bikes including, the Fair Lady, Manta-Ray, Fastback, and what is likely the most memorable edition of the Sting-Ray line to date: the Schwinn Krate. Birth of the Krates

 

In 1968 Schwinn introduced what is likely the most memorable edition of the Sting-Ray line to date: the Schwinn Krate. The Krate was to the Sting-Ray what dragsters were to automobiles. In fact, the Krate name was borrowed from a popular California dragster in 1968. What really made the bike stand out was the unique stick shift mounted on the top tube, right between the seat and the handlebars.
These bikes had features that weren't just advanced for the Sting-Ray collection, but for bicycles in general. Such features included front and rear suspension via articulating forks in front, and a spring-loaded sissy bar for a "floating seat" out back. A drum-style front brake was located up front, while a mechanical disc brake was set up in the rear.
There was plenty of pizzazz too, as the bikes were dressed up with a bright front fork, ape hanger bars and chrome fenders on both ends. And with a 20-inch slick back tire and a 16-inch front wheel, they truly looked like a bicycle version of chopper motorcycles.

EXCELLENT ARTICLE ABOUT SCHWINN STINRAYS FROM 60'S - 70'S CHECK OUT LINK:  

https://monthly.mecum.com/2021/07/29/the-krate-muscle-bike-series/