SCHWINN STINGRAY ADULT SIZED KRATE STYLE - E-BIKE / PEDALPOWER ONLY / 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
THE COOLEST BIKE EVER! RE-BORN & ADULT SIZED!
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).
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.
<= [ABOVE LEFT is our E-BIKE]
[ABOVE CENTER PHOTO(S) are Pedal only]
=> ABOVE RIGHT - GAS Power]
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 and 70's and KRATE LOVERS of all sorts!
[PHOTO LEFT - "original" sized Orange Krate FRONT Bicycle - Yellow Bike behind it is our 24 inch version ]
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 geometry & aesthetics of the original models.
Our ADULT VERSIONS are entirely HAND CRAFTED including the wheels. Better yet! They are built to YOUR specifications [colors, sizes, accessories, etc.].
This allows for a personalized and unique bicycle and riding experience.
My Adult Krates are available as:
E-BIKES, GAS BIKES or PEDAL POWER ONLY.
These ADULT-SIZED Schwinn Stingray Krate bicycles are a LIMITED PRODUCTION
piece of rolling art that is sure to turn heads and provide a thrilling ride!
* ADULT SIZED - with REAR "SLICK" like the original "KRATE" Bike.
* 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 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 warranteed. 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
* 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 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 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.
JIM WILSON / OWNER / PEDALCHOPPER.COM
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
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
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!]
To contact me directly to discuss in more detail.... fill inform below - THX! Jim Wilson / PedalChopper.com
CHECK OUT MY: SCHWINN STINGRAY KRATE LOVERS GROUP on FACEBOOK also!
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.
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
EXCELLENT ARTICLE ABOUT SCHWINN STINRAYS FROM 60'S - 70'S CHECK OUT LINK: