RIP Al Fritz

Al Fritz, creator of Schwinn’s iconic Sting-Ray bicycle, passed at age 88.

Al Fritz Schwinn Stingray

Full obit in the LA Times: Al Fritz dies at 88; Schwinn exec developed the Sting-Ray bike. H/T to Mike Norri.

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  • May 10, 2013 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    I have to admit that I never had (nor wanted) a Stingray. In 1963 I was riding a 3-speed Raleigh, I believe. The $50 bike then would be $375 in 2013, and I think you can get a somewhat better kid’s bike for that price now.

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