Al Fritz by admin | May 10, 2013 | Uncategorized | 2 comments Al Fritz, the creator of the Schwinn Stingray, died at age 88. The obituary in the LA Times says it all. An industry visionary for creating the Sting-Ray, ‘the Corvette of bicycles.’ 2 Comments sam on May 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm ahhh… i remember crashing my first stingray. 16 stitches in the chin. metallic blue. Julio on May 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm Every kid had to have one. Every boy, at least. My best friend got one. I was poor; I could only pout jealously.