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1983 Schwinn Predator

1983 Schwinn Predator

1983 Schwinn Predator- a wedding gift for one of my best pals.

In the past 2 years, I have really gotten into old 80's BMX bikes. Last year, I built my childhood bike- a 1985 Mongoose Californian. 

A few months ago, one of my oldest friends came for a visit. As we carried on, I mentioned my "Goose."  He was immediately stoked and wanted to see it. He remembered his old 83 Schwinn Predator and the good times riding. From what he could recall, it was an 83 with V-bars and "space invader" decals with a green border.

After he left, I immediately went on the museum website and started to get parts for a build. Over the past 6 months I have assembled this bike. This weekend I am going to deliver it to him as a surprise wedding gift. I can't wait to see his reaction. 

A special thanks to a few members who aided with parts:

Erock86- for the stem, frame and forks.  They cleaned up nicely and look great with new decals.
Erceovic1 for the Sugino cranks.
CW_guy for the Predator V bar pad.
ToddWalk for the 80's Schwinn number plate.  I haven't put it on yet because I want my buddy to pick the number.  

Submitted by Ajquack

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