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The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

#4626 2021-03-12 3:37pm

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I finally finished my 83 Competition. I bought it as a complete bike last fall but only the frame and fork were OG.  Took a while to find the right parts and the ones I wanted.
  I found a crank that was pretty tough but I polished that and the kkt pedals and they turned out nice.  I wanted some extra legroom so I bought a repro layback post and painted it the way the originals were.  I went with a modern BMX tire as I plan to chase my son around the BMX track with it.
  Anyway I had an 84 as a kid and can’t wait to get out and ride this.  Thought I would share it with everyone.

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Wow! That looks cool!

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#4627 2021-03-12 4:00pm

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JoeyE wrote:

manOfaith wrote:

I finally finished my 83 Competition. I bought it as a complete bike last fall but only the frame and fork were OG.  Took a while to find the right parts and the ones I wanted.
  I found a crank that was pretty tough but I polished that and the kkt pedals and they turned out nice.  I wanted some extra legroom so I bought a repro layback post and painted it the way the originals were.  I went with a modern BMX tire as I plan to chase my son around the BMX track with it.
  Anyway I had an 84 as a kid and can’t wait to get out and ride this.  Thought I would share it with everyone.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 6d0c7.jpeg
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Wow! That looks cool!

+1. Yeah great job man! You did it right! Awesome to see that out on the track!


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#4628 2021-03-13 8:56am

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Hello fellow schwinn predator lover. I have an 86 1/4 flash. Just got a hold of the og crank arm, pedals, and chainring. Looking for the bars. And possibly a stem. I'm  not sure the one on the bike is og to the bike

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#4629 2021-03-13 8:58am

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Hello fellow schwinn predator lover. I have an 86 1/4 flash. Just got a hold of the og crank arm, pedals, and chainring. Looking for the bars. And possibly a stem. I'm  not sure the one on the bike is og to the bike

https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1986-BMX.html#flash

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#4630 2021-03-13 10:53am

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Ryan77 wrote:

Hello fellow schwinn predator lover. I have an 86 1/4 flash. Just got a hold of the og crank arm, pedals, and chainring. Looking for the bars. And possibly a stem. I'm  not sure the one on the bike is og to the bike

Got pics?


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#4631 2021-03-16 7:00pm

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One of my near mint Predator stems.


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#4632 2021-03-18 4:26am

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One of my near mint Predator stems.

Nice!


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#4633 2021-03-18 7:30pm

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#4634 2021-03-19 2:29pm

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Love this took while to find one ...built like would back in day...real stamped pretzels sr mallet gyro dk headlock japan sealedtech 48s on araya aeros gt lp5 cuz i ride it...bulleye bottom shimano pedals tioga cd have peregine one might swap...i do have most og parts..

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#4635 2021-03-19 3:30pm

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Love this took while to find one ...built like would back in day...real stamped pretzels sr mallet gyro dk headlock japan sealedtech 48s on araya aeros gt lp5 cuz i ride it...bulleye bottom shimano pedals tioga cd have peregine one might swap...i do have most og parts..

Damn that thing is stacked. Nice job. I love a nice chrome bike.


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#4636 2021-03-25 7:35am

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mcman87 wrote:

crosbie83bmx wrote:

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Love this took while to find one ...built like would back in day...real stamped pretzels sr mallet gyro dk headlock japan sealedtech 48s on araya aeros gt lp5 cuz i ride it...bulleye bottom shimano pedals tioga cd have peregine one might swap...i do have most og parts..

Damn that thing is stacked. Nice job. I love a nice chrome bike.

x2....that thing is BAD!!!!! cool

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#4637 2021-03-25 4:48pm

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I know you purists will hate the powder over the chrome but it wouldn't polish up the way I wanted. Thanks again for the stickers Aaron!
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#4638 2021-03-25 5:34pm

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ccastile wrote:

I know you purists will hate the powder over the chrome but it wouldn't polish up the way I wanted. Thanks again for the stickers Aaron!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 214e8e.jpg
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I like it....


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#4639 2021-03-25 5:52pm

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Stranger things 24.

Few more changes.

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If anyone is looking   I have one new in the box
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#4640 2021-03-25 7:42pm

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ccastile wrote:

I know you purists will hate the powder over the chrome but it wouldn't polish up the way I wanted. Thanks again for the stickers Aaron!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 214e8e.jpg
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I like it....

Yeah I dig it. I think it’s cool that we get creative and do different things with these bikes. I mean chrome bikes are a dime a dozen...I have 4 myself, so it’s always nice to see something different. And Chris you’re one of the most creative members on this thread so yeah, it’s very cool.


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#4641 2021-03-26 2:31am

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mcman87 wrote:

racerbvd wrote:

ccastile wrote:

I know you purists will hate the powder over the chrome but it wouldn't polish up the way I wanted. Thanks again for the stickers Aaron!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 214e8e.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 214edd.jpg
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 214f27.jpg

I like it....

Yeah I dig it. I think it’s cool that we get creative and do different things with these bikes. I mean chrome bikes are a dime a dozen...I have 4 myself, so it’s always nice to see something different. And Chris you’re one of the most creative members on this thread so yeah, it’s very cool.

+1. And you are very welcome for the decals Chris.


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#4642 2021-03-26 3:10am

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ccastile wrote:

I know you purists will hate the powder over the chrome but it wouldn't polish up the way I wanted. Thanks again for the stickers Aaron!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 214e8e.jpg
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Looks great all Blacked out, way to go thinking outside the box.

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#4643 2021-03-26 6:12am

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A custom 91 predator wire

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#4644 2021-03-26 6:15am

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Another pic of the 91 decked out...nippon tech77 bulseye hutch tuf neck sealed 48s

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#4645 2021-03-26 7:26am

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crosbie83bmx wrote:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … de1957.jpg
Another pic of the 91 decked out...nippon tech77 bulseye hutch tuf neck sealed 48s

cool


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#4646 2021-03-28 3:03pm

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#4647 2021-03-29 1:18pm

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1986 EX
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#4648 2021-03-29 2:50pm

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#4649 2021-03-29 5:05pm

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1985 EX
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#4650 2021-03-29 7:04pm

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