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#1 2009-07-13 7:20am

Mirage1972
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1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/img_7822blue_email.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/img_7824blueemail.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/img_7838twinsfrontemail.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/img_7840twinsblueemail.jpg

1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

Super Schwinn Scrambler Survivors, DOUBLE survivor! Read story below ... REUNITED with brother's bike!

The two guys I got this bike and the red '80 from bought them from the original owners -- two brothers in Tennessee. I bought the red one, then heard about the second one and that they were a matching pair, so of course I had to keep them together! Reunited at last, and they will always be together now.
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Very nice survivors, they made it this long, then the blue Scrambler was almost lost by UPS. Several weeks of nail-biting, and I finally got word that it was on its way. Finally it arrived, complete, thank goodness. I really thought it was a goner!
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I was told by the original owners via the second owners that this is just how the bikes were when bought new. These are 100% original tires, grips, kickstand delete (chrome cover). Rockin' number plates!
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Thanks for looking, let me know what you think!
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This frame style in 1980 was the "Phantom" model of Scrambler: http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1971 … 80_34.html
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<< Larger photos posted below >>


http://bmxmuseum.com/img/view-bike-in-museum.gif


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#2 2009-07-13 8:18pm

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

Some larger photos:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/Mirage1972/Schwinn%20Scrambler%20Survivors/IMG_7822-blueemail.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/Mirage1972/Schwinn%20Scrambler%20Survivors/IMG_7828blue-email.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/Mirage1972/Schwinn%20Scrambler%20Survivors/IMG_7824blue-email.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/Mirage1972/Schwinn%20Scrambler%20Survivors/IMG_7840twinsblue-email.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv8/Mirage1972/Schwinn%20Scrambler%20Survivors/IMG_7838twinsfront-email.jpg


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#3 2009-08-16 10:49pm

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

sweet bike

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#4 2010-10-01 4:08am

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

Are you sure that a 1980?

It looks more like a 77 or 78. hmm

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#5 2010-10-01 4:17am

Mirage1972
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Re: 1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

macr0w wrote:

Are you sure that a 1980?

It looks more like a 77 or 78. hmm

I know, it's really weird, but yes, it's a 1980, and so is my red one. Going by the serials. Unless every Schwinn serial decoder available is incorrect.

Scwhinn did a lot of strange things.


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#6 2014-09-19 9:50pm

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Re: 1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

Great looking Schwinns ....i love happy endings....big_smile


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#7 2014-09-20 3:27am

Mirage1972
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Re: 1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

I see someone took it upon themselves to change the year from 1980 to 1979. The serial # decodes to a 1980 build date. So, unless they were still making 1979 model year bikes into the 1980 calendar year, it's a 1980.


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#8 2014-09-20 3:30am

Mirage1972
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Re: 1979 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

Mirage1972 wrote:

I see someone took it upon themselves to change the year from 1980 to 1979. The serial # decodes to a 1980 build date. So, unless they were still making 1979 model year bikes into the 1980 calendar year, it's a 1980.

OK, I just checked, apparently the decoder was updated, 1979 it is! cool


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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