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#1 2009-12-26 6:45pm

mtechmiller
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Registered: 2009-05-03
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1997 Schwinn Predator LE

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1997 Schwinn Predator LE

first Predator with Epicenter seat stay

once again another CL find. the guy wanted $125 for the bike, talked him down to $40. the bearings were all loose and the crank was bent, but the rest was all original down to the XS dirtdiggler tires. bought to race at local BMX track: Emery BMX wichita,KS. havent had time to do so yet. the grips were worn thou, so i threw on some sweet orange ODI grips. A new KMC chain was installed too. threw on some new peddles aswell. hope you like. i love the OG pad set & tektro brakes!!!
From what i have gathered history wise with these bikes is that they were only offered in a small quantity and were the first of the EpiCenter seat stays. if you have any more info, pass it on...


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#2 2009-12-27 10:21am

cnc6306
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From: Manchester, CN
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Re: 1997 Schwinn Predator LE

nice bike , looks great cool


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#3 2011-03-28 7:05pm

steveaim389
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From: Combined Locks, WI
Registered: 2011-03-13
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Re: 1997 Schwinn Predator LE

Just picked up one of these today off CL. Needs a bit more work than yours did but im excited to redo it. I'll use yours as a guide if you don't mind.

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#4 2013-07-20 7:36am

highwayman1979
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Re: 1997 Schwinn Predator LE

Sweet Bike. I have one that I bought brand new in 97. I am impressed by how original that one is.  Mine has the seat with the orange stripes and S that matches the pad set. tough little bikes.

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#5 2013-10-15 3:34am

diegoaccord
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Registered: 2013-06-01
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Re: 1997 Schwinn Predator LE

Its not the first Predator with epicenter seat stays. I had a 96 which was the last year of threaded fork on the Predator, and it had epicenter seat stays. I also bought a 97 Predator Pro the next year, when Preds got the threadless forks, and they had epi seat stays. Now the LE has epicenter chainstays, which the normal 97 Predator didnt have. But the Predator LE, is a Super Stock 3.


Bikes looking for: GT Box Series. Hoffman Condor. Mongoose Decade. S&M Hucker. mid-school Redline race.

Have NOS Huffy Super Deluxe, and MJ-12 for sale or trade for any wanted bike or parts.

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#6 2013-12-06 4:21pm

diegoaccord
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Re: 1997 Schwinn Predator LE

also, would you sell?


Bikes looking for: GT Box Series. Hoffman Condor. Mongoose Decade. S&M Hucker. mid-school Redline race.

Have NOS Huffy Super Deluxe, and MJ-12 for sale or trade for any wanted bike or parts.

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