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#1 2010-04-17 12:59am

Brix
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1981 Schwinn Predator

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1981 Schwinn Predator

Replica of my childhood BMX bike.

The only part that is visibly different from my original bike is the chainguard, which I need in red instead of blue. If anyone can help me find one, please PM me! Thanks.


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#2 2010-04-26 3:52am

DynoChic
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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Wow, that bike is beautiful... i love that look, you nailed it spot on. Great build!


I'll never ride anything with gears...

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#3 2010-04-26 10:21pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Thank you! This bike will forever be my favorite because of the memories it brings back. cool

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#4 2010-05-10 3:15am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Very cool build, just screams "old school" cool


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#5 2010-05-10 8:46am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Funky-Monk wrote:

Very cool build, just screams "old school" cool

Thank you! That was my intention all along, to recreate my beloved childhood bike. cool

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#6 2010-07-05 11:25am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

You did great on this.

Did your childhood bike have the motomags and oakley 3 grips?


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#7 2010-07-05 8:12pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Ripper88 wrote:

You did great on this.

Did your childhood bike have the motomags and oakley 3 grips?

Thanks, Ripper!

My childhood bike was actually handed down to me from my older brother. The Motomags were definitely there from the day he bought it. If I remember correctly, my brother personally chose the wheels as a custom option that the store was offering. I've seen a few other Schwinns here w/ Motomags, so I'm guessing this may have been a common option with various bike shops at the time. As for the grips, the bike originally came with the standard type. But I had replaced them with the red cobra type grips when the bike became mine.

I still need a red chainguard, if anyone can help!!big_smile

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#8 2010-08-10 10:17am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Nice! Childhood bikes are like that first girlfriend. Prettier ones come along...but you always go back.


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#9 2010-08-14 7:03am

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CW junkie wrote:

Nice! Childhood bikes are like that first girlfriend. Prettier ones come along...but you always go back.

cool Very true.

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#10 2011-09-11 5:11pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

The motomags look killer.


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#11 2011-09-11 9:13pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Classic!!!!smile

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#12 2011-09-11 10:42pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

LOVE it!


Looking for GT Performer forks - maybe.  Lemme know what you have!

V-bars, knobby tires, and chain guards - Oh, yeah!  big_smile

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#13 2011-09-12 1:35pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Thank you all for the nice comments! This one's definitely my pride and joy.

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#14 2011-11-21 5:38pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

Sweet Schwinn!!! big_smile

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#15 2011-11-22 4:33am

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I cant drive 55 wrote:

Sweet Schwinn!!! big_smile

Thanks!! I dig yours too!! cool

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#16 2015-07-15 8:31pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

I posted a reply to your first post to me, but duh! I found your childhood build! Wow, that's a time capsule and definately brings back awesome memories I bet!!

Blake

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#17 2015-08-03 6:40pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

The father of the PREDATOR!smile


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#18 2017-11-03 11:22pm

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

AWESOME bike... Stop by the "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" thread when you get time and show your Predator Love and share some of your fantastic Predators with us all... big_smile

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107

big_smile

Last edited by ritchiecamaro (2017-11-03 11:24pm)


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
                      Predator count: 12 (and rising)       420 for LIFE!!!

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#19 2017-11-05 8:28am

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Re: 1981 Schwinn Predator

ritchiecamaro wrote:

AWESOME bike... Stop by the "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" thread when you get time and show your Predator Love and share some of your fantastic Predators with us all... big_smile

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107

big_smile

Thanks, will do! cool

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