1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX
True survivor. Still has the Odyssey fork standers I had added on (with my birthday money) on my 10th birthday in 88.
This bike is as original as they get. The only things that aren’t as they were in 1987 are:
- Tires - og was white, now purple WD 20x1.95
- Chain - og was white KMC, now Pink KMC
- Grips - og was white ODI Mushrooms, now pink & white Replica Mushrooms
All the original parts/specs:
- Bars free form pro handlebars
- ACS stem
- ACS rotor
- Dia Compe MX 900 front brake
- Dia Compe raised letter brake pads
- Dia Compe MX levers
- Dia Compe 750 rear cantilever brake
- SChwinn Yo! Rock n Roll seat, clamp, & fluted post
- Femco 36h pink spokes with JoyTech hubs and all original bearings
- Original crank 1 pc & factory plastic pedals
- Odyssey flip down fork standers
- Freestyle / Flatland
- Company: Schwinn
- Model: Free Form EX
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details I got this bike on my 10th birthday in 1988. I had begged for a freestyle bmx, hoping for a GT Performer, but my dad came home with a Mongoose racing bmx. I’d kill for that Mongoose today but back then I already had a race bmx and was intrigued by this new flatland freestyle phenomenon sweeping the nation. And this Mullet Sporting kid was on it! POV I was terrible at flatland lol Anyway my dad could tell that I was not terribly excited so he didn’t even unload the bike. He told me to hop in and let’s go look together. We arrived at the bmx shop and I went straight to the “whited out” Schwinn Predator Freeform EX. It was the newest bike at the cycle shop. They had just added Schwinn to their lineup of bikes and this was the first Predator to hit town. I thought I was the sh!t. Looking back I would have definitely picked a different bike but hindsight is 20/20. I’m perfectly happy with my OG bike which started my obsession. I hope to post more of my bikes soon.