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1983 Schwinn Thrasher

1983 Schwinn Thrasher

JUNKYARD Schwinn Thrasher

1983 Schwinn Thrasher.  A friend who collects 1960's and 1970's Schwinns called me with a Schwinn BMX frame he pulled out of the scrap pile.  Nothing like a free frame/forks/bars to get a new project rolling, even on a budget!


Stripped the frame / forks and had them powdered in Royal Blue.  Then powdered the forks in white.  I had a pair of the Schwinn tube decals reproduced in White.  Then bought a Schwinn Quality decal for the seat tube off of Ebay.  The head tube badge was missing so I found an original badge from a Schwinn Cotton Picker.


I decided it had to have WHITE Skyway Tuff II's.  I used Kenda Contact reproduction street performer tires.


AME TRI grips

Generic chrome stem

Shimano wire clamps

Team Pro checkered V-Pad

Sugino crank and chain wheel

Polished Suntour seat post clamp

Aero white seat

Aftermarket Lee Chi front and rear brakes

Aftermarket reproduction white pedals (WAY TO CHEAP PEDALS!)


Fun to pull off a budget build straight out of the scrap yard!

  • All-Around
  • Company: Schwinn
  • Model: Thrasher
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"