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#5626 2021-10-11 7:56am

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Just finished my 68 DeLuxe big_smile
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Schwinning!!!

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#5627 2021-10-11 9:41am

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#5628 2021-10-11 6:07pm

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#5629 2021-10-13 3:43pm

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#5630 2021-10-14 4:04am

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Schwinning!!!

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#5631 2021-10-14 4:52am

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Cleaned up this 67 schwinn and added the steel arayas. The S2 wheels needed work.

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#5632 2021-10-14 5:50am

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Cleaned up this 67 schwinn and added the steel arayas. The S2 wheels needed work.

Where it all began cool


Schwinning!!!

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#5633 2021-10-14 7:18am

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RAYSIN wrote:

Looks Awesome GREAT job! cool

Yup, what Ray said... Killer.  Restoration? if so, decals?


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#5634 2021-10-14 7:34am

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Traction Event wrote:

RAYSIN wrote:

Looks Awesome GREAT job! cool

Yup, what Ray said... Killer.  Restoration? if so, decals?

Thanks guys. Picked up frame here and put it together. Downtube decal was on frame when I hot it. Top tube Scrambler Competition is repop, got it from SupergooseScrambler here on Museum.

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#5635 2021-10-14 9:34am

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my dumb little budget build.
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#5636 2021-10-14 9:54am

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Okay, here's my entry.  I've had my original 1985 Predator Knighthawk frame since the summer of 1985.  The bike was a birthday gift from my parents that summer.  My first nice BMX.  Before that I just had crappy Murray's and banana seat wonders (although I did have a '76 bicentennial Stingray, but that's another story).  After a year or so one day a neighbor kid was riding it and did a 180 off a jump and the landing twisting the fork into a pretzel.  My parents weren't too happy but kids are kids!  I stripped down the frame and put most of the parts on my Raleigh R2500 (profile pic).  The frame sat around in storage and basements and after 35 years, earlier this year I decided to make it a rebuild project.  Never satisfied with keeping anything stock, I've decided to take a unique approach and do something a little different.  After seeing another guy online strip the black anodization off his Predator and take a wire wheel to the frame to create a stainless looking frame (see his montage below) I decided to have my frame stripped and re-nickel plated.  I plan to polish the frame to give it the stainless look before building.  The fork shown is from a Predator Free Form.  I decided against try to locate an original Knighthawk fork seeing how the original didn't last that long.  The Free Form fork looks a bit beefier anyway and, as  I mentioned before, I'm not one to quibble about keeping things stock anyways.  Build it how you want, right?  I'll post it to the museum when I get it done sometime in the next year after I get thru another project.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/225535/20210123_13180561686079c0.jpg
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#5637 2021-10-14 2:13pm

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This is so badass!, an older friend of mine who was into "bmx" around 69-70 said girls bikes were easier to race, it gave you the ability to really lay the the bike out for tighter and more aggressive turns. cool


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#5638 2021-10-14 8:07pm

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Okay, here's my entry.  I've had my original 1985 Predator Knighthawk frame since the summer of 1985.  The bike was a birthday gift from my parents that summer.  My first nice BMX.  Before that I just had crappy Murray's and banana seat wonders (although I did have a '76 bicentennial Stingray, but that's another story).  After a year or so one day a neighbor kid was riding it and did a 180 off a jump and the landing twisting the fork into a pretzel.  My parents weren't too happy but kids are kids!  I stripped down the frame and put most of the parts on my Raleigh R2500 (profile pic).  The frame sat around in storage and basements and after 35 years, earlier this year I decided to make it a rebuild project.  Never satisfied with keeping anything stock, I've decided to take a unique approach and do something a little different.  After seeing another guy online strip the black anodization off his Predator and take a wire wheel to the frame to create a stainless looking frame (see his montage below) I decided to have my frame stripped and re-nickel plated.  I plan to polish the frame to give it the stainless look before building.  The fork shown is from a Predator Free Form.  I decided against try to locate an original Knighthawk fork seeing how the original didn't last that long.  The Free Form fork looks a bit beefier anyway and, as  I mentioned before, I'm not one to quibble about keeping things stock anyways.  Build it how you want, right?  I'll post it to the museum when I get it done sometime in the next year after I get thru another project.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 6079c0.jpg
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Please remember to post when you finish the build. Cool frame. Mid 80’s Predators are my thing!


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#5639 2021-10-15 7:27am

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RAYSIN wrote:

This is so badass!, an older friend of mine who was into "bmx" around 69-70 said girls bikes were easier to race, it gave you the ability to really lay the the bike out for tighter and more aggressive turns. cool

Thank you! and I didn't know that! Makes it less funny about my project haha. I wasn't planning on keeping this thing initially since I did it as a joke but it's grown on me and I'll keep it in my collection; it makes me smile.

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#5640 2021-10-16 12:15pm

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#5641 2021-10-16 12:42pm

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#5642 2021-10-16 3:30pm

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Here’s my daily rider, ‘65 Typhoon.  Found completely stock but just had to switch a few things out..

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#5643 2021-10-16 4:23pm

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Ant the classic old bike lock wink


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#5644 2021-10-16 7:10pm

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Buddy dropped off a midget mini stingray & some lil tiger fenders.. https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/40598/9c6cc0f1-35bf-4926-b09b-ceb8c92298aa616b85db9c.jpeg
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#5645 2021-10-18 6:43pm

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Building for bud...14" pit for his kid japan made jeda has 88 stamped sr cranks pedals...swapped mini dk stem dk bars ame ..has mini viscount aero rad lil thing..

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#5646 2021-10-19 12:59pm

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#5647 2021-10-19 7:51pm

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1980 Schwinn Sting Competition

I am the original owner...these pics are the day my parents brought it home to me!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 8a01_c.jpgIMG_2381 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 3546_c.jpgIMG_2382 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

It took me everywhere until I was 15 or 16 and was in pretty great condition when I put it away, and then it hung in my parent's garage for about 30 years out of sight.  Last June, my sister was visiting from California with my nephews.  I went over to visit, and when I showed up, my 10 year old nephew was riding it in the driveway and he said "look what I found!  Grandpa got new tires for it and he said I can take it!"  I was like....."sorry, but no."  This is what it looked like when he was finished riding it....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 6e59_c.jpgIMG_3133 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 9dd6_c.jpgIMG_3134 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 4250_c.jpgIMG_3136 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … a2fb_c.jpgIMG_3138 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

And here's where it is now that I've started working on it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … 9159_c.jpgIMG_2273 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/515 … c672_b.jpgPA040077 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

I'll post more pics as my restoration progresses.  Right now I'm having my LBS re-lace the wheels with new spokes....and I'm trying to decide how to deal with the brakes since along the way I'm guessing I broke the rear caliper and the shop replaced it with the Weinmann version....and for some reason I have two right brake levers...one was just mounted upside down.

I have the original California Lites pads.  They cleaned up nice but the stitching is ratty on one end of the top tube pad.  I'd love to find a good NOS Haro Type II number plate and duplicate this picture with my 5 year old son....minus the sheepskin seat cover.  I guess I thought the Viscount Aero was too hard. :-/

OK...so here's where my 1980 Sting Competition sits now after a lot of flitz polish and sore fingers.  The only parts that are not original (or at least replaced in the 80's) are the chain, spokes and freewheel.  LBS tried to repack the freewheel when he relaced the wheels, but it was too far gone, so I have it in a ziplock bag.  I am on the hunt for either an MX890 rear caliper, or a Weinmann 1024 front caliper (so they both match) and a set of blue pre-bent levers, which is what it came with.  I'm still waiting for my blue NTKK Snakebelly tires to arrive and then I'll get rid of the crappy tires that are on it.  I do have a set of reproduction decals in case I ever have the frame re-chromed, but most people say to leave it as a survivor.  Thoughts?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609529909_8858958616_b.jpgIMG_2464 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51608051367_d3f96c32e9_b.jpgIMG_2462 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609530214_3aea0ea308_b.jpgIMG_2461 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609755960_5265e18333_b.jpgIMG_2460 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609530289_2f81211775_b.jpgIMG_2459 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51608051762_3b3fe10189_b.jpgIMG_2458 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

I just realized that the computers in the background are period correct, too.  It was completely unintentional....didn't realize it until I went to post these!  More relics of my childhood that still work!

As a bonus, here's my 1980 Mini Scrambler that I learned to ride a two-wheeler on before getting the Sting.  This one even has the original grips and tires.  I'm tring to polish the spokes, but I'm pretty sure they're not going to get much better than they are.  I'm amazed at how well these parts have held up, even under all the rust and grease.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51608052587_32b9e391b5_b.jpgIMG_2448 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609756945_e4d8393492_b.jpgIMG_2449 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51608052472_4dc906925f_b.jpgIMG_2450 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609756780_0199fc069f_b.jpgIMG_2451 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609097288_f00d38db38_b.jpgIMG_2452 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609097198_d0a499b7f8_b.jpgIMG_2453 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609530779_c2b0db6bc6_b.jpgIMG_2454 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51608052002_032f3eda1b_b.jpgIMG_2455 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51609530514_b2a7b2f10c_b.jpgIMG_2457 by Matthew Kandel, on Flickr

Thanks for scrolling through all the pictures.  If you have any advise on improving these classics, please chime in!

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#5648 2021-10-19 8:19pm

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Sting Competition is looking great with the work you have done. That Mini Scrambler is sweet looking.


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#5649 2021-10-19 8:20pm

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turdburd wrote:

Sting Competition is looking great with the work you have done. That Mini Scrambler is sweet looking.

Thanks!

Can't believe how smooth everything works after repacking the original bottom bracket, headset and pedal bearings....all with the original parts!

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#5650 2021-10-19 8:45pm

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You need yellow Tuffs for that mini MAG Scrambler big_smilehttps://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/23382/20210408_15475960716dfe95616f90d050.jpg


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