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#1 2012-09-21 9:40am

AnythingButTime
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1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

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1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

The most perfect and most original Freeform EX in existence.

For the last 10 years I have been collecting NOS parts to reproduce the bike I had in my youth.   Not only is it all NOS...but more importantly it is NOS perfect.   And everything with a date...has the proper 87 date code!  I have bought several NOS sealed in the box predators...all of which have a mark here or there from the boxes being tossed around for more than a few decades.  This is something a little different.   I built this bike from all NOS parts that were perfect.  After 10 years of collecting I have multiples of every piece...and I picked the best of the best.  Anyone familiar with these may notice some incorrect parts.  The Yo grips, Yo Rock and Roll Deluxe seat and Yo tires were not stock, but were all accessories shown in the 1987 catalog.   When I left the Schwinn store back in 1987, this was exactly how the bike left with me.   It absolutely glows in person and I can't wait to hang it in my office. 


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#2 2012-09-21 10:32am

Brix
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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Wow! You're not joking....that bike looks immaculate! Well done, sir.cool

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#3 2012-09-21 11:05am

anthom022
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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Very nice attention to detail. Bitd I had the 87 Free form pro, and loved the bike. The Predators were great bikes, built to last, and rode awesome. I too had to have my child hood bike, so I found one of the nicest survivors I could. Love this year of Preditors, and have two in my collection. Nice to see the Predators gettn some love, cause they are great bikes that had alot of style.cool


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving
  Albert Einstein

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#4 2012-09-21 11:17am

smokingninja
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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

ive never seen a white pair of those grips for sale hmm

i need 2 pair. sweet build


"is this your homework larry?"






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#5 2012-09-21 2:55pm

AnythingButTime
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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

I have come across two pairs of almost new sets in 10 years of looking...bought them both and used one on an NOS 89 Predator Freeform Mag...keeping the NOS set for this bike.

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#6 2013-01-29 6:31am

irishbikeguy
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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Yummy! I also have several 87 era Schwinn. Including the Yo Delux Scooters. Rock on!


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Tim Odiee

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#7 2013-10-16 4:00pm

DarthBatman
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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

this thread needs a bump.  this is one of the coolest (and most unique stock) predators on the planet. 

coolcoolcoolcool


Down to business.  I got my Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi.  And uh, I got my Black Jack gum here!  And I got that feeling.  Mmm, yeah that familiar feeling that something rank is going down out there...

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#8 2014-01-26 1:42pm

Maverick9030
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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Building this exact one now ! Hopefully will be the second best big_smile

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#9 2017-02-28 8:32am

oldfartyoungatheart
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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Very nice.  My best buddy rode the exact same bike as a kid, and I'm looking all over for one to restore, but no luck so far.  Looks great!

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