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1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

#1 2013-07-05 1:09am

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1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

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1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Murdered out EX
After 4 years of having this bike, I decided it needed to go back to it's home.  So it's back with my buddy Matt C. safe and sound. 
SOLD


Thanks Matt C. for passing this along to me - frame, fork, bars, ACS stem (top stripped raw), bearing/BB/cranks, sprocket, seat clamp (stripped raw), Dia Compe center pull brake, and headset all OG to this 1987 Texas purchased bike.
"Predator" logo was media blasted into the sprocket by a buddy, then I clear coated it.

*Fluted 1987 Predator Seat Post
*3" GT Pegs
*ACS Pro Rotor
*ACS True 100 Tires
*1988 Predator Redstone Mags
*Suntour 16t Freewheel
*NOS Dominator Seat
*New Dia-Compe Tech-6 Locking Levers and New Cables w/Chrome Housings
*Dia-Compe 883 Front Brake (both brake sets were powder coated black)
*Fresh set of Decals
*ODI Mushroom Grips
*Freestyle Z-Chain


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#2 2013-07-05 5:52am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

That thing is a beauty! Two things I am missing in my growing collection, a Free Form and an earlier 80's Atari-logo'ed race version. Awesome find under that paint!


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#3 2013-07-05 8:30am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Thanks Hammer50.  They are great frames.  I didn't expect the chrome to shine like it did.  And the frames are easy to find.  They pop up all the time.  Just look for an EX.  I have a Free Form disc as well and it's all 4130.  But it doesn't have the chrome underneath.  Or go all out and find a free form Pro.  cool
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#4 2013-07-05 11:04am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

NICE MAN! IVE GOT A FEW FREE FORMS AND I HAVE FREE FORM PRO THAT I STARTED STRIPPING ALSO, WHERE DID U GET YOUR DECALS AT? I LOOKING FOR A SET OF 87 FREE FORM TC DECALS

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#5 2013-07-05 12:07pm

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

I got mine here on the museum.  Ill see who from and PM the info to u.  Also.  I heard that porkchop BMX is going to start doing predator repops. Not sure if they started yet.


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#6 2013-07-05 9:39pm

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Updated pics
I believe I got the decals from Seko


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#7 2013-07-07 11:18am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

I have one of these too!wink


1984 schwinn predator p2200 1986 haro group 1 rs2 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form Z
1986 haro sport & 1986 haro master
1987 schwinn predator free form ex
1988 haro sport 1986 Schwinn Predator Qualifier

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#8 2013-07-07 3:15pm

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Hey Hermes!  What kinda shape is it in?  You should post that bad boy.  I love this year for the predators.
Hoping to finish up that group 1 quick once I get decals in.   Still waiting......


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#9 2013-07-08 11:35am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

ryancassidy wrote:

Hey Hermes!  What kinda shape is it in?  You should post that bad boy.  I love this year for the predators.
Hoping to finish up that group 1 quick once I get decals in.   Still waiting......

Its in pretty good shape, but has no paint or decals. It's one of my low-key riders:)


1984 schwinn predator p2200 1986 haro group 1 rs2 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form Z
1986 haro sport & 1986 haro master
1987 schwinn predator free form ex
1988 haro sport 1986 Schwinn Predator Qualifier

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#10 2013-07-08 4:47pm

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Very cool.  Love these things.  Is it same year/EX?


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#11 2013-07-09 7:47am

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ryancassidy wrote:

Very cool.  Love these things.  Is it same year/EX?

Yes:)


1984 schwinn predator p2200 1986 haro group 1 rs2 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form Z
1986 haro sport & 1986 haro master
1987 schwinn predator free form ex
1988 haro sport 1986 Schwinn Predator Qualifier

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#12 2013-07-09 8:44am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Wow- can't believe the quality of the chrome that was under the paint. Do you have any pics of it before you stripped it? I'm looking forward to seeimg it all finished up.

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#13 2013-07-09 9:15am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Thanks Daddy-O
If you "view bike in museum" and look to the right on the description you should see a slideshow playing from photobucket (if you have compatible software). If not I can send you link later (photobucket is blocked here at work big_smile ) or I ll just email you the jpegs.

The bike was pretty rough paint wise.  All kinds of scrapes and scuffs on the bars and frame.  Fork was OK.  But underneath the chrome held up GREAT.  I was shocked.


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#14 2013-07-09 9:20am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Found before some pics
Essentially where you see it disassembled is how I got it (although it did come with one mag and a Femco front rim)
Then I pieced it together just to ride it
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#15 2013-07-28 7:36pm

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Updated pics. Getting close!


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#16 2013-08-07 9:44am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

looks good man

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#17 2013-08-07 10:29am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Thanks egrocket94, hope to wrap up this weekend and get it out for a ride.


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#18 2013-08-18 4:11pm

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

completed build this weekend.  local kid taking it for a test drive.  big_smile

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#19 2013-09-03 6:20am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

updated Predator profile pics


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#20 2013-09-03 6:48am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Nice!! just finished one myself!! it's my favorite rider now!! cool


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#21 2013-09-03 6:56am

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

I just checked it out man.  Killer!  That think looks beefy and tough. 

I love these bikes.

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Nice!! just finished one myself!! it's my favorite rider now!! cool


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#22 2013-11-18 5:36pm

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great job man...


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#23 2013-11-23 1:47pm

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Thanks man. I appreciate it.


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#24 2014-02-20 5:48pm

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Re: 1987 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

I like what you did with this Predator. I am building one now. What pegs did you use on the rear axle?

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#25 2014-02-21 8:52am

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thank man, appreciate it!

i used some mid school'ish GT pegs front and back. 
here's some in the FS section, these are just the first ones i ran across.  Mine are stamped with the later GT logo though.
http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/108285

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