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1983 Schwinn Predator

#1 2006-12-17 8:28am

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1983 Schwinn Predator

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1983 Schwinn Predator

No longer 100% Complete and Original.

I had one of these stolen growing up and wanted it back. Found one on eBay locally and it was in excellent shape and complete. Only thing missing it seems is the rear reflector. What a fun find. Had a question about the grips. There is not much left of them, could be original or aftermarket. Don't know.

I have since add NOS Chang Shin Comp III's; NOS Maxy Cross cranks and MKS Grafites.


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#2 2006-12-17 8:57pm

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

great find.  this is my favorite style predator

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#3 2006-12-17 8:59pm

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

pk... what grips are those?  I am assuming they are original since u said 100% original... and do u know if they are the same grips that came on the 85 Qualifier as well?  LMK and thanks... NICE FIND!!


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#4 2007-02-16 8:37am

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

I REMEMBER THAT BIKE  MY FRIEND HAROLD  HAD THAT EXACT BIKE  VERY COOL TO SEE ONE AGAIN .....


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#5 2007-03-28 9:21am

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

OK after discussions with those who used to have this bike BITD. We have come to the conclusion that the original grips were a black foam on top of what you see above.


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#6 2007-04-21 3:03pm

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

does anybody know where to get the decals for the 1982-83 predator?

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#7 2007-09-10 8:00pm

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

updated a few pics from some changes I have made.


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#8 2008-01-08 7:16pm

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

I had one of these that i bought at a sale...i dont think it was the same year, but very similar

i bought it for 25 and sold it for 90

EVERYTHING was original on it


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#9 2008-01-09 10:05am

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

Mine had mushroom grips that i think the bike store put on it.


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#10 2008-08-20 1:27am

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

Indeed a great find.  I too had one of these brand new in 1983 and was stolen three weeks after I got it.  By far my favorite style.  Definitely a great find.

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#11 2008-08-28 2:34pm

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

Reflecters pads and chain gaurds are corneeeeeeeey rememer that. MYONE Home Grown on the Mongoose Farm.


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#12 2009-07-17 3:01pm

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

had this bike new with mags in 83 at age 7. gave to kid after his house burned at age 16. was later stolen from him. recently got one from ebay also, paid way too much for what i got...but,had to have it, even bought the chrome pads recently off this site...just curios what you paid for the bike ?   DEATH TO ALL BIKE THEIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#13 2011-01-24 1:16pm

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Re: 1983 Schwinn Predator

pkripper wrote:

OK after discussions with those who used to have this bike BITD. We have come to the conclusion that the original grips were a black foam on top of what you see above.

Yes, you are correct.  The original grips on your bike were covered with foam.  They were a knock-off of the "Grab-On" grips.


Looking for: ODI Mushroom grips (red), Lee Chi rear brake & lever (red), California Lite stem pad (black)

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