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#1 2014-09-02 10:12pm

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1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

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1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

One of the last awesome Predators - SOLD -

I snagged this up from Dusty during a recent trip to Topeka to pick up another bike altogether (thanks bud).  I have a serious soft spot for Predators and always liked how the Flatland Pro looked in the catalogs as a kid, but had never seen in person or ridden one.  To me, this is one of the last cool freestyle bikes Schwinn put out. 
You can see a lot of differences all the way around compared to it's older siblings, with only the bars and familiar thick top/down tube design at the head tube resembling the old EX models.  Zero offset forks and the funky bends in the stays give it a pretty aggressive look.  Fat recessed drop outs with big thick welds to hold the wheels in place.  The coolest thing to me is the LONG A55 frame stand under the seat.  Take a look at the pic with the shoe.  I wear a size 15 (sorry, they are my nasty riding shoes, but you get the picture).  Shaq could framestand on this bike!  So for us taller/bigger guys, this makes for a pretty cool flatland bike.  The bike came with the OG sprocket and Yo! stem, but i opted to change up the chainwheel and donated the Yo! stem to a non-bmx related scooter that i recently cleaned up.  Thanks for looking.
Flatland Pro Frame/Fork/Bars
SR Spin Tech (Dyno) Stem
1st Gen Gyro and cables (pieced together from various NOS and older gyros)
Lee Chi Tech 5's
Dia Compe Bulldog Front
Dia Compe AD990 Rear
Duro Tires
AME Stick Font Tri's
GT pegs (F/R)
Tioga Compact Disc
Haro Uni Chainring
HSING pedals
Trick Top seat
Fluted Cro-Mo seat post (off an 86 Free Form Z)
Skika CD Seat Post Clamp
Peregrine 48's


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#2 2014-09-03 7:35am

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

Definitely one of the nicest 89 Flatland Pro builds I've seen.  Looks super rideable! 
The parts compliment the era well. smile

Nice work!


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#3 2014-09-03 7:53am

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

Thanks bro!  smile  I appreciate it.  You should recognize a few of those parts.  That Tioga CD found a nice home and was totally usable.  big_smile

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#4 2014-09-03 10:40am

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

NICE! cool Fav'ed it.


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#5 2014-09-03 11:16am

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

Never saw one of these before. Very cool.


Build your bikes the way you want. Always looking for 85/86 dyno but don't always have money for them.

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#6 2014-09-03 11:21am

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

Thanks for the kind words my Dyno Build Off compadres! wink  Much appreciated.  big_smile

joejoe - i just realized you are in grand rapids.  i was just there last week for work.  lol


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#7 2014-09-03 11:54am

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

Yes I live about 8 miles from the grand valley campus in Allendale. Did u find anything while you were here? I have to drive up to 2hrs. to get a score. We could have met up. Im not a big Schwinn fan but the pro I do like. Don't see to many 88 or 89.


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#8 2014-09-03 12:03pm

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

i was pretty close to the airport, we were only there for a couple of days.  not a lot of time to go site see, but i did check out CL while in town (always check CL when traveling, lol).  if we make it back out that way ill remember to hit you up.  we ate at this cool Italian Sports bar/resturaunt called Uccello's and it was pretty awesome.  killer stuffed chicken, lol.

yeah, not as many schwinn/predator guys out there for sure.  but " 'round these here parts" there were a TON of predator owners (including myself, still have my 87 freeform disc).  so they are my weak spot and enjoy i the 87 line up quite a bit (not a fan of 88 graphics).  but this flatland pro was so different i wanted to snag one up and check it out since the opportunity presesnted itself.  it's stupid, i have 4 predators currently and sold an 86 freeform z a few months ago.  lol like i said, easy to find around here.  tongue


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#9 2014-09-03 12:23pm

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

It's definitely a cool schwinn. One of these days I want to get a pro. So if u ever find one for really cheap let me know.big_smile


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#10 2014-09-03 12:28pm

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

will do bro.  Love the 87 pro's.  smile  i see them pop up and usually for a good deal.


Here's where the Yo! stem ended up. 
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#11 2017-12-04 4:05pm

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Re: 1989 Schwinn Predator Flatland Pro

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