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#3676 2019-11-09 3:43pm

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ritchiecamaro wrote:

Just been dealing with life. No big deal...

First things first, brother..good to hear from you

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#3677 2019-11-09 3:47pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

mcman87 wrote:

Out for one last ride this fall. Supposed to drop tomorrow and snow. I changed out the head set lock to a gold one and the Predator cap to my nicest black one.
I also put on the gold Suntour clamp. I like being able to change out parts for when I want more gold, blue, or red. I love this bike. 
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 2396e.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 23b9e.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 23c9c.jpeg

That 24" is sweet!  I finally found a super nice Predator stem too..  big_smile

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#3678 2019-11-09 6:17pm

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that cruiser is awesome looking

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#3679 2019-11-09 6:42pm

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^^Thanks guys! I truly enjoy it^^


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#3680 2019-11-21 2:51am

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/95057/6ea6ce0c-7ee2-4d55-b00c-6ceec8b1a84d5dd66bdbf4.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/95057/c5c2d26f-825d-4876-a309-da87fb3391895dd66bde08.jpeg
She will soon be at her new home in Indiana. smile


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#3681 2019-11-21 5:23am

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Right On! She is beautiful!


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#3682 2019-11-21 6:41am

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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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#3683 2019-11-21 1:53pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

LaughnJar wrote:

Gif of one of my runs on said ride mentioned above ... I dont know if it is because my last bitd was a predator or what.  But the indisputable reality is that since I began using the predator frame, my "accident rate" (crash count) has reduced so significantly as to be negligible compared to doing exactly the same thing on a Hutch Pro Racer, Pro Raider and a GHP PRO I.  It begs questions about the durability of long term highly specialized, distinct and task specific coordinated muscle memory.  Especially when I consider the "saves" I've been able to pull out of total reflexive movement; saves that simply wouldnt have been or worked on the other setups I've used.  Interesting...at least to me.

Good Times!!!

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … c1255e.gif

Ih and sorry about it being the last half of my ramp table top run...as my only camera man, I have a 128gig MSD card in my phone so I can keep the video mode running for 10, 20 30 plus minutes and then edit what I want and delete the rest.  And occasionally the camera moves without my noticing it.  SUCKS!  But at least I have some proof, lol!  I'll get a full run vid gif up asap...need to get out again however.  So until then I'll get pics of the setup posted.

Peace

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#3684 2019-11-21 1:55pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

mcman87 wrote:

Out for one last ride this fall. Supposed to drop tomorrow and snow. I changed out the head set lock to a gold one and the Predator cap to my nicest black one.
I also put on the gold Suntour clamp. I like being able to change out parts for when I want more gold, blue, or red. I love this bike. 
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 2396e.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 23b9e.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 23c9c.jpeg

Lookin sexy all dressed up for winter and whatnot!cool


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#3685 2019-11-22 8:51am

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

What year is the Predator 24 with the gusset?
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/61480/_595dd811f550.jpg


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#3686 2019-11-22 9:10am

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What year is the Predator 24 with the gusset?
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 11f550.jpg

iirc...
83 has the gusset
84 does not have a gusset

They also made a hi tensile steel repop version recently with an 83-style gusset.

Last edited by El Gecko (2019-11-22 9:20am)


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#3687 2019-11-22 9:20am

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/91975/20190911_1825335dd818e558.jpg

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#3688 2019-11-22 9:51am

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

El Gecko wrote:

Axel10 wrote:

What year is the Predator 24 with the gusset?
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 11f550.jpg

iirc...
83 has the gusset
84 does not have a gusset

They also made a hi tensile steel repop version recently with an 83-style gusset.

thank you for the reply.

Would be correct to say that the gusset version is rare?


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#3689 2019-11-22 10:48am

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

Axel10 wrote:

El Gecko wrote:

Axel10 wrote:

What year is the Predator 24 with the gusset?
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 11f550.jpg

iirc...
83 has the gusset
84 does not have a gusset

They also made a hi tensile steel repop version recently with an 83-style gusset.

thank you for the reply.

Would be correct to say that the gusset version is rare?

What are the date codes on the frames?


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#3690 2019-11-22 10:52am

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

mcman87 wrote:

Axel10 wrote:

El Gecko wrote:


iirc...
83 has the gusset
84 does not have a gusset

They also made a hi tensile steel repop version recently with an 83-style gusset.

thank you for the reply.

Would be correct to say that the gusset version is rare?

What are the date codes on the frames?

They are listed on Kijiji locally. No info on date codes in ad.


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#3691 2019-11-23 3:29am

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

El Gecko wrote:

Axel10 wrote:

What year is the Predator 24 with the gusset?
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 11f550.jpg

iirc...
83 has the gusset
84 does not have a gusset

They also made a hi tensile steel repop version recently with an 83-style gusset.

They made 83 without the gusset also. Both in the pic are 83.

Last edited by PredatorGeek (2019-11-24 6:15am)


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#3692 2019-11-23 9:59pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

Hey all. Just got an 83 team 24. You think ill have any issues running 2.125 -2.3 wide tires in the rear?

Thanks

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#3693 2019-11-24 5:06am

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

Early 83 still had the gusset. Later months for 83 did not . I have both


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#3694 2019-11-24 1:11pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

my 83 team 24 date code G0183 no gusset.

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#3695 2019-11-24 1:24pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

I don’t think any 24’s had a gusset. I could be wrong though???????

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#3696 2019-11-24 1:46pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/47469/img_20191124_1529595ddaf81995.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/47469/img_20191124_1530115ddaf865b5.jpg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/47469/img_20191124_1530235ddaf87ed4.jpg

Just took a few pictures of my 87 Predator and thought I would share them in this thread too.


I keep buying and selling, so I guess I wasn't happy with the four I had left.

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#3697 2019-11-24 2:49pm

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Cool colors


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#3698 2019-11-24 4:29pm

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That plate is the balls..love it.  Wish I could find one.

Are your forks all the same diameter or do they taper down near the axle?

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#3699 2019-11-26 2:49pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

Going through some old pictures from past shows.
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/95057/7cfb856f-8d2c-467f-a225-0fbcad78ffcd5dddabe988.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/95057/d756048a-493f-4b23-a4bc-3e1500cc93435dddabea01.jpeg
NOS Predator Sting f/f. Minty minty!


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#3700 2019-11-26 8:32pm

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Re: The "Official Unofficial Schwinn Predator" Thread

Can anyone confirm the seat post size of an 83 predator 24”? Is it 22.2 or 22.5?

Also, im about 230 lbs and want a laid back seat post. Should i trust a fluted Laid back schwinn seat post or just get a plain chromoly laid back post?

Thanks

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