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#4776 2021-10-03 7:36pm

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Thanks bud , yea I posted it after reading they are so rare and thought it would be cool to show people , ive only seen like 5 total on here

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#4777 2021-10-03 8:11pm

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Yes its the 24 cruiser cro mo

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#4778 2021-10-04 4:49am

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Thanks , i was really wanting the other ones w the predator but I think these could be original, do you know where i could get the predator ones , yours is super nice btw , i have 24 acs z rims for this one I’m gonna put on but my front axel is a tad big

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#4779 2021-10-04 12:08pm

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Thanks , i was really wanting the other ones w the predator but I think these could be original, do you know where i could get the predator ones , yours is super nice btw , i have 24 acs z rims for this one I’m gonna put on but my front axel is a tad big

I’ll pm you.


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#4780 2021-10-05 12:20pm

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This looks like it belongs here!https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hdbay0iZR48fRZ-yL1kr9JqHrWNn1nlu/view?usp=sharing

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#4781 2021-10-05 12:54pm

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#4782 2021-10-05 3:11pm

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4 years looking, sell my bike that needed it, now two sightings within a couple months. Anyone else have any parts they need? I'll start looking, just to quit looking so you can find it :/


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#4783 2021-10-05 5:17pm

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I sent a pm about that seat

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#4784 2021-10-05 6:09pm

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Anyone have a 82 or 83 Predator Team 24 handlebar for sale in good condition? PM me please.

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#4785 2021-10-05 6:43pm

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bigmill78 wrote:

I sent a pm about that seat

That looks nice.


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#4786 2021-10-05 9:08pm

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Predator Aero Seat.

Was in storage with my Jammin Jimmy Weinert for the last 40 years. Don't think the seat was what I had on the bike when I road, too good a shape to have had any hours. It must have been part of a rebuild that never happened.

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#4787 2021-10-06 10:12am

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Anyone have a 82 or 83 Predator Team 24 handlebar for sale in good condition? PM me please.

Unless you're dead set on originality, as an adult sized person you'll likely be unhappy with the OG bars. They're kind of narrow and have a lot of sweep pinching your elbows in as well. For my sixpence you'll find the bike more ridable with a modern clone of RL cruiser bars- they'll let you run wider modern grips for your man hands, have much less sweep than the Schwinn bars, and would have been a vintage upgrade anyway :)


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#4788 2021-10-06 10:49am

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ChattyMatty wrote:

alesm106 wrote:

Anyone have a 82 or 83 Predator Team 24 handlebar for sale in good condition? PM me please.

Unless you're dead set on originality, as an adult sized person you'll likely be unhappy with the OG bars. They're kind of narrow and have a lot of sweep pinching your elbows in as well. For my sixpence you'll find the bike more ridable with a modern clone of RL cruiser bars- they'll let you run wider modern grips for your man hands, have much less sweep than the Schwinn bars, and would have been a vintage upgrade anyway :)

This is so true, I loved the look of the OG bars I have, so I bought a set of bars from AL's Rapid Transit here on the Museum "Knurled 30" Al's Cruiser Bars" they fit full size grip and hands with the same great look.

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#4789 2021-10-06 12:06pm

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ChattyMatty wrote:

alesm106 wrote:

Anyone have a 82 or 83 Predator Team 24 handlebar for sale in good condition? PM me please.

Unless you're dead set on originality, as an adult sized person you'll likely be unhappy with the OG bars. They're kind of narrow and have a lot of sweep pinching your elbows in as well. For my sixpence you'll find the bike more ridable with a modern clone of RL cruiser bars- they'll let you run wider modern grips for your man hands, have much less sweep than the Schwinn bars, and would have been a vintage upgrade anyway :)

This is so true, I loved the look of the OG bars I have, so I bought a set of bars from AL's Rapid Transit here on the Museum "Knurled 30" Al's Cruiser Bars" they fit full size grip and hands with the same great look.

Thanks for that tip because as you know I’ve also been looking to replace my set I sold to you but I will look at AL’s now.


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#4790 2021-10-06 4:34pm

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Been a while since I looked at Al's stuff, but I think it was him who was doing the repop King Sting/CBR style bars with the droop crossbar.


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#4791 2021-10-06 7:24pm

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ChattyMatty wrote:

alesm106 wrote:

Anyone have a 82 or 83 Predator Team 24 handlebar for sale in good condition? PM me please.

Unless you're dead set on originality, as an adult sized person you'll likely be unhappy with the OG bars. They're kind of narrow and have a lot of sweep pinching your elbows in as well. For my sixpence you'll find the bike more ridable with a modern clone of RL cruiser bars- they'll let you run wider modern grips for your man hands, have much less sweep than the Schwinn bars, and would have been a vintage upgrade anyway :)

Thanks for the info and advice. Makes sense. I actually threw on some new school redline cruiser v-bars in the meantime but its bothering me cause it doesnt go with the bike. Too new. Ive also considered the cw style predator bars but im not a fan of the look of the top bar being even with grip part height.

Which redline bars are you referring to?

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#4792 2021-10-06 7:25pm

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mcman87 wrote:

schwinnsince78 wrote:

ChattyMatty wrote:

Unless you're dead set on originality, as an adult sized person you'll likely be unhappy with the OG bars. They're kind of narrow and have a lot of sweep pinching your elbows in as well. For my sixpence you'll find the bike more ridable with a modern clone of RL cruiser bars- they'll let you run wider modern grips for your man hands, have much less sweep than the Schwinn bars, and would have been a vintage upgrade anyway :)

This is so true, I loved the look of the OG bars I have, so I bought a set of bars from AL's Rapid Transit here on the Museum "Knurled 30" Al's Cruiser Bars" they fit full size grip and hands with the same great look.

Thanks for that tip because as you know I’ve also been looking to replace my set I sold to you but I will look at AL’s now.

Thanks guys. Do you have a link to the AL’s bars your referencing? He has a few on his site.

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#4793 2021-10-06 8:27pm

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For casual cruising, look for something with a 6-7" rise, an inverted stem 7+. Taller will be more comfy, shorter will be more racy. Those bikes have a really small cockpit for a 24, and XL stem length, taller bar and layback post will be your best friend. Al's seems to just be doing KOS clones these days, they all look to have about the same rise but doesn't look like he has a lot fo stock.

The ones Nitto put out for the repop Kuwi cruisers they've been doing are pretty close to the look of the OG bars but I think thye have less weep-

Not recommending this vendor, just a sample listing:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154519936898?e … SwbNFg44ch


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#4794 2021-10-07 1:34am

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alesm106 wrote:

ChattyMatty wrote:

alesm106 wrote:

Anyone have a 82 or 83 Predator Team 24 handlebar for sale in good condition? PM me please.

Unless you're dead set on originality, as an adult sized person you'll likely be unhappy with the OG bars. They're kind of narrow and have a lot of sweep pinching your elbows in as well. For my sixpence you'll find the bike more ridable with a modern clone of RL cruiser bars- they'll let you run wider modern grips for your man hands, have much less sweep than the Schwinn bars, and would have been a vintage upgrade anyway :)

Thanks for the info and advice. Makes sense. I actually threw on some new school redline cruiser v-bars in the meantime but its bothering me cause it doesnt go with the bike. Too new. Ive also considered the cw style predator bars but im not a fan of the look of the top bar being even with grip part height.

Which redline bars are you referring to?

Se big honkin bars are nice. I run them on my bigboy cruisers. Another good choice is the sidewinder bar.https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/249774/img_20210117_103158708600487a85560141e775c615eb10899.jpghttps://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/249774/img_20210203_154228318_hdr601b1d25616097d4a01f615eb18641.jpg

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#4795 2021-10-07 3:15am

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mcman87 wrote:

schwinnsince78 wrote:

ChattyMatty wrote:

Unless you're dead set on originality, as an adult sized person you'll likely be unhappy with the OG bars. They're kind of narrow and have a lot of sweep pinching your elbows in as well. For my sixpence you'll find the bike more ridable with a modern clone of RL cruiser bars- they'll let you run wider modern grips for your man hands, have much less sweep than the Schwinn bars, and would have been a vintage upgrade anyway :)

This is so true, I loved the look of the OG bars I have, so I bought a set of bars from AL's Rapid Transit here on the Museum "Knurled 30" Al's Cruiser Bars" they fit full size grip and hands with the same great look.

Thanks for that tip because as you know I’ve also been looking to replace my set I sold to you but I will look at AL’s now.

I still have that set of bars on the cruiser. I put the Al's on another bike, and they have that same style and feel. :)

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#4796 2021-10-07 6:37am

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schwinnsince78 wrote:

mcman87 wrote:

schwinnsince78 wrote:

This is so true, I loved the look of the OG bars I have, so I bought a set of bars from AL's Rapid Transit here on the Museum "Knurled 30" Al's Cruiser Bars" they fit full size grip and hands with the same great look.

Thanks for that tip because as you know I’ve also been looking to replace my set I sold to you but I will look at AL’s now.

I still have that set of bars on the cruiser. I put the Al's on another bike, and they have that same style and feel. :)

Even though I wish I still had them I’m ultimately glad they went with that frame to you. They should be together!

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#4797 2021-10-07 6:57am

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Can someone help tell me the year of this frame? I’m assuming maybe ‘97?
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#4798 2021-10-10 3:49pm

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Put the acs z rims on the 24 cro mo and also uploaded the serial for anyones records on these

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#4799 2021-10-10 3:54pm

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So I guess it a Schwinn aero predator 24 cro-mo Z

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#4800 2021-10-10 4:18pm

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bro deals on some schwinn projects hmu 248  416 1869https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/60365/received_208490354549987616373dbca.jpeg
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