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#4876 2022-02-28 3:50pm

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Got a new MX decal for my Poulson Black Shadow poster frame.
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#4877 2022-02-28 4:15pm

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#4878 2022-03-05 6:52pm

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Finished the 86 Freeform EX awhile ago.. Got a lot of pics working on it, but here's the before and after.. 

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#4879 2022-03-06 3:15am

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Mazzzze wrote:

Finished the 86 Freeform EX awhile ago.. Got a lot of pics working on it, but here's the before and after.. 

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Looks good John! My favorite parts are the Snoopy valve caps! I currently have those same ones on my Black Shadow. Was it a full restore or only a deep cleaning?


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#4880 2022-03-06 8:53am

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I just freshened it up and changed some parts I had.. It's a lot lighter with the freewheel Tuffs and SR tubular cranks..  The Bebe blue factory paint cleaned up and is of good quality..  The chrome or paint finish on Predators is one of the best I've seen on 80s bikes..  The paint rubbed out nice and the metallic shows in the light.. 

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#4881 2022-03-21 8:32pm

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Mazzzze wrote:

I just freshened it up and changed some parts I had.. It's a lot lighter with the freewheel Tuffs and SR tubular cranks..  The Bebe blue factory paint cleaned up and is of good quality..  The chrome or paint finish on Predators is one of the best I've seen on 80s bikes..  The paint rubbed out nice and the metallic shows in the light.. 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … e69b35.jpg

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I've never seen that blue up close before. I love it.


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#4882 2022-03-21 8:35pm

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Hey pred fans, I'm getting out of bmx. I wanted to let yall know I'm selling my atari stem (black/silver). I figured I'd offer it to you guys first. If nobody here is interested I'll post it. Shoot me a pm if you want pics or whatever.
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#4883 2022-03-23 8:47pm

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sawdoff85 wrote:

Mazzzze wrote:

I just freshened it up and changed some parts I had.. It's a lot lighter with the freewheel Tuffs and SR tubular cranks..  The Bebe blue factory paint cleaned up and is of good quality..  The chrome or paint finish on Predators is one of the best I've seen on 80s bikes..  The paint rubbed out nice and the metallic shows in the light.. 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … e69b35.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … e6c0c9.jpg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … e6e775.jpg

I've never seen that blue up close before. I love it.

Loved mine I had as a kid, was definitely unique and much better than the white colour


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#4884 2022-03-24 8:54pm

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I'm rebuilding my '87 Redstone Mags for my EX.
I'm looking at 3/8 155mm Rear and 140mm Front axles (26Tpi) from Pork Chop and thinking they'll fit but I'm not sure what size bearings I need.

Pork Chop has 5/16, 1/4, 7/32, 5/32, 1/8 and 3/16 and I have no Idea which size I need.

Does anyone here know?  Thanks


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#4885 2022-03-25 7:07pm

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This guy's going too. My last predator, f/f or complete..or part out. Whatever, doesn't matter. Anniversary 20 inch
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#4886 2022-03-27 8:21am

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#4887 2022-03-27 10:24am

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#4888 2022-04-18 3:50am

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🤣🤣🤣 $800 for some tires? If you're curious, the sting frame and fork is $1900, plus $475 for the handle bars. I need some of what he is smoking.
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#4889 2022-04-18 4:21am

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He bought it either from Matty or someone that got it from Matty. They paid $750 now want $2500. After peeling the correct decals off. Let me get my wallet real quick.

Sorry dude, if I bought a king sting I would keep it, not trade it for a predator.

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#4890 2022-04-19 2:21am

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What kinda tires is he talking about.lmao Don't even mention a brand. Like dude keep all that shit I just want the frame. If you look at the first one I posted about this, he don't offer all those parts that he offered after I said it wasn't worth it. Dude paid $750 for it with a chopped tange fork.
 
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#4891 2022-04-19 10:20pm

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Been away a while... dude is trying to sell my old frame for $2500? What the hell is going on out there? I thought $750 was a  'no one would ever pay this' price :lol:

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#4892 2022-04-20 2:31pm

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#4893 2022-04-21 11:33am

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Been away a while... dude is trying to sell my old frame for $2500? What the hell is going on out there? I thought $750 was a  'no one would ever pay this' price :lol:

I told him I would give him $500 for just the frame. For some stupid reason he took the decals off.


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#4894 2022-04-21 1:02pm

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Dear god, those were the hardest part to find. I annoyed every random Joe on ePay who had monster pads or axle nuts or whatever for sale for a couple years to find those. I suppose if he had a Tange Predator the sacrifice would be worth it but sheesh. If I recall correctly I paid $425 or $450 for the frame... it's back there in the archived Swap section somewhere so $500 seems perfectly reasonable to me.


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#4895 2022-04-23 9:07am

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Dear god, those were the hardest part to find. I annoyed every random Joe on ePay who had monster pads or axle nuts or whatever for sale for a couple years to find those. I suppose if he had a Tange Predator the sacrifice would be worth it but sheesh. If I recall correctly I paid $425 or $450 for the frame... it's back there in the archived Swap section somewhere so $500 seems perfectly reasonable to me.

I sure do wish he was reasonable. Because i would buy it in a heartbeat.


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#4896 2022-05-11 2:58am

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Dear god, those were the hardest part to find. I annoyed every random Joe on ePay who had monster pads or axle nuts or whatever for sale for a couple years to find those. I suppose if he had a Tange Predator the sacrifice would be worth it but sheesh. If I recall correctly I paid $425 or $450 for the frame... it's back there in the archived Swap section somewhere so $500 seems perfectly reasonable to me.

I sure do wish he was reasonable. Because i would buy it in a heartbeat.

I’ve been thinking about selling my Tange Predator. When I priced my NOS Akisu one complete at $2500, several laughed. I parted the Akisu out last summer for over $3500. I wasn’t surprised…or laughing.

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#4897 2022-05-11 9:45am

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jojothetattooboy wrote:

PredatorGeek wrote:

ChattyMatty wrote:

Dear god, those were the hardest part to find. I annoyed every random Joe on ePay who had monster pads or axle nuts or whatever for sale for a couple years to find those. I suppose if he had a Tange Predator the sacrifice would be worth it but sheesh. If I recall correctly I paid $425 or $450 for the frame... it's back there in the archived Swap section somewhere so $500 seems perfectly reasonable to me.

I sure do wish he was reasonable. Because i would buy it in a heartbeat.

I’ve been thinking about selling my Tange Predator. When I priced my NOS Akisu one complete at $2500, several laughed. I parted the Akisu out last summer for over $3500. I wasn’t surprised…or laughing.

Yeah but yours was complete. This dude has lost his mind.lol He wants 2500 just for the frame and incorrect forks. After he took the og decals off. Prices are stupid now for no reason.


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#4898 2022-05-18 6:19pm

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Just picked up this frameset; a 1983 (G1182) team series.  Plan is to build up a replica of my 1983 Team Alloy I raced back in the early- to mid-'80s before I built up my Patterson.  Still have some of the parts from that bike that will find their way into the build.

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#4899 2022-05-18 6:23pm

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PredatorGeek wrote:

ChattyMatty wrote:

Dear god, those were the hardest part to find. I annoyed every random Joe on ePay who had monster pads or axle nuts or whatever for sale for a couple years to find those. I suppose if he had a Tange Predator the sacrifice would be worth it but sheesh. If I recall correctly I paid $425 or $450 for the frame... it's back there in the archived Swap section somewhere so $500 seems perfectly reasonable to me.

I sure do wish he was reasonable. Because i would buy it in a heartbeat.

Dont do ANY business with that dude. Period. Ask me how i know.


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#4900 2022-05-18 7:28pm

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ConcreteTrash wrote:

PredatorGeek wrote:

ChattyMatty wrote:

Dear god, those were the hardest part to find. I annoyed every random Joe on ePay who had monster pads or axle nuts or whatever for sale for a couple years to find those. I suppose if he had a Tange Predator the sacrifice would be worth it but sheesh. If I recall correctly I paid $425 or $450 for the frame... it's back there in the archived Swap section somewhere so $500 seems perfectly reasonable to me.

I sure do wish he was reasonable. Because i would buy it in a heartbeat.

Dont do ANY business with that dude. Period. Ask me how i know.

Do tell.


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