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1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

#1 2010-10-28 4:49pm

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1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

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1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Brought back from the grave for 2 brothers.

I restored this bike for a friend, it belonged to his older brother, was stolen once and retrieved then handed down, he knew I was into collecting BMX and asked if I could get it back to the way he remembered it. So with some help from an identical donor bike, NOS parts, porkchop parts and some original I was able to get it looking pretty close to the vintage ad.
The 4th. photo shows both the original in black and the blue donor bike, I was able to use the original frame, fork, headset, neck, bars crank, bottom bracket, seat post & clamp.
Overall it cost a bit more than it's worth but the nostalgic value out weighs the dollar amount, everyone was extremely pleased with the outcome.


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#2 2010-10-28 6:16pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

I think it looks grate!


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#3 2010-10-28 7:30pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Very nice, had one back in the day, love these...:cool: Good job...:cool:

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#4 2010-12-29 8:21am

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Unbelievable job! The pictures do no justice at what an amazing restoration you did! The bike came better than I originally imagined! Thanks Again!

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#5 2011-03-15 7:49pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Very nice man. A+ for sure!


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#6 2011-03-15 9:22pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

man i wish i still had mine. my parents got me this for a xmas. now i got find me one and restore it. great bike.

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#7 2011-05-15 5:14pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Did you repaint thus one? I'm trying to restore mine and I'm looking for a close match to the original Pearl white paint.

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#8 2011-05-15 9:18pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

86freeform wrote:

Did you repaint thus one? I'm trying to restore mine and I'm looking for a close match to the original Pearl white paint.

This was just painted plain white not pearl, try contacting the member named LOU he's a paint guy, Thanks


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#9 2011-09-16 12:13pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Awesome! My white free form Z and my brother's blue free form Z were stolen from us 20 yrs ago. I just got a white one and am almost done restoring it for my son. My brother got a blue trickstar instead and restored it for his son. I'll post pictures of it when it's done

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#10 2012-03-11 9:38pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Absolutley LOVE this bike!!!!


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#11 2012-07-04 3:05pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

i wish i still had my bike but it got jacked in front of a 7/11. :( awesome predator!!!

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#12 2014-06-28 7:40pm

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Re: 1986 Schwinn Predator Free Form EX

Cool resto. You did a nice job.

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