schwinn predator bmx bike

Schwinn Predator & Schwinn Thrasher Old-School BMX Bikes

schwinn predator bmx bike

Schwinn has been making classic old-school BMX bikes for as long as...well, as long as they were still making the original Schwinn Stingray. The Schwinn Predator and the Schwinn Thrasher are shown below from our personal collection, and you can compare the difference between an old-school bmx bike from 1980 and one from 1987! Find some old-school Schwinn BMX bikes for sale, too!

schwinn predator old school bmx bike

Schwinn Predator

This killer Schwinn Predator vintage 1980’s old-school BMX racing freestyle bike was well-loved and ridden on a lot of dirt roads and fields. Originally manufactured in 1988, it was customized with a Skyway Tuff Wheels II black mag wheel on the rear ("which was the style at the time" as Grandpa Simpson would say) and a pair of rear foot pegs (the right front fork is also pre-set to accept another peg). This one was found with a standard ACS rotor and a rear Odyssey brake. Seriously, this thing was obviously was obviously owned by a hardcore rider, and its a classic backwoods ditch-jumper if I ever saw one (and being a former backwoods ditch-jumper, I would know...I once had a bike set up exactly like this one!). As usual, this Schwinn Predator was found in poor condition. After countless hours of cleaning and detailing, it came out looking awesome. The bike's exterior was thoroughly cleaned and polished and was almost free of rust and dirt. The hematite-like shiny gray chrome frame and forks show moderate scuffing and scratches and some decal wear, but still looked awesome after 25 years. It sold, and I cannot remember where this one was shipped to. Scroll down to see the Schwinn Thrasher from 1980!

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Old School 1985 SCHWINN PREDATOR QUALIFIER BMX Bike Survivor
Old School 1985 SCHWINN PREDATOR QUALIFIER BMX Bike Survivor
$259.00
Time Remaining: 16d 20h 23m
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Vintage Schwinn Predator Free Form EX BMX Freestyle Gyro ACS Mags
Vintage Schwinn Predator Free Form EX BMX Freestyle Gyro ACS Mags
$499.99
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Old School Schwinn Predator Nighthawk Freestyle BMX bike 20
Old School Schwinn Predator Nighthawk Freestyle BMX bike 20" Chrome 1owner 1985
$675.00
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vintage 1982 bmx schwinn predator top of the line model
vintage 1982 bmx schwinn predator top of the line model
$500.00
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WOW VINTAGE ORIGINAL MINT Schwinn Predator 1982 BMX Chrome 20 inch 4131 Chromoly
WOW VINTAGE ORIGINAL MINT Schwinn Predator 1982 BMX Chrome 20 inch 4131 Chromoly
$599.99
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 10m
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schwinn predator freeform purple old BMX frame chrome fork pro yo freestyle bike
schwinn predator freeform purple old BMX frame chrome fork pro yo freestyle bike
$124.99
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1986 Flat Black Schwinn Predator Free Form Z
1986 Flat Black Schwinn Predator Free Form Z
$899.00
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schwinn predator freeform old bmx purple frame chrome fork handlebars old BMX 20
schwinn predator freeform old bmx purple frame chrome fork handlebars old BMX 20
$174.99
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1986/7 Schwinn Predator Freeform Pro Yo! freestyle customized
1986/7 Schwinn Predator Freeform Pro Yo! freestyle customized
$650.00
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 55m
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1983 Schwinn Predator P2600 original excellent survivor. NO RESERVE!
1983 Schwinn Predator P2600 original excellent survivor. NO RESERVE!
$320.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 34m
Vintage 1991 Schwinn Predator Mag Oversize High Ten Tubing 20
Vintage 1991 Schwinn Predator Mag Oversize High Ten Tubing 20" BMX Bike Survivor
$349.99
Time Remaining: 23d 9h 9m
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Schwinn Predator Team 24 frame and fork Sting, Old School Vintage BMX,Cruiser 24
Schwinn Predator Team 24 frame and fork Sting, Old School Vintage BMX,Cruiser 24
$300.00
Time Remaining: 4h 5m
Schwinn predator freeform survivor white Chrome frame old freestyle BMX bike 20
Schwinn predator freeform survivor white Chrome frame old freestyle BMX bike 20"
$159.99
Time Remaining: 25d 10h 27m
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RARE!!! 1987 schwinn predator freeform TC bmx old school Survivor!!
RARE!!! 1987 schwinn predator freeform TC bmx old school Survivor!!
$400.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 51m
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Vintage 1996 Schwinn Predator 2.0 Boy's 20
Vintage 1996 Schwinn Predator 2.0 Boy's 20" BMX Bike Red
$149.99
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schwinn predator freeform blue 87 frame fork old bmx freestyle 20 bike cw gt pro
schwinn predator freeform blue 87 frame fork old bmx freestyle 20 bike cw gt pro
$189.99
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1984 Schwinn Predator 2600 EX Old School BMX race Freestyle Dirt Track bike rare
1984 Schwinn Predator 2600 EX Old School BMX race Freestyle Dirt Track bike rare
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 10d 11h 7m
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Schwinn Sting 87 Team Model Predator BMX
Schwinn Sting 87 Team Model Predator BMX
$375.00
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Old-School Schwinn Predator Free Form Pro 20
Old-School Schwinn Predator Free Form Pro 20" Bicycle
$550.00
Time Remaining: 29d 11h 15m
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Schwinn Free Form Predator BG BMX Bicycle
Schwinn Free Form Predator BG BMX Bicycle
$349.99
Time Remaining: 29d 15h 43m
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OLDSCHOOL BMX SCHWINN PREDATOR QUARTER FLASH RACE FRAME
OLDSCHOOL BMX SCHWINN PREDATOR QUARTER FLASH RACE FRAME
$139.99
Time Remaining: 25d 14h 20m
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1985 Liquid Smoke Schwinn Predator Black Shadow
1985 Liquid Smoke Schwinn Predator Black Shadow
$999.99
Time Remaining: 5d 4h 52m
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Schwinn Predator Black Shadow 1986 Competition Sting XL cromo race
Schwinn Predator Black Shadow 1986 Competition Sting XL cromo race
$115.00
Time Remaining: 12d 1h 35m
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1987 Schwinn (BMX)
1987 Schwinn (BMX) "Predator" Free form Bike (White/Chrome)
$299.00
Time Remaining: 5d 12h 55m
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Vintage 1982 Schwinn Predator CR-MO Frame & Forks 20
Vintage 1982 Schwinn Predator CR-MO Frame & Forks 20" BMX G1282 Old School
$174.99
Time Remaining: 18d 15h 6m
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Old School 1984 Schwinn Predator Team 24
Old School 1984 Schwinn Predator Team 24" BMX cruiser frame + fork
$299.99
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Vintage 1983 Schwinn Predator Chrome Frame & Forks G1183
Vintage 1983 Schwinn Predator Chrome Frame & Forks G1183
$149.99
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 16m
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BMX BIKE Handlebars RARE SCHWINN Predator Team 24 Cruiser Old School 1983 83  😲
BMX BIKE Handlebars RARE SCHWINN Predator Team 24 Cruiser Old School 1983 83 😲
$125.00
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 40m
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1995 Schwinn Predator 24
1995 Schwinn Predator 24" Cruiser 100th Anniversary Edition BMX Mid-School
$500.00
Time Remaining: 19d 15h 24m
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OLD SCHOOL BMX 1991 SCHWINN PREDATOR FRAME FORK BARS BRAKES HEADSET VINTAGE RARE
OLD SCHOOL BMX 1991 SCHWINN PREDATOR FRAME FORK BARS BRAKES HEADSET VINTAGE RARE
$249.99
Time Remaining: 20d 6h 40m
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Vintage 1980s Radical Schwinn Predator Freeform Pro Old Schoool BMX Freestyle
Vintage 1980s Radical Schwinn Predator Freeform Pro Old Schoool BMX Freestyle
$599.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 36m
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1983 Schwinn Predator team alloy. BMX bicycle
1983 Schwinn Predator team alloy. BMX bicycle
$450.00
Time Remaining: 16d 7h 41m
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Schwinn Predator Bmx 1983 (Mint)l
Schwinn Predator Bmx 1983 (Mint)l
$450.00
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 16m
20
20" Schwinn Predator Comp BMX Bike - NO SHIPPING
$149.99
Time Remaining: 8d 6h 52m
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1982 schwinn predator collector bmx bike
1982 schwinn predator collector bmx bike
$1,000.00
Time Remaining: 24d 11h 35m
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Schwinn Predator Phantom Ex 90's bmx 20
Schwinn Predator Phantom Ex 90's bmx 20" red mid school bmx bike
$150.00
Time Remaining: 7d 3h 4m
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85 schwinn predator streetwise
85 schwinn predator streetwise
$450.00
Time Remaining: 18d 14h 19m
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Schwinn Predator Pro mini BMX
Schwinn Predator Pro mini BMX
$225.00
Time Remaining: 13d 4h 9m
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Vintage 1983 Schwinn Predator CR-MO BMX Frame G0483
Vintage 1983 Schwinn Predator CR-MO BMX Frame G0483
$99.99
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Original 2000 Schwinn Predator Comp Chrome 20
Original 2000 Schwinn Predator Comp Chrome 20" BMX Bike
$199.99
Time Remaining: 23d 9h 10m
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Restored White 1985 SCHWINN PREDATOR FRAME Old School BMX Atari Decals 14mm Drop
Restored White 1985 SCHWINN PREDATOR FRAME Old School BMX Atari Decals 14mm Drop
$299.99
Time Remaining: 27d 3h 56m
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Vintage Old School BMX 1988 Schwinn Predator Freeform EX Frameset with Extras
Vintage Old School BMX 1988 Schwinn Predator Freeform EX Frameset with Extras
$100.00
Time Remaining: 19d 10h 25m
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RARE White 1983 SCHWINN PREDATOR 24
RARE White 1983 SCHWINN PREDATOR 24" CRUISER FRAME & FORKS Old School BMX Set
$649.99
Time Remaining: 28d 8h
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Vtg Schwinn Scrambler BMX 36/36 1978 Predator Made In USA Ashtabula
Vtg Schwinn Scrambler BMX 36/36 1978 Predator Made In USA Ashtabula
$159.99
Time Remaining: 12h 58m
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1983 schwinn predator old school BMX
1983 schwinn predator old school BMX
$550.00
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 5m
Bicycle - 80's Old School Chrome Schwinn Stingray Predator BMX Bik
Bicycle - 80's Old School Chrome Schwinn Stingray Predator BMX Bik
$350.00
Time Remaining: 25d 13h 17m
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Schwinn Freeform Pro 1987, radberry, yo yo!, old school BMX feestyle, predator
Schwinn Freeform Pro 1987, radberry, yo yo!, old school BMX feestyle, predator
$700.00
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 2m
1978 Schwinn Mag Scrambler -BMX Z mag ACS redline predator orange apple krate
1978 Schwinn Mag Scrambler -BMX Z mag ACS redline predator orange apple krate
$450.00
Time Remaining: 17d 11h 54m
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Used 80's Old School BMX Bike Chrome Schwinn Predator Bicycle Frame
Used 80's Old School BMX Bike Chrome Schwinn Predator Bicycle Frame
$99.83
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 59m

1980 Schwinn Thrasher Old-School BMX Bike

schwinn thrasher old school bmx

A rare survivor manufactured in December, 1980, this vintage Schwinn Thrasher is REALLY old-school BMX! This was pretty cutting-edge for 1980, as Schwinn's other 20" bike, the Stingray chopper, was still being manufactured at this time. However, besides this Thrasher, the Phantom, and the Scrambler, Schwinn never really bothered much with the booming BMX market until the Predator came out seven years later. This Schwinn Thrasher has classic style, with a very cool gradient paint lob that goes from sparkle metallic silver to minty aqua blue on the forks and original chainguard. As far as original goes, we are not exactly sure what is stock on this bike and what parts are aftermarket. We found it with squishy and comfortable blue OGK Mach grips, front and rear brakes (unmarked), a padded Avocet Condor seat, and the original handlebar pad. The front tire is an original Schwinn Scrambler BX, the rear looks like an old K-Mart replacement. It was well-loved and lightly abused. After our usual complete teardown, a whole bag of steel wool, meticulous cleaning and detailed for hours, it looked great and revealed the years of life left in it. This one sold and shipped to California (as usual!). The Schwinn Thrasher is a pretty rare machine these days, and though it looks totally rad, its a heavy bike and probably better for street riding than real competitions. Man, it sure does look awesome, though!

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Schwinn Thrasher  Bike
Schwinn Thrasher Bike
$150.00
Time Remaining: 9d 4h 23m
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Schwinn Thrasher bike - Silver - kids
Schwinn Thrasher bike - Silver - kids
$99.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 2m
Old School Schwinn Mini Thrasher 20 inch BMX Bike
Old School Schwinn Mini Thrasher 20 inch BMX Bike
$129.99
Time Remaining: 9d 11h 14m
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1982 Schwinn
1982 Schwinn "Thrasher" vintage 80s BMX black yellow snake gold Scrambler mag
$700.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 9m
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Vintage Schwinn Thrasher T1000 Old School BMX Frameset and Handlebars
Vintage Schwinn Thrasher T1000 Old School BMX Frameset and Handlebars
$100.00
Time Remaining: 12d 9h 20m
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Vintage (1995) Schwinn Thrasher Mountain Tuff Bike Bicycle Chrome Frame Shimano
Vintage (1995) Schwinn Thrasher Mountain Tuff Bike Bicycle Chrome Frame Shimano
$134.99
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 Bicycle Water Bottle and Cage (Colors May Vary) And Schwinn Thrasher
Bicycle Water Bottle and Cage (Colors May Vary) And Schwinn Thrasher
$80.09
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 25m
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Vintage 1981 1982 SCHWINN THRASHER BMX SILVER BLUE BIKE 100% Original LOCAL ONLY
Vintage 1981 1982 SCHWINN THRASHER BMX SILVER BLUE BIKE 100% Original LOCAL ONLY
$125.00
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 9m
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Old School Schwinn Thrasher BMX frame + parts
Old School Schwinn Thrasher BMX frame + parts
$149.99
Time Remaining: 11d 3h 45m
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 1979 80 81  Schwinn Scrambler complete old school vintage bmx
1979 80 81 Schwinn Scrambler complete old school vintage bmx
$425.00
Time Remaining: 22d 23h 23m
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 1979 Schwinn Scrambler complete old school vintage bmx
1979 Schwinn Scrambler complete old school vintage bmx
$275.00
Time Remaining: 7d 12h 26m
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1980 Chrome Schwinn Scrambler Bmx with Skyway Tuff Wheel II's- Survivor
1980 Chrome Schwinn Scrambler Bmx with Skyway Tuff Wheel II's- Survivor
$450.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 58m
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Vintage BMX 1976 Schwinn Mini Scrambler 16
Vintage BMX 1976 Schwinn Mini Scrambler 16" All Original Survivor Red VERY CLEAN
$299.95
Time Remaining: 15d 2h 58m
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Schwinn Scrambler BX tires.  old school BMX 20 x 2.125 pair
Schwinn Scrambler BX tires. old school BMX 20 x 2.125 pair
$199.99
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 35m
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Vintage 1982 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler
Vintage 1982 Schwinn Phantom Scrambler
$250.00
Time Remaining: 2h 21m
1977 Schwinn Scrambler Bmx vintage complete bicycle
1977 Schwinn Scrambler Bmx vintage complete bicycle
$550.00
Time Remaining: 8h 38m
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Schwinn BMX Mini Scrambler pit bike vintage old school
Schwinn BMX Mini Scrambler pit bike vintage old school
$250.00
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 38m
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Schwinn Mini Scrambler 16
Schwinn Mini Scrambler 16" Vintage BMX
$425.00
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 36m
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OLD SCHOOL BMX 1979 SCHWINN SX 1000 FRAME 36 36 MAG SCRAMBLER VINTAGE RARE 20
OLD SCHOOL BMX 1979 SCHWINN SX 1000 FRAME 36 36 MAG SCRAMBLER VINTAGE RARE 20"
$109.99
Time Remaining: 22d 7h 34m
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Schwinn Mag Scrambler
Schwinn Mag Scrambler
$255.00
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 49m
Schwinn Scrambler old school bmx vintage bmx Skyway MAGS TUF NECK MADE IN USA
Schwinn Scrambler old school bmx vintage bmx Skyway MAGS TUF NECK MADE IN USA
$999.99
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schwinn BMX scrambler bicycle vintage old school
schwinn BMX scrambler bicycle vintage old school
$1,200.00
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NOS OLD SCHOOL 1970s VINTAGE ACS BMX MAGS WHEEL SET WITH SCHWINN SCRAMBLER TIRES
NOS OLD SCHOOL 1970s VINTAGE ACS BMX MAGS WHEEL SET WITH SCHWINN SCRAMBLER TIRES
$500.00
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 49m
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Old School Schwinn Scrambler BX 1980 20
Old School Schwinn Scrambler BX 1980 20" tire BMX S-2 Sting SX2000
$124.99
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Vtg Schwinn Scrambler BMX 36/36 1978 Predator Made In USA Ashtabula
Vtg Schwinn Scrambler BMX 36/36 1978 Predator Made In USA Ashtabula
$159.99
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Rare Raleigh mx Old School Bmx,mongoose,Schwinn Scrambler,SE,Cyclecraft,Raleigh,
Rare Raleigh mx Old School Bmx,mongoose,Schwinn Scrambler,SE,Cyclecraft,Raleigh,
$199.99
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 24m
Schwinn SX-500 lester mag scrambler old school bmx
Schwinn SX-500 lester mag scrambler old school bmx
$299.00
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 7m
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Schwinn SX-500 lester mag scrambler old school bmx time capsule bike own owner
Schwinn SX-500 lester mag scrambler old school bmx time capsule bike own owner
$550.00
Time Remaining: 21d 11h 51m
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Schwinn Mag Scrambler Pedal Assembly Sprocket
Schwinn Mag Scrambler Pedal Assembly Sprocket
$80.00
Time Remaining: 27d 7h 58m
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Vintage Schwinn Scrambler stingray bicycle 1978  1-Owner and papers BMX
Vintage Schwinn Scrambler stingray bicycle 1978 1-Owner and papers BMX
$165.12 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 14h 6m
5/ 1979 Schwinn Phantom MAG Scrambler BMX Bike Bicycle Old school
5/ 1979 Schwinn Phantom MAG Scrambler BMX Bike Bicycle Old school
$99.99
Time Remaining: 14d 6h 49m
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VINTAGE 1980 SCHWINN SCRAMBLER PHANTOM BMX BLUE BICYCLE BIKE UNRESTORED
VINTAGE 1980 SCHWINN SCRAMBLER PHANTOM BMX BLUE BICYCLE BIKE UNRESTORED
$225.00
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 17m
1978 Schwinn Mag Scrambler -BMX Z mag ACS redline predator orange apple krate
1978 Schwinn Mag Scrambler -BMX Z mag ACS redline predator orange apple krate
$450.00
Time Remaining: 17d 11h 54m
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Vintage Schwinn Boys Bike Bicycle Scrambler ? BMX ?
Vintage Schwinn Boys Bike Bicycle Scrambler ? BMX ?
$399.99
Time Remaining: 26d 9h 32m
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1982 Schwinn
1982 Schwinn "Thrasher" vintage 80s BMX black yellow snake gold Scrambler mag
$700.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 9m
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