Anybody have an idea what these are?

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 22, 2017

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    Came across these two bikes. Believe ones a predator and ones a scambler. Anyone got an idea on years? Also value? Dont wanna overpay for them.... thanks a bunch!

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  2. #2 Posted Mar 22, 2017

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    Couple more pics. I think the scambler is a 79-81 not positive tho. Wanna save em of they are worth it!

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    Grey one isn't schwinn.
     
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    It most def is a scrambler i know that for sure. Im guessing your looking at the frame brace? Its an optical illusion lol
     
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    The gussett area does have a shadow in there . Cheap bikes not much of anything besides red tuff 2s and possibly good grips on that grey one.
     
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    Pedals on the grey one can be ok.
     
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    Predator aint worth nothin? Even with the blue anodized rims?
     
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    Newbie but very experienced BMX collector from Illinois here to help...

    Silver one is about 1983-84 Schwinn Thrasher Mag. Frame manufactured in China or Taiwan, most likely by Giant. I believe these were still assembled in the USA. Bars, stem, chaingurad, BB & cranks all appear to be leftovers from the U.S. made scramblers (I believe). Sprocket is lun chi (China) I think. Tuf-wheels were made in Cali. & a bonus because stock Thrashers typically came with Redstone mags (not as nice as the Skyway's) Parts are worth more than the whole in this case.

    Blue is a Predator Aerostar, 1985-86 model, made over seas. Seat is best part on that one.

    I'd offer 80 on the Silver and 25 on the blue and wouldn't go over 120-135 on both only if I were parting these bikes out. When the dust clears & good parts are sold you may have 2 frames that will bring very few if any $$$.

    Will somebody please tell me if it is okay to openly talk about price on The Cabe? I saw nothing in the rules restricting it but unsure of etiquette here. The other sites I am on - it is not allowed.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Any more BMX questions? Hit me up, I'm pretty sharp on stuff from 1974-1990.
    I can help find the answers if I don't know.
     
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