Schwinn scrambler bmx tires.

Discussion in 'Vintage BMX Bicycles' started by Big Moe, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Mar 21, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Normally I don't do anything with BMX style bikes, but I found these at an old bike shop on vacation. I am wondering if they are worth anything. I appreciate any info y'all can give me. Thanks Big Moe

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  2. #2 Posted Mar 21, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Newbie here but I am pretty sharp with the BMX market and prices, especially Schwinn BMX. I can give you a value but not sure if it is against the rules to post values openly in a thread? I will say the last pair of these I saw sell was a year or so back and they sold after sitting for sale a few months. Pretty cool tire, Schwinn's version of the "snake belly" tread from around 1978-82ish. These did not come as a stock tire but could be purchased at your local Schwinn dealer. The Stock tire on Scramblers was the BX "suction cup" knobby.
    Other snake belly tires can sell for a lot if they are made by Cycle Pro or NTTK. Also, more money for gum-wall or skin-wall versions.
    Only problem with these, being 1 3/4" I.D. and only fit the S-2 Schwinn rims. If you have a 70's or early 80's scrambler w S-2's these would work nicely. All in all, a pretty nice pick up! Hope that helps you out.

    What are your plans for the tires?
     
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  3. #3 Posted Mar 21, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Sell, trade, maybe use them on a custom build. I'm thinking about another fastback.
     
  4. #4 Posted Mar 21, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    They are pretty sweet tires, only issue is the fastback wheels are skinny 1 3/8" I think, S-5 or S-6 rim type.
    Any story to share on the old bike shop you picked these up at?
     
  5. #5 Posted Mar 21, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I bought a nos pair of white Schwinn grips from the same J and D bike shop in Jefferson City,Mo twenty some odd years ago and I still have them. They are on my 24" Huffy rat bike in the garage.

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    And as far as the fastback custom goes. I'm going to put s-2s on it.
     
  7. #7 Posted Mar 21, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    That sounds like a cool build, love that hump back frame! I am interested in 2nd pair if you are interested in shipping.