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1976/77 Schwinn Competition Scrambler

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15 minutes ago, TrulyOdd said:

It’s clean!  That’s a nice pick up.  What’s the story?

Had one as a kid and figured it would be neat to have one again. Put up a want to buy on the Museum and a guy in New York replies. Says he has two frames, one well ridden and one near nos. Price was fine with me and picked the nicer of the two. Silver color like the one I had so that's a plus. 

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Slowly putting it together. Chrome Ashtabula cranks, Tange headset+ forks, Schwinn seat+bb. 

 

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Added a few more parts. Early Araya 7b's with Sunshine front hub and Shimano Type-B coaster brake hub rear. Ashtabula stem I got from sodbuster on Saturday at Valley Relics. New Kenda 2.125 Knobbys and D.I.D. chain.

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Lookin nice 

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Added new Oury grips and MKS rat traps, so done for now. Might change a few things as time goes by. Yellow grips are because mine from back in the day had them.

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Hey, it came out really nice. I too had a bike bitd with yellow grips but I can’t seem to make myself buy some again LOL. Just messing with you about the grips. I actually did buy some yellow ame cam grips for when I rebuild my first race bike. There not era correct for mine but I’m not paying for Oakley 1s

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Got a 1976 October competition Scrambler frame and it's loaded with killer parts from the mid-to-late 70s. I have been wanting one of these for a while.

 

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Oct. 76 Schwinn Competition Scrambler BX5-6 frame only option (full cromo. No chainguard tabs)
Unknown Headset
76 Ashtabula stamped forks
Schwinn stamped Ashtabula stem
Blue box bars (unknown)
Oakley 1 grips
Bottom bracket (unknown)
Takagi MX first gen black opc cranks
KKT B-MX pedals
AMF chainwheel
Chain (unknown)
Araya  1st gen 7b gold front rim with Shimano 1975 high flange quick release hub
Araya 1st gen 7b silver rear rim with 1950s/60s Normandy high flange hub
Shimano 333 freewheel
TAIHEI UNITE 7387 Seat (metal pan)
Schwinn seat clamp
Schwinn seat post
Weinmann 810 rear caliper with original white cable, bake pads  and home-bent Weinmann lever
Blue crash pad set

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4 hours ago, Chris17B said:

Got a 1976 October competition Scrambler frame and it's loaded with killer parts from the mid-to-late 70s. I have been wanting one of these for a while.

 

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Cool seeing another one pop up. Good one to start with. 

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17 hours ago, turdburd said:

Cool seeing another one pop up. Good one to start with. 

 This was was actually complete except for the stem. It originally had a webco super stem on it but the guy sold it before I could get my hands on it. I added a schwinn ashrabula stem, tubes, and tires. I only cleaned, repaited the seat, and regreased.

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On 11/19/2021 at 8:56 PM, dav451 said:

It came out really good. 2 thumbs up.

Thanks. I have been searching for one on an off  And this one sort of fell in my lap..

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Hello, been out of the hobby for 13yrs or so, was poking around the other day and came across this thread and was thinking I still have a total unmolested survivor of one of these bikes. It’s all original except for the grips that were changed out to Oakley 1 when the originals probably wore out, looks like the rear tire was moved to the front when it went bald and like I would have done when I was a kid is removed all the reflectors and chain guard. Other than that, its bone stock. The serial number has me a little baffled because it has no date code in the serial number on the badge, serial is 773591. Back story on this bike is a good buddy of mine was buying a Honda Civic form his aunt and uncle, while removing the car from their garage, he spotted the bike with all his cousins other belongings (he had passed away years prior to this) he asked about it and his aunt said they bought it in 1976 he showed interest it so she gave it to him. He knew I was into the vintage BMX thing so I acquired it and it has been mounted to my Park tool stand in my shop for over a decade. The bike was bought from Aurora cycle here in Seattle. Looks to be well used so it was enjoyed by her son which is cool.

 

Schwinn Competition Scrambler

Model BX5-6...........$155.95

20" Chrome-moly steel competition designed diamond frame with reinforced welds, raised crank hanger.

Frame Finish:  Sky Blue.

Fork: 20" one-piece forged with interia welded stem, flat black finish.

Wheels: Flat black finish front hub, 36-hole spoking. 20" x 2. 125" chrome plated tubular rims and 080 g spokes.

Tire and Tube: Schwinn Scrambler tires and tubes

Saddle: black finish racing style, with 14" seatpost.

Handlebar and Stem: Flat black Sting-Ray style handlebar with cross-brace.

MX style handlebar grips.

Flat black finish forged steel handlebar stem.

Crank Assembly:  Flat black 7 1/2" crank arms. Heat treated. Flat black finish full length

chainguard. 39 tooth front sprocket, 22 rear.

Pedals: Diamond tread with reflectors.

Weight:  Approximately 32 lbs.

 ( 1976. )

JANUARY, ---------------------------- AM*****
FEBRUARY, -------------------------- BM*****
MARCH, ------------------------------- CM*****
APRIL, --------------------------------- DM*****
MAY, ----------------------------------- EM*****
JUNE, ---------------------------------- FM*****
JULY, ---------------------------------- GM*****
AUGUST, ----------------------------- HM*****
SEPTEMBER, ------------------------- JM*****
OCTOBER, --------------------------- KM*****
NOVEMBER, ------------------------- LM*****
DECEMBER, ------------------------- MM*****

( 1977. )

JANUARY, ---------------------------- AN*****
FEBRUARY, -------------------------- BN*****
MARCH, ------------------------------- CN*****
APRIL, --------------------------------- DN*****
MAY, ----------------------------------- EN*****
JUNE, ---------------------------------- FN*****
JULY, ---------------------------------- GN*****
AUGUST, ----------------------------- HN*****
SEPTEMBER, ------------------------- JN*****
OCTOBER, --------------------------- KN*****
NOVEMBER, ------------------------- LN*****
DECEMBER, ------------------------- MN*****

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can't  seem to upload more than 11.23mb, maybe later when my subscription goes though i can upload more pics

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That is sweeet! 

 

I had one, don't regret trading it because it went to a good guy.  But did trade it cause I thought I had two frames.  :-)

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