The Schwinn Scrambler

1981 schwinn scramber cover

This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Scrambler from 1975 to 1982.

1975


The new Schwinn Scrambler is a specially designed model with heavy duty construction and BMX features built-in.

1975 schwinn scrambler

Every frame joint is reinforced with extra welds. The cranks are of hardened steel. The handlebar has a welded on brace and the forged handlebar stem is built to take it. Specially designed Schwinn BMX tires with an exclusive deep studded tread design for surer grip on varying surfaces. The new Schwinn Scrambler- ideal for off-the-road, and equally at home on the road for those who demand a sturdy, sporty bike.

  • Model BX1-6 Schwinn Scrambler
1975 schwinn 55

Specifications:

Frame: 20" Cantilever style. Electro-forged with Sigma steel weld and brass solder brazing for reinforcement at critical joints.
Frame Finish: Metallic silver mist, Sunset orange, or Metallic gold.
Fork: 20" one-piece forged with interia welded stem, black flat finish.
Wheels: (front) black flat finish front hub, 36-hole spoking. 20" x 2. 125" chrome plated tubular rims and heavy duty. 105 g spokes.
Tire and Tube: Knobby style MX blackwall extra padding and ridding.
Handlebar and Stem: Sting-Ray style handlebar with cross-brace. Mx style handlebar grips. Flat black finish forged steel handlebar stem.
Crank Assembly: 5 1/2" chrome plated crank, heat treated for extra durability. Circular style flat black finish chainguard. 39 front sprocket, 35 gear, 9-feet travel per pedal revolutoion.
Pedals: Diamond tread with reflectors.
Weight: Approximately 38 lbs.

Schwinn Mini Scrambler

A design pacer among the younger sportly set is the new for-1975 mini version of the rugged MX Scrambler.

1975 schwinn junior stingray mini scrambler convertible stingray pixie

Built-to-take-it forged fork with stylish black mat finish, Scrambler style braced handlebars, Schwinn MX style saddle, sturdy one-piece crank, and 16" x 1 3/4" Gripper Slik rear tire. Style and durability all in one quality Schwinn model. Schwinn, the bikes millions of children have grown up on. But as new as today!
Colors: Silver Mist or Sunset Orange.

  • Schwinn Mini Scrambler Model J49-6

See the full 1975 Schwinn catalog.

1976


The Schwinn Scrambler is a specially designed model with heavy duty construction and motocross features built-in.

1976 schwinn scrambler

Built for Motocross!
Every frame joint is reinforced with extra welds. The cranks are of hardened steel. The handlebar has a welded on brace and the forged handlebar stem is built to take it. Specially designed Schwinn motocross tires with an exclusive deep studded tread design for sure grip on varying surfaces. The new Schwinn Scrambler- ideal for off-the-road, and equally at home on the road for those who demand a sturdy, sporty bike.

  • Model BX1-6 Schwinn Scrambler
1976 schwinn 55

Specifications:

Frame: 20" Cantilever style. Electro-forged with Sigma steel weld and brass solder brazing for reinforcement at critical joints.
Frame Finish: Metallic silver mist, Flamboyant red, gold.
Fork: 20" one-piece forged with interia welded stem, black flat finish.
Wheels: Black flat finish front hub, 36-hole spoking. 20" x 2. 125" chrome plated tubular rims and heavy duty. 105 g spokes. Tire and Tube: Schwinn Scrambler tires and tubes.
Saddle: Black finish Sting-Ray style with extra padding and ribbing.
Handlebar and Stem: Sting-Ray style handlebar with cross-brace. MX style handlebar grips. Flat black finish forged steel handlebar stem.
Crank Assembly: 5 1/2" chrome plated crank, heat treated for extra durability. Flat black finish full length chainguard. 39 t front sprocket, 22 rear, 9 feet travel per pedal revolutoion.
Pedals: Diamond tread with reflectors.
Weight: Approximately 38 lbs.

Note: Prices and specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Mini Scrambler

A design pacer among the younger sportly set is the new for-1975 mini version of the rugged MX Scrambler.

1976 schwinn junior stingray mini scrambler and convertible stingray  pixie

Built-to-take-it forged fork with stylish black mat finish, Scrambler style braced handlebars, Schwinn MX style saddle, sturdy one-piece crank, and 16" x 1 3/4" Gripper Slik rear tire. Style and durability all in one quality Schwinn model. Schwinn, the bikes millions of children have grown up on. But as new as today!
Colors: Silver Mist or Flamboyant Red.

  • Schwinn Mini Scrambler Model J49-6

See the full 1976 Schwinn catalog.

1977


The Schwinn Scrambler is a specially designed models with extra rugged construction and motocross features built-in.

1977 schwinn scrambler

Frame joint is reinforced with extra welds. The cranks are of hardened steel. The handlebar has a welded-on brace and the forged handlebar stem is built to take it. Specially designed Schwinn motocross tires with an exclusive deep studded tread design for sure grip on varying surfaces.

  • Model BX1-6 ..........$129.95

Schwinn Competition Scrambler

  • Model BX5-6...........$155.95
1977 schwinn 14

Schwinn Competition BX5-6 frameset may be purchased separately for customizing.

Specifications:

Frame: (BX1-6) 20" Cantilever electro-forged with Sigma steel weld and solder brazing for reinforcement at critical joints. (BX5-6) 20" Chrome-moly steel competition designed diamond frame with reinforced welds, raised crank hanger.
Frame Finish: BX1-6 silver mist, Yelloy, and black. BX5-6 Silver mist Flamboyant red, 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 heavy duty. 105 g spokes. BX5-6 uses. 080 g spokes.
Tire and Tube: Schwinn Scrambler tires and tubes.
Saddle: BX1-6 Black finish Sting-Ray style with extra padding. BX5-6 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: BX1-6 has 5 1/2" chrome plated crank, heat treated for extra durability. BX5-6 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: BX1-6 Approximately 38 lbs. BX5-6 Approximately 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Mini Scrambler

1977 schwinn junior stingray and mini scrambler

A design pacer among the younger sportly set is the mini version of the rugged Scrambler. Built-to-take-it forged fork with stylish black mat finish, Scrambler style braced handlebars, Schwinn Sting-Ray saddle, sturdy one-piece crank, and 16" x 1 3/4" Gripper Slik rear tire. Style and durability all in one quality Schwinn model. Schwinn, the bikes millions of children have grown up on. But as new as today! Colors: Silver Mist or Flamboyant Red.

  • Schwinn Mini Scrambler Model J49-6.........$86.95

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1977 Schwinn catalog.

1978


Designed for BMX and off the road.

1978 schwinn scrambler

Reinforced frame construction.
Handlebar cross brace.
Schwinn Scrambler studdedd tires.

  • Scrambler: Model BX1-6.....$132.95

Colors: Silver Mist, Yellow, Black.

Specifications

Frame: Schwinn-built electro-forged with Sigma welding for reinforcement.
Wheels: Schwinn-Approved flat black front hub. 36-hole spoking. Schwinn-built steel tubular rims. Heavy duty. 105 g spokes. 20" x 2.125" Schwinn Scrambler studded tires.
Handlebar: Flat black Sting-Ray with cross brace. MX style grips.
Crankset: Chrome plated one piece forged steel crank.
Gears: 39 front. 20 rear. 39 gear.
Brakes: Positive action coaster.
Pedals: Diamond tread block, reflectorized.
Saddle: Black Sting-Ray with extra padding.
Weight: Approximately 38 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Scrambler 36/36

Hand-built, electro forged.

1978 schwinn scrambler ang mag scrambler

Designed by Schwinn.
BMX racing saddle.
6 1/2" crank arms.

  • Model BX6-6......$124.95

Colors: Flamboyant Red, Sky blue.

  • Model BX7-6......$134.95

Color: Full chrome.

Here's a new BMX Schwinn frame design combined with 36 hole spoking, heavy-duty wheels and many other high performance features including: 20" nylon cord Schwinn Srambler tires, black Sting-Ray cross-braced handlebar, 6 1/2" crank arms, 39 tooth front sprocket, 18 tooth rear, positive action coaster brake and black BMX racing saddle. Kickstand availbale at extra cost. Weight: 33 lbs.

Schwinn MAG Scrambler

  • Model BX8-6....$149.95

Colors: Flamboyant red, sky blue.

  • Model BX9-6.......$159.95
  • Model FX1-0 (Frame Only)......$42.95

Colors: Flamboyant red, sky blue, silver mist, black, green.

  • Model FX2-0 (Frame Only)....$52.95

Color: Full Chrome.

All features indentical to the hi-performance Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 but equipped with 20" nylon, glass fiber reinforced MAG wheels and heavy-duty axle. Kickstand available at extra cost. Weight: Approximately 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Mini-Scrambler

Streets bikes, BMX look.

1978 schwinn stingray and mini scrambler

Sting-Ray handlebars.
Built-in Kickstand.
Positive action brake.

  • Model J49-6......$89.95

Colors: Silver Mist, Flamboyant Red.
A leader in look-alikes for the young sports is the mini-version of the BMX Scrambler. Built-to-take-it forged fork , black finish cross-braced Scrambler handlebars. Sting-Ray saddle. 16" studded BMX tires. Style and durability in one great bike! Weight: 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Scrambler Competition SX 1000

Reinforced gusseted frame.

1978 schwinn scrambler competition and mag scrambler

Competition tested.
BMX competition saddle.
Nylon cord Schwinn tires.

  • Model BX2-6.....$184.95

Colors: Silver Mist with red trim, Chestnut with yellow trim.

  • Model BX3-6.....$194.95

Color: Full chrome.

Add this up and it can't be beat! Team Schwinn BMX tested SX1000... Hand built competition weight chrome-moly frame, gusset reinforced.... Tubular chrome-moly front fork... 36 hole spoking on alloy rims with 20" x 2" rear Schwinn skin competition tire and 20" x 2.125" Scrambler front tire. Strength and lightness... combined to give you the best in a BMX competition bike. Wt. 28 lbs.

Schwinn MAG Scrambler SX100

Reinforced gusseted frame.
Competition tested.
BMX competition saddle.
Nylon cord Schwinn tires.

  • Model B10-6.....$166.95

Colors: Silver Mist with red trim. Chestnut with yellow trim.

Looks and performance combined! The SX100 gives you lightweight glass fiber reinforced frame construction, competition saddle, cross-braced handlebar, and so much more to give you what you asked for. It competes every bit as good as it looks! Weight. 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1978 Schwinn catalog.

1979


Schwinn Scrambler SX-1000

When performance counts... when you're out there to win week after week, the Schwinn Competition Scrambler SX-1000 is the only bike you'll ever need.

1979 schwinn scrambler sx 1000

Competition

Race winning frame design that putst the rider in the right position for greates control. High performance chrome-moly alloy steel frame. Hand brazed. Tubular chrome-moly competition fork. Freewheel.... caliper brakes.... quilted top saddle. 6 1/2 inch crank arms. Weight 28 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride

  • Chrome....$206.95
  • Paint.....$196.95

Color: Cardinal Red and Silver Mist.

Schwinn SX 500

The Schwinn "SX" Series with Mag Wheels

1979 schwinn scrambler

Here's a winner for MAG wheel fans... the new Schwinn SX500 features the exclusive Schwinn Magalloy metal alloy wheels on an entirely new flash welded, carbon steel BMX frame. Gusset reinforced. Competition saddle. Coaster brake. Schwinn-built for top performance! weight 32 pounds.

Assembled and fitted, ready to ride

  • Chrome ....$184.95
  • Paint......$174.95

Color: Silver mist and Spicy chestnut.

Schwinn SX 100

The SX 100 brings you just about eveything you need to start winning. Schwinn flash welded carbon steel frame with gusset reinforcement, glass fiber reinforced nylon MAG wheels, new equilted competition saddle, cross-brazed handlebar, coaster brake. Weight 32 pounds.

Color: Spicy Chestnut, Silver Mist and Cardinal Red Sky blue.

  • B10-6 SX100
  • Assembled and fitted, ready to ride....$174.95

Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 Series

36 spokes in each wheel add strength at mimimum weight to make this Scrambler 36-36 a favorite on tracks all over the country.

1979 schwinn scrambler 36/36

Freewheeling rear wheel with caliper brakes, Schwinn carbon steel BMX reinforced frame and competition quilted saddle. Weight 33 pounds.

  • Assembled and fitted, ready to ride....$154.95

BX6-0 Scrambler 36-36 Freewheel
Color: Cardinal Red and Sky blue.

Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 Coaster

Many BMX riders prefer the reliable coaster brake and this is the bike for them. 36 spokes in each wheel with Schwinn Tubular steel rims and 20 x 1 3/4 inch nylon cord Schwinn Scrambler tires assure outstanding performance. Black cross-braced.

  • Assembled and fitted, ready to ride....$144.95

BX6-6 Scrambler 36-36 Coaster
Color: Sky blue and Cardinal red.

Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

Here's your chance to get in on all the fun and excitement of BMX action without making a big investment

1979 schwinn phantom scrambler

B15-6 Spoked Wheels
B16-6 Mag Wheels

The new Phantom features exclusive Schwinn BMX frame design, competition style saddke, coaster brake, Schwinn Sting-Ray braced handlebar, Schwinn forged fork, and 20 x 2.125" Schwinn Scrambler tires. Choice of nylon Mag wheel or spoked wheel. Weight 33 pounds.

  • Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.
  • Mag wheel ...$149.95
  • Spoked Wheel......$119.95

Colors: Black sable red wheels, Cardinal red black wheels and Sky blue black wheels.

See the full 1979 Schwinn catalog.

1980


36 spokes mean a strong wheel at minimum weight to make this Scrambler 36/36 competitor on tracks all over the country.

1980 schwinn scrambler 36-36

Schwinn Scrambler 36/36

Freewheeling rear wheel with caliper brakes or coaster brakes. Schwinn carbon steel, gusset reinforved BMX frame and competition tubular fork. Chrome cross braced handlebar. 6 1/2 inch crank arms.
Weight 33 pounds

Colors: Cardinal red, Sky blue, and chrome.

  • BX6-0 Scrambler 36/36 with freewheel
  • BX7-0 Scrambler 36/36 chrome plated with freewheel
  • BX6-6 Scrambler 36/36 with coaster brake

Schwinn Phantom Scrambler

The Schwinn Phantoms are perfect for street or easy-off-road use, built with the quick responses of a true BMX racing machines.

1980 schwinn phantom scrambler

The Phantom features an exclusives Schwinn BMX frame design, competition style saddle, coaster brake, Schwinn BMX braced handlebar, Schwinn forged fork, and 20 x 2.125 inch Schwinn Scrambler tires. Choice of nylon MAG wheels or spoked wheels. Weight 33 pounds.

Colors: Black Sable Yellow wheels, Cardinal Red Yellow wheels, Sky Blue Yellow wheels and Chrome plated Black wheels.

Phantom Scrambler:

  • B15-6 Painted Finish
  • B17-6 Chrome Finish

Schwinn Phantom Mag Scrambler

1980 schwinn phantom mag scrambler
  • B16-6 Painted Finish
  • B19-6 Chrome Plated

Schwinn Mini-Scrambler

The "lil' guys" flight as hard in BMX racing as the older competitors and for these youngsters Schwinn introduces a scaled down version of the famous Schwinn Scramblers.

1980 schwinn mini scrambler

16" Wheel

The new Mini-Scrambler a totally for this model.

Add gutsy knobby tires, a BMX cross-braced handlebar and you have a practical, durable and easy-to-ride bike that can really turn in a performance. More and more younger riders are getting into BMX and blasting from the gate on Schwinn quality is the best way to start a racing carrer.

Colors: Cardinal Red and Sky Blue.

  • B37-6 Coaster Brake
1980 schwinn 13

See the full 1980 Schwinn catalog.

1981


Schwinn Scrambler

1981 schwinn scrambler

Schwinn Scrambler Mag

  • B411 (at additional cost)

Colors: Spicy chestnut, frosty silver, cardinal red.

This new BMX machine for 1981 is nothing to pure class. It features a light and stron double-gusseted frame, chrome-plated handlebars and stem, forged steel one-piece crankset, a padded BMX saddle and Schwinn's sure-gripping knobby tires.

You also have your choice of three different colors- Spicy Chestnut, Frosty Silver or Cardinal Red- and spoked wheels with chrome-plated rims, front and rear caliper brakes and a freewheel or color-coordinated MAG wheels (MAG wheels are at additional cost.)

Add a tubular BMX front fork and you have one nice-looking, nice-riding machine.

1981 schwinn 48

Three choices in colors, two choices in wheels

The Scrambler and Scrambler MAG have a double gusset for strength at this critical stress point in the frame.
The Schwinn Scrambler, shown here, features a chrome-plated fork and front and rear caliper brakes.
You have your choice of spoked wheels or these color-coordinated MAG wheels made of tough, flexible nylon. (MAG wheels are at additional cost.)

Schwinn Mini-Scrambler

  • B37-6

Colors: Sky blue, Cardinal red

This new models handles like a BMX machine, yet you can enjoy it in the streets or for easy off-road use. Even its responses are BMX quick. It has Schwinn's exclusive BMX frame design, competition-style saddle, coaster brake, Schwinn BMX braced handlebar, forged fork, Scrambler tires and spoked wheels. This bike makes you feel like you're a winner every time you ride it.

1981 schwinn 50

BMX frame, BMX styling in a classic street machine

The Trasher's super tough gusset means a super-tough frame. Seat and handlebars match looks, style and spirit of BMX's.

For BMX beginners, Schwinn engineers designed the Mini-Scrambler - a scaled down version of their famous SChwinn "Scrambler", which features 16" knobby tires; a BMX cross braced handlebar; and a choice of Cardinal Red or Sky Blue. It's durable, easy-to-ride bike that can help beginners put their best feet forward in the exciting world of BMX racing.

BMX pedals, stron forged-steel crank and fast-acting coaster brake are standard.

See the full 1981 Schwinn catalog.

1982


Last year’s BMX success returns, with 3 color choices, 2 wheel choices.

1982 schwinn scrambler
  • B431

Schwinn Scrambler Mag

The Scrambler and Scrambler Mag blazed a trail of high finishes on the racing circuits and tric fun on the streets in their premiere year.

  • B411 (at additional cost)
  • Colors: Spicy chestnut, frosty silver, cardinal red.

Refinements for this, their second year, included new Z-rims plus color-oriented tires, a BMX freewheel, and caliper brakes, Other major features are a light and strong double-gusseted frame, chrome-plated handlebars and stem, forged-steel one-pieve crank set, a padded BMX saddle and Schwinn's sure-gripping knobby tires.

You also have your choice of three different colors- Spicy Chestnut, Frosty Silver or Cardinal Red- and spoked wheels or color-coordinated MAG wheels (MAG wheels are at additional cost.) Add a tubular BMX front fork and you have one nice-looking, machine.

1982 schwinn 48

Last year's BMX success returns, with 3 color choices, 2 wheel choices

The Schwinn Scrambler, shown here, features a chrome-plated fork and front and rear caliper brakes.
You have your choice of spoked wheels or these color-coordinated MAG wheels.

See the full 1982 Schwinn catalog.

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