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    Schwinn Moab

    I came across an internet retalier selling 02 schwinn Moab frames. I have always loved the yeti built homegrowns and would like to emback on a budgetlight hardtail build. I have not seen 02 Schwinn's before is this after the take over. Would this be a yeti built frame? How closely does this frame compare to a homegrown? Finally I am 5'10 and ride a M stumpjumper FSR. Should I go for the M 17 or the L 19?? Thanks if anyone has any answers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalfaraway
    I came across an internet retalier selling 02 schwinn Moab frames. I have always loved the yeti built homegrowns and would like to emback on a budgetlight hardtail build. I have not seen 02 Schwinn's before is this after the take over. Would this be a yeti built frame? How closely does this frame compare to a homegrown? Finally I am 5'10 and ride a M stumpjumper FSR. Should I go for the M 17 or the L 19?? Thanks if anyone has any answers
    The only Yeti mades were the 7000 series aluminum Homegrowns from 97 or so until 99. 2000 and 2001 Homegrowns were made at Annodizing Inc in Portland. Although they were Taiwan frames, the 2000-2002 Moabs were pretty nice 6061 frames. The buyout occurred in Sept of 2001, so the '02 was kind of a transitional year. Technically, it was a Pacific Cycles frame, but it was the same frame as the '01.

    With regard to size, I'd go L if I was you. I always rode a Large (5'11", long legs, long arms) and it was a hair on the small size for me. A buddy of mine is about your size and the M is a tad small for him. Geometry wise, the bike is the same as a Homegrown. My wife has a '00 Moab. It's not tremendously different from my Homegrown, just not quite as light, or lively. Still a great bike, though. If it's cheap enough, I'd be all over it.

    It does use a special integrated headset, but they are still available thru Cane Creek (ICBM size).
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    Not all 2000 Moabs were 6000 series alum. Heres a pic from my 00 Moab 2.




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    Duck.

    I have seen your moab in the weight weenies forum. The frame I am looking at is a 02 according to the guy sellin it. How much lighter is a homegrown. The price on the moab frame is 200. Would this better than a used homegrown of the same era? The frames are the same between the moab 1, 2, 3 correct. Thanks for the help guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalfaraway
    The frames are the same between the moab 1, 2, 3 correct. Thanks for the help guys
    Oops. Duck got me, my bad. Integrated HS Moabs were all 7000 series. The Moab 1 and 2 frames of that era were the same and are nice ridin' machines. The Moab 3 lost out on the nice butting of the tubes. Just looked in my '01 catalog.

    Of the butted Moabs, 19" frames were around 3.5 pounds. Homegrowns of that era were 6069 tubing and were a little lighter. A 19" HG annodized frame was 2.9 lbs and the painted HG frames were closer to 3.1 lbs. One exception, though. The Homegrown Comp with integrated HS was basically an Annodizing Inc (Portland) made version of the Moab 1 and 2. Same tubing, butted marginally differently. Weight very nearly the same as the Moab.

    N'lightened Gold = 7000 series
    N'lightened Platinum = 6069 = Specialized M4

    By the way, Duck, that Moab is a good looking bike!
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    ... and if we just ... schwinn moab

    I ride an 01 moab 2 that is now a commuter bike, it's a 19" and a little small for me and I'm 6'1" tall, hope this helps. I would go with the large, good choice very light for a frame, somewhere around 3 1/2lbs that's what mine is at least.
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    The frame is a 02 Moab SL

    Not a 1 2 or 3. It is N'lightened 6061 tubing. Anyone know what the SL is? Will that still be in the 3.5 lb realm in the large? Thanks for all your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Oops. Duck got me, my bad. Integrated HS Moabs were all 7000 series. The Moab 1 and 2 frames of that era were the same and are nice ridin' machines. The Moab 3 lost out on the nice butting of the tubes. Just looked in my '01 catalog.

    Of the butted Moabs, 19" frames were around 3.5 pounds. Homegrowns of that era were 6069 tubing and were a little lighter. A 19" HG annodized frame was 2.9 lbs and the painted HG frames were closer to 3.1 lbs. One exception, though. The Homegrown Comp with integrated HS was basically an Annodizing Inc (Portland) made version of the Moab 1 and 2. Same tubing, butted marginally differently. Weight very nearly the same as the Moab.

    N'lightened Gold = 7000 series
    N'lightened Platinum = 6069 = Specialized M4

    By the way, Duck, that Moab is a good looking bike!
    Always thought the '99 HG Factory had an integrated HS, until someone corrected me...Mine has a standard HS and presumably 6069 butted tubing. N'Lightening tubes came later on the 2000 series bikes, along with annodising?
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    Thanks. Sorry, I just saw this.

    Good info. Alot of that I didn't know.

    With those tires its 21lbs 8oz. Love the handling as well as the looks of those bikes, and will have this one for a long time to come me thinks. It was my first "real" mtn bike. I've sorta refall'n(is that a word?) in love with it the last year or so. Only the FD(alum bolt) and seatpost clamp(ti bolt) are original. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis
    Always thought the '99 HG Factory had an integrated HS, until someone corrected me...Mine has a standard HS and presumably 6069 butted tubing. N'Lightening tubes came later on the 2000 series bikes, along with annodising?
    Yeti Durango didn't have the technologies to work with 6069. All of the Yeti mades were 7000 series. 6069 were just the Anno Inc frames and had integrated headsets. N'Lightened was more of a marketing thing. We had a "Name that tube" contest for it. Winner got their choice of bike or something like that. It had to have a cool name because we couldn't just say 6069 tubing - it'd be a give away to what it was. My black homegrown still had the frame tube sticker that said "???????" on it. pretty cool.

    With regard to the Moab SL, from what I can remember, the SL had the same frame as the 1. I'm still looking for my catalog to verify...
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