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    2000 Schwinn Homegrown pro

    I wanted a Schwinn homegrown for along time a frame made in USA well found a brand new one and ordered it can't wait to start building it up here is a pic.

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    Score!! nice pick-up.. have you thought about your parts list for it yet?
    "a well ridden rock, gathers no moss"

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    Yes was thinking of this setup let me know what you think don't wont to spend to much as wife will be pissed lol
    SRAM X.7 Twister Shifter
    SRAM X.7 Front Rear Derailleur
    SRAM PG950 Cassette
    Wellgo V12 Copy pedals
    Aheadset ICBM Headset
    Fizik Nisene Sport WingFlex seat
    Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    Titec Big AL XC Stem
    Tioga T-Bone 6061 Seatpost
    Titec Hellbent Comp Riser Bars
    Rock Shox tora 318 forks or SR SUNTOUR EPICON forks
    Michelin Country Rock tires
    Shimano Deore 2 Piece Mountain Bike Crank or Truvativ Firex 3.3 GXP Mountain Bike Hollowtech Cranks
    Avid Ball Bearing 7 disc

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    Well my frame came today now need to start saving to build it the only prob is it didnt come with decal below seat were it says made in USA bit pissed about that emailed seller well here are some pics.



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    new homegrown

    Good luck with it. I have a 98 homegrown with the bass boat orange finish. I saw some official decalls on ebay and I think I saw your frame recently.

    Update us on your build. Good Luck.

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    Will update could not find decals on ebay but didnt get frame there got it here thanks.
    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...85704dda176cd8

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    schwinnn

    i'm about change out parts, but keeping original around. Adding: Custom build wheels with dt swiss hub and spokes and mavic 517 (gold wheel), answer carbon bar, bontrager seatpost and easton mg60 stem, avid ti v brakes and sid xc fork, and will be 9 speed with xt shifters. First time since I bought it in 1998 that i changed out any of the parts. I got the parts and a great price so having a little fun.

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    Got My first part for my frame its a rear disc adapter I found and want to try.
    http://www.torontocycles.com/Selling/Adapters.html

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    new homegrown

    I just picked up a second bass boat orange homegrown size 17 1998. the paint is rough and flaking a lot. I was thinking about stripping it and getting it painted a solid color given it is in such rough shape.

    Sandblast, sanding or chemical strip? ideas? I have a friend who works for body shop who can give it an amazing paint job. I wanted a project schwinn b/c original is in great shape so I needed something else to play around with.

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    Paint it up with a nice bright color to show it off are the decals still ok on it.

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    painting my new schwinn

    I decided to touch it up in a couple of spots and clean it up. Surprisingly, it looks pretty good. It's bass boat organge (I have two HGs in bass boat orange now). My other HG is for racing next year and this one is for good old fashion fun with no worries (I suppose it's my beater bike). Still hooking up brakes, new cables lines and shifters lines but will post a picture of the two of them next to each other soon.
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    I would like to see the pics have you had a chance to take any.

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    sure will. almost done with them. Still trying to decide on a seatpost and setting up the avid ti brakes set. where are you on your build?

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    I ordered a seat to match frame have a look slowly getting other parts.

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    very cool saddle

    I think it will look great. how far along are you?

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    my schwinn homegrown pics

    almost complete...I may add an answer carbon riser and bontrager xxx al/crbon clamp stem, if i like the feel after a ride.

    not the clearest pictures but here they are:
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    That looks new great looking homegrown Im waiting for a headset and seatpost then I will start my build will update soon.

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    thanks

    It sat for three weeks recently waiting for parts. I bought it in 98 and its been ridden often then stored in a loving environment I usually make sure to wipe it down and lube between rides... just routine maintenance.

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    Started my build pics up soon.

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    Here it is so far still have rear brake to setup and take to bike shop to do my gears.


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    it looks great

    the orange sets off really nice with the black. What's left to do?

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    I'm waiting for a 160mm rotor and rear disc adapter the one I had did'nt work.

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    made a couple of changes...that i like

    noticed that front end wheelies were a problem during climbs since i changed from my stock 63 mm judy xc fork to a 80 mm sid fork. I shortened the stem previously to 90 mm from the stock 110mm for comfort before i added the sid fork, but with the increased travel came more twitch with teh shorter stem. It was nearly imposible to find my old comfort position on climbs.

    I now returned the stock 110 mm stem and added a sec 90 eastern carbon and couldn't be happier with it again. It always climbed well but i wasn't prepared for domino affect of changes when i tried to get some comfort with travel and a shorter stem.

    I'm leaving it as is for next year's race circuit, route 66, here in New England. Now onto my fun buildup schwinn homegrown (same frame and color). I might add some slicks for the road.
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    have you been out on it yet

    just seeing how you made out. Hope you got your rotor so get a chance or two to enjoy it.

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    My rotor should arrive tomorrow paid customs today those jerks charging me 13 pounds for a 60$ 9 year old hayes 22mm caliper will post some pics after I install it then I can enjoy

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