Homegrown Carbon's?

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  • 01-06-2013
    shwinn8
    Homegrown Carbon's?
    About how much are they weighting in at ?

    http://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/poc...299k12_27.jpeg
  • 01-07-2013
    RoxMDO
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    Mine is completely original and weighs in at 29.89. Has WTB Velociraptors instead of original Michelin Wildgrippers.
  • 01-09-2013
    CTB
    That's consistent with mine, which was a frame kit that I built up with nearly all my Moab 2 parts. It was about 32 lb when I dismantled it, but that was with heavy AZ thorn tubes in the rear tire, etc. With lighter wheels and tires, I was right there with RoxMDO's bike (but with a 1999 Manitou SX-R 80mm fork). Contrary to expectations, the aluminum ones are lighter. On the plus side, I cannot recall anyone breaking one of the carbon front triangles.

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...n/DSC03555.jpg
  • 01-10-2013
    shwinn8
    cool beans
  • 01-10-2013
    RoxMDO
    Still haven't ridden mine. It's in the redo queue.

    I could probably bring the weight down with a tire change. Maybe a half pound, otherwise I don't plan on deviating from the original configuration.

    The Hayes brakes need to be bled and maybe rebuilt. Cable routing need to be fixed...not sure why it was set up that way. Also need to find the proper fork/frame bumpers.
  • 01-11-2013
    NightOWL
    loved the bass boat look.
  • 01-14-2013
    shwinn8
    I like the red. do they climb pretty good?
  • 01-14-2013
    jhymel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CTB View Post
    That's consistent with mine, which was a frame kit that I built up with nearly all my Moab 2 parts. It was about 32 lb when I dismantled it, but that was with heavy AZ thorn tubes in the rear tire, etc. With lighter wheels and tires, I was right there with RoxMDO's bike (but with a 1999 Manitou SX-R 80mm fork). Contrary to expectations, the aluminum ones are lighter. On the plus side, I cannot recall anyone breaking one of the carbon front triangles.

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...n/DSC03555.jpg

    Had a buddy of my mine crack his. Unfortunately it happened right after he got a sick paint job for it. The bike shop worked a deal with Schwinn for him to keep the frame by cutting off the head tube. It looked so cool that he hung it on the wall as art, lol.
  • 01-14-2013
    CTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    I like the red. do they climb pretty good?

    Efficiently, yes, as the design means zero chain growth and little bob, esp if you unweight the saddle a bit. Of course, that also means you lose some activeness of the suspension, but they do well.

    I always liked the green (not Homegrowns, but the S-series), and I have one of these:

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...B/DSC05873.jpg

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...B/DSC05874.jpg
  • 01-14-2013
    shwinn8
    i'm going to need to see a picture or 3 of that homegrown wall art!
  • 01-14-2013
    RoxMDO
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    My 99 S-20 handles nicely on singletrack and is an average climber.

    From that era.....I still prefer my 01 Rocket 88 on the climb and on almost any trail. I bought the R88 new in 01. I picked up the S-20 recently to experience a Sweet Spot carbon Schwinn.
  • 01-15-2013
    CTB
    Other than paint, does anyone know if there was any difference between the carbon triangles of the HG SS's and the S-series?

    Nice bikes, btw.:thumbsup: