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    HomeGrown Pictures Corner

    LETS SEE THOSE HOMEGROWN TOMATOES !!



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    Ok, I'll play.










    And, of course, my avatar.

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    come on now, i know there are more homegrown tomatoes out there! POST'EM UP!
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    Man I love Homegrowns!
    I've got a 98 Homegrown XT Hardtail, and a 98 All Mountain LXT.
    Also have a blue/silver 4 Banger on the way.






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    No tomatoes here


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    Good taste in bikes, blue72... My tomatoes in their entirety:





    And a couple I missed the first time:




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    CTB, your 4 Banger is freakin awesome. Here's the one I'll probably be picking up in another month, my father is hanging on to it for me until I can get it. It's rough, and needs some work, but should be fun.










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    Does anyone know what width bottom bracket a 97 homegrown hardtail takes?

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    i dont know, but Blue72 needs to oil that chain up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoen81
    Does anyone know what width bottom bracket a 97 homegrown hardtail takes?
    I'm fairly certain it's a 73mm.

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    I wanted to hold off posting until the new fork went on. It's a '99 Homegrown Pro, converted to single speed with an Eno eccentric hub. It weighs in at under 20.5 pounds (soon under 20) with a very durable build (no carbon). It rides incredibly well, fits perfectly, and is my favorite bike of all I've ever owned.



    Also, I lust after shwinn8's Straight 8.

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    You guys may have seen this photo in the "Post your Schwinn Pics here" thread, but just in case... When I'm at work, this photo as wallpaper on my desktop takes me to my happy place. This was before I put the BB7's on the front. I should receive my new shifters today or tomorrow which will allow me to mount the NOS Hayes Mag-22 rear brake and lever I picked up last spring. F/R discs again at last! Oh, and bad mechanic (can I just call you "BM"?) that fox looks great on your HT. Color scheme is perfect. Did you have an old SID on there before, and if so, what are you planning to do with it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fastboy143
    Oh, and bad mechanic (can I just call you "BM"?) that fox looks great on your HT. Color scheme is perfect. Did you have an old SID on there before, and if so, what are you planning to do with it?
    Thing is, I wasn't trying to buy a matching fork, but the Fox F100 only comes in white.

    A SID? Heavens no. The 28mm SIDs are noodles, and their damping leaves a lot to be desired. Before the F100, I had a Float, and before the Float I had a Manitou SX-R.

    Have you ever considered converting your bike into a single speed? The Sweet Spot Schwinns make about the best single speed full suspension bike you could ask for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Thing is, I wasn't trying to buy a matching fork, but the Fox F100 only comes in white.
    Hmmm...I guess my black F100 didn't get the memo.
    I'm just yankin' you, of course. The only black F100's prior to 2010 (like mine) are OEMs or OEM take-offs, which is what mine is. It was new in a box and uncut, but apparently OEM spec. Normally I'm not a fan of the white sliders, but they match your bike perfectly and look good, B-Mech. That is a very sweet HG.

    I had a SID100 on my red Banger before installing the Fox. Definitely prefer the Fox, though the comparison isn't totally fair since the SID is from 2000 and the Fox is a 2008. I also had an SX-R, and in fact I still have it on my commuter bike. Topping up the compression leg oil and then greasing it via the Microlube ports transformed it. It feels really nice on my commuter bike now.

    If I ever go single speed, it'll be by converting my Sweetspot, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic

    Also, I lust after shwinn8's Straight 8.
    You ain't just whistling Dixie there, pal. I'm toying with the idea of trying DH, and I wish I had an S8 like his to try with.

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    My green machine - '94 Homegrown FS by Control Tech

    Somewhere around 2000 my HG was pretty beaten up and I decided it deserves a new makeover. I have spent the past years looking for NOS parts, invested into a new paint job and have built it up again some weeks ago.

    It is a Homegrown FS frame made by Control Tech. This pre-series was only sold to shop employees and I purchased it in '94 directly from an employee.

    Look Fournales Fork and Fox RL shock, decided to retire the original Specialized Carbon Fork (Judy) and Rock Shox shock.

    NOS Control Tech: Seat post, stem, handle bar, skewers, seat clamp, headset cap as well as bar ends

    San Marco Aspide Saddle, Magura green Ltd. edition

    XT gruppo from '94 (M737, M738, M739) incl. hubs, cassette and V-brakes (upgrade from original)

    Mavic 217 Ceramic rims with XT737 hubs

    Yeti Lock on grips, Homegrown seatstay protector

    I havn't decided yet what stickers to put on, I have various NOS versions available. All I put so far is the headtube batch. So not many homegrown apples on this bike yet ...

    The bike weighs about 22lbs. and I am impressed how well it rides - and my current / recent fleet includes bikes a RIP9 09, Sultan, Scott Ransom or GF Superfly.
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    That is a very distinctive and unique bike. I like it, and I think it will really look good with the right decals. Many like to take them off, but I'm a fan of good decals. Where did you get that Fox shock?

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    the only shock that fits is the cannondale scalpel (1. gen) shock - got it as NOS on ebay.

    likely i am going to only put the original "homegrown factory + tomato" decal and no schwinn one but right now i am too busy riding it ...
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    You mean tomato, right?
    Still, Green Tomato, that'd be cool!

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    yap, tomato - sorry for this.

    green tomato is a good idea. guess it will a green tomato anyhow since the sticker does not have any filling of the tomato if i remember correctly.

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    WOOT! As of last night, my Homegrown is officially under 20 pounds! I know it's an arbitrary target, but I'm still excited to hit it.

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    Here's my friend's Homegrown carbon which I built up as a single speed for him to use. The Sweetspot is one of the few full suspension frames which can be converted to a single speed without having to use a spring tensioner.


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    One of the benefits of the URT design.
    Seen Castellano's latest URT?
    http://www.castellanodesigns.com/ima...205x5%20ad.jpg
    (Picture is huge so I'm posting the link and not the IMG code.)

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    01' Schwinn Homegrown Pro... SS 650b!









    Building another but geared...
    ~every end is a new beginning...

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    What hubs are those?

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    Good looking bike, I like it a lot. What did you use to strip the ano?

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    Cheap eBay powerway hubs... No complains as of yet though. They've taken abuse with not one issue.

    I stripped the paint off with airplane paint remover (found at any auto parts) then hand polished it.
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    Spanish Tomatoes!!!!!!!

    ¡¡¡¡¡¡tomates EspaÑoles!!!!
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    looks like new old stock to me ...

    nice!

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    More Tomatoes

    Ximo, awesome bike! and great colors...just like my HG hardtail.

    Here are two tomatoes on my 1999 Shwinn HG Factory Team
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    looks like new old stock to me ...

    nice!
    Frame is NOS, linkage has got an upgrade and now is NOS also....

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    Nice thread! I'm currently converting a ht homegrown to a singlespeed for a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campredcloudbikes
    Nice thread! I'm currently converting a ht homegrown to a singlespeed for a friend.
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    There is my wife’s historical homegrown factory 2000 in cult place for moscow MTB fans - Bitca forest. Sorry for bags and trunk but it is no official foto
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    I couldn't help myself so I had to jump into this thred

    fruits or veggies anyone? And don't forget the little tomato in the rear
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kjca0HQmDedFSelMzI5cGg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/__sYquDzb6pc/StZKjUnXfhI/AAAAAAAAA4I/0H8fnUDeRuw/s800/P1040364.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/sholcombe/SquishyTomato?feat=embedwebsite">squishy tomato</a></td></tr></table>
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    I want your bikes, Deadbeef.

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    I got to play, just wish I never got rid of my 98 4banger, my favorite bike I had ever owned until I got a DB Sortie.

    This is a 97 frame, I am pretty sure, doesn't have disc tabs. Just a little SS project I am working on. Haven't put on the chain tensioner yet. Still working on rear cog size, thinking about a 19t but only have 16, 18, 20t right now, I think I'll try 18t fro now. Kind of got lucky and found this frame at a old friends house and swapped parts for it. I love the old homegrowns, there are some really nice one here. I still had the old school stingray logo saddle and Moab sweet roll tires laying around!
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    Got a 32 - 18 ratio to work without a tensioner.
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    10 speed only chainring + 8 speed chain = 1 speed bike



    I just built this up for a friend. Budget was limited to just a new chainring, cog, chain, and tensioner. Nice bike, but the long stem and narrow flat bars feel really weird compared to the short stem and wide riser bars I ride.....
    Polished up with toothpaste....

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    Heres my 01 Factory. Still my favorite by far out of the bike corral.
    now on a carbon DH easton bar, less aggressive stem, and a more comfy saddle.
    I find myself grabbing this bike whenever we ride unless its lift service.
    I want another one... gold limited.
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    Love it!

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    99 4 Banger I just got - needs some work!


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    Looks to be of the 19" variety. I think we know how I feel about that bike.

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    Yep, 19". I don't have any need for your frame anymore CTB. I'm getting a nice frame from someone over on the Bonus Tomato forum. Plus I also have that red 2000 frame I got on here awhile back. I might have enough parts to build two Bangers eventually.
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    Well fine, then, be that way, Blue. Of course I'm kidding. Nice find! Nice to see more of these babies getting into the hands of those of us that appreciate them.

    I'm looking forward to getting mine on the trail, but of course where I live, that's MONTHS away. Need to make headset and crankset/BB choices now, though. The rest I can take my time. I might have enough to nearly build a second complete Banger as well. We'll see.

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    This is me and my weekend warrior yesterday after a day of downhilling in the mud in Wollongong (1hr south of Syd, Aus)

    She's running a modern front end, and a rear shock off a straight 8 to give a bit more travel. Was quite twitchy untill I lowered the BB height which helped heaps in the turns and the steeper parts of the tracks.


    My 4-banger is now complete aswell bar rear brake so will get pics of that up once 'the sausage' is finished.

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    And another from a couple of weeks ago

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