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    HomeGrown Pictures Corner

    LETS SEE THOSE HOMEGROWN TOMATOES !!



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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?
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    (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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    ^^ very nice


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    Lots o' pictures

    I cleaned up my photobucket account a bit and some of my earlier pictures have broken links now.
    So I'd though I'd post all of my Tomatoes here in one spot. ALL of them














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    them some tasty looking homegrown tomatoes we all have


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    two more

    Here is my 2001 Homegrown, it is my sub 20lb XC race bike and my Underground, built up as a SS.
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    Wow!! Both amazing bikes!

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    Those are awesome. I love the vintage headbadge on the Underground!

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    Here is my 01 19" Homegrown, it came in at 19 and some change. I had the exact weight on my computer but the hardrive crashed and I can't find my hanging scale right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miles wadsworth
    Here is my 2001 Homegrown, it is my sub 20lb XC race bike and my Underground, built up as a SS.
    Gorgeous bikes; I love them. I particularly like the Underground.

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    Slim, that is a SWEET HG you have there. Really looks good.

    And of course the Underground speaks for itself. Way cool.

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    looks like we have some tasty tomatos!!!


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    CTB- I just shot you a front derail question.

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    Craigslist luck

    I've looked for a good deal on one of these for years and finally got lucky. Full XTR, King HS, great paint and still has the Homegrown grips and chainguard in good shape.
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    should be a 1997. nice bike.

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    Wow, that looks fantastic! Very nice. 19"?

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    Yeah it's a 19". I think I'm the 3rd owner, which I suppose isn't too bad on a 13 year old bike. I'm just amazed at the lack of wear on a lot of the parts... must've been a garage queen. The only thing I think I'll change is swapping out the XTR v-brakes for some Avid Arch Supremes I have on another bike for a little extra 90s bling.
    Does anybody know, are there modern rear shocks that can fit this thing, just in case that old RS ever kicks the bucket?
    Thanks!

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    I just put a Risse Genesis on my 99. LOVE it. Light weight, supple but firm. The bike still transforms into a hardtail when I 'stand and honk'. With that, a Manitou R7 Super I picked up for $60 bc it was leaking air (added a nickel's worth of oil atop the air piston: now tight as a tick) and I have a fully modern suspension. Diggin' life.
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    Fastboy143, Curious to see it....Can you post some pictures?

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    nice grab!

    It looks like it was well taken care of! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventi14
    Does anybody know, are there modern rear shocks that can fit this thing, just in case that old RS ever kicks the bucket?
    Thanks!
    The only caveat I've seen is some of the shocks that brands claim to "fit" really don't match the specs. I believe Cane Creek lists a shock that only has 1" of travel as "fit," but the bike should have 1.25" travel. You lose 0.75" of wheel travel if you only have 1" of shock travel. I have a Risse shock on mine that I haven't gotten to ride yet (something about midwest winters...), but I look forward to trying it.

    Quote Originally Posted by fastboy143
    The bike still transforms into a hardtail when I 'stand and honk'.
    It always will. That's a product of the geometry of the suspension and the very forward location of the pivot on the Schwinn version of Castellano's design. If you do a free body diagram to simulate sitting and standing, it shows you why. Compare it to a Klein Mantra or even Castellano's current Zorro for pivot location. (Yes, I'm an engineer geek...) Those bikes don't stiffen as much when you stand and honk. Essentially the farther forward the pivot is (or more accurately, the farther away from the pivot the crankset it), the more leverage your body weight has to combat suspension compression. If the crankset were directly under the pivot, the bike wouldn't stiffen much at all when you stand.

    All part of why the Sweetspot design is a very cool design to study.

    Man, Seventi...that bike is in tremendous shape. I wish I could find a 17 like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastboy143
    With that, a Manitou R7 Super I picked up for $60 bc it was leaking air
    AH! You're the one who out bid me!!!

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    New wheels for my homegrown

    I switched out my xt mavics for this setup of dt swiss 240s hubs, dt double butted spokes 28 hole 517 mavic wheels and specialized dual comp tires. This wheel set was on my Salsa Caballero, but I wanted to race them this year so I switched them up and will use the xt mavic setup on the salsa for all mountain riding this year.

    While at the bike shop yesterday, I checked HG's weight which came up at 22.5 lbs. It looks a little bit odd with the gold ano but they're a nice set up and didn't want to destroy them in some of the rocky conditions I tend to ride near my home.
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    actually, i really like it with the gold rims. nice bike!

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    thanks...My friend just tuned it up for me yesterday. I

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn
    Fastboy143, Curious to see it....Can you post some pictures?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/desempl...n/photostream/

    I can't seem to link my flickr photos properly and don't have time to figure it out right now. More later.
    I put a piece of inner tube on it first thing, with a clamp to hold it at the top. THere is a nice layer of slick honey under the tube. Dirty right now, but beyond the chain and cassette, keeping my bike clean is a battle I don't have time to fight. Too busy making it dirty.

    I'll try again:
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    1997 Homegrown Factory 23-24lbs & afraid to ride it. I'm 200.

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    Another Tomato on the vine

    I just finished building it up last night. I aquired the frame off Craigslist. The frame was never previously built and lacks any decals or markings other than the "tomato" on the dropouts and the serial # (HS6301) also on the dropout. I figure it is a 96 or 97 based on catalog pics and input from other posters. At any rate, I'm looking to hitting the trails with it.
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    I found this on Craigslist. It was in Minnesota, and a friend that lived near it, happened to be coming to my city soon afterward, so he picked it up and delivered it for free!

    1998 Homegrown Factory XT. Has some pretty decent stuff on it, but the paint has quite a few chips and is missing some decals.



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    The HG that matches my Banger is definitely on the list of HG's, if I ever decide I need one. That or a BB Green one would be cool.

    Nice, Blue.

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    Here's a frame I just got. It's a 98 or 99 Homegrown Factory Suspension TEAM.
    Won't find this in the catalogs...


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    Balls! That is AWESOME! How did you find that? Man, that is fantastic.

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    A guy put it on the Schwinn forum (official Schwinn site) for sale as a whole bike. I couldn't afford the whole thing, so said I would buy the frame if he parted it, which he did.

    Here's what he told me about it:
    "A friend of mine did graphics work for Schwinn in Denver (their team trucks and the like). He was paid in bike and cash. He rode it for a year, then got a new bike. I bought it from him (in Denver). I rode for a couple years, then stopped mtn riding when I moved to Utah. I have seen similar bikes, but never this one. I think it is very unique. That is about all I know about it."

    I love it when a bike's got some history.
    More pictures on Bonus Tomato and the link in my sig.
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    That's a gorgeous frame, and nice history on it. It's also interesting that it's using a Fox shock instead of a Rock Shox.

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    Didn't most of the SweetSpot HG's use the Alps back then? Or maybe that changed when the rear triangles chagned as well, moving to RS in 97-ish?

    Andy, it looks like a 19. Is it a 19? Tell me it's a 19 so I feel better about not finding it first.

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    I thought they moved from Fox to RS roughly the same time they moved from the 1gen Sweetspot to the 2gen.

    I'd bet a donut it's a 19".

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    Bad Mech gets a donut. And hey, my wife works at Dunkin Donuts.

    I was nervous about it's size. He told me it was a "medium", but never gave a measurement. I would've kept it had it been a 17, but I'm very happy it turned out to be a 19.

    The 96 catalog lists the Alps on the Sweet Spots, but 97 and up have a RS.
    It's hard to tell when year this really is. The rear triangle has a 97 serial (none on the main frame), the paint seems to match the Team paint from 98, and the Homegrown sticker on the top tube is the later 00-01 style. Schwinn seemed to be pushing the Toyota Sponsored racing team in 98 and 99. For now I'm calling it a 98.

    I hate to do it, but it's going to have to wait to be built until I finish the 4 Banger.

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    Given the history, I might still have bought it as a 19", but I feel a little better now. My suspicion was that the later style sticker was an addition by someone along the line.

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    Check out this find...

    A neighbor gave me this bike, just had been in storage for years, I am going to clean it up and repost some before and after, Has xtr hubs and xt shifters that are orginal and xt rear derailleur and xt brakes that is not orginal, around 2000ish. I think it is a 96,97 frame?
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    Your neighbor just gave it to you?!? Lucky bastard.

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    I have some 98 xtr and xt drivetrain parts I am going to put on it to make it all orginal as can be, the Bomber is in good condition and the rear shock does feel good but I need to replace the DU bushing, thankfully I got that cool little tool from mtnbiker4life!! Oh and ditch the C'dale saddle and put on a nice little old school titec saddle with schwinn logo
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    OMG, someone GAVE you a HG Factory?!?! I have the wrong neighbors... Nice score!

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    Yeah, kind of a crazy story. I work on a lot of people's bikes at my house and ride several times a week. So my neighbors see me with a lot of bikes going in and out and call me "the neighborhood bike guru". This guy lives a few houses down from me and really his boss gave it to him which in return he passed to me because he likes he C'dale!hehe but doesn't really ride anyway. So, yes it was a super score; and a will be stripped and cleaned and get some serious lovin'. I told him he can ride it anytime but seemed like he just didn't want to keep it. I sure as hell got lucky
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    This is my 99 Schwinn (Yeti) HomeGrown and the new brake adapter i just made tonight.

    original B&S bolt on


    so i grabbed a piece of aluminum i had


    the bracket i made


    welded it up


    final product




    i recently went with a 'few' upgrades, here's the rundown of whats on the bike now:

    -DTSwiss 240s hubs, ZTR 355 wheels.
    -Avid Elixir CR Mag brakes w/85g rotors
    -BBG bashguard
    -Sram X9 shifter to X0 rear derailleur
    -Selle Italia SLR ti rail seat 165g
    -Omni 8.4g seatpost clamp on original Titec post
    -Eggbeater Candy SL with Ti spindles
    -running a 1x9 so only middle gear up front with N-gear Jumpstop to hold the chain on
    -Cycle king titanium 11-32t cassette
    -Ebay titanium skewers
    -random titanium bolts

    the bike is just above 23lbs last time i weighed it.

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    Not really a Tomato on this, but it's kinda related. Anyone seen one of these before? I got this from the 'bay. I thought it was kinda funny. "The Greatest Bike On Earth" Sounds like something Napolean Dynamite would say.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue72beetle
    Not really a Tomato on this, but it's kinda related. Anyone seen one of these before? I got this from the 'bay. I thought it was kinda funny. "The Greatest Bike On Earth" Sounds like something Napolean Dynamite would say.
    Yup, I got one for my 4 Banger equipped friend a while back for Christmas. It's a fun shirt.

    On a related note, I hate Napolean Dynamite.

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    Is that the XL? I bought the L. The seller has been a Schwinn sales rep for 20 years or something like that. He seemed like a nice guy in emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB
    Is that the XL? I bought the L. The seller has been a Schwinn sales rep for 20 years or something like that. He seemed like a nice guy in emails.
    Any chance you know what his eBay username and his real name is?

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    Here is where I got it from.

    http://myworld.ebay.com/2773frankd/

    Yep, sales rep, for GT Schwinn Mongoose. He had a couple Schwinn shirts on there when I got mine. Has nothing on there right now. I'll be keeping an eye on his listings.

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    Although it has it's own thread, might as well add the new ride here. Just finished building it up last night at 11. Final weight is 22.8 pounds.

    As much as I like the second generation Sweetspot, I really love the first gen. My first full suspension bike was a first gen, and it's nice not having to worry about bushings or the pivot squeaking, since its pivot uses standard cartridge bearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim83
    Here is my 01 19" Homegrown, it came in at 19 and some change. I had the exact weight on my computer but the hardrive crashed and I can't find my hanging scale right now.
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    Very nice!I have one of these frames on the way to me now.I hope do the frame justice as you have.I'll post pictures soon.What a great thread,full of beautiful Homegrowns,I can see why you guys love them so much.This will be my first one so I'm an Homegrown virgin,but I can see myself with a stable of them down the road.

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