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    Nice rides everyone! Here are my two...


    My current SS build - Homegrown (built in Yeti Factory)



    Old DH bike, no longer have it

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    schwinn homegrown straight 6

    my (1998?) schwinn homegrown straight 6 DH bike. it was ridden for one year and then in storage until i bought it a couple of years ago. i recently purchased a santa cruz vp free so this beauty has to go. pretty though, huh?
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    Schwinn Rocket 88 I recently finished putting together.

    *Couldn't post images, I'll have to try later.*
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    my 2 cents

    I mean Schwinns....

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    Very nice. Was this frame NOS? Looks clean - like the rest of her bling.

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    Nice

    Very nice. Was this frame NOS? She looks clean - like the rest of her bling.

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    bianchi - it's all original, except for the grips, cranks and chainguide
    i also needed a different bottom bracket to install the chainguide, as the bike originally did not come with one.i still have the cranks, though - the bike was spec. all xtr.
    it was quite the bike in the day!
    cheers!

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    I'm looking for a front derailleur for my 99 straight 6 anybody know where I can find one?

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    Most derailers now come with all of the spacers to fit your frame. The problem you may encounter is the cable stop. There is not one on the frame. You will need one in order for the derailer to work.

    I didn't want to hassle with it on mine. So I put a 36 tooth front ring on my e13 SRS and an 11-34 on the back. I can pedal it just about anywhere. The only time I wish I had a bigger gear is when I hit the open parts of ski slopes. I spin out rather quickly on those.
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    took my homegrown out this weekend...




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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    1993 Paramount Team
    #200 out of 500
    sub 22 lb steel bike
    Bought new in 1994. Last one left in the Schwinn warehouse.
    I still love to ride this bike and do so regularly.

    This bike rawks. Way to keep it old school....TCK

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    in commuter mode for now

    I'll get better pics at some point but heres mine





    edit: ok heres a better pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex-7
    Here's my steel moab homegrown. Just built up with a surly rigid fork and all deore other bits. Can anyone tell me what year it might be from? I haven't seen many other steel homegrown moabs, and was told it's probably from the mid 90's. Thanks.
    Better late than never, but I believe it's a 1997, the same year as the one I have (same colors, too).

    I'll try to get some pics of it up soon...
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    Here it is my completely stock 1997 Moab 1. I bought this bike brand new, rode it for about a year, then it's been in the garage until a few weeks ago.

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    it's nice to see all them straight6's &8's!!


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    My Schwinn Rocket Pro 2005, acquired in May 2006, so far so good...



    Changes/upgrades over the years:
    1. Shimano Deore Hydro disc brake
    2. Fox Float RLC 130mm
    3. e-thirteen bash guard
    4. SRAM X9 rear derailleur
    5. Mavic Crossride Disc Wheelsets
    6. Kenda Nevagal 1.95inch tyres
    7. Crankbrothers Candy C pedals
    8. DIY GPS holder on handlebar stem.
    9. A2Z rear rotor

    Current weight : 30.9lb (previously 33.4lb when purchased)
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    99 Homegrown


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    Nice photos!
    I love seeing all of these old shcwinns. It brings a tear to my eye!
    I'm a huge schwinn fanatic.

    Here is a recent picture of my schwinn in the wild, from last September:


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    [QUOTE=TrailBurner]Nice photos!
    I love seeing all of these old shcwinns. It brings a tear to my eye!
    I'm a huge schwinn fanatic.

    Here is a recent picture of my schwinn in the wild, from last September:

    Very nice Bike!!!

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    What a great thread....Here is my Straight 6(sold) that I miss so dearly. I also used to have a Homegrown that was so light and so quick, I am trying to track down a Rocket 88 and a Homegrown right now......I miss Schwinn. My first real mountain bike was a Moab 3, and it really got me into this sport.


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    post-snow ride

    My racer for this season. It's not how you feel, it's how you look! BTW, if anyone can make a guess at what year this is, let me know. It's all Bass Boat Blue (no silver) and it has the braze on for cantilever style rear brakes.
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    Same as mine (see post #101)! I am 99% sure it is 1997 frame. Apparently the last few frames that were built in the Yeti factory at the time.

    Your frame looks a lot better than mine though!

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    That's definitely a '97 Factory frame. Yeti built. Enjoy it, they are great bikes!
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    mtbdee,
    are you bdee of NEMBA fame? If so, we've met. I ride with the Bikes Unlimited guys and we raced in the same class in Root 66, although this year I graduate to the 40 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mballard
    mtbdee,
    are you bdee of NEMBA fame? If so, we've met. I ride with the Bikes Unlimited guys and we raced in the same class in Root 66, although this year I graduate to the 40 year olds.
    Yessiree, that's me. Someone else had bdee over here when I registered. Now mtbdee is kind of my alias
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    Quote Originally Posted by mballard
    BTW, if anyone can make a guess at what year this is, let me know. It's all Bass Boat Blue (no silver) and it has the braze on for cantilever style rear brakes.
    No disc tabs and the badge make it pre-2000... Been repainted?

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    Yep, no disc tabs for the rear. As far as I know it has not been re-painted. I had to replace the front derailuer and some of the clear coat came off with the old front der. making me think it's still original paint and clear coat on the bike. I also replaced a few parts (fork, cassette, front der., bars, tires) with extra stuff I had or bought seperately. The parts that were on it that got replaced seemed old. Actually, the XT crankset on there is still the kind where the spider attaches to the big ring so you can't remove any of the front rings off the bike unless you pull the cranks entirely. The frame is the same as bike21's SS rig on page 5, but the paint seems to more closely resemble willie b's FS pic a few reply's down.

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    Schwinn DSX S60

    I've replaced the forks with a Marzocchi All Mountain 4 150mm fork. The rear shock has been replaced with a Fox Vanilla coilover. I have also replaced the front brakes with Hayes MX-2 disc setup. I replaced the seat with a specialized BG-2 sport


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    1997 Mesa




    My Grandfather took me to the bike shop for my 13th birthday and told me I could pick any bike I wanted. I really wanted the Moab, but I felt bad asking him to spend that much even though he is very well off. I wish I had gotten the Moab, but the Mesa has done no wrong by me and has taken me lots of fun places. Only stock parts are the headset, levers, seatpost, front wheel and front caliper. Going to treat it to some double walled wheels this spring.

    It is 2x2 and can run 3 different ratios just by popping in an extra SRAM powerlink. 32/14, 32/20 and 26/20.

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    I've also got an upgraded S-60 DSX. a lot of you might laugh at the target bike, but it seems to be a clone of the 2002 mesa DSX. decent frame for cheap, works while i upgrade. better than my ANCIENT bridgestone MB-3 team edition, which came to me used, with a prototype softride suspension stem on it. still have the stem!
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    1999ish Homegrown S-Carbon, built up from my Moab 2 Aluminum. Over the years, I've upgraded a few things. Edit: I cleaned it tonight and got some new pictures.






    The Moab frame:



    And my spare Homegrown Carbon:

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    My Schwinn Homegrown



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    Nice pics people! the Homegrowns are lookin' sharp!

    I've always wanted one of those Homegrown Carbons.
    I'm still wondering whether a modern shock from 2007 would work on those old homegrown sweet spot designs.
    Would it fit? would it make a difference? I dunno, but I like to think about it.

    One of those Homegrown carbon's built completely with modern components would be a really fun bike, and totally unique to boot. Nobody else on the group rides would be riding one of those.
    That's one of the reasons I love my Homegrown 4 Banger so much. It's a great bike, and you simply don't see them anywhere anymore.

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    There are a couple shocks available for my Carbon from Cane Creek if you want to shell out the bucks. There are probably more brands out there, but the dimensions are kinda small relative to today's shocks. I've been riding mine for 9 years, and I still love it. Got some new bits finally this year, including the rear disc, just to keep it fresh. The new wheels and tires were a nice improvement. Believe it or not, I was still using the original Moab Leader/Trail tires! (For those confused, I built the Carbon up from a Moab 2, as shown above, hence the tires, etc.)

    If you ever want to sell your HG 4-Banger, please let me know. I'm dead serious.



    PS: Pics of your 4-Banger?

    EDIT: I just found your pics of the HG4B. Very nice, and my statement above still holds.



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    Thanks CTB!
    Just another picture of the Homegrown, and also a question for Schwinn Experts

    My BB has 99BBL00130 stamped on it. I bought this frame as a NOS (came with blank product registration card, buyers agreement, and the un-applied chainstay protector).

    I am guessing that the first 2 numbers signify the year and the final numbers are the number in the series? Anybody know?

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    My S-Carbon has a new playmate.




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    My third Project Underground frame below. I finally got it built and rode it last night. Gearing is 34:17, Race Face Turbines, Salsa ring, Spot guard, Bassboat saddle and a Ritchey Pro bar/stem combo, fork is a Surly 1x1. It had been a while since I'd ridden one of these but I gotta say it felt really familiar right away. It's a great riding bike and it's nice and light (relative to my other MTBs anyway). Last nights ride reminded me how quickly a light SS 26er can scamper up a hill.
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    Updated pic of my 4B now that I've tweaked it a bit.


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    96 Factory Homegrown FS

    I bought it new from my LBS in 96 and have upgraded various components over the years.




















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    someone awhile back posted a picture of a "schwinn 240 DSX" it looks extreemly similar to what schwinn started selling out of target stores in 2007. have a look at the 2004 DSX (it was the first pic posted in this thread, i also posted it after the pic of my S60) then have a look at my target purchased S60 DSX. I upgraded nearly everything on the frame, and have future plans to re-build the pivot (just for fun). The fork is a rockshox dart3 w/poploc i also replaced the headset with a halfway decent cane creek, the rear shock is an Xfusion Glyde R. the front wheel is stock, however untill i can upgrade the crummy disc it came with, i am running old LX V-brakes, so ignore the disc still bolted to the hub, thank you. the rear wheel is a mavic SUP 317 with an XT hub, it was handbuilt about 10 years ago, I've trued it twice, and it lived on my old bridgestone MB-3 hardtail for about 4 seasons before it was hung up while i stopped riding for a bit, thats also where the dimension (who knows who makes that!) stem came from, as well as an old shimano LX rear deraileur and the old DH pedals you also can see mated to the raceface RIDE XC crankset/isis BB. i threw my oldschool IBIS rosie barends on there too. I also upgraded the seat and post to some specialized i cannot remember the model name of, but its pretty lightweight and the most comfortable seat I've ever owned. other than the front wheel, the handlebars, shifters grips and brake levers, and the promax rear V-brakes... everything else has been swapped. i then painted over the ultra lame looking logos, and sanded off the other goofy graphics. i was surprised to find this frame at target, seeing as how its 7005 series alum. and a pretty close copy of not only the 240-DSX frame, but also the old 2002 mesa DSX, a pre pacific buy-out frame, I am confident in its ability to handle off-road riding, well that and the fact that it lived through the massanutten super D. The total weight of this bike, as you see it in this pic, is 35 lbs. no lightweight, but with an air shock, air fork, XC syle pedals and a lighter wheelset, I am betting i could sneak it under 30. however, i weigh 205lbs myself and dont find it all that rough pedaling this beast uphills.
    so, have a look.
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    Some newer pics...






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    Nice Orange Homegrown!! and...Nice Corrado!!!!

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    Here's my latest set of upgrades completed (discs, NOS XT 8sp shifters, cables & housing, wheels, tires, & rear der.). It's a '00 Moab 3. Always been a fun ride.


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    heres my mesa in the "shop"

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    Just a few of my Schwinns...

    My '99 Homegrown



    Older Schwinn Hybrid



    Some burly azz single speed action



    A pair of cruisers



    Wife's single speed Schwinn Allure



    Single speed riser bar World Sport


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    Quote Originally Posted by recording master
    Thanks CTB!
    Just another picture of the Homegrown, and also a question for Schwinn Experts

    My BB has 99BBL00130 stamped on it. I bought this frame as a NOS (came with blank product registration card, buyers agreement, and the un-applied chainstay protector).

    I am guessing that the first 2 numbers signify the year and the final numbers are the number in the series? Anybody know?


    from the old schwinns 10 speeds etc.. the last 4 #'s mean the date.. the day then the year..
    so 00130 would mean the 13th day of the year 2000.. maybe that on the old ones..

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    that is a sharp bike.. I love the orange/blue .. but I am a tigers fan too..

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    Another update of my 4B.



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    Here are some pics of my Schwinn, my stepfather built it for me several years ago, most of the components are Shimano XT. The frame is well to small for me though so it is quite uncomfortable to ride. It will just be a spare/loaner now.







    My new Mongoose

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    the 2001 MOAB with a new paint job
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    Hey, how do you like the Holy Rollers? What size are you running? I'm building a Moab for commuter work and want to get HR's for it. Thanks!

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    I'm very excited that my Moab lives again after 9 years of being just a frame.



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    2007 Schwinn Mesa GSD

    All stock
    XCM 100 mm Fork
    Acera FD
    Deore RD
    Alivio trigger shifters
    Hayes MX-2 Mechanical Disk Brakes
    WTB SX24 Wheels
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    Anyone interested in selling a Straight 6/8? Looking for the smallest size I can get my hands on.

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    Getting ready to do a face lift and some upgrades for this winter. She deserves it!


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    My 98 Homegrown


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    some up dated pics of the Homegrown & Straight 8











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    Still love your Straight 8, shwinn8!

    Updated pics of my 4B:




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    My Schwinn Superior

    I'm still confussed if my Schwinn Superior is a 1972 or '73. According to the serial number it's a '72 but others think it's a '73. I guess it really doesn't matter huh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by screwdriver
    I'm still confussed if my Schwinn Superior is a 1972 or '73. According to the serial number it's a '72 but others think it's a '73. I guess it really doesn't matter huh?

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1...e/PA200003.jpg
    Very nice. All original or has it been restored?

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    That old and it looks that good? Wow, nice shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnider8
    Very nice. All original or has it been restored?
    The '72 Schwinn Superior would be all original if it had the correct crankset, tires and seat. The rest of it is original. This bike was inherited from the original owner. All of the original equipment I mentioned was missing. I sure would like to find a correct crankset.

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    i want to bang your 4banger CBT!! lol thank you bro!, i do miss my 4banger wish i never sold her ....

    i'm Bryan, here's my favorite 2 picture so far....



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    Here's my 19" Schwinn Homegrown Factory Team (YETI) . The original fork was replaced with a Fox Shox F100x and a Chris King headset
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    Here is my rebuilt 2002 Homegrown. Everything is new minus the front and rear mechs, cranks and seatpost.

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    ^^^ i love it i';ll be doing the same sticker delete in spring


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex-7
    Here's my steel moab homegrown. Just built up with a surly rigid fork and all deore other bits. Can anyone tell me what year it might be from? I haven't seen many other steel homegrown moabs, and was told it's probably from the mid 90's. Thanks.



    I have been looking for a 17" Moab frame identical to that one for years.

    If anyone knows where I can find one, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    I know where there is a complete 19" for sale if anyone is interested.

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    Mesa GS

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    Everything's upgraded except for seatpost, handlebar, and stem
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    Just picked it up tonight! The wheels will be along in a couple of days.



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    i have just ordered a Schwinn Mesa D . What Are They Like? i had read that Schwinn used to make some of the best bikes , and this is an 07 model BTW , so i thought , well this is the best bike im going to get for the money i had 220 pound so in Us Dollars thats $335.

    im hopefully going to do a few jumps and probably quite alot of road riding . but i cant wait for it to get here ,

    Brand new of ebay so got to wait till monday when i think it will come . ill post pic's up when i get it . i am a new member but i know how to post pic's cos im on many other forums for other stuff

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    rite i have the better model i have the Schwimm Mesa LTD with a rock shox front shock and upgraded everything , its the gold label n'lightened one too!!!!! mental for 200 pound what idiots at the shop though hahaha! cant wait to get it set up and riden!
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    if you ever think about selling CTB you let me know! i love the homegrown 4bangers and the red ones but i can never find one in a 17'' frame.


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    Just for you, Shwinn8.




    I hear you about 17" frames. I kept finding 19's all over the place, but no 17's. A black 17 just went on Buy It Now on eBay very quickly. When I found this 17", I went for it.

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    Here is my 01 homegrown. It comes in at just over 22lbs.
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    love this!

    Quote Originally Posted by the_colorado_kid

    2007 Panther
    I don't know why, but I've recently developed a fondness for these cantilever frames... maybe it's the swoopy, sexy curves...

    'wish I could find a steel cantilever frame like that... and build into a killer SS...

    edit: oops! just did a quick search and found that the Panther is alu; would be nice if it came in steel though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phat Tire
    Schwinn 240-DSX with half the stock parts exchanged for decent ones. The frame is the bomb!
    This was her a few years ago. Bought as a frame on the cheap (gotta love the 3rd world!) and built up from scratch.

    She is currently undergoing conversion to become my SS commuter
    Will post again after the transformation is complete.
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    want to sell

    Quote Originally Posted by monochrome
    New forks (Manitou Splice), cranks (Race Face Ride XC) and bash ring (Race Face RRB4)
    Seat post (BBB something), stem (Race Face Evolve), Tyres (Maxxis Holy Rollers)
    Next up, new wheelset and 9spd conversion.
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    CTB... i hate you

    nice looking rides fellow schwinn brothers!! keep on posting!


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    i'm still riding the crap out of my homegrown, looking to get another one too. When this one dies (i.e can't ride it on the trails anymore) I'm going to make it my commuter bike.

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    98 homegrown factory

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    Scwinn Homegrown 4-banger

    Hey guys, I found the site researching this bike. Went ahead and bought it about 4 months ago and I could not be happier. I've only had it out on the trails once so far (Flatwoods in Tampa), but it's a blast on the high speed single track. I got some upgrades planned for the near future (just picked up a FSA K-Force Crankset), but had a few questions. As you can see the bike has a juicy 5 in the front and the stock hayes brake in the back. The previous owner gave me a brand new rear juicy 5 but he said an adapter is needed to mount it. Does anyone know where I can get this from? Also I've been thinking about upgrading the XTR rear derailer with a newer model, would there be much benefit from this? I know the they look much different but has the actual derailer been redesigned/improved? I'm looking for some new tires as well. Any recommendations for leaf covered hard pack, some sand, and occasional paved surface. Thanks guys!
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    My eyes are tearing up at the beauty of that bike!

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    you know how i feel...


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    my 97 ish moab converted to an SS. this bike has seen alot of 'replacements' come and go
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    Here's some better pics I snapped up when I was outside today!
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    Nick D, you're my Moab brother! I have a 98 Moab 2 Al in exactly the same paint scheme. You'll see it in this picture thread a couple pages back. Sweet!

    Crash, you're killing me with these photos...I totally covet your bike!

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    Year?

    Can someone please date my Moab? (no, not dinner & a movie )

    I got it as a frameset in 2003. I'm not even sure if it's genuine or a knock-off (but the quality of the paint-decal-clearcoat is pretty good). I'm thinking it was one of those destined to be a complete bike, but the shop decided to strip the frame and sell the parts separately

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    That paint scheme looks like 1999-2001, as the entire Schwinn line had the "stripe" motif those years. I don't have my catalogs handy, but I'll have them in a couple days and might be able to figure it out for you.

    EDIT: Using www.bikepedia.com (a GREAT site!), I found this:

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...ab+3&Type=bike

    Looks like you have a 2001 Moab 3 frame there, which would be one of the last years before the downturn of the brand. (Of course, the Moab line shared frames each year between 1, 2, and 3.) Anyone else?

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    Excellent CTB!

    Great find! And that IS a cool website!

    Thanks!

    Anyone know the a2c of that 4" Manitou SX spec'd on the 2001 model? I built mine up with a 2003 Zokes Comp with 105mm of travel, and it felt too choppered out. I have since ditched that fork and am running her rigid with a 40-mm lower a2c. It now handles beautifully

    Doing the math, it would seem the frame was built for an 80-mm travel suspension fork.
    Strange that Schwinn spec'd a too-tall fork
    (note that in the other model years, a 3.15-inch fork was spec'd )

    Quote Originally Posted by CTB
    That paint scheme looks like 1999-2001, as the entire Schwinn line had the "stripe" motif those years. I don't have my catalogs handy, but I'll have them in a couple days and might be able to figure it out for you.

    EDIT: Using www.bikepedia.com (a GREAT site!), I found this:

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...ab+3&Type=bike

    Looks like you have a 2001 Moab 3 frame there, which would be one of the last years before the downturn of the brand. (Of course, the Moab line shared frames each year between 1, 2, and 3.) Anyone else?
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    r1Gel,
    My '98 Moab 2 Al came with a 60mm fork, which I upped to 80mm for years. I have a 1999 Manitou SX-R fork (80mm), and I believe the a2c is somewhere around 17.5". I have the exact number somewhere - again, I don't have them handy right now, but I will in a few days. My friend's 2000 Moab came with an 80mm Manitou SX, which is the same dimensionally as my SX-R.

    Schwinn seems to have sold the same frames with everything from 60 to 100mm of travel. Rule of thumb I've found is that 20mm of fork seems to take about 1.3 degrees out of your head angle, give or take. HA is something of personal taste; I liked my other bike (another Schwinn) better at 69 than I did at 70.5, but everyone has their taste.

    In the meantime, there's always this:

    Forks: Complete Axle to Crown Lengths Library

    Some good info there, but probably not exactly what you need.

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    what year is your hybrid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel
    Anyone know the a2c of that 4" Manitou SX spec'd on the 2001 model?
    I've verified that my SX-R is 17.5" a2c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB
    Nick D, you're my Moab brother! I have a 98 Moab 2 Al in exactly the same paint scheme. You'll see it in this picture thread a couple pages back. Sweet!

    Crash, you're killing me with these photos...I totally covet your bike!
    LOL I was thinking the same thing! Now im dying to get my hands on another 15 in red or green to have as a hardtail non ss.....what a disease this is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emax
    Got it in '98 as a frameset - and it's still going strong... at 22lb :-)
    That's a good looking bike.

    I have the gold stinger saddle and kraton grips to match that frame. I've been saving them in the hope that I pick up that frame in a 17" someday...

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    I just finished taking a first ride of my winter project. All-new bearings and bushings in the suspension, new Conti tires, and all my fun Fox bits transferred over to the HG frame.

    First impressions: I like it.




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    Nice pictures everybody! I miss the bass boat paint and racing flags SOOOOOOooooo much!
    It brings a tear to my eye!

    Keep them coming! more pictures! more pictures! more pictures!!!

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    Here is an older picture of my Homegrown 4 Banger Team Issue converted to Straight 6. It is my current and only mountain bike, and I've been riding it and loving it since 2001 (I think):



    I'll have to get a better picture of it soon.


    Unfortunately, I was not wealthy enough to keep multiple bikes.
    Here is the Homegrown I had to sell in order to afford the 4 Banger.
    I sold right after upgrading it to XT cranks and Hayes Hydraulic discs.
    Hydro discs were the luxury of luxuries in those days.
    Anyone remember the old Hayes 22mm chainstay mount?


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    Trailburner, your 4B is B**CHIN. Looks like a 17" frame? I never saw the Team Edition listed in any of the catalogs. Very sweet bike. Selling?

    Very nice hardtail, too.

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