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    2001 homegrown products in xl.... mostly all upgrades except fork.... which I'm hoping to replace soon


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    2001 homegrown products in xl.... mostly all upgrades except fork.... which I'm hoping to replace soon


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    The latest picture of the latest addition.



    And a closeup before I started my build.


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    My New (to me) Schwinn

    Crossed over to the dark side bought a 2008 Schwinn Peloton LTD built with Shimano 105.
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    Some of Schwinn's current roadies really look pretty good for the money, esp if one isn't looking to spend a billion on a roadie.

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    My 1999 Schwinn s-40

    Picked this up off Craigslist - I've been swapping out parts to my liking, but it was 100% original and in nearly perfect condition. Mine is the 19 inch frame made of 7005 aluminum.

    Besides the included shifters and brakes, exactly what is the difference between the Schwinn s-40 and the Schwinn Homegrown Factory Suspension? The frames look identical to me.

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    Next, I love blue bikes and yours looks awesome. The rear triangles are completely different on the HG's. Same geometry, but the HG's are made of smaller segments and welded together, while the S-series were "bent" and formed. Also, the rear dropouts have HG tomatoes cast into them instead of the Schwinn cross. The easiest place to tell them apart is where the shock mounts - HG's have an open-sided section, while S-series are closed. Compare yours to mine above and you can see what I mean. On mine, you'll see more welds where the seat stay bends after the pivot, and you'll see the open construction at the lower shock attachment. I'm guessing the HG's were lighter, but I can't prove that. I also suspect they were different at the chainstay yoke - the HG's have the typical HG extruded section (i.e. the same that all HG's that weren't Yetis have), but yours above looks like it might be different. The HG's were 6061 as well.

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    1986 High Sierra recently added to the collection. I get funny looks when I pass people on the trail with this.
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    cool thanks for the info - I see some of the differences now. My understanding of it is that the S-40 was based on the Homegrown factory suspension, but was made with cheaper Taiwan labor and included cheaper shifters and whatnot to bring the price down.

    Funny about the blue comment - I shopped Craigslist and Ebay for over a month - Must have looked at thousands of ads - And discovered I was more and more eliminating potential bikes because they weren't blue.

    How much does your Homegrown factory suspension weigh? Before I started swapping out parts, my bike weighed 32 lbs (based on my imprecise bathroom scale math method). Not super light, but keep in mind it's the 19 inch version. I took off the busted front derailleur and corresponding shift lever, replaced the clunky plastic pedals the seller included with super-light aluminum ones, cut down the seatpost, took off the computer and reflectors, replaced the knobbies for slicks, and got the weight down to 28 lbs.

    Then I added a more padded seat, put on longer bar ends, and added a bell (the most useful accessory ever made), and I'm back up to 30 lbs. Considering adding a kickstand!

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    The Homegrown rear triangle is lighter but weaker. The S-series rear triangle is definitely stronger.

    There are a couple threads on here about how to make the suspension on your Sweetspot work better.

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    Next, the bike you see above is 23 lb, but note that it only has one gear. My Carbon Homegrown Sweetspot was 30-32 lb, depending on what I had on it at the time (original wheels, original V-brakes, original JIS square taper BB, original SLX crankset, original Coupe Deluxe, etc.). I don't have weights of the frames only, but the carbon ones definitely ain't light. I think with some of the stuff I own now (light wheelsets, light cranksets), I could have gotten my Carbon down to 28 lb at best with gears.

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    Yup, the aluminum ones are definitely lighter than the carbon ones, but the carbon ones are definitely beefy and will hold up to serious abuse. My friend has a carbon Homegrown front triangle with a S-series rear triangle built up as a single speed, and it weighs in at 27 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB View Post
    Next, the bike you see above is 23 lb, but note that it only has one gear.
    wow - 23 lbs! I don't think any amount of money could bring my s-40 down that low. Maybe I'll try filling the tires with helium.

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    There is at least another pound, if not more, in the bike. I'm still using an old (circa 2000) Deore crankset with JIS square-taper BB, and of course I refuse to use lightweight torture saddles. I also still have a tube in the rear tire, though tubeless doesn't really net out much weight save. Best bang for the buck, though, is wheels and tires. My rear tire is 465g, the front is 490, and the wheelset is about 1560 (I have the exact numbers somewhere...).

    Bike will gain a little weight when I change the grip/bar-end combo to something with better bar-end ergos (which will be Ergons like on my other bikes). I use the bar ends a LOT when hammering it up hills, and while this combo is light, it tends to hurt my hands when using the horns. If you "geared" this bike, I think it would be 26.

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    My 1gen Sweetspot weighs in at 22.7 pounds set up as a single speed. It too could lose another pound fairly easily.

    Obviously, going single speed can easily shed a lot of weight, and the Sweetspot frame is perfect for it. If you want to get serious about shedding weight, create a spreadsheet and list each component individually along with its weight. This will allow you to quickly see where you're carrying the most weight, and where to most effectively cut it.


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    Hee, as BM said, I have a spreadsheet that is exactly what he described and bought a scale to weigh parts. The file name is "Weenie Chart."

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    You guys are giving me the weight weenie virus. Last night I hacked 1 and 1/4th inch off both sides of my handlebar. I was running my circular saw at 11 pm like a maniac.

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    I weenied my 4-Banger down to 27.3 lb with no sacrifices in ergos. I was somewhat sad since I wanted a number that began with 26, but that's still pretty darn good. On the other hand, my new bike has taught me that light weight isn't everything. It's right around 30, but it is tremendous fun to ride. I pay for it up hills a bit, but once it turns downhill and twisty, I eat people for lunch with it. So don't get too carried away. I'm weenie-ing the Monogear just because it's a Monogear, but it'll still gain some lb's shortly.

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    Well, I didn't lose anything ergonomically by trimming my handlebar - I wasn't using the outsides anyway!



    My S-40 will probably always be a tad heavy with those whitewall slicks too (800 grams EACH). But since this is a dedicated boardwalk cruising bike, the whitewalls are a requirement.

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    I hope everyone is using an actual bike scale of excellent quality, otherwise all of this discussion is pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Barrett View Post
    I hope everyone is using an actual bike scale of excellent quality, otherwise all of this discussion is pointless.
    does the 25 year old bathroom scale I'm using count? I re-weighed my bike last night, and it had lost another 1/2 lb on its own. sweeeeet!

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    New question here. Anyone identify year/model for this Schwinn Sierra?

    I've just picked up this Schwinn Sierra which I think is from the turn of the century:

    (can't post images as I am new, so you'll need to decode the next bit by adding dots and removing spaces - could someone post the image for me?)
    www bat400 com / pics / schwinn-sierra / 2012-12-16-1628 jpg

    Anyone able to identify the model/year?

    If it helps, it has Shimano C101 drivetrain and what look like Revoshift shifters, as well as Tektro levers. The tyres are Moab Sweet Roll and the rims are Alex Y2000.

    I picked it up for £25 and intend to fix it up as a beater for going to the shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bat400 View Post
    I've just picked up this Schwinn Sierra which I think is from the turn of the century:

    (can't post images as I am new, so you'll need to decode the next bit by adding dots and removing spaces - could someone post the image for me?)
    www bat400 com / pics / schwinn-sierra / 2012-12-16-1628 jpg
    And there are more pics at:
    www . bat400 . com / pics / schwinn-sierra /

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    You'll have fun spending time at Bikepedia. This one looks close to yours - not exact, but close.

    BikePedia - 2000 Schwinn Sierra GS Complete Bicycle

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    You'll have fun spending time at Bikepedia. This one looks close to yours - not exact, but close.

    BikePedia - 2000 Schwinn Sierra GS Complete Bicycle
    Yep, that's as close as the models on Bikepedia get. Thanks for the link. 2000 sounds about right because the C101 Shimano stuff dates from around 1999 onwards if I remember correctly.

    On the seatpost label:
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    it says MTN where the GS seatpost says GS (no surprise there).

    Maybe it was a UK variant of the Sierra standard/GS model. On the same label it says "Ride Tuned MTN Frame Design CR-MO / HI-TEN Tubing". Would that normally mean that it was a mixture of high tensile and chromoly in the frame?

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    Hi everybody!

    At first, please excuse my school English...

    I acquired recently a schwinn moab of 2001.
    But I have some difficulties with the headset.
    Could anybody say to me if I can put another headset than Cane Creek ICBM on Moab of 2001 or is it impossible?

    Thanks

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    you are pretty much stuck with it. Aheadset company used to make them too but not any more. the joys of having an 11 year old bike google/craigs list hunting, ebay, might be your best best.
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    i ran some google searches and came up with a few online stores who have them advertised. you might want to contact them to see if they actually have one in stock though. just because the web says discontinued doesn't mean they don't have one

    - ICBM Headest - 1 1/8 [110-102-07] : • Milwaukee Bicycle Co. • Ben's Cycle

    - Aheadset ICBM Integrated Headset - $49.44 - Bike Parts 360
    - Campagnolo Integrated Headsets - $53.95 - Bike Parts 360


    now post pictures of the bike!
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    It's possibly to have an adapter machined allowing you to run a regular headset in it. A user on here did it a while ago. If you search, you should be able to find the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raf82 View Post
    Hi everybody!

    At first, please excuse my school English...

    I acquired recently a schwinn moab of 2001.
    But I have some difficulties with the headset.
    Could anybody say to me if I can put another headset than Cane Creek ICBM on Moab of 2001 or is it impossible?

    Thanks
    Do you know exactly what is wrong with the headset?

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    first, thank you for your clarifications about this f****** headset
    I have to make the researches concerning this adapter...

    I can't post pictures because I don't have enough posts

    but the frame is in excellent state!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Barrett View Post
    Do you know exactly what is wrong with the headset?
    I read that this frame needed a specific headset.
    I am afraid of buying a classic integrated one fot nothing.

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    Does the frame (bike) have worn out headset bearings? If so call Cane Creek at the number in my attachment.

    Make sure that the headset races (where the bearings rest) in the frame are in good condition, are still round. The races in a Schwinn ICBM head tube can be damaged from a loose steerer tube, and usually cannot be repaired.

    Please let us know what you find.
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    This is a second-hand frame and there is nothing of the headset.
    The former owner left me the following references: Cane Creek ICBM HD 2188
    I've found an online store in UK which sells this one.
    I am going to contact Schwinn by mail to have more information.

    Thank you for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by raf82 View Post
    This is a second-hand frame and there is nothing of the headset.
    The former owner left me the following references: Cane Creek ICBM HD 2188
    I've found an online store in UK which sells this one.
    I am going to contact Schwinn by mail to have more information.

    Thank you for your help
    I have a package from new Cane Creek Bearing Cart ICBM 1 1/8 bearings with the part number HS2033 if that also helps.

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    What do you want to say by there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raf82 View Post
    What do you want to say by there?
    Part number for new bearings.

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    DO NOT contact chinaschwinn. Just a waste of time.. call Cane Creek or AHeadset they are the one's who made the headsets, not schwinn
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    when I bought my Homegrown frame in '08 it didn't come with the icbm headset. The bike shop who built it had to custom order one through Aheadset. Both Aheadset and Cane Creek probably have them, you just have to call or have a local bike shop call to have one ordered
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Barrett View Post
    Part number for new bearings.
    allright!

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    I contacted Schwinn, the online store in UK witch sells this headset and an online shop in Belgium who sells Cane Creek.
    I'm going to contact Cane Creek.

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    schwinn isn't SCHWINN anymore... but that's for another thread... post pictures!
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    I miss two comments to put photos...

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    one...

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    done ^^





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    oups!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    X.........xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Barrett View Post
    Dude....that is not a 2001 Moab. It is a 2000 or earlier Moab and none of them used ICBM IC headsets.

    Check Bikepedia.com for your correct color combination and look in the specifications list for the correct headset.

    BikePedia - 2000 Schwinn Moab 3 Complete Bicycle

    per bikepedia it's actually the Moab2 which was available in madnight black. and according to the 2000 catalog ( http://bonustomato.com/files/2000_Catalog.pdf ) it does indeed use the ICBM headset. the entire Moab and Homegrown line used the ICBM headsets.... just looking at the upper head tube you can clearly see where the headset seats into the the tube... good try though!
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    Actually, I'm pretty sure it is a 2000 Moab 3 in Deep Metallic Blue/Silver. Bikepedia says the Headset is "1 1/8 threadless Schwinn Go Ahead" and the 2000 Schwinn catalog scan of the page with the Moab 3 (BonusTomato didn't have that page) from Schwinn catalogs, 1991 - 2000 (534 of 577) indeed indicates that it has the "Schwinn ICBM 1 1/8"". So.....I guess the proof is actually in the head race dimensions.

    This is sweet......nice having something fun and constructive to do while sitting around home with the flu.
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    that's the blackest blue in sunlight I've ever seen
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    and if you read what headsets the Homegrowns got, they too got the " threadless schwinn go ahead ".. it's okay, it's okay, i've been wrong most of my life and when i'm right i'm right and it feels just so goooood....
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    Ha.....damn...Bikepedia.

    Well...all kidding aside, I hope he finds his headset.
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    it was..... well..... a Christmas, now on to next year!!!!
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    All this mean that it is impossible to find?
    To find this headset is like te quest of the grail...
    As a result, I have a frame which serves as decoration

    Otherwise, nice Christmas tree ^^

    And happy new year

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    I've got an answer from Shwinn:

    We do not have the parts available thru us but I did check and here is what is listed about the particular headset.

    All models come with top cap, adjusting bolt, and star nut
    . ICBM model has beveled cartridge bearings that fit some Schwinn mountain bikes with integrated headsets
    . Headtube bearing chamfer is 45 degrees
    . Headtube I.D. is 45mm
    . Color: Black
    . Crown Race: 30.0
    . Stack Height: 13.1 mm
    . Bearing Type: Cartridge
    . Headset Type: Internal, ICBM (Schwinn)
    . Weight: 116 g
    . Material: Al
    . Steerer Tube: 1-1/8 Threadless


    Can I find an other headset with these details?

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    hope that headset hunt worked out...

    about to hit the Santa Barbara trails!

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    Just because I'm bored, took some pictures of Rocket LTD after washing it.
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    Schwinn8- very nice pair, I have a similar set as well. Will post pics soon,.

    Cobra-nice ride, great pool too.

    Hello All,
    I have been lurking for a bit trying to read up on my new to me Straight 6. I got a great deal on CL in Colrado and had it shipped to VIrginia. i have been following CTB and bad mechanic in this thread. If either of you two are still around, I would like some info on the Fox forks you are running. I would like to upgrade my S6 and could use feedback on the optimal fox fork travel from your experience. Any info on rear shock upgrades for the S6 would be welcome as well. My S6 is bone stock.

    I am also converting my Rocket88 to SS. I plan to move the Rockshox Psylo from the S6 to the R88. At least for a while. The psylo has variable length travel so I can dial it back to 100mm which should work well with the R88 geometry.

    I will get some pics up soon. Looking forward to geeking out over my Schwinns here!

    R88R out.

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    Nice Bikes guys!! There was mention of a Moab a while back so thought I would post my 97? Moab 1 I bought it new when I was working at a local shop, and just did a complete overhaul and installed a new fork. I have upgraded some things along the way, just getting back into riding from a ten year hiatus. I always liked the way this bike rode with the light weight steel frame. Fwiw I don't remember the details but seem to vaguely remember those ICBM headsets, mine is now sporting a FSA Orbit XLII.
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    2000 Schwinn Moab 1

    This 2000 Schwinn Moab 1 was my first MTB that I still own and probably always will. Got it for my 12th birthday, and have loved the sport ever since. Doesn’t look like it but it actually has done many miles. Used it myself till 2011.

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    Very nice! I still use my 1998 Moab 2 for a commuter and trainer bike.

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    Moabs were beefy frames. While they had the same Homegrown geometry, they were heavier and burlier and could take a lot of abuse.
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    over the years this thread has a been a great source of smiles for me, I will try and dig out some pictures of my old Schwinns...

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    I recently picked up 2 Schwinn Project Underground frames on an auction site. I had been looking for one for 6 years, and then 2 pop up within 2 weeks of one another. Can't wait to build one and ride it. I don't know if I will ell or keep the other. I'm leaning toward keeping it and displaying it.
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    I have 2 Schwinn Underground frames. One I rode for 10 years and cracked the head tube, then switched all the components to the other frame. Sweet ride that I'm now using like a hybrid. I can't force myself to dispose of the cracked frame.
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    94 Schwinn Underground

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    Here is my first Schwinn rebuild. I converted my Rocket 88 Stage 4 into a single speed. It is mostly a vintage rebuild, the parts coming from my Straight 6, ( the Psylo fork, XT cranks, DT Swiss wheel set and Hayes brakes) the only new parts are the chain tensioner and the single speed conversion. It weights in at 27.8 lbs.

    Will sort the suspension and ride soon. The only teething problem I can see is the tires. I think I will have to step down to 2.0s from the 2.2s I have on there now.

    Enjoy!

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    I installed a Fox Vanilla R, which is .25" longer that the OEM Vanilla, so I had to modify the lower swingarm dog bone link a bit so it would not hit the bottom bracket when the shock was fully extended.
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    More parts for the Rocket LTD

    Nice budget build up on your 88 Rocket88R

    New upgrades to my 2006 Rocket LTD, picked up some a set Shimano XT M785 wheels with Maxxis Ikon tubeless tires of Ebay to replace the original Ritchey Shimano Hone wheels after I broke another spoke. So had to replace the rear derailleur since the hones were a hub mount derailleur, Went with a Shimano XT 9 speed medium cage alon with an XT 11-34 cassette. And replaced the stem and handle bar with a lighter and blacker FSA Afterburner. These upgrades have knocked the weight down from almost 32lb to 28.4lb. full specs below
    2006 Schwinn Rocket LTD
    Fork 2012 RockShox Revelation RLT Dual Air 140mm with Motion Control DNA
    Rear Shock 2009 Fox RP23
    Brakeset 2012 Shimano SLX IceTech M666 with Shimano XT RT81 IceTech 180mm rotors
    Shifters SHIMANO XT SL M770 9 Speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano Hone M600
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M772-GS
    Crankset 2010 Shimano SLX FC-M665 Crankset 36-22-bashguard
    Pedals VP Components VP-001
    BB RaceFace Turbine X-Type
    Rear Cogs Shimano Deore XT Cassette HG CS-M770 11-34T
    Chain 2011 Shimano DURA ACE XTR 9 speed
    Seatpost Kind Shock I900R
    Saddle SDG Bel-Air
    Handlebar FSA AfterBurner
    Stem FSA AfterBurner 70mm
    Headset Cane Creek ZS 44
    Hubs Shimano XT
    Wheels Shimano XT M785
    Tires 26 x 2.20" Maxxis IKON UST
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    Moab SL

    Here's my beloved (2000 model I think), Schwinn Moab SL. It's had many different custom parts on it over the years, but currently runs full XT, syncros stem and post, spinergy SPOX wheels, pro taper carbon bars, avid digit 7 brakes, and a custom set of Manitou Blacks, fully adjustable with lockout. I raced it for a few years back in the early 2000's but its sat idle in my shed for many years now, I can't bring myself to let it go!
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    I am selling my homegrown factory xt bassboat blue and silver. I believe its a 15 inch. Incredible condition! Let me know if interested. Ridden only a few times

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    Selling a homegrown factory xt yeti built 15 inch bass boat blue and silver....interest?

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    Is it were a 19" I'd be all over it.

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    Hi

    hi everyone i am new to mtbr! I am currently upgrading my 2001 rocket 88 will post pics soon!

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    Here are my Schwinns...actually they are my sons....but I built them.

    1998 Mesa GSX
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    wow i love your moab! same paint scheme as my 2001 rocket, they would look good together in my garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltaguy8 View Post
    wow i love your moab! same paint scheme as my 2001 rocket, they would look good together in my garage
    Lets see the rocket


    I also built a 95 Barracuda for my wife, but there is really no place to post it...so I'll add it here.

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    Here is my rocket. My dad bought it new in 2001 on clearance. After several years of neglect he let me have it.
    I have a new 100mm Rock Shox recon gold fork and a fulcrum red metal 5 wheelset to put on it but it will have to wait until finals are over. I will upload a new picture with all the new gear on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltaguy8 View Post
    Here is my rocket. My dad bought it new in 2001 on clearance. After several years of neglect he let me have it.
    I have a new 100mm Rock Shox recon gold fork and a fulcrum red metal 5 wheelset to put on it but it will have to wait until finals are over. I will upload a new picture with all the new gear on it.
    also the seat post is bent(new one is ordered) and the stem is ridiculous(will replace soon) other than that its the best bike i have ever owned and i love it. Even if it is 12 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltaguy8 View Post
    Here is my rocket. My dad bought it new in 2001 on clearance. After several years of neglect he let me have it.
    I have a new 100mm Rock Shox recon gold fork and a fulcrum red metal 5 wheelset to put on it but it will have to wait until finals are over. I will upload a new picture with all the new gear on it.
    Looks nice mate! Love them Azonic Stems....at least that what it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Pile Of Tile View Post
    Looks nice mate! Love them Azonic Stems....at least that what it looks like.
    haha the stem is defiantly an eye catcher lol its a little to tall for me thought.

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    looks good delta!
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    2006 Schwinn Rocket LTD

    Almost 2 years after buying my 2006 Schwinn Rocket LTD, I think I am finally done getting it were I want it. Took it for ride around Otay Lakes and Proctor Valley. Full Specs below (new stuff in bold)the only stock parts left are the front derailleur and the seat post clamp. Love the new pedals and the RaceFAce BB is super smooth now that is broken in combined with tires that weigh only 460grams makes pedaling easy. In all weight comes in at 28.4lbs

    2006 Schwinn Rocket LTD (ISO Drive Medium Frame)
    Fork 2012 RockShox Revelation RLT Dual Air 140mm with Motion Control DNA
    Rear Shock 2009 Fox RP23
    Brakeset 2012 Shimano SLX IceTech M666 with Shimano XT RT81 IceTech 180mm rotors
    Shifters SHIMANO XT SL M770 9 Speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano Hone M600
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M772-GS
    Crankset 2010 Shimano SLX FC-M665 Crankset 36-22-bashguard
    Pedals Shimano Saint
    BB RaceFace Turbine X-Type
    Rear Cogs Shimano Deore XT Cassette HG CS-M770 11-34T
    Chain 2011 Shimano DURA ACE XTR 9 speed
    Seatpost Kind Shock I900R with a modified SR Suntour Remote
    Saddle Shimano Pro Components VultureMax
    ODI lock on grips
    Handlebar FSA AfterBurner
    Stem FSA AfterBurner 70mm
    Headset Cane Creek ZS 44
    Hubs Shimano XT
    Wheels Shimano XT M785
    Tires 26 x 2.20" Continental MountainKing 2.2 Supersonics with Conti lite tubes
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    I really think you've done a great job in making your Rocket a nice bike. I'd love to see how it rides.

    What kind of helmet is that?

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    The helmet is a Lazer Oasiz Lopes edition, just picked it up that was my first ride with it. Really liking it just have to get used to the magnetic chin strap buckle.

    The bike rides great similar to my Mongoose Teocali, but geometry is little more XC than the Teocali so there is an adjustment period when switching from bike to bike.
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    It's been abt 18 months since my last Schwinn build. My 15 yo son outgrew his old 16" GT, so I bought this 19" Homegrown Factory USA frame and built a 25 lb. hardtail with most of the bits from the GT. I think it's a 96 or 97. No serial number, but the "F" and "Y" in "Factory" are still there, as is the tomato with "USA" in it.

    It sports a Reba RL 100mm fork, XT & XTR derailleurs, XT shifting, Easton carbon bar and an LX crankset. Hayes Mag brake in front with an Avid 1.0 v-brake in back. Mullet style.

    Wheels for now are Speedisc rims/laserdisc lite hubs in front and WTB dual duty in back. I'll be tempted to ride it now and then, as my current regular ride is a FS stumpjumper.

    He's starting to show genuine interest in ridig trail, so he might as well have the tool to do it.
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    2009 Specialized Stumpy Expert. Bike with brains.
    1997 Homegrown Factory 23-24lbs & afraid to ride it. I'm 200.

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    I built this for my wife using a 2001 Moab 3, export edition frame and mostly nos components.
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    upgrades

    Here is my rocket 88 with several upgrades since my last post
    -fulcrum red metal 5 wheel set
    -rock shox recon gold rl 100mm
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    Seeing this in my garage always makes me smile. Yes, I know it's a mess, but the important stuff is accessible.


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    This was my first "real" mountain bike. I want to say it's a 1999 Schwinn Moab 2. I am not 100% on the year. Took this picture today, after a cleaning. I still love the geometry of this bike. She is my loaner/beater bike now.

    100mm Marzocchi Z4 Flylight Air Bombers
    Drive Train is a mix of LX/XT
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    Titec Pluto Stem and Hellbent Bar
    Azonic Seat Post
    WTB Saddle
    Canecreek S-5 headset.
    Avid Single Digit V-Brakes
    Panaracer Fire XC Pros 127tpi

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    That was my first new bike as well. It's a 98 Moab 2 Aluminum. I went to every Schwinn store in my area looking for a blue one. Yours looks great. Other than the seatpost, here's how mine looks today:


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    Awesome thanks for the update on the year. Hard to believe I have been mountain biking since 97'. Wish I hadn't bought the Walgoose. It cost less than my medical bills, after the first fall.

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    It was/is a great bike. I only stopped riding it because I wanted full suspension. I rode the crap out of it for 1.5 years and then decided to get my Homegrown Carbon Sweetspot frameset. I rationalized it by saying it was good for my back since I had surgery on it. Ha.

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    look'n good spoook! your front wheel is on backwards
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    Here's my junk. '99 Mesa GS w/ Rock Shox Tora 302 Coil U-turn fork (80-130mm), shift/brake pods, Vuelta wheels, WTB Prowler rubber, WTB Laser V saddle (favorite piece on the bike) and Nashbar Verge platforms. It takes me where I need to go.








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    My Schwinn Le Tour 2 1980's 4130 frame with 700 rims bought for $55.00 Rides great!

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    Good job! Good news for ICBM aheadset

    Quote Originally Posted by raf82 View Post
    All this mean that it is impossible to find?
    To find this headset is like te quest of the grail...
    As a result, I have a frame which serves as decoration

    Otherwise, nice Christmas tree ^^

    And happy new year
    Have you been lucky to find the ICBM yet?

    Same here. I have a NOS Moab 3 frame as mural decoration for years now (maybe someone can help me about the year of production, see picture below). Couldn´t find the appropriate aheadset to build it up. Some shops got it listed, none had it available.

    But another year has passed, and this christmas I got it from Taiwan. You can find it on ebay. Newly manufactured by Tange Seiki for Cane Creek, reasonably priced, and transaction was perfect including registered mail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by palatin8 View Post
    Have you been lucky to find the ICBM yet?

    Same here. I have a NOS Moab 3 frame as mural decoration for years now (maybe someone can help me about the year of production, see picture below). Couldn´t find the appropriate aheadset to build it up. Some shops got it listed, none had it available.

    But another year has passed, and this christmas I got it from Taiwan. You can find it on ebay. Newly manufactured by Tange Seiki for Cane Creek, reasonably priced, and transaction was perfect including registered mail.
    You can buy it directly from Cane Creek. Just give them a call.

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