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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    You can buy it directly from Cane Creek. Just give them a call.
    Thanks for the information. Just like raf82, I am located in Europe. So it was smooth to order from the bay. No intercontinental calls, no minding the time zone, online payment, free shipping. The origin is the same: Tange Seiki.

    Anyway, shortage of ICBM aheadsets seems to have an end, for now.

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    Here's my 2001 Straight 6:












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    Looks new.

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    That is a beauty! Where did you get the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket88R View Post
    That is a beauty! Where did you get the frame?
    I bought it from a guy in Idaho (whom I still email occasionally). The bike is now in Singapore while I am in Connecticut and have just acquired another 1999 4 Banger Homegrown frame which I aim to build.

    Depending on how things pan out, however, I may cherry pick parts from both frames to build one good frame. The Straight 6 was a bit smaller than is comfortable for me so I may just mate the Homegrown front triangle to the Straight 6 rear.

    This is how it looked like when I got it:


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    Nice. I have an '01 S6 and a 99 4B. The rear is the same on both with the exception of graphics. I also have a '00 4B. Again, same rear suspension system. The 99 4B is very nice, just be careful with the lower swing arm. That year had a pinch bolt to hold the bearing. If over tightened, it will fail. The torque setting is in inch/pounds not foot/pounds. You can google the correct torque. I will post it to this thread in a day or so.

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    I have a 99 Homegrown 4 Banger NOS frame. Trying to decide how to build it....or maybe keep it as wall art.

    I bought a 99 4 Banger All Mountain recently only to find out that it had a crack on the upper swing arm pinch bolt fitting....a frame killer. I've also seen the lower pinch bolts crack. Here is a chart of torque values...in inch pounds.
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    2000 4 Banger-Built for my Daughter

    This was the find of the year. I was surfing CL and came across this 2000 4 Banger (15") in Kansas City for a GREAT price. It was an All Mountain version with a SID rear shock. All I got was the frame the shock and a clapped out fork. The fork went in the parts bin and the shock went for repairs. I put a RS Deluxe Coil shock on and then emptied my good parts box out to build it up. It is still a bit rough but this is the least expensive 4 Banger I have built so far. Now if I can just get my daughter to master the bunny hop.....

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    Just completed the build on my 1999 Schwinn Homegrown 4 Banger:





    1999 19 inch frame in Bass Boat Gold with SID rear shock
    Mavic Crossmax ST wheels (20mm front axle/QR rear)
    Kenda Nevegal 2.10 UST front and rear tires and Stans tubeless sealant
    Marzocchi Shiver SC fork, approximately 125mm travel
    Chris King red anodized headset
    Kore Elite 90mm stem
    Easton Monkey Lite DH handlebars (711mm)
    ODI Lock-On SDG grips
    Shimano M952 drivetrain (shifters, BB, cranks, front and rear derailleurs and 11-34 M953 cassette)
    SRAM PC-991 chain
    Easton Flatboy pedals
    Shimano M755 4 pot disc brakes (A2Z rear adapter) 203mm front and 180mm rear RT75 discs
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    SDG Aliso saddle
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    Post your Schwinn Pics Here!

    Here is my 1999 moab 3. Just replaced it this year with a rocky trailhead 29er. Took it for a 40km ride today, i have to say even tho i sit way more hunched over its still an awesome bike, scrubbed my pedal alot more on the trail but i can actually get behind my seat for steep descents without dropping the saddle like i need to with the rocky. I put halo twin rails on it for commuting, super quiet and fast. Did really good on the trail but had a little trouble with some mud and grass.

    I have to say that judy fork is crap, would love to replace it with an air i can adjust and a shut the valve off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Here is my 1999 moab 3. Just replaced it this year with a rocky trailhead 29er. Took it for a 40km ride today, i have to say even tho i sit way more hunched over its still an awesome bike, scrubbed my pedal alot more on the trail but i can actually get behind my seat for steep descents without dropping the saddle like i need to with the rocky. I put halo twin rails on it for commuting, super quiet and fast. Did really good on the trail but had a little trouble with some mud and grass.

    I have to say that judy fork is crap, would love to replace it with an air i can adjust and a shut the valve off.

    Try putting a 100mm fork up front. It does good stuff to the geometry, and you'll be less hunched over.

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    Re: Post your Schwinn Pics Here!

    So since I realized I posted my mongoose to the schwinn pics I decided to get rid of it and have no idea how to totally delete a post. my bad
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    Schwinn Rocket 88

    This is my 2000 or '01 (not 100% sure on the year) Schwinn Rocket 88. I acquired it for free from a friend who didn't ride it anymore. I've since grit blasted the frame, cranks, spindles, pedals & painted the frame (custom spray paint) I did some basic maint. chain, cables, etc. & just been rippin' it all summer. Schwinn reborn.
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    Rocket 88 is a great bike. I bought mine new in 2001. Still have it. I upgraded mine with shimano hollow tech II cranks, a new fork and hydraulic brakes. All bought used on CL. You can have lots of cheap MTB fun with that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEF_4 View Post
    This is my 2000 or '01 (not 100% sure on the year) Schwinn Rocket 88.
    It's a 2001. The 2000 model had the lower pivot concentric with the bottom bracket shell.

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    Jamul Mountains around Otay Lakes Chula Visa CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra8d View Post
    From Saturday's ride
    I'd love to upgrade my front + rear suspension, add disc brakes/wheels. I just don' think it's worth droppin' all that money into it.

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    Like what you've done to your rocket, add modern tech to an old frame.

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    Hi all, I'm looking into picking up Rocket Comp frame (5" travel model) to add to my collection of Schwinns. Before I commit to buying it though, I want to make sure I can ride the darned thing. Its a 19" frame, anyone here by any chance know the standover height for a 19? I have a 4" travel model in a 19" that fits me just fine but I'm not sure if the added travel will make it too tall or if they accounted for that when they designed the 5" travel model. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    They'll have roughly the same stand over height. Anyway, top tube length is more important that stand over height anyway.

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    My baby

    Found myself a mint Schwinn Moab
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    Rock that Moab! Where do you ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    Try putting a 100mm fork up front. It does good stuff to the geometry, and you'll be less hunched over.
    im looking to do a Surly 1x1 100mm fork........two people have said it will slow the turning......how much? i dont think ill care. the offset is pulled back a bit with the 100mm over the 80mm. Im more annoyed with the pedals slamming the ground and being so hunched over compared to my 29er.

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    Post your Schwinn Pics Here!

    Just pick this three weeks ago, been upgrading it waiting for the cold and snow to be gone.
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    New 15mm axle wheel for the Rocket LTD

    Had a 2011 Fox 32 TALAS lying around, so I found 15mm Shimano XT 785 wheel on EBay so I could put it to use. Now I need sell the 9mm Rockshox Revelation and wheel.
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    /\ How much you asking for them?

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    Here's a Mesa GSX I bought for my 12 year old son off of Craigslist for $100, I parted it out and rebuilt it with parts from another build....
    1998 Mesa GSX, 1997 Manitou Palmer Ti fork, Sram Carbon 9 speed XO, Carbon Noir Cranks, Ringle Hubs...I don't have a scale...but Im guessing around 19 lbs.

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    That is a very nice build! Your son will be rock'n the trails on that slick ride.
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    Very nice, I'm actually grabbing a white black one tomorrow for $50. Been trying to find one forever, really wanted the yellow tho

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    Thanks....he really loves it. This one was in mint condition when we bought it, and I just had some trick parts from another build. Its a 15" frame, but now he want something FS. So I am digging around for the perfect match.
    "I hate when itís dark and my brain is like ďHey you know what we havenít thought of in a while? Monsters"

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    Grimalkin,

    Sent you a PM.

    By the way, I saw "Gremlins" in the theater when it first came out. What a hoot that movie was. Your tag reminded me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket88R View Post
    Grimalkin,

    Sent you a PM.

    By the way, I saw "Gremlins" in the theater when it first came out. What a hoot that movie was. Your tag reminded me.
    Looks more like Chesire Cat from the "Alice" games to me.Anyway,nice bike.I'll have to post a few pictures of my new 2001 Homegrown Factory soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed View Post
    Looks more like Chesire Cat from the "Alice" games to me.Anyway,nice bike.I'll have to post a few pictures of my new 2001 Homegrown Factory soon.
    Correct.....the Chesire cat, but it was actually in act 1 sceen 1 of Macbeth. It was an evil female cat in former tales or a witch....Im not a female, but Loved the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland.
    I had a 2001 factory homegrown frame, black with red decals, 15" brand new in the box, sweet frame...but I hated the ICBM headset, and the headtube was to long for the Palmers....so I sold it.
    But please.....post pics of yours....I always love good Homegrown.
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    Fox got me for 20 bucks, heritage sticker package.
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    Looks good! How's the new C-Guide? I have two of the aluminum ones, and I've had mixed success. One bike is great with it, the other can't keeps breaking them off. I had to investigate alternate means of keeping the chain from eating my chainstay.

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    I haven't put too much mileage on this one, since the Rocket is my 3rd bike in the rotation. But do I do have one my Teocali, that one has held up, while doing good job of keeping the chain in place. That one is plastic version of the aluminum one (probably a knockoff) but still no problems.
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    Got my 4-banger back together. New brakes and drivetrain.

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    Just picked this up a few hours ago. Love it so far. Has regular peddles and a new seat on it. Everything else is original in pristine condition . Owner road is like 5 times and put it up and got a road bike. Garage kept since the day he got it.
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    Riding in the rain.

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    Schwinn S-30

    Here's my main bike. I believe it's a late 90's model, but I hope someone here can shed some light on this for me. I've upgraded some parts on it, runs a 3x7 configuration. I just wish I could have a rear disk brake setup instead of the rim brake, but am happy with the rest of it.


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    Looks like a '98 to me.

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    This is my 2014 Schwinn Rocket 2 27.5" Hardtail. "Wait a minute, did he say 2014 Schwinn? I thought Schwinn was only at Walmart now" Yes, I said Schwinn. Schwinn is getting back into the game of "real" mountain bikes with thier "Signature" line only available at dealers. They aren't doing super high end stuff yet, but they do offer what I believe to be some of the best bikes available between $500 and $1000. I paid $500.00 for mine because it was a 2014 clearance model, but it normally sold for $750.00. At $750.00 you won't find many bikes (if any) out there that have Double Butted frames with Tapered Headsets like this one does (and it has thier classic Epicenter seat stay design). The components are about what you would expect for $750.00, but with the frame design such as it is, it's completely upgradable. My budget doesn't allow for me to buy the $2500 top level bike, so I felt this was a great way to go. And it's damb good looking too I installed some good platform pedals (just can't get myself to go clipless) and a Lizard Skin chainstay protector. Will replace the grips with Lizard Skin Moab Grips very soon. Other upgrades in the future as needed. Who knows, maybe all the riders out on the trails will laugh at me when they see the Schwinn logo, but if they take a second look, they will see that it is actually a quality bike

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    The black and white scheme looks good.

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    Thanks. The black and white scheme was definately one of the turn-ons for me. Notice the white brake and shifter cables. Nice touch.

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    All these new fangle Homegrowns...

    How about some REALY vintage yum yum...
    1981 King Sting 5


    Chainring should be a 44t, and I need to find some NOS cables as new ones are just too neon yellow (rather, I need to cough up the dough for NOS cables) but otherwise 100% original except for the tires, grips, Strong alloy post, early King headet and era aftermarket clamp. Now he's rocking a rare WIN/Team Schwinn gold slant stem, but this is an older pic.

    And a little more Beach/BMXy that true Klunkery, but who can say "No" to a '39 Excelsior DX in a Vintage Schwinn thread?





    Oh, and for you kids with those 'new' Homegrowns, Charlie Sheen printed some bumper stickers on industrial quality Mylar (printed by the guys who do automotive body wraps) but they were slightly misspelled, and you know, they just might look ok on that 95-98 HG frame you repainted and can't find downtube stickers for, hint hint. He was high on Tiger Blood, so he couldn't spell WINNING! and put in some extra letters (use your imagination... it's a Schwinn thread) left some out, you know, he's a druggie, but someone's got them up on ePay


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    I've posted this in a couple of other forums, but since there is a Schwinn specific forum, I might as well represent the brand.

    I've wanted a Homegrown for years and even though I love the bass boat colors, I wanted one with disc brake tabs, so I was relegated to a 2000, or 2001. I preferred the more modern tabs of the 2001.

    A little over a year ago, I was fortunate to find a brand new, unbuilt '01 frame on Ebay. I was the high bidder and was giddy. Since receiving it, I have built it as follows:

    Chris King-Stans Alpines with Hutchison Python Tubeless wheelset
    Truvativ Stylo SS 32 crank set
    Thomson post
    Hayes Stroker Gram disc brakes
    Rock Shox SID Carbon (now changed to a RS TK 30)
    Easto Stem
    Easton Carbon flat bar

    I'm currently running a 32-17 combination as a single speed with a Soulcraft Convert tensioner. As built, it weighs in at under 20 lbs and I COULD put in on a diet to shave a half pound or more, but why? I love the way this bike rides, climbs and handles.
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    Schwinn Peloton 2009

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    Very Nice Ride

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    Crossed over to the dark side bought a 2008 Schwinn Peloton LTD built with Shimano 105.
    A true Beauty

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    Here's my schwinns... after my walmart schwinn aluminum comp was stolen i bought a bunch of bikes as a sort of hobby, and eventually i ended up with these among other craigslist wonders

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    My dad's bike... 1995 schwinn s[9five].5 purchased as you see it for $50 from a guy who said he bought it to have a fun summer, but never had a fun summer and had to move. Cushy couch seat, quadra 21 fork, wtb racing raptors on ritchy rock 440 rims, and then the rest is the stock gear the bike was spec'd with.
    The racing raptors are cool... but i put those on a cannondal m300 for my mom or sister to cruse around the city with. They break their grip pretty easy... which is sort of fun. Currently ridin' on maxxis minions... also (i got a deal!).

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    My 1997 schwinn s-10- purchased for $65 with a super rusty chain that sucked up into the chainstays, not so crisp shifters, an oddly worn rear rim, walmart tire in the rear and a worn out jones xc in the front, and a blown judy xc with mysteriously dissolved elastomers.
    Picture isn't up to date, but it's currently blinged out a little more with a manitou six deluxe fork, maxxis minions on bontrager mustang/maverick rims, and some origin-8 flat pedals.

    The s95 was in like mint condition... such pretty red paint! The s-10? If you stand back it looks alright, but close up the finish shows its age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalle ringaren View Post
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    About how much does it weigh?
    '11 Jedi
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    IT weights 15,38 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalle ringaren View Post
    IT weights 15,38 lbs

    What year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    About how much does it weigh?
    It Weghts in 15.38 lbs and the manufactor year is 2009.

    The only original part on the bike is the frame itself.

    I Luv this ride I preffer this over my Felt F4, the Schwinn isnt faster
    but fast enough to challange the big brands and way more comfortable

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    1996 Schwinn Moab 3.0, 26" (with a few mod-swaps for 29" wheels)

    A few facts about the bike (non-exhaustive list):

    The Schwinn Moab 3.0 was a base model of the Moab line, 21-speed.

    The bike I have here was released in 1995 as a an "Anniversary Edition,"
    but is otherwise identical to the 1996 model Moab 3.0,
    from the catalog archives I've seen.

    * The frame is steel.
    This particular frame example is 21" center/BB to top of seat-tube.

    * The stock silver alloy wheels are Araya, 19mm internal rim width.

    * The seat-stays are labeled as "Epi*Center" and have a wishbone shape, which gives a bit more clearance, i.e. "compliance," for the rear wheel.

    This particular frame config is what allowed (and inspired) me to do a few mod-swaps to the bike, so that it can run not only the stock/26" wheels, but also wheelsets up to 700x40 (also 650b x 'wider' ).

    * Chainstay is 'asymmetrical' on the drive side; I forget what they called it or why they did it. I think it has something to do with 'offsetting' or lessening any chainslap. The only other protection it had on the driveside stay was a clear laminate/film decal,
    layered on top of the stay's bar/surface.


    * The stock fork was an RST 171-b suspension fork,
    which I believe used a combination of spring and polymer inserts.
    I've been unable to locate info on refurbing them, upgrading them,
    or even 'rigidifying' them (as with internal steel tubes and bushings).
    More on that later possibly, after I've done a bit of research.

    * The stock stem and headset were threaded,
    but standard 1 1/8 steerer tube.

    * The drivetrain consisted of:
    Shimano Acera-X rear derailleur and front derailleur (brand?)
    Suntour PowerFlo crankset, 5-bolt/star pattern, 175mm cranks
    SRAM GripShift shifters, 3x7

    * The brake system was a Shimano cantilever center-pull type.


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    Conversion, Swap-Mods To The Bike:

    I did 'swap-mods' in 2 main areas of the bike: brakes and steering

    1. The stock/canti- brake system was swapped out,
    for a new extra long V brake system,
    with 125mm arms and 44mm of pad adjust.
    The long V-brakes I used are on 'eBA' from Taiwan sellers.
    I paid 36.50 USD for a set (both wheels), price included shipping.
    Available in red anodized or black.
    Another seller has two more anodized colors, blue and yellow,
    for slightly more at 45 USD per set.
    Do a keyword search for "extra long v brake" to find them.

    (Note: Contrast the price of these uncommon 'specialty' V-brakes,
    with a BMX set by Paul Components, called 'Motolite' :
    they're CNC'd in the USA, and are @ $110 per brake/wheel,
    or $220 USD a set !!! I don't even know if they're long enough,
    but I couldn't afford to find out.)

    With the extra-long v-brakes,
    I also installed Avid FR-5 levers ($14/set), and Jagwire cables-2 ($5/set).



    2. The stock threaded SF fork was swapped for a rigid threadless fork.
    I went with a Kona Project Two 26" fork,
    with rim-brake bosses ($80).
    The fork's axle-to-crown is 410mm, nearly identical
    to the stock RST suspension fork (@405mm I think).
    Because the fork's steerer tube is threadless,
    other threadless components were also required: headset and stem.
    I opted for an FSA DH Pro No.15 headset with sealed bearings ($30),
    a Profile Designs Stem 120mm, 25deg ($30), and
    a generic alloy 31.x handlebar I had onhand (parts-bin)

    Total cost of the swap-mods (brakes and steering) was under 200 USD.

    I've kept all the removed stock parts
    in case I'd ever want to restore the bike to 'most-all' stock.

    The current wheels on the bike are Sun Rhyno Lite (622-27),
    with CST E-Series Reach tires, 700c x 40 (622-42)

    The frame & fork have 3M Diamond grade tape on them,
    for safer, hi-vis commuting.
    Good idea to add it to the forks, and rear stays at the very least,
    and maybe also to the seat area and stem/bar area.
    It works very well --- lights up bright when light hits it.

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    My current lineup of Schwinns, left to right, 1995 Homegrown full suspension, 1998 Homegrown hardtail, 1997 Moab 1 (cro-mo)Post your Schwinn Pics Here!-uploadfromtaptalk1462828364011.jpg
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    my 2 schwinns...... an 86 sierra and a 72 varsity.....got both for free and got them going again on the cheap the sierra was mostly cleaning and new grips, pedals and handlebars to replace the rusty ones... the varsity didnt need much either.....biggest thing was tires and tubes.... both are great riders.... dont really do any hardcore off road with the sierra, but it is still a fun ride.... better than no bikes at all.....I also have a 97 specialized rockhopper for a commuter
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    My CL find

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    Loving this thing. Needs a little love but rides great already.

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    Bought my Series 90 PDG while stationed in Germany around 1993. LOVE this bike but it's now time to down size so if any one is interested see my post in classified.

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    Latest pickup/hodgepodge 'throw it together with whatever is on hand' build.

    1981 King Sting- canti mounts and TT cable guides added WAAAAY back in the day and pure parts-bin-randomness on the craptastic fork and front brake courtesy of one of ChattyMatty's world famous threadless conversion headsets.

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    a lITTLE 95' mOAB s

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    cUSTOM cOOL
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    Homegrown resurrection fusing old & new

    I recently completed this build of a modern 2000 Homegrown that pays homage to one I owned around 2002. This build fuses an interesting mix of modern and old elements.
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    Is that set up 1 x 9? and where did you get the fork?
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    1 x 9 Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    Is that set up 1 x 9? and where did you get the fork?
    It's a 1x9, 30t, 11-40 setup. The fork is a local buy from a Pinkbike seller. Hard to find a 26" straight steerer with 15qr ...especially not in white. I reduced it from 120mm to 100mm.
    It's a passion !

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    That is a sweet ride. Not sure where you found a 11-40 9 speed cassette?? I have a gold homegrown, but I don't get on it enough.
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    SunRace!?

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    So this is not your original frame? Where did you get one in such great shape? Also, does it have a 22mm brake mount? Have you ridden it with the 100mm fork? Mine has an 80mm and I thought about going 100, but figured it would throw off the geometry too much.
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    100mm fork doesn't throw off the geo at all.

    Here's mine on the trail:
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    One gear for all, 'cus one is all you need.

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    Schwinnng!!!!!!
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    My '99 Sweet Spot built as a parts bin single speed.

    CHEAP Mavic Cross Rides
    Old SID World Cup (w/carbon crown) fork
    Chris King Headset (that I had sitting in a tool box)
    Truvativ Crankset removed from my '01 HG Hardtail SS, when I upgraded
    22mm Hayes Rear disk, from my LBS for $5.00
    New-ish Hayes Stroker Master Cyl. and levers (and front brake)
    Running 34:20 gear.

    All in, weighs about 24 lbs. Rides nice though.
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    Hmmm...where do I begin? I'll start in Chronological order I guess. Mostly have incomplete projects/frames waiting to be assembled but here's a few of mine.

    1987 Schwinn Paramountain
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    Was lucky enough to grab 2 of them
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    Then there's my Project KOM
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    My 92 Paramount Series 90
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    93 Paramount R80
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    98 Moab (525 Reynolds Model)
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    01 Moab Stage 3
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    Rocket Comp, not sure on the year but my first "real" mountain bike was a 2006 Rocket that was stolen so I picked this up to replace it.
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    I have many more Schwinns stashed away, including my Homegrowns, in my other storage area that I'll post up once I get a chance. Hope you all like my collection

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    Post up your Homegrowns. Built bikes, or just frames?
    One gear for all, 'cus one is all you need.

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    I only have 1 built up at the moment, the others are wall hangers with the parts I've gathered for them in storage. I typically don't build anything until I'm going to ride it or if it's a vintage bike and I'm doing a restoration (The Paramountain, KOM, and a few others). I'm on the FB Homegrown group, I posted up a few pictures of my 01 Homegrown Pro over there; I'll stick them in here once I get home. Right now my main rigs are a 95 Moab Elite that I've updated with modern parts and swapped to disc brakes and my 01 HG that I have setup single speed. I also have that Schwinn Modified 97 Moab Single Speed that was up for sale a little while ago. Planning to take that one out on the trails this weekend.

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    I'm a member of the Homegrown FB group too. We've probably chatted.
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    This is my 01' setup single speed with 36/14 gearing
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    ^^^ Nice! My '01 hard tail is up there in post 667, above.

    36:14? Where do you live? I'm 32:18, but am almost always climbing.
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    I'm in Florida, not many steep climbs here, mostly technical trails in my area but I have a bit of old BMX riding programmed into my head/body and I like to sprint so I tend to like higher gear ratios.

    Your 01' looks killer! I'm still hunting for an 01' Factory Limited in my size. You're right, 100mm forks are just fine on these bikes; I'm running a 100mm Sid XX on mine.

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    I was lucky to find my '01. It was a NOS unbuilt frame in its original box, when I found it in '14. They turn up from time to time, but they're getting fewer and further between.
    One gear for all, 'cus one is all you need.

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    I restored this thrift-store $40 find last year, it's my hybrid-turned-29er.

    Handles the singletrack really well and is a great errand bike with the not-so-aggressive Hutchinson Python $8 knobbies.

    Before-to-After:






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    01 stage3 R88
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    '11 Jedi
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    I love the RE-CYCLE mods, very cool. How wide are your 29" Pythons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinian36 View Post
    I love the RE-CYCLE mods, very cool. How wide are your 29" Pythons?
    Thanks, justinian36.

    The 2.1" Pythons measure out to an actual 1.8" mounted on the Schwinn's original, aero and super-skinny rims that measure only 13mm inside, 19.5mm outside.

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    Nice thanks.

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