• 09-02-2004
    Phat Tire
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    Post your Schwinn Pics Here!
    Schwinn 240-DSX with half the stock parts exchanged for decent ones. The frame is the bomb!
  • 09-03-2004
    Duckman
    Ok, I'll play. My parts bike. 2000 Moab 2. 22.5lbs in the pic. Every bolt is ti or alum except the stem. Handbuilt wheels(AC hub, DB spokes, and VXC up front), 02 Marathon fork(3.28lb..and JUST put back on), 2x9 isis drive Turbines, carbon bars, Eggs, Paul Love levers, XTR RD and pods, WCS foam grips, Karma tires, etc etc etc. The only parts that are original are the seat post clamp(ti bolt tho)and the FD(alum pinch bolt tho).

    <img src="http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/standard?pictid={610045B2-1CA9-4AD5-BFE1-F5E155FFF28D}">
  • 09-03-2004
    biggerstaff82
    Schwinn 4-banger
    I just finished my ebay build.



  • 09-05-2004
    Reek
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    Here's my Rocket
    Just a bunch of clutter in my garage and my bike. The bike's a bit dusty but I guess that's how it always is. Just updated the rear shock with an Xfusion O2 air (under the Lizard skin) - a fox rip off. So far, a good shock!

    REEK
  • 09-13-2004
    summitlt
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    My bike is bone stock right now. Which isnt so cool, but when funds allow....

    Schwinn Moab DS3
  • 10-19-2004
    Kona0197
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    Here is mine: stock setup ecept for the SR Suntour fork, Mavic 138 Rims laced to Shimano hubs, Aheadset SR headset, stem and saddle. Getting a new Zokes Nitro fork (100mm travel) and sometime down the line next year some deore disc brakes with deore disc rims laced to sun rhyno lite rims. Might even get some Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires with yellow sidewall to brighten the ride up. This is not my main ride. Actually I ride a Kona most of the time. But this is my first "True" full suspension bike - Every other one I have owned was a department store bike. :p
  • 10-22-2004
    Kyoda
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    My Schwinn 4 Banger
    Here is my 2002 Schwinn 4 Banger. A very sweet ride indeed. It has recently had a couple of cracks in the frame repaired and a fresh coat of paint. Which explains why there are no decals.
    I would never part with it. :D
  • 10-22-2004
    Carlos G
    ..
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kyoda
    Here is my 2002 Schwinn 4 Banger. A very sweet ride indeed. It has recently had a couple of cracks in the frame repaired and a fresh coat of paint. Which explains why there are no decals.
    I would never part with it. :D

    Now that you repaired the cracks on your frame. How does it ride?
  • 10-22-2004
    Kyoda
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Carlos G
    Now that you repaired the cracks on your frame. How does it ride?

    Great!!! A very comfortable ride. It has very active rear suspension and does suffer from some pedal bobbing on climbs. But it certainly makes up for it when the trail turns downward
    :p .
    I may in the future try a SPV rear shock and see how that goes. For now I'm just enjoying the ride.
  • 11-22-2004
    TrailBurner
    Homegrown factory 4 banger team issue converted to straight6.
    Most fun bike I have ever owned.
  • 11-27-2004
    monochrome
    Straight 6
    My LBS has a bunch of these frames NOS so I couldn't resist. This was a Hasa Comp 3.0D a few days ago which is why the odd parts. I will upgrade as $$ allow. The red seat post goes south when my new Truvativ arrives next week.

  • 12-02-2004
    joemamad
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    schwinn pic
    here's one schwinn:

    2000 4-banger, marzocchi MXR, XT group, Bontrager valliant rims, EA 50 stem seatpost bars - been dreaming of this for a while

    first time posting a pic, more to come.
  • 12-02-2004
    joemamad
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    schwinn pics
    Now I htink I've got it. Here's more pics:

    2000 4-banger custom

    1999 homegrown s-40 custom: Sid dual air rear shock, Manitou Mars, XT group, cheapy rims, Some other no name stuff. Light and strong

    Both built by me (with a little help from my friends).
  • 12-03-2004
    dansjustchillin
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    my mesa back in the day and my phantom
  • 12-03-2004
    John
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    Don't see many of these on the trails.
    Built in Spring of 2003, 15 hours ride time so far.


    2001 Schwinn Straight 8

  • 12-04-2004
    monochrome
    Straight 6 continued
    Now that I've switched the lame seat post and saddle, here's another shot.

  • 01-15-2005
    Reek
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    Here are my two Schwinns...
    I put my white brothers fork back on my Rocket 88. Got rid of the MX Comp fork. Otherwise no real updates for my main ride. Pacific Bikes did send me a new rear derailler hanger for free and a new upper rocker arm (small fee). They're helping me keep my Schwinn and my Mongoose pro alive for a few more seasons. Not sure what I'll do when they eventually die. I've got 2 spare ICBM headsets (thanks Cane Creek) on standby since they may be hard to find in a few more years.

    My other Schwinn is a roadie Schwinn Fastback. Sadly stuck in my laundry/storage room on a trainer for now. Needs a new headset. Luckily, it's not an ICBM but a IS headset.

    My other bikes are a 2003 Dakar XLT with a White Brothers VT1.3 20mm fork and a 2003 Giant AC 1 with a Z1 FR up front.

    I'd really like to ad a straight six to my stable but few can be found in decent shape these days without spending an arm and a leg. I need those to keep riding.

    REEK
  • 01-29-2005
    monochrome
    Here's an update of my Straight Six
    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.
  • 01-29-2005
    Reek
    I'm so jealous
    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.


    Really wish I had a straight six.

    REEK
  • 01-30-2005
    Haggis
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    '99 Homegrown Factory - my race bike
  • 01-30-2005
    mbeaver2000
    here is my 2001 rocket 88 stage 3 with a lot of up grades i bought a stage 2 and traded the frame and fork for the stage 3. later i added wheels xt hubs on mavic 219 rims, hayes disc brakes, not in this pic is my manitou black super air 100/120
  • 01-31-2005
    mtbdee
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    Here's one of my Undergrounds (aluminum '94) set up as a SS gearing is 32X17. I'll see if I can find pics of my blue thermoplastic frames.
  • 01-31-2005
    mtbdee
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    Blue Project Underground
    Ugh, crappy pic not sure why it's so fuzzy. Here's one of the blue ones.
  • 01-31-2005
    mtbdee
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    My first Underground
    This is the only pic I have of the older (to me ) PU. This one was lacking most of the decals. Similar build to the other one, SS with 32X18 gearing and a Surly fork instead of a Kona P2. These are sweet riding bikes that I have ridden a lot of miles on with no issues as of yet. If you can find one at a reasonable price grab it, they only made around 200 or so frames.
  • 02-02-2005
    satlaga
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    Rocket 88 Stage 2
    Here's my Schwinn, just got it last week. Since I have very little money, it will take a few months to build it up, but it will be done. I'll just ride my jamis till then
  • 02-03-2005
    Reek
    Check with Cane Creek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by satlaga
    Here's my Schwinn, just got it last week. Since I have very little money, it will take a few months to build it up, but it will be done. I'll just ride my jamis till then

    If you need a new ICBM headset or bearings, check with Cane Creek. They're the only ones that actually makes new ones for the 2001 Schwinns. Talk about a limited market share. I can't imagine that they sell too many of them since the ICBM was used 1 year by one manufacturer on a few models.

    REEK
  • 02-05-2005
    mbeaver2000
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    [IMG] try this one more time
  • 02-05-2005
    Reek
    Hey, I got the same set but...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mbeaver2000
    [IMG] try this one more time

    My Fastback is gold/red and my Rocket is black/red. Sweet!

    REEK
  • 02-26-2005
    summitlt
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    Went from bone stock to a lot better.

    Avids, new shifters, speed dials. New drivetrain. I like! Moab DS3, before pics above.
  • 02-26-2005
    Bike Nazi
    Nothing better than bass boat blue
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbdee
    Ugh, crappy pic not sure why it's so fuzzy. Here's one of the blue ones.

    ...........
  • 03-06-2005
    haggisus
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    Couple of Schwinns from '99 and 2001
    Her'e's my brace of Schwinns.
    The 4-Banger was a great deal from Supergo.1999 model sold in May 2000 for $999 Much better with the 2003 Z1SLs now
    The Rocket 3 was a steal from Costco - yes Costco - when Schwinn were having thier problems in 2001. Just couldn't walk past this one at $570
  • 05-09-2005
    tripletschiee
    my 4-banger (transferred into a straight 6)
    here is my beloved 4-banger:





    and after a succesful downhill from the Tremalzo (at Lake Garda in Italy):



    regards
    gerhard
  • 05-09-2005
    tripletschiee
    additional information
    see the pictures above! :)

    it is a 4-Banger, but equipped with a longer 2" shock. thus it has 140mm of travel! it is no more like a straight 6! the 140mm RockShox Pike Team is excellent with the bike! it is equipped with XT-parts, a Tune King MK front hub, magura brakes and 17 titanium bolts! more pics and information on my homepage (on German only)!

    regards from munich!
    gerhard
  • 05-16-2005
    trickten
    Here's a pic of my mesa. It went from stock to much better. :)

    Carbon bar, Oury grips, Easton Stem, Manatiou fork, Raceface crank, Deore frt der, STX-RC rear der, Deore Hubs with Alex rims.

    My Mesa
  • 05-29-2005
    wickerman1
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    Nice Fork!!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kyoda
    Here is my 2002 Schwinn 4 Banger. A very sweet ride indeed. It has recently had a couple of cracks in the frame repaired and a fresh coat of paint. Which explains why there are no decals.
    I would never part with it. :D

    Wanna see what your fork looks like with up to date stickers??/
    I got the same fork :D
  • 08-19-2005
    Reek
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    Schwinn straight 6 update
    Here's my straight 6 with a few component updates. Been running a White Bros FR150 for a few years now and love the set up.
  • 09-09-2005
    Steveorocks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbdee
    Ugh, crappy pic not sure why it's so fuzzy. Here's one of the blue ones.

    Beautiful!!! I always wanted one of these!!!
  • 09-09-2005
    Steveorocks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Phat Tire
    Schwinn 240-DSX with half the stock parts exchanged for decent ones. The frame is the bomb!

    dude, your bike really sucks
  • 09-10-2005
    wickerman1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Steveorocks
    dude, your bike really sucks

    post your bike so we can tell you your bike sucks as much as the owner.
  • 09-11-2005
    joemamad
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    moe of everything
    Here's an update of my 4-banger, converted to straight-6. Upfront a Marzocchi Marathon S 120 and a Rockshox pro deluxe piggy-back out back. Like a whole new bike!
  • 09-16-2005
    Reek
    So the Artnshel shock worked..
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joemamad
    Here's an update of my 4-banger, converted to straight-6. Upfront a Marzocchi Marathon S 120 and a Rockshox pro deluxe piggy-back out back. Like a whole new bike!


    where did you end up getting the spring? What rate did you get?

    I played with the spring length on my straight six for a bit. The original spring I had was about a 1/2 inch too long and steepened my head angle too much. Any problems with your set up?

    Have fun.

    REEK
  • 09-17-2005
    joemamad
    This shock works great, and what a deal $62 total! I actually got this spring form my lbs for $30. It's a Mountain speed by Eibach spring 600 bls x 50 mm in a cool blue color. A replacement for a fox shock. The spring is a little long and steepened the head tube angle, but I'm also running a longer fork than before too. on climbs the front end wants to wander a bit,but it's not too bad, the major difference is stand-over height, and saddle height. I could always lock down the Marathon to climb (ETA) but I rarely do. At first I had the spring preloaded a lot so that the spring would not hit the bottom of the seat tube, but the shock would top out harshly and not acheive full travel. Then I started fooling around with rotating the spring so the seat tube would be between the coils of the spring and I could use way less preload. That was the ticket! I may have to grind down the bottom of the seat tube to further adjust the preload, though.

    Thanks for your help in spring selection and your further interest. We'll keep these old dogs rolling! (just bought a 15" frame for spare parts)
  • 09-20-2005
    rallyprox
    more travel?
    Anyone ever tried to get more travel out of a straight 6, or is the travel limited by clearances and so on?
  • 10-01-2005
    rallyprox
    Just got my bike.
    Here is my straight 6, I just got it in the mail on thursday. I have already been for 3 rides, and I love it.

  • 10-04-2005
    yangpei
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    What the heck
    I don't have this bike anymore, but I loved it while I did. It was a lot of fun.
  • 11-23-2005
    Festusjrf
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    my homie
    here she is used for light duty only
  • 12-08-2005
    yeyo
    My Schwinn :)
  • 01-02-2006
    TrailBurner
    Wow, that's nice!
    nice nice nice!
  • 02-02-2006
    Tommy Gun
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    Before I sell it...
    Figured I should post a pic before she's gone. About to be sold...time to move on. The pic is a few years old but you get the point. 2000 custom 4Banger, SID Dual Air, Marzocchi Bomber Z1 X-Fly, XT drivetrain, XTR ders and shifters, Sun Rims RhynoLite with King hubs, Magura Louise brakes, some Azonic, Cane Creek, Salsa and WTB here and there.

    It's been a good ride. Good times were had.
  • 02-02-2006
    TrailBurner
    Nice Bike!
    It's great to see all of these Schwinns.

    My picture all the way above got lost,
    so here are some newer ones:

    My Schwinny (4 Banger converted to Straight 6):