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    99 Homegrown

    I'm looking to build up a 99' Homegrown that I bought on ebay. Can anyone tell me where I can find the specs for the 99 HG? I'm tyring to find out what kind of BB, seatpost, etc. I can fit on this bike. The lighter the better. I contacted Schwinn who said they have no records prior to the bankruptcy and could provide no help. FWIT, it took two e-mails to their web site to to get such informed information . They told me to check with the experts here.

    Anyway, I appeal to any XC racer who has a 99 homegrown and can tell me me what size components they have mounted and what works.

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    those are nice frames. what color is it?
    the best thing to to is to measure the seatpost OD(for front derailer clamp size) and ID(for seatpost size). If i remeber correctly the bottom bracket is 68mm but you should measure that too and you will have to size the bb axel length by what type of cranks you use.
    once you have those measurements you can choose parts to your taste/budget.

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    I "think" the 00s are the same. FWIW my 2000 Moab 2(supposed to be the same frame as HG) has a 26.8 post, 68x107mm BB, (edit-ment->)top pull RD 1.25"(31.8mm?) OD seat tube.

    Good frame. 7075 butted tubes with some decent steerer gussets. Great handling caracteristics.

    My "parts bike". size 19"

    Its now sporting ti Vs front and back, a new 1560gm XTR/517 wheelset, SLR saddle, Turbines w/ steel ISIS drive 2x9, Eggs, 02 Zoke Marathon 100mm(3.3lb), lots of ti bolts, cabon bars, Paul Love levers, XTR RD, pods(-indicators), WCS grips, Syncros post, Pazzaz stem, carbon cage, heavy 11-34XT cassette. Exact weight like this is 22lb 2oz.

    Just some feedback on typical lightish build would be I guess.

    Right now its a backup race bike/trail/trainer/road bike/do-all.

    Been stareing at it tonight trying to decide whether to make it into my first SS or not. I'm real close. I only need a small push me thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANZAK62
    I'm looking to build up a 99' Homegrown that I bought on ebay. Can anyone tell me where I can find the specs for the 99 HG? I'm tyring to find out what kind of BB, seatpost, etc. I can fit on this bike.
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    Anyway, I appeal to any XC racer who has a 99 homegrown and can tell me me what size components they have mounted and what works.
    Your '99 HG has a 26.8 post and a 73mm bottom bracket. All HG bottom brackets were 73 until the frame changed in '00.

    What color is yours? The Factory Team (black/gold) and the Factory (maroon/silver) were 7005 series and were made at the Yeti factory in Durango. The Pro (blue), Elite (green) and Homegrown (black) were all 6061 frames made at Annodizing Inc in Portland. All were/are great riding frames. The Yeti frames were about 1/4 lb-ish lighter but had corresponding lighter life spans. The 6061 bikes were a tad weightier but longevity generally wasn't an issue.

    You will love it. My HG is one of the best riding hardtails I've ever owned. I had some of my greatest racing seasons on that bike, too. My old Homegrown was, sob, killed by UPS a couple of summers ago. My current HG is pretty cool, though. I'll put some pics up soon. It's a Yeti built prototype for '00. Never been painted, etc. Very cool, but missing a couple of parts right now... I'm itching to get out on it again.
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    Very helpful. My frame is a dark blue frame. It really looks nice. I have never built up a bike and am not sure what I'm getting into. I'd like to keep it light as I plan to race it in off road Tris. Should I go with carbon seatpost and bars (EC 90?)? I can't find anywhere to buy a good XTR group at a reasonable price. I was also told that SRAM XO shifters and derail. Also looking at front fork; 80mm or 100mm? Skareb or SID??? Thanks. This website has been mega helpp to a novice like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANZAK62
    Very helpful. My frame is a dark blue frame. It really looks nice. I have never built up a bike and am not sure what I'm getting into. I'd like to keep it light as I plan to race it in off road Tris. Should I go with carbon seatpost and bars (EC 90?)? I can't find anywhere to buy a good XTR group at a reasonable price. I was also told that SRAM XO shifters and derail. Also looking at front fork; 80mm or 100mm? Skareb or SID??? Thanks. This website has been mega helpp to a novice like me.
    A carbon post would be a good idea. It's a stiff riding frame and a carbon post would help a little in taking the edge off. I'd also opt for the 80mm fork, as that's what the bike was designed around. 100mm would work, but it won't handle nearly as quick (one of the great things about that frame).

    I like the Skarebs a little better than the SIDs. They're competitive weight wise, but are very easily rebuilt - no so with a SID. XO stuff is good and reliable.

    If you want, fire me an email at [email protected] with things you're looking for. I may be able to help.

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    Here's my 99 Factory..

    Quote Originally Posted by FRANZAK62
    I'm looking to build up a 99' Homegrown that I bought on ebay. Can anyone tell me where I can find the specs for the 99 HG? I'm tyring to find out what kind of BB, seatpost, etc. I can fit on this bike. The lighter the better. I contacted Schwinn who said they have no records prior to the bankruptcy and could provide no help. FWIT, it took two e-mails to their web site to to get such informed information . They told me to check with the experts here.

    Anyway, I appeal to any XC racer who has a 99 homegrown and can tell me me what size components they have mounted and what works.

    Semper Fi,
    Naive Newguy
    Fully rebuilt my '99:
    73 XT BB, 31.8 LX FD, XTR RD, 26.8 RITCHEY SP, LX CRANKSET (within a few grams of XT but mucho cheaper), XT 11-32 CASS, SRAM PC59 CHAIN, SUN RINGLE LOW RISE BARS 190g, PAZAZZ 120mm 5deg STEM 145g, FSA ORBIT MZ HEADSET 102g, AVID SL. BRAKES 135g per end, ORIGINAL XT SHIFTERS/LEVERS (removed the indicators - combo is actually quite light), BONTRAGER RACE LITE REAR, CROSSLINK FRONT, TIME XS, SCAREB 100 w/SPV, FOAM GRIPS, WTB Ti SADDLE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANZAK62
    Very helpful. My frame is a dark blue frame. It really looks nice. I have never built up a bike and am not sure what I'm getting into. I'd like to keep it light as I plan to race it in off road Tris. Should I go with carbon seatpost and bars (EC 90?)? I can't find anywhere to buy a good XTR group at a reasonable price. I was also told that SRAM XO shifters and derail. Also looking at front fork; 80mm or 100mm? Skareb or SID??? Thanks. This website has been mega helpp to a novice like me.
    Some carbon is almost as heavy as aluminium and not as durable, IMO. Shop around, it's easy to loose weight on the original spec. (Bolt-on skewers and foam grips = instant 200g saving for next to no $). My bike is quite a bit lighter than it's original spec and much nicer riding.
    XTR and "reasonable price" shouldn't be used in the same sentence. Mix and match to find best value/weight.
    I found the original SID XC was <10mm shorter axle-crown than the Scarab 100, so the difference between 80-100mm forks is not as great as first thought. My fork has SPV but I'd go for TPC and a lockout if given the choice again.
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    Really nice ride. I rappreciate the help and advice I've recieved from this website. What are bolt on skewers? Do they replace normal quick releases? I would have a hard time giving my QRs? Thanks for the stats on 80 vs 100. Still favoring 80. I've heard mixed reviews on SPV. Some love it; some hate it. I'm a med weight rider at 160 lbs I've seen shocks sold with lockout but no remote. How does that work when you're racing and riding? Is it very pratical? I prefer simple items, so if a remote isn't req'd then all the better. However, I'm not a glutton for punishment. Thanks again to all. It really helps to have all the specs on the components and a picture. This website is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANZAK62
    Really nice ride. I rappreciate the help and advice I've recieved from this website. What are bolt on skewers? Do they replace normal quick releases? I would have a hard time giving my QRs? Thanks for the stats on 80 vs 100. Still favoring 80. I've heard mixed reviews on SPV. Some love it; some hate it. I'm a med weight rider at 160 lbs I've seen shocks sold with lockout but no remote. How does that work when you're racing and riding? Is it very pratical? I prefer simple items, so if a remote isn't req'd then all the better. However, I'm not a glutton for punishment. Thanks again to all. It really helps to have all the specs on the components and a picture. This website is great.
    Bolt-ons have a nifty 5mm allen key fastening instead of a lever. You replace your existing skewers. They are fine if you don't have to take your wheels off all the time. Actually stiffens up the forks a bit.

    SPV might be right up your no-exit street. It isn't exactly plush unless it's set so low it's not doing anything, and I'd rather use a manual complete lock-out on long boring climbs. I suspect upper body weight has a large bearing on how useful SPV is, esp when standing. I find I can overcome the SPV too easily unless it's set bloody high.
    Handle bar mount lockout is nice but fork mount is ok too.

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    I mistated and said 7075 above. My bad. But, some of the alum Moab 2 2000 models did indeed come with the good 7005 butted tubes as shown.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman
    I "think" the 00s are the same. FWIW my 2000 Moab 2(supposed to be the same frame as HG) has a 26.8 post, 68x107mm BB, (edit-ment->)top pull RD 1.25"(31.8mm?) OD seat tube.

    Good frame. 7075 butted tubes with some decent steerer gussets. Great handling caracteristics.

    My "parts bike". size 19"

    Its now sporting ti Vs front and back, a new 1560gm XTR/517 wheelset, SLR saddle, Turbines w/ steel ISIS drive 2x9, Eggs, 02 Zoke Marathon 100mm(3.3lb), lots of ti bolts, cabon bars, Paul Love levers, XTR RD, pods(-indicators), WCS grips, Syncros post, Pazzaz stem, carbon cage, heavy 11-34XT cassette. Exact weight like this is 22lb 2oz.

    Just some feedback on typical lightish build would be I guess.

    Right now its a backup race bike/trail/trainer/road bike/do-all.

    Been stareing at it tonight trying to decide whether to make it into my first SS or not. I'm real close. I only need a small push me thinks.

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    Schwinn Homegrown Year/Headset

    I ahve a late 90's Homegrown Bass Boat Blue and Silver with Judy Disc...Anyone know what year this bike actually is with the disc setup? Headset size? Threaded or not? Who else has two tone Homegrowns or the all Gold Anodized?

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    What size is the seatpost clamp on schwinn homegrown frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncres
    I ahve a late 90's Homegrown Bass Boat Blue and Silver with Judy Disc...Anyone know what year this bike actually is with the disc setup? Headset size? Threaded or not? Who else has two tone Homegrowns or the all Gold Anodized?
    sounds like a 98 factory xt. 1 1/8 headset(threadless). should be 31.8 seatclamp

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