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    LETS SEE THOSE HOMEGROWN TOMATOES !!



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    Ok, I'll play.










    And, of course, my avatar.

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    come on now, i know there are more homegrown tomatoes out there! POST'EM UP!
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    Man I love Homegrowns!
    I've got a 98 Homegrown XT Hardtail, and a 98 All Mountain LXT.
    Also have a blue/silver 4 Banger on the way.






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    No tomatoes here


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    Good taste in bikes, blue72... My tomatoes in their entirety:





    And a couple I missed the first time:




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    CTB, your 4 Banger is freakin awesome. Here's the one I'll probably be picking up in another month, my father is hanging on to it for me until I can get it. It's rough, and needs some work, but should be fun.










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    Does anyone know what width bottom bracket a 97 homegrown hardtail takes?

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    i dont know, but Blue72 needs to oil that chain up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoen81
    Does anyone know what width bottom bracket a 97 homegrown hardtail takes?
    I'm fairly certain it's a 73mm.

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    I wanted to hold off posting until the new fork went on. It's a '99 Homegrown Pro, converted to single speed with an Eno eccentric hub. It weighs in at under 20.5 pounds (soon under 20) with a very durable build (no carbon). It rides incredibly well, fits perfectly, and is my favorite bike of all I've ever owned.



    Also, I lust after shwinn8's Straight 8.

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    You guys may have seen this photo in the "Post your Schwinn Pics here" thread, but just in case... When I'm at work, this photo as wallpaper on my desktop takes me to my happy place. This was before I put the BB7's on the front. I should receive my new shifters today or tomorrow which will allow me to mount the NOS Hayes Mag-22 rear brake and lever I picked up last spring. F/R discs again at last! Oh, and bad mechanic (can I just call you "BM"?) that fox looks great on your HT. Color scheme is perfect. Did you have an old SID on there before, and if so, what are you planning to do with it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fastboy143
    Oh, and bad mechanic (can I just call you "BM"?) that fox looks great on your HT. Color scheme is perfect. Did you have an old SID on there before, and if so, what are you planning to do with it?
    Thing is, I wasn't trying to buy a matching fork, but the Fox F100 only comes in white.

    A SID? Heavens no. The 28mm SIDs are noodles, and their damping leaves a lot to be desired. Before the F100, I had a Float, and before the Float I had a Manitou SX-R.

    Have you ever considered converting your bike into a single speed? The Sweet Spot Schwinns make about the best single speed full suspension bike you could ask for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Thing is, I wasn't trying to buy a matching fork, but the Fox F100 only comes in white.
    Hmmm...I guess my black F100 didn't get the memo.
    I'm just yankin' you, of course. The only black F100's prior to 2010 (like mine) are OEMs or OEM take-offs, which is what mine is. It was new in a box and uncut, but apparently OEM spec. Normally I'm not a fan of the white sliders, but they match your bike perfectly and look good, B-Mech. That is a very sweet HG.

    I had a SID100 on my red Banger before installing the Fox. Definitely prefer the Fox, though the comparison isn't totally fair since the SID is from 2000 and the Fox is a 2008. I also had an SX-R, and in fact I still have it on my commuter bike. Topping up the compression leg oil and then greasing it via the Microlube ports transformed it. It feels really nice on my commuter bike now.

    If I ever go single speed, it'll be by converting my Sweetspot, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic

    Also, I lust after shwinn8's Straight 8.
    You ain't just whistling Dixie there, pal. I'm toying with the idea of trying DH, and I wish I had an S8 like his to try with.

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    My green machine - '94 Homegrown FS by Control Tech

    Somewhere around 2000 my HG was pretty beaten up and I decided it deserves a new makeover. I have spent the past years looking for NOS parts, invested into a new paint job and have built it up again some weeks ago.

    It is a Homegrown FS frame made by Control Tech. This pre-series was only sold to shop employees and I purchased it in '94 directly from an employee.

    Look Fournales Fork and Fox RL shock, decided to retire the original Specialized Carbon Fork (Judy) and Rock Shox shock.

    NOS Control Tech: Seat post, stem, handle bar, skewers, seat clamp, headset cap as well as bar ends

    San Marco Aspide Saddle, Magura green Ltd. edition

    XT gruppo from '94 (M737, M738, M739) incl. hubs, cassette and V-brakes (upgrade from original)

    Mavic 217 Ceramic rims with XT737 hubs

    Yeti Lock on grips, Homegrown seatstay protector

    I havn't decided yet what stickers to put on, I have various NOS versions available. All I put so far is the headtube batch. So not many homegrown apples on this bike yet ...

    The bike weighs about 22lbs. and I am impressed how well it rides - and my current / recent fleet includes bikes a RIP9 09, Sultan, Scott Ransom or GF Superfly.
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    That is a very distinctive and unique bike. I like it, and I think it will really look good with the right decals. Many like to take them off, but I'm a fan of good decals. Where did you get that Fox shock?

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    the only shock that fits is the cannondale scalpel (1. gen) shock - got it as NOS on ebay.

    likely i am going to only put the original "homegrown factory + tomato" decal and no schwinn one but right now i am too busy riding it ...
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    You mean tomato, right?
    Still, Green Tomato, that'd be cool!

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    yap, tomato - sorry for this.

    green tomato is a good idea. guess it will a green tomato anyhow since the sticker does not have any filling of the tomato if i remember correctly.

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    WOOT! As of last night, my Homegrown is officially under 20 pounds! I know it's an arbitrary target, but I'm still excited to hit it.

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    Here's my friend's Homegrown carbon which I built up as a single speed for him to use. The Sweetspot is one of the few full suspension frames which can be converted to a single speed without having to use a spring tensioner.


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    One of the benefits of the URT design.
    Seen Castellano's latest URT?
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    (Picture is huge so I'm posting the link and not the IMG code.)

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    01' Schwinn Homegrown Pro... SS 650b!









    Building another but geared...
    ~every end is a new beginning...

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    What hubs are those?

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    Good looking bike, I like it a lot. What did you use to strip the ano?

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    Cheap eBay powerway hubs... No complains as of yet though. They've taken abuse with not one issue.

    I stripped the paint off with airplane paint remover (found at any auto parts) then hand polished it.
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    Spanish Tomatoes!!!!!!!

    ¡¡¡¡¡¡tomates EspaÑoles!!!!
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    looks like new old stock to me ...

    nice!

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    More Tomatoes

    Ximo, awesome bike! and great colors...just like my HG hardtail.

    Here are two tomatoes on my 1999 Shwinn HG Factory Team
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    looks like new old stock to me ...

    nice!
    Frame is NOS, linkage has got an upgrade and now is NOS also....

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    Nice thread! I'm currently converting a ht homegrown to a singlespeed for a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campredcloudbikes
    Nice thread! I'm currently converting a ht homegrown to a singlespeed for a friend.
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    There is my wife’s historical homegrown factory 2000 in cult place for moscow MTB fans - Bitca forest. Sorry for bags and trunk but it is no official foto
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    I couldn't help myself so I had to jump into this thred

    fruits or veggies anyone? And don't forget the little tomato in the rear
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kjca0HQmDedFSelMzI5cGg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/__sYquDzb6pc/StZKjUnXfhI/AAAAAAAAA4I/0H8fnUDeRuw/s800/P1040364.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/sholcombe/SquishyTomato?feat=embedwebsite">squishy tomato</a></td></tr></table>
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    I want your bikes, Deadbeef.

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    I got to play, just wish I never got rid of my 98 4banger, my favorite bike I had ever owned until I got a DB Sortie.

    This is a 97 frame, I am pretty sure, doesn't have disc tabs. Just a little SS project I am working on. Haven't put on the chain tensioner yet. Still working on rear cog size, thinking about a 19t but only have 16, 18, 20t right now, I think I'll try 18t fro now. Kind of got lucky and found this frame at a old friends house and swapped parts for it. I love the old homegrowns, there are some really nice one here. I still had the old school stingray logo saddle and Moab sweet roll tires laying around!
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    Got a 32 - 18 ratio to work without a tensioner.
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    10 speed only chainring + 8 speed chain = 1 speed bike



    I just built this up for a friend. Budget was limited to just a new chainring, cog, chain, and tensioner. Nice bike, but the long stem and narrow flat bars feel really weird compared to the short stem and wide riser bars I ride.....
    Polished up with toothpaste....

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    Heres my 01 Factory. Still my favorite by far out of the bike corral.
    now on a carbon DH easton bar, less aggressive stem, and a more comfy saddle.
    I find myself grabbing this bike whenever we ride unless its lift service.
    I want another one... gold limited.
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    Love it!

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    99 4 Banger I just got - needs some work!


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    Looks to be of the 19" variety. I think we know how I feel about that bike.

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    Yep, 19". I don't have any need for your frame anymore CTB. I'm getting a nice frame from someone over on the Bonus Tomato forum. Plus I also have that red 2000 frame I got on here awhile back. I might have enough parts to build two Bangers eventually.
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    Well fine, then, be that way, Blue. Of course I'm kidding. Nice find! Nice to see more of these babies getting into the hands of those of us that appreciate them.

    I'm looking forward to getting mine on the trail, but of course where I live, that's MONTHS away. Need to make headset and crankset/BB choices now, though. The rest I can take my time. I might have enough to nearly build a second complete Banger as well. We'll see.

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    This is me and my weekend warrior yesterday after a day of downhilling in the mud in Wollongong (1hr south of Syd, Aus)

    She's running a modern front end, and a rear shock off a straight 8 to give a bit more travel. Was quite twitchy untill I lowered the BB height which helped heaps in the turns and the steeper parts of the tracks.


    My 4-banger is now complete aswell bar rear brake so will get pics of that up once 'the sausage' is finished.

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    And another from a couple of weeks ago

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    ^^ very nice
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    Lots o' pictures

    I cleaned up my photobucket account a bit and some of my earlier pictures have broken links now.
    So I'd though I'd post all of my Tomatoes here in one spot. ALL of them














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    them some tasty looking homegrown tomatoes we all have
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    two more

    Here is my 2001 Homegrown, it is my sub 20lb XC race bike and my Underground, built up as a SS.
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    Wow!! Both amazing bikes!

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    Those are awesome. I love the vintage headbadge on the Underground!

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    Here is my 01 19" Homegrown, it came in at 19 and some change. I had the exact weight on my computer but the hardrive crashed and I can't find my hanging scale right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miles wadsworth
    Here is my 2001 Homegrown, it is my sub 20lb XC race bike and my Underground, built up as a SS.
    Gorgeous bikes; I love them. I particularly like the Underground.

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    Slim, that is a SWEET HG you have there. Really looks good.

    And of course the Underground speaks for itself. Way cool.

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    looks like we have some tasty tomatos!!!
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    CTB- I just shot you a front derail question.

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    Craigslist luck

    I've looked for a good deal on one of these for years and finally got lucky. Full XTR, King HS, great paint and still has the Homegrown grips and chainguard in good shape.
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    should be a 1997. nice bike.

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    Wow, that looks fantastic! Very nice. 19"?

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    Yeah it's a 19". I think I'm the 3rd owner, which I suppose isn't too bad on a 13 year old bike. I'm just amazed at the lack of wear on a lot of the parts... must've been a garage queen. The only thing I think I'll change is swapping out the XTR v-brakes for some Avid Arch Supremes I have on another bike for a little extra 90s bling.
    Does anybody know, are there modern rear shocks that can fit this thing, just in case that old RS ever kicks the bucket?
    Thanks!

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    I just put a Risse Genesis on my 99. LOVE it. Light weight, supple but firm. The bike still transforms into a hardtail when I 'stand and honk'. With that, a Manitou R7 Super I picked up for $60 bc it was leaking air (added a nickel's worth of oil atop the air piston: now tight as a tick) and I have a fully modern suspension. Diggin' life.
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    Fastboy143, Curious to see it....Can you post some pictures?

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    nice grab!

    It looks like it was well taken care of! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventi14
    Does anybody know, are there modern rear shocks that can fit this thing, just in case that old RS ever kicks the bucket?
    Thanks!
    The only caveat I've seen is some of the shocks that brands claim to "fit" really don't match the specs. I believe Cane Creek lists a shock that only has 1" of travel as "fit," but the bike should have 1.25" travel. You lose 0.75" of wheel travel if you only have 1" of shock travel. I have a Risse shock on mine that I haven't gotten to ride yet (something about midwest winters...), but I look forward to trying it.

    Quote Originally Posted by fastboy143
    The bike still transforms into a hardtail when I 'stand and honk'.
    It always will. That's a product of the geometry of the suspension and the very forward location of the pivot on the Schwinn version of Castellano's design. If you do a free body diagram to simulate sitting and standing, it shows you why. Compare it to a Klein Mantra or even Castellano's current Zorro for pivot location. (Yes, I'm an engineer geek...) Those bikes don't stiffen as much when you stand and honk. Essentially the farther forward the pivot is (or more accurately, the farther away from the pivot the crankset it), the more leverage your body weight has to combat suspension compression. If the crankset were directly under the pivot, the bike wouldn't stiffen much at all when you stand.

    All part of why the Sweetspot design is a very cool design to study.

    Man, Seventi...that bike is in tremendous shape. I wish I could find a 17 like that.

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    With that, a Manitou R7 Super I picked up for $60 bc it was leaking air
    AH! You're the one who out bid me!!!

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    New wheels for my homegrown

    I switched out my xt mavics for this setup of dt swiss 240s hubs, dt double butted spokes 28 hole 517 mavic wheels and specialized dual comp tires. This wheel set was on my Salsa Caballero, but I wanted to race them this year so I switched them up and will use the xt mavic setup on the salsa for all mountain riding this year.

    While at the bike shop yesterday, I checked HG's weight which came up at 22.5 lbs. It looks a little bit odd with the gold ano but they're a nice set up and didn't want to destroy them in some of the rocky conditions I tend to ride near my home.
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    actually, i really like it with the gold rims. nice bike!

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    thanks...My friend just tuned it up for me yesterday. I

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn
    Fastboy143, Curious to see it....Can you post some pictures?
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/desemp...n/photostream/

    I can't seem to link my flickr photos properly and don't have time to figure it out right now. More later.
    I put a piece of inner tube on it first thing, with a clamp to hold it at the top. THere is a nice layer of slick honey under the tube. Dirty right now, but beyond the chain and cassette, keeping my bike clean is a battle I don't have time to fight. Too busy making it dirty.

    I'll try again:
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    Another Tomato on the vine

    I just finished building it up last night. I aquired the frame off Craigslist. The frame was never previously built and lacks any decals or markings other than the "tomato" on the dropouts and the serial # (HS6301) also on the dropout. I figure it is a 96 or 97 based on catalog pics and input from other posters. At any rate, I'm looking to hitting the trails with it.
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    I found this on Craigslist. It was in Minnesota, and a friend that lived near it, happened to be coming to my city soon afterward, so he picked it up and delivered it for free!

    1998 Homegrown Factory XT. Has some pretty decent stuff on it, but the paint has quite a few chips and is missing some decals.



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    The HG that matches my Banger is definitely on the list of HG's, if I ever decide I need one. That or a BB Green one would be cool.

    Nice, Blue.

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    Here's a frame I just got. It's a 98 or 99 Homegrown Factory Suspension TEAM.
    Won't find this in the catalogs...


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    Balls! That is AWESOME! How did you find that? Man, that is fantastic.

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    A guy put it on the Schwinn forum (official Schwinn site) for sale as a whole bike. I couldn't afford the whole thing, so said I would buy the frame if he parted it, which he did.

    Here's what he told me about it:
    "A friend of mine did graphics work for Schwinn in Denver (their team trucks and the like). He was paid in bike and cash. He rode it for a year, then got a new bike. I bought it from him (in Denver). I rode for a couple years, then stopped mtn riding when I moved to Utah. I have seen similar bikes, but never this one. I think it is very unique. That is about all I know about it."

    I love it when a bike's got some history.
    More pictures on Bonus Tomato and the link in my sig.
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    That's a gorgeous frame, and nice history on it. It's also interesting that it's using a Fox shock instead of a Rock Shox.

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    Didn't most of the SweetSpot HG's use the Alps back then? Or maybe that changed when the rear triangles chagned as well, moving to RS in 97-ish?

    Andy, it looks like a 19. Is it a 19? Tell me it's a 19 so I feel better about not finding it first.

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    I thought they moved from Fox to RS roughly the same time they moved from the 1gen Sweetspot to the 2gen.

    I'd bet a donut it's a 19".

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    Bad Mech gets a donut. And hey, my wife works at Dunkin Donuts.

    I was nervous about it's size. He told me it was a "medium", but never gave a measurement. I would've kept it had it been a 17, but I'm very happy it turned out to be a 19.

    The 96 catalog lists the Alps on the Sweet Spots, but 97 and up have a RS.
    It's hard to tell when year this really is. The rear triangle has a 97 serial (none on the main frame), the paint seems to match the Team paint from 98, and the Homegrown sticker on the top tube is the later 00-01 style. Schwinn seemed to be pushing the Toyota Sponsored racing team in 98 and 99. For now I'm calling it a 98.

    I hate to do it, but it's going to have to wait to be built until I finish the 4 Banger.

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    Given the history, I might still have bought it as a 19", but I feel a little better now. My suspicion was that the later style sticker was an addition by someone along the line.

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    Check out this find...

    A neighbor gave me this bike, just had been in storage for years, I am going to clean it up and repost some before and after, Has xtr hubs and xt shifters that are orginal and xt rear derailleur and xt brakes that is not orginal, around 2000ish. I think it is a 96,97 frame?
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    Your neighbor just gave it to you?!? Lucky bastard.

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    I have some 98 xtr and xt drivetrain parts I am going to put on it to make it all orginal as can be, the Bomber is in good condition and the rear shock does feel good but I need to replace the DU bushing, thankfully I got that cool little tool from mtnbiker4life!! Oh and ditch the C'dale saddle and put on a nice little old school titec saddle with schwinn logo
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    OMG, someone GAVE you a HG Factory?!?! I have the wrong neighbors... Nice score!

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    Yeah, kind of a crazy story. I work on a lot of people's bikes at my house and ride several times a week. So my neighbors see me with a lot of bikes going in and out and call me "the neighborhood bike guru". This guy lives a few houses down from me and really his boss gave it to him which in return he passed to me because he likes he C'dale!hehe but doesn't really ride anyway. So, yes it was a super score; and a will be stripped and cleaned and get some serious lovin'. I told him he can ride it anytime but seemed like he just didn't want to keep it. I sure as hell got lucky
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    This is my 99 Schwinn (Yeti) HomeGrown and the new brake adapter i just made tonight.

    original B&S bolt on


    so i grabbed a piece of aluminum i had


    the bracket i made


    welded it up


    final product




    i recently went with a 'few' upgrades, here's the rundown of whats on the bike now:

    -DTSwiss 240s hubs, ZTR 355 wheels.
    -Avid Elixir CR Mag brakes w/85g rotors
    -BBG bashguard
    -Sram X9 shifter to X0 rear derailleur
    -Selle Italia SLR ti rail seat 165g
    -Omni 8.4g seatpost clamp on original Titec post
    -Eggbeater Candy SL with Ti spindles
    -running a 1x9 so only middle gear up front with N-gear Jumpstop to hold the chain on
    -Cycle king titanium 11-32t cassette
    -Ebay titanium skewers
    -random titanium bolts

    the bike is just above 23lbs last time i weighed it.

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    Not really a Tomato on this, but it's kinda related. Anyone seen one of these before? I got this from the 'bay. I thought it was kinda funny. "The Greatest Bike On Earth" Sounds like something Napolean Dynamite would say.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue72beetle
    Not really a Tomato on this, but it's kinda related. Anyone seen one of these before? I got this from the 'bay. I thought it was kinda funny. "The Greatest Bike On Earth" Sounds like something Napolean Dynamite would say.
    Yup, I got one for my 4 Banger equipped friend a while back for Christmas. It's a fun shirt.

    On a related note, I hate Napolean Dynamite.

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    Is that the XL? I bought the L. The seller has been a Schwinn sales rep for 20 years or something like that. He seemed like a nice guy in emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB
    Is that the XL? I bought the L. The seller has been a Schwinn sales rep for 20 years or something like that. He seemed like a nice guy in emails.
    Any chance you know what his eBay username and his real name is?

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    Here is where I got it from.

    http://myworld.ebay.com/2773frankd/

    Yep, sales rep, for GT Schwinn Mongoose. He had a couple Schwinn shirts on there when I got mine. Has nothing on there right now. I'll be keeping an eye on his listings.

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    Although it has it's own thread, might as well add the new ride here. Just finished building it up last night at 11. Final weight is 22.8 pounds.

    As much as I like the second generation Sweetspot, I really love the first gen. My first full suspension bike was a first gen, and it's nice not having to worry about bushings or the pivot squeaking, since its pivot uses standard cartridge bearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim83
    Here is my 01 19" Homegrown, it came in at 19 and some change. I had the exact weight on my computer but the hardrive crashed and I can't find my hanging scale right now.
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    Very nice!I have one of these frames on the way to me now.I hope do the frame justice as you have.I'll post pictures soon.What a great thread,full of beautiful Homegrowns,I can see why you guys love them so much.This will be my first one so I'm an Homegrown virgin,but I can see myself with a stable of them down the road.

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    Here is my 15" 99 Homegrown 4 Banger All Mountain.


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    Here's mine,just got it today.Can't wait to build it,it should be under 20 pounds.
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    Is there anyone out there in need of one of these?The guy was nice enough to send me two and I of course only need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRed
    Is there anyone out there in need of one of these?The guy was nice enough to send me two and I of course only need one.
    Keep it. You might need parts down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Keep it. You might need parts down the road.

    Yeah,I was thinking about that.I might need it for another frame down the road also,I wouldn't mind another 2001 in the 'limited' flavor.

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    That frame looks phenominal. And most definitely keep the ICBM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB
    That frame looks phenominal. And most definitely keep the ICBM.

    Thanks!I have always wanted one and am very happy to have it,it's a wonderful,light frame.I almost didn't buy it because I already had a Ventana El Chiquillo I was going to have built up,but I am glad I did...I don't think I'm going to miss the Ventana!Other than a few small,light scratches that would be easy enough to touch up and the Homegrown sticker on the one side being kind of scrunched up,it's in excellent shape.

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    Great frame. It looks to be in great shape.
    I cant wait to post pics of my new 98 Homegrown Suspension XT (bass Boat Orange). I got it! My cousin has the cash and is taking it back to Denver today. He will ship it later this week and I should have it a week after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducrider45
    Great frame. It looks to be in great shape.
    I cant wait to post pics of my new 98 Homegrown Suspension XT (bass Boat Orange). I got it! My cousin has the cash and is taking it back to Denver today. He will ship it later this week and I should have it a week after that.

    That's great!I can't wait to see it,I am jealous.

    Yeah,my frame is in excellent shape.I should be able to get it down to around 19#'s with the pedals so it will be pretty light.I'm pretty excited about it,if you can't tell.

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    Here it is. Its too bad that it is a 19". It was advertized as a 17".

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    Got it down to 22.0lbs so far...a couple more parts on their way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducrider45
    Here it is. Its too bad that it is a 19". It was advertized as a 17".

    19" eh?Gosh,I believe that would fit me just fine!

    Kidding aside,it looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Ronin
    Got it down to 22.0lbs so far...a couple more parts on their way...
    No front brake?

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    Brakes are for wanks. I rode my Sweetspot for 8 years and never used the front brake. *

    * Because over time I became a fat @$$, too fat for the spring, and using the front brake caused bad stinkbug problems, so I just stuck with the rear, as that is how I ride anyway. Putting the correct spring on the SSpot *greatly* helped this issue.

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    My Homegrown

    I posted these in the Schwinn picture forum also,but they of course belong here.
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    It will work! I put on shorter crank arms, shorter stem(70mm), new cables/ housing, riser bars, grips, standard XTR rear derailleur (removed the reverse rise) and adjusted the seat.



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    That thing is so swank. Love the original chain stay protector.

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    Thanks. As retro as it is, I do plan to upgrade as parts fail. The crank may be first. I still need to service the piviot and fork. But I could take it out for a ride if I wanted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    No front brake?

    No Sir....i get a lot of flak from my buddies that i ride with but they use all front brake and no rear so to me their style is weird, i would have went over my handle bars plenty of times if i used the front brake.

    I do have one, i just removed it since i literally NEVER used it, its another CR Mag just waiting to get put on another build up sooner or later (Ellsworth Truth).


    There are 2 things i can reason to myself for no front brake usage:

    - i grew up on a bmx bike with pedal brake and it took me forever to get used to the idea of a handle bar brake in the first place, so i was totally used to only having a rear brake in any situation.

    - second i could power slide with it as a kid and also now on a XC bike i still do this for the reason of controlling the rear end in which ever direction i want to put it.

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    ...oh and its now down to 21.1lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Ronin
    - second i could power slide with it as a kid and also now on a XC bike i still do this for the reason of controlling the rear end in which ever direction i want to put it.
    This is my issue with no front brake on a XC bike. Sliding a the rear is bad for trails and a no-no for good trail stewardship.

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    but having a front brake or not i cannot ride that way and use it like other people do.

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    I've adjusted my riding style several times over the years, I'm sure you can too.

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    I've had my bike since new. I just got a set of disk wheels and have been debating adding gears and doing a whole renovation, it is my only mtb(I ride mostly road).
    I will never get rid of this bike (I can't, my wife bought it for me for christmas back in 2001, plus I love it)!



    No Tensioner needed...

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    1999 Homegrown Factory frame I just picked up.








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    This picture has been taken over a year ago, so stem, handlebars, etc have changed a bit. Still the original rear+front derailleur, cranks, shiftmech, headset, fork, seatpost, seat...

    Bought it from a friend, who had it eight years.. Plus I got a black Schwinn flag.

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    That is SHARP.

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    i picked up a 98 xtr factory suspension from Craigslist for $300 plus about $40 worth gas/tolls to drive to get it and get back. i really only got it for the frame and since half the parts looked like junk to me i immediately stripped it down. I am at the next stage of stripping off the paint when i get some free time and when i can decide what color scheme i want to go with on it and have all the new parts for it, i am shooting for 19lbs with this one. i got some lighter wheels/tires, lighter fork, shock etc on the way so hopefully i will have it all together in a month or so.

    If anyone needs any specific parts let me know, otherwise i am putting them on an old iron horse for my brothers girlfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Ronin
    I am at the next stage of stripping off the paint...
    Why would you strip the paint?!? Bass Boat was one of the great bicycle paint schemes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Why would you strip the paint?!? Bass Boat was one of the great bicycle paint schemes.
    I agree. the 98 BB Green was very rare as well. You could have sold it to me and made a bunch of cash. and I might have had a trade for you as well.

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    it was already gunked up, the schwinn sticker under the clear coat was gone as well as half the checkered flag if that gives you a rough idea of the shape it was in, there was also spots all over where the clear was seperating, it really wasnt in good shape....and i am not a fan of the green scheme...i am thinking flat black and gold/amber.

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    Cred: Were did you find a USE seatpost in 26.8?
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14
    Cred: Were did you find a USE seatpost in 26.8?

    I got it from here...

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=8257

    They're running low on the 26.8 size,but maybe the 27.0 size will fit?They don't even list the Red 26.8 350mm anymore,even as discontinued which is what I bought.

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    Hmm, I will have to keep my eye out. When I was building mine up a few years ago the only decent post I could find was a thomson.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    If you're looking for a 26.8 seatpost, there are several options still available new:

    Thomson - 0mm or 16mm
    Sette (both alloy and aluminum) - 0mm
    Ritchey Comp - 19mm
    Ritchey Pro - 19mm
    Woodman Carbo - 0mm

    Plus, various high end 26.8 posts pop up on eBay pretty regularly.
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    i keep going with the Titec, i am pretty sure its one of the lightest/strongest ones you can get in 26.8, i got a couple off ebay (new), they were really cheap too, less than $30 shipped
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue72beetle
    1999 Homegrown Factory frame I just picked up.








    Nice! That was the 19" on Ebay that went for $199 right? I was looking at that thinking someone is gonna get a nice HG.

    I have the same exact one! Same size and color. Mine is in a little better shape. I paid the same for mine about 5 years ago.

    Mine is not built up right now though. I might build it up as a 1x9 or single speed, not sure.

    Congrats! Post some photos when you build it up.

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    Yep, got it off ebay. Came with a Schwinn jersey and a pair of sweet XTR deraillers. I've always loved this color combo, and the more I look at it, the more I like the red. Not sure how I'm going to build this up. There's about 3 frames on the back burner right now.
    I was thinking of making this into a ( ) road bike. Some drop bars, skinny wheels and tires, etc.

    I can already hear the hate mail coming, hehe.

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    Yeah, have fun with it. That would cool to cruise around on.

    Nice collection of Tomatoes you have.

    The red is a cool color.

    Good luck!

    Post pics.

    EDIT: I saw your post on Bonus Tomato. Mine has the same Epicenter sticker. No 7005 sticker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by migeorgeco
    I just finished building it up last night. I aquired the frame off Craigslist. The frame was never previously built and lacks any decals or markings other than the "tomato" on the dropouts and the serial # (HS6301) also on the dropout. I figure it is a 96 or 97 based on catalog pics and input from other posters. At any rate, I'm looking to hitting the trails with it.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.ph...1&d=1267863100
    I was looking at all these pictures again, and wanted to say, I love your Homegrown.
    The old Headbadge, the red rims, no decals, it all works well together, the whole thing looks really sharp.
    If you ever sell it, you let me know.

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    Thanks for the kind words, blue72beetle. If I do decide to sell (or trade), you will be the first to know.

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    Finally, the 4 Banger is ready to ride.
    Just finished this up. Took it for a quick ride around the block and this is nice! The only mountain bikes I've ridden is my hardtail Homegrowns and the Sweetspot. This one is much smoother than the sweetspot. For being a 19" frame, it just feels like a bigger bike. It could be because of the riser bars.
    There are some squeaks and rattles to figure out, and the deraillers need some fine tuning, but for the most part, it's done. I've already figured out that the LX shifters suck, and badmechanic was right, so does the seatpost.












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    What's wrong with the LX shifters?

    Nice crankset.

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    The travel it takes on the thumb lever is huge. At least on the left one. They don't feel as crisp as the XT shifters on my hardtail. But, you can't beat $45 for them: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Shifters.aspx

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    Looking good! You will notice the suspension action for a while, coming off a Sweetspot. I did exactly the same thing - rode my SSpot for 9 years before getting the Bangers. They're a bit porky, but I think you'll like the Banger as you ride it more.

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    Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato and Baby Tomato are walking down the street... Baby Tomato starts lagging behind so Papa Tomato goes back, squishes him and says." get on your Homegrown and CATCH UP! "
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    Well the 4 Banger is out of commission right now. Was doing an urban ride through town tonight with my mountain biking group. It was getting late so we all started heading back. Right about then my BRAND NEW chain snapped. I don't carry any spare parts, so they decided it would take too long to fix it. Someone got out a spare tube, and a couple guys took turns using it to tow me back. We had to go all the way across town! These guys really are great people.

    I don't know why the chain broke. I've been having problems adjusting the rear derailleur, I think the cage may be bent, but everything else seemed fine. It looks like each side of the link came off the pin. I don't know if any links were lost.

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    Was it a SRAM chain?

    How did you join the chain together?

    I remember towing one of my friends through DC with him hold onto a tube tied to my Camelbak. Mmm, good times.

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    Shimano LX chain. I've got a chain tool that I used, followed the instructions that came with the chain. Still, I could have done something wrong and not know it.

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    So you used the special replacement pin?

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    I sold the 19" and bought the right size! It is not in as good condition, but it fits! here is the new frame.



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    My 2001(?) Schwinn Homegrown

    Got this off of Craigslist earlier this year. I think the frame is a 2001...
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    More Homegrown pr0n

    Just got this in the mail today, got it off ebay. Pretty strange frame but I like the odd ones. I've never seen one with the short white stripe.
    And I've only seen the Easton badge on 95 frames. (I haven't seen very many 95 frames though) Plus, the Bass Boat Blue is pretty dark,
    not the lighter brighter color usually seen on pre-98 BBB. Also from my best judgement, the 'Homegrown Factory' decal was only applied
    to the left side, I can't find any trace of it on the right. But it just may have been very well removed.
    The only serial I can find is on the inside of the left dropout, HS6485. So I'm not sure what year it is exactly.
















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    You really are a Homegrown vacuum.

    I saw that on eBay as well. It's an interesting frame. It looks like a 1996 to me because of the straight drive side chainstay, lack of downtube gusset, and the offset cable stops.

    The white stripe looks aftermarket to me, especially because of the edges.

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    Honestly, I collect more than I ride. And I need to ride more. Maybe I should start a Homegrown museum someday.

    I never thought about that being an added sticker. I thought it was factory due to it's similarity to the 97's center decal,
    but I can see it's pretty different now:


    That actually makes sense that it would be a 96 now, however BBB wasn't listed as an option in the 96 catalogs.
    But we all know catalogs aren't gospel when it comes to these things.
    Maybe late 95 early 96, with the Easton label.

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    Due to the odd color, I wonder if it was repainted and then re-decaled, or if it was frame to test the new color.

    I like to think of the catalogs as "suggestions".

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    Under certain light it has a sort of greenish-blue tint to it, which reminds me of some Project Undergrounds I've seen.
    I like it. The rest of my HG collection are 98-99 bikes, so I'm branching out,

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    Either way, it's pretty cool.

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    Here are the two I have up and running (I could make a few more from parts, heh)








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    Nice

    I've got that some fork that's on your hardtail. How do you like it?

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    [QUOTE=blue72beetle]Just got this in the mail today, got it off ebay. Pretty strange frame but I like the odd ones. I've never seen one with the short white stripe.
    And I've only seen the Easton badge on 95 frames. (I haven't seen very many 95 frames though) Plus, the Bass Boat Blue is pretty dark,
    not the lighter brighter color usually seen on pre-98 BBB. Also from my best judgement, the 'Homegrown Factory' decal was only applied
    to the left side, I can't find any trace of it on the right. But it just may have been very well removed.
    The only serial I can find is on the inside of the left dropout, HS6485. So I'm not sure what year it is exactly.[QUOTE=blue72beetle]

    Looks a lot like my '94 homegrown full suspension. i would say '95 or even '94.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue72beetle
    Nice

    I've got that some fork that's on your hardtail. How do you like it?
    Thanks! I like it a lot. The Marzocchi forks are much better IMO than anything that was available in the late 90's. The Judy that came with it was a joke. The damping adjustment was ineffective and it became sticky over time.

    The Marzocchi is built like a motorcycle fork (vs like a TOY like early Rock Shox) which means real damping adjustment via knob, oil weight, or oil height. Open bath = smooth travel.

    On the downside, it's not the lightest and service isn't as simple as a Rock Shox.

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    Shomegrown, is your hardtail a '98?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Shomegrown, is your hardtail a '98?
    Yep, I worked at a Schwinn shop back in high school. It was worth 3x my car at the time, LOL.

    Worked at a different shop through college and picked up the 4banger. Looking back at it, I probably didn't net much cash, just fed the habit.

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    nice rides and welcome

    bad mechanic and CTB:

    I'm working on a new build right now: a black homegrown i intend to race next season. i raced my 1998 and did well with it, but i did not want to ruin it. I've made some needed upgrade to the drivetrain on a newer HG frame. I hope to post some new pics in the next few days.

    I have my 1998 bass boat orange frame being stored for now...Very safe indeed (under my bed but wife can't know...she thinks i love that bike or something....

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    Here's some of my riding the 4-Banger at the Scott 24hour National Championships in Canberra Australia last weekend. My team SoCro Racing finished 14th out of 74 teams.
    The banger peformed flawlessly as always!






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    great 4 banger photos

    Nice to see them still out on the courses!

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    New Hardtail Build for 2011

    I just finished building up my black homegrown frame. I transferred many parts from my 98 bb orange 98 and upgraded the drivetrain.

    Very light and nicely balanced. I can't wait to race it next year, but I just had shoulder reconstruction surgery 2 weeks ago from a road bike accident. It was still fun buying new parts and watching my friend put it together.

    I ended first year xc racing and was 1st on the podium in season points in my age group and categroy and I loved every race on my schwinn. I've wanted to race the bb orange since i bought it in 98. It was a different bike on the courses and it got lots of looks (deservingly) throughout the seaso and several notable compliments from much younger riders on newer rigs. It was cool hearing...that's "cool."
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    Nice bike.

    The rear brake cable is too short.

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    could catch

    "Good catch" and agreed...i didn't look closely enough until now. Can be easily changed. thanks
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    quick question: can someone with a higher degree of confidence tell me my owne bb diameter and lentgh?

    1998 homegrown hardtail. i'm selling the original un72 bb and crankset and i don't know how to measure it. 68 x 112.5 is what i think?

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    You want a 113x73.

    The shell is measured from edge to edge. Unless it was faced or milled down for some reason, it's a 73mm.

    By the way, I'm also a big fan of the Avid Mags, and run them on my hardtail as well. Have you heard the story behind why Avid stopped producing them?

    What does it weigh in at?

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    Never heard anything about the avids

    thanks for the info.
    I have two sets of the orange avid ti v brakes (one set in storage got it cheap from a friend) and one lever set that is on the bike. They fit just right on the frame, work very well and are light.

    A week ago, I did one of those light bike gram counter deals and came up with about 20lbs p +/- few grams...i'd say approx 20lbs until i get it on a good scale. It could be slightly more using a good ditigle scale.

    My friend said it feels superlight, but i can't tell really because I can only lift it with my left(nonprimary) arm. The balance of it is really spot on.

    I really have taken interest in the 4 bangers, but I can't afford to buy something right now. I can't wait to race it next year with eth new xo drivetrain.

    I would to like the know the story behind these avids.

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    As you probably know, magnesium is highly flammable, and the machinist has to be extremely careful with the magnesium shavings when working with the material. When Avid was making them, the shavings at a station caught fire and killed the machinist working there. I've heard various reasons for why the fire started. Avid stopped producing after the accident.

    If you don't mind me asking, why still run the older SID up front?

    That's a 17" frame, right? Think you might be interested in an 18" Straight 6?

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    fork

    I never heard the strory before...pretty interesting though.

    i picked the sid sl fork up last year at a great price for racing. It had been rebuilt and works nicely. Despite this season's average racing weight of 180, I never bottomed it out and got it set up just right for my weight and riding style. It looks thin, but served me pretty well so far. I wouldn't mind a 80 mm fox w/ 32 mm sanctions so i can run it a bit plush and take the edge off my body. I run the sid a little stiffer so not much fun to ride outside of races.

    I have another 80mm sid xc, which is a little heavier but very durable and keep it much more plush, on my s works fsr.
    I only raced the s works at mt snow/pats peak and two other northeastern ski mountains b/c of the long and loose climbs. I welcome your thoughts on fork upgrades that work with the hg and v brake compatible. I'm always on ebay, but nothing yet.

    i'm hoping to get my body weight down to about 165 for next season, which should feel different from this year.
    frame is a 17 " I just saw a straight 6 on ebay. nice frames. how do they handle overall compared to today's fs bikes?

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    just realized that the 6 is more a downhill bike. I got it confused with the suspension but looked up the manual on bonustomato. Never much of a downhill type rider more xc.
    are you selling one of yours?

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    Here is my 1997 Factory Team, it was purchased as a frame only and was ordered I believe at least 6 months before released. As you can see equipped with Spin wheels that I had custom painted by a Spin Dealer. Basically running XT components, along with Johnny Tomac Maguar Hydrolic brakes. Just started riding again after about a 10 year abscence. Needless to say I am hooked again, and the bike still performs flawlessly except for the fork it is dead and needs replacing but having a hard time deciding which one to choose.

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    That is a great looking bike. I have a 80mm fox rlt on my Homegrown, a nice white one one look great on your frame, and they are more or less easy to work on and easy to get parts. Older bombers, would be a good choice too.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14
    That is a great looking bike. I have a 80mm fox rlt on my Homegrown, a nice white one one look great on your frame, and they are more or less easy to work on and easy to get parts. Older bombers, would be a good choice too.
    Thanks, yeah I am so out of the loop as far as new technology. I have been looking at the Manitou r7 as a replacement. But looking at pretty much everything that offer brake bosses right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn
    Despite this season's average racing weight of 180, I never bottomed it out and got it set up just right for my weight and riding style...I wouldn't mind a 80 mm fox w/ 32 mm sanctions so i can run it a bit plush and take the edge off my body. I run the sid a little stiffer so not much fun to ride outside of races... I welcome your thoughts on fork upgrades that work with the hg and v brake compatible. I'm always on ebay, but nothing yet.
    A Fox would work well for you, but I'd recommend a F100 instead of the F80. All F100 forks can be limited down to 80mm, but not all F80 forks can be extended to 100mm. It will just give you more options, and the Homegrowns, in my opinion, feel pretty good with 100mm up front. Another option would be the new RS SID with the 32mm stanchions. It's a good fork and soooo much better than the old SID. The added suspension performance with either the Fox or new SID will be very noticeable, and the added steering precision is huge. They're both just much better forks than the old SID.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1998 schwinn
    I just saw a straight 6 on ebay. nice frames. how do they handle overall compared to today's fs bikes?
    They tend to be shorter overall, and while the suspension is very plush, they have a tendency to bob when standing. They're still pretty competitive regarding weight. The second generation Straight 6 was really a trail bike, not a downhill bike. It was a 4 Banger with an extra 1.75" of travel. The original Straight 6 was the downhill bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cemeb4dk
    Needless to say I am hooked again, and the bike still performs flawlessly except for the fork it is dead and needs replacing but having a hard time deciding which one to choose.
    Does the new fork need to be white?

    Does your bike have a kickstand on it?

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    No the fork does not have to be white. I have no color choice.

    And yes at the time of that pic, just as I was getting it together for my first day back on the trails it had a kickstand. But for the past four years it was a bike that pulled my daughters bike trailer, since it was the only bike I had. But hey it was a cool bike to pull a kids trailer with....

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    In that case I think you'd be very happy with a Fox Float, Fox F100, Rock Shox SID (3gen with 32mm stanchions), or the Rock Shox Reba. Any of them will provide much better suspension performance and steering precision. Hmm, deja vu. They're all readily available on eBay for a couple hundred bucks, though you may have to look around for a bit to find some with v-brake bosses. Please remember though, modern suspension forks, though they work much better, require their maintenance.

    I would also recommend you swap the Maguras for good v-brakes. The Maguras are quite heavy, and they had the leverage ratio kind of screwy on those, where you can basically get the same power out of a good set of Vs with compressionless housing.

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    That is a really old frame and while I am not the most expert on these thinks, I would bet that is was designed around a 63mm fork. I am not sure I would go with a 100mm fork, might through the geometry off a bit. I know I have seen lots of posts about this if you feel like putting in some research, and I bet you can find the catalog on line some where and it should tell you what fork it came with.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    cemeb4dk's bike came with a 63mm fork stock.

    1998 schwinn's bike came with a 80mm fork stock.

    Throwing an 80mm fork a 63mm stock bike is fine, and will only decrease the head angle by about 0.5*. All the forks I listed can be adjusted between 80 and 100mm of travel, so he and try and see what he likes.

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    I just contacted Fox no new forks are made with the bosses, so it seems I will be looking for old new stock or a used shock if I go with a Fox.

    I don't want to get to crazy with costs of upgrades, because at some point it just makes sense to buy a new ride. But I am loving loyal to my Homegrown, so we will see how it plays out.

    Thanks for the help and looking forward to chatting with you guys more about Homegrowns and any shock I can find.

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    Baby blue SID gets my vote! Would look sweet on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellsy
    Sorry man, but I have to disagree there. That's the old SID fork. The new 32mm SID fork is the one worth owning.

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    Does the new 32mm one come with a V brake mount?

    I have the 09 SidWC's on my Banger and they're disc only.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fox-Forx-Float-8...item3f041ad677

    Here it is. Offer this guy a 150$ and then you will have plenty of money left over to have push turn it into a brand new fork if you don't like the way it feels. It is a 80mm fork though, so you wouldn't have the option of setting it up 100mm
    I know in 2009 there were some 32mm sids w/ brake bosses.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fox-Forx-Float-8...item3f041ad677

    Here it is. Offer this guy a 150$ and then you will have plenty of money left over to have push turn it into a brand new fork if you don't like the way it feels. It is a 80mm fork though, so you wouldn't have the option of setting it up 100mm
    I know in 2009 there were some 32mm sids w/ brake bosses.
    LOL, I think its funny that he got it to try to mount to a walmart bike.

    Thanks I may send him an offer.

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    Hey guys quick question, I may just start a new thread but asked here. Since I need a new fork, and having been reading about the 29'ers. Plus read on here that people have been making 26" bikes into 69'ers. Would thins be possible with my bike. Obviously a new fork and front wheel would be required. Or am I just reading to much and filling my head with useless knowledge....

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    anyone interested in buying this ?








    i bought it used from someone, set it up and rode it 2 times for about 14 miles combined and realized it was just too large of a frame for me so i gotta part with it. Its in great shape, most original stickers except where you can see i put the other one when i got it, it was missing the other red SCHWINN large sticker. The paint is generally in great shape, just a few very minor scratches in the normal places. It is VERY LIGHT for a 19" frame, its just 3lbs 7oz which includes the seatpost clamp and integrated headset with bearings. Its a 2001 as you can see from the serial number, the last year they made the Factory, which is also great because its got the brackets for rear disc brakes which none of the other years had i believe.

    I would like to get back what i just paid for it, so im asking $250

    https://www.bonustomato.com/web/?q=node/475
    here's some more info on it if anyone is interested shoot me a message, thanks.

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    Here is the final product of my HG full susspenssion SS project.


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    My latest build: 20lb SS





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    Custom paint?
    What's the stroke on the rear shock?
    Why don't you have a front brake?

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    yep i painted it myself, the old green/sparkle was shot when i bought it, it was half cracked off and missing half the decals.

    stroke is 1.25

    i never used the front brake when it was there on any of my bikes so i removed it, we had this convo about my other homegrown i believe. I think you ended up saying its poor for the trails and i know what you meant but regardless of having one there in a picture for someone to see i would still never use it, i keep my rear tire slightly low and it doesnt skid around much to ruin any trails i ride, plus i pay my dues to the local group that maintains our trails. I have been stuck behind people who use their front brake and still drag their rears around hard switchbacks worse than i would. Not using my front brake also does not effect my riding, i am still faster than all but one of the riders i go out with. I think that covers everything

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    You woudn't get much brake jack with that setup either so rear only would be fine
    I use my front as my main stopping brake, and the rear as my control brake. I find I can control the bike with the rear brake a bit better, but cant stop anywhere near as quickly as using the front. Each to their own though

    I like the wheelset, I'm running those Stans on my 4B laced to Pro2's and have found them to be pretty amazing! Light, stiff and no pinch flats or dented rim sidewalls as yet.

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