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    Snagged a Schwinn Homegrown for free

    So long story short just picked this up today. I believe it is a 95 but I am unable to find the Serial number on it. It's pretty well used but still rides like a dream.
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    Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier | Bonus Tomato

    I thought it was around a 98 but cold be older.

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    Well the reason I am leaning towards it being a 95, is the lower chainstays, where they meet the BB and the lack of Hayes disc mount. Here is another 95 (different paint job) https://www.flickr.com/photos/438829...7624622600032/

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    You could be right I was taking a guess but none the less really good looking bike.

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    Thanks, I need to tear it down and restore it fromThe ground up. It's a fun ride fore sure.

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    Wow, that's a heck of a bike for free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB View Post
    Wow, that's a heck of a bike for free!
    yeah, I live just North of topeka in Kansas and they have a group called cycle project. It's a non profit organization that has a free bike shop you can come volunteer your time at. After a certain number of hours you can get a bike. I saw this sitting there with no back tire or tube, no seat post or seat or see eat clamp and a broken rear derailleur. So I rebuilt the missing peices f rom what they had there and now it is my main ride. Though I plan on upgrading some components.

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    I love the ride of those old homegrowns. Good pick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I love the ride of those old homegrowns. Good pick!
    Yeah I love this thing too, I had almost forgotten how much Geometry has changed over the years. This bike even though it's the same size bike as My trek, it is so much shorter front to back, giving me a lot more control over the bike. I am seriously half tempted to to start swapping the parts out from my Trek to use on the Homegrown. I need to definitely need to replace the front shock it is very worn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbdeman View Post
    Yeah I love this thing too, I had almost forgotten how much Geometry has changed over the years. This bike even though it's the same size bike as My trek, it is so much shorter front to back, giving me a lot more control over the bike. I am seriously half tempted to to start swapping the parts out from my Trek to use on the Homegrown. I need to definitely need to replace the front shock it is very worn out.
    You could find a 3 lbs Sid for almost nothing. It'll flex if you use disc brakes on it though. I would love to find a homegrown locally. I have a hard time paying so much on eBay for a frame that's 20 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    You could find a 3 lbs Sid for almost nothing. It'll flex if you use disc brakes on it though. I would love to find a homegrown locally. I have a hard time paying so much on eBay for a frame that's 20 years old.
    I aggree. I got extremely lucky with this. I really like my other bikes but. Tbh this one has nostalgia, it's from the time frame I started riding. But yeah I couldn't afford to actually buy the bike at eBay prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbdeman View Post
    I aggree. I got extremely lucky with this. I really like my other bikes but. Tbh this one has nostalgia, it's from the time frame I started riding. But yeah I couldn't afford to actually buy the bike at eBay prices.
    I started seriously riding in 08 so the frame doesn't have nostalgia for me. The bike that I rode was a friend's and I just loved it. Extremely agile bike and I can't justify the ebay price because a 20 year old frame may last a lifetime or one ride.

    I should probably keep looking and one will eventually show up at the right price.

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    You have a great ride. Enjoy it and give us some updates. I won't be surprised if you remove parts from your newer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    You have a great ride. Enjoy it and give us some updates. I won't be surprised if you remove parts from your newer
    I will for sure, and I think I am going to do that, steal the parts from the trek that need replacing, off the Schwinn. Also want to Try 1 X 9 drive train.

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    I really like the 1x9 drivetrain. I'm running a 32/34 and I can climb anything in my area, which includes North Carolina. I'm a climber though. A 36 gear would be great on the incredibly long and steep hills.

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