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    New question here. Help with a Homegrown

    I bought a homegrown frame a while back and I would like some more information on it. The guy I bought it off of said it was a 1992 frame. I understand that some of the homegrown frames were built by Yeti (closed down in Colorado?) The frame is this really neat shimery red (like a tomato) with small letters "homegrown" and a little tomato on the top tube. It has V brakes only. How can you tell which frames were built by Yeti? I would like some history on these because I will be selling the frame soon and I want to be as honest as I can with the buyers.

    Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2big2ride
    I bought a homegrown frame a while back and I would like some more information on it. The guy I bought it off of said it was a 1992 frame. I understand that some of the homegrown frames were built by Yeti (closed down in Colorado?) The frame is this really neat shimery red (like a tomato) with small letters "homegrown" and a little tomato on the top tube. It has V brakes only. How can you tell which frames were built by Yeti? I would like some history on these because I will be selling the frame soon and I want to be as honest as I can with the buyers.

    Thanks for the help
    1. I'm no expert on Schwinn's, but I like to think that I "know" some things. I may not know anything, or know everything incorrectly.

    2. I seem to remember that homegrown's started popping up around '94/95ish, and that those early models had model names like "S nine five," denoting the model year? (I'm prolly entirely wrong!)

    3. Some homegrown's were built at yeti - I associate the super purty bass boat paint jobs with those hg's, and I also associate them with about 98/99 model years.

    4. at that time (98/99) there were other hg's being made at anodizing inc. a bit cheaper, paint not quite as sparkly (methinks), and still nice bikes. I have a fine example of one of these bikes.

    5. the last red hg i remember was circa 2000, or so, and your description makes me think of that bike.

    Hope that helps a little. Again, I may know a little, or nothing at all.

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    does it have checkered flag decals?
    yeti made the factory homegrown frames and they were only in bassboat blue and red as i recall. i think in later years they relesed the bassboat red frame in the non-factory version. you can also look at the seatstay yoke...does it have rounded edges (factory) or square-cut edges (std)? i have a factory homegrown frame and my wife has a straight homegrown frame and, side by side it is easy to tell the difference in quality of welds and such. you have any pics...that would help?

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