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    My reborn Homegrown, let me know what you think.

    Hello all, I don't know most(any) of you guys but I was so pleased with how my bike turned out that I had to share it with some like minded people. I did the painting myself and had a sign and graffics place in town make the stickers for me. I think the old school Schwinn font looks pretty cool. I need to get new grips and a new seat to make it all blend a little better. I also think I'll paint the fork black to finish it off. Took it out for its second ride today and even though I felt awful I knew I looked awesome.
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    i think its awesome.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    **** yes.

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    Sick, just sick---especially the chain/seatstays in black. Rims to match?

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    Nice look!
    Eno hubs?

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    Yes, excellent. Homegrowns are awesome, and single speed Homegrowns all the more (I have two myself). It's good to see people still riding them and appreciating them. I like the old school "Schwinn" on the down tube.

    How much travel does your fork have?

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    Nice job! It's pretty rewarding breathing life back into an older bike - I think spending very little to convert an older bike to SS is half the fun. Plus, now you've got a one-of-a-kind ride. Nice RF cranks too! Story on the head badge?
    Enjoy!

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    Hey guys. Call me a young crazy whipper-snapper, but what in particular are the Schwinn Homegrowns famous for? I see them going for top $ on Ebay.
    I presume it was a top of the line, made in America model, right?

    OP- Love what you did with it. Color and decals looks great!
    Raised in a Chicken-Coop by Chickens

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    Yes eno hub in the rear. The fork has 80mm of travel. The head badge does have a story. We did the High Cascades 24 hours of Bend as a five person team and our name was the "Chaffing Chodes" and one of my team mates made shirts for everybody with that as our emblem. We stole it from a chamois cream called "Taint Paint" that I don't think they make anymore. We thought the little dude with lighting attacking his chode was humorous and we plan on making the race an annual event so I fully commited by putting it on my bike. Plus I didn't like the old head tube badge. Way back in 1994 when I was failing in college I wasted my time by drooling over the newly released Homegrown line. They were U.S. made top of the line. They were light and rode exceptionaly well and they only lasted until 2001 I believe. The top of the line factory model were made by Yeti in Durango but those are rare, although you wouldn't know it with most every person selling a Homegrown falsely claiming it was Yeti made. But even the not Colorado made ones like my own are pretty sweet and still U.S. made. Plus I have a soft spot for Schwinns so when they finally made a sweet mountain bike I was in love.

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    love the blue
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Very nice.
    But I'd suggest you put chainring bolts in the granny ring threads.
    Last edited by CB2; 10-20-2011 at 04:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvsmij View Post
    The fork has 80mm of travel.
    I can tell you from personal experience that Homegrown works very well with a 100mm fork.

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    Nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    I can tell you from personal experience that Homegrown works very well with a 100mm fork.
    I had a 100mm R7 on it did work well but it died. I like the Magura fork alot but 80mm was the only one that worked with v brakes.

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    Holy ****. That thing is damn sexy.
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    awesome work!

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    Toothpaste color deserve their own thread.

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