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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:56 am 
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Just wanted to post the newest member of my growing (but hopefully shrinking soon says the wife) bike family.

After helping my riding partner update his old red Cannondale Beast with some newer components to survive our favorite sloping rock, tree and root infested trails I had an epiphany. If I were to ride my only hardtail, a 1990 Giant ATX 780 at high speeds on anything aside from a gravel road or sidewalk I would most likely become injured in a severe manner quite quickly.

That was the one motivation I needed to begin scouring local bike ads for another (dont tell the wife, #5) bike that would give me half a chance on our favorite trails. After missing out on a few bikes that I had no business bringing on trails (I gots the bike buying itch) I stumbled across this gem.

Now, normally I'm a kona man....its been my dream to own a 2001 Kona Score, however, they are as rare as....well they are pretty rare. Low and behold I see this bike, a 19" (my size) show up in a pic-less ad for $125. After being skunked more than a few times for being the 2nd or 3rd person to reply to an ad I quickly emailed the owner that I would be more than happy to offer more than the asking price if he would forget about any other offers.... Lucky me, he agreed.

Now the bike isnt perfect, the rear rim had a flat spot that I quickly tried to true and....well I destroyed the rim in under 3 minutes with my handy spoke wrench, went from 3 revolutions per gentle spin, to half a spin and a dead stop. The front shifter also only shifts 1 ring, pretty sure it's damaged beyond repair. Luckily I have the parts to make it trail ready!

I don't know how popular these bikes are across the pond...but damn does it look sweet!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:13 pm 
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So of us like them a lot. But they are rare over here.
Shame your photo isn't working


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Should be working now.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:36 pm 
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Like that a lot 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:35 pm 
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It's good! Isn't it stupidly light, like a 2.7 pound frame? Or something daft like that?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:12 pm 
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This is the comp frame so its 3.4 rather than 2.9. But still plenty light and it looks gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:30 pm 
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I have the same bike. It had been in storage until this July. Barely ridden and only a few storage nicks. Sweet ride.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:40 am 
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I always loved the bass boat paint on the Schwinn's


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:48 am 
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slope wrote:
I always loved the bass boat paint on the Schwinn's


The bassboat paint with clear coat is certainly more durable than the 2000/2001 anodized finish. Schwinn claimed a half pound weight reduction with the anodized.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:24 am 
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:o :o 8) 8) 8) 8) , " Yummy" , I'm really impressed by the way this Home Grown looks as i was always a fan of the 96 model but couldn't afford one but now i'm left feeling rather jealous to say the least :shock: ..


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