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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:49 am 
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So I'd been looking for one of these frames for years. I used to have a carbon one I ordered from the usa whilst at uni with my student loan :lol:
You don't really see these in the uk so the search started on ebay Usa.

Thanks to a mate from http://bonustomato.com/ who offered to buy and strip a bike so he could post me a frame from the states. I finally have one. :lol:

this was the bike.

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And the frame before shipping

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These are some of the bits I've collected for it,
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So what better to do whilst feeding your 4 week old baby during the night? Do a mock up build!

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Ive gone for mostly m950 xtr parts with raceface next lp cranks.
Part that haven't arrived yet are crossmax wheels and 97 judy sl's with air carts.
I'm also considering a different stem and bar.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:00 am 
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So after the mock up build I did the other night on the sweet spot I decided I needed to strip it back down and clean everything. Wet flatted the back end down ready to polish. This is it before

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And after sanding with 180, 320, 600, 1200, 2000 and a scotch pad for the welds.
Should be mirror polished tomorrow

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:57 am 
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OMG I bought one of these off Ebay 9 months ago and thought I'd found something quite rare (for these shores anyway)
and its sitting in the garage for when funds become available and I've finished my primary build.

I wasn't in the market place for another frame but I just like the look of it and the rest is history, Mines a 97 version with disc mounts which I think is rare

Will keep in touch and defo be watching this build with interest


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Thats lovely. Looks like a 21"
The front is '97 colours but the rear may be newer as none of the 97's had disc mounts as far as I know. You can tell from the rear dropout frame number. Should start with the year.
Oh and more photos please :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:43 am 
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That's looking nice. 8)

Black Control tech bars n' stem then?




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:33 am 
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onza100 wrote:
Thats lovely. Looks like a 21"
The front is '97 colours but the rear may be newer as none of the 97's had disc mounts as far as I know. You can tell from the rear dropout frame number. Should start with the year.
Oh and more photos please :lol:



Having searched this site for info in the past I drew a blank on FS Homegrown, found alot of crap out there on other sites about Yeti building them that upset a lot of people due to its in accuracy.

I gather from your collection that you've a soft spot for Schwinn

Would love to share a few more pictures of mine but didn't want to highjack your thread,


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:49 pm 
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al wrote:
That's looking nice. 8)

Black Control tech bars n' stem then?

al. :wink:


Thanks. I'd like a black control tech stem if I could find one that was 100-110mm.
I must say I'm tempted to put my azonic riser bar on it, I like the width and feel.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Having searched this site for info in the past I drew a blank on FS Homegrown, found alot of crap out there on other sites about Yeti building them that upset a lot of people due to its in accuracy.

I gather from your collection that you've a soft spot for Schwinn

Would love to share a few more pictures of mine but didn't want to highjack your thread,


Carry on it would be nice to see them.
I haven't got a bass boat blue frame like yours (yet :lol: ) and love the colour.
If you didn't know it was made by control tech.

I do seem to be collecting them, the bigest problem is finding frames only as the shipping from the states is lots for a whole bike.
Just bought this one

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:23 pm 
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Since you asked

Here's a few more of mine, which I think is a Homegrown Factory TEAM Bassboat FS, but I'm sure someone will Flame my ignorance

And yes its a 21' you've a good eye


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Thats lovely. It will be this one from 1997

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Although the rear end is a 1998 one with a disc mount so you are lucky with that.


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