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 Post subject: 96 Schwinn Homegrown
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:18 am 
BoTY Winner
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It probably wont ever win BOTM, but I always had a special place in my heart for Homegrowns, having raced one for two seasons.

No big story here, found this frame frozen beneath a gutter in a friend's back yard and paid him $5 for it. A sandblast here, a derailleur hanger there, and I've got a new project. Paint is a rattlecan job, not my finest work, but it'll do. Parts spec is a corcopia of retro stuff I had laying around in the garage. The 1996 Schwinn Homegrown:

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Some parts spec highlight:

Decals are from a BMX Cruiser
Judy XC painted to match w/ new speed springs
XT Front and rear mech, M730 shifter/brake combo and brakes
LX hubs on Ritchey Rock Rims w/ NOS green Michelins
Ringle stem w/ Answer Hyperlite bar
DX Cranks with Onza Buzzsaw middle chainring


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:12 am 
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looks great! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:32 am 
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you know how to do the biz!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:35 am 
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Sweet bike, especially seeing where it's coming back from.


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 Post subject: Re: 96 Schwinn Homegrown
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:16 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
Paint is a rattlecan job, not my finest work, but it'll do.


Looks pretty damn good to me! Love the colour matched Judys - you have got the midas touch!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:48 pm 
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^^^ Agreed! Looks great.
Three cheers for saving it...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:51 pm 
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What a great Rattle Can Job!!! Looks awesome mate, nice colour matching goin on too.. Bravo! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:01 pm 
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That's the sort of bike I'd vote for! Love it! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:29 pm 
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Love it mate! Any waif's and stray's would be lucky to end up at yours! :lol:


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