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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:39 pm 
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Very quick chucking together of a few parts just to get the feel for my new project. It's an early Schwinn FS built by Control Tech.
I have been rounding up parts for it for a few weeks, mostly Ritchey WRC finishing kit. The frame will be off for paint, just as soon as I can.

Cheers,

al.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:49 pm 
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oh Christ.. I thought you only did far out weird and obscure

I've one of those :shock:

Admittedly its a couple of years newer still the same sweet spot technology by John Costellano




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:57 pm 
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I build what makes me happy...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:00 pm 
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Hopefully colour match the levers.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:02 pm 
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al wrote:
I build what makes me happy...

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And thats the best answer / reason to do anything, looking forward to seeing what you do with yours :lol:

I rolled mine in Glitter viewtopic.php?f=6&t=314524


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:08 pm 
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al wrote:
. The frame will be off for paint, just as soon as I can.

Cheers,

al.



Bizarrely for a less popular brand Velocals do the decals for Schwinn Homegrowns

https://velocals.com/schwinn-homegrown- ... decal-set/

https://velocals.com/schwinn-aluminum-a ... al-chrome/


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:35 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
al wrote:
I build what makes me happy...

al.



And thats the best answer / reason to do anything, looking forward to seeing what you do with yours :lol:

I rolled mine in Glitter viewtopic.php?f=6&t=314524


And if mine turns out half as nice as yours, I'd be chuffed to bits.

I really like the idea of a polished rear, but don't have the patience.

al.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:31 am 
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Love the look of these! I think the black rear triangle looks great on black rims/tires. Maybe a blackish fork might do it more justice (depending on the upcoming frame color)?

Retro Spud wrote:
al wrote:
I build what makes me happy...

al.



And thats the best answer / reason to do anything, looking forward to seeing what you do with yours :lol:

I rolled mine in Glitter viewtopic.php?f=6&t=314524


I've totally missed that Retro Spud's awesome bass boat blue version 8) I have a Schwinn Straight 6 project with that exact bass boat blue color scheme, polished rear triangle, and even the main scheme on the decals is the same. This must be a -97 model? Was the blue only available then?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:59 pm 
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Dami wrote:
I've totally missed that Retro Spud's awesome bass boat blue version 8) I have a Schwinn Straight 6 project with that exact bass boat blue color scheme, polished rear triangle, and even the main scheme on the decals is the same. This must be a -97 model? Was the blue only available then?




I’ve got the 97 catalogue and in it is Bassboat blue but with a V brake only arse end - however mines got the disc tabs which came out in 98 but that year they stopped doing Bassboat blue so it’s either a cross over fusion or a warranty replacement back end - who knows

Al’s is from the first year of production and the original incarnation of the sweet spot technology


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:34 pm 
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Schwinn's Bassboat colors on the Homegrown series is some of my favorite ever thrown at a frame. The depth of the red they used with all that flake simply shines!


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