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Photo  #1is my wall hanger

Photo#2 is my rider.

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The wall hanger and rider are built very similar except for the drive trains. Photo #1 has NOS XTR 3 X 9 and blue front and rear Machine Tech  hubs on Mavic 717s. Photo #2 has modern XT 2 X 10 running a Machine Tech blue front hub and an XTR rear hub on Mavic 517s. Both have Avid Ultimate brakes, Thomson post and stem, Rockshox SID with remote lockout, and Stinger saddles and bags. The PU is my favorite hard tail rider.

Jeff

94 Underground aluminum cracked frame

2- 97 Project Underground thermoset

97- Homegrown Factory

99- Homegrown Pro

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So pretty. How would you compare the ride between the P/U and your regular Homegrowns?
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The only comparison difference would be the PU feels smoother, quieter, and lighter although I've never weighed the two. The PU also has a more modern drivetrain that shifts better. I've also changed the PU fork to a Fox RLC 100, which is a little beefier than the SID on the HG. I just like the feel of the PU.

Jeff

94 Underground aluminum cracked frame

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99- Homegrown Pro

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Cool. Interesting to get your perspective on the ride versus the test data and design of the frame. Wish I was a little taller and could justify one to ride but the garage is full anyway...
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tomatoadmin wrote:

Cool. Interesting to get your perspective on the ride versus the test data and design of the frame. Wish I was a little taller and could justify one to ride but the garage is full anyway...

 

I know all about a full garage. Do you have a link to the  test data you referenced? I would be interested in reading it.

Jeff

94 Underground aluminum cracked frame

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97- Homegrown Factory

99- Homegrown Pro

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Whoops, it was Homegrown-related data. I mis-remembered. I will post it to the new site or can email it to you if you want. Sorry for the confusion.
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You have a new site? Will this one be shut down?

 

Jeff

94 Underground aluminum cracked frame

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97- Homegrown Factory

99- Homegrown Pro

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No, I'm just building from scratch to solve some lingering issues. When it's ready I'll swap it in the same place.
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Nice Bikes!!  Too bad for me they only ever came in 19" size.  sad

Were you aware that you can reverse the side the noodle attaches to on those Avid Black Ops brakes?  I did that on mine and it cleans up the cable routing to the rear brake.

My celeste green Michelins WildGrip'rs dry-rotted years ago. LOL  I remember lots of flats on them too (I think the skinwall sides were too flimsy).

Thanks for the story and pics to get me through my lunch-break.  Back to work.

1996 Homegrown Factory XTR Hardtail 17"  Black w/Red Darts

1996 Homegrown Factory Hardtail 19" Bass Boat Blue

1998 Homegrown Hardtail 17"

1999 Rocket 88 Stage 2 17"

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Not sure about the brake switch, but the noodle is  more than a 90 degree bend, I  don't remember how  much more. If  you have a photo of your rear noodle set up to look at, please post.

 

 

Jeff

94 Underground aluminum cracked frame

2- 97 Project Underground thermoset

97- Homegrown Factory

99- Homegrown Pro

01- Homegrown Factory Limited