Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums 1997 Schwinn homegrown Factory full suspension xt

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    Copied this over from my thread on


    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 😆
    You don’t really see these in the uk so the search started on ebay Usa.

    Thanks to a mate from who offered to buy and strip a bike so he could post me a frame from the states. I finally have one. 😆

    this was the bike.

    And the frame before shipping

    These are some of the bits I’ve collected for it,

    So what better to do whilst feeding your 4 week old baby during the night? Do a mock up build!

    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.


    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


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



    Now with more better pictures. Thanks for sharing!


    What is the first “bit” pictured above?  I’m at a loss on that one.  Nice cleanup on the rear T.


    Its an old cog hog takes out the sharp bend in the gear cable just before the rear mech


    Ah, thanks.  It’s like my Avid Rollamajig I have on my Banger.


    Thats it. Helps in all the mud we get over here in the uk


    So I got the rear end polished up which took a lot longer than expected  😆
    I also decide I couldn’t put the horrible brake bosses back on so bought some ti ones.

    I cleaned up the forks and rear shock. Got some 97 sl’s instead of the 96 ones in the mock up. These have total air carts in them.



    [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”4222″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”600″,”width”:”800″}}]]I serviced the rear shock and replaced the O-rings but forgot to take many pic’s.


    I then decided the judy crown needed to be polished to match the rear end.
    So some more wet sanding.


    And after a polish. Need to finish rebuilding these next.


    Finally my Crossmax’s turned up today think these should suit it nicely


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