Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums My completed Project Underground aluminum

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  • #1083
    livernose
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    Just finished this rebuild. 94 Project Underground aluminum. NOS mavic 517 rims with original Nuke Proof hubs, NOS XT V-brakes and 9 speed shifters/brake levers, NOS Control Tech seat post, stem and bars. original rear and front XT derailleur and XT crankset. Rebuilt SID fork, cool Homegrown embroidered seat. I love these bikes

    #3637
    Anatoli
    Participant

    It looks like I got almost the same one. *smile*

    #3639
    Anatoli
    Participant

    Actually, I did not know about these bikes too. It looked like piece of … when I got it. It just seemed kind of suspicious to me and I took it from pile of trashed bikes. I was surprised by it’s weight, but had no idea what it is… and then in a few days found your images through Google.
    Jeff, what kind of paint did you use for touch up? It has a couple of rock chips and I would like to fix them.

    #3640
    livernose
    Member

    I use nail polish to touch up bike frames. I actually have 1 rock chip on the frame pictured and haven’t matched the paint yet. These frames were powder coated so the finish is tough. Last frame I had I took to a place called Ulta, that my daughter goes to for make up and nail polish. Carried the frame right in and matched the color. You may have to try a few different shades to get the exact match because the dried color looks a little different than the color in the bottle. I’ve been busy lately so I don’t plan on doing any paint matching for a few months, but when I do, I will let you know the exact brand and color. I will use the cracked frame for a match.

    #3641
    livernose
    Member

    BTW, You made a terrific find when you rescued that bike from the trash heap.

    #3638
    livernose
    Member

    Your frame and decals look to be in great shape. I have 3 of these. The one pictured, another that I use as a hybrid, and a cracked frame that I can’t bare to get rid of. They are so lightweight and climb like goats. No mountains in FL where I am, but the closet I come are little “goat” trails in rock quarries around Ocala, FL. Very hard to find and not many people that realize what they are.

    #3657
    Shackleford
    Member

    technically speaking, it’s a Project Colorado

    #3658
    livernose
    Member

    You still got that frame in the above picture?

    #3659
    Shackleford
    Member

    yes

    #3660
    livernose
    Member

    I don’t suppose you are interested in selling it are you?

    #3661
    Shackleford
    Member
    #3662
    livernose
    Member

    That’s what I figured. If I had that I would never sell, I’d display it next to my 87 Paramount on the family room wall.

    #3663
    Shackleford
    Member

    She was bought brand new

    She’s absolutely perfect

    Not a scratch, not a mark – she’s flawless

    How many members can make those statements regarding this priceless piece of history?

    My dick still gets hard when I take her out of her box………………………….

    #3692
    Anatoli
    Participant

    I need your opinion…decided to sell mine. What you think is a right price for this bike?
    Appreciate your input.

    #3693
    Shackleford
    Member

    Damn, that’s tough one

    I’ve had my frame (Project Colorado) posted to see what offers I might get

    Funny thing, I haven’t got one…………….

    What I have gotten is a lot of social media losers (Buddy Book or Face Page of whatever the fuck it’s called) bagging on me, or so I’ve been told by my local bike mechanic who frequents that retarded “be my friend” bullshit

    As for your ride, she’s a rare bird and looks to be in pristine condition

    Personally, I would hold out for whatever number is floating in your head

    Why?

    Because that’s how it should be when you own a irreplaceable piece of mountain biking history

    There are fools out there that talk shit – “the economy is to blame”

    You know what – FUCK THEM

    I don’t buy that economy shit for a minute, you know why?

    Turn your T.V. on and tune into 1 of 2 programs – Barrett Jackson Auction or Mecum Auction

    The bidding floor is packed with dudes tossing $100,000 (CASH) at a car that will sit in a garage for the rest off it’s life

    The economy is in a bad way, yeah right – whatever

    I blame this low ball trend bullshit on shows like American Pickers (two fucking scumbag scammers) who make it a practice fucking people out off their collectibles

    Everybody thinks they are the next “American Picker”

    Anyway………….

    What’s your bike worth?

    Whatever you feel it’s worth – and not a penny less

    Remember one thing, you own a ultra rare piece of history and that in itself is priceless

    – Mike

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