Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums Bass Boat Gold 4 Banger

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  • #1167
    cleong
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    Just completed the build on my 4 Banger:

    1999 19 inch frame in Bass Boat Gold with SID rear shock
    Mavic Crossmax ST wheels (20mm front axle/QR rear)
    Kenda Nevegal 2.10 UST front and rear tires and Stans tubeless sealant
    Marzocchi Shiver SC fork, approximately 125mm travel
    Chris King red anodized headset
    Kore Elite 90mm stem
    Easton Monkey Lite DH handlebars (711mm)
    ODI Lock-On SDG grips
    Shimano M952 drivetrain (shifters, BB, cranks, front and rear derailleurs and 11-34 M953 cassette)
    SRAM PC-991 chain
    Easton Flatboy pedals
    Shimano M755 4 pot disc brakes (A2Z rear adapter) 203mm front and 180mm rear RT75 discs
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    SDG Aliso saddle

    The pictures really need to be taken out in the sun where it really shows off the glitter in the paint, but this will have to do for now:

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    Drip-irrigation tubes were cut to length and sliced as sleeves to protect the frame
    from the abrasive surface of the stainless steel brake hoses.

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    ODI lock-on SDG grips, Shimano M952 shifters, M755 brake levers and Easton Monkeylite DH handlebars.

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    2002 Marzocchi Shiver SC, Shimano M755 4 piston brakes and NOS 203mm RT75DH rotors

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    A2Z parallel mount to IS adapter. It will eventually be painted chrome or black.

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    Thanks for watching! A ride report shall come soon.

    #3725
    john
    Keymaster

    I’m intrigued. Tell us more.

    EDIT: For some reason, nothing was showing up originally. I love this bike and am really glad you posted it.

    #3726
    livernose
    Participant

    Very nice clean bike.

    #3727
    cleong
    Participant

    Updating this with some pictures taken on a fine spring afternoon:

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    #3739
    chas60422
    Participant

    Any idea on weight. I have a 99 bass boat gold homegrown but with some heavy parts. My bike weighs in around 32 lbs. Thinking about upgrading the drivetrain to something lighter. Its a great bike that I took on many adventures.

    #3740
    cleong
    Participant

    This is my 2001 16″ Straight 6 that weighs in at 31lbs:

    The specs are:

    Rock Shox Recon 351
    Chris King NoThreadSet headset
    Interloc stem
    Kona DH handlebar with Yeti grips
    Shimano M952 XTR shifters and derailleurs with XT cassette
    Shimano M755 XT 4 pot brakes
    Raceface Turbine ISIS cranks and SKF 600 bottom bracket
    Cook Bros Eggbeaters
    Mavic Crossroc UST Disc
    Kenda Nevegal UST 2.3
    Thomson Elite 26.8 seatpost
    SDG Ventura Comp Ti saddle

    The bits on my Homegrown that are likely heavier than the Straight 6 are my brake adapters (running 203mm on the front with the step up adapter), chromoly saddle rails, everything else is probably of a comparable weight or lighter.

    #3755
    cleong
    Participant

    I finally managed to get my 1999 weighed – it came it at an unexpected 31.5lbs which, for all the lightweight parts I selected for it, is pretty disappointing!

    #3757
    chas60422
    Participant

    Amazing how the final weight is what it is. Suspect a lot of the weight is in the drivetrain and front fork. Your build still looks sweet. Also amazing how fresh the ’99 4-banger looks even in 2014. Wouldn’t it be great if Schwinn made a carbon front triangle frame with a new Fox shox with CTD. That bike would be sweet if it existed.

    #3758
    cleong
    Participant

    Yes, the front fork is pretty heavy, its probably 1 pound heavier than the Recon 351 on the other bike. I’m not too sure how I could make the drivetrain lighter – perhaps going to a Chris King/ZTR wheelset and lighter tires might reap another half pound savings. The 31.5 weigh-in was also made with an Easton CT2 carbon seatpost and a SDG Ventura Comp Ti saddle both which were lighter than the Thomson Elite/SDG Aliso Cr-Mo combo.

    I could probably do a mix-match of parts from both bikes to achieve the lightest weight possible, but the Straight 6 will eventually get my other Shiver SC fork I got for it when I locate a decent 20mm wheelset.

    #3760
    chas60422
    Participant

    MAybe switching to a 2×10 would also help. I also know that Kenda makes different versions of the same tire. I use knevegals on my current ride but choose the non-tubeless version weighing in at 688 gms per tire. Haven’t had a flat yet with the stan’s notube system.

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