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    JayWest70s
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    Hello there everybody. Recently on Ebay, a prototype BMX racing frame was sold that has several features common to the 2000/2001 Homegrown, including the Ram Air seatstay yoke, the ICBM headset, and the downtube gusset design. The seller stated that the frame was one of three proto-type frames that were made just prior to Schwinn going to Pacific/Dorel. So I’m curious if anyone out there, perhaps somebody that worked at Schwinn, might know anything about these BMX prototype frames. These frames carry over design features from the previous BMX line, the Pro Stock and Pro Modified lines, which came to an end in 2001, but specific similarities with the 2000/2001 Homegrown’s. So I wonder if these prototype BMX frames were built at Schwinn Colorado, YETI or ControlTech? Any input would be great. Cheers!

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    chuckha62
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    Interesting that they claim it to be a prototype. A good friend of mine used to work for and then owned a bike shop which sold Schwinns when they were building these and the Homegrowns. He also raced BMX and was sponsored by Schwinn and rode this same BMX bike. He described the yoke to a T and says that it made the rear triangle very stiff and was according to him, the fastest accelerating bike he had ever ridden. He used to road race in college at UCSB, so he wasn’t new to bikes by any means.

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    N2RNR
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    nice.. Wondering about the offical Switch period too..When did the 20/24″ BMXer’s become Pacific bikes? any quality issues?

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