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    Ruffway25
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    Have a leaky Original front Judy Shock. Wondering if its worth rebuilding. Dealer just told me to upgrade to a newer more modern shock and get rid of the original front disc. If anyone out there knows a link on how to rebuild it myself or a link to someone who rebuilds them please let me know. I do want to get rid of the front disc and go with XT brakes up front. Rear is XTR. The Judy has some scratches and the stickers are coming off. I would like to know if its worth rebuilding. Also if anyone has a link to where I can find SCHWINN stickers for the frames downtube due to them peeling off.

    Have a leaky Original front Judy Shock. Wondering if its worth rebuilding. Dealer just told me to upgrade to a newer more modern shock and get rid of the original front disc. If anyone out there knows a link on how to rebuild it myself or a link to someone who rebuilds them please let me know. I do want to get rid of the front disc and go with XT brakes up front. Rear is XTR. The Judy has some scratches and the stickers are coming off. I would like to know if its worth rebuilding. Also if anyone has a link to where I can find SCHWINN stickers for the frames downtube due to them peeling off. If not maybee I can get a sticker shop to make some up for both sides. I contacted schwinn directly and all their new stuff is painted on in China. Thanx

    #2305
    blue72beetle
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    Down tube “Schwinn” stickers should be available, might just have to keep you eyes open and be patient on ebay. I’ve seen other people replace those. This guy did, might want to ask him:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270434446460&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    I wish I had some of the diamond “Homegrown” stickers, but I think they are unavailable. A piece of mine came off, they seem very fragile. I’m going to try to get a local graphics place to make some. Maybe see if they can do the checkered racing flags too.

    #2307
    ziggyMSU
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    If you have the blue and silver frame of a 98 factory, I have the sets. I think I may have a few. Can you post pics of your bike that way I can make sure? The 98’s are different than the 97’s….I am looking for 97’s. Wish I could find them.

    -Bill

    #2311
    Ruffway25
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    I’ll get you the pics tomorrow. I would love to upgrade the shock,, but right now I have low funds,,thus this would be a great option to get me by untill I get something better. Thanx

    #2316
    Ruffway25
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    I think im just going to upgrade to a Tora. I could get one for like 170$

    #2375
    Gassy Garry
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    Ruffway25, I have the same bike & need the pin(?) that holds the brake pads/shoes in place. Do you still have it? If so would you be willing to sell it or the whole disc brake set?

    #2377
    JohnnyQPublic
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    Did you replace your fork yet?
    If you want to have it rebuilt you may want to check out http://www.hippiesuspension.com/hippietechsuspension/id1.html.
    I thought about going that way but decided to replace the leaker on my HG with a new one.

    #2390
    Elan
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    Just go to ebay there is always at least a few stickers for sale. I am sure if they don’t have what you want up for bid or buy it now you can request it with them. just type in ” schwinn homegrown” hears a link

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-Schwinn-Homegrown-stickers-Lot-of-25-mixed_W0QQitemZ290365875848QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMountain_Bikes?hash=item439b27a688

    #2444
    Alex-7
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    Don’t skimp on suspension forks! These nice light bikes deserve nice light forks forks!

     

    Buy used if you have to. I just redid a ’96 Homegrown as a christmas present for my girlfriend and Ebay’d an ’06 Fox F80 for $200 shipped!

     

    A used $600 fork is better than a new $170 fork anyday in my opinion.

    #2451
    WisconsinJay
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    Greetings, long time lurker – first time registered poster

     

    Currently have 1 built 1997 Homegrown Killer Tomato Red, decked out with an XTR/XT mix & orginal fork (slowly dying) and a 1998 21" bassboat red frame still in bubble wrap with an XT crank, Thompson Seatpost & Chris king Headset.

     

     

    Regarding the Stickers — I have a couple of sets of the diamond stickers from the 1998/1999 frame sets amongst a bunch of other homegrown stickers, schwinn downtube stickers & some Yeti downtube stickers..

     

     

    #2454
    blue72beetle
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    If you ever decide to sell the stickers, you’ll have a line of people interested, including myself.

     

    #2456
    WisconsinJay
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    I will attempt to get the sticker sets photographed & uploaded to place on here..

     

    As far as selling them, I really hadn’t thought about it – but if you are in need & I have them available I’m sure things can be worked out, we’re all in this together eh!

    Here are the links to 9 photos — I have to upload the rest sometime, the only thing not really pictured are a set of white SCHWINN downtube decals and a pair of red in the same,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46017958@N02/page1/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46017958@N02/page2/

    #2457
    blue72beetle
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    I’ve got some similar to those. That large round one is neat, I only have small ones. I don’t think I have one of the later 00-01 style stickers either. I’ll have to put them all together for a picture sometime. But I don’t want to sell any!

    I don’t have any downtube stickers, those are hard to come across too.

    #2458
    bikeric
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    I could use 2, but maybe 4 of those Diamond "Homegrown" stickers.  I could also use some white downtube decals.  Let me know what price you need.  These homegrowns with Bass Boat paint do not like to keep their decals intact.  The decals were applied after the final clear-coat.  Hope to hear back from you WisconsinJay. 

    #2462
    blue72beetle
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    I’ve been planning on looking into the same thing. A local graphics place makes stickers for our batteries at work. They told us they can put whatever we want on any kind of material we want. I’ve been thinking of bringing them my Homegrown diamond stickers and seeing if they could make em smaller and closer to what is on the bike. Also thinking of bringing them my hardtail and seeing if they could somehow reproduce all of the checkered stickers. That would be golden there.

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