Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums HG Factory Suspension Bushings

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    I think I have a ’98, possibly a ’97 factory full suspension Homegrown. It’s red.

    The swing arm pivot is loose. Meaning, it rocks right/left a little. Will new bushings fix this? Where can I get the bushings?

    Otherwise, I’m still passing the more fashionable rigs when I do actually ride outside in the dirt.


    Be sure to post a pic of your bike, we’d love to see it.

    There’s a pretty good bushing discusion here:

    There’s a few leads in there that should get you pointed in the right direction. I think there was another thread about them in that same Schwinn forum, but I couldn’t find it.


    I got an email back from John Castellano, aka “Mr. Pivotless.”

    “I just made some pivot shafts, and I will soon have the bushings for the US
    made frames. I’m custom-fitting some very nice German-made bushings to fit
    Schwinn’s spec.

    Give me a call or email in a couple of weeks and I can take your order.”

    Naturally, I replied back that I was publishing this on


    Anything more on this from Mr. Catellano?


    Hey Asphalt Jesus,

      If you go on right now you can find a pair of bushings and a pivot tube for sale. Its been for sale for a long while. The guy wants a bit too much if you ask me, but if you have some $$ its definatly worth considering. I bought a extra pair of bushings on ebay a few years ago from a guy that bought several pairs directly from the original manufactuer. I thought I might need them eventuly, but I’m continualy amased that I still don’t need them yet. 4 years ago I cracked a carbon Homegrown and sold on ebay a pair of bushings, pivot, and a rear triangle on ebay. Happy hunting and good luck, and God bless.

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