Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums 2000 Homegrown with disc brakes.

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    • #579
      moby
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      Heyaz: I got around to uploading pics of my new build. I guess the photo is kind of blurry, but you guys should all know what one of these looks like by now. XTR Dual Hydraulic disc brakes, ESP 9.0 drivetrain, Kore Durox wheels. The gearing is interesting: I went 2×9 with a Coda Tarantula double crankset, with an 11-34 cassette. I wasn’t sure if I was going to miss having a granny gear, but I haven’t even noticed it. I’m still trying to do something about the ghetto-fabulous brake line routing along the downtube.

      Heyaz: I got around to uploading pics of my new build. I guess the photo is kind of blurry, but you guys should all know what one of these looks like by now. XTR Dual Hydraulic disc brakes, ESP 9.0 drivetrain, Kore Durox wheels. The gearing is interesting: I went 2×9 with a Coda Tarantula double crankset, with an 11-34 cassette. I wasn’t sure if I was going to miss having a granny gear, but I haven’t even noticed it. I’m still trying to do something about the ghetto-fabulous brake line routing along the downtube.

      Red has been scientifically proven to be the fastest color. Cool

       

    • #2578
      moby
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      I managed to squeeze in an XTR caliper with an 8″ rotor. The A2Z adapter made everything plug and play. I just got a handful of hydraulic guides in the mail so I’ll be doing something with it, hopefully this weekend.

    • #2581
      schwinnguy74
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      Thats a tight fit but looks good glad you got it to work.

      • #2582
        schwinnguy74
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        Here is what mine looks like

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      • #2585
        moby
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        That looks like the brake is sitting there without any adapter? That’s a much cleaner setup. Catching up on disc brake technologies has been challenging–this is my first setup.

        It also looks like you’ve got your brake cable running along the seatstay?

        How has your setup been holding up? I’ve been wondering about long term/on going maintenance with these things. 

    • #2586
      schwinnguy74
      Member

      Just added more pics see other bike in year 2000.My setup has held great for a month now the 22mm Hayes were made years ago but you can still find them sometimes like ebay or craigslist got mine for 70 and you don’t need a adapter.

    • #2577
      schwinnguy74
      Member

      Awesome looking bike you can get guide adapters I posted a link but it got deleted what kind of rear brake did you use I used a hayes 22mm.

    • #2597
      schwinnguy74
      Member

      Hi Moby can you show a side few photo of the rear brake caliper and adapter thinking of getting another frame for work building up a single speed thanks.

      • #2603
        moby
        Member

        The hose to the caliper exits at a steep angle so I had to run the line along the chainstay. I’d bitch about it more but it works OK for now. This is a 17″ frame and the rear caliper sits pretty close to the seatstay because the rear of the adapter makes it sit up a little bit.

        The other issue I am having is that the rotor in the back isn’t big enough to fully hit the entire brake pad in the caliper, but I can’t go any bigger on the rotor because then it hits the inside chainstay.

        I actually wanted to go to a smaller rotor, but the caliper isn’t adjustable on the frame. Frown

        RE: Single Speed

        If I was building up a single speed from one of these, I’d consider going disc on front and sticking old school V brake on the back. It’d be lighter, both on the bike, and on the wallet. Laughing

      • #2604
        schwinnguy74
        Member

        Looks like you got her all dirty already lol looks good tho I seen this adapter on one of the forums if your interested in one ill look for his email it looks like this but not sure how good it works.

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