A lot of people make single speeds out of them. The URT design really lends itself well to a SS conversion. Technically, it’s not made in America, the Carbon frame was made in Taiwan. I think this is why Schwinn called it a Homegrown in 98 only, in 99 they called it an S-series. If you have the rear triangle with the tomato on it, I’m pretty sure that part was made in America.
I actually rode mine tonight for a few hours. I really like it. Of all my Homegrowns, it gets ridden the most. Probably because only 2 are in rideable condition!