Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums The Shop Wanted 1998 Homegrown XT wanted

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  • #663
    54harleyguy
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    Hey new to forum. Am looking for a 17″ 1998 Homegrown XT,  bass boat orange, complete. Any info mymoylan@comcast.net Thanks Mick

    #2788
    bikeric
    Participant

    That is a pretty limited request.  Not willing to sell mine until John sells me his BBB Factory…….  I may be waiting awhile on that one.  17″ frames seem to be very sought after lately.  You have a better chance of getting a lower price on a 15″ or 19″ right now, but if 17″ is what you need, keep waiting for it.

    #2792
    54harleyguy
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    Hey Bikeric, have thought about growing my own but would rather have a full factory not much molested original. If you are not going to sell me yours I will keep waiting. That is what I hear from everyone, be patient and one will come my way but I WANNA RIDE IT NOW. Thanks Mick

    #2799
    john
    Keymaster

    You seem like a nice enough guy, Eric, but that BBB Factory isn’t going anywhere…I’ve got some backup bikes I’d sell long before that one.

    I do have a 98 Factory XT frame in 17″ that needs a good home, though it’s not in nearly as good condition.

    #2802
    bikeric
    Participant

    Is that the Blue and Silver BB frame?  I could do that.  What price point including shipping to zip code 74012?  forded@okstate.edu

    #2804
    bikeric
    Participant

    You probably would not want my Homegrown anyway since it has definitely been “molested”.  I molest the darn thing every time I ride it.  The bike has never complained, so I just keep on molesting it and prettying it up as I see fit.  I’ve plucked off the XT and replaced them with XTR.  It’s gotta look respectable, and oh the shifting……rapid rise in the rear of course.  The fork was replaced with a super juicy and always lubed Marzocchi Z2, that just smooths the whole ride.  The wheels were swapped for Chris King so that once I mount up I can hear the zipper purrrrrrr.  What was I talking about?.?.?…. 

    #2807
    54harleyguy
    Participant

    Pardon me for wanting it in close to original condition. I realize these are getting older and harder to find. Riding is not molesting, it is riding, no matter how hard. Sounds like you have your bike pretty close to where you want it. I’ll bet it rides great. Mick 

    #2818
    54harleyguy
    Participant

    Have my bike. Thanks

    #2819
    bikeric
    Participant

    What did you find and where 54harleyguy?  John, if your serious about selling your blue/silver frame let me know.  Payday is here and my wallets on fire.

    #2820
    54harleyguy
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    Bikeric found XT/XTR mostly original, RocK ShoX Judy SL (I know you want that replaced.) Just beautiful, decals almost fully intact, little ones on top tube have very slight flaking in tiny spots. Blue72beetle told me probably more Homegrowns in CO than anywhere else. Went on craigslist. Picked it up last night. Rides great still has original rear tire on it and it hascracking but it is Michelin Wildgripper. Seat is Avocet 02 air. Bike does not look brand new but looks few months old. Bottom bracket does not have a mark on it. No rock chips anywhere. Was sitting  dust all over it. I do not know how long it has not been ridden for but looks like a long time. Guy bought a new bike and just quit riding it. Thanks to all for the assistance. Six bills. Mick

    #2821
    blue72beetle
    Participant

    Awesome! Now we need pictures!

    #2823
    54harleyguy
    Participant

    Will take some pics and see if I can upload to site. New to this stuff so I will see if I can sort it out. Mick

    #2826
    john
    Keymaster

    I’ll put together a sticky on uploading a photo from your machine or linking to flickr, etc…sorry, I should have done that a long time ago. In any case, here’s Mick’s bike:

    Mick's Homegrown 1  

     

    #2828
    WisconsinJay
    Participant

    Great find, Great set-up….. Enjoy the 98 XT in Bassboat Orange

    #2830
    blue72beetle
    Participant

    Looks great, good deal!

    Better orange than mine, mine is really dark. That one is more orange-y. Seems the BBO wasn’t very consistant.

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