Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums “RAT ROD” 1998 Straight 6

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  • #785
    98flatblack
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    I traded a 1926 hartford road bike for this Straight 6… ya … i love mountain biking!!! 🙂 I remember drooling over this bike in the catolog when they came out. I told my friends “one day i’ll have a sweet dh bike like that!”. 13 years later… i have one!

    I traded a 1926 hartford road bike for this Straight 6… ya … i love mountain biking!!! 🙂 I remember drooling over this bike in the catolog when they came out. I told my friends “one day i’ll have a sweet dh bike like that!”. 13 years later… i have one! Now, i’m customizing it, and turning it into my dream bike.  I started with finding a rear brake adapter for the rear brake (toronto cycles has 2 differnt adapters for 22mm mounts, hayes aparently makes one too, i’ve seen pics, but when i e-mailed hayes they said they don’t make an adapter???), then put on a new pair of hydrolic disc, four piston, Avid Code 5 dh brakes. Next i had new candy apple red Spank, Tweet Tweet rims laced with black spokes to the hubs.  I’ve also installed white handle bars, white pedals, a new chain, etc etc.  It’s not finished yet, but when it’s done it will have a flat black paint job, with white 1940’s and 1950’s reproduction Schwinn decals, and the swing arms are getting polished.  I’m going for a 1950’s rat rod / hot rod look with it 🙂 

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    Ty76
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    your ideas sound awesome….pics when it’s done!

    #3341
    Jason Perry
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    Hey I am the guy who bought this bike from you awhile back.  I sold it to another guy who is building it up now.  You wouldn’t happen to have the rear brake mount still would you.  Also if you do not still have it, do you remember what kind of adapter it used.  Thank you Jason

    #3342
    alckz
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    hi there. about the adapter…you probably have a 22 mm mount on the swingarm right? when the gen1 hayes came out for these, they had 22 mm attachments, which most folks upgraded to the iso size. you can try to search for old 22 mount housings only fors ale, but they’re very rare, and i’m sure folks will do highway robbery since it fits tons of vintage bikes. there’s one from toronto cycles, either horizontal or vertical caliper mount (if you’re doing either 6 or 8 inch). can’t recall but i don’t think you’d want 8 inch rotors on it. they were like 20 to 30 bucks without shipping. only thing i didn’t like with these are they’re heavy, and you can’t use standard iso mount screws on it. had to try different screw/nut combos to attach the caliper, so i can still have full range adjustment.

    it’s weird cause on the pics of this bike, it looked like it had one. 

    #3348
    Jason Perry
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    Hey alckz, thank you for the info. I think I figured it out for the guy.  I found a floating rear brake mount on Ebay for the frame with the old 22mm brake holes.  Thank you again.  Jason

    #3351
    VIVA LA TOMATO
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    why would you want to take a classic ride like a homegrown or straight 6 4 banger whatever you have and paint it flat black I realize that flat black is a rad color but there is a time and place for everything 

    #3352
    VIVA LA TOMATO
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    why would you want to take a classic ride like a homegrown or straight 6 4 banger whatever you have and paint it flat black I realize that flat black is a rad color but there is a time and place for everything 

    #3353
    oldschool559
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    Hi. Would you have a link or a picture of the mount?

    #3354
    alckz
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      there’s a picture of one on ebay right now. it says he got 10 of them in stock, it’s for a good price too…just search for “schwinn homegrown”

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