Schwinn Homegrown Model Identifier Forums General Stuff Homegrown Talk Value of a Project Colorado Frame?

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  • #856
    emiart
    Member

    Hello-

      I’m a newbie to the site, although a Homegrown fan since the beginning.  I recently purchased Project Colorado off Craigslist (in Colorado), in near mint condition.  I was going to use it for my trail bike, but if it’s a very valuable frame I might not want to bash it up on trails, but sell it and buy something less collectible.  Any thoughts on what the frame would be worth?

    Thanks!!

    #3262
    walktheline
    Member

    This is an old frame – like maybe 96 or 97…. you may get a couple hundred for it.  I wouldn’t go beyond 500 max.  They are more collectors items and show items, than great frames.  The technology has changed so much now that only true die-hards will pay top dollar for a mint or near mint frame.  The older parts is the killer on most bikes.  No one wants an 8speed xt or xtr circa 1999-2000.  I think you could sell this whole rig for about 5-600 to start.  You may get 700 if there was something to sweeten the deal.

    #3265
    emiart
    Member

    Thanks for the info!

    #3280
    livernose
    Participant

    That’s a nice frame. I personally have 2. They are a very limited edition and are very hard to find. They were made in 1994 and if you look on the bottom bracket there should be a date stamp. Most people don’t know what they are and aren’t interested in paying a lot of money for them. I agree with the previous comments about it being a display or collector frame. I have ridden mine in the dirt for over 10 years and now use it for a hybrid style with 1 1/2″ smooth tires. I just did a 123 mile ride last weekend around Lake Okeechobee with a few friends on paved and unpaved trails. 

    #3369

    Hey OP, how did you come out on this?  Did it sell? I’m trying to get a barometer on these, a friend came up with one the other day that’s never been built.

    #3570
    livernose
    Participant

    I just purchased a 1994 Underground (aluminum) from an auction site for $355, but the guy is over-the-top with $150 shipping from Alabama to Florida. It looks good in the photo so I hope he packs it well so it isn’t damaged during shipping. I already have another that I’ve ridden for 14 years, know what the bike is, and was willing to pay around $500 total for one. I absolutely love the old Undergrounds and Homegrowns. I have a Specialized Epic with XTR group and a SID fork and like the way the old Undergrounds ride much better. Most people don’t know what they’re looking at and view it as just another old outdated mountain bike. I can’t wait til the Underground I just bought arrives. I’m planning on cleaning it up, replacing a few parts, and taking it down to my LBS to show the guys.

    #3571
    john
    Keymaster

    Cool, glad that one went to a good home. That shipping is pretty crazy but a decent total price. Love to see it when you get it all cleaned up and built up.

    #3573
    livernose
    Participant

    I’ll post pictures when I get it. Not sure exactly what I’m going to change on it other than the fork, rims, and seat. It has nuke proof hubs I probably will keep and control tech stem and bars I’ll probably keep.Looks like all XT components with XT canti brakes. I plan on putting a SID fork to replace the Manitou Answer fork, but might put a Noleen fork like my brother has on his frame. I have 4 mountain bikes and they all have SID forks so the Noleen would be a change.

    #3583
    livernose
    Participant

    The bike arrived and was packed very well. It was a good thing because the box took a hit so hard it knocked the pressed in axle out of the front nukeproof hub. There was also a huge hole by the front wheel that was taped up and a small hole in the bottom of the box. Most of the parts from the axle were in the bottom of the box, but an end cap was lost out of a hole in the box. I had to buy another identical nukeproof hub off an auction site to get the end cap. I’m just glad the frame didn’t get damaged.

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