HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Posts: 844
Location: Northeast USA
After being away for sometime, I ventured into my parent's garage and noticed a bike lodged between a lawnmower, an outboard motor, and a decommissioned wood stove... my old mountain bike. It's been remarkably preserved in the second millennium catacomb as if it were frozen in time from it's last ride which is estimated to be around the year 2003 based on the carbon dating samples. The bike seems to originate from 2000.
Weight: TBD
I think it was clean when I put it in the garage many years ago, so most of the 'dirt' you are seeing is dust, corrosion, and spiderwebs.
Thoughts on what to upgrade first? I'm feeling like a deadbeat dad who just discovered an 11 year old child at a rehab line-up.
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

The durable black anodized aluminum does not have a single scratch on it, plenty of dust and spiderwebs though:
Image

Image

Image

Truvativ crankset was an add-on. Seem to remember the crank always coming loose. Still have the stock XT crankset (slated for the trash but perhaps...)
Apparently the final ride ended fast, in the 42T.
Image

Image

Image

Appears to be Gore-Ride on for everything except rear brake
Image

Image

_________________
AX Vial Evo: Building
My Addict SL : 5235g
My Addict RC: 5490g
My Cycling Blog


Last edited by jvanv8 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:05 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:02 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Posts: 844
Location: Northeast USA
Fixed the photo situation. Love how iPhoto and Flickr constantly update the photos :roll:
It might be a year or so before getting a new MTB so I'd like to ride this. Thoughts on what to do? Keep it vintage? Update? Drivetrain is 3x9 with XTR 34T(?) cassette. I even think I spotted a brand new (old) XTR cassette in the basement.

Just found the original wheelset (or original DT Swiss Hugi 240 hubs at least... replaced the stock red Mavic rims with black about 8 or 9 years ago after the brake track had seen too much action.
Image

_________________
AX Vial Evo: Building
My Addict SL : 5235g
My Addict RC: 5490g
My Cycling Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:46 pm
Posts: 171
The bike is almost perfect the way it is. All I'd do to it is give it a back, replace the chain, which appears to have rusted, and then ride the heck out of it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:04 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:22 am
Posts: 3684
Location: Washington, DC
Yup. Ride it the way it is. Save up for a new one when you have time and money.

Maybe change the pedals (do you have cleats for those)?

_________________
Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix... pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Posts: 844
Location: Northeast USA
Yes I have cleats. Are new pedals better these days? I believe these are the World Cup Titan (titanium) edition from many years ago.

_________________
AX Vial Evo: Building
My Addict SL : 5235g
My Addict RC: 5490g
My Cycling Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 138
Please clean it and show some new pics. I'd leave it the way it is.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:26 am 
Offline
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:17 am
Posts: 5897
Location: Drenthe, Holland
Great post!

Long time ago I lusted afer that exact bike. It is great to see that it still is in this shape after all the years. The hugi wheels + Geax tires are funny too. The tires are what i remember as my fastest, but less controll giving tires. Please clean and ride it. :thumbup:

_________________
Quote:
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 138
What's its actual weight? What tire model is this? Search engine came up with nothing. Fork?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:21 pm 
Offline
Resident Pro

Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 9:42 pm
Posts: 2034
the homegrown pro is a classic bike. i've got one too, but i take care of mine :D clean it up and replace the rusted parts as the bike deserves this after much neglect.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:25 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Posts: 844
Location: Northeast USA
Thanks for all the responses! For sure, MTB bikes - and old MTB bikes - probably are not the sexiest on WW. But alas...
Spent no more than 30 minutes cleaning the Homegrown. Turns out, it's in great shape. Took it for a quick 30 minute test spin in the backyard gnarly singletrack and it performed great... a testament to the Gore Ride-on (Light?) cables.

I also did a little research on this bike... the anodized gold seems to be the most popular color.. Homegrowns prior to 2000 were actually manufactured at the Yeti plant (the sparkle colored versions). Starting in 2000 and then in 2001, it was a Schwinn plant, using their new N'Lightened ALU material.

Sadly, just 1 year later, Schwinn/GT/Questor were in financial hardship but still produced fantastic high-end Made In The USA bicycles, sold to Pacific Cycles. Suddenly every GT and Schwinn was available at Wal-mart and other department stores. I purchased 4 sets of derailleur hangers on the news.

@victorduraace, No official weight yet. I'm guessing 21lbs. I'll have exact weights soon.

@frankie, the "Pro" version was the step below, with lower components and instead of anodized frame was painted orange.... The Hugi's were superfast with greenlites if the terrain was mild, which wasn't often around here. I was super happy to find a vast stash of both road and MTB greenlites in the basement.

@5shot, yes, the chain will most likely need to be replaced.

@victorduraace, I'm not an expert on the wheels or the tires. From the photos, you can see they are Bontranger X-Lite Tubeless, perhaps from 2003 era. The tires are "Revolt Super X Tubeless" which are still getting good reviews on MTBR.

Image

Image

Image

Image

The 2000 model was one of the first with an integrated headset called "ICBM" (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile)... I'm not sure what the bike industry acronym for this is "Integrated... Chamber... Bearing... I don't know) ... But in 2000, weapons of mass destruction is always funny, right?
Image

Fork is a 2000 SID SL with 80mm travel;
Image

Image

Wheels were in great condition. I didn't even clean them much since they were clearly 'good to go':
Front:
Image

Rear brake track.. is spider approved:
Image

BB area. Disregard the marks on the crankarms... simply mud from the test ride and the questionable area where some ancient electrical tape is covering up a secondary water cage bolt hole (WW points?). The Moccasin shoes visible in the photo are my dads that I borrowed for the photo shoot. Dogs keep stealing mine. Don't judge.
Image

Stay tuned for legitimate off-road testing

_________________
AX Vial Evo: Building
My Addict SL : 5235g
My Addict RC: 5490g
My Cycling Blog


Last edited by jvanv8 on Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:09 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:25 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:15 am
Posts: 94
Nice bike. I raced on one on the yeti made homegrowns back around 97. It was sub 19 lbs on a 21 inch frame.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. 1998 Schwinn

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Apileoftile

2

522

Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:53 am

tonytourist View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Stormur's garage

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

stormur

6

1494

Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:11 am

stormur View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Parlee Z5 Small, Force 10 speed. $2000

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

zvanrheen

0

260

Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:27 pm

zvanrheen View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Specialized S-Works BB30 2014 SRM $2000

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

itsacarr

0

220

Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:42 am

itsacarr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Kyklos featherweight limited (ritte?)

in Road

432r

1

668

Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:58 am

432r View the latest post


It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:57 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB