In the early 90's Schwinn was sold and subsequently relocated from Chicago to Colorado. The late 90's saw the introduction of Schwinn's somewhat legendary Homegrown line of mountain bikes. The bikes were "homegrown" in that these higher end models were all built stateside. At the top of the Homegrown line was the Homegrown Factory, which was built at the Yeti factory. (when Yeti was still awesome and basking in the fading light of the Tomac and Giove era)
During the late 90's I had a Schwinn sponsorship (I was a real strong "sport" class mountain bike racer, but a very midpack "expert") and here is some parephernalia (zing) from that fun loving and decidely Colorado inflected period of Schwinn's history.
Moab Water Bottle
Nothing too funny at a distance
But let's look closer
(Moab was the line of bikes under the Homegrowns)
Homegrown Tin Sign
And this is my pride and joy. My 98 Homegrown Factory. For 6 years this was the bike I rode everyday, the commuter, the trials bike, the dirt jumper, and of course the race bike. Although I'm now way into 29'ers this bike has more sentimental value than any other in my collection. Every scratch has a story and it's saved my ass plenty of times. I love this thing.