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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:00 am 
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Can any of you guys help apprciated in identifing the year of a bike Ive just got my hands on?

Sorry no pics available as 'I am a low tech man in a high tech world' and I dont have a camera.

It has a tange 'direct drive' frame and fork, green front end fading to blue at the back, 7/8 speed thumbies, LX groupset, black bars, stem, seatpost.

Many thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:04 am 
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hmm, let me think.

93 was green/ green fade (that was actually all one green)
94 was all burgundy

maybe a 92? I seem to remember there being fades in 92.

mind you there were colour options in some countries. A second colour as well as main colour.

have a look through the spesh archive in the archive section.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:06 am 
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Sounds like a 1990, mine is an 89 and came with Mountain LX and a similar spec to yours, see below pic.

Does yours have cantis or a U-Brake at the back (the 88 had a UBrake)

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it now looks like this

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:12 am 
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Wow, thanks guys.

The respray and upgrade looks incredible. THis reto business is catching.

It has cantis rather than a U brake.

One of the stickers says USA so it maybe a stateside model.

Ive not seen it in the spec catelogues or on the net.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:35 am 
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Sounds like '88 or '89. Specialized had these horrid fades those days. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:31 pm 
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88 was all de-nucci green like the rear half of the 88 stumpy on first flight's site. (god i love that bike).


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:27 pm 
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7 spd thumbies & lx groupset (is it mountian lx??) mean its defo 89'.

pre 89' everything was 6speed. (& no mountain lx)


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