Bit of a poignant one this...
I've had my '92 Stumpjumper Comp since new; bought with insurance money after my '89 Stumpjumper got nicked.
1st pic was taken in late '92 at a race at Lightwater Valley. I was was riding in the Newcastle Poly MTB team, but we didn't have any team tops, so was still sporting my Fenland Clarion top.
A few months later, I crashed; buggering my knee and snapping an XLite bar-end. That was my last race on this bike... :'-(
Fast forward 20yrs to the 2nd pic. Here's the pink warrior ready for action at Lincs Cyclocross this weekend. I've done two CX events on my '11 SJ Comp HT, but it felt really cumbersome. I'm sure the pink warrior will do me proud.
19?? Claud Butler 531 Road Bike with homemade derailleur, 1989 Specialized Stumpjumper in Merz Magenta & DiNucci Green - Sunday best, 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp in Hot Pink, 2003 Specialized Allez Comp in Cipollini Zebra colour-scheme, 2011 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp HT in far less interesting colours - keep breaking spokes..., 2013 Cube Cross Race Disc
"Daddy, why have you got lots of pink bikes?"