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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:51 am 
Old School Hero

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Hi guys, I decided a while ago that I wanted to get back into biking again, just like the old days, but with a bike just like the old days too!
I settled on a bike that I really wanted in '93 (mainly because my mate had one!) a Specialized Rockhopper.

I bought a rough frame and forks off Ebay- A Rockhopper Expert in purple, lovely!



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Not as exotic as some of the machinery on here :shock: but i'm really chuffed with it!
I have some questions about it though:

-How much was the Rockhopper Expert new?

-How far up the Specialized 'food chain' was the Rockhopper expert?

-What spec did it come with?

The seller had some other stuff with it that I bagged, like a suntour XC Expert chainset, f+r mechs and cantis, Grey Tioga Psycho 2's.... would all of this stuff have come with it from factory?

Thanks guys! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:01 pm 
Retro Guru
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I'm the guy that sold you the bike dude!LOL :lol:
Cost me 575.00 back in 93'
You have all the original parts bar the tyres which I bought after.
I actually have the original tyres in mint condition plus the stem.
This was the best rockhopper I could get at the time and I loved it because you didnt really need to upgrade anything!Plus the colour was sweet!The next thing up was the Stumpjumper I guess.
So all that stuff came from the factory that why it was called a Rockhopper expert I guess coz it came with all the Suntour XC 'Expert"
stuff!
By the way I did have 2 Rockhopper Experts now I only have 1! :cry:
Both exactly the same!
J


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:03 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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check out specs on here :arrow:

http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekataloge/PDF/Specialized/Spec.Bikes93.pdf

Oh, and welcome :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:08 pm 
Old School Hero

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Haha excellent!
I had a feeling you would be on here somehow, dont ask my why :lol:
Thanks for the info, I wasn't familiar with the Expert model, my mates' was black with red writing... a 'sport' maybe?
Anyway, just seeing what spares I have lying around that survived the great "get this crap out of my garage" clearout of '99 :roll:

I found an XT BB, and a negative rise Odyssey stem with a wierd quill adapter so it can be A-head or quill fitment, and i'm on the look out for suitable shifters, all in good time :D

Wierd that you had 2 Rockhoppers the same, lol!


Edited to add: Cheers Retrobikeguy! Thats a useful page :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:19 pm 
Retro Guru
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I just bought one recently in Mint condition all original.
Barely been used!
So the other one was suplus.
J


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:12 pm 
BoTM Winner
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I seem to recall 'the Martins' riding trials on one of those in MBUK?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:34 pm 
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Welcome to the Retrobike brotherhood.

Rockhoppers are great bikes, my 89 comp is off to the reprayers shortly as needs a bit of TLC. Can't wait to build it up again and take it out on the trail.

check it out

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ight=james


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:12 pm 
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Location: State College, PA
you have a sick lookin' ride there. im lovin' the purple frame with yellow decals.


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