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 Post subject: '98 Stumpjumper Comp M2
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Got this frame through the week there from Ringo, big thanks to the man as i very happy with it :D An M2 was always one of the bikes on my list. I'm from a small town and so when i started biking years ago i was never exposed to any really flash bikes eg Yo Eddys. I was shown Konas, Marins, Diamondbacks, Cannondales and Specializeds. I remember going through some catalogues trying to pick what would be my first real bike. In the end the Kilauea got chosen but i always liked the look of the M2 frames that Specialized were building but they were a bit too expensive at that time. Stroll on 17 years and i have my M2 :D :D Its a mix of parts that i had kicking about, the forks are the closest i had to period correct. It has Avid Ti Vs, Thomson post, XTR and XT drivetrain but the pimpiest part of the bike is the wheelset. Probably a bit of overkill on what is a pretty standard alloy frame but they are Ringle hubbed mavic 717s with Ti spokes. When they came up for sale i had to have em as they look just awesome :D

So what do you guys think?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Great frames and lovely build, seat very forward though innit?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Cheers Carl, have the seat set slightly more forward on the rails than most other saddle I have. It there's not much more room for shifting it forward as the rails start to angle in. Have to say I'm very happy with the way it rides. The forks took a bit of getting used to as I think they may be set at 63mm travel and its a very race orientated frame but it's fast and responsive


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:34 pm 
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Great to see one of these frames getting some appreciation. Well worthy of it IMHO.

Wheels look fairly understated and suit the build. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:58 pm 
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Looks really tidy everything is subtle but classy. Good work. Always nice ticking of one of your dream bikes :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Classic ride you got there.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:21 pm 
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That looks great...! It's amazing how (slight) imperfections in the anodizing and decals are masked on a full build.

I'm well chuffed with the XTR chainset, sets off my Cadex perfectly!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:37 pm 
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Cheers Rich. It's in the back of the car just now and were heading up mugdock for the afternoon to do some exploring


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:00 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Nice build. Wheels arent overkill, those are good frames.


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