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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:32 pm 
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After a bit of re-jigging to help the finances I've just picked up this little number, a 2003 Specialized Stumpjumper.

Will it stay singlespeed, will it go 1x9 or 2x9 (or even 3 x 9)? Who knows! All I know is it looks a great bike and can't wait to get out on it :)

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Single-speed does seem weird to start with, will take a little bit of use before my head goes from saying "shift up" to "pedal harder".


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:51 am 
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I think it needs gears, I just didn't have any shifters to go on it!

Hydraulics going on it eventually?

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:59 am 
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Set-up didn't seem too bad on the way in to work this morning. Might have to give it a try off-road to see what it's like. Have a 9sp set-up waiting though, so can chop and change.

Not sure about discs, quite like having v's again.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:15 am 
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I liked ss on the trail when i tried it.

This looks good for it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Maguras?


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:36 am 
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Mmmm...not thought about it to be honest. Agree some Yellow or Red Magura's might look pretty good on it, but think I'll stick with the V's for now.

Just ordered a pair of cable stops to tidy up the top tube cable. Not bad for £0.99ea.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Less than a week and its on ebay! Whats not to like on this then? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:38 am 
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Can honestly say that I think I have some kind of OCD! I don't think I'd be 100% happy with any bike, but I keep chasing one that I am. Definitely a problem!


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