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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:37 pm 
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Hi all,

This spent a night in classic road section but I now wonder if its a converted Specialized (1998)?

I've been looking for a base for my commuter/roadie for a while on and off, and I've just picked this up, don't know a lot about it, It may be a 'Ritchey Road Logic Nitanium', or it may not be prob not tourer or Specialized. Possibly 10+ yr old if so. Trace titanium and stainless properties...? Sizes were an issue for me, I thought it would it would be shorter and more roadie racer like but the chain stays are about 435 long for clearance of big tyres/guards, takes MTB space hub, BB is slightly higher than Racer/Road, and looks as if it will take a 390ish fork, so some kind of tourer/cross machine,,,or MTB!? Weighs 5lb 6, quite reasonable.
Any more info? or pics of what it should look like built etc?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:29 pm 
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where are the brake mounts?!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Road calipers on bridge. This is what I'm thinking, I think they could have been carefully shaved off.

However, The thing makes me thing other wise is 435mm chain stays... hmm :?: :idea:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:38 pm 
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certainly looks like a Rockhopper circa 1998


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Thanks, I wasn't involved with bikes in 1998 but I too have concluded it's a 1998 Specialized, and as I don't need another MTB from an era I wasn't involved in, its for sale! :lol: Should be good proposition for someone, perfect for disc conversion.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:38 pm 
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indeed, for the record - my old one:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:05 pm 
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Ah yeah, Nice, defo same characteristics - different colour. Plan was trekker bars and stuff. Did it ride well, a lot of comments online that they feel nice.


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I really liked mine!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:33 pm 
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My mate is forever going on about his nitanium frame that he really regrets getting rid of.


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