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Author:  stubbsy [ Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:33 am ]
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mrs s has one

its a good little frame :wink:

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stubbsy :D

Author:  Andy R [ Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:03 am ]
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stubbsy wrote:
mrs s has one

its a good little frame :wink:

stubbsy :D


What's going on with those bars, Stubbsy? Risers upside down but with a load of steerer tube spacers?

Author:  reanimation [ Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:06 pm ]
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I think its flat bars on that one :) looks a bit like a bend in the pic though.

They are fairly decent then, I thought they were.
Hopefully it will be a good MTB project build for somebod. Otherwise I might mod it or something...

Author:  Reluctant [ Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:49 pm ]
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A picture of the rear stays would be useful, to see where/if the canti bosses have been removed - surely there'd be some evidence there? The rack mounts, position of the gear cable stops and brake cable stops suggest it's an MTB frame. Nitanium MTBs (Rockhoppers and Stumpers) used a 30.4mm seatpost if that helps. It does look for all the world like an MTB frame, but why would anyone remove the brake bosses unless they were going to add a disc tab?
The seatstay bridge on my 98 Stumpy doesn't have a hole, it's tapered towards the centre from both sides, the Rockhoppers used a cheaper straight tube , can't remember if they're drilled or not .

Author:  reanimation [ Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:47 pm ]
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Thanks, You are right, once I got that eureka moment that it was an MTB frame, it suddenly all made sense. :? There is some evidence of canti bosses now I'm searching for them. They have also drilled out the bridge one way or another and can't imagine the brake worked great on there. Oh and it is 30.0 seat post in there at mo so maybe not 100% correct size.

Will get afew more pics tonight.

Author:  reanimation [ Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:04 pm ]
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Few pics, I used a spotlight to brighten the dark room, under this light it looks more obvious.
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obvious now the drilled bridge

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Author:  stubbsy [ Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:02 am ]
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Andy R wrote:
stubbsy wrote:
mrs s has one

its a good little frame :wink:

stubbsy :D


What's going on with those bars, Stubbsy? Risers upside down but with a load of steerer tube spacers?


not riser, just flat bars with about 5 degree sweep :wink: mrs stubbs wouldnt know what a riser was, we have been married a while :lol:

stubbsy :D

Author:  coomber [ Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:43 pm ]
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My brother has one of those, nice frames.

Author:  spacehopper [ Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:54 pm ]
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aye thats a rockhopper.. shame its been brutalised and had its brake mounts removed!

best bike frame ive ever ridden..!

the seatpost size is 30.4

Author:  reanimation [ Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:57 pm ]
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Everyone is saying they ride great. :? Main reasons I've decided to sell as it's not actually a Road/hybrid 700c machine, gah! :oops: and it's actually a longer frame than I prefer even if I am tall, but if it doesn't sell I might have a word with my friendly aeroplane tig weld man and make a bunch of mods, and build it up as something... :D

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