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 Post subject: Baby 1997 Stumpjumper M2
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:29 pm 
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Decided to swap the steel Blizzard frame on my commuter for something smaller and that won't rust.
I found what I was looking for, a 1997 Stumpjumper M2.

Here are a few pre-build detail pics... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:33 am 
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Come on! Full pics please...!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:38 am 
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Coming soon! :wink:
Just waiting on a couple of parts to finish it off. In the mean time here's the 'before' picture...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:55 am 
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look forward to seeing that.....great photos too..... 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:17 am 
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Here she is! :D

One sweet ride. Really nimble and light, despite of the heavy studded tyres I'm running for winter. I'm really tempted to swap the Magura Blues for Racelines but since I'm most using it as a commuter I don't want it to stand out too much. We'll see.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:22 am 
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Very nice! 8) and small :P :wink: What size is it?

Only thing; change the white cables!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:29 am 
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Very nice bike! I hope to find a frame like yours in 18" one day... I think your right about the yellow magura. Will look much better than the blue. But if you don't want it to stand out to much, maybee black HS33?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:52 pm 
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Thanks for the comments! :D

I believe it's a 13.5" frame, which is bordering on being too small for me, but I'd rather have a bike that's too small than too big. It's perfect for a future dual-slalom project too.

Personally I thought the white cables went well with the white it the decals and were a break from all the black, but each to his own I guess! :wink:

The Project 2 forks also feel a bit of an odd choice for a Specialized. :oops: The story there is that I actually have a pair of Direct Drives but they weigh a ton! (maybe a bottom of the line version?) I also thought about some Manitou Mach 5's I've just renovated, only to find out that they are the recall ones... D'oh!!


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aww man. that's a lovely little frame. looking forward to seeing the dual slalom plan you have for it. 8)


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Ok, a quick update before the fun beings...

It's been a great commuter, but also a winter back-up mtb (hence the Rock Shox) and over the summer, a daughter carrier :D


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