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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:48 am 
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Hi folks.

This Specialized has been responsible for getting me back into bikes. It was a left here in Qatar by a guy returning to Aus, who didn't want to take it back with him. I, of course, snapped it up! (He was responsible for the odd combination of tyres - don't flame me!)

I'd love to know the age or the model year. It's had a hard life, but it's running well.

Thanks for looking!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:22 am 
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Looks like a year 2000 Stumpjumper to me :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:19 pm 
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Ta very much.

I thought I'd done well picking it up for free! :D

Karmic retribution up for the Marin Bear Valley I had stolen in 1993...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:23 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Is it steel or Alu ?

they stopped steel stumpjumpers in 98 .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:26 pm 
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Thats an alloy one for sure...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:16 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Yes , tubes are a bit big for steel .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:59 pm 
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It's not steel - I've just checked with a magnet. And a sticker on the frame says
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Metal Matric Composite


It's a US model, I think, although that wouldn't make much of a difference. (Again, just checked - sold by 'All Terrain Sports' in Wyoming! It's come a long way, baby!)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:29 pm 
Mr Darcy
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The clues are in the stickers, I see. Another case solved :wink:

Nice looking bike, looks quite racey if you know what I mean.
Good to hear you get back into biking. You will just be sad you stopped when you start coughing up lungs :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:35 pm 
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I originally said '98, now i'm going for '97 after reading this :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:02 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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I'd say 97 too, that was the last year I worked in the trade and I remember setting up a number of those. Also remember a recall or two on those forks IIRC, things spliting and coming unbonded and stuff - they were nice bikes, especially when you remember the original purplelypink M2s used to cost a right kidney


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