I've been looking for a proper retro bike to bring back to life and in the early 90's I almost bought a Stumpjumper but decided to stay UK and got an Orange Prestige instead, so I was keeping my eyes peeled ideally for an early 90's Stumpjumper frame that I could use as a project.
Then I saw this 1988 Stumpjumper Team frame & forks on Ebay, it was a bit earlier than I was really looking for, but I was drawn in by it's Tange Prestige lugged frame, the slack frame angles, and the funky rollercam brake
So here it is....
It came as the frame & forks, with a Tange Falcon headset, front Shimano M730 canti brakes, and rear Suntour XC Power rollercam brake, also a modern-ish looking cartridge bottom bracket.
Frame number appears to be: 8F0088
So, it needs a LOT
of work doing to it
With this bike I'm going to try and do things properly, which will probably mean sending the frame off to be professionally resprayed, sourcing replica decals, and putting on components that are period correct (I'm not too fussed about catalogue correctness.) I have a hankering for some drop-bars so this frame may get the drop bar treatment in the future.
This will be a work-in-progress build thread, so be prepared for a long wait