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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Title edited now the cat's out of the bag - as it were... :wink:

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You'll have to excuse the rather cluttered desk, much to SWMBO's dismay I live in a state of perpetual chaos! :oops:

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Fresh from the powder coaters' in exactly the right shade of 'purply-pink' 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:44 pm 
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its not a posh raleigh apex is it :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:45 pm 
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spesh stumpy?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:57 pm 
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would have to be a 98 then, no?
just dismantled mine and the seat clamp area looks very much like it, so was my guess as well, but the only ritchey tubing I can think of on stumpys was on the last steel batch, no? the lovely lovely silver and orange ones.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:04 am 
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FAT :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:17 am 
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Yeah, this is as far as I've got at the moment...

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...well no, I tell a lie, I've actually decalled it up but the frame is now in the shed awaiting assembly and I don't have a photo' of it with them on yet.

Though I will admit to having committed sacrilege by attacking it with an angle grinder prior to powder coating... :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:21 am 
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Looks like a 95-97 Stumpy... I'd think possibly S Works with the Ritchey Dropouts..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:18 pm 
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It's a tiny Rockhopper, innit? '98-ish. With the rack mounts removed.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/files/img_0573_181.jpg

The later steel Stumpjumpers used the cast socket-style Ritchey dropouts:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43121659@N ... otostream/

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5576/r0015348.jpg

and there wasn't an oversized steel S-Works.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Now there's a man who knows his Specialized's :wink:

It is indeed SWMBO's steel framed Rockhopper, post-surgery with the angle grinder; I took off all four superfluous rack mounts to tidy up the stays, and removed the canti-hanger while I was at it as I'm fitting V's and didn't want to raise the ire of the 'redundant canti-hanger brigade' any more than was absolutely necessary! :lol:

To compound my felonious approach to this build I have already applied a set of OEM Specialized decals; for a Stumpy! :shock:

Not that I am trying to make it out to be something it isn't; I'm just making it look nice and the decals came up at a bargain price so I couldn't resist...

...and anyway, I do believe that one years' Stumpjumper became anothers' Rockhopper as the models progressed so I feel halfway vindicated :?

The specific colour request was for purple, the closest the powder coaters could get was this 'purply-pink' and it's remarkably close to the Stumpy shade into the bargain, so job done...

...I dare say the purists will still object though :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:12 pm 
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A quick update in between squalls!

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I actually left the headset cups in when I took it to the powder coaters' because I wanted them the same colour as the frame; when I went to collect it he'd taken them out for me!

Sometimes people can be too helpfull... :?


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