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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:15 am 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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I saw 2 bikes for sale on marktplaats. They were very nearby from my work. One of them was a Specialized Hardrock from 1998 and the other one was poorly photographed. The add said it was a high end norwegian bike form the 90's.... :?
I put in an offer of €40 for both bikes and the next day the seller told me I could come and pick the up. Not sure what to expect I went to the house.
The seller was a Norwegian woman who told me she worked for Hard Rocx Bikes in the early 90's and she was responsable for their marketing. Therefor they gave her this bike; a The Cambrium from 1993. It was their top model with XT shifting, DX braking and LX wheels! It is still completely original an in need of some TLC! Not bad for €20!!!

I think it's one of the first bikes from Hard Rocx. Their website tells me it all started for them in 1993....

Here are the pics of it's current state.... Not sure what to do with it though... :( It's not my size.....

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:42 am 
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Very nice :)

I'd be tempted to just give it a new chain,cables & a clean and lube.Then either ride it or pass it onto somone who will but it's too nice & original to split, and pretty rare i should think.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:50 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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That is a lovely looking bike. It would be a real shame to split it as it screams originality.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Not planning to split it. Just looking for more info about this bike and the manufactor.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:04 pm 
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I put this in the shed in february and only got it out today! Checked the codes on the components and the code on the crank is PL. That means it's from december 1991! I'm thinking it's one of their early bikes, perhaps a prototype, because the company started in 1993 with the sale of their bikes! It's getting very interesting....

Here are some more pictures!! Not cleaned it yet and it's completely original!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Nice find what size frame is it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:54 pm 
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CHASE76 wrote:
Nice find what size frame is it?


Too small for me.... :(

Think it's 17 inch!


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