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 Post subject: my 89 Stumpjumper epic
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Portland, OR. USA
my 91 stumpjumper was stolen about 6 months ago, and after searching craigslist for about a month, i found this 89 (i think it's an 89 anyway) epic for a steal of a deal. it's a little rough, but more than worth what i paid for it ($45 US :D ).
i'm not sure i like the feel of a carbon frame, and i definitely don't like the suspension fork. it's in great shape, but i'd prefer a steel fork, as this is my around town bike.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Excellent purchase 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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thanks. do you think replacing the fork will lower the front end too much. i'm thinking i might have to replace the cranks with some 170's if i do the front end swap.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:54 pm 
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krakhaus wrote:
thanks. do you think replacing the fork will lower the front end too much.

depends on how comfortable you feel on it. this frame wasnt designed around a suspension fork.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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i don't think it lists it on the spec sheet, but from what i've been told, it did actually come stock with the suspension fork. which seems weird for a bike made in 89.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:41 pm 
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I'd fit rigid.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:42 pm 
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89 didnt come with a suspension fork. later, around 93-95 came with a specialized future shock fork, although the frame geometry was still the same as the 1990 frames.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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cool. i kind of figured so. i've been looking for a 1" rigid specialized in black, but i may have to just fit some random fork until i can find one for a decent price.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:57 am 
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The 89 Epic came with a rigid fork. That Future Shock is from 1994. More info on the specs of the 89 Epic can be found here http://mombat.org/Specialized_Specs.htm

By the way, if you want to sell the fork... I'm very interested.... Looking. For a replacement fork for my 94 M2 FS!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:28 am 
Dirt Disciple

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i'll sell the fork. shipping to the netherlands could be kinda pricey, but i'm not looking for much for the fork. pm me if you're interested in it. a friend is bringing over a steel jamis fork later this evening.


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