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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Germany, near Hannover
Hello.

A few weeks ago I bought my first Retro Bike :D. As I saw the offer, I made a search and found this forum and the article of stumpjumper 1990.
So I could see, that this bike was in original condition (with some extra parts). The varnish had some scratches, but that is a part of history.

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After the first stripping it looked like a real bike :wink: .

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Now it is in my cellar workshop. I will modify it a little bit, because I want to use it as a road bike for fitness and fun after work.
(At weekend I usually ride my customized 2005 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR.
Now the third one is a full equipped 2004 road bike with a Shimano Nexus 8 gear hub and roller brakes).


Greetings from cold Germany , LikeBike


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:43 am 
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Very Nice.
Can't believe you took that stand off though.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Did Marin go a bit nuts with the Bear Valley in '91? I picked up a Zolatone '91 BV yesterday and it's the polar opposite of this......dark grey zolotone paint and gloss black forks/stem and white graphics.

It's as if I've got the monotone edition!

......this is a lovely bike though, love it.


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 Post subject: Actual Condition
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:28 pm 
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Hello. After an overhaul and the first kilometers of riding I can say, that the Bear Valley is a fast, solid bike.
I made some changes to fit it for my demands.

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TA chainrings 44-34-24 (pinion set now 13 - 30)
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Cane Creek
brakes and Schwalbe road tires
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Near EXPO 2000 area. In the background my favourite kite ground.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:45 pm 
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That saddle makes it look waaaaaaaaaaaay faster! 8)
... and I bet with those tires it really is fast.

very nice. The top-shelf TA rings look a bit odd against the Exage cranks, but I'd rather have a top notch chain, chainrings, and cog for smooth precise shifting than XT/XTR arms and crappy rings.


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 Post subject: Part List
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:16 pm 
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You are right, it is fast (for my ability :wink: ).

Here is the actual part list. Blue are the changed parts:
Frame: Tange steel tubes, double buttet, 48,5 cm / 19 Zoll "
Fork: Marin Rockstar, Cro-Mo 1 1/8 “
Headset: Ritchey, Logic, „sealed“
Stem: Marin, oversized
Bar: Marin, alloy 60 cm
Grips: Hand-eez, „High Density Foam“ (USA)
Brakes: Cane Creek, SCX-5 Cantilever
Levers: Shimano Exage 400, ST-MO50L / Shimano Exage 400 Rapid Fire
Brake cable: “Heavy Duty” 6/2 mm
Shiftcable: Shimano
Bottom bracket: Shimano, square unit, BB –UN 55 (BSA 68/122,5)
Crank: Shimano, Exage 400, 175 mm, 5-arm 110/74
Pedales: VP 332S - flat "bear paws"
Chainrings: TA Specialite, 44 – 34 Zehpyr, 24 Zelito
Shifter: Shimano, Exage 400
Derailleur: Shimano, Exage 400 (Tacx rolls)
Cassette: Shimano, 7 pinions 13-30, CS-HG50
Chain: Shimano , 105+LX, CN-HG70
Hubs: Shimano, Exage FH-HG50, sealed, 36-hole
Rims: Araya CV-7, 26 x 1,50 HE, alloy
Spokes: stainless steel
Quick-release: Shimano
Tires: Schwalbe, Marathon Dureme Evolution MTB, fold-tires, 26 x 2.00
Seat clip: Marin
Seatpost: Marin, 26,2 mm
Seat: Specialized, Henge, 143 mm
Bottle holder: Tacx
Bell: „MTB“
Speedometer: VDO A4
Frame protector: rubber, over the Marin label
Weight: 12,5 kg

... with a historic lock in the backgroud
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Whats the color is it red or orange? The yellow and green are easy to spot uncertain as it looks like a bit of both from photo to photo.


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 Post subject: Colours
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hello.
The coulors are all Neon: red, yellow and green.
Best to see in cloudy weather or dim light . In sunshine it is difficult for the camera to take the right coulors. Sorry :(


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 Post subject: Sold !
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:53 pm 
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It was very hard. But the riding position was not the best for me :( . So I sold it to a very kind guy here .

LikeBike :cry:


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