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 Post subject: Dating my Rockhopper
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Anyone know what year this is from?

Taper Butted Direct Drive Oval Section Seatstays

Double Butted Direct Drive Square Oval Chainstays

Direct Drive Light Double Butted Cr-Mo Main tubes

Direct Drive Double Butted Cro-Mo Forks


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Looks like 1989

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Specialized+Archive/Catalogues/Specialized+Catalogue+1989/GroteFoto-HRBJ73UX.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:25 pm 
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That says Triple Butted tubing, mine is just double butted.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:30 pm 
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I'd guess near '92 as it's the sloping top tube version.


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Has the rear canti hanger been removed or is there no sign of there ever having been one there?

This is my 1992.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:01 pm 
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The canti stop is on the seattube like this:-


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:16 am 
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It is also a 30.4mm seatpost too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:09 am 
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That's a 1995 frame chap :wink:

Decals were the giveaway for me more that anything else. Seatpost size is correct for frame too - my '92 Comp had something like 26.2 if I recall...

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