I do love the frames of this era of Specialized. Even the entry level bikes. The frames always look so clean.
+1. As others have mentioned before me, I think you'll be quite surprised at how nimble these bikes can be. What are you build/specification plans for this lil' lovely. How did you manage to remove the seatpost? what method did you use?.
Oh, btw - do take a look at the Specialized Archive
, located on RetroBike. You'll be able to date your bike, learn of it's original components and gaze at nineties niceties
. If no other reason they're a great way to let the hours slip away
That's a dangerous link to post when I've got a busy day
Seat post is still there, so I'll be using caustic soda to dissolve it, hopefully this weekend. My build plans are nothing too exciting I'm afraid! For now this is going to be more of a 'hack', so I'll just be getting it working as cheaply as possible, I'm hoping to find a set of basic replacement wheels, replace anything on the drivetrain that needs it (most likely the chain), and sling on the Conti Travel Contacts that were on my other bike when I bought it, as those should be just right for the Hardrock's intended use. I might also use the caustic to (carefully...) remove the godawful purple anodizing you can see in the picture!