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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:39 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Bedfordshire
Got hold of this (plus a couple of wheels with knackered bearings, not in shot!) last week for not a lot due to a nastily stuck seatpost. The plan is to get the post out and fix it up and use it as a back-up bike to use when my more modern mountain bike is out of action, and for more gentle jaunts down towpaths or cycle network routes.

It probably looks a little tidier in the pictures than it actually is, but I'm hoping it should clean up nicely.

Apologies for the crap picture, will take a better one later.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:52 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I do love the frames of this era of Specialized. Even the entry level bikes. The frames always look so clean.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:54 am 
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I like these fames a lot. I had one as a hack bike for a few years and passed it on to a friend. You'll be surprised how nice it feels.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Grockel wrote:
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 :D. If no other reason they're a great way to let the hours slip away :wink:.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:54 pm
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Location: Bedfordshire
RustyGold wrote:
Grockel wrote:
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 :D. If no other reason they're a great way to let the hours slip away :wink:.

That's a dangerous link to post when I've got a busy day :wink:

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!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:27 am 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Think it's from 1992. Just sold mine! Very nice!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:35 am 
Old School Hero

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Location: Up North by the sea
I have a 1993 Hardrock Sport. Sure a nice bike and rides well even considered a low end bike.


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