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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:24 am 
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Here's a few pics of the Specialized Rockhopper i picked up yesterday.

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I'm not entirely sure of year, but looking after doing a little research i'm guessing 87 / 88?

It's looking a bit sorry for itself at the moment and looks like it's been laid up and unloved for quite a long time.

I've just ordered a pair of new tires and tubes, and plan to give rid of all the grot that covers it with a good clean, maybe some degreasent as well.

I haven't ridden a push bike for quite a few years now, but looking forward to getting this up and running. :D

If anyone can give me a bit more info on this model or any hints and tips or suggestions for doing it up i'd appreciate it. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:27 am 
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It's a 1988 model,mate has one,from new,and I had a 1989 Rockhopper Comp. :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:40 am 
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MRGRUMPY wrote:
It's a 1988 model,mate has one,from new,and I had a 1989 Rockhopper Comp. :D :D


Ok mate, thanks for confirming that - i'll edit the title.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:19 pm 
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Needs some TLC, but seems the color hasn't fade! Will be very bright!

Love to see how you will bring it back to live!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Looks like it has all its original exage mountain parts too 8) pretty rare these days. Functional kit if a little heavy in places.

Carl


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:34 pm 
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drcarlos wrote:
Looks like it has all its original exage mountain parts too 8) pretty rare these days. Functional kit if a little heavy in places.

Carl


IIRC Exage wasn´t the original group. The ´88 Rockhopper was factory-equipped with the Deore group. Seems like someone made an "upgrade" some years later.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Great find, see mine in my signature. You have a great bike there my friend, give it a good clean, strip and service and it will do you proud for years.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:01 pm 
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euphras_1 wrote:
drcarlos wrote:
Looks like it has all its original exage mountain parts too 8) pretty rare these days. Functional kit if a little heavy in places.

Carl


IIRC Exage wasn´t the original group. The ´88 Rockhopper was factory-equipped with the Deore group. Seems like someone made an "upgrade" some years later.


Nope! Exage is original for the 1988 Rockhopper. Here are some better pics of the '88 cataloge

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-O8H3ODF7.jpg
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-R6IPOGPD.jpg
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-FFJXO7CF.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Me, Jealous?....yes :). I look forward to seeing this puppy all tided up/restored and ridden - really rather a lot :wink:.


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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
euphras_1 wrote:
drcarlos wrote:
Looks like it has all its original exage mountain parts too 8) pretty rare these days. Functional kit if a little heavy in places.

Carl


IIRC Exage wasn´t the original group. The ´88 Rockhopper was factory-equipped with the Deore group. Seems like someone made an "upgrade" some years later.


Nope! Exage is original for the 1988 Rockhopper. Here are some better pics of the '88 cataloge

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-O8H3ODF7.jpg
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-R6IPOGPD.jpg
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-FFJXO7CF.jpg


Wasn't it the comp that got deore.

Carl.


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