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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:45 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:34 am
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This gray beauty has been my off-road touring bike for several years now, and has served it's purpose quite admirably. It was purchased new by a friend of mine in early 92' and he didn't end up riding it too much because of a knee injury. It came with a full Deore LX group, and several years later he upgraded some of the parts to the modern LX set up of the time (95-96ish I think). I took the front rack off for the photos, but normally it has a a full matching set of black Cannondale panniers that hold enough gear for me to be comfortably out on the trails for a week or two at a time.

I really love riding this bike, and I think that old RockHoppers are unfairly overshadowed by the StumpJumper, which in that time, wasn't that much better/different of a frame.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:47 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:42 pm
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Nice bike there, condition is minty

what size is it? looks enormous


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:14 pm 
Gold Trader
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Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:12 pm
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Location: Oh Canada!
are you sure that's a 91? i bought my first real mountain bike, which was i believe that exact Rockhopper Comp with the same colour first year in U. that was late summer/early fall of 1990. got stolen and replaced by a Rocky Mountain Experience in 91. :(

brings back memories…


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:31 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 5663
Location: Aberdeen
That looks nice, a real "workhorse" mtb.
I'm guessing it's been repainted fairly recently? And it does look like a large frame going by the headtube length :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 4:07 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:34 am
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The seat tube measures 20.5in c to c, so yeah, it's pretty large. The paint is all original. It even has the "Taiwan" sticker under the Tange tubing decal on the seat tube.

I'm pretty sure it's a 91' but I could have the years mixed up. Or maybe they offered this color frame for more than one year...?


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:07 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Location: Doncaster
Very tidy, I have a few Rockhoppers at the moment. As some of you may know :-)


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