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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:44 pm 
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Here is my Specialized Stumpjumper (1982) - All Original Except the Tyres (AOET)!

I'm sure you all know the story - this is one of the first 500 ‘production’ mountain bikes ever made, etc. The serial number on this frame is T2C00428.

I wish I could tell you that there's an amazing build story to this bike, and that I scoured the planet looking for original parts - but that would be a lie. I bought it off a fella in California, and shipped it back to the UK. It's as he bought it from the shop, and as I bought it from him.

I like to think of this early mountain bikes riding the earliest CA trails - and the parts on it have not changed for over 35 years. I particularly like the original California Bicycle License sticker. As you can see from the pics - it's still in lovely condition.

That's about it - enjoy.

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Frame: Serial no. T2C00428

Fork: Cro-Moly Biplane style
Headset: Specialized alloy
Stem: Specialized BMX 4 bolt (putter style)
Handlebar: Specialized IV
Grips:

Brake Levers: Tommaselli Racer
Brake Arms: Mafac tandem cantilever

Shifters: Suntour Mighty
Front Derailleur: Suntour ARX
Rear Derailleur: Suntour ARX
Cassette: Suntour 5 speed
Chain: Sedis
Bottom Bracket: Tange
Cranks: TA Cyclo Tourist
Pedals: MKS BMX-7 silver

Rims: Araya 26 x 1.75"
Hubs: Suzue nutted
Spokes: DT Stainless Steel 3 cross
Tyres: Specialized Ground Control

Saddle: Specialized Stumpjumper
Seatpost: SR Laprade


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:59 am 
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Wow, that's in really great condition, what a cool piece of history.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:07 am 
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Fantastic. I love it. 8)

Have you ridden it much, and how do you find the ride?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:06 pm 
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That's awesome, a winner in my book.. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:09 pm 
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Really lovely bike, you should be very proud to own it :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:12 pm 
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Very nice! On the hunt for an early one to add to my collection... :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:30 pm 
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
Fantastic. I love it. 8)

Have you ridden it much, and how do you find the ride?


Thanks. I ride it from time to time. It's good for bridleways and canal towpaths - not so great for singletrack or anything that involves going round corners! The fork rake means the turning is not so sharp. It's comfortable and the brakes are surprisingly good for their age.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:32 pm 
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My bike was also profiled in 'The Bicycle Book' by DK, which was organised by someone from Retrobike (sorry, can't remember the name).


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:38 pm 
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G60MAT wrote:
Very nice! On the hunt for an early one to add to my collection... :)


That's an amazing collection :shock: . Especially jealous of the 88 Stumpjumper (I had one myself) and the Rock Combo (which I always wanted).


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:46 pm 
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craigsmith wrote:
G60MAT wrote:
Very nice! On the hunt for an early one to add to my collection... :)


That's an amazing collection :shock: . Especially jealous of the 88 Stumpjumper (I had one myself) and the Rock Combo (which I always wanted).


Thanks, yeah the '88 is pretty original just needs going through. The Rock Combo's took a LONG time to find. I have both colours the Ivory/Turquoise is all original but the White/Gold i bought as just a frame from the USA and brought over with Bike Flights. Just had it powder coated and fresh stickers from Gil @ Retrodecals, its now in the restore queue... 8)


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