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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Step by step I'm trying to overtake user Stumpjumper concerning the number of specialized bikes ... :wink:

Last week I saw this Beauty (framenumber 91...) in a bicycle shop within a Cluster of old and rusty no names. I had to buy/rescue it. It looks really bad with all the mismatched parts (saddle for elephants, kid rock stem, a lot of stickers ...).
The frame has a lot of scratches and one tiny dent in the top tube. But that doesn't bother me because I'm not the NOS-looking retro-guy. Each scratch tells a little story and is an evidence for a life in nature or somewhere else...

I cleaned all the bearings, luckily the bb could be removed, the left crank had a crack and had to be removed, most of the rusty parts and screws were replaced and now it Looks quite nice, though only equipped with DX instead of suntour Beast :wink:

As you can see my balcony is already too small. Some good pictures will follow. Cheers stoppi


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Why didn't you keep the Specialized seatpost?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:39 pm 
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To be honest because of my age and the wish not to feel like on a rack :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Sweet riding bikes, mines battle scared too......;)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:17 pm 
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stoppi_71 wrote:
Hello!

Step by step I'm trying to overtake user Stumpjumper concerning the number of specialized bikes ... :wink:



:lol: :lol: I dare you! :lol: :lol:

What number is this? :lol:

But seriously, nice find! Still want one myself. Has to be a 20" though.

Love to follow this one!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:45 pm 
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It's my fifth specialized, but three of them are already sold (the pro to you ;-)). Specialized is one of those manufactorers, which i associate most with retro and my youth. And luckily they aren't as expensive as some other brands...
Therefore i admire your wonderful collection, bart :-)
Though it's smaller than my stumpjumper it seems to have a slightly different geometry. The toptube measures 58 cm c-c and this is the reason for the high-rise-stem.


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