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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:55 pm 
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For me, the Specialized Stumpjumper is an iconic MTB. It is a no frills, get the job done bike.

And thats what I like about the way this has been built.

All I am waiting on is some white Stumpjumper decals for the downtube from Gil, and I may put some L-bend bar ends on.

But for now I'm just going to enjoy riding it......

Update 5/11/09 - Direct Drive forks on


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:10 pm 
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A stunning no nonsense bike pickle, i hope you enjoy it! i know i would :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:38 pm 
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your front mech is waay too high up the seattube. the outer plate needs to be 1-3mm above the big ring.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:45 pm 
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yeahh, nice clean build, well done. Interesting to see how you get on with it compared to your GT's.

My first proper bike that was. I guess one of the reasons I'm in the sport is that I bought a used stumpy as my first MTB. FWIW I'd say a black post would balance the forks better visually. Or is the fork planned to go red too?

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:08 am 
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gotta love stimpies! Looks awesome. Memories of Ned & Tomac and the reason i swopped the bmx for the mtb.

Great work


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:08 am 
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scant wrote:
your front mech is waay too high up the seattube. the outer plate needs to be 1-3mm above the big ring.



It had Biopace 48t - now with the round 46t its a little high but still shifts fine.
Looks good though, I blessed it with a set of XT cantis before waving bye bye.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:26 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
scant wrote:
your front mech is waay too high up the seattube. the outer plate needs to be 1-3mm above the big ring.



It had Biopace 48t - now with the round 46t its a little high but still shifts fine.


it would shift even better if set up correctly ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:32 am 
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Pickle wrote:
It is a no frills, get the job done bike.

And thats what I like about the way this has been built.


Absolutely agree with you, no nonsense bike. Clean build mate, like it :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:32 am 
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cant beat a rigid ride for that connect ot mother earth feel (and the aching wrists after a couple of miles riding)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:48 am 
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mattbrown wrote:
(and the aching wrists after a couple of miles riding)



Use drops.


:D :D :D


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