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 Post subject: Specialized Stumpjumper
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Hi guy's, as some of you know, i got this off the bay the other day. I know it caused a bit of a stir and i was just very lucky to end up with it!! Anyway, ive had chance to to give it the once over and all seem's fine. It had red wall panaracer's on it when i got it and plenty of you thought they didnt go at all well on the bike so i have put a set of repo Kevlar Onza Porc's on it to tone it down abit. I suppose it should have amberwall's on it but fund's dont allow at the mo!! Maybe in the coming month's, i might look around for correct bar and stem but for now it's still comfortable (being an old crock, Me not the bike)! Well, with one in, it's one out and my lovely Marin Eldrige Grade is in the for sale section :roll: .I would be interested in anything you guy's might or might not do to this bike to improve it in any way. Thank's for looking. Dave. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Nice ...
The tyres go really well..
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:40 am 
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Nice One.

Glad you weren't put off posting about it. I wouldn't worry about the eBay nonsense. At the end of the day the seller was happy to do a deal. If it wasn't you then it would have been someone else. Lovely bike in fact looks better than it did in the ebay pics, tyres are a definate improvement. enjoy it. It was too far away for me anyway :evil: :wink:

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Dave.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:46 pm 
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Put some umma gummas on it, that particular range looked great with them and that particular bike was perfect.


8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:38 pm 
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Hmm, i think i might feel a tad embarrassed goin into the lbs and asking for half a pound of ummer gumma's please. Im proberbly the only one on this site who doesnt know what that is, so come on gus, enlighten me pls! cheer's Dave. :?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:07 am 
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Lookin good :D umma gummas are spesh tyres from BITD, they're a grey colour. You can see a pair on the stumpie in my signature.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:34 am 
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nice bike- looks cool and the only thing I would change is a flat set of bars- enjoy. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:20 am 
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Looking good, really is a nice bike and am glad I spied it for you :wink:

Flat bars definitley needed 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:23 pm 
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nice find at a great price...I have the same built up with all the original components including the umma gummas; check it out here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54927

welcome to the site :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:24 pm 
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Nice find, great bike and in great condition from what I can see.

I most remember mine for giving me the confidence to tackle technical terrain off-road with surefooted handling and stability. I felt I could conquer anything on it, and I didn't know a rut from a root back then.

Enjoy!!


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