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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:18 pm 

Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:55 am
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Hi this is my first post here.

This is my Rockhopper which I've owned since 1989, can anyone confirm the year? I'm not sure if it's a 1988 or 1989 model.


It's 99% original and it's had regular use until recently. However, the freehub has started sticking so I can longer free wheel, otherwise the chain starts whiping about quite dangerously. My local bike shops haven't been able to help. Can replacement freehubs still be sourced?

Any help greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Rockhopper year
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:42 pm 
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Location: Camping,with Slade.
Looks like a 1988,as the next year had cantilevers on the rear.I had a 1989 model,and a mate had the same as yours but in the other colour,yellow.Am i right in thinking it has 6 speed Exage Mountain equipment,with index shifting on the front as well as the rear?If you still have the original Shimano hub fitted,i may have a freehub body.I will have a hunt around and let you know. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:35 pm 
Gold Trader
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Location: Aberdeenshire
This might be the type of thing. Not bad for £10. ... wheel.html

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:31 am 
BoTM Winner
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Location: Guernsey
u-brake so its a 88, i had one in yellow.

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