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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:42 am 
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Hey guys, I've been lurking awhile and soaking up the info.
Finally got something to show and tell.
I've been looking for a quality Cro Mo MTB frame with horizontal Drop out to build a S/S whip for awhile.Pretty hard to find a full Cro Mo, good one in these parts.
Came across an 88 specialized Rockhopper Comp on local gumtree and snagged it for $50 Au.It's a little scuffed and needs a good strip and clean but works fine.Took it out for a 26k run on some paths and trails today and it was awesome.
I will leave it in current guise and ride it for awhile now as it's so cool and comfy to ride.All deore running gear from the day too.

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Cheers dave


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 Post subject: Rockhopper
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:04 pm 
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Hi mate
Lovely find and what a bargain price. I would keep it as it is with a bit of patina. Yours looks all original with the biopace and even the bottle cage.
These frames ride great as I have a 88 Stumpy still in its original guise and I love it the way it is.

Jamie
(exiled Aussie)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:27 pm 
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Jamie's right, leave as is !

I've a 88-89 Hardrock that rides great, Spesh knew what they were doing during this period 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:06 pm 
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Yeah that's what I'm leaning towards.

As for the ride, yeah I couldn't help thinking that when I took it for a ride.21 year old bike and it was quite a refined ride, gotta love Cro Mo.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:23 pm 
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Nice bike!!
The only thing I would change is to swap the bar ends over :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:57 pm 
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Perhaps it's a down under thing ... :lol:

That's the era that got me interested in all this mtb stuff 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:42 pm 
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porkypaw wrote:
Nice bike!!
The only thing I would change is to swap the bar ends over :wink:


Doh :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:43 pm 
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That there is the first mountain bike I ever owned (and rode). I wish I could find one in the states in similar condition. Looks great, keep AS-IS.

Rich.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:14 pm 
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the first mtb i rode..it had a great feel..really direct..


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