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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:14 pm 
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I would say that this build has been a labour of love...long story short: In 1995 I bought myself an M2 FS Comp the same as this, 24 years later I was able to buy it back.

Unfortunately the frame had a crack in it and I had to find another one, I got lucky and found one for a good price and with better paint work. The only original parts left that I would have raced on back in 95 are the brake levers, seat collar and front mech :lol:

Anyway, thanks to a few people on here, she is nearly finished back to catalogue spec (or as close as poss) and ready to head out for a spin...when it stops raining!!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:47 am 
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Super nice! Good idea to ride it when the ground is soft, haha.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:39 pm 
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Looks very good. Nice shape. Congrats!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:27 pm 
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Very, very cool bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:33 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys.

I still remember clear as day when my original one arrived in 1995 (I was a mechanic in a bike shop), opening the box and starting to assemble it. Only difference is I was 25 years younger :shock:

Anyway, took her for a spin today, super smooth and felt quite modern in regards to handling.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:38 pm 
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A new pic (social distancing of course) of the Stumpjumper out in the sun.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:57 am 
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Great looking bike! You did a nice job on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:28 pm 
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sharp1 wrote:
Great looking bike! You did a nice job on it.



Thank you, still a few more bits to get.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:28 pm 
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Hopefully mine will look this good when I'm done with it. Did you do something with the paint on yours? It looks darker .


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:43 pm 
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addicted wrote:
Hopefully mine will look this good when I'm done with it. Did you do something with the paint on yours? It looks darker .


It’s the lighting, it looks much lighter in the flesh.


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