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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 9:12 pm 
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just had an amazing ride on this bike (possibly my fave bike..) around the local trails so thought id post it up here! (and i love this pic of it!)

Its had a variety of suspension forks on it for the past year or so trying to find the right one... but i keep coming back to the rigid steel fork! it just felt so right today... so its staying! :D

spec has changed a little since this pic but its basically the same..

Frame: Specialized Rockhopper Comp 1998 (Chromoly)

Fork: Specialized direct drive Chromoly

Headset: Tioga
Stem: on-one 80mm
Handlebar: Pazzaz 2" riser.. would love a set of these in black to match!
Grips: Red Onza Ules

Brakes: DX V-Brakes
Brake Levers: XT V-Brake

Cassette: On-One 14 tooth singlespeed sprocket
Tensioner: Home made adapted from a 'Mr Control DH guide'
Chain: KMC singlespeed
Cranks:Deore XT
Chainrings: Blackspire DH 32 tooth
Pedals:DMR V8

Rims:Mavic 238
Hubs:STX-RC
Tyres: Maxxis High Roller 2.1 R 2.35 F (Swampthing 2.1 F in winter)

Saddle:Concor Lite Cro-mo
Seatpost:Kore
Seatpost Binder:Specialized

Weight:23Lb


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:32 pm 
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Nice Rockhopper Spacehopper!

Looking really nice, rigids a lot less hassle :wink:
Are you coming to Dalby?, thats your part of the world isnt it?
More pics please

Jamie


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:48 am 
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will try and remember to take my camera with me next time i take it out for a ride and get some more piccies :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:38 pm 
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Nice looking bike!

I've a Specialized Rockhopper '95 that I am wanting to convert to a single speed for commuting.

Had it since new and love this bike :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:23 pm 
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That is lovely.

I agree with you on single speeding - seems so much more fun on the trails to me...

That is a bike I would like to aspire to, if I cannot get hold of the money for the Inbred in the clearance section of On-One that is!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:16 pm 
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Apologies for dragging up an old thread but I love this once spacehopper.

Is that frame balsted/sanded or was it silver originally?

Can you post some more photos - i'm gettinga round to doing up a rockhopper I've had in my shed for 16 months :oops: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:24 pm 
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Bump for a lovely Hopper, as in restauration of one myself (also 98, Nitanium but same cro-mo fork as you) at the mo it gets the juices flowing when people write emotional stuff about loving this ride....more pics indeed please :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:10 pm 
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a few more pics as requested.. better late than never... :lol:

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Dec 12 by spodhopper, on Flickr

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Apr 15 PAR by spodhopper, on Flickr

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High by spodhopper, on Flickr

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Jul 20 PAR by spodhopper, on Flickr

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Jul 29 by spodhopper, on Flickr

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Feb 17 by spodhopper, on Flickr

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Feb 23 by spodhopper, on Flickr

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Sep 09 by spodhopper, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Nice artwork 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:14 am 
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You've snuck some red dx v's on there!
I love it, good photos, good bike :D


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