1989 Specialized Stumpjumper

craigsmith

Retrobike Rider
So, here's what I did to this. It's my first ever restomod – something I don't usually do, but wanted an everyday commuter with a long-distance touring vibe. Apart from the stem length/height (still deciding), and the overlong brake cable, and racks ...this is now finished. All new parts on a 1989 Stumpjumper frame, bought off eBay pre-pandemic. Resprayed by Aurum, decals by Velocals. And credit where credit's due, I took inspiration for the braking department from @ectoplasmosis beautiful 91 Stumpjumper Comp build https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/1991-stumpjumper-comp-nos-frame-fork.421954/. I'd planned on a modern Grafton set-up.

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1989 Specialized Stumpjumper
Fork:Cro-Mo
Headset:Innicycle Threadless Conversion Headset
SpacersInnicycle Spacer Kit
Stem:Deda Zero 110mm
Handlebar:Jones H-Bar Loop DB 2.5” rise, black, 660mm
Grips:ESI XL 6.75
Brake Levers:Magura HS33-R
Brake Arms:Magura HS33-R
Brake Pads:Kool Stop Carbide CSS (rear)
Brake Cables & Outers:Magura HS33-R
Gear Shifters:Shimano XT M8000 I-Spec B Shifter Right 11sp
Brake/Shifter connectMagura Shiftmix
Front Mech:n/a
Rear Mech:Shimano XT M8000 11sp
Bottom Bracket:Wheels MFG BSA 30 External
Cranks:White Industries G30, 172.5mm
ChainringWhite Industries 38T
Pedals:Pedaling Innovations – Catalyst (blue)
Cassette / Freewheel:Shimano XT M8000 11sp, 11-42
Chain:Shimano HG-901 11sp, 110 links
Gear Cables & Outers:Shimano SP-41
Hub [front]:Bitex BX103F Touring, 36H
Hub [rear]:Bitex BX103R Touring, 36H
Rim [front]:Ryde Andra 30, 36H
Rim [rear]:Ryde Andra 30 CSS, 36H
Wheel Binder [front]Halo Hex Key Skewers
Wheel Binder [rear]Halo Hex Key Skewers
Spokes:Sapim Race & Sapim Strong
Nipples:Sapim Race
Tyre [front]Schwalbe Marathon Mondial DD TravelStar, Folding
Tyre [rear]Schwalbe Marathon Mondial DD TravelStar, Folding
Seatpost:Ritchey Classic Nitto 1-bolt, 26.4 x 350mm
Saddle:Selle Italia SLR Boost Gravel Superflow Racing
Seatpost Binder:ControlTech Titanium
Bottle Cage:Blackburn Chicane Stainless
 

Augustus

Retrobike Rider
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Good grief. What i would have done for that in 1989. I remember falling for the '87 range in Evans Kingston, then the '88 in this colour (magenta pink / Dinucci green) coming out and that being the holy grail to an '87 Muddy Fox'd me. Quite Lovely.
 

ectoplasmosis

Old School Hero
Stunning frame and build! Love the choice of components too ;)

Is there a reason for the CSS rim on the rear, and plain machined alloy on the front, other than availability? It’s a shame the CSS rims have been discontinued, it’s a great feature. Mine have zero wear after thousands of all-season miles.
 

craigsmith

Retrobike Rider
Stunning frame and build! Love the choice of components too ;)

Is there a reason for the CSS rim on the rear, and plain machined alloy on the front, other than availability? It’s a shame the CSS rims have been discontinued, it’s a great feature. Mine have zero wear after thousands of all-season miles.
Thanks. Mostly availability, partly post rationalisation (I had only one CSS, and it made sense to put it out back). I agree it's a pity you can't easily get the CSS rims any more.
 
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