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    1990 Stumpjumper, my new project :)

    I have been idly waiting for a box to arrive with a project bike inside.

    Well, today the box arrived and inside it is a 1990 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp, almost 100% completely original except for the Q?R skewers.

    I plan to strip, clean, polish and rebuild this bike to look as clean as a used 22yr old bike can look

    Will post more pics once I get started on the strip and clean
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    looks great. love the black cantis. great score.

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    Does anyone know what the grips are? and if so does anyone have a nos pair they are willing to sell me?

    Cheers
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    That is as nice as they come. Great score
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    I like it. Take it for a ride and re-live the golden age of mountain bikes.

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    i remember drooling for that bike on a bike shop in may 1990. make it extra drooling. Had never imagined any bicycle could be that sexy.

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    Always a sucker for those early 90's Stumpjumpers. That thing is a cream puff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Always a sucker for those early 90's Stumpjumpers. That thing is a cream puff!
    And how about those tires

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    If you're looking to get rid of the tires please let me know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Dude View Post
    If you're looking to get rid of the tires please let me know!
    Not a snowballs chance in hell

    Sorry.

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    I always like riding 22 year old tires!.

    Excellent find!, Welcome to the Steel Stumpy club.

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    Understood, been looking for a set for my Yo.

    Excellent find.

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    So after the weekend there has been a little progress.

    Stripped the bike and started to clean, polish and assemble again.

    This is where she stands as of today
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    Nice stumpy

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    i have that fork on one of my bikes.. it's the best unicrown i have ever ridden. Never rode a steel stumpy though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    i have that fork on one of my bikes.. it's the best unicrown i have ever ridden. Never rode a steel stumpy though..
    You need to try more forks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    i have that fork on one of my bikes.. it's the best unicrown i have ever ridden. Never rode a steel stumpy though..
    I rode and raced a "92" Stumpy back in the day and was one of my favourite bikes

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    Well, after a week of late night and early morning tinkering, cleaning, polishing and rebuilding the bike is done.

    Everything is as it came out of the box except for grips, new computer battery and a little different cable routing.

    I couldn't be happier with the result

    The bike is as it was purchased by the original and only owner back when his boys were racing mtb (1990) and he decided to join in for the occasional ride with them.

    Thankfully for me the bike was apparently stored under lock and key whilst their Dad was away working which allowed the bike to remain in pristine condition

    More pics to follow
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    Well, after a week of late night and early morning tinkering, cleaning, polishing and rebuilding the bike is done.

    Everything is as it came out of the box except for grips, new computer battery and a little different cable routing.

    I couldn't be happier with the result

    The bike is as it was purchased by the original and only owner back when his boys were racing mtb (1990) and he decided to join in for the occasional ride with them.

    Thankfully for me the bike was apparently stored under lock and key whilst their Dad was away working which allowed the bike to remain in pristine condition

    More pics to follow

    WOW!

    Show your NORBA card, sign in and grab your number...

    Very nice!!!
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    It's looking good, great job.

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    Love it. We need more Stumpjumpers here.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Great job, bike almost looks to good to ride...almost.

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    The red lettering on the white downtube makes me want to quit whatver i am doing and pedal away.

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    So here are the other pics I promised
    I love how this takes me back to when I started riding and racing MTB, the same year, same style of bike (my first was a Shogun Prairie Breaker Expert) and it just screams ride me!!!!!
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    Looks fantastic, shanesbw! You've inspired me to make my mid-90s Specialized Hardrock look as new as it can as well. Your bike looks like it is a lot of fun to ride.

    Question: did you replace any parts and if so, were they parts that are still easy to find? I'm new to mountain bike components and don't know how many parts from a 15+ year old bike are still replaceable. It's in reasonable condition...so just debating whether it's worth it to try fixing up.

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