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    Rigid steel Stumpjumper

    Just picked this up off CL this morning for a song: $50!

    And amazingly I had to drive ~30 minutes to get it, and the seller held it for me like he said he would; there was another guy literally looking over my shoulder the whole time who showed up out of the blue right before I got there wanting to buy it out from under me, but the seller kept his word to me! CL can surprise you sometimes, even in a good way!

    That said, it appears to spec out to be a 1994. Direct Drive Prestige steel tubing, double butted cro-mo fork, full LX kit including crank (which I prefer over the strong arms that came onthe Stumpy's in '95). But someone apparently did swap out the wheel set at some point for some nicely built Mavic 220 rims mated to Shimano XT M737 hubs, oh and the origanl saddle isn't there.

    That said, I don't care "wiw", how valuable it is, is it VRC...

    I am just going to ride the snot out of this thing! Light, supple, responsive... Great bike to have in the quiver. I love the way prestige steel rides!

    Just thought I'd share, because I know some of you have an appreciation for these steel Stumpy's!

    Rigid steel Stumpjumper-image.jpg
    -Kevin

    Wanted: 102bcd 4 bolt (M960) SS chainring in 32t or 34t variety

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    Nice score! Now about those bar-ends .....
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    Nice score! Now about those bar-ends .....
    Yeah. Good job but unless you're a homeless dude riding up and down the paved bike paths in Santa Monica, do something about those bar ends.

    p.s. I had a tricycle like that as a kid. Loved it to death.

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    A few spins of the Allen keys, some knobbier tires and point it down a trail

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    very cool!, that looks clean. Great price for a nice wheelset with a bike thrown in for free! And in addition to the bar ends I like the angle of the brake levers!

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    Awesome! I want one!

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    Great bike, and great score. Now swap out those slicks for some knobbies and go get it dirty.

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    X2 to all of the above

    I only had time to go buy it, and stash it in the garage before I left for work (and snap the pic with the ipad real fast).

    That said, as mentioned, just a few tweaks with the allen wrenches (bar ends, levers) and put on some knobbies and she is good to go (as a bonus, the slicks are in great shape and will go on my townie which is in need of new tires!)!
    -Kevin

    Wanted: 102bcd 4 bolt (M960) SS chainring in 32t or 34t variety

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    We were just busting you. I think your bars are just over rotated around so that's all you have to change.

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    Old rigid steel bikes are tons of fun. The fattest tires you can probably fit are about 2.2, but will be well worth it.

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