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    Rockhopper project

    I decided since I drank the 29er Koolaid I needed to repurpose my old Rockhopper and made it into a single speed cruiser/klunker type bike for cruising the paved bike paths with my family. It still needs paint and polish but not sure on the color I want to paint it yet. I even thought about stripping it to bare metal and giving it a "brushed" look with clearcoat.

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    94 Specialized Rockhopper Comp FS
    SE Landing Gear 26" fork
    Sun Rhino Lite rims
    Shimano hubs
    Fly Racing bmx cranks and bottom bracket
    Origin 8 sprocket set up
    Shimano chain
    Redline stem
    Dia Compe Aheadset
    Fly Racing bmx cruiser bars
    Tektro brake lever
    Avid 1D V-brakes
    Surly S/S conversion spacer set and rear cog
    Gusset chain tensioner
    Redline pedals
    Control Tech seatpost
    Vetta SP suspension seat.
    Ame MTB grips

    BEFORE(very 90s set up)

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    Well done. Love the bars! Looks 1/2 pipe worthy. Enjoy

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    I don't know about the 1/2 pipe but it should be a fun scoot.

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    Nice!

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    Well finally had a chance to ride it and found some areas that need some attention. First that terrible parts bin seat has to go. Second the gearing needs some adjustment by either dropping 1-2 teeth on the rear or adding 1-2 on the front, The tires work well off road but I want something that rolls smoother on pavement and finally some thicker grips. Overall it's a pretty fun bike with some quick handling.

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    I dig it! Looks fun to cause some mischief around town. My beer bike is set up somewhat similarly.

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