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    M2: part 2

    I guess this '91 M2 Stumpjumper would be the 1st MTB I lusted for . My 1st bike was a '88 Rockhopper, mostly as a pit bike as I was still motorcycle racing, cross country and enduros. By '91 the motorcycle racing had ended abruptly but I was ready for something new. My LBS was a Specialized dealer and had the new M2 Stumpys. Made in the US, trick M2 composite material, I was hooked. This was a new direction for Specialized and within a few years all their high end bikes were made from the M2 tubing. The Purple Haze was $1400, had DX components and the silver Team Stumpy had Suntour XC Pro at $2050. My shop was willing to swap out the DX components for XC Pro but I had to wait a couple more years before I got my 1st M2, a '93. I've had many since then and they just got better and better.

    I've had this frame/fork for awhile and built it up with XT M730 but was not totally happy. Its a rider and the fit wasn't perfect but the bike handled nicely. Last year I acquired a too large Team Stumpy with complete Suntour Grease Guard XC Pro kit. A few snowy days later and I have the bike I lusted after. 7 speed XC Pro drive train, XC Pro Grease Guard bottom bracket / headset/ hubs with Specialized BXL 21 rims, Wheelsmith DB spokes, control tech alum seatpost, Salsa roller stem, Concor saddle, Specialized Team handlebar and in keeping with the original team specs, Dia Comp 986 brakes w/ Dia Comp SS5 MKII levers A NOS set of Smoke / Dart tires and its ready to get dirty. FYI: The '91 M2's were the only ones to have riveted on cable guides

    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Sweet. This is a good day for pink/purple bikes
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Very nice build. Looks fast.
    5 is the old new black; 6 is the new new black...

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    nice build and nice to see you back posting,
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    Man...The first shop I worked in when I was 16 had one of these and I LUSTED after it every day. I've been looking for one in decent shape and for a decent price now for years. Specializeds from this era might not be the most "rare" or "desirable" but damn are they sharp. Very nice build up also BTW. XC Pro is great.

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    I have one other bike with Suntour XC Pro and was impressed how well it worked. It was definitely nicer and lighter than Shimano's XT in '91.
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    That is one clean looking bike! It looks brand new. I got my first Stumpy back in 93? I think, I wish I still had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    I've been looking for one in decent shape and for a decent price now for years.
    There's a Chinese takeaway near my place that has one of these chained up outside, used by the delivery guys. It looks to be almost fully original except for the saddle and tires, but it's also so battered that it looks like it's been sandblasted with small pebbles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinmiller
    There's a Chinese takeaway near my place that has one of these chained up outside, used by the delivery guys. It looks to be almost fully original except for the saddle and tires, but it's also so battered that it looks like it's been sandblasted with small pebbles...
    I see one at school every so often in the same shape. I've been tempted to leave a note for the guy to see if he'd let it go for cheap enough to make it worth it but I've ones in decent shape go for not very much money on th'Bay in the past. One of these days......

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    I always dug that color. And the tandem version even doubly so. Nicely done!
    Just a regular guy.

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