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Scored a nice Stumpy this morning

Old 01-06-20, 05:49 PM
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Scored a nice Stumpy this morning

Rich old man one owner. Iím in love with the bottom u brakes after experimenting with trunk space!
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Old 01-06-20, 05:55 PM
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Nice score! I would put that around 88 due to the unique rear brake set up but the experts can chime in. Looks super clean
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Old 01-06-20, 06:01 PM
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Yeah itís just like new. The original owner had it come ďfactoryĒ with x-1 style riser sweeps instead of the traditional black flat bar. I think the rest of the cockpit and all else is stock . Maybe not the saddle. Iím in love. So light for the size
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Old 01-06-20, 06:29 PM
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I have an '87 stumpy with a u brake. It's a nice bike. The u brake did not work well for off road riding but is otherwise a fine brake. The old stumpjumpers are classics. I recently picked up a '92 stumpy.
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Old 01-06-20, 06:47 PM
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Sweet! I love the multi color specialized of the late 80s.
I have an 88 stumpy too.
what are the plans?
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Old 01-06-20, 07:26 PM
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Very nice! Is this same bike up on EBay now?
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@LBCwanabe Awesome! Store it out of the sun if you want to keep those fluorescent decals bright. Are the wheels mismatched?
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Old 01-06-20, 07:50 PM
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@LBCwanabe Awesome! Store it out of the sun if you want to keep those fluorescent decals bright. Are the wheels mismatched?
the back wheel would be the original specialized GX26
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Old 01-06-20, 07:56 PM
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@LBCwanabe Awesome! Store it out of the sun if you want to keep those fluorescent decals bright. Are the wheels mismatched?
I think the are. Not sure what the original line up should be
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Old 01-06-20, 07:57 PM
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Very nice! Is this same bike up on EBay now?
yeah itís up now on eBay and locally
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Wow, a simple search on "stumpjumper" on eBay, and yours bubbles up to third out of 185 results.
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Old 01-07-20, 07:33 AM
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ebay? More like fee-bay. Iíll sell it to any forum member for $300 plus shipping

BTW how much does the membership for the classified forums cost?
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Old 01-07-20, 08:00 AM
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ebay? More like fee-bay. Iíll sell it to any forum member for $300 plus shipping

BTW how much does the membership for the classified forums cost?
I believe it's 12 bucks a year for membership on BF.
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Luv me some stumpies and rockfloppers. Is it me, or does the general biking crowds have a soft spot in their memories for Specialized's 80's and 90's output? Not like the soft spot on an apple, where you avoid it, but a generally positiveness?
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Luv me some stumpies and rockfloppers. Is it me, or does the general biking crowds have a soft spot in their memories for Specialized's 80's and 90's output? Not like the soft spot on an apple, where you avoid it, but a generally positiveness?
Yeah I think there is a decent market for these bikes. They don't command much of a price but a lot of people I talk to who know something about bikes--and aren't C&V types--like them. They make great all rounders and they're definitely part of bicycling history especially here in the US.
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Originally Posted by uncle uncle View Post
Luv me some stumpies and rockfloppers. Is it me, or does the general biking crowds have a soft spot in their memories for Specialized's 80's and 90's output? Not like the soft spot on an apple, where you avoid it, but a generally positiveness?
I have a soft spot for them. The first new bike I ever bought myself was an 89 Hardrock Comp in magenta and white. It was stolen 18 months later
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Old 01-07-20, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Yeah I think there is a decent market for these bikes. They don't command much of a price but a lot of people I talk to who know something about bikes--and aren't C&V types--like them. They make great all rounders and they're definitely part of bicycling history especially here in the US.
I do love my converted "Rockflopper"(lol!). What distinguishes an all rounder? I'm guessing drop bars and wide tires (I'll never go back); road gearing or mtb?
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Old 01-07-20, 03:14 PM
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I do love my converted "Rockflopper"(lol!). What distinguishes an all rounder? I'm guessing drop bars and wide tires (I'll never go back); road gearing or mtb?
I think of an all rounder as a bike that can handle different types of road surfaces. The gearing and tire selection for vintage MTBs make them suitable for all kinds of road surfaces (OK they're not great on gnarly single track or snow/sand). One downside are, as you point out, the flat bars are kind of uncomfortable for a long day in the saddle. A drop bar conversion can fix that. There are also "alt" bars that help. A trekking bar is a cheap conversion since the MTB brake levers and shifters will work and it provides a lot of really nice hand positions. This is my 1992 Trek 950 kitted out with trekking bars and 26 x 1.75 inch tires:


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I think of an all rounder as a bike that can handle different types of road surfaces. The gearing and tire selection for vintage MTBs make them suitable for all kinds of road surfaces (OK they're not great on gnarly single track or snow/sand). One downside are, as you point out, the flat bars are kind of uncomfortable for a long day in the saddle. A drop bar conversion can fix that. There are also "alt" bars that help. A trekking bar is a cheap conversion since the MTB brake levers and shifters will work and it provides a lot of really nice hand positions. This is my 1992 Trek 950 kitted out with trekking bars and 26 x 1.75 inch tires:
Sweet ride! I'm not great on gnarly single track or snow/sand, so that's fine. And +1 on flat bars being uncomfortable for more than 5 minutes in the saddle. If when I get my 750 built up, I'm thinking an all-round/distance build, but I want to try some touring drops, all semi-upright and comfy. My 'hopper has V-O Porteur bars to help compensate for the hilariously long tt; I suppose she may be more of a badass city bike/commuter atm. I have fallen in love with mtb gearing, as Humboldt Bay is a thin strip of flat surrounded by stoopid steep hills, and I am the opposite of a speed demon, so mountain bike gearing on all the bikes!
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I think of an "all-rounder" as the bicycle to grab when your group hasn't committed to a pre-planned route and things usually go gravel for at least part of all your outings.
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Nice one, great find.
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