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Old 04-24-07, 11:09 PM   #1
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Bike Got Stripped, What Parts Do I Need?

I know this is an extremely vague question, but I hope to god someone can help me get back on my bike, it has been so damn long. My friend was borrowing my bike to get back and forth to work after his car got totalled. He decided to go chasing tail and decided to ride home and leave my bike chained up in the parking garage at work. The wheels were chained to the frame and bike rack, so I still have those and the crank assembly. If it is not painfully obvious, I am woefully ignorant about bikes and the corresponding parts invilved. Basically, somebody went over my bike with a tool kit and took my handle bars, shifters, front forks, fenders, and even my water bottle holder. I wish to god I had caught the low life bastard in the act. But that is neither here nor there. The bike is a Specialized Rock Hopper (what is left of it) and I need to know what parts I will need to rebuild it so I can scour online sources to find the best prices. Basically I need to know what size handlebars and rigid forks I will need and any other small parts I might need to get the two parts to mate successfully. Thank you for any help you might be able to offer.

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Old 04-24-07, 11:17 PM   #2
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"handle bars, shifters, front forks, fenders, and even my water bottle holder"

What year was the bike made?

(Also, your best bet... if you know nothing about what size to get... take it to a bike shop, and maybe even get a new bike, b/c a new one might cost less than getting all the parts+shipping+having to take it to a professional b/c you might not be able to handle the assembly).

Also - http://www.parktool.com/repair/
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Old 04-24-07, 11:20 PM   #3
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Start here: http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=22177 . The technical specifications tab has a big list of what components are on the bike. If it's not this year's bike, search the site to see if you can find the manual or parts list.

If it came with a suspension fork, you'll probably want to look for a suspension-corrected fork to go rigid.
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Old 04-25-07, 11:45 AM   #4
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From what you are missing it would be the same price if not cheaper to buy a new rockhopper.
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Old 04-25-07, 12:08 PM   #5
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From what you are missing it would be the same price if not cheaper to buy a new rockhopper.
True.

You could eBay the frame and wheels and any other remaining parts to help defray the cost of a new bike.

That was a bone headed decision made by your friend. If he has any class at all, he will come across with some $ for you.
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Good greif what is this world coming to!
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Be sure to keep an eye out on craigslist or ebay for someone selling the exact parts you happen to be missing!
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IF it were me, I'd have my friend (who left the bike in the garage) take care of the whole situation, "and by the way, by next week, friend."
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Yeah, as you can see this is not a fun situation from any angle, on one hand I have a beef with a good friend, on the other hand I have been violated and had my beautiful bike debased by some meth head with an allen wrench. This all actually happened a few years ago, so all the friend drama was solved, but my friend ended up moving to Vegas a couple weeks later and sent me some Blackjack winnings to cover what I paid for the bike used, but is wasn't enough to replace what was lost so I pissed it away in some fashion or another. Now I regret the error of my youthful ignorance and want a damn bike, so I guess I will scour the pawn shops for a nice replacement. Hope I don't get one of ya'lls bikes. Take care fellas and thanks for the help.
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