I'm out behind a shopping center looking for a few cardboard boxes when I spot a pile of four bike frames, obviously discarded. Three of the four are department store junk brands, but one is a Specialized Stumpjumper. I grabbed that one. I'm guessing it's about 1985 vintage.
A few questions since I know nothing about these. I'd like to bring it back to life as a commuter.
- The frame measures about 20 or 21 inches from BB to where the top tube meets the seat tube. I'm 5'-10", is this too small for me?
- In the front there's a triple 26/36/46 with a Suntour derailleur. What modern rear derailleur and cassette/freewheel can I use? How about a SS hub with an idler pulley? The frame has vertical dropouts.
- I'm confused about the wheel size. It only measures 12 inches from the end of the fork to the brake pads. Did these use 24 inch wheels?
I know I have a nice frame here so any help to get it on the road again will be appreciated !