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    '83 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport

    Stumpy.

    So, I'm out in San Jose this week for work. Long story short, I'd planned to bring a bike with me and leave it here as I'll be moving out here permanently in a few months, but the night before my flight after packing up my bike, I realized the box was 3" too large to check on the plane. Crap!

    So, when I got here Wednesday night I got to looking on the Bay Area CL and came across a Stumpy with a crappy pic and a price of $120. it was in Santa Cruz. I wanted an older rigid MTB because one: the only one I have back in PA is attached to a xtracycle and two: i wanted something for some very light trail riding out west.

    So I left work last night to make the 45 minute drive to Santa Cruz. It dawned on me as I was driving there that Santa Cruz is an ocean town. Crap, I wonder if it has rust?

    I got there. The lady owner was a hippy straight out of Up In Smoke or some other west coast movie with hippies in it. I mean I'm in Santa Cruz so..

    The bike was her fathers. He was the original owner. She told me it was in a garage right now but it had been kept outside.... We were a few blocks from the Pacific.

    Well anyway, I got to checking it out. It looked all original. Maybe even the tires? It has surface rust all over, but from what I could tell nothing that a bath wont clean off. The bull moose bars won't ever be pretty again as some of the chrome is missing, but whatever. The best part was that the tires held air, it shifted great, the wheels were true, and it fit me!

    She knocked $20 off the price simply because I showed up.

    I was able to cram the thing into my rental car, which to my initial dismay turned out to be a Crown Vic. At that moment I was glad I didnt trade it for something else. The bike fit in the back seat without even taking the wheels off (which have no qrs).

    So, anyhow, I took the bike to the Performance Bike across the street from my hotel last night, and today I road the rusty mess into work. it's too bad I have no tools with me. It's also too bad I didnt bring a brooks as the seat leaves a bit to be desired.











    It' got:

    bullmoose bars
    suntour friction thumbies
    deore xt rear mech
    suntour front mech
    sugino at triple
    conitnental "Country" tires
    Concor Supercourse Saddle

    serial is M3C12286

    maybe I'll get some better pics later.
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    nice man. That's a score. Drivetrain looks clean enough...does it ride OK?
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    very cool. I'd have paid that and I dont need another bike, at all

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    Now I want a mountain bike. Thanks a lot, punk.
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    Cool bike! Those thumbshifters are nice and that bi-plane fork is the coolest, man!
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    yeah it actually rides and shifts very nicely despite its looks!

    the pics dont do it justice. the fork especially has a layer of rust. I bought the only rusty bike in California I think.
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    The good thing is you can have it repainted Red and stick DeRosa badges all over it and you'll fit right in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
    Now I want a mountain bike. Thanks a lot, punk.
    Yo, keep that kind of language private!

    I like the bike, though. Lugged mountain bike, that's the way to go.

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    Nicely done. I'd have been all over that.
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    I'm glad you won't be in PA/NJ CL market anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
    I'm glad you won't be in PA/NJ CL market anymore.
    yes, remember this I stole from you a few years ago?


    all, those were the days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    yes, remember this I stole from you a few years ago?
    You're misremembering. I convinced you to buy that for the Super Record, which you couldn't tell apart from Valentino. I told you I'd buy it from you if you had regrets. I'm still waiting.

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    whats super record?
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Nice. You have another set of 650b wheels for this one?

    Wait... since it's already a small wheel, what is the conversion on MTBs, 24" wheels? [enter winking icon here]

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    whats super record?
    It's the stuff you put on your xtracycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
    Nice. You have another set of 650b wheels for this one?

    Wait... since it's already a small wheel, what is the conversion on MTBs, 24" wheels? [enter winking icon here]
    lol, yes 20" wheels ;-) then its a StumpJumper Twenty.
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    Digging it, and it's not that rusty! I actually expected far worse when you said outside, pacific ocean. I can mail you a Brooks if you need. We can work it out later...what kind do you need?

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    Wait, so the bike is not the Crown Vic you mentioned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Digging it, and it's not that rusty! I actually expected far worse when you said outside, pacific ocean. I can mail you a Brooks if you need. We can work it out later...what kind do you need?
    thanks, but by the time it got here i'd be headed home

    i'm going to get some better pics of the rust soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    Wait, so the bike is not the Crown Vic you mentioned?
    hmm. What?
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    I've got an 84 Stumpjumper sport- it's a smooth riding machine.
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    sweet... throw some slicks on there if you only ride in the city.you can really feel the cruiser heritage in early 80s mtbs
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    Nice pick up, looks mostly original. Save those pedals, as they are worth a pretty penny.

    The tires are not original. You don't need slicks if those tires are not dry rotted. Town and Country are "dual purpose" tires, and most people like them.

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    Good multi-purpose bikes.

    Yours looks like fun.

    We use ours constantly around town and at the cabin.

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    Nice bike.
    I was expected Tow-Mater rusty, that doesn't look so bad.

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