One more and couldn't resist. Just returned tonight with a CL 'Stumpster' for $40. Well worth the Chicago rush hour traffic, right next to O'Hare and of all the timing, the monarchy happens to arrives .
Its a very early Stumpjumper with Tange Prestige ('Direct-Drive' ?) tubing. Shimano Deore LX w/ thumbies. Bridged steel fork. Frame is fitted for the early 26" road bike wheels. The only oddity is the swapped out stem and upright BMX type bar. Package came with extras for some of my other budget builds. Any thoughts on what year it is?
Sorry for the quick pics in the dark but the bike is a dark burgundy color w/ black fork.
edit: Discovered the serial dating to 1993. Not sure if the bi-plane crown fork is correct for the year but I like it.