Hey everybody! This is my first post on the forum. I have recently got into biking, it's interesting because it happened out of necessity! The water pump on my jeep blew so I had to start biking to get to classes everyday, and I live about 8 miles from the University. The first day it felt like a chore, and then after that I started to thoroughly enjoy it more and more. Now I prefer it! Anybody else get interested in biking this way?
The real reason I decided to post for the first time is because I CANNOT figure out my bike information. I have spent literally hours online and I have got pretty much nowhere (probably due to my lack of knowledge in the bike world). All that I know is that I bought this bike from a friend about a year ago who told me that he got it from a guy that said it was about a year old. My friend said he bought it from him in 2010. So to save you the mental trauma of figuring that out, the math says (if the guy who sold it to my friend was being truthful) that the bike should be in the area of 2008-2009 or somewhere around there. I have reason to doubt this because I noticed that these bikes had front shocks by then and mine does not, but maybe there's something I don't know.
Please help me figure this out if you can (even clues that might help me narrow down the time in which it could have been made).
I posted a picture for you to reference, and the things I know are:
It is a Specialized Expedition
And thanks so much.