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Old 05-26-07, 03:46 PM   #1
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Stumpjumper Classic any opinions

While I was the LBS today I picked up a new Specialized catalog. There on page 48 was the Stumpjumper Classic. It was a steel frame hard tail with a rigid fork. Even had a quill stem and full XT drivetrain. Has anyone seen or ridden it? It really brought back memories. I still have my first MTB a 1989 Rockhopper Comp.


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Mine was red, before the first Judy shock, heavy (paid a little extra for Biopacer rings)--I think it was about '86 or so. Gave it to a nephew that wrecked it and put it in the trash when they moved ... a neighbor came by and asked if he could have it and was honest enough to say before taking it something like, "do you know what you're throwing away here?" If I still had it, it would make a nice boardwalk cruiser but that's about it.
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While I was the LBS today I picked up a new Specialized catalog. There on page 48 was the Stumpjumper Classic. It was a steel frame hard tail with a rigid fork. Even had a quill stem and full XT drivetrain. Has anyone seen or ridden it? It really brought back memories. I still have my first MTB a 1989 Rockhopper Comp.


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Mine is a '91 and I still have it. Actually, I broke the frame so I guess now it is a '93.
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Old 06-26-07, 02:43 PM   #5
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I think it would still make a nice touring bike or commuter if it had slicks. It seems like it'd be a little embarrassing and silly to buy the thing for actual mountain biking though. But there are a lot of folks still riding fully rigid so whatever floats your boat!
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I've seen it. It is beautiful and if I had a spare $1300.00 laying around I'd get one just for fun. The only problem I see is that it is only available in one size.
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It seems like it'd be a little embarrassing and silly to buy the thing for actual mountain biking though. But there are a lot of folks still riding fully rigid so whatever floats your boat!
Why would you think it would be "embarrassing and silly"? That rig could teach you more about "actual mountain biking" than you'd ever believe. It seems to be as close to a straight up replica of the old design as you can get.

My only beef is the 1" threaded fork setup, but that's the way they did it back then
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Why would you think it would be "embarrassing and silly"?
He doesn't remember when everyone was riding bikes like that and loving them. This bike reminds me of all those wrist-numbing top speed bomb runs down the local trails riding with my buddies after school on a rigid Rockhopper.

I agree about the 1" threaded thing, but like you said that's the way it was and I don't think you'd want to change forks on it or anything.
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He doesn't remember when everyone was riding bikes like that and loving them. This bike reminds me of all those wrist-numbing top speed bomb runs down the local trails riding with my buddies after school on a rigid Rockhopper.

I agree about the 1" threaded thing, but like you said that's the way it was and I don't think you'd want to change forks on it or anything.
Yeah it's the way it was, and needs to be to be "correct" but I prefer the newer threadless designs even for my rigid.
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I'm thinking of making my '90+ Stumpjumper into a single speed and putting the original fork, pedals, and stem back on it.
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I'm thinking of making my '90+ Stumpjumper into a single speed and putting the original fork, pedals, and stem back on it.
No reason not to.
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No reason not to.
I guess the reason not to is that the Mag 21, and SPD's are still working fine. My brother came to town the other day and he rode it on a 20+ mile ride with me and it worked fine. Maybe I should just leave it... or return it to what it used to be?
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I guess the reason not to is that the Mag 21, and SPD's are still working fine. My brother came to town the other day and he rode it on a 20+ mile ride with me and it worked fine. Maybe I should just leave it... or return it to what it used to be?
Keep the spuds, lose the fork.
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I'm building up a rigid Rockhopper which has all original parts but with Mavic similar-year rims, LX rear/STX front hubs and a massive crazy looking stem with the front brake cable routed through it. I'll post pictures here and in the SSFG forum when it's finished being converted to singlespeeder. Learning how to ride on one of these cro-mo frames back in the early 90's was a hoot, bright purple FTW!!!!
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dude- that thing is over $1000. why not find an original on Ebay or Craiglist for about $100, then spend some dough having it repaired and powdercoated? i'd go that route if i wanted an old stumpy. for under $500, you could have an original just as nice as the new, including all new components. just my 2 cents.
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dude- that thing is over $1000. why not find an original on Ebay or Craiglist for about $100, then spend some dough having it repaired and powdercoated? i'd go that route if i wanted an old stumpy. for under $500, you could have an original just as nice as the new, including all new components. just my 2 cents.
Five years dead but what the heck. I picked up a NOS 2007 frame/fork/headset not too long ago. The original stripped it for the group. I'm trying to source out some parts to get it rideable again.
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