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    Hey guys, New specialized guy here

    A buddy of mine just got 2 new mountain bikes, so he was nice enough to give me his old one.

    Ive been out of the biking game all together for quite some time, but when I did bike it was mostly street riding, and every now and then a bmx course.

    But Im really looking forward to getting this thing back together and ripping up some of the local Illinois trails

    here is the bike as i got it, it had been sitting unused for 3 years, so it needed ALOT of tlc



    anyway, its down to bare frame now, now i can grease all the bearings...



    here are pics of what i have on route, i got everything i need for this one for $100 bucks, its not all TOP of the line stuff, but itll work great for the basic trail riding ill be doing, ebay magic does me well

    im also wiring a led in a guitar distortion pedal, in excange he is powder coating my frame/bars satin black

    and my other buddy that normally does my pc stuff, is doing my crank/crank/kneck in gloss black













    forks being prepped for paint



    brakes/gear selectors/ rear and front brakes all being soaked with pb blaster, to help break up the grime of sitting for 3 years... will probably wash them off and dry them tonight... and use some sand paper on the small rust areas


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    prepped the forks for paint last night, and sprayed the sections i wanted black, im going to spray the other section red tonight





    im also expecting all my parts back from powder coat, hoping to have it half together tonight

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    i should probably add, it was a complete bike when i got it.. that first pic was after i had removed quite a few parts...

    however alot of the parts were not salvageable..

    such as the seat/grips/cassette/derailleur/pedals/chain/cables

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    I particularly liked that vintage of Hardrock frame. Headtube area was so stout, you could build it into something really burly if you chose to; and groms could jump and thrash the crap out of them without hurting 'em. Kinda too bad they went away from that.

    Enjoy

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    thanks man, any clue what year frame it may be? I can probably ask my buddy the original owner... but im to lazy to text him at the moment lol

    like i said im just a newb, so keeping it pretty basic for now... depending on how things go, may wanna build a downhill fixie, guess well see

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    last night.. got my frame back, it looks awesome...

    also sprayed my forks... and they came out great











    my gear selectors/brakes/bottom bearing have been sitting i pb blaster here for two days now...

    gonna get them out and cleaned up tonight, as well as repack the bb with grease, and re attach the forks to the frame, and grease all of those bearings real well

    plan for tomorrow is to buy all new stainless hardware for the whole bike, prime it all, and paint it all red to match the forks...

    hopefully my other friend will have my neck/seat post/crank done tomorrow, so i can get the bike to 95% completion, as my seat/grips/cassette/derailleur should be arriving today

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    Looks like it's coming along great.
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