My brother got this Specialized Hard Rock for me for Christmas, 1998. I bike commuted on it until 2008, and have toured on it twice so far, with another one planned for this spring. It's been a great bike. I've mostly rebuilt it twice (wheels, bottom bracket, cassette/freewheel, crankset), and repainted it last fall.
Nearing a "finished" (meaning ride-able) product. Posted the first pic a while ago, but wanted to show the progress made.
Don't have a real "before" shot, but this is just after painting and new headset & fork. I started with a Trek Mtn Track 850 from 1994.
Now, I've got new everything else; BB, cranks, pedals, chain, rear cassette (11-34), wheels, tires, seatpost, headset, front fork, stem, handlebars, and now bar-end shifters. I just need derailers and brakes to be done.
@chris_in_miami It is indeed. It is the LHT, but I didn't want the branding because a lot of bikes get stolen around my office. I started scraping the stickers off, but then realized I was damaging the paint, so stopped when I got to "Sur".
that is a beautiful bike Charles.
Most of the work is done. Its a mid or late 80's Schwinn High Sierra. All I have left are some little things and some dialing in. I will eventually build a wheelset for it, but not in the very near future.
Looking good degan! I need a stubby stem like yours for my Rockhopper. I'm feeling a bit too stretched out due the length of the top tube...
Thanks, I happened to have that stem in a pile of parts and thought it would be perfect, seeing that the top tube is pretty long. Also, its super tall. So far I've spent about $50 total on the whole thing. Everything else I already had or traded things for it.
Here is my 1984 Ross Mt. Rainier. I have really enjoyed this bike. I just recently ordered a Long Haul Trucker and while I'm looking forward to it, in some respects I feel I'm cheating on the Ross.
Love the handlebars and overall look on the Ross. Makes a good ol' fashioned "country bike". I'd never get rid of it, just will it to someone you really love when the time comes.
About the same time I added the bars I added the B72 Brooks. I walked into a bike show in Iowa and asked if they had a Brooks by any chance. The guy replied, "Sort of." He pulled out a dusty old looking Brooks and said he had traded someone for it. I got it and a new seat post for $50. It turns out the seat was new and had never been installed on anything. I cleaned the dust off, treated it and it was comfortable immediately.
Riding on the B72 made it difficult to decide what to put on the LHT. I almost went with a Champion Flyer. My original thought was a B17. I did finally decide on the B17 Special Honey with the copper rails and rivets.
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just changed to a friend's 2nd hand voodoo bizango... the eyelet on the non-driveside gives me jitters although the frame is a dream!
i got the disc brake hose clamps made by jagwire a day or two after this photo was taken, so yeah, it's neater now!
I just put new tires, dumped the biopace, and added a blue B-17. Not sure if I'll do anything else to it.
1975 23" Ross Grand Tour Fixed Gear (Fujita Belt)
1987 21" Specialized Rock Hopper(B-17)
1989? 15" Specialized Rock Hopper (B-17s)
1992 60cm Specialized Allez Pro (Wright W3N)
1986 Borthwick Road Tandem(Team Pro/B-67s Imperial)
Specialized StreetStomper. It rides pretty nice and I think this touring conversion will work out well for me I used it for a bit before doing this and really enjoyed it.
Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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1988 Specialized Sirrus, 1989 Alpine Monitor Pass MTB, 2007 Specialized Sirrus 700C hybrid, 2007 Schwinn Town & Country trike, 1970 "Resto-Improved" Raleigh 20, 1970 "WIP" Raleigh 20, and 1980 "WIP" Schwinn Town & Country trike
Street Stomper is a new one on me- I like it
Yeah, I never heard of the Street Stomper, either. Obviously a variant of the Rockhopper. Cool!