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Goin Retro!!! (Complete with PICS)

Finally got this thing done. Now I just need to get out to the trail and test it out. I rode it around the neighborhood, and the group works fine. I get a bit of chain rub on the inside of the Front Der when in the granny gear. The der won't move in far enough to prevent it, so there's nothing that can be done. The limitter is all the way in. Ah well. Just something I have to live with. All other gears work great. I doubt I'll use the 20-32t much anyway, as I plan on mainly intermediate CX trail riding, and nothing too extreme.

Anyway, here's a series of pics, and a list of everything.

Bicycle- 2000-2001 Specialized Rockhopper Comp.

Frame- Aluminum Rockhopper Hardtail.

Forks- Manitou Spyder R

Headset- Stock Specialized 1-1/8" . Repainted gloss black.

Wheelset- Ritchey Rock Comp rims w/Specialized hubs.

Tires- Panaracer Smoke rear, Dart Classic front.

Stem/Bars/Seatpost- Kalloy UNO purple anodized.

Grips- OURY green.

Groupset- Shimano Deore LX M580 w/low normal dual control shifters.

Brakes- Stock Dia-Comps.

Brake Boosters- Piranha Racing purple anodized.

Crankset- Stock crankarms w/XT outer, Race Face middle, stock inner rings.

Pedals- Shimano M520.

Cassette- SRAM PG-980 11-32t.

Chain- IRD 990 Pro.

Saddle- E3 Gel.

Bottle cage- MT Zefal purple anodized.

Various anodized nuts and bolts-

Odyssey Ti binder.
Purple Chainring and M8 crankbolts.

Total Weight- I'm guessing around 23-24lbs.

It's nowhere near as heavy as my 28# commuter, but much heavier than my 17# roadie. Adding all of the upgraded components dropped a good 1-2lbs off the whole bike. That I know for sure, because I weighed all the parts to compare to the old stuff.

Total cost-

The bike was originally given to me for free. My friend bought it at a garage sale for $3, and it was too big for him. He also didn't want to spend alot of money to get it working again. He figured it wasn't worth it, as it was pretty trashed. So, he gave it to me, because the frame is my size.

To paint and upgrade- ~$500 for everything, including paint job, new Answer Palisade shoes, and pedals.

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