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Can anyone tell me what model this Specialized is?

Old 05-29-08, 02:56 PM
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Can anyone tell me what model this Specialized is?

Hi There

First time posting here, long time lurker. Have learnt a lot from this forum. Thanks.

Can anyone help me identify this Specialized frame? I'm thinking of buying it and I'd love to know what model the frame is and how old it is. Most of the components have been added on, so it's the frame I'm most interested in identifying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I love the way this bike rolls and handles.

A buddy says the embossed Specialized logo on the top tube should help identify it, but I can't find a reference to this anywhere.

Am posting images as links. Couldn't get it to work otherwise.

Right

Specialized Logo

Left

Front Tubes

Rear Triangle

Centre Post

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.

Pat

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Old 05-29-08, 03:05 PM
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The only link that worked for me was the last one, which didn't show much of the bike.

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Old 05-29-08, 04:39 PM
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Yep, the only one that worked for me was the last one as well. All I could tell from that was it is either an aluminum frame or someone did a really bad job on welding the steel.
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Old 05-29-08, 06:45 PM
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pics are working now

thanks guys

I've fixed the links, the pics should be working now. Pat
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Old 05-29-08, 09:27 PM
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I'm guessing a Hard Rock or Rock Hopper. Vintage 2k+.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:15 PM
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Looks like a 2003 rockhopper with a rigid fork.

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Late 90's Hard Rock. One of the Clydes recently picked up one of them.
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yeah..and it still has the mount on the seat stay for the disk brake set up, if you want to go that way of course. Maybe sell the front end on it now and go for the Surly Instigator fork...
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What about a Stumpjumper?
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Originally Posted by Industrial View Post
Looks like a 2003 rockhopper with a rigid fork.

Close, but the top tube cable routing on the unknown frame is on the underside of the frame, vs top tube above. Probably a yearly variation.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Late 90's Hard Rock. One of the Clydes recently picked up one of them.
Linky?
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Can't help you with identifying the bike, but I'm digging the look of the "stacked dimes" welding.
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Thanks for all your help guys.
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I've asked a few friends about this since I posted it here and most of them seem to think it's a Stumpjumper but we're none the wiser as to year, model. Can anyone say definitively? It's very hard to tell, just based on the frame. Thanks for all the help.
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Try e-mailing specialized the serial number stamped on the bottom bracket assuming there is a serial number there. You'll probably have to move the plastic piece holding the derailuier cables.
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Old 06-10-08, 02:23 PM
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Try e-mailing specialized the serial number stamped on the bottom bracket assuming there is a serial number there. You'll probably have to move the plastic piece holding the derailuier cables.
Thanks industrial. I did that; no joy. I also sent them some pics, as they asked, and they still couldn't identify the frame. Curiouser and curiouser!
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Old 06-10-08, 08:42 PM
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  1. I concur with Industrial; Cable routing is based on frame size and geometry. TOP on small frames, SIDE on mediums and UNDER on larges. It's a hopper.
  2. Bike has been theft-proofed: stripped frame not only looks cool but lack of well-known emblem deters thieves. Locking axle skewers and bolted seatpost clamp.
  3. Heavy mid/low-end suspension fork replaced with rigid fork
  4. Removable fenders.
  5. Solid mid-level drivetrain components.
  6. Looks well maintained
Conclusion: Looks to me like a bomb-proof custom commuter. If the asking is reasonable I'd pounce on it.
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Old 06-16-08, 07:21 AM
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Thanks Cody and everyone. You're right, it's a great bike. I love it. I rode 200m last night on the crock I used to ride. Unbelievable how bad it is after getting used to the Specialized. I'd never have thought a bike could make such a difference. It was being back on the bus having got used to driving a Porsche.

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