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Just finished this '94 Specialized HardRock Rebuild

Old 05-20-21, 08:47 PM
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Just finished this '94 Specialized HardRock Rebuild

Just showing off, here.
I took a lot of "during" the rebuild pics so if you want to see the build in progress the full album is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rattle...57718972999973Here's what it looked like when I got it:



Here's the glamour shots I took today to post it for sale. Hope you like how it turned out as much as I do!









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Old 05-20-21, 09:50 PM
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Love the black and red theme. Nice components too!
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Old 05-23-21, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Love the black and red theme. Nice components too!
Thanks. I was pretty pleased how it turned out. I wish all the shades of red were more matched but in the end it's pretty close. I thought it was funny how even the grips and the chainring both from RaceFace weren't the same shade of red lol.
Hopefully someone scoops it up soon so I can make my money back heh
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Old 05-24-21, 06:03 PM
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Please explain the rear cassette a bit. I just rebuilt a 7 speed so it would have a 40T but that looks larger.
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Old 05-25-21, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Please explain the rear cassette a bit. I just rebuilt a 7 speed so it would have a 40T but that looks larger.
It is. It's an 11-42t 9 speed cassette. I swapped out the wheels for new ones that had a 9 speed hub. The entire groupset is Microshift Advent so I had no issues with the new derailleur working with the cassette size.
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Old 05-28-21, 12:42 PM
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Very nice build. Love the mix of old and new. Canti’s and Advent... excellent.

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Old 06-27-21, 07:12 PM
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I'm sorry, but why do all this work to a Hardrock? Surely would be better to be patient and find a Stumpjumper... big difference in the frames.
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Old 06-28-21, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by c0rbin9 View Post
I'm sorry, but why do all this work to a Hardrock? Surely would be better to be patient and find a Stumpjumper... big difference in the frames.
We have a thread going right now in C&V on contemporary Stumpies... let's just say crack kills
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Old 07-05-21, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by c0rbin9 View Post
I'm sorry, but why do all this work to a Hardrock? Surely would be better to be patient and find a Stumpjumper... big difference in the frames.
The frame belonged to a friend of mine in the neighborhood. She didn't want it anymore and it had been sitting in storage for almost 20 years. I got it for free. This was a rebuild of opportunity.
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I'm sorry, but why do all this work to a Hardrock? Surely would be better to be patient and find a Stumpjumper... big difference in the frames.
Someone is jealous.
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My first bike was a 1991 Hardrock. I was 13. Yellow decals on a black frame. 200gs and Biopace.
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