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Old 02-22-18, 08:13 AM
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Specialized Hardrock "vintage" touring?

Anyone tour on a hardrock from 2000 and older?

Just did a build..can't figure out how to post pics here yet..
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Old 02-22-18, 08:56 AM
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Host them on https://imgur.com/ and paste the links here.

How-to.
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Old 02-22-18, 09:39 AM
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Pic! Thanks for the pic tip

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Host them on https://imgur.com/ and paste the links here.

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Thank you!
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Old 02-22-18, 09:44 AM
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Before after

Changed everything new headse, bottom bracket, shifters, brakes, while drive train...next is new rear wheel..the hub screw as stripped so I gotta get a new rear wheel for 8 speed..
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Looking good!
You can also post it in the Classic & Vintage forum in the Show Your Vintage MTB Drop Bar Conversions-thread if you ever convert it to a drop-bar setup.
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Old 02-22-18, 11:31 AM
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Looking good!
You can also post it in the Classic & Vintage forum in the Show Your Vintage MTB Drop Bar Conversions-thread if you ever convert it to a drop-bar setup.
Thanks I had thought about drop bars..but I had neck surgery a year ago and a bit nervous about drop bars now..I'll be adding trekking bars on Saturday I got the nashbar ones

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Old 02-25-18, 05:11 PM
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Thanks I had thought about drop bars..but I had neck surgery a year ago and a bit nervous about drop bars now..I'll be adding trekking bars on Saturday I got the nashbar ones
i tour with flatter bars. lots of folks do. great looking paint job man!
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Old 02-26-18, 10:38 PM
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i tour with flatter bars. lots of folks do. great looking paint job man!
NICE! Wednesday I get new shwalbes! Since this pic I added new pedals and have fenders but having an issue with the fork bracket thing going up far enough to get the bold through


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I did some one-nighters and maybe a two-nighter, with rear panniers and a handlebar bag. A solid platform IMO, though I'd want more hand positions for a longer tour or long days.

I think other than tires and fenders it was pretty stock.
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Old 02-27-18, 12:07 AM
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Here's my Rockhopper Comp tourer. North Roadbars, spd/flat pedals, ergo grips wrapped with cloth tape, etc.. I like it a lot!
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Old 03-05-18, 03:24 PM
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Here's my Rockhopper Comp tourer. North Roadbars, spd/flat pedals, ergo grips wrapped with cloth tape, etc.. I like it a lot!
Thats an awesome ride!
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Here's my Rockhopper Comp tourer. North Roadbars, spd/flat pedals, ergo grips wrapped with cloth tape, etc.. I like it a lot!
This is what Ive done so far...I gotta get a front rack thatll fit without braze ons..and possibly a new rear wheel before I head out on a mini tour..but Im in no rush...

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This is what Ive done so far...I gotta get a front rack thatll fit without braze ons..and possibly a new rear wheel before I head out on a mini tour..but Im in no rush...

Got a rear rack and bag the other day. Need to get some longer eyelet bolts to fit it.
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Old 03-28-18, 12:14 AM
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Tried it



Took it out..90 miles..rode like a Cadillac 😆
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Old 03-28-18, 04:20 PM
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Old 03-28-18, 10:26 PM
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Took it out..90 miles..rode like a Cadillac 😆
In your first pic, I was going to recommend raising the tube and handlebars, but looks like you've already done that. I can't believe how far back you were able to put the panniers. Looks good
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In your first pic, I was going to recommend raising the tube and handlebars, but looks like you've already done that. I can't believe how far back you were able to put the panniers. Looks good
Thank ya!
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That looks great! Mine's a 2000 or so that looks like it's the same frame. What stem are you using? I had to cut the OEM one off when I replaced the steering head bearings and replaced it with a shorter version that was at the shop - it's not the same as what I'm used to.
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Took it out..90 miles..rode like a Cadillac 😆
awesome! looks like you got it dialed in.
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Old 03-31-18, 11:13 PM
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That looks great! Mine's a 2000 or so that looks like it's the same frame. What stem are you using? I had to cut the OEM one off when I replaced the steering head bearings and replaced it with a shorter version that was at the shop - it's not the same as what I'm used to.
Thank ya! Specialized stem from my hybrid..swapped it for one I had laying around stem riser is one I got off Amazon can't remember what it is lol
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That looks great! Mine's a 2000 or so that looks like it's the same frame. What stem are you using? I had to cut the OEM one off when I replaced the steering head bearings and replaced it with a shorter version that was at the shop - it's not the same as what I'm used to.
Yep it's a 2000!
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You guy's have me jealous! Guess I need to ante up and get a Brooks for the Rockhopper. Always thought one would be cool, just cheaped out!Added a rack this morning. Did a 20 mile history ride today......
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I had a 1992 Stumpjumper. I loved that bike and today it would be a kickass tourer, but I lent it to a friend and it got stolen. I can almost forgive my friend, but I will never forget that bike.
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