Specialized Stumpjumper 1992An old friend of mine asked if I wanted to have his old bike, a Specialised Stumpjumper 1992. I can't say no to a bike and knew it was going to be in pretty good condition. So I got it the other day and marvelled!! Apart from the odd spot of rust on the frame it is pretty well in immaculate condition. What blew me away was the original kit on the bike, right down to the handlebar grips! It's like being transported 17 years back! It's incredible the changes that have evolved.
Everything on the bike is as it was in 1992. The frame is Tange Prestige CroMo with Direct Drive rigid forks. The kit is XT/DX with XT push/push STI shifters which the LBS put on in to replace the standard Thumb Shifters. It has DX cantilever brakes as well (remember them!!). The rims are black anodised and pretty well unscratched on braking surface on the front! Even the tyres are in A1 condition with a little threads of rubber from the moulding still on the blocks!
My only sadness is that it is a 16.5" frame and somewhat too small for me to ride. You can't have it all!
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