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wheel base : country mile

April 14, 2016

We don’t need another hero and I don’t need another bike but I’ve rejuvenated 393 Rock Hoppers over the years for so so so many other people now finally one of them is for me.

This is my newest used bike in its rough draft outline first iteration form but as President of the Profile Design Cup Holders Club I had to install a bottle cage right away but it’s not just any bottle cage it’s the ultimate facilitator of travel along the coffee-beer continuum able to accommodate road masters as well as tall boys just as well as tall drip coffees and plain old water in water bottles. I’ve been dehydrated since 1997 you know diuretic-schmiuretic  

The dropouts are semi sorta horizontal so it can go single-speededly but most likely it will go 7-speeds with XT thumbies naturally like urban utility with room for bigger big big tires and fenders if need be in a clod hopper long wheel base thursday is the new black stealthy 559 bsd so six years ago Suntour Shimano mashup thrift store accessibility sort of way.  

The foundation is set for this bike to be built up and over the next few weeks it will end up looking just like all my other bikes because it’s one of my bikes now.  One is not enough and seven is too many ( you know that Bianchi is for sale )


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pilder said...

1989 - 1994ish. ??? if you know what year this thing is let me know. it was all Suntour X-1 7 speed freewheel with the clicky clicky pod shifters.

Posted April 14, 2016 09:40 PM | Reply to this comment

Alistair said...

My guess is 1991. Not 100% sure of that though.

Posted April 15, 2016 05:43 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to Alistair...

that's a great guess. it looks like there was a lot of xc pro Suntour on the stumpjumpers in 1991. i am sure the suntour group is OE and the x-1 is many rungs down the ladder from xc pro but it will really help to figure out when this bike was mass produced. 1991 sounds good to me. OE was mostly shimano with a smattering of Suntour

Posted April 15, 2016 09:29 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder replied to Alistair...

i think you're right auf Deutsch http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/15594-2/Spec_Bikes91_Mini.pdf

Posted April 15, 2016 09:42 PM | Reply to this comment

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