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Specialized Rockhopper FS 1998

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Specialized Rockhopper 1998 / Ritchey Nitanium

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Totally cleaned and rebuild this '98 Rockhopper using most of the original parts. Greased everything, only replaced saddle, stem, handlebars, brakes and threw on some vintage tyres. Ordered some Continental X-King tyres so i can really use it on the track.

Unfortunately some idiot painted some parts of the headtube, any tips on cleaning that?

I am gonna use this bike on the flat singlestracks here in the Netherlands, might rebuild it to a 650B singlespeed in the summer.

People who friended this bike Mtbfixed, campystamp

Your handle bars appear to

Your handle bars appear to be upside down

Thanks, i thought there was

Thanks, i thought there was something strange to it but couldn't really put the finger on it

Flats typically have a

Flats typically have a slight sweep back towards the rider and a slight bend up

Changed it yesterday, much

Changed it yesterday, much better now! Thanks for your help! I will make some new pics when i ride it on the local trail (waiting for better weather unfortunately)

Sweet ride

ATB. I love a retro ride and yours is beautiful.Fully rigid mtbs rock and single speeds are even cooler.I built my 1986 Rockhopper as a single speed but Ive been thinking about gearing it dont know yet as Delaware is fairly flat.Awesome bike dude.

Thanks for the kind words!

Thanks for the kind words! Hopefully it rides great too, havent been onto a trail on it yet



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