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1989 Specialized Rockhopper Budget Build

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Specialized Rockhopper, 19", 1989

Control Tech 1" quill stem; steel black riser bar from daughter's Univega hybrid

Stock, 1"

Stock Mountain LX, Commuter tire

Stock Mountain LX, Commuter tire

Mountain LX with Onza Buzz Saw rings

Serfas gel

Nashbar alloy cage pedals and straps

Suntour Power Ratchet Friction shifters; Mountain LX derailleurs

Early 90's Deore DX levers (with shifter mounts still attached!); Mountain LX canti's

Stock Shimano 21 speed

What?

Picked up this bike at my local Goodwill for thirty. Added my own stem, handlebar, tires and saddle. Stripped the frame down and did gloss white "rattle can" paint job. Added several coats of polyurethane over the weak paint. Seems to work. Recently added Suntour Power Ratchet Thumbies and blue Oury grips. Less than a hundred invested overall! Just need new brake levers and new cables/housing.

People who friended this bike per.k, campystamp, Mtbfixed


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