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We picked up a old stumpjumper today. Good fit and can't wait to ride it on the trails. Seatpost won't budge, but fortunately it's the right height! From what I've found, it appears to be 1983 model, (can anyone verify?) Here's a few specs::thumbsup: Looks original besides the tires and seat.

serial #M3B06667

CroMo Frame 19" Special Touring Cro-Mo double butted lugged tubing
cro Mo fork
Suntour mighty shifters
Suntour Mountech FD, Mountech RD
5spd cassette
Shimano canti brakes
Bull Moose bars/stem
araya Rims 26"
Laprade SR seatpost
Cranks Sugino AT
Suntour XO-II Bear Claw
Tommaselli Racer levers
 

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yeah, he's cleaning it up now w/ 0000 wool. He liked the filet job on the bullmoose.
 

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Nice pick up. Stainless Steel wool works so much better, and no scratches.
 

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Thats purty Richie but the cranks are all wrong for that bike. They would be much better on my 36 Mercury. I have a nice set of Sugino's I will trade you straight up. You can thank me later.
 

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Thats purty Richie but the cranks are all wrong for that bike. They would be much better on my 36 Mercury. I have a nice set of Sugino's I will trade you straight up. You can thank me later.
Ouch! I hope newbies on this forum aren't trading with you with trade offers like that.
 

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Ouch! I hope newbies on this forum aren't trading with you with trade offers like that.
He seems outwardly nice, but he is in fact Rumpfy's evil(er) twin...
 

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You're in luck, should you try to move that post some time. The flutes are below grade so to speak, so you can fill them with good penetrating oil, like Kroil, and really get it working. Trying to get it down a post that's tight all around is a beyotch....

Nice pick up!

RB, yours is stunning, beautiful job. How's she ride?
 

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Wasn't the main difference between 1982 and 1983 about 40 to 1.....
1983 production 40000
1982 production 1000
 

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sandmangts said:
Thats purty Richie but the cranks are all wrong for that bike. They would be much better on my 36 Mercury. I have a nice set of Sugino's I will trade you straight up. You can thank me later.
All joking aside, the Suginos would be the better deal as TA's were known for cracking when ridden off road frequently.;)
 

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All joking aside, the Suginos would be the better deal as TA's were known for cracking when ridden off road frequently.;)
Ya - I guess you're right. Maybe I should put a Saint crank on there - I heard they're pretty strong, too...
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Every time I have traded some bike part with Aaron, he has sent something extra in the carton. Last time a nice Ritchey seat tube sticker.
 
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