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I think that`s what I have out in my shed, but don`t know how to confirm the year (just to know for sure). It`s a welded frame, Deore XT components ( everything M730), DT sticker says Tange DB- Japan, rear U-brake and paintjob like a Hawaiian shirt. I found an earlier thread that ALMOST looks like it, but the one I have here is a "Comp" model, so different components and a little different color? Anyway, can anybody confirm for me or direct me to an online catalogue or something? I`d sure appreciate it.

Here`s the thread I started on another subforum with a few more pics:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=544959
and here`s the earlier thread I found here in CRV:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=346844&highlight=1988+stumpjumper
There`s also a link on my original thread to one that`s supposedly an 88 Comp and does have the same paintjob as mine, but that bike looks to have been modified quite a bit.
 

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Yeah, something very good about that vintage. Overend, Demattei, Thomasburg era.

Should be interesting to watch the Wiens/Armstrong battle this weekend.

-Schmitty-
 

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I would recommend a chain over matching tires.
Nice, I was just trying to uphold our standards, that front tire is way too modern. Then you sweep in, and suggest something that will actually allow him to RIDE the bike... :p
 

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Haha! Yeah, the chain that was on it is so stiff it feels like somebody lubed it with Viagra at some point. I`ve got it soaking in some of that orange crap just in case I can save it, but I`ve got a new Sram 6-8 sp hanging around looking for a home if the old one doesn`t free up. Tires will probably be Big Apples if I keep it (possible), 2.0 Serfas Drifters if it goes where I was intending to send it (still most likely).

Any comments on the year? I haven`t yet found pics of another that was quite the same and haven`t found any Specialized version of "Vintage Trek" or online catalogue scans. My hurried research indicates that U-brakes were used for a pretty limited time between the rollers and straddle cantis and the M-730 components seem to go along with that.

I`m glad you guys like the bike- I cruise this forum from time to time but I`m always a little intimidated to post pics of my stuff because I have the impresion that you guys have already pretty much seen it all and in many cases even owned it all. My wife has the camera with her today, but I`ll grab some more pics tomight or tommorrow.
 

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I had the same paint-scheme Rockhopper Comp from the same era. That thing took some serious trail abuse without a whimper. I dig it.
 

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Your Stumpjumper is a '88 Comp model
 

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Some would say that's an 82 Rockhopper because it's got one of them U brakes. ;)

That's a nice frame. Some of the lesser Speshy models from that era had some beefy tubing. Not this one.
 

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I had the same paint-scheme Rockhopper Comp from the same era. That thing took some serious trail abuse without a whimper. I dig it.
I've got an 89 Rockhopper Comp with the same paint. It's got Deore II not XT. Truthfully, the Rockhopper Comp was as close to being a Stumpy as Specialized could make them. You had to move up to the Stumpjumper Comp to get a better bike than the the Rockhopper Comp.

Check out Jeff's link in the post above. The 88 Stumpy is basically the same as a Rockhopper Comp but listed for about $100 less.
 

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Ah ha! I had already checked your site, but didn`t notice the "Specialized Specs" part- just the individual bikes, and not the one I was looking for. The comp looks like a cross between the Stumpjumper and the Team and it seems sure now to be an 88 model.

Thanks for all the info, gang. You were a big help.
 

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It`s been a while, but I thought I`d come back for one more set of pics in "ready to roll" mode. I only ended up changing the tires, chain, and rear derailler cable/housing. I was going to recable the whole bike, but I noticed that the original housings were pretty unique (super fat) and I`d never be able to match them (at least without a big search and probably a big expense). I had some shifting issues though and changed the RD cable hoping to sort it out. It finally occurred to me that I`d put the derailler cage together backwards and the side of the cage was getting caught on some of the sprockets- doh! Brainfart! I gave it a set of 2.0 Serfas Drifters and decided to leave the XT brake pads alone until they wear out- for some reason they aren`t too hard. The lady it went to wasn`t able to pick it up for a week after I finished it, so I took the liberty of escorting the bike around our local riverside bike trail for an hour or so- didn`t get any comments though :( . Oh well- I had a blast fondling it for a while and the new owner absolutely loves it. Thanks again for the ID help.

Oh yeah- that must be the Biopaciest set of chainrings in the whole world! I thought B.P. was all the same, but even though I could see the cam type action on other B.P. cranks I`ve pedalled, these puppies really MOVE! Made me dizzy to watch down there.
 

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I love that paint, and most everything else about that bike, but the tires upset me.............
 
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