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So who out there has a vintage SJ? Last April I found a mint condition 1985 Stumpjumper on Ebay. It's museum quality, and I think I've waxed it more than I've ridden it. All original parts Suntour XC derailluers, shifters and pedals. Specialized hubs, headset, cranks, Saturae rims, Shimano cantilever brakes with Tomasselli levers. The only non original parts are the Specialized bullmoose bars, Specialized Enduro red grips, Specialized red bottle cage and Specialized Hemisphere tires. Too me, the bullmoose bars signify the golden age of the Stumpjumper, that's why I tracked down one, also on Ebay, and installed them. They remind me of my first two Stumpjumpers, a 1983 and a 1984. Both were stolen from me, the first in 1984 the second in 1986. Neither of them were ridden in the dirt, they were heavy street bombers as opposed to my touring road bike. I loved that 1984 SJ more than anything else, and was heart broken when I saw the Kryptonite lock that was supposed to protect it had been cracked open on Lafayette st. in the Summer of 1986 when I worked as a bike messenger in Manhattan. Inever got over the loss of that beautiful bike. When I found the 85 SJ on Ebay, I knew it was as close as I'd get to that 1984 SJ, so I had to have it. I only wish it had the biplane fork that my earlier SJ's had rather than the unicrown fork. 1985 was the year they went to the new fork and changed the frame just a little in the chain stays. I ride it only on nice days, and like it's grandfathers, it will never see the dirt. I have a totally reconfigured 1994 Rockhopper Comp I use for street riding, and a 1997 Stumpjumper M2 that Ihit the trails with. I am loyal to Specialized for life, they are the only bikes I will buy from now until my death.
 

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I had an 83 stumpy , Wish I still had it , but here is my Buddies , he still rides it every day as his commuter.







Look at those brake levers !!!

 

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What your buddy has there is the Sport version. It was about $200 cheaper than the Stumpjumper if I remember correctly. I believe the frames were the same, but the components were different. You see the SJ Sports selling on Ebay fairly often, but rarely the straight out Stumpjumper from the Golden years of the early 80's. The fact your buddy still rides it is testament to how strong the bikes are. I couldn't imagine ripping through a trail on one of these classics, you sit up so high on it, but it's a great heavy street bomber when proper street tires are used. If someone can tell me how to post a photo on here, I'll put one up.
 

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I dig that Cadillac emblem stuck on the front of that '83 Stumpjumper you got ! very cool... I have a 1984 Stumpjumper with Tomaselli brake levers...it's killer.
 

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I've go a stumpjumper that I don't know the year of (1982-1984). Bought the frame on craigslist and built it up as a gravel bike. Bicycle tire Bicycle frame Tire Bicycle wheel Wheel

Set up with a 1x9 and phil wood hubs (hoping to upgrade to a dyno hub up front and an 11 speed compatible in the back soon)
and compass switchback hills on velocity A23 rims
I set it up 650b and those wheels fit perfectly in the frame
 

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1983-1984? Mint stumpjumper special touring series

Craigslist find - they were asking $100 but since I had to drive 1 hour they agreed to $75 - it belonged to wife's father who had passed away 10 years ago & it has sat in their garage since. Now moving they didn't ride it and didn't have room for it - so I got it!
All original (I think; it has Le Tour derailleurs?) & in excellent condition!

Bicycle tire Tire Bicycle frame Wheel Bicycle wheel


Bicycle tire Bicycle frame Tire Wheel Bicycle wheel rim
 

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1983?

I am trying to determine the year on this Stumpjumper. I have searched for database of numbers could not find any. Also in the catalog specs on Mombat no reference to a black frame it also measures 19 1/2 " c to c thanks in advance
 

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I am trying to determine the year on this Stumpjumper. I have searched for database of numbers could not find any. Also in the catalog specs on Mombat no reference to a black frame it also measures 19 1/2 " c to c thanks in advance
This seams to be a non active page but if you can answer I would appreciate a reply. Another question is the steerer tube is out, do you know what manufacturers is used and the dates. If the tubing is Ishiwata do you have the sizes,
Many thanks
Les
 

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Not early 80's but here's my late 80's Stumpjumper. Prestige tubing, full Deore XT with top mount shifters. This was a great bike. I put thousands and thousands of miles on it.



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Thanks for the reply. I am wanting to know the weight af the bare 1982 Stumpjumper frame so to compare with a frame I have of the same period,
Les
 
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