Specialized Stumpjumper Comp '91

This is where it all began! I did my first race on this bike way back in 1992. It was my only bike for some time, before I
gained a road bike, so was used for riding to school and mountain biking at least twice a week. I continued to race it until I
went to America in 2000 (and bought Stumpy 2). It has also seen touring action in the UK and France.

I had the frame powder coated after two years - much tougher than the original paint, it has lasted pretty well subsequently.
I am worried that the frame is rusting from the inside out though..... The bike has been through quite a lot of components
over the years - the only original parts left are the frame, fork, rear brake and thumbshifters.

In 2008, having brought Stumpy over to Oregon, I stripped the frame (had to melt the old BB cups out!), filled the dents and
resprayed it a fetching sapphire blue.

It might look a little retro now, but good ol' Stumpy still rides very well. I don't ride it quite so often these days, but it is still
a lot of fun out in the woods. And you can't beat the rumble of a Tioga disc drive!

Reconditioned with new paint and a few new 'period' components:

As it was:

And when it was new, back in 1991 - from a MBUK test (they said the grey finish looked 'cool and understated'!):


Frame: Specialized Direct Drive Tange Prestige, powder coated
Fork: Specialized Direct Drive Tange Prestige, powder coated
Headset: Stronglight needle roller bearing
Seatpost: Ritchey Logic WCS
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Stem: Control Tech quill, 130mm
Handlebars: Spectre carbon
Brake Levers: X-lite Chicken Sticks
Gear shifters: Shimano Deore XT thumbshifters
Cables: Shimano
Front Brake: Avid Tri-Align 3 V-brake style
Rear Brake: Avid Tri-Align 3 cantilever
Bottom Bracket: FSA Ultimax
Chainset: Cook Bros. E-crank, 170mm with Pace 33/45 rings
Pedals: Shimano SPD
Chain: Sachs PC49
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX, bottom pull
Rear Derailleur: Shimano STX-RC
Cassette: Shimano XTR, 12-32 8spd
Front Wheel: Hope Lightweight hub, Mavic M231, DT radial spokes
Rear Wheel: Shimano Deore XT parrallex hub, WTB rim, Tioga Disc Drive Pro
Tyres: Specialized Team Edition Team Master/Team Control
Wheel skewers: Ringle Ti-sticks
Bottle cages: Specialized Ribcage/Profile Kage
Computer: Avocet 40

Weight: 24 lbs