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Old 10-01-2009, 11:27 AM   #12406
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Well lookey here, a 2001 Specialized Stump Jumper FSR has just come up for sale in FM and it's very close to me - that's a sign I think

So, a 2001
Specialized Stump Jumper FSR - any good ? No disk brakes but I can live with that.

Thoughts ?

thoughts? I will never ride offroad on rim brakes again as long as I live unless someone drops off a mint Fat Chance on my doorstep for running to the bar
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:31 AM   #12407
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thoughts? I will never ride offroad on rim brakes again as long as I live unless someone drops off a mint Fat Chance on my doorstep for running to the bar
I hear ya

That said, I seriously doubt I will be riding the level of trails you do
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:29 PM   #12408
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oops, my Stumpjumper FSR Disc is a 2003, not a 2001. and Specialized site only goes back to 2002, so I can't tell you if the forks that came on an 01 non-disc have the bosses to mount a disk brake.
Judging from the pics in the FM post, the bike Merc is looking at does have disc mounts on the frame and fork. But the wheels don't look like they have disc hubs, and the front wheel is radially laced, which is a no-no for discs, IIRC. So converting to discs would probably mean new wheels.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:33 PM   #12409
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The Stumpjumper would have been reasonably high spec for it's era. But, it's likely fairly heavy, won't have tons of suspension travel (relative to new bikes), and could be beat to shit.

For the right price? It'll make a decent trail bike.

But, for an urban scoot-around bike? I'd look elsewhere unless the deal is smokin'.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:01 PM   #12410
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thoughts? I will never ride offroad on rim brakes again as long as I live unless someone drops off a mint Fat Chance on my doorstep for running to the bar
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:02 PM   #12411
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I hear ya

That said, I seriously doubt I will be riding the level of trails you do
That is cool, just think of it like you are riding a motorcycle with drum brakes. They stop the bike ok, but all bikes have discs now.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #12412
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Judging from the pics in the FM post, the bike Merc is looking at does have disc mounts on the frame and fork. But the wheels don't look like they have disc hubs, and the front wheel is radially laced, which is a no-no for discs, IIRC. So converting to discs would probably mean new wheels.
Thanks

Let's get the bike in the garage before we start farkling it m'kay
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:06 PM   #12413
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The Stumpjumper would have been reasonably high spec for it's era. But, it's likely fairly heavy, won't have tons of suspension travel (relative to new bikes), and could be beat to shit.

For the right price? It'll make a decent trail bike.

But, for an urban scoot-around bike? I'd look elsewhere unless the deal is smokin'.
Well I don't care too much about the weight of it, it seems to have been sprung for getting on for my weight (as it turns out), it seems to be in good condition and it does indeed appear to be a pretty good deal.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #12414
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It is coming up on the time of year where snow and ice will cover my roads.

Any advice on exercise bikes or those devices to attach my bike to (stand type things) to allow me to continue riding regularly during winter?
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:35 PM   #12415
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It is coming up on the time of year where snow and ice will cover my roads.

Any advice on exercise bikes or those devices to attach my bike to (stand type things) to allow me to continue riding regularly during winter?
drop back about 2 winters ago in this thread, say about 400 pages or so, and you'll find a LONG series of threads on it.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:46 PM   #12416
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This is when I know I'm wrong and call you gay.
Notice I never said you were wrong. You may have had that experience. (I don't know, I wasn't there...)

All I'm sayin is that when I was workin for a Fisher dealer, we didn't have any bikes come in broken.

Now, I can be called gay as in happy, but not gay as in finding love in hairy bungholes. Ya lycra wearing, leg shaving, bicycle riding faggot!

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:48 PM   #12417
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thoughts? I will never ride offroad on rim brakes again as long as I live unless someone drops off a mint Fat Chance on my doorstep for running to the bar
I've hadta go back because the wheels I bought were rim-brake only.

Yeah, I like discs better, but I still ride cantis on my cross bike, so V-brakes are mo bettah.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:51 PM   #12418
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drop back about 2 winters ago in this thread, say about 400 pages or so, and you'll find a LONG series of threads on it.

Hell I just want something reasonably priced that will do as advertised. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:57 PM   #12419
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It is coming up on the time of year where snow and ice will cover my roads.

Any advice on exercise bikes or those devices to attach my bike to (stand type things) to allow me to continue riding regularly during winter?
What Pierce said:

To recap: Fluid trainers = mo bettah Feels more like the road ie: exponential resistance not linear resistance (mag) and MUCH quieter than fans (DAMHIK)

There's also the electronical gizmos that let you hook up to a monitor/tv/computer and ride against another rider. Motivation for those lonely hours spent on the trainer.

Spinervals = good if you want some hard workouts

I like having both a trainer AND rollers. Rollers keep you from developing bad spins 'cause ya gotta maintian yer position on the rollers or you fall off!

Secondhand is good m'kay.

On that note: if you can get more'n one of yer buddies suckered into riding with you, it makes the time go by faster than if you were riding along. Again, DAMHIK how boring riding the trainer can be. The upside to trainers is that there's no coasting. No tailwinds. No stop signs. Nuthin. You ain't pedalin, you ain't working out.

Next time yer out, pay attention to how often you coast... Its eye opening!

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:12 PM   #12420
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What Pierce said:

To recap: Fluid trainers = mo bettah Feels more like the road ie: exponential resistance not linear resistance (mag) and MUCH quieter than fans (DAMHIK)

There's also the electronical gizmos that let you hook up to a monitor/tv/computer and ride against another rider. Motivation for those lonely hours spent on the trainer.

Spinervals = good if you want some hard workouts

I like having both a trainer AND rollers. Rollers keep you from developing bad spins 'cause ya gotta maintian yer position on the rollers or you fall off!

Secondhand is good m'kay.

On that note: if you can get more'n one of yer buddies suckered into riding with you, it makes the time go by faster than if you were riding along. Again, DAMHIK how boring riding the trainer can be. The upside to trainers is that there's no coasting. No tailwinds. No stop signs. Nuthin. You ain't pedalin, you ain't working out.

Next time yer out, pay attention to how often you coast... Its eye opening!

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