Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ezra is an amazing person and a kick ass bike builder

I just watched this video today, but his photos and his bikes left me in awe.
True Beauty.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Vintage Bike to benefit Marine League Charities

Specialized Stumpjumper Year 2 1983 1984 Vintage 30 years of MTB History 17"
100% of sale is going to the Marine League Charities, current asking price is $800

This is a farm Fresh Pick that I did a rolling restoration on. The bike is also available for ebay sale and I expect to exceed my $500 goal but prefer to sell it off ebay.

Non original components include Tires, Freewheel, Chain, Bottom Bracket, Rear Derailleur, Thumb shifters, Grips. New components include Grips, Seat, Freewheel and Chain. The bike is in riding condition as it sits today. Here are the historical specs from MOMBAT on this bike.

Original Components are in ALL CAPS. Year, Model, Frame, Fork, Headset, Rear Derailleur, Front Derailleur, Hubs, Rims, Tires, Brakes, Brake Levers, Crank, Pedals, Shifter, Bars, Freewheel, Stem, Color 1983, Stumpjumper, TANGE CRO-MO, DB CRO-MO, Channel Seal, Suntour Mountech, SUNTOUR MOUNTECH, SPECIALIZED SEALED, ARAYA 7X, Stumpjumper, Mafac canti, TOMMASELLI, SUGINO AT TRIPLE 26/36/46, Suntour XC I, Suntour thumb, Ritchey bull moose, Suntour 5 13/30, na, BLUE 1984, Stumpjumper OS, Cro-Moly, Cro-Mo, Suntour LeTech, Suntour LeTech, Specialized sealed, Saturae anno, Tri-Cross, SHIMANO DEORE XT, Tommaselli Sugino, TAT 26/36/46, SUNTOUR XC II, Suntour thumb, SPECIALIZED MOD IV, Suntour NW 13/30, SLINGSHOT ALLOY

This is going to make a nice addition to someone's collection. This 17" version has very little rust as a Arizona bike, It has been washed and reconditioned. I did notice the top of seat tube is splayed out somewhat at tips, but 26.6 SR post seems to be in just fine. The right side of the paint has some sun fading and pictures are best way to grade this magnificent ride.

Since this bike was last listed I returned the bike back to a more mid eighties functioning. Grip shift and 7 spd drivetrain were removed. Shimano non indexing thumb-shifters, a new high polish 5spd chain and freewheel were added with Oury style grips. The Gel saddle was replaced with new saddle, but I am open to swaps.

Normally I respond within 5 minutes to BEST OFFERS, please understand that with this item due to the high demand I am likely to let some offers simmer while others are coming in. The bike is also on my blog with more photos. I am always willing to chat with potential buyers and questions and clarifications are always appreciated with vintage bicycles.

Given a bit more time I would polish out the cranks, clean the pedal spindles, clean some overspray off the seatpost, swap in an original bottom bracket. But these are great items for the NEW OWNER to consider as the bike is great as it sits.

 100% of the auction proceeds are going to the Marine League Charities, an Arizona 501.C(3) Not-For-Profit Charitable Corporation EID 86-0944607. As a matter of fact if you would like to pay via check, you can get credit for the Tax Donation. They are a great local Arizona charity that I have supported for years. 100% goes to a very worthy cause.