I'm the original owner of this '87 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp. I bought it in 1987 when I was an employee of a Portland Oregon area bike shop. I road it more in the mountains in the early days then I do now. Most everything on it is original except for the Brooks saddle,Ergon grips, water bottle cages (Specialized carbon), and the pedals. Today, with the Schwalbe Big Apple tires on it, I use it as an in town cruiser for fun and exercise. I tried, but couldn't get Fat Franks to fit in the rear. My renters insurance paid for this bike after my '86 Stumpjumper was stolen in a home burglary (a Specialized getaway). I was able to convince them that the "replacement" for my lugged '86 Stumpjumper was an '87 Stumpjumper Comp. Since I was able to get it on the shop employee discount from Specialized, I was able to convince them. A great bike. I'm glad I hung on to it, unlike a few others I had from that era and older that I still kick myself for selling

(ed. note - Tom's posting got stuck in a data tangle, and as a result wasn't posted immediately. He sent me this addendum to his original post which I'm including.)

Jim, after reviewing some of the other posts in the "current classics" I thought I would detail the original components on my '87 Stumpjumper Comp that I sent to you a few weeks back as it might be of interest to your viewers. I pulled these specs out of the '87 Specialized catalog that I still have. The suggested retail for this bike in 1987 was $835. For comparison, the Stumpjumper Team came in at $1,535.

Original Equipment
Frame - CrMo double butted tubing, lugged construction, forged drop out with double eyelets
Fork - Specialized lugged uni-crown, CroMo blades & steerer
Headset - Specialized steel, channel sealed
Bars - Specialized Team flat bar, black anodized
Stem - Specialized MTB-3 black anodized
Brakes - Shimano Deore XT front cantilevers, U-Brake under chainstays with oversize cables. Deore XT black anodized levers
Crankset - Shimano Deore XT Biopace II chainring 28 x 38 48 (there's an idea that came and went)
Btm Brkt - Specialized CB-2E sealed
Derailleurs - Shimano Deore XT S.I.S.
Shifters - Deore XT S.I.S.
Freewheel - Deore XT Freehub 13-16-19-22-26-30
Hubs - Deore XT Freehub with quick release
Rims - Specialized GX-26, 26 x 1.5 gray anodized alloy, 14G Wheelsmith Stainless Spokes

Later additions
Saddle - Brooks Flyer Special
Pedals - Shimano Clipless
Tires - Schwalbe Big Apple 26 x 2.0
Water Bottle Cages - Specialized carbon






Specialized Stumpjumper Comp - side view

Specialized Stumpjumper Comp - front end detail

Specialized Stumpjumper Comp - drivetrain detail


Specialized Stumpjumper Comp - front angle view



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