I searched for nearly a year before I found this 1995 Hardrock on Craig's List. It was in rough shape so many of the components were replaced. The wheels were rusty so I used two I had from a Hardrock I had originally purchased in 1992. That bike met it's demise when it tangled with my friends truck. Guess I saved those wheels for a reason. The good wheel did not have a freehub so I re-laced it with the one from the rust bike. This made it easier to achieve a straight chain line. The frame was stripped of it's original paint and decals, then rattle can sprayed with Duplicolor - Wedgewood Metallic. The color is a lacquer and therefore kinda soft, so I clear coated it with an enamel. The results are not too bad.

- Panaracer Uff Da 2.35" tires
- Kalloy aluminum handlebar
- Profile threadless converter with Dimension stem
- Dimension brown leather saddle
- Origin8 crank 175mm with Sinz 37t ring
- generic 16t cog with Origin8 spacers
- Wellgo MG-1 magnesium pedals
- cool Peace sign brake cable hangers with skull-in-cog decal ( to hide small dent).
The shot with the cannons is a Confederate redoubt at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield park.

The German Shepard is Babe. She is the neighbor's dog rescued from a local shelter- too sweet a dog to put down.

Thanks for a great site.


Marietta, GA


Specialized Hardrock - side angled view
Specialized Hardrock - chainline detail
Specialized Hardrock - Cantilever Brake detail
Specialized Hardrock - non drive side view
Specialized Hardrock - Hanging Out with Babe




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