don't know if my steel Stumpjumper could be called a classic, but
it's old, rigid and you sure don't see many out on the trail. The
frame is a '93 Specialized Stumpjumper with a Tange rigid fork.
I set it up with mostly old Shimano Deore LX components. I did add
newer Tektro cantilever brakes. They are way easier to set up than
the old Shimanos and they stop better too. I could not resist the
Ringle peace sign cable hangers, as I always lusted after them when
I was young. My other favorite piece is the Deore DX top mount shifters.
I've had the same set on three different bikes now and they never
break or wear out. I leave them in friction mode and they shift
better than many index levers. The whole bike weighs in at exactly
26 pounds: not bad for an old bike.
ride is everything I wanted. Fast and stiff on steep climbs and
brain rattling on descents. It's quick enough for me, though, and
doesn't beat you up as much as some full suspension fans might think.
for the great web site,