is an early 90's Stumpjumper Comp frame I purchased on e-bay. Perhaps
you might recognize it as they were - all flat gray, triple butted
with red decals. I had it Powder-coated by Sycip. They do nice work.
was intended as a single speed for the woods with a bigger gear
to get me across town to the park. I'm a bit of a fixed nut with
three out of five bikes that don't coast, so I settled on a gearing
scheme Sheldon Brown has mentioned a few times.
chainrings and a White Industries ENO rear hub. One side a 14T fixed,
the other a 17-19T double freewheel also from White Industries.
The larger chainring is a 36T, on the inside position to optimize
chainline while fixed. The smaller is a 32T on the outside. Works
great 36X14 fixed getting to and into the park till it's time, then
flop the rear wheel for a 32x17 or 19, for that nasty singletrack
and descents that can be an appreciated time of rest. The rear brake
can be a bit of a hassle as the ENO will settle your rim in a different
position upon flipping. It's nice to have easily adjustable shoes.
brakes are Paul's Neo-Retros with his Canti Levers. Cranks are Shimano
XT. Stem was supplied original equipment on my first Specialized
Stumpjumper. The bars are an alloy no-name I picked up at the LBS.
The pictured pedals are WTB grease guards, but I ride with clipless
in the woods. Brooks Champion Flyer and Salsa post. The rims are
Mavic 217 I think. Head set is also off my old mtn bike. What else
would last that long - Chris King. Oh, and the front brake cable
hanger is a Ringle'.
Santa Rosa, California