Weight: 25.8 lbs/11.7 kg
Frame & Fork: Specialized Direct Drive Light Cr-Mo Double Butted
Groupset: Shimano Alivio derailleurs and brakes with Grip Shift shifters
Wheelset: Araya HE GP-710 rims on Shimano Alivio hubs with Serfas Vermin 26x1.95 Tires
Like many others, I've had a lot of respect for the Rockhopper for many years. It has a reputation of delivering a lot of quality for a decent price. This one was obviously treated with care and had served its owner well for over 30 years. It just needed a trip to the spa!
Wow! That plum paint restored beautifully! This bike was a pure joy to work on. Everything came apart and went back together with relative ease. Not only did the derailleurs and brakes clean up nicely but I was really impressed with how well they worked as well. It's hard to believe that it's over 30 years old! I really wanted to keep those original Specialized tires. They had lots of tread left. Unfortunately, they had dry rot around the bead so had to go. The only problem with the bike was a small dent in the toptube. Other than that, it's now like a new bike. This bike is ready to make someone happy and serve her/him well for another 30 years.