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    1990 Specialized Epic

Specialized started making carbon bikes in 1989 by using Cro-Moly lugs with carbon tubes plugged into them.  This particular frame was raced by Paul Thomasberg (notice the custom serial number) and is on loan to us from Paul.  As you can see from the pictures, it has definitely been used as it was intended to be!  The later Epic bikes, substituted titanium lugs for the Cro-Moly lugs.  

Many of the parts came from Paul and would have been original to the bike.  For the parts that were missing, we tried to use similar "period correct" parts. 

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Frame Carbon tubes with Cro-Moly lugs
Fork Specialized Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Specialized HX 22
Hubs Shimano Deore XT
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires Specialized More Extreme rear, Ground Control Front
Pedals Sakae w/ Specialized clips
Crank Shimano Deore XT
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Shimano 7 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT Rapid Fire (DX labeled pods)
Handlebars Specialized
Stem Specialized
Headset Shimano Deore XT
Brake set Shimano Deore XT canti front and U rear
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT Rapid Fire
Saddle Logic
Seat Post Suntour XC
Colors Black lugs, natural carbon
Size 20" c-c
Serial #   PT 026

 

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