PRESERVATION BICYCLE # 7: The 1985 Specialized Stump Jumper Sport

This is a 1985 Fuji Specialized Stump Jumper Sport in black (the Team edition comes in purple, the standard in red). So this one definitely needs some love, but it will be sooooo worth it when you’re done. I actually think some of that grease and dirt is protecting the chrome (see my refection in the photo of the headset below). These early Stump Jumpers couldn’t be built any stronger. They actually use motorcycle components on ‘em.

What's the social benefits of bicycling got to do with it?

What's the social benefits of bicycling got to do with it?

When considering Boise Bicycle Project’s mission, before and after working here, I often dwelled on the “social benefits of bicycling”. I struggled to connect the social benefit to our programming; where it was, why it mattered, how we acted upon it. This isn’t to say I was critical of it, rather I knew there was a connection there, and was curious to find it.