Fixing/Overhauling The $15 Specialized Hardrock Mountain Bike

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RJ The Bike Guy

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Shared June 25, 2018

I bought a 2012 Specialized Hardrock at a garage sale for $15, but it needed A LOT of work. I replaced the fork, chain, cables/housings, grips, and tubes. I cleaned up the parts for rust. I also painted the handlebars after cleaning the rust off those.

I have had a lot of people asking why I didn't overhaul the bottom bracket. That was because it was a sealed cartridge bottom bracket.

Final cost was about $70 including the cost of the bike.

Finding the $15 Specialized Hardrock

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