"The story on this bike is I rode it for a couple of years until the frame broke. At the time I sent it back to specialized and rather than fix it, they sent me a BRAND NEW FRAME. I was surprised and delighted and didn't ride it nearly as hard…"
"Belatedly jumping (ha!) in on this. I've been looking for a vintage *rigid* mtn bike and this would fit the bill. Trying to PM you here Sharon...or if someone else here snagged the bike please get in touch. "
"Wow! I'll take it if Ernesto doesn't follow through.
Seems like it might be mid 80s... like a '84 or '85. It has similar components to my '85 Expedition that I still ride everyday.
That is a solid bike."
"A drive-side photo would make it easier to identify. Components visible don't suggest 1993, which, as tricolor pointed out, was when Rapidfire started appearing and if it wasn't that it had Deore top-mount shifters. "