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BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Well that was good timing......just 30 mins ago finished re-building my 1988 Jamis Dakota!
I've got history with this bike (although not this actual one :( ) and will be adding a build thread to readers bikes soon :wink: - Link added! http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54171

About the bike... its a 1988 Jamis Dakota with a full 6-speed Deore MT60 groupset.
The wheels are Araya RM25's 8) shod with Panaracer Timbuk 2 tyres.
Steering is courtesy of Ritchey. The saddle is just some pos I've put on while I attempt to re-cover the original Selle Turbo :roll:

I toyed with having the frame stripped and re-coated, but I searched a long time to find one of these to replace the one I had stolen in 1990, and this one is in a similar condition to how mine was bitd.
For that reason its just had a damn good clean and t-cut. Will be riding this A LOT so wasn't too worried about the finish being perfect.

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I know, I know... 2 pics only.... but check the 'faux' fillet brazing 8)

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here is my 1993 Kirk, full LX groupset, and tried to get it to original spec
(my new Orbit frame, im working on, will also have 1993 LX spec hopefully)


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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andrewl wrote:
Dr S wrote:
Just had a look around the old 86 Dale and apart from Deerhead mechs everything else is Suntour Sport. SM600 was mid range so I guess I could sneek in??


There's still plenty of time to hunt down some NOS low end bits to complete the build ;)


No need to hunt, fill yer boots here and be the envy of all your friends:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NOS-Shimano-200-G ... 45ef04965b


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:13 pm 
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I was curious about the whole dirt drop thing and how fun it was to use in the dirt. Put the Ritchey together as a experiment last spring and it soon became my primary vintage rider. Fun to use, I highly recommend everyone give dirt drops a go.

Is a 90% vintage Shimano DX group with a little bit of new retro (Cane Creek brake levers, On One Midge bars, and Nitto Dirt Drop stem) ok? I always think of DX as being the same as LX just different years?

If it's ok, I will take some better pictures, but for now:


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Mt Rainier over the bars:


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Here's my entry, the only bike I have with a full LX group (though I have an IRD Stroker with a modified LX rear derailleur!)

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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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I would like to nominate my Dawes Special Edition, no 10 of 250 with a certificate from the managing director of Dawes.

List price in 1994 £499

This was my third MTB bought new on December 31st 1993, I have done many miles on this and it has been through some ghastly incarnations, but i started putting it back together and now it is back to factory specification.

Original STX Special Edition MC31 (one below Deore LX).
No STX-RC in 1994, only STX Special Edition (MC31) and STX (MC30)

More here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4552

The paint is a marmite thing but i love it. :D

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If Deore LX is the highest gruppo we can use for Suntour, then i should be XC Expert as the highest Suntour group which was about the same level. (third down from top at it's highest in the range*)

I'm out though, as my bottom of the range Rocky Mountain still came with DX parts

Having high end or Ti frames with mid-range components does not make a Mid-Range bike (well unless Raleigh built it ;))

LX is low end and bottom of the range stuff not mid-range :?


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I would like to see the whole bike, Unospeedo! Don't be shy, it looks great!


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FluffyChicken wrote:
Having high end or Ti frames with mid-range components does not make a Mid-Range bike (well unless Raleigh built it ;))

LX is low end and bottom of the range stuff not mid-range :?


I thought that the Merlin Mountain was bottom of the range and XLM top of the range with the Newsboy somewhere inbetween, add in LX and there's a true mid-range bike.


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pete_mcc wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
Having high end or Ti frames with mid-range components does not make a Mid-Range bike (well unless Raleigh built it ;))

LX is low end and bottom of the range stuff not mid-range :?


I thought that the Merlin Mountain was bottom of the range and XLM top of the range with the Newsboy somewhere inbetween, add in LX and there's a true mid-range bike.


I know nothing of Merlin frames. Just meaning if somebody posts a Kona Hei Hei with LX components on it, I would not call it mid-range, more a mismatch, the frame is high end and the groupset bottom end. It doesn't in my eyes make it mid range bike.


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