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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have got an old Jamis frame and forks that I intend to make up into a commutting bike. the paint work is a little beaten up and there is some surface rust but it is really light. I have a stash of old dx and lx stuff to use. but the space within the rear chain stays seems big enough for a 8/9 speed block. I would love to be able to use my old deore thumbies on it.
Daz


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:52 am 
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I have the exact frame that I'm starting on soon. Joined this site because of it. Should be fun to watch progress. Mine so beat up I'm going to strip and repair the frame before adding components. Found it in a dumpster.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:35 am 
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Nice. More pics please :D

I'm a big fan of old Jamis bikes. I have 2 myself, and have had a few pass through my hands over the years.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:46 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:41 am 
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Is this a fillet brazed Jamis? Nice frames.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:08 pm 
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was8v wrote:
Is this a fillet brazed Jamis? Nice frames.


From what little I can see from the pic, I think this is a 1992 Diablo.
The last of the 'fillet' Jamis frames were 1989, as far as I'm aware.
It could have the lovely cant-hanger arrangement that my Dragon had though....
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... mis+dragon


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Mine looks to be the same. Like I said earlier I grabbed mine out of a dumpster. Here are some pics. Can you gather what year it is from these pics? From what I know about fillet brazing, looks to be brazed in such a way.
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A few other photos I know, but I'm not sure what shots would help you determine year. Would serial number databases help?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Not sure why my images are not working.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Hi Nick.

Yours looks to be a 1993/94 frame.
I had a Diablo from the same era, and it looked pretty much the same (different colour though).
Nice frames. What's the plans for it??


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I do fancy stripping the frame and giving it a new powder coat. But I am not sure where to get reproduction decals from. I love the 80s style decals.
there are some good examples of these bikes the on the site I cant wait to get this one up and running.
I am going to try and clean up the paint work and touch up some of the rust spots.
Daz


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