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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:32 pm 
Old School Hero

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Snagged this Jamis Dakar Comp yesterday from the original owner.. mix of Deore XT and Deore, Tange Prestige MTB frame with a Tange MTB fork. Seat post is Suntour XC, stem is Ritchey Force. I'm guessing on the year but SLR brakes and 7speed SIS with hyperglide didn't come out until 1989 model year, and in 1990 Shimano switched to trigger shifters. Component dates on the brakes are march 1988, so it could have been an early 1989 model manufactured in 1988.

"As found".. even came with period correct water bottles, one with a 90s Gary Fisher logo and another with some 80s art from Specialized. Weighs in just under 28lbs

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:51 pm 
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I really like that. I'm not sure about the green WildGrippers, but other than that it's brilliant.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:30 pm 
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thanks :D yeah i'm not feeling the green tires either, but they roll nice at least :) Will be swapping them out soon enough


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Coming very soon :D

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Shimano Deore XT M735 short cage rear derailleur with Bullseye pulleys
Shimano Deore XT M730 front derailleur
Shimano Deore XT M732 thumb shifters (with steel bandclamps taken from MT-60 thumbies to fit drop bars)
Shimano Deore MT62 canti brakes
Shimano Deore MT60 crank arms with Sugino rings 48/36
Origin8 Gary 2 handlebar
Cane Creek SCR-5 brake levers
Tektro fork mounted cable stop
Jagwire cables and housing

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Shimano Deore XT M730 headset
Shimano Deore XT M730 pedals
Shimano Deore XT M730 Front hub
Shimano Deore XT M732 Rear hub with 7 speed 12-28 cassette
Araya RM-17 rims
Suntour XC seat post


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:52 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Please don't tell me you're fitting drops to this gorgeous Jamis??


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:11 pm 
Old School Hero

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makster wrote:
Please don't tell me you're fitting drops to this gorgeous Jamis??

Not a fan of dirt drops, huh? Flat bars hurt my wrists after a while and I feel way more in control with a drop bar.

The Gary bar and brake levers aren't period correct, but they were using dirt drops back in the 80s.. Here's a fat tire flyer from 1986 ;)
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:14 am 
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In 1891, bicycles had one huge wheel at the front and a tiny one at the back.
I wouldn't do that now though :D

I'm a huge fan of old Jamis bikes, and think this would be better left as standard, that's all, but whatever makes you happy!


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:09 am 
Old School Hero

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well hopefully when the build is complete you'll feel I at least did it justice ;) I've hung all the parts, just need to grab a few things from the LBS and run the cables, should be good to go very soon :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Love this! Never seen one with these colours before.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:37 pm 
Old School Hero

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^ nice Jamis collection.. I want one of those fillet brazed diablos!

this build is almost done.. waiting on some bar tape to be delivered as the tape i bought locally isn't quite as good of a color match as I had hoped. Should weigh in at just about 25 pounds when done


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