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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:06 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Well, I finally got around to re-building my Jamis Dakota :D
After leaving the poor old girl in bits in my damp basement, I decided to get on and get it back riding again.
I think selling my other two rigid bikes (Alpinestars and Fisher) spurred me into action.
Also, I fell upon a great donor bike that made things far easier. I had been holding out on finding a bronze ano Araya RM20 to replace the one missing from the front.
The donor bike had a mint pair of Araya RM25's on it, so I gave up on the RM20 (for now :wink: ) and cleaned these up and fitted them.
The frame needed a damn good clean and then a T-cut, which brought the paint work up a treat (where its not chipped, scratched or faded!).
The MT60 U-brake and cantis were taken from the donor (as they were in better fettle than the originals) but the rest is as it was.
I'm going to attempt to re-cover the original saddle, so have just thrown on there what I had kicking around for now.
Took her for a spin around the block an hour ago and took me right back to being 15 again :D

Anyhow, here are some pics :wink:


Scrubbed and T-cut...

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Elbow grease!

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Can you 'fillet' :wink:

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Minty RM25's

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Back in the great outdoors (well, my driveway!)

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The business end..

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Going to take her for a spin along the beach in a mo, just to see what needs further adustment.
Hoping for a decent afternoon tomorrow, then its off over the Purbecks to re-live my youth :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Looking very nice: well done.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:04 pm 
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Great build! As a fan of all things 'faux' love that fillet work, assume the actual fram is tigged?


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BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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John wrote:
Great build! As a fan of all things 'faux' love that fillet work, assume the actual fram is tigged?


Thanks :D
Think so. The 'filleting' is only around the head-tube area and where the seat tube meets the top tube......

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:51 pm 
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that is very nice i saw them in the shop back in the days and was stunned
that there where no welds on them so smooth,that was i think in1991 :wink:


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BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Took the old girl for a snowy spin around Wareham forest today. I'm ashamed to say that this was the first 'proper' ride on it since I finished the re-build :oops:
Absolutely loved it! For a heavy bike I find it really 'chuck-able'. Really took me back to my youth 8)
Doing a much longer route in Wareham forest today and cant wait!

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looks really nice great effort and well worth it (lose the retro bike sticker IMHO)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:34 am 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
clockworkgazz wrote:
looks really nice great effort and well worth it (lose the retro bike sticker IMHO)


Agreed, got one of the nice chainstay ones!

Bike is looking sweet, came up really well.


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