Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern VT
Bikes: recumbent & upright
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Starting my third season with a Jamis Commuter 3 as a winter & bad weather bike.
So far it is has been very satisfactory. The plain Nexus hub has worked well in all sort of weather and cold. Mounted 35 mm studded snow tires on it, they just barely fit under the fenders. Replaced the chain mid season last winter. The stock handlebar was sort of a mustache shape, which I replaced with an Origin 8 "space bar", looks like an On One Mary handlebar - much more comfortable for me. Don't think the newest Commuter 3 models have the mustache bar. I also installed Kool Stop salmon brake pads - these are just my preference, put them on all of my bikes.
When I got the bike, not many similar bikes on the market, now there are several
choices - no buyer's remorse or second thoughts on this model.