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    Bare bike?

    Here is my latest acquisition. It's a 2000 Jamis Quest in Reynolds 613 steel. It seems the finish is bare w/o paint. Does anyone know about this model? 3 x 9 speed, STI, and Mavic rims!

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    Nice bike ------ I'll bet its got a great ride. How much does it weigh? Craigs list find at a good price? --- looks new as well. Great find --- Lp

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    Only thing I can add other than it looks nice is that almost all the Jamis road steel bike frames were/are made by Maxway Taiwan. I have 3 Eclipse fames and all are top quality in both ride and welds, etc.

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    Looks like it was polished and then clear coat painted.

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    I dont know much about that year model, but I do know a few people who have the same color frame and they all love it. I realy like the look of the bare steel.
    My wife has a 2008 Jamis Quest frame that is also the 631 steel.
    The main difference now is the carbon fork-steerer tube. I dont think you could go wrong with Jamis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinz@50 View Post
    Nice bike ------ I'll bet its got a great ride. How much does it weigh? Craigs list find at a good price? --- looks new as well. Great find --- Lp
    Craigslist find - it was listed with other items as "racing bike". Since the seller was in my town I had time to check the bike out. I like Reynolds steel and the components were nice. About $200 more than I'd normally pay but I could recoup the cost easily. She weighs about 22.5 lbs.
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    Looks like unpolished chrome plate to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
    Looks like unpolished chrome plate to me...

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    Chrome would crack at the welds so it is probably Nickel Plated- Then polished.

    Shiny as it looks- It is not as "Sparkly" as chrome---- Stills rusts when the plating gets damaged though.

    Edit---If you look at the headset covers- They look chrome as you can see the sparkle on them.
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    I rode her into work today - very responsive, smooth riding, and flawless. Unfortunately she's a bit small on me (55cm). I can hike the saddle up but the top tube is too short for my long torso. The higher saddle is a few inches too high over the handlebar lever for my back.
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    I've decided to upgrade my son's Univega Sportour to the Jamis. I'll have to flip the stem, put on the specialized saddle, and get a non setback seat post.
    I'll modernize the Univega slightly with a 700c wheelset and new stem/handlebars, dual pivot brakes for resale. The liberated parts will rebuild my Alan Shorter bike that I'm cannibalizing for bike funds.
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