Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-10-12, 04:32 PM   #1
erg79
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: 2012 Jamis Coda Comp; early 80s Univega Nuovo Sport
Posts: 542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My new Coda Comp

After months and months of looking online, I finally went out and tried some bikes. After reading a lot of great things about the Giant Escape, I went to my nearby dealer...unfortunately they didn't have the Escape 1 in stock. Rode the Escape 2 and Escape 0. Both felt really good, and the SRAM derailleur on the Escape 0 was great. Didn't like the white color they had, so on I went to try out a Jamis Coda Sport.

The Jamis dealer had a Coda Sport that was a bit too big for me, but they just happened to have a Coda Comp that fit me like a glove...and why, in black as well! It's like they knew I was coming and were temping me. The Coda Sport rode just as well as the Giants, but the Coda Comp...I knew I was going to end up spending some more money! The ride was better than the Escape 0 to me, and the Deore derailleur seemed just as good as the SRAM on the Escape 0. Plus, aesthetically appealed to me much more.

So I'm the proud new owner of a Jamis Coda Comp, and I'm loving it. Put on a rack and panniers that I had on a different bike, and I'm good to go.


Untitled by Evan G, on Flickr


Untitled by Evan G, on Flickr


Untitled by Evan G, on Flickr

I went out for a 22 mile inaugural ride on my birthday yesterday, taking in some of the sights of the LA coastline.

Santa Monica Pier in the background:

Untitled by Evan G, on Flickr

Venice Beach:

Untitled by Evan G, on Flickr

Over the Ballona Creek bike path bridge, as the creek meets the ocean:

Untitled by Evan G, on Flickr
erg79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-12, 04:42 PM   #2
xjken99
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: cincinnati, ohio
Bikes: '09 fisher zembrano, '92 schwinn frontier
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great setup, the black and silver is looking better every time I see it. There's been plenty of Jamis love here lately.
xjken99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-12, 04:50 PM   #3
Ozonation
Senior Member
 
Ozonation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Rivendell Sam Hillborne DTT in Awesome Green; Brompton M6R (reduced gearing) in Sage Green; GT Timberline Hybrid (10 years old!)
Posts: 1,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sharp looking bike!
Ozonation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-12, 05:26 PM   #4
otg 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: S.E CT.
Bikes: I've lost my mind!
Posts: 1,420
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Great bike, I went with the blue, love it!

otg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-12, 05:34 PM   #5
SlimRider
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX
Posts: 5,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just know your such a happy little camper!

Yeaaaay for Erg79 and his brand new Jamis Coda Comp!
SlimRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-12, 05:47 PM   #6
erg79
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: 2012 Jamis Coda Comp; early 80s Univega Nuovo Sport
Posts: 542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by otg View Post
Great bike, I went with the blue, love it!

I would have been happy with the blue as well. Just not the red of the Coda Sport they had me ride...I went to a major university here in LA, and you can probably figure out why I wouldn't be caught dead riding a red bike and would have taken a blue one.
erg79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-12, 03:13 PM   #7
bjjoondo 
Old, SLOW bike rider! ;)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Bikes: 1993 Mongoose Switchback MTB
Posts: 1,856
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!! I'm totally happy with my 2012 Coda Sport, luckly as I just didn't have the FUNDS to go for a Coda Comp. ENJOY!
__________________
Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
B.J. Ondo
1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)
bjjoondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-12, 03:32 PM   #8
erg79
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: 2012 Jamis Coda Comp; early 80s Univega Nuovo Sport
Posts: 542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Most of the cost was covered from a very generous Father's Day/birthday combined gifts from my family, but yes, I did spend a fair amount of my own as well.
erg79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-12, 06:19 PM   #9
corwin1968
Senior Member
 
corwin1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 1,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on your new bike! Cro-Moly, flat-bar hybrids are my favorite type of bike. I'd love to test ride a Coda but I've never found a Jamis dealer who has one in stock.
corwin1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-12, 09:24 PM   #10
erg79
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: 2012 Jamis Coda Comp; early 80s Univega Nuovo Sport
Posts: 542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very few Jamis dealers in LA, and the place I went to had a handful of Commuters, but just two Codas in. Shoutout to Orange 20 Bikes--they gave me some great service.
erg79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-12, 12:55 AM   #11
a1penguin
Senior Member
 
a1penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,722
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Nice looking bike erg79! The panniers look great. You have a quality bike there and it will last a lifetime. You get what you pay for and you'll have fewer problems down the road with a quality bike. I like this thread because it shows that people come to BF, learn, ask for advice, take lots of test rides and end up with a bike that meets their needs.
a1penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:29 PM.