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    I've never seen a Jamis from such an early...

    I've never seen a Jamis from such an early timeframe. At least I've never seen one with horizontal dropouts.

    Most of these always seem like extremely solid, if overbuilt, city bikes.
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    I hope it works out for you! I have a hard...

    I hope it works out for you!

    I have a hard time believing that nobody is looking at the weight and dimensions in each handoff. I was meticulous in documenting the contents of each box and bag of...
  3. I ended up not enjoying mountain biking so much...

    I ended up not enjoying mountain biking so much and I sold the bike in the end, rather than hauling it to Europe. It was the first new bike I owned since childhood, which probably helps explain my...
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    I would want the tough wheels and dynamo on my...

    I would want the tough wheels and dynamo on my commuter as well.

    In fact, I now have a cheap dynamo equipped wheel on my city bike here. Dynamo hubs make so much sense on a commuter bike, and a...
  5. I think the most irritating thing about modern...

    I think the most irritating thing about modern QR-fork combinations is the lawyer lips. I had a 2012 Trek MTB which probably had the same problem that this recall handles. In fact, my father...
  6. Actually, the earlier Competition has a "claw"...

    Actually, the earlier Competition has a "claw" mounted derailleur, but chromed rear stays. I suspect the Japanese importers were still trying to figure out what features to include at a given price...
  7. We have a similar system in the city where I work...

    We have a similar system in the city where I work here in Sweden that was implemented about 9 months ago.

    I use it occasionally. One night I rode to the train station and the system "locked" the...
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    If you're building wheels for a touring bike, I...

    If you're building wheels for a touring bike, I strongly recommend that you consider a cassette rear hub and a dynamo front hub. The labor and/or trouble of a wheelbuild makes it such that a later...
  9. Wow, that's a really interesting comparison. ...

    Wow, that's a really interesting comparison.

    I'm a bit biased because I like classic looking frames from the '60s and '70s, and the typical Suntour combination of equipment works nice. I like...
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    Yeah, someone made the upgrade on a Schwinn World...

    Yeah, someone made the upgrade on a Schwinn World Sport I used to have, along with adding aero brake levers. I bought it off of a bit of a junk-guy, so all the stuff may have come out of his spare...
  11. You may also have to be creative about...

    You may also have to be creative about incorporating barrel adjusters into the shifting lines. My favorite shifting bike and my singlespeed conversion have no provisions for barrel adjusters...
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    I've been using the Sanyo hubbed wheel that...

    I've been using the Sanyo hubbed wheel that noglider posted above for about a year and a half of light use. I like it a lot for the money.

    Sanyo uses its own connector that doesn't stay captive...
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    If I could keep from being worried about it being...

    If I could keep from being worried about it being stolen, I'd pick one up in a heartbeat. It would probably become my touring bike, too.
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    Many of the touring-style tires from the major...

    Many of the touring-style tires from the major providers should work quite well for you.

    I have a Panaracer Crosstown knobby-ish tire on the front of my touring bike, and a Continental Touring...
  15. Here's my modified version enjoying my boring,...

    Here's my modified version enjoying my boring, dark living room in Sweden this winter.
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    I've modified it a bit. I think next may be my first attempt with brifters!
  16. I have one. They are not fully chromed. Only...

    I have one.

    They are not fully chromed. Only the ones with the slightly later chrome-lugged frames were fully chromed.
  17. Many of the members here are American (myself...

    Many of the members here are American (myself included) or Canadian, and I've found that people post weird bikes from here in Scandinavia (I'm just across the Íresund in Sweden) all the time that...
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    You're luck to find the Pro Tour. I'll never get...

    You're luck to find the Pro Tour. I'll never get rid of mine!
  19. I'd probably switch to an 8-speed...

    I'd probably switch to an 8-speed freehub/cassette system on a touring bike. Parts will be easily available practically anywhere. A lot of modern mountain cassettes will give you nice gear ranges,...
  20. Look at where the tension is in the system is...

    Look at where the tension is in the system is when you're pedaling vs. braking. When braking, you tension the bottom, which would compress the spring, loosening the chain possibly causing it to...
  21. Sorry about the delay. Removing and...

    Sorry about the delay.

    Removing and re-installing the rear wheel is a bit annoying since I also have to detach the brake reaction arm from the non-drive-side chainstay, which is connected by a...
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    Definitely a Pro Tour, circa 1977. Everything...

    Definitely a Pro Tour, circa 1977. Everything except the wheels and saddle appear original.

    I bought one in silver almost exactly 5 years ago from a neighbor when I lived in Arkansas. I've...
  23. There were a lot of good 26" wheeled mountain...

    There were a lot of good 26" wheeled mountain bikes in the 1980's, most of which have horizontal dropouts.

    After I changed the rear tire on my 7-speed IGH (SG 7C-21) coaster-braked horizontal...
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    Great! How nice that you still have the...

    Great!

    How nice that you still have the downtube decals. Only a couple of the letters were left on my '77 Pro Tour when I got it, and I finished the job of removing them quite easily. The...
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    No. If your frame is equipped with a...

    No. If your frame is equipped with a Campagnolo-style integrated derailleur hanger, then it is the threaded piece that replaces that nut. Assuming your mount is a threaded Campagnolo style, that is.
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