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Old 01-21-07, 07:45 PM
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Jamis Coda Sport........

When the weather warms a bit, I'm thinking of commuting and found a 2004 Jamis Coda Sport on E-Bay for $385 and $50 for shipping.

Does this seem like a fair price?
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Old 01-21-07, 08:10 PM
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I think you might be able to pick up a new one at the LBS for just a bit more. If I recall correctly they go fo around 500.00, and the new models come with disc brakes.
 
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Old 01-21-07, 08:53 PM
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If I'm looking at the right auction, the bike has a few replacement parts that are a step up from what the bike was originally equipped with. I have the '06 model Jamis Coda Sport and stock the bike rides great. MSRP is $600 which is what I paid for mine new. Assuming the bike is otherwise undamaged it doesn't seem like a terribly bad price. You're not getting a great bargain but you're also not being stiffed I'd think.

The stock pedals that came on my Jamis were terrible so I replaced them. I'm underwhelmed by the rack that the seller is including as it lacks a mounting surface for a tail light which can be had on even a $10 rack. The crankset has similar gearing to what the '07 and '06 models offer although I'm not sure you'd really see the benefits of having an Ultrega "upgrade" on this bike. The stock chainrings shift just fine as is.. Same goes for the BB although I'd guess it was "upgraded" as part of the crankset replacement. That model of Titec bar ends is what I have on my bike and I think they not only suit the color scheme of the bike well but also feel pretty comfortable.

Above all I'd make sure that the bike fits though. Also the Coda Sport does not have disc brakes. That's up a couple of models for the Coda Elite which also doubles the MSRP to $1200.
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Yes, and a nice bike.
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Price is good. Had a Coda Comp. Only reason I sold it was because it had V brakes and I had to reduce the fleet to a more managable size. Great bikes. Why wait for warm weather? Treat the inside of the frame with some kind of frame saver,swap the brake pads for salmon Koolstops,mount some fenders and off you go.
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Coda.......

Lurker1999,

Thanks for all the info. Basically I'm just looking for a cheap flat-barred bike to use as a commuter and Jamis has always intrigued me. The nearest shop is 100 miles away so I am a bit unsure about their sizing.


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I'm an old fat fart and to me it is cold when it is below 60. Hard to believe I used to live in Idaho, Montana, and Massachusetts. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by LastPlace
Lurker1999,

Thanks for all the info. Basically I'm just looking for a cheap flat-barred bike to use as a commuter and Jamis has always intrigued me. The nearest shop is 100 miles away so I am a bit unsure about their sizing.
Always good to see another commuter on a Jamis. From the forum search you can probably see there aren't too many of us that post here. So by all means...

Also one more note it appears the seller replaced the original adjustable stem with a fixed stem.

The standover height on the bike is not over-represented so if you can fit a 30" standover by all means pull the trigger on it.
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If you're looking for disc brakes you can try searching for a Jamis Coda Elite on Ebay. There's one in a similar size. The seller states he's 5'11" and the bike fits him well. Price also seems reasonable for that model.
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Check out www.bicycleblowout.com
They don't have 17.5" codas, but they have several 2006 Coda ($380 for the 2006) and Coda Sports ($480 for the 2005, $520 for the 2006) that are 19.5".

The price is LESS than the ebay price and these are NEW bikes. (their prices are "shipped and no tax unless in Nevada"). I just bought a 17.5" 2005 Jamis Coda sport from them for $480.

I've been watching on ebay too ... the bikes have been going for very close to retail prices. A new coda is $450 ... that's really not much more than the $435 you're thinking about spending on ebay. The 2006 Sport is $519 (best price point probably, they just didn't have my size).

Search for threads created by "jbrams" (me) and you'll get more info on the Jamis Coda or Coda Sport then you're likely interested in.
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yes that's definitely a fair price. a new Coda Sport retails for around $600.

it's a great bike... I have the 2006 model and it's served me quite well.

you might want to go in for a tougher rear rim depending on road conditions in your area though.
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There are Coda's (17.5", 19.5", 21.5") on ebay now for $300 + 60 shipped to canada (unknown shipping price to US)
Also Coda Sports (17.5", 19.5", 21.5") on ebay now for $399 + 60 shipped to canada (unknown shipping price to US)

Just search "Jamis Coda" and they are all there among the very few results.

Seem like okay prices considering you can't find these bikes locally. I've never dealt with the seller and ebay is its own can o' worms so buyer beware and shop locally if that's an option.

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Thanks guys for all the help. I'm still looking, but I appreciate all the
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Just snagged an Elite off eBay. I missed my old Comp and only sold it because I needed room and it had rim brakes. Looking forward to riding a steel/carbon combo again.
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