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New commuter in the stable

Old 05-02-13, 01:03 PM
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New commuter in the stable

I've been looking for a second bike for my daily commuting needs (around 15-18 miles), and found the following bike lightly used at a descent price and bought it on a whim.

It's the Jamis Commuter 1 Xms with the following specs and except for a long scratch on the top bar, it's in almost new condition. The previous owner bought it from the local dealer in January and has clocked less than 100km (60 miles) and decided to get something with more gears since he lives in a hilly part of Athens. I'm not too worried about the scratch since it doesn't seem too deep, and can probably be buffed out.

I've never bought a Jamis before, but I have heard good things about the brand, and would love to hear some input from people that have heard of this bike. I was a bit worried about the Nexus-3, but was pleasantly surprised when I rode the bike home at how flexible the gearing is. Since my commute doesn't involve steep hills, I think the gearing should be absolutely fine, but if I'm not mistaken, I do have the option of swapping out the rear gear for a larger one, and relatively cheap from what I've been told.

One thing that troubles me is the size (19"). I'm 5'10, and my other bike is 54cm and is a bit too tall for me. The Jamis is 19" and is supposed to be spot on but the top tube seems kinda of short. This of course could be me being used to the other bike, but I was wondering on the sizing Jamis bikes have.

6061 Triple guage aluminum main tubes and stays, sloping design, rack/fender mounts, double eyelets

Hi-tensile steel unicrown, straight blades, double dropout eyelets

Alex R-1000 silver anodized alloy rims, 36H, Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub, Formula alloy QR front, 14g stainless steel spokes

CST Marathon/Tour, 700 x 32c, with silver safety stripe

Shimano SL-3S35, 3-speed Revo shifter for Nexus

Forged alloy crank, single 44T chainring, 170mm, with chainguard

Jamis Metro and elastomer bumpers, gender specific
Stem: Jamis alloy micro-adjust, 350mm x 27.2mm, with alloy QR clamp

Jamis ARC, 6061 aluminum, w/27 degree sweep
Stem: Jamis alloy, quill type, 35 degree, 90mm ext x 180mm quill Sealed, threaded, 1 1/8”

Alloy linear pull brakes with Tektro Tenera levers

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