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1986 Jamis Durango

This was my first mountain bike. I bought this new from a bike shop in New Jersey in 1987. I rode the heck out of this bike as a commuter in college and early mountain biking until 1992 (when I purchased my second mountain bike). Since then I kept it as an extra bike in the garage. Recently, I put on new tires, brake pads and some totally rad 1980s frame and seat bags. I'm keeping it now as a vintage beater/beach bike. Something about those early mountain bikes makes them really fun to ride!

Frame:
1986 Jamis Durango (16 inch/Medium) 4130 Chromoly

Fork/Headset:
1986 Jamis Durango 4130 Chromoly

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano

Pedals:
Wellgo Plastic Platform Pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Derailleurs S.I.S. (front and back) 3 x 6 (18 speed) Front Shimano Chainrings (42/32/22) Rear Shimano Freewheel (14-28T)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Friction Thumb Shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Jamis Riser Handlebar (670 mm length) / Jamis Stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Jamis Saddle / Jamis Chromoly Seatpost

Brakes:
DIA-COMPE Cantilever Center Pull

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya Rim / WTB Velociraptor Tire (26x2.1)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Araya Rim / WTB Velociraptor Tire (26x2.1)

Accessories:
Aluminum Rear Rack (Pletscher), Seat Wedge Bag (M-Wave), Frame Triangle Wedge Bag (M-Wave), Frame Pump (Topeak), Aluminum Water Bottle Cage.

More Info:
Weighs about 28 pounds.

Added by NYCommuter. Last updated 4 months ago.

5 Comments

JacobWallingford

JacobWallingford says:

Love these old Durangos!!!

Posted 4 months ago

NYCommuter

NYCommuter says:

She's still going strong!

Posted 4 months ago

TWB-Third-World-Biker

TWB-Third-World-Biker says:

Wow, this bike is in really good condition.. and it looks very solid... Classic steel!

Posted almost 1 year ago

NYCommuter

NYCommuter says:

Yes, I'm the original owner (purchased in 1987). Most of the parts are original except the front rim, tires, grips and brake pads. Even the rack was purchased with the bike.

Posted almost 1 year ago

TWB-Third-World-Biker

TWB-Third-World-Biker says:

awesome, it looks like you could go bike packing on this bike for hundreds of miles..

Posted 12 months ago