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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) 4130 Chromoly

Fork/Headset:
1986 Jamis Durango 4130 Chromoly

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Suntour

Pedals:
Wellgo

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Suntour Derailleurs (front and back) 3 x 6 (18 speed)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour 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 about 1 month ago.

3 Comments

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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago