think this is a "Current Classic" although I've now set it up for
shopping, errands, and without the basket I can hit the local trails.
Besides, it's about time the gallery had a Jamis! BTW Jamis still
makes this model, it's a good starter bike if you've got friends
or family wanting to try cycling.
is my 2000 Jamis Aurora I bought in 2001 as my 1st really nice bike.
For most of its life it was set up as a "Poor man's Atlantis" i.e.
fenders, drop bars, and a Carradice bag. I used it for commuting,
club rides, rode my 1st century with it, then succumbed to the lure
of "nicer" bikes.
it's been sitting awhile. I decided since I already have a road
bike I really like (#72
in the gallery) I should set the Jamis up as something different.
of the stuff came from Rivendell: Sugino crank, MKS "sneaker" pedals,
Deore Derailleur, 12-32 rear cog, thumb shifters, Tektro brake levers,
and the Wald basket.
added some Forte knobbie hybrid tires, rubber grips, and mirror
from Performance. Stuff I already had was old Trek saddle (has bag
loops!), hybrid bars, beer can shim for the stem, and Zefal rack
with handy rubber straps, grocery pannier is from Nashbar.
really enjoy having a bike I can just hop on wearing whatever and
ride as part of my daily routine.
Laguna Hills, CA