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NBD - 2012 Jamis Satellite Sport

Old 05-02-19, 07:33 PM
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NBD - 2012 Jamis Satellite Sport



NOS 2012 Jamis. New in the box, perfect like it just left the factory. It really looks great! I'll post some pics tomorrow after I get it put together. From someone coming from a MTB background, my first reaction (besides shiny and cool!) was WOW those tires are skinny! Looks like fun for sure! Thanks to everyone who helped out on my purchase thread. I'm really excited to start putting some miles on!
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Old 05-03-19, 09:03 AM
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Here's a post-assembly photo. I've got some adjustments to make yet, and have only taken it for a short ride just this morning. It seems to be a great fit, and it sure is smooth and fast! Big change from mountain bikes!

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Looks pretty. I got a 2012 Quest. Welcome to the club.
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Looks pretty. I got a 2012 Quest. Welcome to the club.
Thanks! I wasn't sure how the sangria color would look, but it's really cool! Lot's of silver on this bike. What do you think for a rack? Silver also, or black?
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Great looking classic ride! The Sangria with white panels is really attractive. Look at the attention to detail. Eyelets, chain holder, proper seatpost clamp, they do a nice steel frame. Silver rack, for sure.
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Great looking classic ride! The Sangria with white panels is really attractive. Look at the attention to detail. Eyelets, chain holder, proper seatpost clamp, they do a nice steel frame. Silver rack, for sure.
Thanks! Silver it is, I've got a coupon from the Trek store, so I think I'll get their Back Rack Deluxe.
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Well I hate to admit it but, after riding this for 2 months, it's just not quite what I need.

It rides fantastic, fast and smooth, but it's a bit more of a speedster than I need. I'm not doing any club rides or centuries, I just need a commuter and grocery getter that can handle rough roads and a little gravel, maybe a weekend tour. This bike does not handle gravel well.

I posted in the for sale section, but I'm hoping to find someone to trade for a steel touring bike with more traditional geometry and room for tires wider than 28. I probably need 51 - 55 cm.

Thanks!
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Well, that's a shame. There's always the Jamis Renegade line. My other bike is a Expert, but they make some steel models that are pretty reasonable in price.
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I haven't tried a tire swap yet. Jamis says I can fit 28s on it, so I might try a commuter type tire.
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Ok so I decided to put Schwalbe Marathon 28s on this bike to see if that helps with the rough roads. I ordered them today, we'll see if that makes the difference for me. I sure like everything else about the bike.
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