Jamis Explorer 1.0 Outfitted: 73 Peugeot Mixte

 

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I’ve had this Jamis Explorer 1.0 21-speed multi-terrain bike since February but couldn’t ride it until I got tall bars. A tall quill stem would be nice too for that extra few inches but they’re rare for this bike. The bars as shown above are dangerously wide for town use.

 

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The after-market short lift bars cost around $25USD and help me keep my arthritic cervical vertebra aligned, vital for my health. If I can find a taller stem then all the better. Mirror is a fond hope. Bell cargo bag in front.

 

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I bought the TopPeak Explorer (appropriate) cargo rack at Denio’s flea market for $6 (down from $10), and built the connecting strut from 3 or 4 light reflector mounts kludged together.

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The suspension seat post helps soak up bumps.

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Seat is a Giant CityConnect.

 

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Fenders are flexible steel and I don’t know anything about them, having bought them from a homeless man for $25 attached to a defunct Trek mountain bike. The blue foam prevents frame rub fore and aft.

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Shimano SIS TopSwing dérailleur in front; Altus in back.

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I added the Greenfield kickstand, about $25.

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I tried it out on the Dry Creek dirt trail and found it fast and nimble. Since my off-road experience is nil the rear brake was squeezed on all downhills except when I got off and walked it. Folsom Lake trails next for the Jamis Explorer 1.0.

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The ‘J’ That Stands For Jamis…

COSTS
Frame & components: $65USD
Seat: $40
Rack: $6
Kickstand: $25
Fenders: $25
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Total  $161

Here’s a preview of what I’m working on now, a 1973 Peugeot mixte frame bike being converted to single-speed with 700c wheels.

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