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My build my GF a 'cross bike project(3 posts)

My build my GF a 'cross bike projectVelocipedio
Jun 7, 2002 5:01 PM
As some of you know, my GF is very hot to get into cyclocross [she's a roadie], and I thought It'd be nice to build up a bike for her. [I'm very lucky to have a partner who shares my passions... now if I can only get her to buy me a vintage Colnago... :D]

This project dovetails quite nicely with my plan to changeover the components on my Major Jake to Campagnolo 9-speed; I can use the current components to build up her bike.

I'm posting this because I'm sort of thinking out loud, and I wouldn't mind some input on something... My LBS tells me that they can get me an old inventory 49 cm Jake the Snake frame and fork [her size... she tried a 49cm there] for $450 Canadian [that would be about $300 US]. I like the Jake, and I think it would make a very nice bike to build up.. and this sounds like a pretty good price.

The frame, I'm told, is black. So... does anyone know what year this was [I suspect 2000], and whether there would be any geometry differences from the current Jakes? [I suspect not.]
re: My build my GF a 'cross bike projectThe Walrus
Jun 7, 2002 6:09 PM
2000 it is--black fork and frame, with white head tube and the adjoining 4 or 5 inches of the top and down tubes, plus those all-important glow-in-the-dark decals. Geometry hasn't changed, at least up through 2001. ...and let's face it--that's one of the 3 or 4 best-looking 'cross frames ever.
re: My build my GF a 'cross bike projectatpjunkie
Jun 10, 2002 5:49 PM
Yes 2000 I think and a fine looking steed. Hey my Bumble Bee Ridley project bike a looker too! I'll post when it is done.