Monday, April 30, 2012

2002 Jamis citizen hybrid

2002 Jamis citizen hybrid we refurbished here at Bike Boom. If your'e not familiar, Bike Boom is a used bike shop in Davis square, on the border of Cambridge and Somerville , near Boston MA. where we specialize in restoring and refurbishing used and vintage bikes and offer professional bicycle repair services.
Jamis makes high quality bikes at least in the quality of trek and specialized and usually more affordable. They haven't been around as long as the competition but we have sold some of their 80's and early 90's models as well. they are especially  known for their Coda hybrid models which are made of Chromoly and they continue to use steel  for a long time in many of their bikes long after most of the companies moved to aluminum. some more about jamis here.
Used hybrids similar to the 2002 Jamis citizen are hard to come by as they are pretty modern bikes, the first ones were produced in the late 80's. Most bike companies started offering several models  in the early 90's. They are considered all around bikes and it seems like they are probably the best selling bikes right now. They are so popular that people who don't even know what  a hybrid bike is, still want one. Hybrids rarely stay in our shop for more than a couple of days. mid size hybrids similar to this 2002 Jamis citizen usually don't survive 24 hours in the shop in the biking season as usually the first person to try them will make a purchase. This bike was bought from a Gentleman who was leaving Boston to the west coast and didn't want to take it with him. The 2002 Jamis citizen was in mint condition, we gave it a tune up and it was ready to go, probably less than 100 miles on it in total, including the test ride. Sold to a nice girl who came to the shop with her friend who bought a bike from us last year. 

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