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#1 2008-06-17 9:22am

keep_it_warm
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1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

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1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

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Back in late 2007, Jon (oldskoolpk) picked up a battered old JMC frame. When he decided shortly thereafter to offer it up for grabs, I was quickly on top of it. We made a trade and I took possession of the frame. It was rough! Seat tube cut off, large dings, dropouts needed work, etc.

My thinking was: this is finally a way I can get a JMC in my collection. I can buy a ‘beater’ and have it repaired and refinished. That is something I can definitely afford! Needless to say it still costs a lot to bring a frame on life support back to health. So, the frame was sent off to Tim (seracingman) for repair work. My request was to keep all the original tubing with the obvious exception of having a new seat tube added. I want to thank Tim for all his hard work.

While Tim was making the repairs, I was fortunate enough to get a set of early JMC forks. When I purchased them, they had already been refinished. This made them a perfect candidate to pair-up with the repaired frame – which now needed to be refinished. Simple, classic candy red was applied to match the original finish. After tracking down the very last bits and pieces - some of which were much more difficult to locate than I had imagined - it was time for assembly and decals from Mr. Melton. I wanted to use a healthy amount of road bike componentry to pay homage to Mr. Meltons preference for his factory riders of the day. I am very happy with the resulting look.

Here is the parts breakdown:
* JMC Long Standard frame
* JMC forks
* Shimano Dura Ace alloy road headset
* Redline V Bars (pre-stamp)
* Rectangle plate with Hunt Wilde and JMC decals
* Tuf Neck (pre-stamp, original decal)
* Oury grips
* Dia-Compe prebent lever
* Weinmann Vainqueur 750 center pull caliper
* Brake cable held in place with Sturmey Archer 3-speed cable stop ‘modified’ to fit, Weinmann straddle cable, and Weinmann yoke
* Dia-Compe MX seat clamp
* Fluted seat post
* Cinnelli Unicanitator saddle
* Shimano Dura Ace 175mm cranks
* Regina BX 3/32” road chain
* Shimano freewheel
* MKS rat trap pedals
* Bullseye bottom bracket
* C & G Super Pro rims
* Early Dura Ace Road hubs w/ track axles
* Carlisle Aggressor 20x2.125 front
* Snakebelly 20x1.75 rear


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#2 2008-06-17 9:41am

BridgeCity
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Man, you nailed the feel of the era.  The brake addition is brilliant.
and the road bike theme of the misc parts is SO correct for high end stuff during that time. I'm quite impressed.

 

#3 2008-06-17 10:09am

jbros125
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From: Detroit, MI
Registered: 2007-08-27
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

I sat next to this bike at rockford and stared at it for a long time. It is awesome in person. I think the best part of the day at Rockford was when Woody Itson walked up to it and gave it a good once over. He looked up and said I always wanted one of these as a kid. smile

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#4 2008-06-17 10:24am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

big_smile Thank you Jon! I appreciate you mentioning that. I was quite surprised to hear that Woody liked the bike.

(I was off judging a barbecue contest at the time....no, honest!)


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#5 2008-06-17 11:54am

bsmith
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Incredible job!  You really have an eye for the detail.  smile


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#6 2008-06-20 1:14am

popedante
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

thats one sweet looking jmc , a great choice of parts on it
i really like the brake set up totally different.

post some more pics !!!! , i want to see those wheels

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#7 2008-06-21 2:56am

keep_it_warm
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Pics of wheels - 1978-dated Shimano Dura Ace large-flange road hubs w/ track axles laced to C & G Super Pro rims. I really like the way the rims - being kind of a satin finish - match perfectly with the satin finish of the Dura Ace headset and cranks.

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#8 2008-06-21 6:26am

popedante
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

i think this is a great build , not the usual parts which could be used
the wheels are perfect for the era , with the headset  and cranks all dura ace
which i remember being top quality /expensive bitd

Great paint , i keep looking at the drop outs , looks beautifull

(gotta love those brakes ! )

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#9 2008-06-21 8:26am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Wow !!! That thing looks so nice. cool


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#10 2008-06-21 8:36am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

cool.............im (bmx)david and im working on the same frame.
also my plan was to paint it the same color with the white stickers and
and chr. and blk parts.
good job.

keep_it_warm wrote:

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/jmc100.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/jmc200.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc03784_copy0.jpg

1979 JMC Long Standard

JMC1191

Back in late 2007, Jon (oldskoolpk) picked up a battered old JMC frame. When he decided shortly thereafter to offer it up for grabs, I was quickly on top of it. We made a trade and I took possession of the frame. It was rough! Seat tube cut off, large dings, dropouts needed work, etc.
 
My thinking was: this is finally a way I can get a JMC in my collection. I can buy a ‘beater’ and have it repaired and refinished. That is something I can definitely afford! Needless to say it still costs a lot to bring a frame on life support back to health. So, the frame was sent off to Tim (seracingman) for repair work. My request was to keep all the original tubing with the obvious exception of having a new seat tube added. I want to thank Tim for all his hard work.
 
While Tim was making the repairs, I was fortunate enough to get a set of early JMC forks. When I purchased them, they had already been refinished. This made them a perfect candidate to pair-up with the repaired frame – which now needed to be refinished. Simple, classic candy red was applied to match the original finish. After tracking down the very last bits and pieces - some of which were much more difficult to locate than I had imagined - it was time for assembly and decals from Mr. Melton. I wanted to use a healthy amount of road bike componentry to pay homage to Mr. Meltons preference for his factory riders of the day. I am very happy with the resulting look.
 
Here is the parts breakdown:
* JMC Long Standard frame * JMC forks * Shimano Dura Ace alloy road headset * Redline V Bars (pre-stamp) * Rectangle plate with Hunt Wilde and JMC decals * Tuf Neck (pre-stamp, original decal) * Oury grips * Dia-Compe prebent lever * Weinmann Vainqueur 750 center pull caliper * Brake cable held in place with Sturmey Archer 3-speed cable stop ‘modified’ to fit, Weinmann straddle cable, and Weinmann yoke * Dia-Compe MX seat clamp * Fluted seat post * Cinnelli Unicanitator saddle * Shimano Dura Ace 175mm cranks * Regina BX 3/32† road chain * Shimano freewheel * MKS rat trap pedals * Bullseye bottom bracket * C & G Super Pro rims * Early Dura Ace Road hubs w/ track axles * Carlisle Aggressor 20x2.125 front * Snakebelly 20x1.75 rear


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#11 2008-06-22 2:15am

a7hardin
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Your pretty lucky to have found this. I wish I could find my old JMC. My step dad purchased for me from the JMC shop in Irwindale when I was like 13. We went to the local BMX trac in Covina off of Arrow Hwy at the time for me to try it out. I think I raced against Harry Leary. I kept up with him until we hit the first burm and I went over it. I remember screaming my head off. I was a little burm shy after that. It was stolen like 7 times and the 8th time I never got it back and it broke my heart. It still mite be floating around in the West Covina, CA area. I wish I could find it again. I believe it was frame #147; but I'm sure it was probably filed off. This is the first time I ever thought of doing a search for it in over 25 years. Anyway, thanks for letting me share. Best of luck with the restore...

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#12 2008-07-04 6:23am

Mark
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

awesome...absolutely awesome. back in the day, i bought a brand new jmc frame that looked just like yours for 60 bucks. it was the best 20" i ever had.

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#13 2008-07-04 7:42am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Nothing more satisfying then taking a crappy POS ,,,,Then  making it look like that ....... then gettin comps wherever you take it smile

Those satisfactions are permenent !!  (( 2 lane blacktop quote ))

  Did the same thing to my first build  81 mongoose but was lucky i dident need repairs  .

Bike looks sick as hell .

  I was going to do a JMC 3.1 once  but when i relized how small it is i traded the frame for NOS all black bullseye hubs   for a upcoming 92 pk xl build


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#14 2008-07-12 10:27am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

That bike is so sweet and them pics of it on that golf coarse of a yard you have..... Priceless! big_smile

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#15 2008-07-13 3:19am

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From: Macomb, MI
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Golf couse of a yard!!??  Hey...thanks! smile (seriously...thanks)

I always like to take pictures late in the evening because the light from the sun is so much 'softer'....a bad t-storm rolled in about 15 minutes after the pics were snapped...you can see the dark clouds in the background.


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#16 2008-09-22 4:57pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Great story and fantastic restoration bro..... cool


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#17 2008-09-23 9:07pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Thats a Beautiful bike Tom!! I love JMC's roll


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#18 2008-11-06 6:48am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

I am restoring an old Cyclecraft and had been thinking of a way to do the brakes other than the old school stuff. Yours really gives me an idea and helps with the build. Thanks! Do you know if there are any more of those cable stops out there and where to find them if so? Thanks for putting that bike on the museum... it's f'n beautiful!


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#19 2008-11-09 2:23pm

spadoc79
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

any one got any leads on any jmc frames?big_smile


Oh hell yeah

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#20 2008-11-12 11:39am

keep_it_warm
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

STILL RIDIN

That cable stop is simply an old 1970's Sturmey Archer 3-Speed cable stop. Seen commonly on Ebay, but first try your local bike shop. Mine had about 200 of them in a box. They came in three sizes:  7/8", 1", and 1 1/8"....I had to do a little bending on this one to make it fit, but it looks good.


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#21 2008-11-12 11:54am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Sweet!! Thanks a ton!


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#22 2009-02-18 2:30am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

that is one of those 1 % enters that is a rock star in my book. would love to see it at Waterford or Chesterfield where i live? thanks for making my day!

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#23 2011-02-12 1:31pm

looptail
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Beautiful resto. Someone should knight you for this!

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#24 2012-12-18 11:12am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Standard

Classic cool


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