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#1 2007-02-25 9:37am

denver jim
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1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

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1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

late-1979 JMC Long

This one is (was) a rider. I picked up the frame on ebay in November 2006 for a whopping $76. The description said it needed major reworking as it had been rewelded several times, the headtube flared, a hole drilled in the seattube, and the serial number mostly ground off. But when it arrived, it really wasn't in any worse shape than most of the old bikes my friends and I raced and thrashed as kids. It certainly wasn't a showbike candidate, but that was perfect because I wanted something I could ride. I built it up without repairing anything, and it rides like a million bucks. It had an awful, probably 20 year old spray can paint job on it, likely received after the last reweld. So, keeping with the low buck rider theme, I gave it a new spray can job with some nice metalflake blue auto touch up paint. It looks reasonably good, even close up, and the color is fairly close to the original JMC candy blue - it's GM Ocean Blue. I added some extra decals I had left over from my JMC cruiser build. I kinda like using the 1982 IBMXF sticker on the headtube - it just looks extra vintage. The parts are a bunch of old, but nothing special, bits I had laying around. I love that none of the parts really match, as that's the way most of my bikes looked as a kid after a few years of trading parts and wearing things out. This is probably the only JMC I'll never be afraid to ride, and it goes to the coffee shop and around town on a regular basis. Total investment is less than $150.
2010 update - I finally gave in to temptation and had this frame restored. I bought a genuine NOS JMC headtube from the leftover parts that appeared in Arizona last year. I had a local framebuilder replace the headtube, reweld the seatstays, fill in the hole on the seat tube, and then had the whole thing repainted with liquid paint in a blingy candy red. The serial number reappeared when the frame was blasted, and Jim confirmed that it shipped in October 1979 in red paint. I miss the blue paint, but thought I should do it right. I swapped the 1980 chrome JMC forks and 1983ish JMC Pro bars over from my DY.


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#2 2007-02-25 10:13am

skinnygmg
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

you can email Jim Melton the serial number, and he will tell you the year it was made, the original color, and who it was originally sold to.

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#3 2007-02-25 4:14pm

saylor
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

Jim Melton is the man.


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#4 2007-02-25 4:39pm

denver jim
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

Jim Melton has given me info on my other JMCs, but sadly the serial number is gone from this one.  It starts with JMC1?? - the 1 is barely visible and everything after the one has been ground off.  Most likely a late '79 frame though. ---Jim

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#5 2007-02-26 6:02pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

i like that its a rider! pretty cool bike!


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#6 2007-03-12 1:49pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

bossbmx wrote:

MY BROTHER HAS HAD THIS 79 JMC FRAME AND FORK FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS SITTIN IN HIS ROOM UNTILL WE PUT IT TOGETHER LAST SUMMER. HE RODE IT ONCE TOLD ME THATS ALL HE WANTED AND GAVE IT TO ME.

wow, that's awesome.

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#7 2007-05-21 5:24pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

What state did it come from.  Read my post in stolen bikes.  I have always longed for my bike that was stolen.  It was blue with a bent back seat post and I still know the serial number.  I was set to go to a big race in No. Cal and I took it to foot ball practice, like a dork.  They cut my cable and stole it.  I have a police report.  Would you be interested in selling it.  I have always longed for my bike, even at age 38 now.


JMC IS THE ONE FOR ME>  LOOKING FOR OLD LONG FRAME AND FORK SET

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#8 2007-05-21 9:00pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

$150 How about i double that for you !!!! WoW Thats one sweet old school ride smile


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#9 2007-05-28 6:53pm

denver jim
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

The frame came from Iowa.  It's not for sale, but it is proof that there are still some good deals to be found on ebay if you're willing to take a chance.

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#10 2007-07-24 9:28pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

I have several bicycles that appear to be from 80's, including a chrome powerlite, white GT performer, and others, if interested email dulcemelissa@aol.com and leave phone number or I will email back.  Im in chino, Ca.


JMC IS THE ONE FOR ME>  LOOKING FOR OLD LONG FRAME AND FORK SET

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#11 2007-11-10 9:45pm

SMcGill
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

I sold my red JMC to my cousin in Westlake Ohio about 20 years ago for $125, and it was stolen from him.  It would be cool to see it come back around sometime. I sure wish I would've kept it.

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#12 2007-11-11 5:54am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

Killer rider.  To me, having an unrestored JMC as a rider is like taking a 63 Vette and doing the same thing.

Way bad azz, sexy, and cool.


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#13 2008-10-02 7:04pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

does that brake lever actually work? lol
cool ride though.


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#14 2009-05-13 7:18pm

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

Sweet bike. I looked at this a while back and can't believe I didn't comment.

I'd love a beater JMC for riding. I ride one of mine daily as a commuter errand-runner, but I'm scared to take it in the dirt.

I had a blue LS in 1979/80. Traded it and the guy broke it in half a week later. Hope to get another one some day.

Nice job on the bike.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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#15 2009-05-26 12:17am

denver jim
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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

Thanks Planet X, I've been admiring all of your bikes.  I've got an '82 Torker waiting for some love too...

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#16 2009-05-26 8:55am

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Re: 1979 JMC Racing Long Stardard

Thanks. Time to get that Torker back on the road. What's the SN. I can probably tell you a bit about it.


Bikes owned 1978-1989: '78 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36, '78 Redline Proline, '77 Redline MX-II, '79 Thruster, '79 Torker, '77 Roger DeCoster, '80 JMC, '80 Fuji Feather, '81 Boss (STOLEN!), '82 Hutch Pro, '82 Patterson, '83 GT Pro, '83 Profile Champ Pro

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