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1981 JMC Racing Black Shadow

1981 JMC Racing Black Shadow

Finally got the bike I wanted when I was 14.

I've been wanting a black JMC Black Shadow with a Euro BB since they came out. Not only did I find one, but through some weird twist of fate or harmonic convergence, I had cash on me to buy it that day.

In 1981 I sold my beloved Torker to buy something longer. I had wanted a JMC since 1978. When an area shop started carrying JMC in 1980ish, I decided that a JMC would be my next bike. I went in to buy a black Black Shadow with a Euro BB. The shop was out of Shadows and had no forks. The only frame in stock was a blue long standard. Being an impatient 14-year-old, I took it with plans to buy a fork later. I had immediate buyer's remorse, but I loved the bike's ride. Soon I was planning how I would replace it with the Black Shadow F/F of my dreams. I never did, till today. Found that this was already here in the museum in OG condition.

Frame: 1981 JMC Black Shadow with Euro BB

Forks: 1981 JMC Black Shadow

Headset: O.M.A.S. with Dirt Skirt (NOS)

Stem: Pro Neck

Bars: Pro Neck Alloy

Grips: A’me Round Bubble Font

Brakes: Front and rear Shimano Tourney DX calipers and levers (NOS) with Kool Stop Continental pads (NOS)

Seat Clamp: Dia Compe Two-Bolt (NOS)

Seatpost: Race Inc. (NOS)

Saddle: Kashimax MX (NOS)

Cranks: Campagnolo Strada (anodized) with 45T drilled Sugino chainring and Campagnolo crank caps BB: Campagnolo Super Record

Pedals: MKS BM-10 (NOS)

Wheels: Araya 7x (NOS) with Phil Wood hubs (NOS rear), Union SS spokes, 16T, Suntour, 888 freewheel

Tires: Mitsuboshi Comp III 20 x 1.5 front and rear (NOS)

Chain: HKK Smoker (NOS)

Other: Black vinyl pads, Haro Type 2 number plate

Submitted by PlanetX

  • Race
  • Company: JMC Racing
  • Model: Black Shadow
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube angle: 75º
  • Seattube angle: 72º
  • Toptube length: 18.5
  • Headtube size: 1"

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