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Offline Gra_goose

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1979 Jag Cafe Racer
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:30 PM »
One of my more unusual bikes is my '79 Jag. Built around a cafe racer frame, but with team spec stem and crank setup. 

1979 Jag Cafe Racer frame
Roger Decosta forks
Mongoose gold double clamp stem
Tuf Neck (?) red fluted bars
Motormag II wheels
Chang Shin c183 tyres
Shimano dura ace cranks
Rat trap pedals
Shimano calliper and lever.

















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Re: 1979 Jag Cafe Racer
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 05:39 PM »
Luvvely and the colour looks so cool 😎👍
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Re: 1979 Jag Cafe Racer
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 06:19 PM »
 :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch: :daumenhoch:
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Re: 1979 Jag Cafe Racer
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 06:33 PM »
That is proper nice
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Re: 1979 Jag Cafe Racer
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 04:42 AM »
Is that the colour they called "Root Beer"?
I had not realised until recently that Jag was as big a deal in the US as it apparently was. There was an article in a 1978 or '79 edition of BMX Action comparing the "Mag Jag" with the "Team" model. I think they bent the Ashtabula stem [not unusual] on the Mag Jag but were, overall, impressed with both, particularly the Team.

You have replaced the weaker Ashtabula stem & cranks with the good stuff & the bike liiks great.
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Re: 1979 Jag Cafe Racer
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 09:49 AM »
Is that the colour they called "Root Beer"?
I had not realised until recently that Jag was as big a deal in the US as it apparently was. There was an article in a 1978 or '79 edition of BMX Action comparing the "Mag Jag" with the "Team" model. I think they bent the Ashtabula stem [not unusual] on the Mag Jag but were, overall, impressed with both, particularly the Team.

You have replaced the weaker Ashtabula stem & cranks with the good stuff & the bike liiks great.


Yep this one is Rootbeer.
They made some stunning colours, given half the chance id love the full collection.
I've set a Jag bmx Facebook group up. There's been some great posts and a lot of the old team riders have joined too. If you get chance take a look.


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Re: 1979 Jag Cafe Racer
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 11:22 AM »
Love the colour... very cool mate.  :daumenhoch:
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