Jamis 1999 Boss Cruiser Older Cruiser Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

1999 Jamis Boss Cruiser, cruiser, Cruiser Mix components


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bikerboy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2003

Strengths:    You gotta love that fat a$$ cheeks saddle and those RED aluminum rims (I got 26's on my Jamis YO! Bling Bling!)

Weaknesses:    Are squeekie saddle springs a weakness or character trait of a 17 year old bicycle? Im also kinda mad that the original "Sand Jam" tires were rotted out. They had seashell tread blocks, it was hella sweet. I would pay big money for set of NOS seashell tires. Hmm I think the only valid weakness is the lack of water bottle bosses. The "Boss" is bossless, how lame. Its nothing a cheap bottle cage and a set of hose clamps cant fix. Besides, the hoseclamps coordinate well with the other hose clamps I so gracefully used to strap my fishing rod holder on the rack with.

Bottom Line:   
I picked this baby up at Goodwill for just $16. No its not a 1999 model, but since there isnt a category for 1987 Jamis Boss Cruiser, this is the closest thing I found, lol. Its amazing that the design of the bikes have not changed much at all. After looking on Jamis' website, the only noticeable differences are now they use aluminum frames w/ a V-brake set up and are available in 7 speeds instead of the 6 speeds my bike has. The seats are still the same as back then, good old "Cheeks" saddle.

Obviously this is just a typical cruiser bike. I particularly like the straight tube style frame over one of those "Cantilever" style cruiser frames. It looks good with my cheapo Kenda knobbies I put on there cuz I already had them from another bike which had gotten street slicks. I spend another $30 on a few odds and ends getting the bike back on the road. Now it serves as a fishin' bike. Thats right, I have one of those cheapie rear racks with a spring trap on top that I strapped a fishing rod holder made out of PVC pipe on to the upright rack support and now I can carry my rod and tackle box. Its just awesome.

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Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Goodwill

Similar Products Used:   Any bike is a cruiser because its not what you ride but how you ride it. Does this mean I have to lost all my bikes? Ok...I first had a little red trike. Then I got a girls bike when I was 5. The other kids thought it was gay, but I knew I rocked. Then I finally got my 20" Huffy "Racing" bmx bike. Then I ended up with a 24" Murray atb, it sucked when my handlebars snapped when I was doing a wheelie. So then my parents bought me a good bike, haha. Huffy Scout was my first 26" bicycle. I rode that till the freewheel broke. Thats when my uncle gave me his sweet old Diamondback Apex and from then on I never bought another Mart bike. Later I fixed the huffy and it served as a fishing bike. Then I got a 2001 Raleigh M60. So then I started riding to school, I used the Huffy which then the DB became the fishing bike, which was below it. Once my huffy started falling apart, I replaced it with a new 2001 Raleigh M20 for commuting duty (I said duty). Then I bought the Boss to take over the lowly fishing duties. DB came back home. Just recently I bought a 1983 Trek 400 roadie, its sweet. Also, I stole my friend's Haro V1 mtb for $50 since he was moving and needed $. There ya go, my life story

Bike Setup:   Shimano TX4000 rod and reel combo and Plano plastic tackle box w/ H&H spinnerbaits and Luhr Jensen "Shyster" inline spinner bait. (Who cares about the bike components, they are crappy old low end shimano and suntour anyway). Its also equipped with a ringa dinga ling bell.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ivorycurry a Recreational Rider from Juno Beach,Florida

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Strengths:    You can really cruise, Gear ratio 52tft and 20t rear , the nexus 7 speeds and the rollerbrake is trouble free gear and brake system.the seat is out this world. the seat looks like a world warI ,It is real quality. you can see from the leather it is soft .you do not have to ride for year before it break in. the bike fits anybody My son that is 12 can ride this bike his inseam is 27" I have an inseam of 35" the bars are totally adjustable

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
With out a doubt the most comfortable bike on the market.The bike is design to fit anybody.the seat post lenght is 550 mm I have a 35" inseam so there isn't a bike that fit me except for this one the bars you adjust forward to get your with a slight bend. the seat is made in Europe by co call lepper now this seat made of leather , it does not take long to brake in and the springs on the seat feels like you seat on set of springs
the bike comes with a nexus 7 speeds and rollerbrake the gear ratio in the front is a 52t the rear is 20t so you can get some speed I would recomend this bike highly. One problem there are hard to get. It seem that the co is grwowing to fast and they have problem delivering the designer of the bikes started a new co call 3g bikes I have seen some of the new bikes and they look better than my I guess I will sale my and get one of those 3G BIKES when they become available

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Favorite Ride:   Phat cycles ,First Class

Price Paid:    $599.00

Purchased At:   conte's bicycle and

Similar Products Used:   check out http://www.smartgroups.com/3gbikes
the designer of Phat cycles has started a new co call 3gbikes and I love his work check it out before you buy a cruiser




Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Waldron a Recreational Rider from Long Beach, NC, USA

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2000

Strengths:    Comfort, brakes, ease of shiftinig

Weaknesses:    No fenders

Bottom Line:   
This is the ultimate cruiser if you are out to enjoy the ride and not interested in beating your previous "best time" or "longest distance" record. The quality of fit and finish is excellent, the aluminum frame and rims with stainless spokes will survive the (Atlantic) oceanfront environment we are riding in. The upright riding position eliminates the neck and shoulder pain associated with the mountain bike position and also helps prevent hand and wrist numbness on longer rides. The "Cheeks" seat was designed by someone who has actually seen a person's ass and is much better than many of the "butt-pencils" I have ridden Shifting is smooth and positive with the twist selector and the seven speed hub is adequate for any hills encountered in the coastal; would also make a good city bike. Single derailleur setup contributes to the simplicity and low cost of the machine. Brakes are excellent and easily adjusted. Highly recommend this bike to anyone over 40; also to anyone under 40 who enjoys riding more than they need the road race "wannabe" look. This is a classic bicycle, not a torture machine like so many of the current offerings. (No, I do not work for Jamis; just really impressed with the bikes-had to buy one for my wife after she tried mine!)

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Favorite Ride:   Beach Road-Oceanfront

Similar Products Used:   Earth Cruiser, Cannondale F500

Bike Setup:   Classi cruiser bars with "Cheeks" seat



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