My new Bob Jackson

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otherself
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My new Bob Jackson

Postby otherself » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:25 am

I first saw a Bob Jackson in the flesh on a visit to my brothers in the city of Leeds back in 1999. It was love -- certainly lust -- at first site but I had no cash for one at the time (broke student). Now, some 13 years later, I finally have a BJ of my own for my 34th Birthday! I ordered it on the 11th September and it came to my door on the 5th October, so not a bad turnaround (they told me it'll be 1 month because the off-the-peg frames sell like hot cakes.)

I chose the off-the-peg 'Olympus' road racing model for £485 in size 21.5 inches (55cm centre-top) which is my ideal size - I really didn't need to pay £100's extra for a custom size. Tubing is Reynolds 631 oversize, colour is Viola Chiaro (light purple) metallic with red lug lining and transfers. The guys at Bob Jackson were very helpful, I actually initially ordered it in a darker purple - 'Viola', but after seeing a BJ of this colour on the web it was much more bluer than I would have liked, so they kindly changed the colour for me to 'Viola Chiaro' after a phonecall on the 16th September (5 days after I had placed the order). They also phoned me on the day they shipped it out... so no painful waiting on delivery.

Groupset will be an all modern affair in black components: an all-black microSHIFT 'Centos' is the groupset (STI levers, front and rear mechs). I chose this for it's lightweight and good value (lighter than 105 but at more than half the price). The rest is stuff from Ambrosio (compact chainset), Planet-X (wheels, superlight brake calipers, seatpost), ITM (stem), Nitto (bars), KMC (chain) and a Shimano 105 12-27 10 speed cassette. Took these pictures on a dull day in north Leicestershire yesterday morning. More or less have everything in place, just need to put it together and get that fork steerer cut. More pictures to come as the build progresses...

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:51 pm

Very nice... love the colour too, very unusual

The only thing I would have done differently would be to have bosses brazed on the down tube, so you can decide to go for modern shifters with the adapters or going retro with down tube shifters... but that's me.

Enjoy the build... :D

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby LiamW » Tue Oct 09, 2012 13:31 pm

Vice nice mate.
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BR 1979
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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby BR 1979 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 13:50 pm

"Dude!" "Awesome!"

What an absolutely fantastic colour. Get it built and take some snaps.

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby spasypaddy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 15:54 pm

Lovely!!

If you havent already got the brakes, i have a red pair in my cupboard you could have for cheap

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Paul 8v
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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby Paul 8v » Tue Oct 09, 2012 19:24 pm

Very nice, be good to see it built up

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby RideOnTime » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:44 pm

Leeeeeeeeeeds... :D :lol:


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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby kirkee » Fri Oct 19, 2012 17:26 pm

now thats a beautie

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Drumlin
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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby Drumlin » Sat Oct 20, 2012 09:01 am

Very nice, looking forward to the photies of it built up
Would welcome company for Sat rides west/south of Edinburgh, up to 3 hrs, 16mph ish. Please PM me if interested/able to help.

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby MountainMonster » Sat Oct 20, 2012 21:59 pm

otherself wrote:I first saw a Bob Jackson in the flesh on a visit to my brothers in the city of Leeds back in 1999. It was love -- certainly lust -- at first site but I had no cash for one at the time (broke student). Now, some 13 years later, I finally have a BJ of my own for my 34th Birthday! I ordered it on the 11th September and it came to my door on the 5th October, so not a bad turnaround (they told me it'll be 1 month because the off-the-peg frames sell like hot cakes.)


Don't let your wife hear that!

Lovely looking bike! Never heard of them until now.

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby Meirionatron » Sun Oct 21, 2012 16:35 pm

I am very very jealous, will make a beautiful bike. Looking forward to photos of the built up bike.

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby Nick Fitt » Mon Oct 22, 2012 19:45 pm

Lovely bike, more pics please!

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby BR 1979 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 13:51 pm

You've had this three weeks! Surely it must be built by now?

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby BR 1979 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 19:24 pm

Boring! Get the bloody thing built!!

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby BR 1979 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 07:56 am

Arggghhhhh!!

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby BR 1979 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 18:22 pm

I can only presume the milk bottles must be piling up on the doorstep and newspapers hanging out of the letterbox...

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Paul 8v
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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby Paul 8v » Thu Dec 06, 2012 08:53 am

Man you REALLY want to see this built!

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby BR 1979 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 08:06 am

Paul 8v wrote:Man you REALLY want to see this built!

Yes.

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Re: My new Bob Jackson

Postby Fevmeister » Wed Dec 12, 2012 14:52 pm

My dad is Ricky feather same name as the bike builder in west yorks and my name is bobby and mums maiden name is Jackson, I'm also from Leeds. Weird! Nice bike nonetheless!!


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