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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:28 pm 
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Hi

I posted a litte while ago to say hello but here's the official slow thread about putting my 1970's Bob Jackson back on the road.

It did a few time trials but was put in storage along with my road bike in 1978 having got rid of my track bike :(

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I could have put my Falcon back together but it's a little less inspiring to ride.. so here's the BJ in original paint with no dents but a few paint knocks.. heading for a re-spray and chrome :D

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The wheels I have left are Campag LF QR on Fiamme....solid as a rock but need some attention.. new rims :)

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And finally some of the smaller bits.....a set of Campag brakes and levers, a set of Dura ace Brakesand levers, Weinmann 500 brakes drilled to within an inch of their life, bottom brackets, tools, screws, Cinelli Giro D'itallia bars and a black anodised stem...

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Lets see how it goes over the winter..... :)

Cheers


Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:36 am 
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Ooh lovely, good luck! This was my Bob Jackson restoration...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:58 pm 
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My, thats a big one! Does it flex much ? Is it 531? nice restoration. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Thank you, nope ( it was tight as a drum ) and yes; 531 Competition. Cheers mate.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Looks nice geometry for a big bike, shows the skill of the builder to get it looking right in these sizes, I am quite a tall lad and some bikes just look wrong. I have a couple of 25" custom frames one looks great the other .... well :? I have seen bigger frames with dropped tt and brace tubes to reduce flex but they never look right. You are lucky that you Bob jackson rides nice without these additions. The lugs look quite long so maybe this helps stiffen the frame a bit. Good parts selection by the builder!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Shaun, I've sent you an interesting PM about this. Not going to say anything until you've read it and reacted :wink:


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it seems to have grown during its resto


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:30 am 
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Old Ned seems to have tracked down the original frame builder....... Miracles do happen :D

Shaun


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Midlife wrote:
Old Ned seems to have tracked down the original frame builder....... Miracles do happen :D

Shaun


Just call me Sherlock.

Or is it Shylock?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:58 am 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_sayl ... hotostream

I have e-mailed......... I wonder if he would have it back after 30 odd years to check it over :)

Seriously though....how would I go about having it touched up instead of re-finished ?

Shaun


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