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 Post subject: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Hello,

Does anyone know if the prices listed on Bob Jackson's site are realistice and/or up to date.

I am vaguely contemplating an extensive resto of an old frame.

I need the following done (the prices quoted for the individual jobs are also listed):

1) One new chainstay (old one is cracked) = 70 quid
2) Respray in plain enamel = 90 quid
3) Coloured head tube and coloured band on seat tube = 40 quid
4) Coloured head tube lugs = 25 quid
5) Lug lining = 25 quid

That comes out at 250 quid total.

I'm just wondering if that matches up with what people have paid to have work done with them.

I'm not criticising or complaining about their prices at all, just want have an idea of whether what they quote is realistic for what I'm eventually planning.

I'm also not 100% sure if I want to go ahead with this job, so I thought I'd get some ideas here before I start asking for quotes and so on.

Cheers!

Johnny


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:47 pm 
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For a similar job at Argos, I was expecting to pay a lot more. Being in Bristol, however, its just easier to drop off the frame. Its sounds very reasonable - for example i think Agos charge £45 for lug lining and £130 for plain enamel respray......maybe I need to rethink this!


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:03 pm 
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I looked at the prices a while ago when I thought about having my Jackson refinished (decided to keep the patina) and the website doesn't seem to have changed at all............

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:59 pm 
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They do reply to e-mails.

Or at least they did when I was asking about colours a few months ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:50 pm 
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They replied to me too, the pick-up and drop of service was £55 ............which buys a lot of touch up, elbow grease and wax :D

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:09 am 
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Midlife wrote:
I looked at the prices a while ago when I thought about having my Jackson refinished (decided to keep the patina) and the website doesn't seem to have changed at all............

Shaun


This is what I found a bit odd, there's been no change in price and they seem very reasonable indeed. I was just concerned that the actual prices might vary from what's listed.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:04 am 
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I had my 1967 Bob Jackson frame and forks resprayed by them. Forks rechromed and a new leg on the forks. New decals. All as per the price list. Excellent service. Photos here - viewtopic.php?f=23&t=227863


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:33 pm 
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I think that puts my ratty Bob Jackson frame firmly out of my price range. I stopped counting when the refinishing went over £600 :shock:

Chrome. Everywhere :(


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Oh yes, just looked at the chrome price list, that does seem to push things into a different league :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Jackson Prices
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:13 pm 
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Yep - thats why I only had the forks rechromed. Apparently its a labour intensive job with chemicals that cost a lot to dispose of. Looks the business though :lol:


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