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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:35 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thought I'd share another one of my bikes. This is a Bob Jackson I got locally in Utah a couple of years ago. I was told it was Reynolds 531 but there's not decals on it. It did have a cycleart repaint sometime in the past.

I find it to be a very fun ride and pretty fast. It does feel a bit flexy under me when I really hammer away at high speeds on it but for the most part is a great, comfortable rider for enjoy the countryside on. I contacted Bob Jackson and they said it should be a 1983 sold to Bikeology here in the states. The serial number stamp was just a bit odd.

Here's some pics of it.

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It's sporting a Shimano 600 tricolor setup in it's current build.

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It sat at 21 1/2 lbs in this configuration with a set of modern 1400 gram wheels on it. Not bad though with the pedals, bottle cages, and sensors.

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I've since moved these wheels onto my 1987 Waterford Paramount and put a vintage set back on this. This is my first real British bike in my collection and I really love it. One day I hope to get a new one from them to build up.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Hi James, you can't go too wrong with a Bob Jackson and yours certainly looks very smart. A very classic look to it with the first set of wheels and the 600 really suites it.
What was strange with the serial number?

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 pm 
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The same colour as the '86 BJ I recently built up. Here, if you've got a few minutes to kill.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=373612

Love it, I also have a 2012 Jackson. They give a great service, and are a bargain when compared to some.

Enjoy

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Jamiedyer wrote:
Hi James, you can't go too wrong with a Bob Jackson and yours certainly looks very smart. A very classic look to it with the first set of wheels and the 600 really suites it.
What was strange with the serial number?

Jamie


Oh, it's just the way it was stamped. One number is way off from the others.

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It's got a retro set of wheels back on it now. I do love how it rides. I need to clear out some bikes in the spring but no way this one is going anywhere.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Mike Muz 67 wrote:
The same colour as the '86 BJ I recently built up. Here, if you've got a few minutes to kill.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=373612

Love it, I also have a 2012 Jackson. They give a great service, and are a bargain when compared to some.

Enjoy

Mike


I read through your whole post earlier while researching. I noted the placement of the 531 decal which mine is missing.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:41 am 
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Nice :). Is that a Technomatic stem from Nitto?

Would look nice with friction shifted lol


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:02 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Midlife wrote:
Nice :). Is that a Technomatic stem from Nitto?

Would look nice with friction shifted lol


Thanks! It is a Techtronic. This is actually my smallest frame and smaller than I usual ride so I needed the height.

I picked it up setup with the brifters. About 1/3 of my bikes are DT shifting so no desire to change this one back right now. Maybe some day.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:12 pm 
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Small bike ? Tall rider ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:12 pm 
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LOL, Yeah it's a 52 cm and my smallest bike. None of that matters when out on the road.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:20 pm 
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Decals available here, it's where I got mine from

https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/

Mike


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