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 Post subject: Big Bob Jackson
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:39 pm 
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errrrrrrrrr I think I might be doing something a bit rash.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120984755500? ... 97.c0.m619

I am rather tall but placing a bid on this may have been a wee bit incautious and I'm praying another BFG outbids me :oops:

Only time will tell :?

If I do win it and it doesn't fit, you lot will get first refusal.

Edit:
I realise as I've typed this that it might be misconstrued as an attempt to bump up the bidding. Its not, its yet another I wish I'd engaged gear before pressing submit moment :oops:

Please feel free to move or dump this post.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Crikey !

That's gotta be the largest frame I've ever seen ?
Will you be restoring it to its former glory once you win it ?

:facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:57 pm 
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You can cancel bids on ebay you know :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:39 am 
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Looks like a candidate for a little 'adjustment' at your local frame builder!

I'd like to meet the guy who originally rode it.... actually, on second thoughts.....


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:05 am 
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Huge frame, must be hard selling it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Nope not going to cancel bid but not going to raise it. I reckon I'm just big enough to ride it and thus it'd be really cool but I'll not cry if someone else gets it 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:29 pm 
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When I saw the first photo on eBay I thought the frame looked all out of whack - like the image had been squished or compressed or something!

I can't quite get my head around how small the forks are compared to the frame...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Exactly my thought as well, the photo was squeezed somehwat, this frame must have been custom ordered right? never seen anything in this size before.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bob Jackson
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:50 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
I am rather tall but placing a bid on this may have been a wee bit incautious and I'm praying another BFG outbids me :oops:


That's one big frame! How tall are you if I may ask? Wonder if the frame flexes a lot under a tall/heavy rider - might benefit from a double top tube design.


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