Re: [CR]Bob Jacksons


Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 20:19:24 -0700
To: "Jim McCoin" <ronald774@home.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <jfbender@umich.edu>
Subject: Re: [CR]Bob Jacksons
In-Reply-To: <000c01c1099c$a4758d40$25880b18@c1680382-a.frmt1.sfba.home.com>


At one time in the mid 1970s the shop I worked for at the time ordered three Bob Jacksons directly from England. One had a cross threaded BB as new, the other had a fork dropout filed up 3/16" because it was built crooked and the third achieved a 19" seat tube by having a 12" BB height. Special export models I guess.

Joe

At 05:01 PM 7/10/01 -0700, Jim McCoin wrote:
>I like Bob Jackson's , the fact that you can have a frame made with any Reynolds tubing with any angels and any wheelbase you want , and any combination of colors for a reasonable price is some what of a miracle .
>I had a track frame and a touring frame built in the early ' 90s. The down side , a fork blade broke on the touring bike on a long decent , fortunately the forks began shuddering as I applied the breaks and I was able to stop and check it out . Bob Jackson replaced the forks and added a stiffener to inside of the fork blades .
>Would I buy another one , probably not .
>Jim McCoin