Re: [CR]Dating a JACKSON....


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From: Duane Kennard <d.kennard@adelphia.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Dating a JACKSON....
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 09:26:05 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: Wspokes <wspokes@penn.com>

Thanks to all who replied with serials & info about their older Jackson frames!

I just received a reply from Donald at Bob Jackson Cycles:

"The only info I can give at this time was that the frame was built in 1982 for the New York show.I have no idea who Bob may have sold it to at the show and where it went from then."

So, for those of you wondering exactly when yours was built, #15531 was built in '82.

Cheers,

Duane Kennard Los Angeles, USA


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Duane Kennard" <d.kennard@adelphia.net>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 2:16 PM
> Subject: [CR]Dating a JACKSON....
>
>
>>
>> No, not "Flash" Janet, nor her kid lovin' Peter Pan wannabee bro, but
>> a
>> BOB JACKSON.
>>
>> I just picked a nice BOB JACKSON 753 road frameset (thanks Fernando!),
>> and I'm guessing it's from around '78-'82 or thereabouts.
>> Serial # 15531. Anyone have a Jackson with a close serial #, that they
>> know the build date of? Also, was Bob Jackson a little late to catch
>> onto the "more gears is more better" craze? This frame has 120mm rear
>> spacing....I know other builders were using 126mm years earlier. Could
>> it be since at that time 753 was still super-light exotic steel, a six
>> speed rear was considered unnecessary extra weight for that bike?
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Duane Kennard
>> Los Angeles, USA