Re: [CR] Anquetil branded bikes - info ??? (1967 'Anquetil' on eBay)(Bob Johnson)

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 06:59:42 -0800
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, kevin sayles <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <348D14A7D20B414FB20D90294C2CF668@kevinPC>
Subject: Re: [CR] Anquetil branded bikes - info ??? (1967 'Anquetil' on eBay)(Bob Johnson)


I have somewhere a book I bought In The Day showing Beryl Burton on a Jacque Anquetil bike. Fom the components, I'd guess the bike is late 60's, but could be early 70's.

Regards,

Jerry Moos


--- On Sun, 1/25/09, kevin sayles wrote:


> From: kevin sayles <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [CR] Anquetil branded bikes - info ??? (1967 'Anquetil' on eBay)(Bob Johnson)
> To: "classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009, 4:04 AM
> Hi Bob, listers,
> It is true Bob Jackson and Ron Kitching had a good
> relationship, and frames may have been made for Ron for
> 'Anquetil' decals to be adorned? but I'm not so
> sure.
>
> In the time I was working for Bob [1971 ~ 1977] I don't
> recall us building 'Anquetil' frames........but
> maybe some had been made prior to my employment?
>
> Knowing Bob, I suspect he very much preffered any frames
> built in the frameshop to be displayed as a Bob Jackson,
> Merlin, or even a JRJ......the only exception I can think of
> in relation to a Anquetil frame is perhaps the frame the
> late great Beryl Burton rode might well have been a
> 'Jackson'? ...........I know we did make her a frame
> or two, because I can remember a apprentice painter wrecking
> her frame by bowing the top tube having the blow torch held
> too long in one place [Jackson's used to burn off the
> paint prior to shotblasting, something I never approved of]
>
> But like I said, I don't recall us doing any other
> 'Anquetil' frames, certainly from 71 to
> 77.........question is though, if Jackson's didn't
> make them WHO DID?
>
> Cheers
> Kevin Sayles
> Bridgwater Somerset UK
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnsons"
> <thejohnsons2@ntlworld.com>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:53 PM
> Subject: [CR] Anquetil branded bikes - info ??? (1967
> 'Anquetil' on eBay)(Bob Johnson)
>
>
> > Hi
> > The Anquetil bike is mine, and I have posted on
> Wooljersey a letter from Ron
> > Kitching Ltd dated 1993 that I was sent today saying
> these bikes were
> > manufactured in the UK.
> >
> >
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/robertcliff/1967JA/
> >
> > Perhaps they were made by Bob Jackson who were
> situated some 15 miles away
> > from Kitchings and Ron and Bob knew one another.
> > In my description on ebay I initially said I believed
> they were made in
> > France or Belgium because I was informed such by the
> bike's owner when I
> > bought it some 8 or 9 years ago. I have now amended
> that statement.
> >
> > -- Bob Johnson
> > London UK
> >
> >
> >
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