Re: [CR] Bob Jackson "Manchester / Newport spec"

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Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 22:03:25 +0100
From: Hilary Stone <>
To: Angel Garcia <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Bob Jackson "Manchester / Newport spec"

Manchester and Newport are two wooden steeply banked 250m velodromes - the frames have a high BB height suitable for use on these tracks...

Hilary Stone, Bristol, British Isles

Angel Garcia wrote:
> What does the "Manchester / Newport spec" mean for the BJ Vigorelli track
> bike at
> Angel Garcia
> Long Valley, NJ
> I hadn't visited the Bob Jackson website in quite a while, so I visited it
> today and found the following:
> Due to the very high demand for the "Off The Peg" range we are running low
> on our stock of all models and most sizes. As such we are having to build
> most frames as ordered.
> Please note delivery now approx 7 weeks
> We are working flat out to try and get back on top with our stock levels,
> But please note un-like many frames all our's are hand built and painted in
> the UK.
> Thankyou for your understanding.
> I copied and pasted, so any typos are theirs. For those who may not know,
> "off the peg" means frames that are already built but not painted. You
> pick the size and specify the color(s). Of course these are lugged steel
> frames, and I think they mainly use Reynolds tubing. They advertise a nice
> frame and fork for £360, which I think includes the VAT (tax) which can be
> deducted if you're not a Brit.
> Steel isn't used by pro racers, nor by most of the general cycling public,
> but the trade seems alive and well, although serving a select market. At
> least BJC is trying to keep these treasures within reach of the
> cash-challenged. I don't see how they do it, but they appear to be
> succeeding.
> John Hurley
> Austin, Texas, USA