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Old 03-19-12, 12:37 PM
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Show your Bob Jackson

My Bob Jackson project is nearing completion, I'm adding the bar wrap this afternoon and going out for a 20-30mile ride. I'd like to see more of this make and my search didn't come up with a thread for this great English bike co. Feel free to show off your Bob Jackson / JRJ here, pics are welcomed!

Mine is a mid-1970's Bob Jackson Audax, full Reynolds 531. I bought it as a frameset with an EDCO Competition headset installed this past summer. I spent the past 6 months slowly collecting parts for it and enjoyed building it up this past week. I tried to keep it true to what it would have been built up with in its day. I took it out for a 10 mile shakedown ride this morning and it's just great.




more pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cobraby...th/6851111878/

I'll take some close up shots after the final touches are added and post them up later too.
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Old 03-19-12, 01:36 PM
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This is my Super Legend. Its a great bike but I never ride it.





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This was my 1976 Bob Jackson for all of 2 days, until I discovered the cracked BB shell-lug. Local seller gave me my money back. I was sick to my stomach when I found it under the paint. It was my size and I liked the color combo. Darn !!!



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Originally Posted by that_guy_zach
This is my Super Legend. Its a great bike but I never ride it.
That's a fantastic bike, Zach!
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Old 03-19-12, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by VonCarlos
This was my 1976 Bob Jackson for all of 2 days, until I discovered the cracked BB shell-lug. Local seller gave me my money back. I was sick to my stomach when I found it under the paint. It was my size and I liked the color combo. Darn !!!
Blast! That is a shame, at least the seller was fair.
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My Bob Jackson is a great rider.





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How I'm lucky enough to have two is an interesting story.....




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^ very handsome machines.

I got the bar wrap on last evening and went for a ~50 mile ride this morning, I'm in love with this bike. It fits pefect and full Reynolds 531 steel rides so great.


Bob Jackson Audax/Randonneur frame
Mid-1970's made in England
24" (60cm c-t seat tube / 57cm top tube)
Reynolds 531 / Campagnolo dropouts
-GB 105mm stem 25.4 clamp
-GB Randonneur 445mm handlebar 25.4 clamp
-Neubaumms tape in cranberry/maroon
-EDCO Competition headset
-NOS early Shimano Dura Ace centrepull brakes
-NOS early Shimano Dura Ace drilled brake levers wi/ gum hoods
-Suntour Barcon shifters & clamp-on DT cable stop
-Suntour Cyclone 'black' GT derailleurs
-Specialites TA Cyclotouriste triple crank
w/ 48 40 30 chainrings
-Specialites TA 374 triple bb 123.5mm spindle
-Regina 13-23 6spd freewheel
-Campagnolo Record 32H hubs
-Super Champion Gentleman 27" rims
-27x1 Forte GT2 Kevlar tires
-Campagnolo NR 27.2mm seatpost
-Brooks Professional saddle
-Brooks saddle bag support
-Carradice saddle bag
-Specialized Tour pedals
-Christophe toe straps
-MKS leathered toe clips
-Bluemels Club Special fenders

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Nice. I like the cranberry wrap.
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte
I'm in love with this bike. It fits pefect and full Reynolds 531 steel rides so great.
+1........the orange and cream crit bike above is
probably in my top five all time favorites, and I
have ridden and owned a great many bicycles.
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Took some glamor shots today









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Wow, that is beautiful.
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I bought my Bob Jackson World Tour new about two years ago, but it is vintage style with lugs, lug linings, and threaded stem. I commuted on it for two years, but the frame is currently hanging on the wall while I accumulate parts to make it a full-bore tourer. The frame is rather stiff for daily riding but it should be perfect for loaded touring as its made with a special Reynolds 631 tubeset designed for carrying loads.
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That's a stunner tarwheel! I was | | this close to going for a new Bob Jackson when mine popped up for sale. If I ever have to replace it I still would go for one. I think they're a fantastic deal for the money. Where are you planning to tour? Any ideas yet?
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Here's my 2000 Special Tourist the day I bought it. "Special" because it was custom ordered--amazingly the guy who sold it to me is my height and has the same inseam, so it fits quite well.





Day after Thanksgiving ride with my wife last year. I know the stem extender is kind of fugly, but my back, neck and shoulders love it. I have a Nitto Tallux to install when I have the time.



Current set up.







Dirt. It gets used.



On an urban club ride.


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Originally Posted by cobrabyte
That's a stunner tarwheel! I was | | this close to going for a new Bob Jackson when mine popped up for sale. If I ever have to replace it I still would go for one. I think they're a fantastic deal for the money. Where are you planning to tour? Any ideas yet?
My goal is to ride across the USA, but that might have to wait until I retire. Until then, I will probably use it for shorter tours -- long weekends or a week at most.
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Man, I love all these bikes. I'll take some new pictures of my '64 J.R.J. this weekend and post them here. It has undergone some changes since I last posted it.
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Cobrabyte, your BJ is stunning! Very nice build, and I love that blue and white color scheme. What size GB stem is that?

All wonderful BJs here...
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Man, I love all these bikes. I'll take some new pictures of my '64 J.R.J. this weekend and post them here. It has undergone some changes since I last posted it.
Please do! I followed your build thread, such a great bike!

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My goal is to ride across the USA, but that might have to wait until I retire. Until then, I will probably use it for shorter tours -- long weekends or a week at most.
Awesome! I'd love to live in your area and tour some of the Blue Ridge mountains, maybe one day soon I hope.

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Cobrabyte, your BJ is stunning! Very nice build, and I love that blue and white color scheme. What size GB stem is that?

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Thanks! That's a 105mm, 25.4 clamp GB stem mated with 445mm wide Randonneur handlebars. The stem is @ max extension from the steertube , I insert a minimum of 2" if the stem is not marked with a minimum insertion line.
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Originally Posted by Mercian Rider
Here's my 2000 Special Tourist the day I bought it. "Special" because it was custom ordered--amazingly the guy who sold it to me is my height and has the same inseam, so it fits quite well.
I know the stem extender is kind of fugly, but my back, neck and shoulders love it. I have a Nitto Tallux to install when I have the time.
Another fine example. It really doesn't look odd, the h-bar bag helps I think
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Help with BJ identification

Originally Posted by cobrabyte
My Bob Jackson project is nearing completion, I'm adding the bar wrap this afternoon and going out for a 20-30mile ride. I'd like to see more of this make and my search didn't come up with a thread for this great English bike co. Feel free to show off your Bob Jackson / JRJ here, pics are welcomed!

Mine is a mid-1970's Bob Jackson Audax, full Reynolds 531. I bought it as a frameset with an EDCO Competition headset installed this past summer. I spent the past 6 months slowly collecting parts for it and enjoyed building it up this past week. I tried to keep it true to what it would have been built up with in its day. I took it out for a 10 mile shakedown ride this morning and it's just great.




more pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cobraby...th/6851111878/

I'll take some close up shots after the final touches are added and post them up later too.
Hi, can anyone help me to identify the model of this BJ. I happened to buy this second hand a couple of years back on an equivalent to eBay in Sweden. I really did not know anything about BJ by that time, but since then I have learned a bit more. It is a bit too small to me and it has not really been runnig well. I took it to a repair shop the other week and the bike was reborn. I have it abroad and cannot right now consult the serial number, but can anyone on the site help me to identify perhaps the model and time poerios. It is clearly 531 but there are no lugs as far as I can see...

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Here's another shot of my Bob Jackson World Tour, rebuilt for loaded touring. I added a triple drive train with lower gearing, Brooks B17 saddle, and Tubus Cargo rear rack. Plan to add a Tubus Tara front rack as well, so I can use front and rear panniers. The second shot show the bike loaded for my shake-down tour, but I realized after loading that I needed front panniers to balance the load better. The bike was essentially unrideable as pictured.
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Love the bob jacksons! I almost bought a frame set on ebay.

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Picked up this 1980 Super Tourist from the original owner last week while vacationing in Southern Utah. He pedaled ~20K miles on it, but it's in great shape and the price was more than right. I put it on a Greyhound and anxiously await its arrival!

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There was a 70s frame on ebay last week that I was considering bidding on. It was poorly advertised so it was hard to find. It went for 125$ and was in good shape. I wonder if anyone here got it.

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