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    My New Bob Jackson late 80s time trial bike.

    Hi all,

    Just trying to figure out if anybody has any thoughts on this one. I impulse bought a late 80s Bob Jackson funny bike. Anybody ever ride one of these? It's more of a curiousity bicycle for me, but I want to ride it so I think it's going to be fun. Let me know your thoughts. When I get it I'll take some better pics and show some better details. Sorry if I posted to the wrong group. Cheers.
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    I like its level of ridiculousness. I've ridden funny/time trial bikes as commuters and I really enjoyed how they handled.

    If you're going to use this at all then you'll probably want to ditch the disc, as any wind will make handling tricky.

    Is that a 24" wheel in the front? If so, I'd advise buying spare tires/tubes as soon as you can because they can be really hard to find when you need them.

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    Oh man. I love funny bikes. Just looking at them is fun.

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    I would love to try to ride one. I think they're still legal for triathlons; not sure about USAC though.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Hi all,

    I was thinking of putting an 80s Roval Aerodynamic spoked wheel on the rear since I have one laying around. Yeah, the front is a 24 incher I think.
    Last edited by osmium; 07-02-08 at 11:29 AM.
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    Somehow it makes me want to remind my wife not to drink while shes pregnant....

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