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Old 07-01-08, 06:11 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-02-08, 09:31 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-02-08, 10:16 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-02-08, 11:25 AM   #5
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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.

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