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Old 10-20-15, 02:04 PM
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Bob Jackson racing tricycle

Recently one of my neighbors passed away. He had quite a bike collection, and his son and only heir will sell them off soon. One of them is a Bob Jackson racing trike and a friend of mine would like to buy it if it is not to costly. I have never seen it, but Bill stood about 5'8", so it will not fit me.

Bill would never buy junk, and if it needed work he would have seen to it.

Any thoughts on value?
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I have no clue on the value but just wanted to if I had to ride a trike, that one might be at the top of the list.

Could it look like this??

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Going to be hard to pin down. Pretty unusual beast. I would hazard a guess, depending on the age and equipment, in the $1500+ range. I knew a couple of guys back in the 1970's, they were twins from the UK and one of them raced time trials on a Bob Jackson trike, the other raced fixed gear. They were in the their 70's and were wicked fast.

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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
That is without a doubt one of the most bizarre brake systems I have ever seen.
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Old 10-21-15, 11:20 AM
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Saw this one referenced last week on central NJ craigslist, not sure if posted here already but at least a list comp.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
I have no clue on the value but just wanted to if I had to ride a trike, that one might be at the top of the list.

Could it look like this??

I only saw the trike once (and briefly then) but it did look like that example. Bill told me he bought it at the Salvation Army store. He and his wife had biked there. He had her sit on the bike like she owned it; meanwhile he rode home to get money. He walked back to the store and rode it home after the purchase - he never told me what he paid.
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Originally Posted by dailycommute View Post
Saw this one referenced last week on central NJ craigslist, not sure if posted here already but at least a list comp.
That's porn. Thank god it's too big for me.
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Originally Posted by exxongraftek View Post
That is without a doubt one of the most bizarre brake systems I have ever seen.
Yes, it is. I mean, racing trikes have no rear brakes so it makes sense that they'll have a weird setup on the front.

But the one pictured has cantilever posts with mini-V brakes, but also an added long post with a Campy Delta brake?!? Those things are lousy at stopping (and would probably be worse way out there on an extension), so I have to assume that the Delta is on there like a hood ornament, just to cover up the ugly V-brake with some Campy.

Bizarre, indeed.
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I saw a photo of someone racing one of these into a left hand turn; he had leaned the trike over and one hand on the right rear wheel - fingers in the spokes it seemed. Essentially he was riding a bike where the wheels did not follow. Odd technique.
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I believe I saw that yellow one at the bike jumble in brooklyn a month ago, he was only asking $1100 so I guess someone bought it to flip it. Sweet ride, it tempted me
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