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Old 11-11-18, 03:59 PM
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Bob Jackson and Schwinn New World

Two interesting finds for Captain Jonny this week.

The first - while perusing Craigslist I saw an add for a Bob Jackson Frame and fork . The owner had it listed at $125 . It had most of the paint stripped off it.
It came with a Strong light crank, head set , and derailleurs. I offered $75. and the owner agreed to that price if I promised to show it to him when I had it finished.
I will be looking for info from all you Bob Jackson Fans.

The second is a Schwinn New World frame, fork , and cranks which had been hanging in the back of the Bike Exchange for 10 years unnoticed. We are in the process of moving our entire operation to a new location and are clearing out a lot of excess items that no one ever uses (I just threw out 4 steel 27" wheels ) . I am unsure what year the frame is but probably from the 50's. I am not sure if this boat anchor has any collector value or if the stem is welded on but if nothing else It would make a great wall hanger.










And now for something completely different

The silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange is moving to a new location in Mountain View Ca. Our old spot in the back of a run down Auto Shop, has been sold so we were forced, after 25 years, to move.

The new digs, in a large commercial building near by, are huge in comparison. We will have inside storage for all our bikes and inventory plus work space for our volunteers .

There is lots of wall space and we would like to fill some of that with bike related art or posters.

If you have anything you would like to contribute we would love to have it. Anyone work in a bike shop? send us a poster from your shop and we will hang it on the wall.

Old racing posters or promotional material? Larger size welcome.

Especially anyone who lives in and around the SF bay area, contact me at 143cabinets@att.net and let me know what you have.

This art work can transform our space.
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I've ridden the same Bob Jackson since the summer of 1975. It's been with me so long I've forgotten the actual year of acquisition. It could also have been summer 1974.

I love that fully sloping fork crown on yours.
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Old 11-12-18, 10:50 PM
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Loving that Bob Jackson. What are your plans for it? I hope you're tall

On a side note; why don't chrome platers do partial dips anymore?
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What are your plans for it? I hope you're tall
It's just about MY SIZE!
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The long extensions went with a model of frame Bob Jackson produced buy the name escapes me at present. International comes to mind buy that is not a definite answer. The Schwinn is the lesser of the new Worlds as I recall, the higher model having a more traditional crank set with an English threaded bottom bracket. Under that terrible respray will be some impressive fillet brazing work. Later created in the formed electro forged process.
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The early models of the New World had a removable kickstand. In the late 40's they went to a welded on kickstand. Not seeing that, I think yours is late 30's - early 40's.
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Doesn’t the Schwinn say Varsity on the downtube?
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Doesn’t the Schwinn say Varsity on the downtube?
I was curious about that myself. Does the headbadge mean those are later, repop decals?
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I was curious about that myself. Does the headbadge mean those are later, repop decals?
Yes. The original down tube decal looked like this:



That photo was of a New World I used to have, in original paint, which was a 1940 model. More photos here:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmvQjVyH

If you've ever seen the first episode of The Twilight Zone, there was a New World parked on the street at one point:

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