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Old 06-24-11, 05:14 PM
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Here's a question -

I have visited Bob Jackson's web site and given serious thought to ordering an Audax End-End. Problem is, it's a long expensive trip from Leeds to Arizona. SO if there is any problem with build quality, wrong size, wrong color shipped, transit damage, etc. I'm pretty much stuck it seems.

How about Stone's Cyclery? I read that they sell a lot of BJs (that sounds bad) but I have not been able to get through to them, and their web site seems to date to 2007 so they may not even be there any more. Has anyone ordered either through Stone's or direct, and how did it work out?

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No problems with build quality on a Bob Jackson. Send them your measurements and preferences and they will size the frame well. Ask for photos of finished bikes in your colour choice taken outdoors. Packing will be a professional job and insurance can cover any mishaps. The End to End is a fine handbuilt frame that will make the shipping cost a sound investment. Just my opinion of course!
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Take a trip to England and pick it up in person? My son lived in Leeds about 6km from the Bob Jackson works...unfortunately I didn't realize it until he was ready to come home

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Last time I was in the area (a few months ago), Stone's was up and running and still looked more or less the same as it did in 1975, when I bought a BJ from Dennis Stone. (Now that really sounds wrong. ) Still run by Dennis Stone, too.

It is a reputable shop and has a long history of dealing with the Bob Jackson folks. They are not open Sundays and maybe not Mondays, and it is a not-very-many-people operation. Keep trying by phone.
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No problems with build quality on a Bob Jackson. Send them your measurements and preferences and they will size the frame well. Ask for photos of finished bikes in your colour choice taken outdoors. Packing will be a professional job and insurance can cover any mishaps. The End to End is a fine handbuilt frame that will make the shipping cost a sound investment. Just my opinion of course!
A long long time ago I met Bob Jackson. We had a nice conversation. It was interesting in the he sized me up for a frame the same size as I had. I had one of his bikes from the 70's. Great paint, great chrome. The bottom bracket shell was a disaster, like many others of his of the period it was distorted, it took a Campagnolo tool kit to set is right, and when done to an acceptable level it was 65 mm wide. He did offer that he would make a frame with one of the new investment cast shells at no extra cost. Soon thereafter I went down to that factory down in Carlsbad and got a better bike.
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