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New Bob Jackson Build

Old 06-10-07, 07:36 PM
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New Bob Jackson Build

Just got this yesterday. This build was based on Absntr's Gretchen (thanks, man). So now I have at least the second most beautiful Bob in the US (IMHO):

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Old 06-10-07, 08:06 PM
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i'm trying my hardest not to comment on the untaped bars save for the drops, yet the lever is on the flats.

and man, wtf at that stem and spacers? looks like you are in bed with the rivendellis..

edit: and this should be in the pics thread

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Old 06-10-07, 09:12 PM
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Nice lugs!


Originally Posted by sirpoopalot
looks like you are in bed with the rivendellis..

I resemble that remark.
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Old 06-10-07, 10:19 PM
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yeah, that is alot of spacer's...that fork i woulda cut.
looks pretty nice though, i hope you enjoy.
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Old 06-10-07, 10:39 PM
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correction: third most beautiful. but still, thats not bad.

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Old 06-10-07, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by sirpoopalot
i'm trying my hardest not to comment on the untaped bars save for the drops, yet the lever is on the flats.

and man, wtf at that stem and spacers? looks like you are in bed with the rivendellis..

edit: and this should be in the pics thread
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Old 06-11-07, 12:15 AM
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How dare you set up your bike for your own comfort and riding style, thereby offending the aesthetic sensibilities of some random *******s on the internet?! You should be jailed and banned from cycling forever!

Seriously, though, it looks good. Enjoy it!
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Old 06-11-07, 02:41 AM
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dude nice ride... hopefully mine will be in the top 5 at least when it FINALLY GETS HERE... how long did it take you to get your frame from bj... its been well over 5 weeks for me and i'm imagining it's going to at least take another 2
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Old 06-11-07, 03:08 AM
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i miss my bob jackson..

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fatlace, is that frame custom or off the peg.


ghostman, is that tape in the right spot on your toptube? what bars are those, they have a super long reach...
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Originally Posted by sirpoopalot
i'm trying my hardest not to comment on the untaped bars save for the drops...
you're obviously not trying very hard. You must be a really lazy person if that's the most effort you can put into something.
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beautiful bike! its looking hot for summer :]

ok, this may be a dumb question, but why do people put tape on their top tube? iv never really understood it. is it just aesthetics or does it serve some purpose (i cant see what itd be used for).
however i do think it looks cool.
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It's to protect the tt from the bars.

It appears as though ghostman just did it for looks though.

It's funny that someone would put their stem that high then use untaped trackdrops with a cross lever.
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Originally Posted by dutret
It's funny that someone would put their stem that high then use untaped trackdrops with a cross lever.
I was thinking the same thing. Ghostman if you want to go practical that bike would look great done up path racer style, with road drops, brake hoods and fenders.
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To correct some misconceptions:

It is not tape on the bars, they are track grips.

The steerer tube has not been cut yet because I want to figure out how much drop I want before we start sawing the fork. Hence the many spacers.

The electrical tape on the top tube does indeed protect the tube from the bars, which spin easily and crack the top tube if I am not careful.

It may or may not be a goofy combination of components, but I like it. I may down the road decide to do ordinary road bars with hoods, etc, but not for now.

Besides, I am just a poseur anyway. I am not a messenger. I am not a Keirin racer. I am, in fact, just a middle aged corporate lawyer who likes bikes....
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Originally Posted by Ghostman
Besides, I am just a poseur anyway. I am not a messenger. I am not a Keirin racer. I am, in fact, just a middle aged corporate lawyer who likes bikes....
me too, i'm a suit*. i just ride my bob jackson track bike to work everyday.


*really i don't have to dress that nice, but i can't wear cutoff shorts and ****.
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oh, and it took me a long time to get my bike setup the way i wanted it.
i ended up running the seat lower than on my old bike, swapped cranks, different straps, different stem and shallower drop bars...i'm in love with it now. don't worry, it takes time. i didn't cut my fork steerer but it didn't have as much left on as yours does.
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Ghostman, what firm are you at if you don't mind me asking (feel free to reply by PM)? I'm a rising 2L about to do OCI at Northwestern University and I'm from DC originally so I might be moving back there. The reason I ask is because when I get a job I'm ditching my sh*tty Raleigh for a nice ride like yours and I want to make sure that, you know, there ain't two guys at the same firm riding the same bike!
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lol.
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Originally Posted by Fatlace
i miss my bob jackson..

What happened to it? Please don't say that it is no longer of this world.

I love my Bob Jackson. It's a little bright, but that's a good thing.
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That's gorgeous, Ghost! Mind if I ask how much you dropped on that frame?
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its custom. note the back right chrome chain area. and dipped chrome forks. and it is in fact gone from this world in the bike heavens. got smashed by a car.
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Lovely, Ghostman.

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
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Originally Posted by HRP
That's gorgeous, Ghost! Mind if I ask how much you dropped on that frame?
The frame was about $550-600. It is not custom, but rather what they call "off the peg" at the Bob Jackson website.

It is amusing dealing with them. You basically call into their store or right onto their factory floor. They are very nice and British..... It took me a long time to get the frame. Maybe 10 weeks. I think they are busy these days...
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hey ghostman...when did you actually order your frame... i placed mine the beginning of may... and im still frameless... hopefully it rolls in soon
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