Well, penultimate visit to BJ's in Leeds for me this morning, very sad day.
Probably my favourite bike, a Bob Jackson made with Reynolds 731os tubing, comfortable for the longest days and certainly the one I have used for my most memorable rides (a Pyrenean Raid, a double end to end, a 60 hr NC500 amongst many), not used for a long time because of crack in top tube caused by motorhome driving me off the road at the top of the Bealach na Ba. If I want this repairing by the original makers it's now or never so took forks and headset off and drove over. Needed a little discussion before Donald agreed to close examination, bit of shot blasting and confirmation of diagnosis and then said they'd sort the top tube but not able to promise to re-paint before they close because so much work on.
Any spare frames gone already but the usual display of stunning finished frames waiting for collection. Traditional skills, and prices, matched with outstanding paint jobs. They will be sorely missed.
Dawes Galaxy 1979; Mercian 531 1982; Peugeot 753 1987; Peugeot 531 Pro 1988; Peugeot 653 1990; Bob Jackson 731 OS 1992; Gazelle 731 OS Exception 1996; Dolan Dedacciai 2004; Trek 8000 MTB 2011; Focus Izalco Pro 2012