Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
mikeymo
Posts: 1885
Joined: 27 Sep 2016, 6:23pm

Great news - Bob Jackson's NOT shutting up!!

Postby mikeymo » 25 Nov 2020, 8:18pm

http://www.bobjacksoncycles.co.uk/

Rumours of their death are greatly exaggerated.

User avatar
TimeTraveller
Posts: 58
Joined: 7 Mar 2019, 8:49pm

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Postby TimeTraveller » 26 Nov 2020, 10:51am

:( not good news, these time are trying...
Enjoy your retirement :) and thanks for your service.

My first decent bicycle was a Bob jackson that was gifted to me by my local bike shop owner... He was a rough stuff cyclist too, so not only did I get a nice working bicycle he instilled in me a love for countryside riding...

mcshroom
Posts: 109
Joined: 30 Aug 2011, 12:00am

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Postby mcshroom » 26 Nov 2020, 10:57am

TimeTraveller wrote::( not good news, these time are trying...
Enjoy your retirement :) and thanks for your service.

My first decent bicycle was a Bob jackson that was gifted to me by my local bike shop owner... He was a rough stuff cyclist too, so not only did I get a nice working bicycle he instilled in me a love for countryside riding...


They are staying open now :)

User avatar
TimeTraveller
Posts: 58
Joined: 7 Mar 2019, 8:49pm

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Postby TimeTraveller » 26 Nov 2020, 11:03am

OK, maybe I should read ALL the post :)

Brucey
Posts: 42162
Joined: 4 Jan 2012, 6:25pm

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Postby Brucey » 26 Nov 2020, 11:05am

lets hope the 'new investment' doesn't generate a Witcomb-like fiasco.... fingers crossed....

cheers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Brucey~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

User avatar
gaz
Posts: 14130
Joined: 9 Mar 2007, 12:09pm
Location: Kent, lorry park of England

Re: Great news - Bob Jackson's NOT shutting up!!

Postby gaz » 26 Nov 2020, 9:15pm

Maybe I'll arrange for that respray after all.
There'll be tarmac over, the white cliffs of Dover ...

Nigel
Posts: 276
Joined: 25 Feb 2007, 6:29pm

Re: Great news - Bob Jackson's NOT shutting up!!

Postby Nigel » 28 Nov 2020, 6:22pm

That's good. Perhaps I'll get the bottom bracket shell repaired/replaced/rethreaded on my winter bike. Jackson's did some work on it about 15 years ago, and re-painted it then. So its a semi-Jackson frame.

thirdcrank
Posts: 30529
Joined: 9 Jan 2007, 2:44pm

Re: Great news - Bob Jackson's NOT shutting up!!

Postby thirdcrank » 28 Nov 2020, 7:57pm

It's useful to have the full price list for repairs and renovations for when the question is posed on here

I see this includes

New lamp boss on fork £25.00

A blast from the past if ever there was.

It's good to know the business will continue.

User avatar
speedsixdave
Posts: 810
Joined: 19 Apr 2007, 1:48pm
Location: Nottingham, UK

Re: Great news - Bob Jackson's NOT shutting up!!

Postby speedsixdave » 29 Nov 2020, 10:58am

This is indeed great news. Hopefully their prices will not triple, although if a modest cost increase is what's required to keep them in business for another century, so be it.
Big wheels good, small wheels better.
Two saddles best!

mikeymo
Posts: 1885
Joined: 27 Sep 2016, 6:23pm

Re: Great news - Bob Jackson's NOT shutting up!!

Postby mikeymo » 29 Nov 2020, 11:05am

speedsixdave wrote:This is indeed great news. Hopefully their prices will not triple, although if a modest cost increase is what's required to keep them in business for another century, so be it.


I've always thought their prices seemed reasonable, so yes, a bit of an increase to keep them in business would be fine. If only I knew what "VAT may apply" meant. I suppose I better call them and ask.

I'm going to wait a bit and see if they expand any of their offerings at all. A tourer that will take more than 32mm tyres would be nice. And some frame geometry details would be nice.

fullfathom5
Posts: 106
Joined: 28 Dec 2007, 2:39pm

Re: Great news - Bob Jackson's NOT shutting up!!

Postby fullfathom5 » 7 Jan 2021, 12:19pm

Just seen on the Bob Jackson website they have closed with immediate effect! :o

User avatar
Graham
Moderator
Posts: 6489
Joined: 14 Dec 2006, 8:48pm

Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!

Postby Graham » 7 Jan 2021, 1:16pm

topic merge

alexnharvey
Posts: 1439
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 8:39am

Re: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!

Postby alexnharvey » 7 Jan 2021, 1:21pm

Oh dear. I hope it is an orderly winding up.

User avatar
Sweep
Posts: 6850
Joined: 20 Oct 2011, 4:57pm
Location: London

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

Postby Sweep » 7 Jan 2021, 3:24pm

Brucey wrote:lets hope the 'new investment' doesn't generate a Witcomb-like fiasco.... fingers crossed....

cheers

yes whatever happened to that?
Supposed to be re-setting up in Wales?
The new folks gave a mini presentation to my local cycling group and then that's the last I heard.
A fine old building Witcombs had.
Very kindly did a nice little job on an old Dale of mine.
Sweep

Bonefishblues
Posts: 8702
Joined: 7 Jul 2014, 9:45pm
Location: Near Bicester Oxon

Re: Bob Jackson's is shutting up - IT IS NOW (sob) !!

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Jan 2021, 3:47pm

It may be that the new owners aren't ready to trade yet, perhaps?

[Waiting or a container load of Alu and carbon frames from the Far East, I don't doubt] - he says in an inappropriate attempt at humour :?