Bob Jackson

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Bob Jackson

Postby fivebikes » 21 Aug 2011, 9:57am

Just heard the disappointing news that the Bob Jackson retail shop has closed. Always found the staff there very helpful. Framebuilding and renovations continue though so I hope the name carries on into the future. Just spent two weeks in France on my 631 'World Tour'. First proper outing and rode like a dream.

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Re: Bob Jackson

Postby York Commuter » 23 Aug 2011, 9:46am

I'm also upset to read this.

It does lok as though they want to make a go of the frame making and restoration side of things.

On the three occassions I have taken frames there I have always been very pleased with their work.

I wish them well in their altered business.
A commuter since 1991 when I moved to York.
A tourer since 1992
Now a married man who spends longer in the garage repairing and building than riding!

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Re: Bob Jackson

Postby HebdenBiker » 9 Sep 2011, 10:41pm

Due to the current popularity of steel bikes, I think they're doing so well with their framebuilding business that they've decided to ditch the retail side to concentrate on this. Bob Jackson frames have a cult following in the USA and it's great to think this British business is in demand at home and overseas. They did a superb job of renovating my old steel frame, and the work came in at below their estimate and weeks earlier than they said. They are good guys.

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Re: Bob Jackson

Postby fausto copy » 16 Sep 2011, 7:30pm

Had my bike respreayed by them a couple of years ago and a few extra braze-ons added too.
The work was exemplary but came out way above what was expected, price-wise.
Despite several phone calls, they couldn't explain why the cost was so high, apart from suggesting that they had to pay an awful lot for replica transfers (which I hadn't specified).
The sad part was that they refused to supply an itemised invoice, so I was unable to check.

The only thing that let's the bike down is that their own sticker has lost all print and is now just a white blob. :roll:

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Re: Bob Jackson

Postby ebandflo » 16 Nov 2011, 6:07pm

I have just taken delivery of a Bob Jackson Vulcan frame. It was delivered ahead of time, exactly to my specifications, with curly stays and hand cut lugs. The paint finish is faultless, and the quality of the frame just superb. Communication was good. Frankly I couldn't have asked for more.

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Re: Bob Jackson

Postby PaulS » 4 Jul 2012, 9:30am

I bought a Club Audax frame & forks, and a pair of hand-built wheels and they are great. The guys were very helpful in measuring up and component selection, phoned me when it was all ready, and e-mailed photos of similar builds to help me when I got a bit stuck. Fantastic.

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Re: Bob Jackson

Postby timbo19 » 27 Sep 2012, 1:48pm

Had a World Tour frame built for me 18 months ago, handles like a dream. I'd forgotten just what a quality 651 tubed frame felt like after having ridden on far-eastern made aluminium bikes over the last few years! Long live steel frames and Bob Jackson, I've always found them helpful, particularly ordering my frame online. :)

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Re: Bob Jackson

Postby ratherbeintobago » 23 Jun 2018, 3:26pm

Bumpity bump.

Contemplating an Olympus. Anyone bought from them recently?

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Re: Bob Jackson

Postby steady eddy » 27 Jun 2018, 8:43am

I have a 12 month old Pilgrim Whitedown Audax bike which uses a frame made by Bob Jackson to Pilgrim's spec. It is beautifully finished and a joy to ride.