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Details about  Vintage 80's Bob Jackson custom Steel frame road bike *Campagnolo* 56cm +NR

Vintage 80's Bob Jackson custom Steel frame road bike *Campagnolo* 56cm +NR See original listing
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Oct 25, 2012 13:40:06 PDT
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Item location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


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Bob Jackson

Frame Material:


Frame Size:

56 cm

Country of Manufacture:

United Kingdom

Complete Bike/Frame:

Frame and Fork

Beautiful Red Bob Jackson frame from the 80's. Reynolds 531 Steel for that "Steel is real" feel. This bike rode amazing (complete bike pictured was how it was built up but auction is for frame/fork only)
Also included in the auction is the OMAS Italian headset and Campagnolo downtube shifters.
The rear dropouts are Campagnolo and the bottom bracket which is included is a Shimano.

Bob Jackson is a legendary frame builder, this is and excerpt from their site
At Bob Jackson Cycles we free build our frames for the following reasons: When building free a great deal of skill is required due to the fact that the frame is held at one place at a time, with guides allowing the tube being joined to expand along its length, whilst staying perfectly in line. Each join is then allowed to cool thoroughly so as to ensure there is no stress on the frame, hence the term “No tension building”. Each join is done separately, from mitreing, to brazing, to cleaning & polishing, resulting in a frame that requires minimal or no tracking and uses the best qualities of the tubing, giving it that magical ride quality that only comes from a top quality steel frame.

All steel tubes deteriorate if not heated correctly by between 5 & 15% dependant on the mix of metals in the tubeset. Savings of approximately 200F in temperature can be achieved by using silver braze rather than brass, this however is not cheap, silver braze costs 6 to 7 times more than brass.The way the heat is applied directly affects the frame strength and its durability. Sudden or very quick changes such as when building quickly or welding creates a sudden change in the crystal structure of the metal, leading to a rapid change in strength of the tubing & increasing the need for blow holes to allow gasses to escape from the frame. Blow holes may allow gasses out but also allow water in hence all Bob Jackson frames are built without blow holes & to ensure we can honour our 5 Year Guarantee all frames are built under no time or cost constraints.

Bob Jackson Cycles uses silver for all braze ons, fittings & frame joins with the exception of Reynolds 853 where due to its unique properties we use brass, heated & cooled at specific rates to heat treat the tube joins & so achieve tensile strengths of over 100tons (twice as strong as 531)!

Frame Specs are:
56cm top tube
56cm seat tube to middle of crank
14cm head tube
42cm chainstays (measured from middle of drop out to center of BB)

Please see pictures for condition of frame and let me know if you have any questions. Although it is scratched and chipped in places, there is no dents in the frame.

 I am listing this and the wheels today but check out my other items soon for more of the great parts off this bike and I will be happy to combine shipping. Check out my other items!

Frame is listed with NO RESERVE!

Thanks for looking and good luck!

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