Been a while since I've posted, but received my new Bob Jackson a few weeks ago and have started to build up, with help from LBS.
It arrived a day after they announced they were closing. Sad news.
Spec list will be as follows:
Frame + Fork: Bob Jackson World Tour 23" in Metallic Champagne
Crankset: Shimano 600 6207 (42/52)
Front Der: Shimano 600 6207
Rear Der: Shimano 600 6207
Pedals: MKS Touring
Brakes: Dia Compe DC980
Brake Levers: Dia Compe GC07H
Stem: Nitto Dynamic
Bars: Nitto Noodle
Seatpost: Nitto S65
Saddle: VO Smooth Touring
Wheelset: Velo Orange Enterprise - VO Touring Hubs
Cassette: Shimano 105 11-28T
Tyres: Panaracer Gravelking 35mm
Mudguards: Honjo H-31 45
Few photos mid build.
I really like your choice of quality retro components. Are you a friction or index cove?
Very nice, white with black outline graphics on champagne paint always looks so good.
Also, lovely looking entrance space, Celestion Dittons?
What are those hubs and rims?
Lovely frame, and build is looking great so far.
Great build, excellent photo studio as well.
Best colour. Excited to see the process
Thank you! Friction, Derailleur is only compatible with friction I believe. This is my first proper geared bike to be honest so I'm still learning.
Yes well spotted, great speakers for the money if you can find a pair in good condition. Thanks, this is actually our living room, we’re mid renovation hence the floor.
Thanks, Velo orange touring hubs laced to Velo Orange Enterprise rims 36H built by VeloDuo.
Super nice, veloduo are really nice people also
This is looking really lovely.
Brought this to mind:
which is probably about the highest praise I can muster
What a lovely colour. Also stylish choice of components. But isn't the 42-52 with 11-28 going to be a bit tough for touring?
Looking forward to this build!
This looks great.
I will be following this carefully, as I have a World Tour on order which they will hopefully complete before they close.
First proper test ride out. Smooth ride after a few tweaks, few hairy moments with DT shifters as they needed tightening half a turn. Haven’t had the patience to have a go at putting the mudguards on just yet :/
Probably a bit much, good point. For the immediate future I’m just planning on using it as a comfy road bike that I can do a bit of distance on. But I do plan to do a bit of touring in future. What would you recommend ideally for gearing? Just having a bit more range?
Look forward to seeing it. What colour did you go for?
Mine took about 8 weeks exactly, I’m sure they will honour all existing orders.
So much sparkle, lovely bike!
Very beautiful! Can't wait to see the bike with Honjos installed.
I love the frame.
May I suggest rotating the bars down and the levers up a bit. I think it will look and feel better.
And if it was my build I would try and find a less clunky saddle. A Selle Italia Turbo springs mind.
Otherwise really nice bike.
Edit: actually the saddle looks nice from this angle
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