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1997 Bob Jackson Touring Frame(6 posts)

1997 Bob Jackson Touring Framezmarke
Dec 12, 2002 3:07 PM
One more question about a frame...

I found a 1997 Steel Bob Jackson Touring frame/fork with Canti mounts for sale and it is BRAND NEW.

I would like to know the following if anyone can help:

What should this cost if it is really new?

Seatpost size:
Headset size and type:
Bottom bracket size and type:
Front derailluer size:
Double or triple crank compatible:
rear spacing (126, 130, 135):

Call him and ask him yrself!
Dec 12, 2002 3:59 PM
Here's the source.......gogene
Dec 12, 2002 4:00 PM
re: 1997 Bob Jackson Touring FrameSteveS
Dec 12, 2002 9:16 PM
What size are you looking at and whats the price they are asking? I have a 2001 model Bob Jackson frame, never built up, that I might sell.
re: 1997 Bob Jackson Touring Framezmarke
Dec 13, 2002 4:07 AM
I was looking at the 20.5"(52cm) Seat Tube with a 21' (53.25cm) Top tube but I am not 100% sure about the size.
Do they have sloping top tubes for more clearance?
Do you want a shorter top tube on a touring bike?

The frame is $375.
re: 1997 Bob Jackson Touring FrameSteveS
Dec 13, 2002 7:17 AM
My frame is a 56cm, so I can speak from some experience.

Bob Jackson frames are fairly traditional, though they advertise that they are totally custom, so I would guess that they could build a sloping top tube if so desired. In a touring bike, the only reason I could see for the sloping top tube would be to gain the longer headtube on a larger frame. So, if you like the Rivendell idea of fit (and I do), you ride the larger frame (sloping top tube or not) in order to get your handlebars higher than on a sporting frame. This, in effect, shortens your top tube.

In my case, I keep my combined top tube + stem within a centimeter or so of the same length but as measured from my saddle position.

The price is pretty good as Bob Jacksons should be about $800 after shipping to the U.S.