This is a 1972 Bob Jackson Grand Prix (according to official record from BJ). It was gathering dust in a bike shop when I bought it and was in a rather sorry state.

Frame cleaned up and resprayed in British Racing Green with gold lining around the lugs. The old colour scheme was Flandrian red and white (and lots of rust spots!).

Original Ofmega hubs, pedals and chainrings, Mavic GP4 rims, Campag Nuovo Record rear derailleur, and Cinelli bars and stem are all still on the bike.

I added Campag downtube levers and quick release skewers, Campag NR front mech, brakes and brake levers and replaced the old and rather battered Brooks saddle with a new Brooks Professional.

The bike rides superbly and is my regular ride on relatively flat outings.

The chainrings are 52/42 so bottom gear is 42 x 24 which is a little testing on some of the hills up here in the beautiful English Lake District. But I am reluctant to change the set-up as this was how the bike was originally specified.

Peter Temple


Bob Jackson Grand Prix - driveside view

Bob Jackson Grand Prix - head on view

Bob Jackson Grand Prix - rear angle view


Bob Jackson Grand Prix - drivetrain detail
Bob Jackson Grand Prix - fork and shifter detail



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