I got this mid-seventies Bob Jackson road frame from a friend as it was too big for him. At first he was going to sell it on ebay but we worked out a deal as I helped him with a new bike build. I wanted it to be a cyclocross bike. Since I live in Sonoma County, California, I got in contact with Ross Shafer (Salsa founder) and he did some beautiful braze-on work for the cantis.

I rattle-canned those areas and decided to paint most of the lug work with the same color. The bike is outfitted with a Selle Flight saddle, Salsa seapost, Bell Lap 44cm bars, old Salsa stem, Tektro levers and cantilever brakes, Ritchey logic headset, Shimano 105 cranks, 42 tooth Surly chainring with dougle chainring guard, Crank Bros. Candy pedals, and Mavic Cosmic rims with DMR single speed conversion kit.

The bike rides really nice and is a welcome change from the two aluminium bikes that I own. I plan to use this bike in a cross race soon. The only drawback being the forks which might not be up to the abuse. Therefore, I will have to track down some steel cross forks. The project was a lot of fun but as all you bike freaks know...what is the next project ot be?



Bob Jackson Single Speed Cross Bike - side view
Bob Jackson Single Speed Cross Bike - front quarter view
Bob Jackson Single Speed Cross Bike - drivetrain detail
Bob Jackson Single Speed Cross Bike - headtube detail
Bob Jackson Single Speed Cross Bike - Glittery Cluster


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