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Bob Jackson 650B World Tour

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Bob Jackson World Tour 2010, 53cm top tube, 52cm seat tube

Nitto Noodle Bar with Nitto Technomic Deluxe Stem. Homemade leather wrap stitched with waxed thread.

Bob Jackson with Chris King 2Nut Headset

650b Velocity Synergy Rim, Grand Bois Hetre tire

650b Velocity Synergy Rim, Grand Bois Hetre tire

Sugino Crank, Phil Wood Bottom Bracket

Brooks Pro hand trimmed and slotted saddle with Nitto Seatpost

Shimano XTR pedals, Shimano chain

9 speed DuraAce shifters, Campy Record front derailleur, Shimano XT rear rapid rise derailleur

Paul Neo Retro front, Paul Touring Rear Cantilevers

48/36/26 front, 11-34 rear

Super comfortable ride, I'll add fenders soon. Bob Jackson worked with me to correctly position the cantilever bosses for the 650b wheels, and worked in mountain rear stays to provide adequate space for the 42mm Hetres plus Honjo fenders.

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Added to Pack mules cluster

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Nitto racks front and back, yes?

Nice bike - question on components

I just received a World Tour (700c/130mm rear spread) and am interested in building it up with similar components.

Possibly a Sugino XD 700 compact double or SD2 600 triple, and either SKF or Phil BB. Can you share which Sugino crank you chose and the Phil Wood BB size?

Overall, are you happy with the choices for the drivetrain, shifting is responsive, etc?

thanks in advance!!
regards,
Jeff

RE: shifting and drivetrain

Hi Jeff: I recently added racks and panniers and commuted twice to work. The shifters (Shimano Dura Ace downtube) with Campy Record Front Derailleur and Shimano Rear Derailleur all work well with the 9 speed drivetrain. Shifting in SIS was perfect until I banged the rear derailleur while transporting. Since then I straightened the hanger and then went to friction shifting which I like even more.
The Sugino XD2 from Velo Orange is my favorite crankset for touring. The Phil Wood 113 (+5 right offset) is a fantastic bottom bracket.
I hope your build goes well, Lonny

great bike!

looks like such a pleasure to ride! loving literally all your choices on this bike

Thank you!

You've got to try the 650b Grand Bois Hetre tires, really comfortable and smooth. I ride over 10 miles of gravel on my roundtrip commute and yet the bike is so stable over the rough ground.



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