You may remember a while ago now that Ed took his long serving Bob Jackson Vigorelli frame to Argos Cycles to get a fresh paint job on the frame he’s ridden for 2 years. You may also have seen the finished frame. Well over the past couple of evenings Ed (along with a little help from myself) has rebuilt the bike, with 90% new components, giving it a bit more of a new-school/old-school feel & bringing Ed into the 21st century with an ahead stem & outboard bearing cranks. I took a few photos before it hits the hills, so here they are:
Well here it is, my newly painted Bob Jackson Vigorelli.
Back in April it went off for a bit of a makeover and now it’s all done.
To say I’m pleased would be a bit of an understatement. I collected the frame about two weeks ago and did plan to get it built up right away. But as with all things plans change, and I’m now trying to save up for the new parts I think it deserves!
If you ever need a frame painting or any other work doing head to Argos Racing Cycles most probably not the cheapest job, but most likely the best, and they’re here in Bristol as well.
The grey, that is captured best in the last picture, is a satin finish and the colours are gloss. This is something that they’d actually never done before. The colours if you hadn’t guessed are loosely based on the Trackdropouts cycling kit.
Hopefully I will get the frame built up in a month or two.
Over the weekend I decided to finally do something I’ve been putting off for too long. My Bob Jackson Vigorelli has desperately needed a new coat of paint since I’d had mudguard eyelets and a few other bits of brazing done. A quick clear coat by me to cover the bare metal wasn’t doing the job.
I was going to go with a simple one colour powder coat. But in the end decided to take the plunge and head back to Argos Racing Cycles where I’d had the brazing done for something a little more involved.
It was so hard to decide on what to go for. I ended up making my final decision whilst I was at Argos, being surrounded by frames and having the sample colours in front of me certainly helped!
I was quite pleased and surprised when I was told one of my requests had never been done by them before. Fingers crossed it turns out looking ok!
Pictures to come in about 6 weeks. Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.
I couldn’t visit without taking some pictures of the always amazing and interesting array of frames, waiting to be collected or worked on.