It’s safe to assume that Dan Hunt is the most stylish of the Headset Press triumvirate. At least he has been since he built up his Bob Jackson Olympus frame — a 30th birthday present to himself. Bob Jackson Cycles is an English institution of cycling, predominantly building frames out of Reynolds tubing for nearly 80 years.
Headset Press is more a Readers Digest for cyclists than a blog, reviewing garments and gadgets, providing coverage of events such as the UCI Track Worlds and the Tour de France, even interviewing custom builders such as Robin Mather. It was founded in 2010 by Steve Donohue, Jamie Salvage and Dan, three passionate and creative riders who pooled their talents to provide an arena for their skills.
Dan has long been aware of the quality inherent in Bob Jackson frames and, wanting a bike that coupled a traditional aesthetic with mechanical competence, decided upon the Olympus frame as the best option. It’s constructed from oversized Reynolds 631 tubes and laid out around a racing geometry that’s still comfortable over long distances — an ideal setup for the Audax riding this bike is destined for. Dan specified Campagnolo’s reliable Athena gruppo, Thomson stem and post and a Brooks Team Pro Titanium saddle that’s accompanied perfectly by a Carradice Barley bag. The Mavic Ksyrium wheel set and carbon Columbus fork adds a modern twist to the legend from Leeds.
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