Author Topic: Jack Taylor  (Read 5698 times)

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Jack Taylor
« on: 19 September, 2020, 03:33:33 pm »
Got this the other day. Spit shine, new tyres, new tape and fitting the NOS lever was all that was needed!


rogerzilla

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Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #1 on: 19 September, 2020, 04:20:38 pm »
I like that.  It'd be faster with pedals, obv.

What's the tubing sticker?
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guidon

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Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #2 on: 19 September, 2020, 06:05:41 pm »
Bloody lovely that! (good job it's way too small for me so no need to suffer from envy.....)

Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #3 on: 20 September, 2020, 09:06:36 pm »
Some form of bilaminate construction?

Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #4 on: 20 September, 2020, 10:13:05 pm »
Some form of bilaminate construction?

It's a proper track bike and strengthened at the bottom bracket, doubtless for a particular rider.  I would guess it is a late model.

Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #5 on: 21 September, 2020, 08:35:00 am »
That’s the hill climb special they made - short wheelbase by using a curved seat tube.
There’s a superb film, now on YouTube, about the brothers and their exceptional skills; well worth a watch.

Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #6 on: 21 September, 2020, 08:44:42 am »
I’ve found the catalogue, the model is described as “A short wheelbase model of special design, most suitable for hill climbs and short distance time trial”
Sorry, I don’t have a “ host” to enable me to post pictures on this forum - nor the skills or patience to set one up. If you want a picture of the catalogue pm me your email and I’ll gladly sent it.

rogerzilla

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Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #7 on: 21 September, 2020, 09:16:31 am »
Some form of bilaminate construction?

It's a proper track bike and strengthened at the bottom bracket, doubtless for a particular rider.  I would guess it is a late model.
Proper round-section track forks, too (they're great on the road - really stiff sideways, so no front brake rub or front tyre scrub on standing climbs)
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

dat

Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #8 on: 21 September, 2020, 09:43:09 am »
I did 110k on it yesterday. Apart from the bars it was great. I’ll have to see if I can find some 70’s road bars that are more comfortable.

arabella

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Re: Jack Taylor
« Reply #9 on: 28 September, 2020, 04:08:35 pm »
OT but, that rack at the front looks ideal for locating an audax route sheet where the handlebar-attached lights will shine on it at dark o'clock.
(I haven't yet upgraded to GPS and the 21st century)
Are they still sold?

& is that flamboyant green?
Any fool can admire a mountain.  It takes real discernment to appreciate the fens.