Re: [CR] Jack Taylor question

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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 07:47:45 -0400
From: "David G. White" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Jack Taylor question


You got one heck of a bargain at that price! Jack Taylor bikes are very highly regarded by many (myself included). Info here:

Among other sites.

Enjoy it!


David G. White Burlington, VT

Ryan Nute wrote:
> I just acquired a Jack Taylor on ebay and would like to know more about it. I assume it's nothing terribly special since it was comparatively inexpensive, but if anyone has any information to share (tubing? aspects of frames made that year? restoration suggestions?) I'd appreciate it. I will have to drop by Elliott Bay Bicycles and pester Bob with questions. The link to the ebay auction and the description is below.
> Thanks a lot!
> Ryan Nute
> Seattle, WA USA
> You are looking at a rare classic Jack Taylor handmade road bike serial
> #3242. The seat tube and top tube both measure 56cm. Only 154 were
> made in 1958 and although it has some wear, not too many are in as good
> shape as this one is. It has Campagnolo hubs, headset, front
> derailleur, seatpost, shift levers, brakes and brake levers. The rear
> derailleur and pedals are Suntour Superbee and the saddle is a well
> broken in Brooks. It has obviously been ridden and then stored for
> several years now but the bearings are still smooth and tight and the
> wheels are still true. With new tires, tubes, cables and housings, this
> bike would be ready to start its next 50 years. And for those looking to
> build an awesome fixie, this would be a sweet frameset and the parts
> that come off would fetch enough to make it worth while. Happy bidding!