|10th June 2009||#1|
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For Sale: Jack Taylor Superlight Tourist
Now sold - thank you for looking
My Mather is now fully repaired after a stupid incident, and I've got too many bikes, so this is up for sale.
Jack Taylor Superlight Tourist, finished in white with gold box lining and 'Mondrian' JT decals - all original paintwork, showing some patina but still presentable (and Argos are asking £350 to reproduce it with the decals). Made from Reynolds 531 with lovely fillet brazing on all the joints. 24" C-T seat tube, 23.5" C-C top tube.
The frame comes with a pair of custom-made Jack Taylor racks painted in matching white, with serial numbers that correspond to the frame. The frame also has a number of special details - a light mount on the forks and internal routing for the dynamo cable through the downtube.
The Taylor brothers were the closest the UK ever had to a 'constructeur' bicycle builder, and this is a good example of their craft with the matching racks and the facility for lighting.
Spec is also original -
Overall this is a very rare bicycle with a pretty collectible set of parts on it. It's old, and has been well used but treated well. I'd rather it go to a good home where it will be ridden and appreciated, than to someone who will part it out, or convert it into a singlespeed (!). It rides very nicely, and is usable on a daily basis, or for Sunday afternoon cake rides.
I'll take some photos and upload them at the weekend, when I have time and it's not raining heavily.
I'm asking £400 collected from me in London - I'd rather not post, but we can sort something out (potentially delivery for petrol money within a reasonable radius).
Last edited by SimonC; 13th June 2009 at 17:26. Reason: Sold!
|10th June 2009||#7|
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I've now got home and shot a few photos in the garden - these are a bit rough and ready (and full of fuschia!) so I'll still take some better ones at the weekend if it's not sold.
Quick additional notes - I thought the box lining was gold but it's actually a coppery pinky colour. The rear mech is actually a Suntour V GT-Luxe. The front rack seems never to have been mounted. And I forgot that it also has a pump included with a Campagnolo head - another £30 or so worth.
|11th June 2009||#10|
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OK. with aheavy heart, I'm out. :(
I saw it this morning. Whoever gets this should be VEEEERY happy.
BTW Simon, did you know that the little tubes for wires/cable guides are actually made of Reynolds 531 too? Amazing factoid that Mark The Bonk (the proud owner of another Jack Taylor touring bike) was telling me recently.
Best of luck to whoever gets this. I am gutted that its a bit big (long) for me and I really shouldn't have it anyway.
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