Ever since I first learned about Jack Taylors a while ago I've been enamored with them. I love the idea of three brothers who live and breath riding. I love the idiosyncratic approach to building they took. In some ways they were the British Rene Herse. They made cool touring trailers, tandems, triples and some trikes too!
If there is one for sale anywhere on eBay in the world you can be sure I've at least laid my eyes on it once.
A few years ago thanks to my friend and forummite ColonelJLoyd I was able to purchase what we believe to be the largest tandem they ever made:
more pics https://picasaweb.google.com/1133647...kTaylorTandem#
i'll admit due to a lot of things we havent ridden it as much as I'd hopped, but actually my recent relocation back to the east coast should make that easier. In fact it's coming with us to our family vacation in OBX next week. My wife and I are excited.
Anyhow, to get to the point, I bought another JT. Super Tourist #8744 which very likely makes it the last ST made, brazed by Norman in the shed after the company had basically already stopped production. When you look at this bike it's hard to believe that it was made in 1999...
It's not the most beautiful JT i've ever seen, though they are all beautiful to me. The point here is that these bikes are built with decades of experience with utility and function in mind, which is what I love about them.
the pics are taken from the auction, which took place on eBay UK. I bought the frame/fork/racks. It should be here by the end of the week.
It's 62ctt st 59cm ctc tt (i normally ride 25" frames) so it might be slightly small, but should still be well within my range.
I'll use this thread for updates as I build it up, which probably wont be until mid August at the earliest.
Just thought I'd share.