June 4, 2010

Jack Taylor Time

Probably my favorite British framebuilding brothers. Just something about their style and attitude. The penultimate expression of what a "British Lightweight" is. Here are a couple of photos of ours - ours because it's too small for both of us but equally enjoyable to us both to fix a drink and stare at -
mkethurstaylor 004
mkethurstaylor 001
mkethurstaylor 002
My bike shop is in a really wealthy part of Milwaukee and a customer came in one day with the frame. Asked if anyone there wanted it because he was "sick of moving it around". Never built it up. A coworker snatched it up and then traded it to me for the cost of some new floor mats for his fancy hot rod car.
Here are some resources to learn a little more about the boys -

And Joel Metz's invaluable archive
And finally, if you really want a lesson -
Go to http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/
Click on Bike Video Clips
Go down 16 links
And download the Taylor Documentary. It's awesome.

4 comments:

J.R. Hunter said...

That is an awesome frame!

fuzzy said...

might fit me...

jc luddite said...

what size is it?

mark$ter said...

No dice fellas.