[CR]eBay outing, Taylor Tandem w/sidecar

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From: "NIGEL LAND" <ndland@btinternet.com>
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Subject: [CR]eBay outing, Taylor Tandem w/sidecar
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 17:38:41 +0100

If in doubt Google - try http://www.watsonian-squire.com. I used to have a motorcycle sidecar hooked up to a Velocette 500. Watsonian was based in the Midlands I think and as the website says, started in 1912. Better known for their m/cycle chariots, but the bicycle version was very popular in the 1930s.I am not sure how they are hooked up but they cannot be rigid otherwise they would handle like a trike. When that third wheel lifts at speed on a motorcycle (with rigid couplings) it feels a bit hairy!

Nigel Land North Lincs UK

Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 04:32:47 -0700 (PDT) From: Thomas Adams <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com> To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: [CR]eBay outing, Taylor Tandem w/sidecar Message-ID: <20060502113247.54783.qmail@web35605.mail.mud.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Precedence: list Message: 10

Here's something different, a nice looking Jack Taylor Tandem with something called a Watsonian sidecar. Buy it now is set at 750 pounds ($1,370, I make it in US dollars). Who was Watsonian, and how did these side cars work? Is it articulated, allowing the tandem to lean into turns? How much did the entire thing weigh?

BTW, the sizes are listed as 21 inch captain and 19 inch stoker, which may be correct on the seat tubes, but the TT is steeply sloped, and the head tube looks more like a 23-24 inch job. Might be good for the tall captain/short stoker team. Item is in Bradford, W. Yorkshire, but seller claims he will ship to U.S. No shipping charge listed, though, and, with the sidecar, it's likely to be a whopper.

<http://cgi.ebay.com/Jack-Taylor-Touring-Tandem-and-side-car-custom-build_W0 QQitemZ7238016181QQcategoryZ1521QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem>

or ebay item 7238016181.

Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ