[CR]FS: 1973 Jack Taylor frameset, 58.5 (Ed Granger)

(Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré)

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:44:43 -0400
From: <edvintage63@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]FS: 1973 Jack Taylor frameset, 58.5 (Ed Granger)

I'm offering to the list a 1973 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain frame with some cool features. The frame is a sort of custard yellow color with handsome contrasting dark green head tube and seat tube panel, plus magenta lug lining. The frame is unusual in that it lacks eyelets, but has Mafac cantilever braze-ons (with brakes included in sale) and vertical Campagnolo drop outs. It also has a very cool twin-plate fork crown. It is definitely a ToB model, as it has the "Tour of Britain" Reynolds transfer. My guess is that it may have been built originally as a cross frame, but it would make a killer vintage Audax-style bike. The frame is in good cosmetic and structural condition, as documented in my wool jersey album. Note that the shifters and Mafac brake bits are included in the sale, but not the stem, bars, wheels, or seat post/saddle, as these were used to help with photo taking. Size is 58.5 C-C seattube and 57 C-C top tube. Price is $400 shipped to the lower 48 (you know who you are). Photos are here:


The bike is also depicted on Joel Metz's excellent Jack Taylor site, but note that the size listed there is incorrect. Answers to questions and requests for photos will be cheerfully responded to as promptly as I can get to them. Thanks for reading and looking.

Ed Granger
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA