Re: [CR] Jack Taylor 5 Speed - please help to identify brakes !!


From: Mark Lawrence <mark.lawrence@firstreadthis.com>
To: Michael Thompson <meauxtown@yahoo.com>, CR Main Address <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:14:31 +0000
Thread-Topic: [CR] Jack Taylor 5 Speed - please help to identify brakes !!
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Subject: Re: [CR] Jack Taylor 5 Speed - please help to identify brakes !!


Hello listmembers,

Michael mentioning the Jack Taylor on UK ebay (320487377012) has reminded me of the fact that I have the same brakeset that this bicycle features, but have never got around to properly identifying them.

All that I know is that they are Weinmanns, and that they have a solid steel straddle arm instead of a straddle cable. What I'm really curious about is whether this design works - possibly not since it was never copied.

If you look at the ebay listing you will see what I'm talking about - I suppose I should make pictures of these brakes and upload them to wooljersey, I haven't seen them there or anywhere else.

Thanks in advance for any insight, Regards Mark Lawrence Oxford, United Kingdom

Sent: 17 February 2010 12:54 To: CR Main Address Subject: [CR] Jack Taylor 5 Speed

There is a really cool Jack Taylor on British Ebay. A Five speed model with lots of really interesting parts. See here: 320487377012 The seller has turned down a thousand pounds sterling. This one may be fun to watch.

Michael Thompson
Monroe, LA