Jack Taylor Tandem – 50th Anniversary Edition

The tandem thing has been bugging me for a while, Jamie’s 650b Conversion, Tom’s custom Ibis “Dumpster Dive” and my high school memories of Pete and I riding Mt. Wachusett and descending “Mile Hill” on a Paramount Tandem loaned from George Gamache.

Also bugging me was this Jack Taylor that Wayne has had tucked away at Velo Classique for some time.  I recall helping him move it there.

Making some minor modification to this Jack Taylor 50th Anniversary Edition tandem to entice the wife to take some leisurely rides on the W&OD or the C&O Canal.  Work in progress but addition of wider tires, fresh brake pads, fender removal and addition of riser bar for stocker is looking good.

 

6 Day Race Photos – 1961

Recent photo scans from a 1960’s scrap book I bought a few years ago at a swap meet. Each of the photo’s have 1961 6 Day Race hand written on the back of them.  The pages of the scrap book indicate the same.  Judging from the rest of the “very interesting – more on that later” photos in the scrap book the race was probably in NY.

A 6 Day Race historian friend of mine immediately identified it as a “Portable Olympic Track” so it could be anywhere.  Rules out Madison Square Garden as was my first suspicion.  If was fun to find such great 6 Day Race photo’s it what is otherwise a pretty common family scrap book.  Enjoy.