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.
Came across this advertisement in a 1896 Bicycle News . Certainly the earliest Wearable I have seen. I did dig around some other ephemera I have to see if I could spot some more but came up empty. Early 1900 Youth Companion thru 70’s Electronic Mags showed no signs of anything similar.
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.
Finished up all the fabrication repair. Brazed the crack in the joint near clamp and brazed the hinge back on the clamp. Also got the adjustable clamp locking mechanism freed up.
Next step is to prep for paint and bring back to showroom standards.