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.
As Found – Full Fenders and Custom Racks
As Found – Another View
Front View – as Found
6 Speed Suntour Mountech
Vintage 35mm Specialized – Not Big Enough!
Cool Stop Tandem Pads
Go Big – Compass Snoqualmie Pass 44mm
Sans Fenders and Front Rack – Compass 44’s!
If the Jack Taylor Retrofit does not work out!
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.
1896 Bicycle News
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.
1961 6 Day Race photos from a random family album. More photos and better scans coming soon.
One old Peugeot Frame
650b Wheelset from Veloclassique
Removed old brake bridge to accommodate 126 Spacing..will replace later
Bag O Mafac brakes thanks to Veloclassique with canti brazon post
My makeshift canti post jig…more work to be done on the jig but should get me through.
Here you go Wayne. I still think the brass one was cooler. This concludes the obscure Campy parts (see previous post for Campy repair stand) day in the shop.
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.
I have “un stuck” many a rusty joint but I am always still amazed when something is rusted solid and seemingly welded together falls apart with heat.
All the parts are together again…need to weld up the hinge and free up the rusted joints so it can be broken down.