Forum meet Jack; Jack meet forum
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: giovanni sartori's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,017

    Forum meet Jack; Jack meet forum

    This is my Jack Taylor circa 1981. It was built up with parts from other bikes and is going to get stripped down to frame and fork and re-built with new parts. I need some suggestions, this is a super sexy frame with an awesome paint job and boxed striping pretty unique to Jack Taylor's. Its going to be a fixie and potentially a flip flop hub. This bike is my keeper so I'm willing to drop a little dough. Help me out peeps!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Zero

  2. #2
    Zeppelin/Ultegra Rider
    Reputation: 4bykn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    930
    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni sartori
    I need some suggestions, this is a super sexy frame with an awesome paint job and boxed striping pretty unique to Jack Taylor's. Help me out peeps!
    My only suggestion would be: when your finished, box it up and SHip it my way. I'll even spring for the shipping!
    Ride in Peace....Enjoy every sandwich......Mike

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: luca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni sartori
    This is my Jack Taylor circa 1981. It was built up with parts from other bikes and is going to get stripped down to frame and fork and re-built with new parts. I need some suggestions, this is a super sexy frame with an awesome paint job and boxed striping pretty unique to Jack Taylor's. Its going to be a fixie and potentially a flip flop hub. This bike is my keeper so I'm willing to drop a little dough. Help me out peeps!
    Sharp! If you're intent in posting the pic was to encourage envy, you've succeeded! And, as long as you're willing to break the bank, here's a completely self-serving suggestion: ship those perfectly good wheels to me; then, take a cue from the paint scheme and outfit the ride with black hoops - a pair of semi-aero CXP-33s rims in concert with those red Michelins would really accent the frame well. Hubs? Go for some Phils: nice shiny high-flanged jewels to add luster to your treasure.

    Let us know when the bank forecloses ;-)

    Luke

  4. #4
    Old and Fixed, Moderator
    Reputation: Dave Hickey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    20,473
    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni sartori
    This is my Jack Taylor circa 1981. It was built up with parts from other bikes and is going to get stripped down to frame and fork and re-built with new parts. I need some suggestions, this is a super sexy frame with an awesome paint job and boxed striping pretty unique to Jack Taylor's. Its going to be a fixie and potentially a flip flop hub. This bike is my keeper so I'm willing to drop a little dough. Help me out peeps!
    Sweet.....How much dough you willing to drop? Is it 120 or 126 rear spacing...

    I'm thinking Phil's high flange hubs..
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

    My 3Rensho Blog: http://vintage3rensholove.blogspot.com/

  5. #5
    wim
    wim is offline
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    11,458

    Very small suggestion.

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Get some really sharp-looking stainless steel Allen head screws and nuts and install them in the rear brake bridge hole and the seat stay rack mount holes. Make sure the screws are just long enough for the nut to be flush - you don't want exposed threads. Works kind of like filling the extra bottle cage holes with screws - gives it a finished appearance instead of a "something's missing" look.

  6. #6
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: giovanni sartori's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,017
    Thanks all. The rear spacing is actually 122 so 120 hubs work without a problem. I'm leaning towards some black rims and high flange hubs. I plan to check out what Phil has to offer. I'm willing to spend a decent amount, I'm 34 and I'm keeping and riding this until I keel over. What about color of headset, type of stem, etc?

    BTW, I gave the saddle to Dave for a charity bike because it was unbelievably uncomfortable, and it was a good cause so right now its saddleless. The seatpost is Campy Chorus.
    Zero

  7. #7
    banned
    Reputation: Anonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    128
    That bike gives me wood. Is there something wrong with me?

  8. #8
    Done with winter.
    Reputation: asterisk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    2,635
    Ok here's my thinking... now that you gave away the saddle you have a chance to par down the red. Looking at the photo, it was a good thought but the red overshadows those lovely box stripes! I'd say you have to add at least a couple white items to try and bring out the striping.

    Phil Wood hubs are a must, or Pauls high flange. An older Campy track crank ... the new Record track cranks would look out of place. If you do decide on more white, maybe look for some old white-hooded Shimano Aero brake levers (I think these were 105 level). If you ever think you might ride it in a possible rainy situation some tasteful chrome fenders might look nice. For rims if you want bling I'd have your LBS call up Velocity and order some polished Aeroheads or Deep Vs. As for tires, maybe a white/black striped would bring out the striping.

    That's all I got, beautiful frame.

  9. #9
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,633

    nothing new.

    Parts should be age appropriate on a bike as swweeet as that!
    We have nothing to lube but our chains.

  10. #10

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    31
    bye bye cable guides...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.