It would take a special kind of person to ride this bike! Gutsy.
Very cool bike, in any case.
Now, here is something you don’t see every day — a bubble gum pink Jack Taylor. I have owned this for ten years, having bought it from a reputable Ebay seller in the UK. The story goes that a previous owner bought the frame for his wife, and in an attempt to get her ride more, had it painted her favorite color by Skills of Nottingham. In the pictures, I have included scans of what the frame looked like before the color change and Norman Taylor tweaking the frame in his workshop. Ebay limits me to 12 pictures so if you want more, just ask.
For most of the ten years I have owned it, it hung in a retail bicycle shop I was involved with and is pretty much exactly how I received it a decade ago. I am selling it to thin the herd a bit in anticipation of a move in the next few years. There are a few scratches and dings and I have attempted to include photographs of the most obvious.
Now, the particulars:
Serial Number: 4371 which makes it a 1962 build
Seat post: 56 CM center to top
Top tube: 58 cm center to center
Frame: 531 DB throughout with Prugnat lugs
Crankset: Stronlight cottered cranks (rechromed) with TA adaptor; TA ring 49 tooth x 3/32 cog. Bayliss Wiley featherweight BB cups and lock ring, TDC single axle BB
Pedals: Campagnolo track with later style Christophe Toe Clips and NOS Alfredo Binda straps
Bar and Stem: GB Ventoux bar and GB continental stem ( 11 cm)
Brake (front only): Weinmann 500
Saddle: Brooks Professional with large rivets; Campagnolo Seat post
Saddle bag: Carradice Nelson Long Flap (previous owner states its about 1962 vintage)
Mud guards: Bantel “Star”
Wheels: Large Flange Maillard hubs laced to Rigida 27 x 1 1/4 rims; hand built by Mercian Cycles
Postscript: sold for the Buy-It-Now price of $975.