Curved class

bagpusscp Posts: 2,907
edited January 2009 in Road general
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Pete just try to stay calm :wink:


  • peejay78
    peejay78 Posts: 3,378
    i looks wrong, all sat back and leany.
  • Pete Beer
    Pete Beer Posts: 604
    It's nice, but it doesn't look as "right" as a proper JT. And he wasn't given the last of the curved tubes..............................
  • fixotic
    fixotic Posts: 2
    Hi Gents, that's my bike in the link. I am not the original owner of the bike so I'm working on second hand information at best. It has only been built up for a week so it's very new to me. I've edited the statement about Colin receiving the "last" of the curved tubes as I don't know that to be true - all I know is he had some.

    In San Francisco, few people know of Jack Taylor Cycles (though some do since there was once a store which sold them). I only know one Curved Tube JT owner. I don't have any JT experts at my disposal so I'd love your knowledge and opinions. Have more information/links about Colin or Curved Tube Jack Taylors (including threads on here since I'm new here)?

    Despite the photograph the top tube is level so the angles may look a bit off in the pic. I'd take more pics but my camera is broken at the moment. I could probably drop a link off the chain and get the rear wheel all the way in but since I'm still dialing things in I'm not quite ready to do it yet.

    If it were yours to build how would you build it?

    Also, please don't take any serious offense at the bars... they're blasphemous but temporary.
  • Pete Beer
    Pete Beer Posts: 604 ... rooker.htm


    Damn, now I'll have to clean up the drool..............
  • Alright gents, have a go at my other one...
  • flashes
    flashes Posts: 229
    Very nice. Obviously if anyone has a spare JT curved frame, I'll happily buy it from you....
  • GarethPJ
    GarethPJ Posts: 295
    Lovely frame but the wheels and the bars do it no justice.h
  • flashes
    flashes Posts: 229
    Good point, have it conviscated and I'll deal with it............
  • mz__jo
    mz__jo Posts: 398
    Got some Cinelli track bars (alloy ones, not steel) sitting in the garage (and the track stem as well, they might even still be together). Got a bit marked from a handlebar front lamp bracket but otherwise little used. If they could be any use send me a PM, I don't have a use for them (especially not with my arthritic back).
    Cheers Jo
    PS you need long thighs to do justice to a curved seat tube, the position usually ends up slopey and if you try to compensate with a short stem it just looks all wrong.
  • meagain
    meagain Posts: 2,331
    I'm not really a fan of the curved seat tube (aesthetically) but the blue one is a very nice looking bike!
    Just an aside - there are I think 2 SWB/curved seat tube tandems on th'bay at the moment (or were a couple of days ago).
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • mz__jo
    mz__jo Posts: 398
    Curved seat tubes were quite common on tandems with sporting pretensions in the 30's. The first one that I rode was an USWB Claud Butler which got my brother the nickname of "sniffer" for a while! Most USWB tandems suffered from a lousy stoker position which rather negates the advantages of shortening the bases in the first place.
    Cheers Jo