Jack Taylor #1431

Webmaster's Taylor number 5 (ouch). Respray at the Taylor works in 1989, at which time the shoulder brace was added. Originally listed in the Taylor build book as a Marathon, but stickered as a Tourist at the time of the repaint. Brass welded, pencil seatstays, 700c, really quite light for a tourer, especially with racks and fenders. Mafac canti braze-ons. Would have originally had "Gothic" transfers, but I'll live. Luckily, I have been able to get in contact with the original owner of this frame (I'm the second owner, not counting the estate sale guy who I bought it from), and I now know basically the full history of this bicycle, its various configurations (everything from full tourer to fixed gear!) over the years, as well as details of many tours it was ridden on in the UK, Europe, and the US. Plan is to put it together with as much period-appropriate (loosely speaking... basically anything 1949-1959) components as possible.

current components:

crankset: 170mm Stronglight "marquee deposé" 49D w/ T.A. chainwheels
(to replace later w/ "deposé" type, w/ "dural forge" T.A. chainwheels)
bottom bracket spindle: Stronglight
toeclips: Christophe
headset: unknown British (included w/ frame)
brakes: Mafac "Criterium" cantis
(to replace later w/ M.A.F.A.C type, or Drivers)
rims: Super Champion Gentleman, 36h
mudguards: unknown type (weinmann?) included w/ frame
(to replace later w/ Lefol "Le Paon" or other similar period type)
carriers: Jack Taylor, to match frame
brake levers: Universal w/ integral Sonn-ette bell (C. Daudon)
dynamo lighting: Radios no. 17 headlamp, no. ? taillight, type z27 dynamo
stem: Jack Taylor w/ barrel adjuster, 100mm, black
rear derailleur: Cyclo Birmingham twin cable

definite want list:

rear shift lever: Cyclo Birmingham twin cable
front derailleur/shift lever: Simplex type JUY 56, clamp-on style, w/ matching shifter
hubset: Maxi-Car type 1 or 2, 36h, rear spaced for 4-speed
handlebars: GB randonneur

not-so-definite want list:

battery lighting: something appropriate for the fork leg lamp mount. oh, and a lamp bracket too.
saddle: Brooks B17 narrow, oval badge
seat pin: suggestions?
pedals: TA? Campy steel w/strap loops? Chater-Lea? Lyotard Berthet?
freewheel: suggestions? 4 speed...
chain: ?
tires: ?
baggage: period-appropriate Carridice saddlebag and panniers

Any opinions on what might be good bits (late 1940s, early-late 1950s period) are quite welcome. Some research is definitely warranted...

from the ebay listing for this bike:

a unbuilt (new) Jack Taylor (Stockton on Tees) Vintage Touring Frame . It is a 50th Anniversary Model. It is made of 531 touring tubing throughout, and has canterlever braise-ons, down tube gearchange boses, pump pegs (behind seat tube) it is finished in black with gold coachlining and also has a headset (surface rust on this) and a cottered bottom bracket. Size 23 ins from the centre of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube. It also has front and rear carriers and mudguards and is in as new condition (except the rust on the headset !)

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