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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:42 pm 
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hi all.....my brother in law has just dropped these off for me to do a renovation job.....i know nothing about them and would welcome any information on them you can offer......f


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thanks all......f


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:14 pm 
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'Barry Hoban' - a brand name used by British Eagle in the 80's. Barry worked for them as a rep after finishing his glory days as a top pro on the continent. Looks like a reasonable MOR bike.

'Jack Taylor' - one of the most respected British frame building names ever, based in the North East. Lots of information on the net, especially on Classic Lightweights website. Their touring bikes - like this one - are especially sought after.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Thanks ned......it was the Taylor that caught my eye, it has some vey intricate fluting in the paint and looks of a lovely quality......the Hoban, as you say, looks a mid ranger. It has some unusual components to my eye too....the xc pro mechs and 105 cranks look newer than the frame.....any idea of year for either?.....


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:20 pm 
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I love the double-box lining on the Jack Taylor frame. A friend rides one and swears by it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:42 am 
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yes, JT = very respected frame


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