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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:27 am 
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Just finished this up, thought I would share:

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It's a 74 JT curved tube setup for TT. Originally belonged to an Ex Masi USA employee, but I had a frame he wanted a bit more!

Made a couple of changes since the pic. New saddle, Chisel Pro with no cover, came in at about 180g, not bad for a 70's saddle. Plus I profiled the stronglight arms and milled the rears- lighter than TA:

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and did my first Drillium ring:

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Which didn't make the photos.

Peter Underwood posted it to his site with specs:

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/taylor-flores-rb.html

The whole set is here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/assemblylinecollective/sets/72157631633230520/with/8028859340/

Onto the next one, 1986 Sean Kelly KAS Replica!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:38 pm 
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WOW! that is art. What is the wheelbase size?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Yes! Loving the bike and loving the lightweighting!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:30 pm 
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That is an amazing build! All period correct (do I spy a sealed bb?)

Lovely, thanks for sharing :D


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:00 am 
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Good idea to share it. That is a delight! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:24 am 
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That's a new one on me :) I TT'd in the 70's and we all followed Engers, Cottington, Queen etc.

None had Curvey seat tubes :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:51 am 
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Tel wrote:
That is an amazing build! All period correct (do I spy a sealed bb?)

Lovely, thanks for sharing :D


Thanks!

And yes, you do. Second Generation Phil Wood circa 1973 with alloy retainer rings. Similar to this one, but slightly earlier:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Good grief! That's beautiful!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:01 pm 
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Lovely example of a Taylor right there..


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:17 am 
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that would get my vote , very nice


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