Jack Taylor Cycles was the idea of three brothers, all involved with cycling — Jack, Ken, and Norman Taylor — starting in the 1930s. They produced a wide range of handbuilt bicycles in Stockton-on-Tees, England.  The three brothers produced bicycles together from 1945 through to the early 1990’s.  Jack Taylor bicycles are widely respected for their innovative designs as well as the quality of the fillet brazed and lugged construction in their bicycles, tricycles, and tandems.
This example, the “Super Clubman” model from 1963, was purchased from an elderly British cyclist and imported to Canada.  Over the winter of 2022 the frame was beautifully restored in the Mariposa workshop, then built up by the current owner with a mix of original and period components.
  • JT Super Clubman, 1963, 23″, with JT rear carrier, Reynolds 531 tubing throughout
  • TA Criterium chainset with 34/48 chainrings + TA Etoile adapter
  • Mafac Driver cantilever brake calipers (first production year)
  • Weinmann brake levers with “red dot” quick release (first year)
  • Brooks Professional saddle (first year) + alloy seat pin 26.8mm
  • Huret Allvit rear derailleur, second generation 1963 version
  • Huret front derailleur, lever actuated
  • Lefol chain guard, which matches the Lefol fenders with the “hammered” finish, and was designed specifically for the style of Huret front derailleur on the bike.
  • Maillard freewheel, 5 speed 14-25 + Sedis chain
  • Brampton B8 pedals + Christophe toe clips + Paturaud leather straps
  • GB “Map of Britain” handlebars + Presto chrome steel stem
  • BH Continental Airlite hubs + Milremo alloy rims + stainless spokes 32/40 front/rear + Huret alloy wingnuts
  • Lefol Le Martele mudguards + Bluemels mudflap
  • Michelin World Tour 27 X 1 1/4″ tires
  • Lucifer headlight, taillight, and bottle dynamo
  • Coloral water bottle + cage
  • Apex Grand Prix pump
  • New decals, paint and lining by Peter Morse in the Mariposa Bicycles – Bicycle Specialties Ltd. workshop.

One thought on “Restoration Feature: 1963 Jack Taylor Super Clubman

  1. On the spec list, don’t forget that fabulous Zefal chain guard! It’s a beauty.

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