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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Shop Update - Jack Taylor Tandem

Well things are humming along here in Boulder, but every day it seems that we are falling a bit further behind! With the new shop, though, we are having some interesting items roll through the door. On friday, a nifty Jack Taylor tandem rolled in. What is fun about the Jack Taylor bikes is their graphics. The pin striping is great, but this one has a couple of really nice Reynods 531 transfers.

Tandem's are a pain to ship, and if there is anyone local who needs a frame that is about the equivelent of a 55 or 56cm up front and a relatively small 47 in the rear, this is your chance. This bike appears to originally have been a real touring model, but the racks and lighting are gone.

With the Bicycle Quarterly's recent Jack Taylor issue, I'm kinda pumped up about it. Speaking of Bicycle Quarterly, we now have every back issue of Bicycle Quarterly in the shop and available for sale. In fact, we even have sample copies of most every issue hanging at the front of the shop for folks to briefly examine before purchase.

This coming week should be exciting. We plan to get photos this week on our site of our new Boulder Bicycle lugged frame. And before the end of the week, if all goes well, we hope to have a modified for ahead style stem Berthoud decaleur mounted and photographed.

Ride Safe!


  1. Love this 650b Boulder all-road bike!
    Bicycle Quarterly gave it super nice reviews.

    I'm using an 1989 Ritchey Super comp mountain bike with drop bars as my all-road bike. It's a beauty - but I am starting to drool over these BB 650s.

    Nice work!
    MD, Seattle

  2. Oops my previous comment was meant for the Sept 23 blog entry!
    Anyway I have a question on this most recent entry - Boulder Bikes is going to make lugged frames?

    Where does a fan find all the tech beta on such announcements?

  3. Dear MD,

    René Herse Bicycles has always built lugged frames, though the semi-custom lugged Boulder Bicycles are new. He announced them publicly at RMHBS in September.

    The Boulder Bicycle lugged frames are built locally here in Colorado. Mike's happy to share the details-- Give him a call 303.284.9721, and he'll give you the rundown.



    William M. deRosset
    Fort Collins, CO

    P.S. the 650B machines are quite fun to ride. I got to help prototype them last year, and they are just a ball, on-road or off.

    Mike's done the groundwork, and the bikes have a good geometry, tubing spec is reasonable, and the design has the bugs worked out.