POSTED BY JOEY - We're known for excellent bike repairs, and also for not being afraid of or disdainful towards any type of repair, and as such we get a lot of different types of bikes to work on. Case in point - I came in this morning for a day full of wrenching and realized that we have a pretty fun and eclectic mix happening in the repair area right now. So I thought I'd share!
In my workstand at the moment is a Salsa El Mariachi Ti XTR that we're building for a French-Polynesian fellow who's taking on the Tour Divide in 2015. Isn't it pretty?
In the other workstand is a basic drop-bar to flat-bar conversion job. On deck is a flat-bar to cruiser-bar conversion job, as well as a full Campy Record drivetrain install, a couple custom wheelbuilds, and two awesome Jack Taylors that need some work.
The three Taylor brothers built fine handmade bicycle (and tricycle) frames for decades in England. A Durango customer of ours collects JT's, and we've helped restore many of them. The first Jack Taylor in for work right now is a 1965 tandem tricycle that is in the extremely early stages of restoration. We just finished stripping this frame of its components, including an extremely corroded-in-place seatpost. This frame, having been left outside for years in English weather, is in poor shape. However, it's one of less than 10 ever made, so restoration it is. The last photo below shows what this trike will look like when finished - this red JT bike started off just like the tandem trike. Quite the transformation! (Three of the below photos were taken in the trike owner's office.)
The second Jack Taylor in right now is a track racing bike from the late 70's/early 80's, that has already been restored and is simply in for a stem swap. The customer came up with a JT track racing stem - very rare - and we're swapping it onto the bike. It is the nicest-looking track bike I've ever seen, especially in comparison with all the modern "track" fixie bikes out there!
I enjoyed the mix of bikes in here right now so much that I thought you might as well. Back to the wrenches!