Turbo Goat Presents: The Art of hand crafted Bicycle Frames

Come and join Turbo Goat 6:00 – 9:00, Friday evening, February 4th, at TURBO GOAT Bicycle Shop + Gallery, for a great show of Jack Taylor Bicycles and fascinating stories by their owner, Mike Thompson.

Before the era of Titanium, Carbon Fiber and Aluminum, the very best bicycles were made from Steel Alloy tubing and individually hand crafted by leading Frame Builders in Italy and England.

Jack Taylor and his brothers Ken and Norman, were amongst these select frame builders. Mike Thompson has one of the premier collections of Jack Taylor Bicycles in the world, a select few of which will be on display at Turbo Goat!!
If you are a cyclist, a sculptor, a metal worker or simply have a passion for beautifully hand crafted objects, this is a show you don’t want to miss!!

Mike, a teacher, cyclist, hunter and avid collector of superb Jack Taylor made bicycles, placed his first order with Jack Taylor for a custom made frame in 1983. He and his wife have toured extensively and enjoy riding tandems, one being the original tandem Jack Taylor built for himself and his wife. Mike spent a week visiting with the Taylors in 1984 and has remained in touch. He owned the bike shop in Monroe from 1981 to 1990.


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