|Not sure whether this should go under retro classic but ...||parkgrove|
Nov 6, 2003 1:10 PM
|I just got my frame back from the Trevor Jarvis - how do you like this?
It was actually built about 7 years ago to take a hub gear and i have been using it with a fixed since I fell out with the hub gear very soon after.
Now i decided I would like to ride it more and have just had it amended to take a 9 speed groupset.
|Who built it and why?...||TFerguson|
Nov 6, 2003 1:31 PM
|Not knocking it, just looking for a reason. Is it a very short chainstay/wheelbase for TT?
|No reason just a classic steel frame built by a craftsman :)||parkgrove|
Nov 6, 2003 2:05 PM
|Potted history at http://www.tjcycles.co.uk
It does ride very well but i think maybe the design had as much to do with being instantly recognisable in the 30s when advertising was banned.
I always wanted one having seen the pro team and many top time triallists using them in the UK - also a review of one of the fancy lugged Trevone models in the CTC house magazine back in the early 80s I think.
Mine was built in 531 and set up for leisure riding with my family - hence the hub gear / mudguard clearance and rear rack braze ons to carry the sandwiches.
Still the wheelbase is shorter than my old racing frame and perhaps the main thing - i have always enjoyed riding it!
As an aside the tandem design is v popular in our UK Tandem Club too.