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Not sure whether this should go under retro classic but ...(3 posts)

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.
MA
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?

TF
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.

Happy Cycling
MA