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Meanwhile the workshop is visited by a couple who turn up on their tandem and are obviously big fans of Jack Taylor Cycles."It's a magical place to us" they explain. Another couple watch Jack as he does the pin-striping on a tandem frame, making it look easy. " I couldn't do it for a lot of years and we had a man, Mr. Dixon, he was 71 and he did it with a brush, and when he died I was in a panic. I had to force myself to do it", says Jack.

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Ken proceeds to build a tandem wheel with the rim he has just drilled out and soon it's toast time. The toast is grilled on an ancient electric heater in the time honoured fashion. During the toast break a photo album is produced and we are treated to some old photos of the Taylors in racing action. Jack, Ken and Norman recall some stories from the heyday of British road cycle racing. One photo shows the crowds lining the route from start to finish in the 1945 'Victory Cycling Marathon' which ran from Brighton to Glasgow.

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