An homage to Marshall “Major” Taylor

Back in 1890, Marshall “Major” Taylor made history as the first African-American to win the World Cycling Championship. With the motto “Never give up,” he managed throughout his career to break many records and quickly become a superstar of American sports.

As a tribute to his career, Hennessy has launched a series of collectibles. In this case and in collaboration with Affinity Cycles, he proceeded to recreate the classic black model of Taylor that we see above. Although the frame and appearance are not far from the original, the company wanted to give a modern touch that is visible in the details. In this way, in addition to wheels with timeless Panaracer tires and small gold details, we highlight the brown vintage leather elements on the saddle, steering wheel, and pedals.

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