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I got nice frame. but what is it?

Old 11-23-18, 03:51 AM
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I haven't been officially diagnosed yet
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Originally Posted by gbi View Post
The wraparound stay reminds me of Falcon, Carlton, raleigh and Urago.
But, it does not look quite right for any of them.
yes, it's very nicely done on this bike. That rules out Falcon from the era that I worked on them, mid-'70s to early '80s.

This bike is very nice, the only discordant thing I noticed was that they seemed have under-filled the bb cable sling a bit.

I don't think extensive braze ons really caught on until the late '70s, and it wouldn't surprise me to see a bike from the early '80s that only had bb slings and a cable stop on the rear dropout. Top tube housing guides, dt shifter bosses, and bosses for a DT bottle cage were pretty common by 1980, but maybe not from U.K. builders or old-timers elsewhere
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last time I saw a seat stay brazed like that it was a Custom Columbus Air frame. So this could be a custom .02 cents.
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Great thread. Really catches ones interest and imagination. Bike Forums is a wonderful place to spend some time.!
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Really, this thread should have been in C&V, not in the appraisals forum. It's much too interesting for this forum.
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I agree, that's such a nice frame. If the OP wants me to move it, I can
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Intriguing thread. As I read early on, I suspected Italian, the reference work is very good here. Bravo.
Headbadge hole placement may help provide a final identity.

A builder's work to look out for in any number of brands... Just hope one turns up and I can prevail as it flies under the radar.
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Started restoration.

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Thanks very much for the update.

Wonderful to see its moving right along.

Perhaps you can make a ride report when you have an opportunity to take it for that first test spin...

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Ditto. Looking forward to seeing this bike built up and on the road.
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