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 Post subject: Mystery frame 2
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Anyone like to take a stab at who might have built this?
Stamped Cyclo dropouts with mudguard eyes, 26.8 ish seat tube, frame no 11495 across the BB and on the steerer tube. It has a pip to hold a gear lever band but no BB cable guides or dropout hanger.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery frame 2
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:57 am 
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Rotrax did similar seat stay clusters but not sure it's one of there's...


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery frame 2
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:40 am 
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+1 for Rotrax


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Much as I would like it be so, I have read that rotrax numbers run round the edge of the bb shell.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:25 pm 
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Very odd for mid 50s decent frame to have down tube pump peg.
My first thought was Viking, but so many used Nervex Pro in the 50s.

Perhaps we could see the ends and any brazed on fittings.
The frame number suggests a factory build, with the numbers all in line.

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery frame 2
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:39 pm 
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Seat stay tops very like my Viking Severn Valley.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:35 pm 
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The relief at the top of the seat stays has a scalloped section rather than a flat angled section like I have seen on some rotrax.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery frame 2
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:36 pm 
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I only say Rotrax as its so damn close to the one in my mates' neighbour's shed...


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I'd love it to be a rotrax. I have hankered for one for a while. I live in Southampton and remember the shop well. Real old fashioned shop to the day it shut. Bare wooden floors and dark wood cabinets wall to wall, frames and wheels hanging from the ceiling.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:00 pm 
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They are nervex legere lugs


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