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 Post subject: Dating an FW Evans
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've got this Evans, 26inch wheels, headclip headset, Chater lea pedals and chainset, resillion brakes etc

the serial number is either 751, 7514 or 514 it's hard to tell

It's one of 3 I've got and I'd love to have an idea of the age but if the serial number is 7514 this would date it to mid/late 50s which doesn't seem correct
any Evans experts out there ? :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:28 pm 
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It has all the look of late 30s, but cast lugs, headclip and typical top eyes were used into late 40's, sometimes from old stock. Not specific to Evans.
The forks look post war, I am not an Evans expert.
I tried Resilion (alloy) brakes about 1949. and found numerous problems.

Keith


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:26 am 
Dirt Disciple

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keithglos wrote:
It has all the look of late 30s, but cast lugs, headclip and typical top eyes were used into late 40's, sometimes from old stock. Not specific to Evans.
The forks look post war, I am not an Evans expert.
I tried Resilion (alloy) brakes about 1949. and found numerous problems.

Keith


The forks are not drilled so I think the resillions are my only option, my knees aren't up to fixed with no brakes :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:40 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Hi,
I've got an Evans from 1946 and the serial number is in the early 6000's, in exactly the same spot, so at a guess 1947-48, it certainly looks about that date, most manufacturers were using pre war stocks at this time, the tanged dropout points towards the year. Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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OldTel wrote:
Hi,
I've got an Evans from 1946 and the serial number is in the early 6000's, in exactly the same spot, so at a guess 1947-48, it certainly looks about that date, most manufacturers were using pre war stocks at this time, the tanged dropout points towards the year. Terry


Brilliant, thank you, I've now managed to somehow end up with 5 !!


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 Post subject: Re: Dating an FW Evans
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:17 pm 
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Nice! Looks like a useful size too.

Do we get to see the other four?


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 Post subject: Re: Dating an FW Evans
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:42 am 
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non-fixie wrote:
Nice! Looks like a useful size too.

Do we get to see the other four?

Hello nonfixie, hope you and Mrs nonfixie are both well.
can't do a pic of all 5 yet as one's still being stripped/painted (something I try to avoid normally but it was hand painted in hammerite :(
here's 2 though,

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 Post subject: Re: Dating an FW Evans
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:12 pm 
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phoog wrote:
Hello nonfixie, hope you and Mrs nonfixie are both well.
can't do a pic of all 5 yet as one's still being stripped/painted (something I try to avoid normally but it was hand painted in hammerite :(
here's 2 though,


Very well, thank you! We had an nice, bicycle-eventful summer, including a visit to Eroica Britannia. It was great to see so many typically English brands and models there. Except for the ubiquitous Raleighs, not many seem to have made it across the Channel over the years.

So, thanks for posting those two pieces of eye candy. Much appreciated!


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