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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:26 pm 
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Anyhow, all that said, I guess that frame was built much earlier than mid-80s. Based on my paper boy bike,
something from the late 60s early 70s? Looks a nice frame; either a club rider or winter trainer?


Thanks Woz, that was my feeling regarding date, thanks for info.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:43 pm 
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After Swinnerton's, Brian Rourke was the manager for Clive Stuart when they opened their shop in Burslem. When they went bust he started his own business. I used to race against Brian (and Les West) at Newcastle in the late 60's. Roy was a good track rider in his day especially on the old Newcastle track. He passed on tips on how to ride it to me. Compared to modern 'velodromes' it was almost flat!

John Herety married one of the Swinnerton daughters as did Martin Earley.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 pm 
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I had a chat with Brian a couple of months ago... for 3 hours. Reminded me what a fascinating guy he is. He’s 80 next year


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:27 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
bagpuss wrote:
From what I heard years ago,Mercians built some frames for them back in the day.


If you hadn't said it, I would have :). I seem to remember that it was either Brian Rourke or Les West that told me (I think!) and if anyone should know it would be one of them! Not heard the Frank Herety connection though - another schoolday moment!


AFAIR Mercians built the Custom frames no idea if they were involved in the of the peg framesets


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:32 pm 
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Just taken a look at the frame, no-one has apparently noticed the dropouts - not seen their like before: Campagnolo yes, forged ? No.

Pressed dropouts; hence my comment.

Rk.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:47 pm 
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1010/1 sport dropouts?



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