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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Several years ago, I bought this lovely frame. I'm attaching two photos from the original seller.
V-CC input dated it as mid to late 1950s and most likely the work of Bill Gray: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bu ... lders.html

The frame braze on for the gears levers was described as Campagnolo: I haven't seen many like this at all.
It does looks like part of the Gran Sport lever, as in this photo: http://www.hilarystone.com/images/sale% ... /CGS1E.jpg

I'd be grateful for any advice & knowledge shared please: how rare was it to have a downtube braze on like this & why would the frame builder include part of the gear lever onto the frame?

Would it have been common practice to have it painted over?

Any Retobike help and comments are appreciated.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:08 pm 
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I found exactly the same (Campagnolo) braze-ons on my Locomotief Tour de France bike of 1961. Not often used and already ahead for its time. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:26 pm 
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dutchie wrote:
I found exactly the same (Campagnolo) braze-ons on my Locomotief Tour de France bike of 1961. Not often used and already ahead for its time. :D


Dank u wel Dutchie, much appreciated. Do you have a photo of the Locomotief frame please?

Do any other Retrobikers have experience or photos of these braze ons?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:53 pm 
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garanti_construit wrote:

Dank u wel Dutchie, much appreciated. Do you have a photo of the Locomotief frame please?

Do any other Retrobikers have experience or photos of these braze ons?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:48 am 
Dirt Disciple

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That's really helpful, thanks.


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