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 Post subject: Alex Iles?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:42 pm 
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Anyone know of a framebuilder of this name (or close)? Still in business?I had one of his frames (secondhand, completely unbranded) about 1981 or 82. It was a beautiful deep metallic blue, lugless design with the smoothest, cleanest joins I have ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex Iles?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:20 am 
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Anyone know of a framebuilder of this name (or close)? Still in business?I had one of his frames (secondhand, completely unbranded) about 1981 or 82. It was a beautiful deep metallic blue, lugless design with the smoothest, cleanest joins I have ever seen.


http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk makes a couple of brief references to Alex Iles but no details of where he was based. From comments made it seems the business was around in the early 70s at least, operating from a workshop called the Silver Star Forge.

David


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 Post subject: Alex Iles
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:44 pm 
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I have an Alex Iles frame too, It was made for me in the silver star forge by Ron Rowlands in late 80s, an old boy that made frames in his garden shed in Uxbridge. He died about 20 years ago, lovely frame, I'll never sell it, it's a fixie at the moment. You see a few of them around NW London ridden by clubmen of a certain age. I've got some transfers somewhere. I know his frame tubes went to Dave Rusell when he was still in Slough.


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