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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:00 pm 
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So, it seems like a pure sprinter's bike with stiffer tubing. Probably from a location where there was a hard track. Does Herne Hill, Fallowfield or Cardiff mean anything?
From what I can see looks early 1960's. Pure conjecture.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:39 pm 
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After a massive inspection it seems like Hobbs of Barbican track frame...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:41 pm 
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That looks like a danish frame number. Having the frame number bashed into the seat tube would not be unusual practice here either.

R would designate it being from 1957

RX would designate manufacturer.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:57 pm 
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Ok..sounds interesting. Have you any suggestions about the manufacturer?

I got couple off e-mails where people said that it would be Hobbs with some register number in it.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:31 am 
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Imported frames are prefixed W so if it is a Danish frame it would be made in Denmark.

RX does not designate one of the well known brands so will be a small manufacturer. Been scouring the web out of pure interest for pictures of track racing in the late 50s/early 60s with no luck.


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