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 Post subject: mystery track frame.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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anyone any idea of builder.

looks 1950's from lugs, but dont know much about it past.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:26 am 
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Strictly speaking, it's not a track bike but a "path racer" or "road/path" model. Note the mudguard eyelets - not something you'd see on a pure track bike.

Certainly 1950s. My first guess would be a Carlton. Do you have any better pictures of the details? Any sign of a serial number?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:40 am 
Old School Hero

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serial number on bottom bracket is T71216

I'll get a pic of the lugs later


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:41 am 
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one-eyed_jim wrote:
Strictly speaking, it's not a track bike but a "path racer" or "road/path" model. Note the mudguard eyelets - not something you'd see on a pure track bike.
Ive often heard the phrase. So what were these frames? Were they single speed tourers or tourers in winter, grass track in summer? What?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:46 am 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_Racer


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:33 pm 
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pigman wrote:
So what were these frames? Were they single speed tourers or tourers in winter, grass track in summer?

I think they were expected to do a bit of everything: club rides, light touring and training, road time trials, grass and cinder track races...


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