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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Hi All,

After reading on this forum about others finding frames; I've just acquired one which was destined for a skip.

It has previously been used on a turbo trainer.

Can anyone give me any pointers as to its make ? It is pretty light & I'm guessing (from the rear stays) that it is from the 1950s, though I may well be wrong. It looks as if it has a distinct letter 'F' above the top of the seat stay.

It has been heavily (and crudely) hand-painted; is there any 'preferential' method of removing paint in such a way that I might find find clues to the identity underneath ? Or should I just get it sand-blasted ?

My missus will kill me !!! - I said that I wouldn't be getting any more frames/bikes - about 5 bikes ago !

Any advice/ideas of what to do with this frame most gratefully received. Luckily, both the handlebar & seat post aren't stuck.

I'll be quite happy to hear its cr*p, that way, I'd have no qualms about bunging it back in the skip. Please let me know if it is 'rubbish' - it'd make it easer to dispose of it. Handlebars on it are pretty good, though.

Thank you !


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:45 pm 
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From what I can see it looks like an old very ordinary raleigh, probably badged triumph, 1960's.
I would not spend any money on it.
It should have the raleigh rear fork ends with the mudguard eyes on the rear of the fork end, and slots originally 5/16 inch.
Love the paint work though. Some idiot would buy it to turn into a fixed wheel. At least you would not need to lock it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:53 pm 
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keithglos wrote:
Some idiot would buy it to turn into a fixed wheel. At least you would not need to lock it.


I'm in N. Shropshire, but I work in Chester; anyone in those areas or Wrexham interested in this as a freebie ? I'd be happy to drop it off in those regions.


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