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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:10 pm 
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Hi guys, new to forum, so bear with me, hope this is the right place


Can someone help me identify this frame, its been in the family 20+ years, was bought 2nd hand and was resprayed. Its has suntour components but i cant vouch if these are original to the bike, same with the decals

Will post pics of the forks if needed

It has a serial number of 841017 on the bottom bracket

I am toying with the idea of restoring it, if worthwhile

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:11 pm 
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and the pics........!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:15 pm 
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not really sure whats left to identify?? Its a favori made by ellis briggs in yorkshire. They might tell you the year from the frame number and perhaps they could supply transfers??
Decent frames in their day and worth restoring if you want an eighties-style bike. The 531 respray sticker would suggest its not the original paint job.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:19 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Could be wrong but I think Favori was E-B's cheaper off-the-peg brand rather than its usual made-to-order offerings.

David


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 1:26 pm 
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I cant say that the decals are correct, so I cant be too sure its a Favori, it has been resprayed and have a feeling the decals are incorrect, can always ask ellis biggs though


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:55 pm 
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David B wrote:
Could be wrong but I think Favori was E-B's cheaper off-the-peg brand rather than its usual made-to-order offerings.

David

Not necessarily, I know of several custom built Favoris - including mine! It was just an alternative branding like Bob Jackson, JRJ and Merlin.

Phone Ellis-Briggs in Shipley (they have a website) with the frame number and if it is one of theirs they will tell you in a couple of minutes. However, as EB also did lots of resprays and spraying for other builders BITD then it might not be - but they'll tell you.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:10 pm 
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I am 99% sure its not a Favori, they were just random decals which were lying around after a respray

I have just seen a mercian on another forum which looks very very much like this frame

any opinons??


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:26 pm 
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does the seatpost come out??


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Not at the moment, its seized, will try get the post out this weekend


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