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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Hello All,

I wonder if anyone knows anything about my 531 frame/forks that goes under the name of "Roe". I believe this was bought new in Leeds in 1982. It is a lovely frame, with rather nice lug work. A rather poor picture attached; I can put more detailed pics up if anyone thinks it would help.

I can't find anything at all on the web (very unusual!) and would love to know a bit more about it.

Nick


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Roe frames were built in Hull by Steve Roe who was previously a builder with the Falcon set-up in Brigg. This would have been around the early/mid 80's. He was an early exponent of 'aero tubed' time trial frames but sadly I don't think he lasted very long. There are some adverts in period 'Cycling' magazines for him, I'll see if I can find one.

Your frame looks very nice.

His brother Derek is still racing in time trials.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Thanks Old Ned.

This site really is wonderful! If you do see anything in the old mags, I'd be very interested.

Nick


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:12 am 
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Old Ned

That's very interesting....The only frame builder in Hull was Cliff Pratt about that time and it all stopped in the 60's I think.

I had one :)

Downstairs in Cliff Pratt's shop was the jigs and a lot of tubes, lugs and a small spray booth. The only other lightweight shop was Ken Elleker and they didn't make frames.

I wonder where Steve Roe made them ?

I have a Falcon San Remo (it's pink, don't ask) ordered from Billy Holmes hand made in the late 70's , maybe it's one of his ?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:45 am 
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Midlife wrote:
I wonder where Steve Roe made them ?


There's an address on the advert - if I can find it!

There were quite a few frame builders at Falcon so could have been any of them!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:42 am 
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Found a small ad in a May '82 Cycling. The address quoted is -

64A de Grey St.
Newlands Avenue
Hull

There is a 'phone number - but it won't be much use now!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:24 pm 
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Now a building and roofing contractors........

http://www.checksure.biz/company/LANGTO ... 628313.htm

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 Post subject: Roe racing bike
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:43 am 
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This thread is a bit dated but I've been looking for info on a Roe racing bike that I own. I'm on the other side of the Atlantic and I bought the bike when I worked in a bike shop. Fun bike. It was my only bike and I raced it, rode it to school and to work. I really didn't know anything about the bike; it showed up at the shop and I happily paid $300 for the bike complete with a suntour suberbe group in the mid-80s. I'm attaching some pics. Certainly the fluted stays and the rear drop out look like the pic of the bike that the OP posted.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Hi, seen this on BikeForums and added a comment. The over-bracket cable guides and other details somehow tend to make me think of it as 70's frame which doesn't really fit in with Steve's build dates. However, if I see his brother, I will ask him if he can shed some light.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Strange one Ned, the top tube rear brake cable guides are a little later in the time line than the mech guides on top of the botom bracket.

Looks like a sort of in-between frame but I'd put it at 1980 or thereabouts..

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