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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: coventry
any good on dating this bike yet folks or any more history stugglinging finding info i dont want to send it to be painted if its a rare one


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:26 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: coventry
frame number is by the rear wheel nuts and its 62338


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:55 pm 
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I've just bought this very frame haven't I? You were right - there isnt much information about. Like it though. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have just bought one of these and am curious as to it's history. Did you ever find anything out?
As far as I can see by trawling the web, there were two shop/dealers in Coventry called O'Brien, although they may be the same thing?!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21602076@N05/6113498275/
http://oldbike.wordpress.com/1909-coven ... oad-racer/

I can't find anything relating to a Concorde International though. There was an Italian/Dutch company called Concorde in the '80s, but I can't find any Internationals. Could this be one of them, but with a sticker from Coventry? Or do you reckon it was built by O'Brien? Any idea on dates?

About the only thing I think I can tell is that it isn't a Rory O'Brien of Romford.

Any help would be appreciated guys..


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:21 pm 
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I bought one of these bikes from brand new when I started my paper round at age 13. Got it through my parents' mailorder catalogue and rode it into the ground doing my round.

I started the paper round late summer 1979 and must have got the Concorde late that year or very early the next. Had the stupid short mudguards that were in vogue then and cottered cranks.

Not sure what happened to it after I left home. Probably got chucked by my dad. Brings back memories though seeing the same green bike and the white decals!

Ian


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've had several Rory O'briens and I can assure you that the above pics/or decals are not a Rory O'Brien of Manor Park or Romford in Essex.
I did have one of the "Obriens" named above but it was a roadster-style cycle.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I think its from the same stable as my O'Brien.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=280783


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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This is a Rory O'Brien I purchased in 1977 from the Romford shop. It has heart-shaped cut-out lugs . . . "Prugnat?"


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Warwickshire
I had an O'Brien Border Chieftain in the late 70's as my first drop barred bike. Just a five speed and not a bike or brand of the highest quality. Mine came from Coventry but they also had an outlet in Heron Way in Nuneaton in the 80's that my mate worked in and I worked in Halfords round the corner.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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:P :P


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