Old Ned wrote:
The rear dropouts are Campag and they go back to the 60's. Verticals would be used on a short wheelbase TT frame to enable the back wheel to go in easier. Interesting to see over bracket cable guide (drilled as well!) on an 80's frame. Not many builders could do a good lugless fillet brazed frame so this might narrow the field down a bit. Typical 'fade' early 80's paintjob too.
All in all looks a nice frame.
The front and rear dropouts are stamped Shimano, it's definitely a TT frame - it can only take a single chainring and the clearances are quite tight. I've been told that when purchased from Terry Wright cycles, Stamford in 1986 it had already been re-sprayed to the current colour and missing it's identity - if my friend was told it's identity he's forgotten
The frame has come with Cinelli 65 bar & 1A stem, Aero Gran Compe brake levers, Tange aero headset, Campagnolo Record cranks and an FAG BB (it'll be fun getting that out!). Hopefully in a box somewhere there's an aero seatpost, AGC calipers and a Mavic rear mech. I've started looking online at other TT bikes and nothing stands out that ties it to one frame builder so far though I'm hoping it's an Aende / Vernon Barker / Shorter etc
I'm aiming to get some better photos posted over the weekend, thanks for everyones input so far!