"How come all my frames are a mystery?"
Because you buy the ones with no graphics or headbadge.
I like mystery frames. Firstly you pick them up cheap, always a good thing. Secondly there is no psychological attachment to a name i.e the exoticism of Colnago or the Stigma of Halfords Carrera, or it rides great because it's 753 or not so great cos it's only 501 etc.
It's just a bike it is what it is and you just ride it...
The old tat always seems to generate much interest here, whereas interesting or rare items do not - case in point my post viz my Allin; hence my increasing frustration with this forum and my reluctance to enter any of my decent stuff for RBoTM or even show it on reader's bikes.
Oh, but there's that rusty old thing at the bottom of my garden - been there 15 years, that'll generate interest for sure.
Co-founder of a V-CC section, member South Eastern Road Club and owner of - 2005 Bianchi Reparto Corse (modern), 1985 Raleigh SBDU Pro Super, 1984 Raleigh LU Corsa, 1980 Allin Stan Butler Special, 1978 Ron Cooper, 2 x very ealry Roberts (late 60s/early 70s), 1975 Bill Philbrook tourer, 1966 Raleigh Superbe Roadster 1964 Allin Stan Butler Special Belgique, 1951 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1950 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1947 Hetchins Super Special, 1908 Centaur Featherweight.