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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Have you had the fork out to see if there is a matching number on the steerer. My Woodrup has both matching steerer and frame numbers as did a lot of custom built framesets
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:52 pm 
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Doesn't look like a Jensen number.


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 Post subject: Re: Jensen
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:42 pm 
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keithglos wrote:
Jensen had numbers under the bottom bracket, first 2 denote the year.
I probably sold about 100 of them from 1959 to 1965.

Were the frame numbers always under the bottom bracket as i have a frame which looks similar to a Jensen, frame No. 61388. stamped on the left side rear track drop out?


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:12 pm 
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I am going out on a limb here and suggesting that this frame Is a 1961 "Jensen" Professional track frame, the frame No. "61388" and lugs(Nervex Profesional) tell me that it could be. Im not sure whether the frame No. is in the right position on the rear left drop out.
Can anyone confirm this?
Or point me in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:16 pm 
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All the Jensen frames I sold had the frame number under the bottom bracket.

Hundreds of builders used Nervex Pro, but you have unusual ends there.

Keith.


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:31 pm 
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Thanks keith for response. Unusual how!


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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 1:37 am 
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Just to add;
a couple of Jensen frame No.s
No. 61310 "Classic lightweights"
No. 61388 "mine"
No. 61433 "classic lightweights"
Maybe to close to be a coincidence. also the rear brake bridge has a gentle curve.


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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:48 pm 
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Stan Etherden generally used flat plate track ends, and top stays eyes either a full wrapover, or normally brazed about half way up the seat lug.
This is a general purpose fixed wheel frame from probably early 1960s, but somehow the track ends look later.

Keith


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:09 am 
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ringo wrote:
Will go and scrape some more as well... I've done under the BB shell and there is a number (four digits) but even with the paint gone it is illegible...

I'll have a poke round the headtube and maybe rear dropouts...


As Woodrup's frame builder....I'd say it is a Woodrup [before my time there, Bob Jackson's previously] but as others have pointed out it is of a similar style to many others.

If you want new transfers etc get in touch.

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Kevin


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