Tom Fox wrote:
Thanks, that's useful. Yes the photo is that way just because it's the way it has been hanging in the garage. I think you are right about the spec being quite basic. Most components are Shimano e.g. Tourney brakes. The rear deralleur is SunTour Honor.
My understanding is that from 81-89, Townsend and Falcon were licensed to use the Harry Quinn brand, after Harry retired. He and his son Peter bought back the name in 1989 and started making frames again, until the company was wound up sometime in the 90s.
It was the Frank Clements connection that got the brand into the Townsend 'collection' of 'makers'. A mate had one of the Townsend 'Harry Quinn's' and he thought he had a real cracker of a lightweight until I burst his balloon. It was awful! I reckon they had a load of HQ decals and decided to use them up on a batch of low end machines.
Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.