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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:12 am 
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looks like a Brian Rourke frame, but no number on the BB, just a stamp of a triangle with the letter E and a 0/O ?





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is it a brian rourke? or something else? please help!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:18 pm 
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E in a diamond is the BB manufacturers mark. If you are stripping it some decals may come to light.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
E in a diamond is the BB manufacturers mark.


Everest perhaps? They did make framebuilding components - my old Cougar had an Everest braze-on for the front mech. If it's a modern-ish frame, there's a good chance it's a Rourke although the wrapover seatstay isn't exclusively a BR feature (much less common as a whole than it use to be though).

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:12 pm 
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although the wrapover seatstay isn't exclusively a BR feature (much less common as a whole than it use to be though).


But this particular style of wrapover stays, where the stays join the back of the seat tube instead of the sides and the wrapover bit is wide and flat, is not used by other makers, at least I haven't seen any.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:55 pm 
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fiks wrote:
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although the wrapover seatstay isn't exclusively a BR feature (much less common as a whole than it use to be though).


But this particular style of wrapover stays, where the stays join the back of the seat tube instead of the sides and the wrapover bit is wide and flat, is not used by other makers, at least I haven't seen any.

This is the seat cluster on what is now my Flandria 'homage' machine. Very similar but I am 99.99% certain it isn't a Rourke.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:48 pm 
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is a good frame? or just a frame? i have no idea!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:16 pm 
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lesz42 wrote:
is a good frame? or just a frame? i have no idea!

Oh, I would say it's probably a good one. A full photo of it all would be good to see.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:19 pm 
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here you go!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Looks OK to me! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Interesting that you frame appears to have no frame number.

I have a 1996 Rourke mtb with no number, although that frame and my 95 road frame both have Everest bottom bracket shells.


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