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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Mum has this old bike which says Tildesley on the front.
All I know is that she bought it from a lady years ago who used to race it and I believe it dates back to the 50's or the early 60's. Still rides quite well ( I used it for school when I was a kid many years ago).

It has part of a sticker on the down tube which says Plan... (Planet?).

I would be interested to know if anyone has any information about the firm who made it or if it has any historical interest.

Nick


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:50 pm 
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Tildesley were made at the Planet Works Birmingham, I think the company closed before WW2 there are VERY few of their bikes left in existence.

I have a Tildesley frame in my shed but unfortunately the thread in the bottom bracket is badly worn so I see no real chance of restoring it.

It is a nice looking frame with very ornate lugs, but a bit on the heavy side.

There are very few referances to Tildesley Cycles on the internet, I would love to know more.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:43 pm 
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This was never a racer or raced, another family legend. Looks 1950's to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:45 pm 
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Any chance of good photos of the head badge and remnants of the down tube transfer please. It would help someone else preserve the identity of another Tydesley built frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:50 am 
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I hope this will help. unfortunately the downtube transfer on my frame is long gone.




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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:07 am 
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Thanks for the pic. It is a completely different head badge to the one on the frame I am looking for transfers for, which is a Pintail model. Perhaps they had different head badges for different models, which was quite an unusual thing to do.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:48 pm 
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Hey Spadger; don't forget that bottom brackets exist that are designed for situations just like yours where the threads are shot. Some examples here: http://www.hilarystone.com/bottombracketother.html

HW


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:07 pm 
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I can't see any bike but the garden is lovely! Thanks for making me smile.


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