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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Keith / Ned

That's the one :) What an odd system, My addled brain remembered it as having traditional cotter pins but it has an Allen bolt.

82 might be a Stock Number stamped by the seller........we stamped frames for ID purposes.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
keithglos wrote:
Shaun got there first, agree completely, the Gnutti cotterless was dead by late 50's. A P C (Johnny) Bowles imported Uragos about that time, and I had 50 Gnutti cotterless from him for very little.


Interesting stuff there - I assumed that the only splined cotterless BB system in pre-ISIS/Octalink days was the Williams AB77 one. Which means RB has taught me a new fact today. :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:52 am 
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Uragos often have a stamped number on the rear left dropout. If your French is any good, there's a fair bit of Urago information on the French Tonton Velo site.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:01 am 
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Thanks for the info ill have a look on the dropout, can you tell me the tonton velo website address please

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:04 am 
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Tonton Velo is here:

http://forum.tontonvelo.com/

There are a few Uragos on there, and some very knowledgeable people.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Does anybody knoe what size wheels would have been fitted to this frame?
How could i find out?
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Neil, We always referred to the wheels as 27's, now known as 700 c.
Most had 27 x 1 1/4 for winter, wired on, which were 27 inches diameter less 2 1/2 inches to the wire bead. Mine were always tubulars, so the overall diameter was less, generally down to 26 1/2 inches, but always referred to as 27's. There were previously 26 inch tubulars.
Most people in 1960 had frame clearance for 27 x 1 1/4 and mudguards, which meant long reach brakes with the best wheels in. Some had frames specified with close clearance.

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