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 Post subject: sun vintage/retro?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:03 am 
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Hi anyone give me an idea on the age of this bike? thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: sun vintage/retro?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:05 am 
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Hi, I can't recall Sun using that style of Lug ( although they did do some faux nervex in the fifties ), are there any serial numbers on the Bottom Bracket, or dropouts that you can find, it may help. Terry


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 Post subject: Re: sun vintage/retro?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:24 pm 
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It maybe a French 'Sun' like the MTB's?


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 Post subject: Re: sun vintage/retro?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Difficult to see if this is a Sun Wasp from the mid 50s. Detail pics of head lugs, seat lug fork ends bottom bracket, etc. could help.


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 Post subject: Re: sun vintage/retro?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:27 am 
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Hi again, see more pics, its got cyclo and j621 on the stay.


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 Post subject: Re: sun vintage/retro?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Difficult to see your pics, you resized them far too small.
It could have had a tall headbadge, and could be a Sun Wasp frame from the mid 1950s, the other parts are later. At the time a large number of frame builders used the same or similar components. If the forks are original they should have a cast crown, which has sharp edges.


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 Post subject: Re: sun vintage/retro?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Hi, the lugs look like Oscar Egg Super Champion, as indicated I don't believe Sun actual used this lug set, the serial number certainly isn't a Sun serial number. It looks more like a Carlton or Ernie Cements serial number, might be worth searching the web for these, but from what I can see I would guess early fifties rather than late fifties. Terry


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