Just a curved tubed lo-pro of possible Itailian origin that perhaps someone randomly had gold plated. You're right, if it was destined for a show it would be covered in makers markings - I think confirming it's true identity (like so many of this type of thread) will go unsolved. More time needed to work out what I want to do with this, think in the first instance I'll just build it up then think about getting it professionally painted - need to suss out the cost of getting this back to bare metal for the new paint - could be an expensive job this one!
Rick Powell 753 Track / Ribble Gran Fondo / Colnago Asso / 1975 Harry Quinn TT / 1990 Concorde Prelude / Vitus 992 / Keith Coppell Lo-Pro / 1986 KAS Vitus 979 / 1995 Mercian Strada Speciale / 2011 Raleigh GAC Militis 3 ex Graham Briggs / 1995 Ribble 7005 / 1986 Alan Super Record / 1985 MK1 Vitus 979 /
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