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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Thought when i got this frame that once i scraped away the thick hand painted silver paint i would find something, but alas no.All i know is that we think its a 531 frame, the seat tube is 26.8 and it has english threads and 004 and a 7 on the BB and 004 on the forks.The forks and chainstays are much beefier than my 531 Raleighs and the seatstays are slimmer,so please any thoughts on this would be great.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Nothing really jumps out, though it looks well made. Probably late '70s to early '80s based on the selection of braze-ons and the over the BB cable routing. How were you able to determine that it si %#!? << is what happens when you hit the caps and type 531


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:33 pm 
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looks nice , i have a Ian May with same cut outs on bottom bracket cant remember if there any numbers stamped on it though


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:39 pm 
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As Lewisfoto says....... sort of at the crossover between the late 70's and the early 80's

70's = over the BB cable guides and wider Chinelli MC fork crown with tangs

80's = top tube cable guides

So my guess would be late 70's :) nice neat frame.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:52 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
Nothing really jumps out, though it looks well made. Probably late '70s to early '80s based on the selection of braze-ons and the over the BB cable routing. How were you able to determine that it si %#!? << is what happens when you hit the caps and type 531


Steven

The person i got it off was told it was 531 but thats not very reliable i know.My freind has a Ron Cooper frame with which we compared weight, my frame was heavier but my forks were slightly lighter.Also the lug work seems to turn up on 531 frames and i have been looking at 100s on the internet!
Mike.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:51 am 
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Looks like a standard Raleigh or Carlton clubman type frame with Reynolds 501 tubes


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Raleigh / Carltons had 3 slots in the bottom bracket IIRC..........They were also run by accountants who liked to see the frames numbered properly :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Raleigh / Carltons had 3 slots in the bottom bracket IIRC..........They were also run by accountants who liked to see the frames numbered properly :D

Shaun

Could'nt put it better. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Assuming your friend's Ron Cooper is made from 531, this one could be Columbus? Heavier frame/lighter forks (in comparison to 531) might suggest that....and the way the stays meet the rear dropouts.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:43 am 
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Yes the Ron Cooper is 531 and was made for my friend back in the late 70s. I know this frame is'nt one but its a dead ringer for Joop Zoetemelks 1979 Mercier !
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