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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 11:27 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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now, ignore the ebay advert, I'm not after bids, but just visit to see if one of my previous tip finds has unearthed a frame over 50 years old....?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0224812651

This has got to be the most exciting tip find ever for me as the history and just the age of this thing stuns me - it was only retired last year after commuting! it had tri bars on it FFS! :D

I really fancy restoring it just to see how it rides - such thin walled tubing!

anyway - I would value you opinions at least.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 3:05 pm 
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Do you reckon its worth restoring? I mean, with stripping the paint back and de-rusting, do you think the tubing would take it?

I had one and it crumpled. During the last 10 years it suffered from internal corrosion - there were rattly bits inside that refused to come out no matter what I did.

It wasn't particularly light either but it had a different single-crown fork. It made a good track bike but the absence of chain-adjusters was a pain.

Anyway - all the best, I think it might have seen its day though.


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well, it sold for £37 GBP, hope the new owner will be happy.


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I reckon that's a good price for it. My neighbour has a '51 model which the local 'experts' (bike jumble stallholders etc.) have valued at £15-20. Trouble is it's only a 22" at most so much to small for me.

Anyone interested?


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from what i gather, these old frames get used to repair others.


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Old Ned wrote:
I reckon that's a good price for it. My neighbour has a '51 model which the local 'experts' (bike jumble stallholders etc.) have valued at £15-20. Trouble is it's only a 22" at most so much to small for me.

Anyone interested?


He's just given it to me as he was tripping over it in his garage. It'll need quite a bit of TLC (and money!) to get it going again. I'll need a lot of 50's stuff (Simplex TDF or Benelux gears, Williams chainset - or TA?, Brooks saddle etc.) and a period respray. Oh, and I think the seatpin and stem are really well stuck in! Pity really as the stem and bars are original early GB. Already has early GB Hiduminium brake stirrups and levers - and the wheels are completely shot!

Even after all that it'll still be to small :cry:


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If you're stuck, I still have the bilaminates GB stem, bars and a Brooks for postage.


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