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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Afternoon. This frame just arrived for me. Bought from eBay £60 all in i thought it would make a decent winter ride. Its well made, Aelle tubing with Columbus dropouts and a Campagnolo Mirage headset. Heart shape cutouts in the lugs and a serial number JA 04 97 on the bottom bracket. My understanding is the BB is British threads although i haven't tried yet. The interWeb isn't coming up with much apart from a forum in Austrailia. Thread here.

http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewt ... 1#p1464551

Any help much appreciated. Jonny


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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So my own research this afternoon has taken me towards Titan of Switzerland bikes. One of the pics in the thread shows a serial number, The SN style is different but the frame size stamp is in the same position. Heart shape lugs, Columbus drop outs. Some of the 90s paint jobs are similar angular fades. Thoughts?
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vint ... rland.html


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:20 am 
Dirt Disciple

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So more research by myself. Leading on from Titan bikes from Switzerland, I got a link to Debernardi frames which got a mention in a forum thread about Titan. Then from there it looks like there is/was an Italian frame building company called Tecnotrat who manufactured frames under various names like Debernardi, Titan, Saronni, and no name frames for export, to be badged local at point of sales. An example of the size stamp of a Tecnotrat BB is attached here along with a pic of their catalogue. I think i'm correct in saying Tecnotrat then became known as Debernardi. So I'm kinda getting the feeling (from the look and BB size stamps, age ) that my frame is an Italian frame built for export (hence the British BB) by Debernardi/Technotrat. Not a name I'm familiar with. Thoughts?


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