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 Post subject: Re: 1978 bike idenity
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:48 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Seat stay cluster don't look English, nice looking frame though :) pound to a penny the width of the BB shell is 70mm...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:53 am 
Dirt Disciple

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It's got a 68 mm bb...
I would guess that rules it out as not uk made ?
Thanks for you comments


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 bike idenity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:20 am 
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https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vint ... bikes.html
This thread has a good mention of the fork reinforcements on your bike. Richard Sachs used them but they may have been copied or sold on by him.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 bike idenity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:50 am 
Dirt Disciple

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baronsouthside wrote:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/982096-playing-card-symbols-bikes.html
This thread has a good mention of the fork reinforcements on your bike. Richard Sachs used them but they may have been copied or sold on by him.

Thanks you very much..
I have spent a couple of hours this morning, hopefully to good use
I suspect the bike is a witcomb USA built by sachs / weigle
The forks and fastback seat cluster look right, the serial number is correct but I'm not sure of it's location being correct
A further clue from Argos is the 'red and white 'written on the stem..
That links to sachs i would guess correct decals where not available at the time of repaint
Any comments or suggestions are very welcome as I'm still not 100% on this


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 bike idenity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:20 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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The 'playing card' fork tangs were frequently used by many bulders in the UK and were still available until quite recently from Ceeway. I had a Dave Russell bought from the Chalvey shop c.1975 with the very 'chunky' tops to the seat stays.


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