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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:56 am 
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Hi, am wondering if anyone can tell me more about my bike frame -make, model, year, etc. Happy to learn anything about it since I can't find any info on the internet.
Thanks in advance


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:56 am 
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Mid 1980s, not Dawes. Nice.
Seat pin diameter?


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:20 pm 
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Looks like one of those falc tubed framesets that shops bought unbadged and put their own transfers on
They tended to be bought by club cyclists as no.2 training bikes or those with mudguard eyes were winter bikes


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:11 am 
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Lack of tubing decals suggests a re-spray, so it could be anything. Need a lugs and dropouts expert to come up with a brand. Agree - the geometry suggests winter bike, or general purpose higher-end sports bike, although bottom bracket height appears quite high from the pics, so might even be a custom build. I'd guess the SR Laprade pin is original, less sure about the chainset.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:47 am 
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If I'm correct, they were made to look quality with nice lugs and forged dropouts, but the tubing was quite cheap. By putting your fingers in the bottom bracket, you could feel the seams of the seat and down tubes - yes, seamed tubing.
And I think it was a 26.4 seatpost


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