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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 pm 
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I have an old Ellis-Briggs 531 frame that I used to use as a road-racing bike circa late 60s/early 70s. It really needs to be returned to its former glory and whilst I've entertained the idea of getting it re-sprayed and re-built for many years; I've now reached the stage where it is better to let someone else with greater enthusiasm for the task have a go.

It is 23" (centre of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) and the serial number is 2126 and I'm sure that Ellis Briggs can provide its provenance from this. There is a little bit of superficial rusting, but it is structurally all very sound and I’m certain that it only requires some shot blasting to take it back to shiny metal. There is still also a Campag Chainset attached.

I really don't know what a realistic price is; but would be willing to part with it for £50. I am based in Crawley (West Sussex). Delivery options can be discussed if/when a prospective buyer is found.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:25 pm 
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Very nice old frame.
I'll drop you a note by personal message.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:20 pm 
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Dibs on this if MatBH5 does not take it


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 pm 
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Ohhhhh! Bites tongue....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:12 am 
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to late by the look of it , real shame


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:47 pm 
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That was a bargain. That one looks late 60's to me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:58 pm 
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Early 50s by the frame number - My 1953 frame is #2672 so this must be '51 or '52. An alrounder model mamodel maybe? Very nice and a good price.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:31 am 
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Thanks for all the interest shown, but can confirm that I managed to meet up with Mat (who was first out of the blocks) this morning and therefore it is now SOLD.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:10 pm 
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An even better deal then. The paint looks alright to me.


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