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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:39 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... SS:GB:1123

Serail would indicate earlier than 84 I think? Otherwise good BIN.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:07 pm 
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John wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190356048356&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123

Serail would indicate earlier than 84 I think? Otherwise good BIN.


I think that you're correct about the serial number. The serial number on my bike is SB7953 - and I was told that it was from 1984.

The seat stays are positioned differently on my bike; also, my doesn't have a 'cutout' under the BB or drilled dropouts.

My bike has a sort of 'tab' under the top tube - which the bike on Ebay doesn't - what are they for ?


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the eBay frame doesn't have a racing number holder - if you mean that piece?


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Elev12k wrote:
the eBay frame doesn't have a racing number holder - if you mean that piece?


That's the bit; but if mine was a racing bike, why doesn't it have the cutout BB or the drilled dropouts (as on the Ebay frame) - surely, they'd have wanted to take out as much weight as possible ?

The seat stays are positioned differently on my bike; presumably, a later modification ?


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Custom spec? Anyone could spec a racing number holder if they wanted one.

Believe the drilled ends were for a more criterium/tt orientated model, but am not sure on this.

Your frame is more recent.

I've owned a ca 1980 753. It showed a lot resemblance with some of the Prestos I do still own. Not a coincidence of course, as they were of Jan Legrand's hands too. There also excisted 753 Prestos, but so rare.


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