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 Post subject: Unknown frame.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Unknown frame. Group set taken from a bike that I’ve owned but hardly used for 30 years ago.

Purchased a Frame from eBay that was badged as a Brian rourke but turned out not to be. (I’m learning quickly!). Frame now freshly powder coated. New bar tape and saddle and jobs a goodun.

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 Post subject: Re: Unknown frame.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:42 pm 
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Nice build. Like the matching saddle and bar tape.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:51 pm 
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Those rear dropouts remind me of the ones Giant used but I have never seen a lugged frame from them.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:14 am 
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Any numbers under the bottom bracket shell?


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:41 pm 
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peetee wrote:
Those rear dropouts remind me of the ones Giant used but I have never seen a lugged frame from them.

Indeed, Giant did make use of simular drop outs. Instead of the hole there was a Giant logo. And... Giant did make lugged frames. See for example the Giant Peloton Superlite. The blue/purple ones in earlier had those drop outs by the way...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:59 pm 
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I am pretty sure it’s not 531 too. Those seat stays are too chunky, especially at the bottom end.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:50 pm 
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peetee wrote:
I am pretty sure it’s not 531 too. Those seat stays are too chunky, especially at the bottom end.


Thanks for that. I appreciate your input.

When I bought the frame it looked like this.

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It had a 531 sticker on it so I just replaced it. I didn’t replace the rourke livery as I’d figured out by then that it wasn’t a rourke frame.

I’d quite like to put some branding on it as it just looks a bit undressed, but as I don’t know what it is, I haven’t put anything on it.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:51 pm 
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Easiest way to establish if it is lightweight butted steel such as 531 is to check the diameter of the seatpin. Don’t be put out if it doesn’t prove to be 531, what matters is if you are happy with the way it rides.
As for decals why not keep it unique and think of something yourself? Your nickname perhaps? I came up with something vaguely Italian sounding by making an anagram of the suburb I lived in and had some vinyl lettering made up for a couple of quid.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:39 pm 
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Orbit?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402098142185

Seen similar Ribbles too


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