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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 8:49 am 

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Location: norwich norfolk
Hi i am new to this forum i have been given a part built frame there are a few features that are a bit different it has a wrap over seat stay very nice lugwork nervex bottom bracket frame no is I128 a curved rear brake bracket it came to me with solid tyres south of france bars .
Hi thanks for your replys yes i will be restoring it when i can find out a bit more about it and what it was . Then would like to get it as original as possible . Yes bars and lever are very nice also brake , what you see on the seat stay photo is the seat bolt . Thanks for all your help so far ian

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 2:42 pm 
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Nice looking. Interesting brake lever - Do you know what kind that is?
Lovely bars too, I'm looking for some exactly like that!

What's your plan, are you thinking to restore this?

If you've made it here you probably know it, but just in case you haven't...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:32 am 
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That's a Gloria 'Bartali' lever as used by the great Italian - and lots of Bartali wannabees in the '50's. The projection is supposed to be for the rider to hook their first finger around to give more 'pull' when climbing etc.

It's actually a road frame as it does not have the rear facing rear 'dropouts' and looks quite a nice one.

Perhaps someone will recognise the frame number and the curved rear brake bridge is a possible clue.

Is that a centre-pull rear brake cable stop hanging from the seat binder bolt?

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