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 Post subject: Harry Quinn
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:45 pm 
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As someone who had all his race frames built by Harry around this time and into the 70's, the frame was not built as a racing frame, more of a tourer as the rear end and fork rake is too long..
usual dimensions were 16 1/4 inches rear end 23 inches front, and would think that they are a lot longer ??? on this frame


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:27 am 
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Some measurements:
Seat tube: 23 1/2" centre to top
Top tube: 22" centre to centre
Chainstay: 16 3/4"
bb centre to front fork centre: 23 1/2"
Wheelbase: 40"
BB height: 10 3/4"

So I think very much a racing bike, the fork rake strikes me as less than on other machines I have of the era, high bb etc., short top tube

The only surprise is that the build up weight is 25.7 lbs which strikes me as heavier than expected. Bare frame is 4.4 lbs and fork is 1.7 lbs so nothing unusual there so not sure what's up...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Very similar to my HQ from '65 apart from the lugs, mine had the Prugnat style but the seat stay arrangement is identical and the fork rake, chainstay length similar. Mine was built as a 'race' frame but it would still take mudguards with 'sprint' wheels.

North Wales Division Championship RR 1965. 70+ miles - no bottle! How times change. Plastic headset, plastic gear, rubber legs :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:25 pm 
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Brilliant looking bike mate!


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