Is that part of the original (red) finish peeping out on the fork crown just under the headset? Chances are it could all still be under there- transfers and all. Are you up for Hammerite removal at the pace of an archeological dig?
I like the fork crown, complementing those plain-as-a-pikestaff prugnats. This frame is bitterly complaining: "WTF happened to my Mafacs?" (or Universals)
Yup I'll give it a little rub before it's blasted in hope of revealing something....
Know what you mean about the lugs; functional. It will have centre pulls again one day
Thanks for the pictures David. The guy at the back in the top picture has centre pulls too. Thinking it very likely is a X-Bike now although the cable guides do not appear to be big enough for a cable to slip through, possibly more intended for step down ferrules than a whole cable?
Rear tyre as fitted in picture is 28c which considering it is right forward in the dropouts theres still loads of clearance. I wonder what size tyre I can get in the front though???