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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi all,

Trying to find the manufacturer of this bike. Unsure of the age, looks like late 50's - early 60's? Very light. 'British Built' and the letters LS on the BB. Has serial numbers on the LH rear dropout, I'll add these soon. Has vertical and horizontal rear dropouts. Seems as though it should have drop bars on it. Has been badly treated in the past!

Is a lovely bike to ride, very smooth and quick. It belongs to my Uncle, and I'm hoping to restore it. Cheers all, Chris.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Have you got a picture of the lamp bracket? This is often a clue.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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It looks like a Raleigh symbol - doesn't look original though. The rear dropouts look far to fancy for Raleigh? I'll get a picture.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Had another look at the bike today. It was renovated by Frederick H Pratt, but unsure when. The serial number on it is either 845255 or 843255, as the 3rd digit has had an eyelet crazed over it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:35 pm 
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............. Class :)

Needs some extra digging. I worked for Cliff Pratt in Hull (cycle shop), I wonder if it was a Family thing or he moved.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:13 am 
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The brackets look like those off of a Claud Butler.... but some of the frame details don't seem quite right....


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
............. Class :)

Needs some extra digging. I worked for Cliff Pratt in Hull (cycle shop), I wonder if it was a Family thing or he moved.

Shaun


No ideas at all Shaun!

Jon.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well, got the go-ahead from my uncle to restore this. Needs a full rebuild, all bearings are shot. I need the tools to undo the BB and remove the cassette. Any links?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Frederick Pratt was Claud Butler's brother in law and advocate of the 'Jack Knife' design of frame. The top eyes and rear dropouts date the frame to the late 1940s or early 1950s.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

So it's definitely looking to be a F.Pratt frame? Is fully stripped down now, is incredibly light.


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