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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:47 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Condor-bike-f ... 232b790e85

I think I'd want something more special for my two and a half grand........perhaps even something from the 60's

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:16 pm 
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What makes you think it's not what the seller has listed it as, a 1965 Hurlow?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:11 am 
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Lugs, braze ons, fork rake, brake bridges, dropouts.......... something just doesn't look 60's

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 am 
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I agree with you that for that sort of money I'd be expecting a Hurlow with fancy lugs, but the little I know about his frames, he did a few like this I think. Not sure which braze-ons look wrong to you, but the brake bridge and those lugs could definitely be from the 1960s. The fork might not be original, but judging from the crown, I'm pretty sure it is. To me, the frame looks like a not particularly striking Hurlow from the 1960s, but I'm not an expert by any means. The seller's story sounds plausible, and Hurlow's initials in the stay top eyes are also significant. Then again, I suppose it could be a fake like some of the Hetchins that periodically turn up on fleabay and also sell for silly money.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Might have to eat humble pie here........Hurlow built for Condor util 1968 and one of his models was the plain looking Italia..........strangely enough quite similar to that one apart from the forks.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:44 pm 
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I gave up years ago looking for a genuine original fancy-lugged Hurlow or curly Hetchins in good condition. They're rare and ludicrously expensive. Some nice pix on the classic lightweights website:
http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/hurlow.html


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:03 am 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Condor-bike-f ... 27d6d00af8

another Bill Hurlow by the same seller...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:13 am 
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Seller made a reply to another frame for sale on this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=263801&hilit=Hurlow


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