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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:27 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Ok I got this frame recently, and I have no idea what it is.
It came with no decals, just lacquered. I've removed the lacquer and given it a brushed finish (not quite complete). It weighs 3lb 13oz exactly (feels really light) in this 18" C-t or 16" C-C size.
Box section rear stays, disc Brakr mount and canti too (but no canti bridge). Unusual down tube - huge tear drop shape with flattened bit at the bottom. Nice welding, looks like a nicely shaped (double butted maybe?) main frame. 1.125 headset.
I have my guesses but I'm not saying so I don't pusuade you down one path.
Thanks all.
Rob.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:40 pm 
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Looks fairly generic to me, seen a few on eBay I think, but I could be wrong.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:15 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Bobby Generic and the Commonistas...

Very similar to some Giants I see at work.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:37 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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It had some good kit on it when I got it - XT, Middleburn. I was thinking maybe an early Merlin Malt 4? I'm sure I recognise the downtime as a Merlin and the current Malt 4 is slightly similar - But that's not a good guide an I can't find a picture of the earlier ones.
The weight must indicate it's half decent.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:04 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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seen that down tube b/b junction before

carrea kracken ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:12 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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mikee wrote:
seen that down tube b/b junction before

carrea kracken ?



Yeah I know! I just can't place it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:19 pm 
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maybee a marin

but also thinking handsome dog or similar shop branded thing


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:24 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Had a look round on the tinterweb and none of the Carrera Krakens are similar. :-/


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:26 pm 
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well thats a bonus then :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:30 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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mikee wrote:
well thats a bonus then :lol:


Yup!
Actually carreras are pretty good for their price, but no, the name doesn't boost their 2nd hand value.... ;-)


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