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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:35 pm 
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Is the top tube ovalised? If so, possibly a Mosquito.

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It does have some similar features to my Airborne :D

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Beware of lifetime warrantys. The small print will say the lifetime of the frame, not the owner. The lifetime of the frame is usually expires 5 minutes before it breaks.


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It's definitely not an Emmelle

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I could well be wrong, but didn't the Lancasters have disc & V brake mounts plus rack mounts on the seat stays?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:46 am 
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Yup, Lancasters had V and disk mountings, this frame is an Airborne Mosquito, which IIRC was higher up the range, with fancier tube profiles and whatnot. So, a bit of a bargain for £225!!


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Mmm that is interesting and well spotted ! 8) I found this image of the Mosquito frame and have to agree it does look very like it.
Now just wish I could get a set of replacement decals.

PS. How goes the Lucky Strike build Bob ?


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WD Pro wrote:
It does have some similar features to my Airborne :D

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like no headbadge :wink:


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Student Bob wrote:
Yup, Lancasters had V and disk mountings, this frame is an Airborne Mosquito


Airborne had that many variants on spec that the statement may well be true, but I wouldn't trust it ... :lol:

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WD Pro wrote:
It does have some similar features to my Airborne :D

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like no headbadge :wink:


That took almost as long to find as the forks for the Marin :shock: :lol:

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Oh no so it may be a Lancaster after all ! Aaargh ! I guess there's no way to find out for sure unless something can be deduced from the serial number ?
Well for the moment I'm going to believe its a Mosquito as it looks closer to that than anything else I've seen.
I have got some generic Airborne decals including a stick on headtube logo so they'll have to do for now. :cry:


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