What was it?
Eddie McGrath, in lovely condition... I rang them and based on the wheel size and its other features they told me it was handbuilt in the mid 1990s by Autostrada in Birmingham, who in that era also made frames for Manchester’s Harry Hall and the like. It's fitted with a Stronglight cartridge headset and I have a 650c front wheel to fit it too (Mavic built to a no-name hub with good tyre & tube). Plus can supply braze on front mech and cable adjusters for the DT bosses.
54cm seat tube (c-t)
54cm top tube (c-c)
Dedacciai butted steel, TIG welded
Dedacciai steel rigid fork with straight blades
for recessed dual pivot brakes, shallow 39-47mm drop type
braze-on front mech
Gipiemme horizontal drop-outs, 126mm OLD with mech hanger and axle adjusters
Bottom bracket size – 68mm, English threaded
Weight – 2.25kg (frame with fork and headset fitted)
PARTS FOR SALE:
vintage Brooks Professional saddle | Specialized FACT CX fork | Columbus fork | Reynolds 531 fork | Avid Arch Rival v-brakes | various 700c, 27" and 26" wheels | vintage Weco hubs (fixed/freewheel) | vintage Raleigh ladies frames + lots more!