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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:49 am 
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Hi

Any idea what brand might be this frame set? Has some really nice details and it's lightweight too.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 12:20 pm 
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cyclocross? with mudguard eyes and rack mounts! tourer more likely


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:16 pm 
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Yeah, not got the requisite clearance behind the bottom bracket, *most* steel cx frames would have the chainstays flattened there.
And front rack mounts as well, almost 100% not CX.

The boss on the back of the seat tube looks like a remote lever location for a bottom bracket mounted dynamo as well.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:32 pm 
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mdvineng wrote:
cyclocross? with mudguard eyes and rack mounts! tourer more likely

Absolutely. Canti brakes do not a CX frame make :)

Although I suppose it could be used for CX if necessary.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:48 pm 
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Downtube gear cables as well. Not exactly a dealbreaker, but many CX frames have (at least) the rear mech on the top tube along with the brake cable. Some have both gear cables there.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 3:36 pm 
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Thanks guys, makes sense!
Any hints where this frame might come from?


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:23 pm 
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Nigel Dean?


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:59 pm 
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I think it could well be a custom build. The short serial number suggests a small builder, and details like the internal brake cable route and dynamo lever boss would be unusual in a production touring frame. Beyond that, I've no suggestions.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 5:53 pm 
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Looks to be in the 'Paul Milnes' blue. Similar to frames made by Argos of Bristol, too.


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This is a long shot but there was a Italian contract frame maker called Tecnotrat that used heart shaped lugs and fastback seat lugs and always seemed to stamp their frames in the same area of the BB although the stampings seem to be unique to the contract. My bike for example has an actual date as its stamp. The rear brake bridge seems like Columbus which they used and as they were made for export they don't necessarily have Italian threaded BBs as mine has British. Some pics here of my frame and some other examples of BB stamps.

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