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 Post subject: Sun Worksop Chrome Frame
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:20 pm 
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I recently picked this up. Bit of a nostalgia fest - I had one as a boy!
All chrome frame, I reckon its a Snipe Plus from mid sixties. Can anyone confirm this?
Frame number on the bottom bracket looks like 4699088 with a separate X.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Obviously not busy at work then........


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:36 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Anyone know what size the bottom bracket is in these?
British seems tight. Is it by some chance the old Raleigh 26tpi size??


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:31 pm 
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Possibly not, here's my Raleigh counterpart with standard BB

http://i62.tinypic.com/i2pon9.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:09 am 
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Could be a 60s Cresta also, they did an all chrome version. LHS rear drop out should have a stamp and letter/number.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:35 am 
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Hi Spokesman,
It could be a Cresta but there are no numbers on the rear dropouts, only the frame number on the bottom bracket which looks like 4699088 with a separate X.
Do you have any links to pics of these? Not sure the paint on the downtube with the sun logo in script is correct. The one I had in my youth was painted in their "Nicrillic" finish in red and green but the paint soon fell off in great chunks so I stripped it all!
This one is fighting me already - tried to fit some wheels but the front fork slot is too small for a Record QR axle! Then tried to fit a bottom bracket but bottled out when it got too tight!!
Looking at you other posts I see we were only twenty numbers apart on the Eroica this year - I was 1674.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:59 am 
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Hi the downtube script is incorrect. I have some pics of a chrome Cresta I'll dig out. BB shell is 68mm, 24tpi - I think!

Link to VCC 1969 Sun catalogue...

http://veterancycleclublibrary.org.uk/n ... %20Library).pdf


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