Do you know who built this frame?

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Lewis
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Do you know who built this frame?

Postby Lewis » 14 Jun 2016, 3:09pm

I've been asked to sell this bike for a friend who's had to give up cycling.
The bike has a very nice hand built 21 inch frame but we don't know who built it. Some time ago he had it repainted by Argos and had his name put on it.
Please take a look at the lugs and let me know if you have any idea who the builder is.
Thanks.

http://s1239.photobucket.com/user/lewis ... t=3&page=1

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Vetus Ossa
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Re: Do you know who built this frame?

Postby Vetus Ossa » 14 Jun 2016, 4:20pm

They are Nervex Professional Lugs which were very popular back in the day, and could have been built by almost anyone. Sorry I can’t be of more help, maybe someone will know better.

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Re: Do you know who built this frame?

Postby gerrymcm » 14 Jun 2016, 4:25pm

I can't help but maybe a close up of the seat cluster and s/n and where it is on the frame might help others ID it.
good luck

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Re: Do you know who built this frame?

Postby 53x13 » 14 Jun 2016, 10:48pm

As above, it's a tough call. One hint could be the spacing of the head badge holes which is quite wide, so maybe a Dawes or a Claud Butler?

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Re: Do you know who built this frame?

Postby Lewis » 15 Jun 2016, 6:13pm

That's a great idea. I've taken a couple more photos with the seat clamp showing.

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Re: Do you know who built this frame?

Postby Lewis » 18 Jun 2016, 10:52am

There's no holes in the head tube, what looks like holes in the photo is just the remains of a CTC transfer.

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Re: Do you know who built this frame?

Postby Brucey » 18 Jun 2016, 11:48am

Lewis wrote:There's no holes in the head tube, what looks like holes in the photo is just the remains of a CTC transfer.


It is very likely that there are (or were) such holes but they have been filled prior to paint. If the fork is removed then these holes will normally be visible on the inside of the head tube.

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Re: Do you know who built this frame?

Postby Graham » 18 Jun 2016, 2:40pm

Is it my imagination or are the forks pushed back a bit out of alignment ?

Could it be an early version of the Raleigh Randonneur ?

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Re: Do you know who built this frame?

Postby Lewis » 18 Jun 2016, 6:29pm

Just had a close look at the frame and it's perfect. Must be a photo abberation.