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    Help Identifying Frame 1/2

    I bought a couple of frames for the cheap from an old guy who restores bicycles as a hobby. I wanted to try my hand on these frames and pick up some skill and knowledge before I started dumping money on more expensive builds. Here are the pictures for the first frame. I intend to build a beefy tourer out of this.

    The decals/manufacturer logo was not present. There were signs of them existing though. It had a DIN sticker attached to it, with the German "Kontroller No" on the base, I am assuming a European origin. Please let me know if you need more pictures of the frame.
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    I was thinking it was a Maxwell Smart bike, but his Kontrol No. was 86.

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    Whatever it is, it is a very, very low-end frame. If you're going to go to some trouble to build up a bike, I would not use this frame. The Schwinn is a better starting point.
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    I am far from an expert (see signature) but that one looks like scrap metal. The problem with not wanting to start with a nicer frame is the components cost the same, and usually more than the whole bike, so building a junk frame is a money loosing proposition. What you want to do is REbuild a nice bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hariharan85 View Post
    . . . I am assuming a European origin. . . .
    You might try the Danish serial numbers. I cannot read the start of the serial number, but it ends with an "H". In the Danish system that means year 1949, 1971, or 1992.


    LONGJOHN.ORG - Determining age and manufacturer of a Long John bike

    Danish bicycle VIN-system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Doing anything to those would lead to total KAOS
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    this thread needs to be sent to agent LXLIX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juvela View Post
    this thread needs to be sent to agent LXLIX.
    I apologize. I am new here and that reference is lost on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hariharan85 View Post
    I apologize. I am new here and that reference is lost on me.
    If you keep reading this thread, I'm sure you will Get Smart.

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    hello hariharan85,

    the secret to the mystery is kept safely in Bianchigirll's shoephone.

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    Maybe it is time for the cone of silence?

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    hmmm....Zis ees KAOS, Ve dont Get Smart here?

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