Hi There - I'd appreciate some of your knowledge and experience to figure out who made this frame, what year it was made etc. Here is everything I can tell you about it from what I've observed and researched: I found it out on the curb in front of my building here in NYC. I've been looking for a good, inexpensive, vintage frame to build up an SS from, and think I've found it for free. I've done a TON of searching for frames that look like this and I'm pretty convinced that it's at least a Raleigh from the 70's. The lug work, wrap around seatstays and fork crown all seem similar. It has a Shimano Dura Ace head set which seems to be original. The serial # stamped under the BB reads: RA N 98220 (0 might be a C). I tried going to all the appropriate serial # I.D. sites but to no avail so far. On the front of the head tube are three dots in a triangular configuration that , from what I've gathered, most likely means there was a raleigh badge there(there is a close up of this in the 1st group of pics, bottom row, middle. Also, on the top of the BB is a little plastic/rubber valve, which I guess is to add lube to frame or BB innards? I think seatpost is 26.8 based on the SR LaPrade that was aleady in it. It's 21.5 inches from top of BB to top of seat tube.
Most of the braze-ons were hastily chopped off with a hack saw but not neatly filed down, and the frame has obviously been stripped, primed, and repainted white - rattlecan style - all probably done to convert to fixed or SS. There is a bridge on seatstays for center pull brakes.
OK, here are the pictures! I apologize if the resolution isn't great..I had to take them with my cell phone camera. I'm posting a lot of them because I always hear you guys saying that people don't post enough pics for this sort of thing.. and I don't want to get balled out!!
Thanks a million everyone.!! (later I'll have questions on what components to use in my rebuild.. need to be thrifty without sacrificing quality i.e nos vintage components to maintain some integrity - thinking about vintage Weinmann 610 center pull brakes. Don't know if I need to get 27" wheelset for center pulls to work properly. I plan on stripping the paint and having it beautifully powdercoated white, with a clearcoat)