I'm curious about the date of my frame and fork and I hope there is someone on this forum who can shed some light on it. It was once a complete bicycle and has been in the family since it was new.
This is no serial number on the fork steerer, but there is the number 17 stamped on it and a partially discernible oval stamp below the number nearer to the crown.
The bottom bracket shell also has the number 17 stamped on it and there is a partially discernible serial that I make out to be "SW 740727".
I've always thought this bike/frame was from the early '70s. Is it possible that the serial is a date in reverse order of the British style, i.e. 27th July 1974? Perhaps the SW is the frame builders initials?
There was a post a few years back from a lady by the name of Kelly Rowe who was Roy Thame's great niece. Tried PMing her but I think I need to post 49 more times to get that privilege!