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    Unreasonably tall member non-fixie's Avatar
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    Need your help again. What bike is this?

    I bought this bike three years ago because of the parts: a Dura-Ace crankset, Nuovo Record derailleurs. I put it in a dark corner of the attic for when I would need it.
    I didn't think much of the frame at the time. It had obviously been repainted and there were holes for wiring, which indicated some sort of touring frame.

    So, today I went looking for a some Campagnolo stuff for my Mercier project, and brought it out for disassembly. To my surprise the seatpost that came out measured 27.2mm. Hmmmm. A closer look revealed that the lugs have been nicely filed and flattened. Hmmmm again. My first analysis: a pretty nice racing bike that was adapted for touring at some point in time. A braze-on was added to the seat stays for mounting a rack and holes were drilled to guide the wire for the rear light through the down tube.

    The original color is green, a shade the reminds me of the Frisol-Gazelles of the early seventies and the Groene Leeuw bikes.

    Maybe one of you recognizes this frame?



    Note the cable stops on the top tube:



    The hole seems to be a little off-center:



    The other hole, and no serial number:



    The extra braze-on. For mounting a rack?



    Dropouts are Campagnolo:



    The BB shell:

    Clunker or not, it's gotta have gears!

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    Whatever it is I agree it looks nice.
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    ha! your frame looks way nicer than mine

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    It shares a lot of details with production brit bikes and some other interesting things. Finding "worked" lugs on a bike with only a hole through the brake bridge is odd. Also the bridge fillets are large for a production frame. I think it's been tampered with quite a bit.

    Are there any serial numbers ?

    I have a Dawes with those top tube guildes
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
    It shares a lot of details with production brit bikes and some other interesting things. Finding "worked" lugs on a bike with only a hole through the brake bridge is odd. Also the bridge fillets are large for a production frame. I think it's been tampered with quite a bit.

    Are there any serial numbers ?

    I have a Dawes with those top tube guildes
    I haven't found any serial number (or other identifying marks) yet. The ugly gold paint job will have to come off anyway, so maybe there's something under it. I think I'll start sanding slowly in the areas where there might be decal residue left.

    These toptube cable stops indeed seem typical for British bikes, but the larger makers all seem to have put them on the right side, whereas these are on the left.
    Clunker or not, it's gotta have gears!

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