Afternoon all. I wondered if you could help me ID this frame. I picked it up for £20, it was advertised as a 650c 50cm steel frame. Only markings are Davis Components 64 61 on the bottom bracket along with a number 2 where the BB meets the down tube and the code 83464 on the rear left dropout. It has unusual conical seat stay ends and pump pegs on the down tube. Thanks for your help, Kat.
Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
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Raleigh used a fork crown like that on their "Rudge" line. The fishtail lugs are an early feature, so ca 1950 or earlier. If you're in luck, it may prove to be a Rudge Pathfinder, which is like a Raleigh Clubman.
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puzzling numbers. 25.0 pillar size sounds plausible. 22.0 steerer sounds odd. iirc that is a metric juvenile size. were you measuring the outside diameter of the steerer? are you making measurements to the nearest whole mm, and not to tenths of a mm?
thank you for the additional photos. seat stays appear to be pinned to seat lug rather than brazed. is that the case?