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    Namer the frame

    I noticed this frame sitting on the ledge at the front entrance to a home in Vancouver, at the time I thought it was something very basic so I did not look closer, however after examining the image further it appears to be a decent one. Anyone have any ideas? I cannot get my image any larger at the moment and will be checking the frame again sometime later this week. If it turns out to be a worthy marque and model I may try and see if it can be purchased, assuming no damage as it obviously has no fork. By the way, can someone fix my error on the title of the post?

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    Based on colour and style of lugs my guess would be an early 80's Japanese Bridgstone.

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    It appears to have no brazed on cable guides so perhaps late '70's or earlier I would think.

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    Wasn't the '70s Sears Ted Williams Reynolds 531 frame that color? If it is one, and the headbadge reads "Sears" that might explain why someone thought it was better used for art/decorating then restored and ridden.
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    It certainly does seem consistent with the 531 Ted Williams. The headbadge looks to be the same, as well. The headlugs look to have a rim around where the headset would seat, too, which is a good sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    Wasn't the '70s Sears Ted Williams Reynolds 531 frame that color? If it is one, and the headbadge reads "Sears" that might explain why someone thought it was better used for art/decorating then restored and ridden.

    You can read the head badge?

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    Is it me or does it look like the letters R I and possibly D at the lower part of the head badge just between the loop on the lighting cable ?

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    Viner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    You can read the head badge?

    Sure can. Just resample the image, Bianchigirl. What starts with a "Bia"? LOL That can't be a Bianchi!
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    That's got everyone thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Randy View Post
    Sure can. Just resample the image, Bianchigirl. What starts with a "Bia"? LOL That can't be a Bianchi!
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    I think you're looking at the tag on the lights

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    Bulbs great i've been looking for Head badges with bulbs written on them

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    If the lights are original to the frame,
    Maybe...Uhmmmmm......a Della Santa or a Clause Butler.....

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    You have to go back for a closer look, Vintage Ride. Watch out for the alligator under the bike. These people may be into voodoo.

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    I guess I better get down there fairly soon and find out what it is - though if it is something worthwhile it would be a shame if the fork was gone, not too difficult to find a replacement I suppose. I was too busy riding around on my Raleigh to take the time to really check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
    If the lights are original to the frame,
    Maybe...Uhmmmmm......a Della Santa or a Clause Butler.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
    Viner?

    +1. It has a vine on it. What else do you need to know?
    Quote Originally Posted by Craigslist View Post
    Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
    It's pronounced, "Co-burn."

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    can't decipher the headbadge, my monitor just isn't that sharp (nor my eyesight) but those might be Simplex dropouts...if so, not a Bridgestone and not sure about the Ted William's Sears (Puch) frames as I thought the good ones were Campy-equipt.
    and agree with diegofrogs that they probably are BCM headlugs...pointing to several possibilities, none JP though, many FR or other EU brands.

    Edit, If they are game, I'd offer to swap them a bicycle-frame-shaped trellis (you could whip up out of lath in a trice)...and they'd have a more appropriate base for their lights and plants...you'd have another bike project: win-win!
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    I will be going out for an evening ride today and will check it out - hope the owners do not mind!

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    I checked it out yesterday, I was not able to talk to anyone about it but perhaps some of these closeups will help , It has been painted, plus there is a label on the head tube that is not related to a marque just something someone liked. Sorry some of the shots are not focused properly.


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    Bocama lugs but that is about all I can figure at this point.

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    Yep,those are BCM lugs and the brakebridge has diamond reinforcements and was for nutted brakes, BB shell looks kind of distinctive (a little like an EKLA, a Belgian brand) but the weirdest thing is that there's a sealed-bearing type cup in it, and that would point to either British or Italian threads, or it's a cup that doesn't fit that shell. The stay caps are common crimped-flat similar to what many FR frames had...I'd say Brit, Belgian or French at this point.
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    It's clearly a Litespeed.
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