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Old 04-15-07, 12:33 PM   #1
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Anyone know anything about this builder : Dossche

Well I picked up the white frame from my friends husband. He had purchased it for $600 off ebay from Austrailia. He didn't know much about the frame other than what he was told:
Dossche was a racer back in the 40's & 50's. He retired and started making frames. He made only a few around mid 1960's to early 1970's (~400) before dying of a heart attack.
I have heard nothing to confirm or deny this story and there was a Belgian racer with the last name Dossche but the site I found it on was in German so no luck there. I haven't found anything online about them so I figured I'd ask the infinite knowledge of bikeforums
The white bike has campy dropouts and forkends.
while this blue dossche I just picked up on ebay has nervex lugs and no name dropouts.
Both use reynalds 531 and have similar paint jobs on fork crown and tops of the seat stays.
So any knowledge on them would be appreciated
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Old 04-15-07, 01:24 PM   #2
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the blue one is so pretty
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Old 04-15-07, 01:46 PM   #3
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thanks, the frame cost less than the pake I replaced with it

I wish it wasnt my "beater"
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Old 04-15-07, 02:41 PM   #4
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the white one looks like it has a bent/curved seat tube...or is it just me?
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Old 04-15-07, 02:45 PM   #5
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^ I think the shadow in back is messing with your eyes
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nah its barrel distortion from the camera. look at the door frame by the front wheel.
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contact andy at fyxmotosis......mr white.....he should be able to help you
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Old 04-16-07, 10:28 AM   #8
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contact andy at fyxmotosis......mr white.....he should be able to help you
I have no idea what that means
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fyxmotosis is the website

andy = bf avatar mrwhite

do a search..he is the australian fixed gear expert and that is his website, if it's anything related to australian track bikes he will know

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http://www.fyxomatosis.com is a Australia based website. Check it out, contact Mr. White.
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can you post some pics so we can see what the geometry looks like...like a straight on side profile.
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the white one is 56 square and the blue is 58.2 ctt and 56 tt
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Got any friends in amsterdam? Dossche is still in business

DOSSCHE SPORT

ANTWERPSESTEEMWEG 36

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Phone: 092282214
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Old 04-19-07, 06:41 PM   #14
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actually I think thats just a cycling store and not the bike making company.
Someone mentioned that before but I think theyre not related. Anyone care to call and translate for me?
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