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Help id a South African frame, or opinions
(X-posted from C&V - no help there on this one)
I'd thought I could enlist your help to id this frame, or to merely offer an educated opinion on it.
All I know from the seller is this:
- "top level triathlon bike" purchased in South Africa in 1987
- "professionally repainted" a few years ago
- "can't remember brand, but Reynolds 531 rings a bell"
The Shimano equipment is good, but wasn't top of the range.
Certainly looks like it was used by a triathlete with that silly saddle position and a ridiculously long 3T stem.
Repaint might have been applied well, but surface prep was lacking (deep chips just covered over).
Interesting 'older' features such as cable routing on top tube and also for front derailleur.
Any ideas? Lugs or shape of fork blades ring any bells for anyone?
I'm thinking that it might clean up ok as a single speed commuter (no, I will NOT be hacksawing anything off the frame!). Eyelets for fenders are nice, as are the screw thingys on the dropouts (what are these called anyway).