Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Vintage lugged track frame (help!).

    Hey guys, can you help me to identify this frame?

    There aren't a lot of defining features about it, so may be a stretch, but thought I'd try anyway.

    - Reynolds 531 tubing (stamped very faintly under down tube).
    - The letter 'E' is stamped on the bottom bracket.
    - Drilled dropouts (front & rear).
    - Slotted bottom bracket.
    - Pinned and lugged.
    - This is located in Australia, so could be Australian but for all I know there's as much chance it's not.
    - Was ridden by Nick Hollingworth and Chris Michaelidis (Australian track cyclists from 80s).
    - Needs a paint job (which is part of the reason I'm trying to identify it now - I may try and track down some decals).

    PHOTOS:



















    Also posted in the classic & vintage forum. Thanks!

  2. #2
    aka mattio queerpunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,496
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i can't doublecheck this due to not having great photos available to me, but a lot of the details look like similar to this McBain. not a whole lot of info on that McBain, either, but it was bought from fyxomatosis. Although one guy at Kissena speculated that the McBain was a repainted Raleigh.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks a bunch, will have a look into McBain's. This frame looks quite similar to the Raleigh Gran Sports and the Grand Prix, but it's not either, have looked into it.

  4. #4
    aka mattio queerpunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,496
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No problem.

    I doubt you'll find too much more info on McBain, but Andy at Fyxomatosis would be the place to go for more info.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Previous owner had apparently already spoken to Andy about this, and he has seen me riding it before, and he didn't know it. Will keep searching.

  6. #6
    messenger
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    WLA
    My Bikes
    pinarellos and a colnago
    Posts
    599
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Le juene ; could be a bertin--- feeling french?
    Last edited by G piny parnas; 09-30-08 at 02:15 PM.

  7. #7
    Bicyclerider4life
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Florida and Idaho
    My Bikes
    Huffy Beach Cruisers, Miami Sun Trike, Vertical PK7, KHS Montana Summit, Giant Cypress DX, Schwinn OTC Stingray
    Posts
    666
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cinelli maybe?
    "Whenever I see an adult riding a bicycle, I know there is hope for mankind." (H. G. Wells)

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anybody else got any ideas? Still trying to work it out...

  9. #9
    the darkness DARTHVADER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    391
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    mcbain is probably likely.
    help.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Gary Fountain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia.
    My Bikes
    Colnago (82, 85, 89, 90, 91, 96, 03), 85 Cinelli, 90 Rossin, 83 Alan, 82 Bianchi, 78 Fountain, 2 x Pinarello, Malvern Star (37), Hillman (70's), 80's Beretto Lo-Pro Track, 80's Kenevans Lo-Pro, Columbus Max (95), DeGrandi (80's) Track.
    Posts
    2,248
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Interesting to see a 2 plate fork crown on an 80's frame. Why 80's? The bottom bracket looks like it is from the late 70's / 80's era and the rear spacing looks tight.

    I wonder if the 'E' stands for English threads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •