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Old 09-23-08, 05:12 AM   #1
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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).

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Also posted in the classic & vintage forum. Thanks!
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Old 09-23-08, 05:28 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-23-08, 05:34 AM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Le juene ; could be a bertin--- feeling french?

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Cinelli maybe?
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Old 11-28-08, 11:49 PM   #8
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Anybody else got any ideas? Still trying to work it out...
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mcbain is probably likely.
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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?
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