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Old 01-11-17, 01:27 PM
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Help identifying a frame

Does anybody have any ideas as to the identity of this frame? When I got it, it came with a box of bits including looks like a Simplex Rigidex rear derailleur, a three-speed atom freewheel, an ideal saddle, a stronglight cottered crank (since replaced) and I believe a Titan fork. The components suggest a 50s vintage, maybe earlier, but I'm really at a loss to ID this frame.

I appreciate any help!



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Old 01-11-17, 08:27 PM
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Need a pic assist on this - pics not showing up...
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Old 01-11-17, 09:30 PM
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What am I doing wrong with the image post? I've tried linking to my google photo gallery and to imgur.

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Just post the picture's URL and we can help.
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I think I have the image posted sorted? If you right click the broken links and open in a new tab, you can see the links I used origially. They are https. Mabye that's the problem. No matter, here are the pics:



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Do you want an appraisal, or an identification? If you don't want an appraisal, you should post in the Classic & Vintage forum; you'll get more clicks there.

With the chain stay mounted derailleur, it's definitely 50's or earlier. What is the bottom bracket thread? What are the dropouts? What's the seat post size? Let's see some closeup photos of the lugs, fork crown, and other details.
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Thanks sven for getting the photos posted. I have close-ups as soon as I figure out how to properly post pics on this forum—is there a guide for that someplace?

And thanks for the insight rhm. The BB seems to be french thread (it was cross-threaded when I got it like someone tried to force an english BB set in). I don't see any markings on the dropouts, but I'll have a closer look. The seatpost is a 26.2mm diameter.

Here is an attempt at a closeup of the lugs and fork crown:
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Images from Imgur are really easy. Click on the thumbnail of your picture and it will enlarge with a bunch of options. Copy the string under the "BBCode (message boards & forums)" option. Then paste into your forum post.
That's it.
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