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Please help me ID this bike. Witcomb built Rotrax or wishful thinking?

Old 10-03-13, 05:59 PM
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Please help me ID this bike. Witcomb built Rotrax or wishful thinking?

Hi all

I'm hoping someone can help me ID this bike so I can restore it faithfully.

I picked it up at a junkyard sale and it has been repainted several times by the looks, so it has no identifying decals etc.

It is a steel framed 10 speed with 27 1/4" wheels. Rear derailleur is a Shimano Skylark SL10 which would date it around 1977, however I suspect the frame is much older than the running gear.

Just above the rear derailleur the frame is stamped WC 3407. On the opposite dropout it is stamped 32003. There are no other markings on the frame or fork.

Research on the net shows the frame closely resembles an early Rotrax Supercourse or Shirley, right down to the indent in the chain stays and the very nicely made pump pegs on the down tube. I understand Rotrax was acquired by Witcomb cycles at some point, hence thinking maybe the WC stamp on the frame may be key to identifying this bike.

Pics to follow ASAP, however in the meantime if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask
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Old 10-04-13, 07:26 AM
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If you're not looking for an appraisal, you can post this in the man Classic and Vintage forum; it will get more attention (and more expertise) there. But don't bother until you have photos! I'm looking forward to it....
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Thanks RHM. Noob mistake! Re-posted in Classic & Vintage forum with pics!
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