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Old 07-30-23, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
1978 Eisentraut. It's kind of a zen thing.

late on this, but Albert completely missed the opportunity there. his bikes were featured on the covers and in stories of many USA cycling publications usually winning races.
Blank. I did like his downtube graphic - for a time on top of the tube was Oakland.
‘meanwhile Paris-Sport used a stylized version of a automotive country emblem, a tall oval with a big F. Much good publicity through that.
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...Andy-pooh who achieved success in the new lands...

& lettuce not forgeteth Fraise e Fragola...


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Originally Posted by juvela
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...Andy-pooh who achieved success in the new lands...

& lettuce not forgeteth Fraise e Fragola...


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My favorite of them all, I think Kelly really upped the game with it.

I mocked this up and added the banner on the frame.

Apparently still going strong, he had I believe a new one at MADE.









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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
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this would be from the brief period when the plant was in Wales, so not strictly "England"

...a rare bit...


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Originally Posted by juvela
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this would be from the brief period when the plant was in Wales, so not strictly "England"

...a rare bit...

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Thanks for that info, Juvela. I picked up the frame it adorns earlier this year, I think it's a 1956 based on the serial but not sure. If that syncs with your knowledge of when they were made in Wales that would confirm. Nice looking specimen and a recent respray, Reynolds 531 straight gauge based on the decal and that feels correct. I'll post a thread on it when I eventually get it done.
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
Thanks for that info, Juvela. I picked up the frame it adorns earlier this year, I think it's a 1956 based on the serial but not sure. If that syncs with your knowledge of when they were made in Wales that would confirm. Nice looking specimen and a recent respray, Reynolds 531 straight gauge based on the decal and that feels correct. I'll post a thread on it when I eventually get it done.

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that date would definitely put the frame back into the Coventry Eagle / Falcon era and a number of years prior to the Wales time

was going by the graphic design - which certainly does not look as though from the time of your frame

have never known to what extent Clements badged machines from the CE / Falcon plant may differ from their CE / Falcon badged brethren

have seen Clements cycles which exhibited a letter C transfer on the head rather than a 3D head emblem but do no know during what years this was a practice

some years following cessation of play at the Welsh facility two young Yanks acquired the rights to the name and set up an assembly facility of some sort in Belfast, Northern Ireland. reportedly the frames for these machines were contract supplied. operation short lived.


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Originally Posted by juvela
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that date would definitely put the frame back into the Coventry Eagle / Falcon era and a number of years prior to the Wales time

was going by the graphic design - which certainly does not look as though from the time of your frame

have never known to what extent Clements badged machines from the CE / Falcon plant may differ from their CE / Falcon badged brethren

have seen Clements cycles which exhibited a letter C transfer on the head rather than a 3D head emblem but do no know during what years this was a practice

some years following cessation of play at the Welsh facility two young Yanks acquired the rights to the name and set up an assembly facility of some sort in Belfast, Northern Ireland. reportedly the frames for these machines were contract supplied. operation short lived.
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Thanks for that. Information is sparse on non-Falcon EC bikes but I'll keep digging, hopefully I'll have a better idea by the time I get it built up. I may start a thread sooner than later with additional info and pictures for group insight. But no matter what it's a decent frame and should make a nice rider.
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head badge off a very dead NZ built frame .
Kept the badge for posterity .
Probably 1970s ? Later stuff had foil decals .


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There wasn't much left of the head badge (or any other decals) when I brought home this 50 year-old F.W.Evans.


The decal is pretty rough, but there's just enough to see which shop it came from.

Luckily, H. Lloyd has replacements.
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Originally Posted by Pompiere
There wasn't much left of the head badge (or any other decals) when I brought home this 50 year-old F.W.Evans.


The decal is pretty rough, but there's just enough to see which shop it came from.

Luckily, H. Lloyd has replacements.
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were your researches able to determine a specific maker for the frame?

as recalled, Evans a retail shop which performed no fabrication

do not recall if there was a single frame supplier or more than one...


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Originally Posted by juvela
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were your researches able to determine a specific maker for the frame?

as recalled, Evans a retail shop which performed no fabrication

do not recall if there was a single frame supplier or more than one...


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From what I understand, almost all of the frames were built by one man in the basement of the shop on Kennington Road. He was not turning out a large number of frames, as they were only selling out of one store. On occasion, they would get outside help if they couldn't meet the demand, but the records are non-existent for when or who did the work. Doug Fattic visited the shop in 1975. 70s F W Evans: Somebody, please cancel my internet
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Dunford & Elliott

they absorbed Raynal in 1937

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