Dating a Harry Quinn

rogerzilla

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It's a pure track frameset with fork clearance for no more than a 23mm tyre (even with a sculpted crown). Numbered Q2388 on frame and fork - the Q is characteristically made from a "0" and "1" stamp. Very light - just over 4lb 2oz for bare frame without fork.

Were numbers allocated sequentially? If so it may be 1963 based on other numbers I've seen, but that would imply a huge number of frames in that year! Any HQ experts here?
 

midlife

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http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Harry_Quinn/HQuinn_registry.htm

Late 60's maybe? Any pics to look at the design of the frame....and for eye candy :smile:
 
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rogerzilla

rogerzilla

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Ha! It's slathered in dark blue powdercoat at the moment. I had to use a wire brush to get the frame number on the BB although the matching one on the fork was visible. It needs a proper wet paint job, assuming there are no cracks lurking under the paint (and chrome - it may have been fully chromed once, as it's on the BB and seat lug).

Shot-in seatstays, feathered plain-ish lugs and fork ends which take modern hubs mean it's not a 50s frame.

10mm seatbolt is annoyingly expensive to source although I can make one up from stainless steel bolt and washers/nut. Thankfully everything else is standard.

Here are a few photos of the fork wuth my track wheel in it. it ain't a road fork!

41449248735_1c3663b4e0_z.jpg20180525_215508 by rogerzilla, on Flickr

40544007620_418dd5527b_z.jpg20180525_215224 by rogerzilla, on Flickr

41449223875_003d7e0980_z.jpg20180525_215206 by rogerzilla, on Flickr
 
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midlife

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Any other pics? All chrome track frames were popular late 60's. Carlton Flyer's a typical example. Even Alf had an all chrome one :smile:
 
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