F C Parkes

funk2monk

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Location
Suffolk
Recently purchased a bike of fleebay and not to sure of its age.
Serial number on rear drop out is Z8V12723

Any pointers to get a bit of history would be good as its been re-painted in the past.
 

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
F C Parkes also made Sun bicycles. I found this----
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=344162
If this info is to be believed, then 1958/59
 
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funk2monk

funk2monk

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Location
Suffolk
All I’ve got until I collect.
 

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funk2monk

funk2monk

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Location
Suffolk
Well its home and so far so good. The only immediate issue is the right hand gear mount braise on gear mount is missing :unsure:. I've found replacement ones on fleabay but wondered if anyone has put a replacement one on a frame or is there an alternative way of securing a gear lever other than a clamp on type?
 

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biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
Well its home and so far so good. The only immediate issue is the right hand gear mount braise on gear mount is missing :unsure:. I've found replacement ones on fleabay but wondered if anyone has put a replacement one on a frame or is there an alternative way of securing a gear lever other than a clamp on type?
Only way i know is for a framebuilder to add them , but i suppose anybody could do it just depends how tidy you wanted it to look
 
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