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Spotted for sale: Vintage / Classic bikes, framesets and components

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by stevevw, 2 Sep 2014.

  1. BalkanExpress

    BalkanExpress Veteran

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    Balkans
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  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    He claims to have bought it like that and has no idea who made it and if it's been repainted or if it's just very tidy .

    Seat post is shimmed
     
  3. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

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    Nottingham
    Neat looking 653 framed Barron in Grimsby - currently £35 but unlikely to stay that low!
     
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  4. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

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    Liverpool
    According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_Technology, a 653 tube set uses 753 stays, and 753 was "restricted only to approved builders certified by Reynolds". I can't see such a select builder not putting their name on a frame, so it's surely been resprayed. And that would mean they're new stickers too.
     
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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    Thats very nice indeed .

    I agree re repaint just a shame more info not known
     
  6. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

    With regards to Barron Bikes, although they don't make frames any longer their shop is a jewel of a place to visit up at Stow.
     
  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    My 653 frame doesn't even have a frame number or headbadge,

    DSCN0053.JPG
     
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  8. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

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    Liverpool
    How curious - who made it?
     
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    No-one knows, it does have some lovely 'details' like that seatpost cluster and a tube brazed into the top tube that the rear brake cable runs in with angled stops set flush into the top tube ends that are an exact fit for a ferrule ended cable. The BB shell has 3 angled drainage slots and brazed on cable guides too, lovely workmanship.
     
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  10. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Yes, that seatpost cluster does look nice, as does the seat stay bridge. I wonder if maybe it was built by someone not officially approved by Reynolds? I'm sure it can't have been too hard to get hold of some 753 stays.
     
  11. BalkanExpress

    BalkanExpress Veteran

    Location:
    Balkans
  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
  13. wonderdog

    wonderdog Well-Known Member

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  14. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    Very nice. :becool:

    I suspect you'd need to change the gearing to something a bit 'wider' mind it is handy for the Tissington Trail. Oh and I think you could add another 'nought' on the price and it'd still be a bargain.
     
  15. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Yes it was pointed out a couple of days back and very nice indeed

    @wonderdog i could always lend you one for l'eroica to save bringing you one across
     
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