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Still looking to identify

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by urbanfatboy, 3 Jan 2008.

  1. urbanfatboy

    urbanfatboy Über Member

    I'm about to sell a few bikes I've been storing up.

    I have this one, Nervex Pro Lugs, I think it is a mid Fifties machine. Mot probably British.

    What doesn't appear in the pics is that the seat stay bridge is very curved, almost an arc.

    Any help on ID or preicing would be greatly appreciated, as would offers to buy or swap for something interesting or some decent carbon CX forks.

    Pictures here
  2. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Possibly Baines
  3. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Ice Station Zebra
    Seat stays wrapped around the seat tube?

    Brian Rourke made lugged frames to that design, and Carlton of course

    I think it may be later than the fifties as well as it has brazed on cable guides, cable clips were far more common on 50s bikes which were often 40s designs that were put on hold during the war then picked up again when all the frame builders got back into business

    I am thinking 60s or 70s
  4. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I'd go for sixties at the earliest, possibly seventies. It looks to modern for a mid-fifties frame by the fork rake and the wrap round stays. The problem with identfying old machines is that there were hundreds of small builders up and down the country and most sourced the lugs from a handful of manufaturers, so they all tended to look pretty much alike.

    Is there no frame number anywhere?
  5. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Ice Station Zebra
    Its the wrap around stays that make me think its a Rourke

    If its a Carlton the serial numbers are all available online, but the lugs are a bit pimpy for something mass produced IMHO
  6. OP

    urbanfatboy Über Member

    it was the nervex pro lugs that mad me think fifties, i think that particualr design was only used in the mid fifties, also the frame number, 4 digits is **55 Not enough numbers for a Carlton
  7. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Ice Station Zebra
    A lot of builders had stockpiles of nervex lugs, they stayed in use past the 50s

    I think you should send the pictures to Brian Rourke Cyles via Email and very nicely ask "do you think this is one of yours?"

    Also, why not tell us the four digits?