what is this frame?

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by scarygerbil, 13 Feb 2018.

  1. scarygerbil

    scarygerbil Well-Known Member

    Location:
    norfolk
    i picked up this frame mainly because of the lugs and i was hoping to tap the font of knowledge on this forum to identify it is quite light and seems to have serial number 731 on the seat post
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    it does seem to have been repainted at some time in the past so was thinking about a respray but i will try to remove the top coat in search of decals
     
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  2. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=96864

    Looks a bit like this?
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
  4. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    You may be able to wash the paint off by using a cloth soaked in cellulose thinners. Try to look in the most obvious places where a name may be hidden.
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    To the left of the nipple/cap on the bottom bracket, USY/JSY?
    45 331 on the seat tube. Looks as though the punch bounced when stamping the "5".
    Number.jpg
     
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  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Going with what @midlife has posted, check the dropouts, front and rear. Also the rear of the bottom bracket, there appears to be something there.
     
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    scarygerbil

    scarygerbil Well-Known Member

    Location:
    norfolk
    thanks @midlife a helpful link
    after a bit more searching the serial number appears to be P45731 this would make it a 1966 lincon imp. couldn't find anything on the rear dropouts or bb it came without forks
    after an afternoon high on thinners no decals though I did see an imp or two
     
  8. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Yep, looks like an Imp :smile:
     
  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    The "P" above & in the middle of the "45"?

    I'm only going by the picture, but can't see 731.
     
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  10. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    I guess the wrap around seat stays don't meet in the middle by about 5mm?
     
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    scarygerbil

    scarygerbil Well-Known Member

    Location:
    norfolk
    @classic33 thats right I discovered them after the photo was taken
    @midlife you know your imps
    I think the cable guides on the bb are a later edition as the brazing is rough
     
  12. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    @scarygerbil it's really bizarre, I can remember snippets from 40 years ago but can't remember what I had for breakfast. Lol
     
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  13. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Just as an aside the round wrap around style seat stays like this on 70's Carlton were the sign of a mass produced frame....

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    Step back 15-20 years and they were the height of fashion..
     
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  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

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